March 2014 - Six artists were nominated and I was one of the three selected to be featured as a creative in the Corazon de Trinidad art district.
What a blessing
Nicole Paradisa is the owner and pastry chef at Colie's Cakes & Pastries. She graduated from Johnson & Wales in Denver, CO, with an AS in Baking and Pastry as well as a BS in Business Management. After graduation, she packed up her memories and returned home to earn some ‘dough,’ while still in search for a Pastry Chef position elsewhere. However, she was not aware of the impact her small hometown would have on her sweet talent as she shares through each scratch made pastry.
Nicole had the privilege of working with some top chefs in the Denver area. Places like Babettes Artisan Breads where she learned their craft of artesian breads, The Brown Palace where she learned mass production of bread baking, and was a Pastry Chef at the number one steakhouse in Denver, Guard and Grace. Late 2016, Nicole took a small leap of faith and became a licensed bakery.
Colie's Cakes & Pastries is located in the heart of Trinidad. The southern most city of Colorado along the I-25 corridor. We are a team of seven and enjoy every day getting to "play" with food. We opened our retail doors to the public November 2017 & are growing since! Thanks to our local community for the support over the years! We look forward to making every day a bit sweeter.