About Yummys: Welcome to our website, where you can discover why satisfied customers in Southeast Iowa and beyond are spreading the word about Yummy's Gourmet Cakes. You have probably heard about us from a friend or tasted one of our creations at a birthday party or wedding. If you haven't had a chance to try one of our creations then please visit us and taste for yourself why people are calling it The Best Cake You'll Ever Eat! Click here for all locations where Yummy's Cakes can be found! About The Owner, Jill Dahlstrom: One of my favorite memories growing up was my birthdays! My mom always made them special by baking and decorating birthday cakes for myself as well as my brother. She would always surprise us with something different each year. I remember one year she made me a Barbie cake. The funny thing is, I did not like or play with dolls, but it was one of my favorites! Mom was a perfectionist when it came to decorating so I only saw the most beautiful works of art. Her creativity and attention to detail is what inspires me to this day. I had always kicked around the idea of having my own business. Graduating with a A.A.S. Fashion Merchandising degree from the Fashion and Art Institute of Omaha in 1985, I had thought about a business in fashion. Cooking, baking, photography and jewelry were other interests as well. In late winter of 2002 I saw a for sale sign in Yummy’s Bakery in Fairfield. I stopped in and had a conversation with the owner and after returning a few times for other visits I made an offer and in early June of 2002 he called and asked if I still wanted to own a bakery and I said yes! It was a whirl wind of an adventure from the start. I had only two weeks to learn everything about running a bakery! I had no idea it would lead me to where I am today. I truly love what I do and feel blessed to say this is Yummy’s Gourmet Cakes 14th anniversary under my ownership! I have the best employees at both locations who understand my passion for making, “the best cakes you’ll ever eat!” Our customers are equally as passionate about our cakes. Nothing gives us more joy than seeing returning customers especially when it is a couple who had their wedding cake from us and return for their baby shower cake and later, their child’s first birthday cake. It’s those full circle moments that are the icing on the cake for us here at Yummy’s. Owning Yummy’s is one of the greatest rewards in my life and I am excited to continue on this journey and to see what the future brings. I married my high school sweetheart Shawn in December 1985. On top of his fulltime job at Middlekoop Seed he is my behind the scenes partner at Yummy’s. Shawn has earned his nickname A-1 through his many repair jobs at Yummy’s! We have two children Kooper and Shea who keep us on the run with their many school activities. I am a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Packwood, Chapter F TTT in Packwood and the Jefferson County Hospital Auxiliary in Fairfield. Yummy’s enjoys supporting as many local (Fairfield and Coralville area) charities, organizations and events as possible. This is the largest form of advertising that we do! If you are already a customer of Yummy’s, thank you, we appreciate your business! What a blessing you have been to us. If not please give us a taste we know you will not be disappointed! I have really enjoyed getting to know many of our customers on a first name basis and I truly consider you a friend.