I have long said that the sugar arts are the only arts that involve ALL the senses. You can admire a painting; you can touch a sculpture; you can hear music. But how do they taste? How do they smell? … Continue reading Sugar as Art
It was truly an historic occasion at Saint Edward’s University! The prestigious university was inaugurating its 24th president, and making even more history as the new president is Dr. Montserrat ‘Montse’ Fuentes–the second female president and first Hispanic female president … Continue reading Saint Edward’s University Presidential Inauguration Cake
We’ve been waiting for a few weeks to share this cake because we wanted the professional pictures by Inked Fingers first, so we could do it—and this epic baby shower, yes BABY SHOWER—justice for how amazing it was! This one was an adventure! Continue reading Oh the Places She’ll Go!
So it finally happened. Over 6 years of delivering cakes safely, & on March 15th I got rear-ended HARD by a big Yukon. I was in CC the Cool Cakemobile, & had a wedding cake in the back! 😱😱😱 I jumped out & opened the side door of the van, to find the cake box had been knocked halfway across the van & was on its side. I immediately set it up & opened it. The cake survived! Just a couple dents in the icing & it shifted a bit on the board. It was still perfectly intact! I then … Continue reading Delivering Cakes is So Stressful!
Interesting comparison for those who think custom cakes are ‘overpriced’ or expensive. Yes, they are definitely up there & cost a lot! But the price per serving is often in line with just the plain old desserts from a restaurant … Continue reading The VALUE of Custom Cakes vs Regular Desserts
We love big cakes & we cannot lie! OK, Sir Mix-a-lot … I’m not, but we definitely Bake-a-lot, so it works… haha. When making literally the biggest cake in our history, there were a few glitches along the way! They … Continue reading Behind the Drawbridge of the Castle Cake
There seems to be a pervasive myth out there that cake goes ‘bad’ quickly & that leftovers don’t keep. Constantly people ordering cake seem absolutely terrified that it may not all be eaten at the event. Of COURSE, you want everyone to enjoy it and wipe it out! But it seems the fear is more of what to do with the leftovers & wasting all the cake…& money. Myth buster – if kept refrigerated, cake is good for several days, even a week or more. The key is keeping oxygen out of the CAKE part of it. The buttercream or … Continue reading To Freeze or Not To Freeze?
Yes, that is a cake hanging ‘upside down’ in air! We’re not sure if this is the first chandelier wedding cake done in Austin, but I have not seen one previously. There have been a ton done elsewhere, ever since … Continue reading Hanging a Cake in Air–Our first REAL Chandelier Cake!
This beautiful cake is a perfect example of the Sugar Struggle…. Continue reading The Battle Royale: Sugar vs Humidity
There is SO much more time involved than people realize, or than it looks like on the nowhere-near-reality TV cake shows that make it look like we wave a magic cake wand at our oven & a masterpiece just pops out in a few minutes. Continue reading Why Are Custom Cakes Worth So Much?
Sometimes the story behind a cake & the people involved make it just incredibly special, & this is one of those times! Y’all deserve the whole scoop on this one! A precious little lady named Amy, probably in her mid-70’s, … Continue reading Sometimes the Story Behind the Cake is the Best Part!
You have GOT to be kidding me! It was June 26th, a busy day, & we were double booked with events that evening. I had the ILEA Awards Gala, where Cakes ROCK!!! was nominated in the Best Desserts category & … Continue reading It’s Due WHEN???