Lady Ray’s Culinary Delights is located near Target in Destin

Do you need a wedding cake, birthday cake or just a cupcake? Lady Ray’s Culinary Delights has this and more.

Just west of Target, at 833 Harbor Boulevard in Destin, Rachel Vondel, aka Lady Ray, said it serves “sweet and savory.”

Lady Ray, who opened Memorial Weekend, is a joint venture between Rachel and her older brother, Tim.

“It’s a bakery, boutique, and custom cake shop,” Tim said, noting that the shop’s previous owner, Bake My Day, was known for custom cakes.

“We’re trying to expand on that,” Tim said.

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Both from upstate New York, Tim moved to the area nine years ago, while his sister moved to Florida, but further south in the West Palm Beach area.

“We always wanted to open a restaurant,” Tim said.

And when the Bake My Day store went on sale, it was the perfect spot for two store openings.

Rachel "Mrs. Ray" Vondell customizes a birthday cake at Lady Ray's Culinary Delights in Destin.

And although 80 percent of their business right now is cake baking, “we try to show people that it’s a lot more than just a cake shop,” Tim said, noting that they offer an all-day menu of breakfast and lunch items.

The café is open from 7 AM to 2 PM on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. However, they do custom orders throughout the week from cakes to sandwich plates.

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