Charles Tola, owner and head baker of Lulu’s Bakery of Fresh Meadows, won first place on “Cake Wars” last night.
A Fresh Meadows local, and part of the St. Francis of Assisi family, Tola shined on the Food Network TV show.
His unique story begins at the age of 10. Tola, also known as “Charlie”, began working at his uncles’ bakery as a cleaning boy. As time passed, Charlie’s interest & passion for the bakery business flourished. With the help of his uncle, former employers, & most of all, self-motivation, Charlie went on to learn how to bake & decorate cakes professionally specializing in all types of whipped creams, butter creams, and rolled fondant cakes. By the young age of 23, Charlie was absolutely convinced that baking was his ultimate passion and wanted to share it with his community.