The Road So Far

familyA Little History…

There’s a rich history behind the delicious baking you experience at American Dream Cakes™ Bakery. From Great-Grandfather’s days in the old country bakery to now, the family has held a high standard of excellence and delicate craftsmanship for families to enjoy together.

Gunilla’s Great-Grandfather, is pictured  (3rd from the right) in his bakery many years ago.  Some of her earliest memories were baking with her grandmother in Sweden. While today’s bakery is more modern and state-of-the-art, the quality and freshness you taste in every pastry, cookie, cake or dessert is the same as the family baked in the old country.

Today, American Dream Cakes™ is a family-owned, veteran-owned custom cake shop operated by Randy & Gunilla Kroshus. They specialize in unique couture wedding cakes and custom cakes for all occasions.  The bakery also offers basic decorated cakes and edible photo cakes. All products are baked fresh on premises and the bakery is known for their not-too-sweet, home-made buttercream frosting. Though not a sit-down eatery, the bakery has multiple display cases filled with delicious grab’n’go items like gourmet cupcakes, tortes, cookies & more – made fresh each day.

American Dream Cakes™ wedding cake consultations are free (by appointment) and there is no delivery fee for wedding cakes in Jacksonville, NC.   Delivery time restrictions may apply, based on a first come basis. Some wedding cakes may be subject to a set up fee. Tasting kits are available to order for $25.00 which will be credited to the cake cost (See full details on our wedding page)

American Dream Cakes™ is a member of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). Gunilla from 2004, has been an active member of her local rotary club. She maintains that service above self and giving back to the community has made her American dream possible.

Visit the bakery location to sample their freshly baked sweet delights. 

In 2015 the bakery added a #SweetTreatsTrailer.  The 15′ concession trailer is available for weddings, corporate events, festivals and other private functions. 

In 2017, 2019, & 2021 the family saw the arrival of the next generation of the Kroshus family, three beautiful grandchildren.  Still baking and making life delicious, you can find Farfar Randy and Farmor Gunilla at American Dream Cakes™.

In 2021, they celebrated their 20 year anniversary by opening up their current location on Western Boulevard.