About Elite Cake CreationsIn 1921, Valentin Garcia Sr. with his brothers and sisters embarked on a venture named La Gran Via in Guines, Cuba. This family venture grew to become the best and most reputable bakery in Cuba.
In 1928 La Gran Via inaugurated their second location in Santo Suarez, Cuba, with 55 employees and 12 delivery trucks. In the following years, a total of five locations were opened throughout the island, including Super Cake and La Suiza, which were also owned by La Gran Via.
Upon the takeover of Cuba by Fidel Castro, the Garcia family opted to abandon Cuba’s most prosperous and reputable bakery. La Gran Via still exists in Cuba, however, it is now under the government’s control.
In 1961, the Garcia family moved to San Juan, Puerto Rico, where they started again La Gran Via. Puerto Ricans were quick to find out and embrace the quality that La Gran Via came to be known for. Most significantly their exquisite wedding, “quinces”, birthday, and special occasion cakes.
Valentin Garcia Sr. and his 3 sons spent over 80 years preparing recipes and creating great cakes, desserts and pastries. Their recipes, along with a strict quality control program established the highest standards of quality products.
The Garcia’s are Master Pastry Chefs, starting with Valentin Garcia, Sr., who passed on his experience to his son Valentin Garcia, Jr., and then to Jorge Garcia. Jorge Garcia now continues with the tradition, experience, and quality focus that has been passed along to him through his work at Elite Cake Creations.
Leveraging the experience and knowledge that La Gran Via handed down to us, and emulating its success formula, at Elite Cake Creations and continue to carry on our heritage with great pride.
At Elite Cake Creations we aim to set the highest standards in the baking industry. These driven through strict attention to product quality, unmatchable service, and pride in our work…just like back in 1921, when La Gran Via first opened its doors to it’s loyal customers.
Our product quality policy is strict and simple. Our products will not be sold if they are not perfect.
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