Pierce-Weippe Chamber Profile: Ronatta's Cakery

   Ronatta’s Cakery, located at 221 Main Street in Orofino, is one of the Chamber’s newest members. Ronatta Rales opened her cakery business Sept. 15, 2009, and has been successful creating her many delicious baked items. Her inventory is impressive: specialty cakes for all occasions, old fashioned donuts, scones, brownies, cupcakes, biscotti, cookies, all flavors of cheesecakes, and special order pies.

   Born in Lewiston and raised in Orofino, Ronatta, from the time she was 10 years old, had yearned to own her own business. She loved to bake and as she states, “make pretty little things to sell.” She graduated from Orofino High School and immediately went on to Western Culinary School in Portland, OR. Ronatta graduated in 2007 and worked for a few years, all the while renovating her current building. She thanks her landlords, Cathie and Tom Mosher, for “allowing me to do whatever I wanted.”

   Her mother, Angie Martini, owns Sassy Looks Hair Salon in Orofino, hails from Weippe, and has always lived in Orofino. Ronatta believes she’s learned her business sense and hard work ethic from watching her mom.

   Ronatta hopes to continue to do well and expand on her cakes.

   Ronatta’s Cakery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. The phone number is 208-476-4400.