- Anna Echols
One Belle Bakery is a specialty bakery based in Wilmington, NC, providing cakes and sweet treats throughout the Carolinas and along the East Coast. We create custom cakes for any and all occasions! From birthdays and weddings to anniversaries and baby showers, we relish the opportunity to make events even more memorable with our decadent desserts.
Full Name: Anna Echols
Where you call home: Wilmington, NC
Things you’d write home to your Momma about: I was the youngest competitor to be featured on TLC’s “Ultimate Cake Off” and fought a pretty tough battle, holding my own against competitors who were twice my age! I’ve also had the pleasure of making some pretty cool cakes for some pretty exciting clients such as Tiger Woods, Bill Murray, Shaquille O’Neal, and Kate Gosselin. Most recently, I’m certainly proud of my excellent reviews and growing repeat customers!
How I got into weddings: I helped one of my college friends set up her reception on her wedding day. I used to plan alumnae events for Meredith College after I graduated, but helping with a wedding was a whole new ball game. I enjoyed every minute of helping her that day, and although I never had the urge to be in charge of an entire wedding, I knew it would somehow become a part of my career!
Favorite thing about weddings in the South? Tradition! And groom’s cakes!
Favorite part of a wedding day? Is it selfish to say cake cutting? :) I love seeing someone’s reaction to a cake. I also love the first look.
Best piece of advice you can give to brides and grooms? Enjoy every minute of your wedding day. Take in as many details as you can and realize how much you are supported and loved by family, friends, and everyone around you on your big day.
Dream travel destination? Bora Bora
Favorite Southern city? Charleston, SC
Early bird or night owl? Both!
Pie bar or red velvet cake? Red Velvet – YUM
Pottery Barn or Anthropologie? Pottery Barn
Succulents or peonies? Peonies!