Pastry Chef Cathryn Howard

Pastry Chef Cathryn Howard

Truly Madly Sweetly is the lifelong vision of Pastry Chef Cathryn Howard, a graduate of the California School of Culinary Arts, Le Cordon Bleu and her daughter-in-law, Mercediz Howard. Cathryn worked as an Elementary School Librarian until her daughter graduated college and then decided it was her turn to explore her passion. She enrolled in school at age 50, graduated at the top of her class and never looked back.

She and Mercediz opened in Murrieta in 2007, then transitioned to their current location at The Promenade in Temecula. The passion lives on as we expand our menu and continue to provide desserts handcrafted with the best ingredients.

We are a family owned and operated bakery specializing in creative and distinctive cheesecakes, cupcakes, cookies and specialty desserts, combining classic French training with a fresh and delicious homemade taste.

We want to be your choice for beautiful dessert items that can feed a family or an entire

Mercediz HowardMercediz Howard
Cathryn's Parents, Frank and Rose LinkCathryn’s Parents, Frank and Rose Link
 Family owned and operated (even including the kids, Cole and Victoria)Family owned and operated (even including the kids, Cole and Victoria)