About Us

Meet Our Superstar Team!

At SweetPea Cakes, each unique dessert is designed to fit your special occasion with highest regard to both taste and creativity. All cakes are made to order, using only the freshest and highest quality ingredients. From Valrhona French Chocolates to Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla no ingredient is compromised. Our priority is to enhance your celebration with the perfect cake. We guarantee an unforgettable, unparalleled cake.

Carrie J. Curie


Carrie has been baking sweets to delight crowds for over 30 years. In that time, she found that her signature recipes and artistic talent quickly developed an expanding clientele.To further pursue her passion for cake design, Carrie attended a series of premier cake classes, including classes taught by the famed Colette Peters, of Colette’s Cakes in New York City. Ultimately she began SweetPea Cakes and started working for the Public House Restaurants creating cakes for clients and signature desserts to complement their made-from-scratch menu. Today, as proprietress of the Crystal Lake cake & cupcake boutique, Carrie sets the standard in art, design, and creativity that her customers have grown to love. Get to know her and her amazing team, and you’ll quickly become a huge fan of SweetPea sweets and staff.

Nickie Dean

Head Decorator

After graduating from Indiana University in 2010, joining the SweetPea Cakes team was an easy decision. Nickie’s first experience in the food industry was working at Ambrosia Patisserie while in high school. Helping around the kitchen wherever necessary begun her passion for delicious desserts. At SweetPea, Nickie’s creative side first came out being head baker and developing flavors for specialty cupcakes. Soon, working on fondant cakes with attention to detail became something else Nickie excelled at. With a creative flare and natural love of all things cake, Nickie is an incredible talent that is unmatched in the area. Be sure to visit our gallery to see her divine creations.

Melissa Diamond

Pastry Artist

Melissa began as a natural talent in her home kitchen baking artistic creations for friends and family. Word spread quickly about her attention to detail and ability to design anything requested, and soon her small business was flourishing. With business expanding, she was quickly outgrowing her space, and looking for some creative time to spend outside of her home kitchen. Her love for all things pink, sparkly, and sweet led her to the doors of SweetPea. The team knew she was the perfect fit for the close-knit environment they work in and in an instant she became SweetPea’s resident “cookie monster”. Currently, Melissa is the creative talent behind all things cookie, and some things cake. She enjoys fancy detail and would glitter everything if possible.