STANFIELD — Raquel Ramos, who first came to this region 30 years ago, said it was always her dream to have her own business. Although she doesn’t remember exactly when, at some point Ramos started baking for work colleagues and birthdays for friends and families.

Now, Ramos and her husband, Jose, are starting up her very own bakery, Pasteleria Ramos, which had a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, giving out free cake slices to attendees.

Ramos’ daughter Yolanda said she’s lived in the Stanfield/Maricopa area her whole life and the family enjoys the peace and quiet where they live. Despite the remote location just west of Stanfield, Ramos said they are hopeful for success.

“We’re hoping people who pass by when they see us will come and taste what we have,” Ramos said.

According to Ramos, it took two years to retrofit the space, which used to be a bar. They were also slowed down by COVID-19.

Ramos said the bakery will sell custom order cakes, sweets, brownies, cookies, danishes, cupcakes, banana bread, and of course, flan. Ramos said her favorite flavor to bake is tres leches.

Pasteleria Ramos is located at 37784 W. State Route 84 near Stanfield.

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Aaron Dorman is the Casa Grande reporter at PinalCentral, covering government, schools, business and more. He can be reached at adorman@pinalcentral.com.