About Us

Renee and Isidro Vargas

Please read below about what got us started on this journey of custom cake bakers.

Renee’s Cake Shoppe is run by long-time baking partners and amazing, married couple, Renee and Isidro Vargas. Renee & Isidro have been working together to make baked dreams come true for decades! One of Renee’s early cakes was a surprise pound cake (inspired by Renee’s Grandmother) for Isidro’s birthday 30 years ago. Since then, countless families, businesses, moms and brides have been enjoying Renee & Isidro’s delicious combinations and breathtaking decorations.

Their hopes and dreams have always been to have a shop of their own. And on June 1, 2023, this dream found a permanent brick & mortar home on Main Street in Franklin, NC. These dreams aren’t built on chocolate-covered strawberries and frosted cake pops. These dreams are fueled by hard work and lots of lost sleep. Renee and Isidro are often found baking and prepping long into the wee hours of the morning in order to ensure they maintain their standard of excellence. They put their hearts into every cake, creating a delightful fusion of Renee’s creativity and Isidro’s baking expertise. These cakes aren’t just sweet treats; they’re a result of a perfect partnership in and out of the kitchen.

Renee and Isidro have created a warm and welcoming environment that draws you in with delicious smells and friendly faces. Renee’s Cake Shoppe is not only a delicious stop on your way through town, but they foster an environment where people can showcase their baking and decorating talents by taking a class and groups can meet to share life over a delicious slice of cake or a homemade oatmeal cream pie. Make sure Renee’s Cake Shoppe is on your list of places to visit when you come to town!

Listen To Our Podcast Interview on My Life My Story

#44 | Dream Come True…Cake Baking Power Couple – Renee & Isidro Vargas

Renee grew up in a small town, making her way through life, cruising through town, hanging with friends, going to college, falling in love, and starting a family. Who would have thought one pound cake could have ignited a dream?
Join us as we learn how Renee and Isidro met and developed a beautiful partnership in life and business.


28 E. Main Street,
Franklin, NC 28734


(828) 634-4000



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Store Hours:

MON-SAT 10 AM – 6 PM

Beginning April 1st:
Mon-Thu 10 am – 6 pm
9:30 am – 7 pm Friday and Saturday.

Beginning Memorial Day:
Mon-Thu 10 am – 6 pm
9:30 am – 8 pm Friday and Saturday.