Jula Tragni

a woman posing next to a wedding cake in a bakery

Where does your passion for baking come from?

I grew up on a farm in Pflugerville, Texas and we all had chores to do and one of mine was baking with my grandma. She taught me how to bake cakes and the rest is history. I believe there is an art in working with buttercream and I’ve just always found it fascinating. My father owned a small grocery store in Wimberly, Texas and I loved to visit the bakery.

When did you decide to open your own bakery?

The kids wanted a dog and I needed more space to do my baking, so we decided to move into a storefront. It was a little scary at first having employees and a new sense of responsibility, but it was fun working with my father-in-law to put everything together. There’s a lot of pride in taking care of your own business.

What all do you bake at Cakes by Jula?

We specialize in wedding cakes and groom’s cakes. We do almost any kind of birthday cake and we have cake balls, cookies, cupcakes, lemon bars, brownies, pecan bars, and other small desserts.

What is the life of a baker like?

I try to be here between 5 and 6 a.m. in the morning and I’m usually here until 7 p.m. at night. It’s a very busy life to own your own business.

What makes your bakery unique?

We’ve been doing this for a long time, and we will do anything we can to make your cake perfect.

Fun fact about Cakes by Jula?

We have 25 flavors to pick from, our most popular one is pink champagne.

What do you love most about League City?

League City is just a warm and friendly place, and it’s huge now compared to when we first moved here. When we moved here 30 years ago, 518 was a two-lane road.

Favorite place to eat in League City?

Red River BBQ, of course.