”Cooking is like love; it should be entered into with abandon or not at all.”
- Julia Child




The idea for Love Bites by Erika was born in 2012. After graduating summa cum laude from Temple University with dual degrees in American Studies and Religion, & securing a well paying corporate job in 2008, I found myself utterly miserable. Burnt out, uninspired, & exhausted from the 9-5 routine, and feeling the creative fire that had always burned within me dying, I knew I had to make a change. So I took a deep breath & a leap of faith, quit my job, and spent every waking moment trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life.


During this time, I often turned to cooking and baking as an outlet, because it was both a creative & practical way to express myself. I found that people loved my food, and that I loved feeding them. My friends & family began asking me to cater small parties they were throwing, and soon friends of friends were asking. One day, a light bulb went off in my head: I had a passion & a talent that was in demand by lots of people. I had found my calling, and focused all of efforts into becoming the best chef & baker I can be.


Today, I've found a home for myself and Love Bites in Easton, PA. I am happily serving the Lehigh Valley, as well as my hometowns of Philadelphia & South Jersey, and the surrounding areas. I specialize in custom cakes & cupcakes, impeccably styled sweet tables, bespoke baked goods, and creative finger foods for weddings, holidays, and other special events. I am completely self taught, and I'm always searching out new & interesting flavors, as well as learning new techniques to bring to my customers. Love Bites is not just my business, but my passion, and you'll find I put my love of food & my creativity into everything I make. I guarantee that you can taste the difference.



Erika Urso
Chef & Owner
Love Bites by Erika