RitaGirl’s Mobile Bakery

A specialty food truck taking sweets to the streets!

What's the big idea?

We hope to make the world a little sweeter, one baked good at a time.  Ritagirls’ Mobile Bakery specializes in gourmet, individuals desserts.  We’re focused on hitting the downtown Grand Rapids hotspots….  Festivals, theater and shows, concerts, and the after-dinner or bar crowd.  Everyone wants dessert!

Describe the nearest player in your field.

Wealthy Street Bakery or Kilwin’s.

How are you different from that player?

While both offer individually portioned baked goods or candy, neither is on wheels.

How's the world different with your idea in it?

People need treats!

Why are you the one to run with this idea?

Micki has launched, marketed, and ran several successful businesses.  She brings experience in management, sales, and event planning.  Maria left a career in finance to pursue her passion, received L’Art de la Pâtisserie certificate from The French Pastry School.  This makes us the perfect pair!

There have been 30 replies to this page

  1. Maria Tornga


    Thank you to everyone visiting and endorsing!  Please pass on to your friends.

    Let’s get going already!!!

  2. Rachel Flora

    I love it!!!

  3. Jenny Ferg

    Amazing idea!! Good luck!

  4. Debbi Jim Joseph

    This is an amazing idea!  I think of long days at the office when no one is free to make a “sweet treat” run.  This would be perfect! Treats on wheels!  I agree with the owner…People need treats!

  5. Tara Wright

    Great idea, I need some sweets!

  6. Emily Mazur

    What a fantastic idea Mar! Love it :)

  7. Candice Yerkes McLaws

    Good luck! You have the personality and the talent to pull it off!!

  8. Bobby Xydis

    Good luck my long lost wife!!!!  xoxo

  9. Rebecca Kindle Mancione

    Good luck Maria!

  10. John Theodore Brusk III

    Go Girls!,, Grand Rapids needs this kind of creativity!...

  11. Bridget Liedeke

    This is awesome! I would be bringing Ireland down for some treats!

  12. Scott Dixon

    Your the best Micki so i know you guys will totally ROCK!

  13. Courtney Cody


  14. Chris Goetz

    To all my GR Facebook friends please vote for Ritagirls Mobil bakery. It will be in your area and they are great people.

  15. Kimberley Markoff Rodas-Mendez

    Gluten Free selections, please!

  16. Susan Dunning

    Click & vote what a terrific idea! Micki & Maria bring treats!

  17. Virginia Schmitt

    Beautiful, fun, artistic, idea for our fun loving, artistic loving Beautiful Grand Rapids.  Will be perfectly managed by two lovely intelligent ladies.

  18. Gary L Van DerScheer


  19. Julie O'Dell

    My first thing about this besides the tastiness that will ensue is how the world will be different? “People need treats!”

  20. Susan Dunning

    Be sure to click and endorse Rita Girls’ bakery. Micki and Maria have sweets to share!!

  21. Susan Dunning

    I’m excited for you girls!

  22. Matt Bailey

    CAKE !!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Zach Pilczuk

    perfect for GR!

  24. Gail Urchyk

    Good Idea

  25. Mary Schmitt Tornga

    This is where Maria recieved her education:
    Not to mention growing up in her gandmother’s kitchen who loved to bake!

  26. Denise Garter

    Maria shared her mini cupcakes at a current wedding shower.
    They melted in your mouth.  The biggest hit were her Coffee Cupcakes. 
    Too good to be true.  Yum Yum

  27. Melissa Walker Grant

    Good luck girls! Fantastic idea!

  28. Irene Penney-Buhl

    Good luck. :)

  29. Phillip Van Duinen

    great idea

  30. Debbi Jim Joseph

    AND THE WINNER IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Can’t wait!

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This idea was funded by public endorsement on June 28, 2012.