Michaela's Quality Bake Shop

  Home of the Thalhimer's Six Layer Cake

Wholesale Customers

We proudly serve Croaker's Spot, Padow's Hams and Deli, Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Glen Allen Supermarket, The Peanut Store, Kitchen 64, Family Secrets, Four Brothers, CaryTown Burgers and Fries, and many more great, local businesses!

We deliver fresh-baked products to our customers Tuesday through Friday. If you're in the Richmond and Tri-Cities area and would like information about becoming a new wholesale customer, please contact us at (804) 321-0025 or via email at [email protected].

We will be pleased to discuss our products, minimum orders, delivery arrangements, and service. We can further arrange for you to receive samples, or meet with a sales representative.

Richmond baker and entrepreneur Michael Hatcher grew up in Richmond’s North Side. In 1975, when he was a teen, he went to work in the bakery at Thalhimer’s, learning every aspect of baking, even completing a four year bread-baking apprenticeship while there. When the department store closed, he brought his talents back to his old neighborhood, where he operated Quality Bake Shop, a city mainstay since 1929, on North Ave. for eight years. In 2008 he relocated just around the corner, and added the name “Michaela’s,” for his only daughter. Today, customers travel from Hopewell, Petersburg, even Fredericksburg to the NEW location at 9 W. Brookland Park Blvd. for baked specialties at Michaela’s Quality Bake Shop.

Five bakery cases tempt customers with a mouthwatering display of fresh cookies, muffins, pound cakes, strawberry shortcake, and pies. Michael also bakes Boston cream pie, wedding cakes, and delights for any special occasion.

 Michaela’s may be best known for baking a cake made famous decades ago at Thalhimer’s. “It’s six layers of cake with chocolate fudge in between each layer. I tell you, that recipe has been around for years,” Michael says. “But I just kind of kept it going. Even though Thalhimer’s is long gone, that cake goes on.” During the holidays, the staff at Michaela’s adds black walnut, red velvet, and rum cakes to their production. 

Who We Are

At Michaela's, we are focused on providing quality product with the highest levels of customer satisfaction – we will do everything we can to meet your expectations!

With a variety of offerings to choose from, we’re sure you’ll be more than pleased with our products. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us. 

We look forward to serving you! Check back later for updates to our website. There’s always something new!