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Nothing Bundt Cakes opens in Milpitas

In January 2011, Lee Koelbl and his wife Debbie attended a friend’s wedding in Sparks, Nevada. They didn’t know it at the time, but this marriage would change their lives forever…

Because it was during this festive event that the Koelbls met the Nothing Bundt Cakes.

“We had never heard of Nothing Bundt Cakes,” Debbie said in an interview with The Beat. “They had a little wedding, and they had a wedding cake from the store, with these Bundtlets. They called each table to pick up their Bundtlet…”

Bundtlets are individual versions of Bundt Cakes. And when Debbie had her first bite, she loved the taste.

Two months after that wedding, Debbie and Lee signed a franchise agreement to open their own Nothing Bundt Cakes in San Jose. And now, about a decade later, they’ve opened their second location in Milpitas at 597 E. Calaveras Blvd. The new Milpitas site opened on October 21; and the official grand opening will be on November 11.

Over the years, the popularity of Nothing Bundt Cakes has only skyrocketed.

“When we opened in 2011, we were store number 40,” Lee said. “This store in Milpitas is number 483.”

Founded in 1997 by two women in Las Vegas, Nothing Bundt Cakes brings unique, handcrafted treats to hundreds of bakeries across the United States and Canada.

“We have a very high quality product,” Lee said.

The bakery sells Bundtinis, bite-sized versions of Bundt cakes, which Debbie says are very popular. They sell by the dozen. There are also Bundtlets, which are single servings; and of course full size bundt cakes, which they can bake for any kind of party or occasion. Customers can select 8 inch 10 inch or tiered bundt cakes.

There are 10 different flavors. Nine of them are standard flavors, and then there’s also a flavor of the month, which always changes.

“What people might not realize is that it’s all done on site,” Debbie said. “It’s not packed. We do everything by hand.

Debbie and Lee run the business together, with Lee focusing more on the financials and Debbie on the marketing. Day-to-day operations are managed by their management team. They already have a management team in place for their Milpitas site and are always looking to hire more people.

“When you’re in the food industry, you almost have that kind of adrenaline. It’s fast and there’s always something going on,” Debbie explained.

As the Koelbls prepare for the grand opening, they look forward to further integrating into the Milpitas community.

“We really emphasize customer service and being part of the community,” Lee said. “We donate to schools and churches. We sponsor events. It’s that community building. This is a good product, good service and community support.

Don’t miss the grand opening and inauguration of the bakery on November 11. On that day, 20% of sales will go to Hope for the homeless.