About Us

The Solvang Bakery is a family owned boutique bakery located in Solvang California, the Danish capital of America!

We specialize in custom wedding cakes, birthday cakes, and Danish American desserts for every occasion!
The Solvang Bakery is well known for our custom gingerbread houses and creations. Our colorful, delicious gingerbread recipe was developed by our founder, Susan Halme, and has been a source of holiday joy for over 30 years. The Solvang Bakery custom gingerbread houses are a favorite among the Kardashians, Rosanna Pansino, and Kelly Ripa, and have been featured on the Ellen Show and Hallmark's Home and Family.



Meet Our Team


Solvang Bakery Founder Susan Halme

Founder, Susan Halme

In 1981 Susan Halme opened the doors to a delicious bakery, founded on her father’s homemade pie recipes and her Finnish mother-in-law’s cardamom bread. An artist at heart, Susan is the heart of the bakery and can be found day after day creating beautiful, hand made edible creations.