In 1972, Antonio and Gelasia opened the doors of Vicky Bakery, serving up mouth-watering pastelitos and baked goods. I started making pastries here the way I made them in Cuba, and theyve been incredibly successful, Antonio said. To this day, we havent changed the recipe. And to this day, it continues to be one of the better pastries that my clients say they have eaten.
The Cao's always knew the bakery would evolve into a family business. Son Pedro helmed the East 49 street location at age 18. After 20 years in four locations, Pedro and his sisters: Elizabeth Santiago and Carmen Oramas joined by their husbands Alejandro and Fernando, respectively, expanded the stores reach from Hialeah to Miami Lakes, Kendall to Cooper City. With its roots in Hialeah, the Vicky Bakery has cooked up new locations as fast as it grew fans, opening eight new locations throughout Miami-Dade and Broward County. Today, there are more than 15 locations with plans to continue expanding the brand.