Antonio and Gelasia Cao fell in love over 50 years ago while working at Cuba’s most renowned bakery at the time, La Vencedora. The couple married and migrated to Miami as political exiles, and soon had enough money saved up to buy a small bakery in Hialeah.
In 1972, Antonio and Gelasia opened Vicky Bakery. I started making pastries here the way I made them in Cuba, and they’ve been incredibly successful, Antonio said. To this day, we haven’t changed the recipe, and to this day it continues to be one of the better pastries that my clients say they have eaten.
Vicky Bakery has remained a family business, Antonio and Gelasia’s children have expanded the bakery’s reach to 19 different locations in South Florida, with plans to continue expanding.