Sweet It Is!

Lori Chiver - Sweet It Is! Charlotte

Our Story...

Welcome to Sweet It Is! You will probably want a cake by the time you finish touring our site, so prepare yourself to experience true deliciousness! We are a state-approved and insured home-based baking service created by Charlotte residents, Lori and Calvin Chivers. We specialize in custom wedding cakes that will stand out and taste incredible for your special day. All of our cakes are prepared from scratch with the finest ingredients to ensure that you have a delicious experience.

Lori has had a passion for baking since growing up watching her mother create all varieties of scratch made deliciousness, including custom cakes and wedding cakes. She is the lead decorator and baker at Sweet It Is! In addition to her love of all things involving cake design, you might find her at the local YMCA instructing a cycle or strength class.

Calvin is Lori’s “partner in cake”! In addition to preparing icings and creating delectable recipes, he also makes our very special fondant. You’re very likely to meet him delivering your cake!

In addition to being a Wedding Wire 2018-2023 Couple's Choice award winner for best wedding cakes in metropolitan Charlotte, Sweet It Is! was also awarded the Knot Best of Weddings for 2020-2023. Our cakes have appeared in Carolina Bride, B Collective, The Carolinas and Essence magazines as well as the Knot and Ruffled Blogs.

Over the years, we’ve enjoyed partnering with the following venues as a preferred bakery vendor: Hilton University Charlotte, Holiday Inn Center City, Holiday Inn University, Embassy Suites Uptown, The Ruth by Beau Monde, The Collector’s Room by Beau Monde, Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel, Circle M Farm, and The Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Starting in 2023, we are the exclusive partner bakery for Alexander Homestead, a lovely historic venue located in Charlotte. We’ve worked very closely with the staff at these venues and many more in the Charlotte metro region to create an incredible experience for couples. We have also partnered with some of the top wedding and event planners to bring clients’ visions to life. We'd LOVE to work with you to create your dream cake!