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For decades, Linda Pettitt has been baking and cooking her way into the hearts and tummies of Tehachapi.

From a very early age, I had a love for cooking and baking. My Mother Idy was a Southern Belle who loved to cook and made mealtimes a special time in our home. My first cooking experience was in third grade, where I baked my first batch of cookies. As I grew older, I loved to try different types of foods and recipes and began learning new cooking and baking techniques as a teenager.

Through my career in teaching for the Tehachapi Unified School District, my love for cooking continued. Catering for church, school and community functions started to consume my time. Of course, I have also baked cakes for family and friends for birthdays, weddings, showers and other special events.

After retiring from teaching, my niece and I opened Idy’s Restaurant in Tehachapi where I made all the desserts and rolls each day and cinnamon rolls on the weekends. After selling the restaurant, I opened my own bakery, Linda’s Cakes ‘n Things and quickly outgrew the small building on Tehachapi Blvd.

With the passage of the Home Cottage Law in 2013, I now enjoy a more relaxed environment baking all my cakes, desserts, chocolates, cupcakes, pies, specialty cookies, cake pops and custom cake drops and candies in the heart of my home – my kitchen!

I have studied with many outstanding cake artists including Kerry Vincent, who often judged cake competitions on The Food Network; Ron Ben-Israel of Ron Ben-Israel Cakes in New York City, and Bronwen Weber, a very popular Texan cake artist who was often seen in cake competitions.

A party perfectionist, I still enjoy the art of creating unique desserts for all occasions and am always told how “moist,” in addition to “delicious,” my cakes are.  I bake all the luscious chocolate treats for the Annual Tehachapi Wine Walks.

My passion has only grown through the years, and I am fortunate to do what I love most, after my family and multiple grandchildren. It is my way of making others happy to celebrate life’s best moments, memorably!

So let’s make a cake to remember your special occasion!


I enjoy creating special desserts for all occasions and believe that it is my way of making others happy and sharing some of the beautiful things in the world.

What People are Saying

“Amazing Cake”

“Thank you again Linda for the amazing cake to recapture our wedding day. Your cakes taste as good as they look.”

Jeff Buentiempo

“Awesome Dessert Bar”

“We wanted to do something different in terms of desserts for our wedding. We saw a beautiful set up Linda had done for a tasting we went to for our caterer and we fell in love with it!

Brenda Gonzales

“Oohing AND Ahhing”

“Linda made my birthday cake and not only was it delish!!!! It was beautiful and my guests were so
impressed they could not stop ahhing over it…Thank you Linda for a beautiful cake : )”


“Best Around”

“Love!!! The best around and all of her desserts are delicious!”

Linds C Villapondo

Years in Business

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Ron Ben Israel
Bronwen Webber

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Celebrate Life’s Best Moments in Memorable Ways! From Weddings to Birthdays, Babies, Anniversaries and More! Celebrate those we love! Taste your favorite flavors; bring along any inspiration.










Linda’s Cakes ‘n Things

CALL/TEXT: 661 972-4361
By appointment only

Let’s make a cake to remember your special occasion!

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