American Airlines Pilot Retires, Gets a Cakes that Takes Flight

August 24, 2020

By: Staff Report

TAMPA, Fla. – American Airlines Pilot, Captain John Berry Jr, retires and celebrates his 65th birthday in Tampa, FL with a custom airplane cake from The Cake Girl. 

“This 100% edible cake (except the lights on the runway) is made from scratch out of fondant right here in Tampa, FL,” said Kristina Lavallee, “There were no expenses spared on this custom plane cake, from the realistic jets, landing gears, and wings, every part on this plane was sculpted by hand.”

Past cakes, have included helicopters, cars, bottles, and much more. This airplane cake was a collaboration with The Cake Girl and Awesome Edible Art.

 The Cake Girl is a certified minority and women-owned business in Carrollwood operated by a husband and wife team. Kristina Lavallee, AKA “The Cake Girl”, celebrated her first year since opening her first brick and mortar store this year during the pandemic.

The Cake Girl is an award-winning bakery- named Sweetest Bakery in America for Florida in 2019, Best Cake Shop in Tampa 2019, 1st Place in Taste of NACE for Desserts, Best of the Best 2020 by Tampa Times, and has been nominated for Creative Loafing Best of the Bay for Desserts and Best Bakery.

The Cake Girl is a full-service bakery specializing in custom cakes, mini cupcakes, and gourmet ice cream. You can check out The Cake Girl online at or at their store located at 13713 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618, and look for them on social media, or call 813-360-0909.

Publishers Note: While The Free Press will always be free for our readers, and ad-supported, we are asking our loyal readers to consider a monthly donation of $3 to maintain our local journalism and help us grow, as we ramp up ad sales locally.
You can click here to support us.
We thank you all for your consideration and for supporting local journalism.


Login To Facebook From Your Browser To Leave A Comment