About Us


Meet Kayla

Hi Y'all! My name is Kayla! I am so happy you are here! I am the owner, chief decorating officer, and head baker of Southern Soirée out of Charleston, SC.

It's been ten years since I rolled out my first batch of cookie dough, helping my mom with her cookie business, with no intention of ever turning it into my own business one day. After helping her for years, it truly became a hobby. I would make sugar cookies for special events or holidays to give to our friends and family to enjoy. Soon enough, my family and friends began requesting them at every gathering. I heard, "Your cookies are too cute to eat!"

I firmly believe that cookies should look as good as they taste. Cupcakes, cakes, and various mini desserts quickly joined sugar cookies as my passion for baking and entertaining grew. However, that was only some of what developed. As a recent bride and a bridesmaid in multiple weddings, helping friends throw baby showers and bridal showers, and loving any reason to throw a party, I discovered my passion for party planning and throwing over-the-top events.

My heart lies in bringing people together and celebrating their special moments and milestones. I have combined my love of creativity and attention to detail to create the perfect party, which includes the perfect cookies or desserts!

And just like that, Southern Soirée began! Every detail is essential; from start to finish, we will ensure your day is perfect. It brings me so much happiness to be a part of someone's special day and make it even more special and memorable with all our fantastic services!

Kayla Donnelly


What sets this company apart is the exceptional attention to detail in every aspect of their product...The other thing that sets Kayla and her team apart is the absolute priority that she made me feel! I contacted her last minute...and even changed the date once, and she came through with ease, assuring me it would get done!...I cannot wait to book her for our next event and to dabble in the other incredible services Southern Soirée provides!

- Jamie-Lynn K. -

Southern Soirée threw me the most amazing bridal shower I could have ever asked for! The decorations were beautiful, and the cookies and buzzcakes were a hit! 100/10 recommend to anyone looking to host an event! 😊

- Kaitlin P. -

Southern Soirée has the best cookies! They are so delicious, and I can’t get enough of them! Place your order now!

- Tim D. -

Kayla bakes and decorates the most amazing cookies! The ones she did recently for my baby shower were so beautiful. All of my guest enjoyed them.

- Jennie M. -

We loved our cookies for our Boutique Holiday Soirée! The custom designs fit right in with our logo and brand and were beautifully packaged and delivered on time! They were a delicious item for our customers to take with them after a shopping night! Highly recommend!

- Sharon A. -

Kayla and Southern Soirée did a phenomenal job designing and delivering our cookies for my baby shower. They were so festive and fun, and everyone commented how delicious they were. Not only that, but the customer service was amazing- Kayla took such good care of our cookies, wrapping and shipping them individually. I couldn’t believe how much love and care went into the process!

- Lindsey P. -

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