About Us

About the Founders

It’s true. Debbie’s not Debbie. Debbie is Charlotte McGehee and Charles Mary IV. And, credit where it’s due, Amanda Toups (Toups’ Meatery) kind of started  the whole thing. The birth story: One night after work at W.I.N.O., the subject of doberge came up. Charlotte said some stuff, and Amanda, shocked, said something along the lines of, “Charlotte! You really know what you’re talking about! You have to make this a business! You should make doberge cupcakes! You should make them shaped like pyramids! Ooh! Erotic doberge! You know, for bachelorette parties!” To which Charlotte, appalled, replied something like, “No way! Well, maybe. But only if I can change my name. Can I be Debbie?” And Amanda, “Only if I can be Dallas.” Thus Debbie Does Doberge came to exist. Then Charles came along (not that night – there was some passage of time), smooched Charlotte for a few weeks straight, and when he finally came up for air started answering his phone, “Debbie Does Doberge, this is Charles. How can I help you?”

It’s been a wild ride since then, there are a few more people answering the phone around here, but we’re still here because we love each other, we love word play, and we love making our version of doberge.

Most importantly, we are a company that loves New Orleans. It exists because this city loves its traditions, loves to eat and just loves. Best city ever. EVER.

About Bakery Bar

Remember how Debbie’s not Debbie?  Bakery Bar wasn’t just a bar, or just a bakery, it was a full service restaurant!  We’d love it if you Follow us for all the exciting things to come at the 1179 Annunciation St location!

About Debbie on the Levee

Our newest spot in Rivertown, Kenner! All the cake and cocktails you love about Bakery Bar, now with frozen daiquiris and pastries! It is the perfect spot to grab a slice and a sip to enjoy on the levee!


Frequently Asked Questions

We know Doberge is a new thing for some people, so here are some FAQs we thought might be helpful to look through.

When you’re ready, head to the Online Ordering Page to place an order.

  • How long does it take to complete an order?

    We ask for two day’s notice, but you can also come into Debbie on the Levee or Bakery Bar and pick up a slice or two, dobites, cookies, not to mention a cocktail or a savory snack. It’s always best to get orders in as soon as you can.

  • Where and When can I pick up my order once it has been placed?

    We now have two storefronts! Bakery Bar at 1179 Annunciation St in New Orleans and Debbie on the Levee at 2118 Reverend Richard Wilson Dr. in Kenner.

    You can double check your pick up location in your confirmation email, or by logging into your account if you created one during checkout.

  • Do you make half and half cakes?

    We’re currently making the classic Half Chocolate/Half Lemon in both a 6″and 8″ sizes! We are hoping to bring back the option to choose other flavors soon, but for now we’re keeping it simple and classic.

  • Can I buy just a slice/one dobite?

    Sure! Bakery Bar and Debbie on the Levee have a variety of cake by the slice, dobites, and other sweet bites available for your perusal.

  • How long will my cake last in the refrigerator/freezer?

    You’ll eat it before it gets the chance to go bad. (A week to a week and a half in the fridge; a year in the freezer.)

  • Do you make tiered wedding cakes?

    Not right now.  Doberge is heavy, so it doesn’t make for the most ideal cake to be tiered. We do see a lot of couples make awesome cake tables with an assortment of different doberge flavors! Check out a couple examples here!

  • Do you make any shaped cake other than round?

    Full-sized cakes are all round and Dobites are square.

  • Is there really a Debbie?

    No, but Charlotte is considering a name change just to make this question easier to answer. She’s a blusher.

  • Can I get a doberge cake without nut products?

    Yes, but…

    We are not a nut free kitchen, which is the only way to completely and legally guarantee that a nutty product has not come into some kind of contact with some part of your order. You probably hear some version of this frustrating answer often, and we’re truly sorry we have to give it to you, too. We’re in an inconvenient position where we’ve grown too large to make every component of a single nut-free order in a quarantined environment, but we’re too small to operate an additional kitchen that we can keep entirely nut free. We’ll be sure to let you know if and when this changes.

  • I’m sensitive to wheat, gluten, dairy or eggs. Is your cake safe for me?

    Unfortunately, each of those products is a vital part of our recipe.  Proceed with caution!

  • I’m trying to order a cake for a specific day, and the website won’t let me! What gives?

    Sometimes the stars align, and everyone wants a cake, or dobites, or both, all on the same day.   When we reach maximum capacity for orders for a specific day, that day gets blocked off on the calendar.

    There is hope though!  Our cakes are good (if not better, depending on who you ask) for several days after we finish making them, so save yourself some stress and order your cake for a day or two before your event.

  • Can children come to Bakery Bar and Debbie on the Levee?

    Absolutely! Doberge is for all ages.  Beer, wine, and cocktails, however are only for the 21+ set.  We hear a glass of cold milk goes pretty well with cake, though.

  • My shipped cake arrived damaged! What do I do?

    Oh no! Please e-mail us at [email protected] within 24 hours with photos of the damaged cake. We will sort it out as quickly as possible!

  • What is your shipping return policy?

    Debbie Does Doberge does not accept returns, exchanges, or refunds unless the reason for the return, exchange, or refund is a result of our manufacturing, packaging, or handling of the goods.

    We will do our best to have your cake arrive on your chosen date, but we are not responsible for delays caused by UPS due to weather, mechanical error, strikes, natural disaster, terrorism safety control, inaccurate shipping information, or mistakes on the part of our shipping partners’ employees. Therefore, we are not able to offer refunds for those reasons. However, if you believe that our shipping partner has mishandled your package please let us know, and we will gladly file a claim with UPS on your behalf.

  • I entered the wrong shipping address! What now?

    If your package has not left our kitchen we will do our best to update the address. If your cake has already been packaged and/or shipped there will be a $20 address change processing fee. Once an address change is requested UPS requires one business day to process the change which may delay the package. Debbie Does Doberge cannot be responsible for these delays, and we are unable to guarantee the product quality upon arrival. Refunds will not be given for incorrect shipping addresses.

  • What time will my shipping order arrive?

    We are unable to guarantee the time of delivery. UPS typically delivers packages between 8am-8pm. If you need your cake by a certain time we recommend having your cake to arrive 1-2 days before your event. The cakes will be perfectly fresh in the refrigerator for up to 5 days after arrival.