*Sigh* It never ceases to amaze me how much misinformation is constantly published by big, authoritative magazines & blogs when it comes to wedding cakes. Seriously, do they even ASK a real living breathing cake artist anything before they publish … Continue reading Sugar Flowers vs Fresh Flowers, 101
It finally happened! Things Have Happened So Fast! I moved to Austin on April 18th, 2014, which was Good Friday before Easter. I literally didn’t know a single person here, except for a couple of friends I had met … Continue reading Cakes ROCK!!! Officially Has a Storefront!
It’s been forever since my last blog post! Sorry! Because…cakes! We’ve been SOOO busy! Which is great, but I need to share all the awesomeness too! This was my perfect opportunity because the awesome photographers from The Bird and The Bear … Continue reading A Creative Cake Solution to a Hot Dilemma
As cake artists, we all have a cake bucket list. The cakes we want to make, because they are so cool, or mean something to us personally, or for many other reasons. That’s one reason why my first ever sculpted … Continue reading This Guitar Cake REALLY rocks!!!
It’s taken me a while to write this blog. I’ve started several times & each time felt that the words just wouldn’t come to express my feelings, so I kept editing. I finally realized that even though I’m not the … Continue reading May The Force Be With Ryan!
Ohhhh, as much as I love all my geode cakes, this dramatic beauty is near & dear to my heart. My client wanted a more masculine … Continue reading Obsidian & Diamond Geode Cake
Marissa & Tim were so fun to work with from the start. They loved bold & unique flavors, & wanted tons of COLOR everywhere. They carried the Mexican theme of their wedding all the way through to the cupcake flavors, which included Mexican Hot Chocolate & Cinnamon Churro. Check out the video I took of the wedding & groom’s cakes HERE. The wedding cake was created with hand-painted ’tiles’ on the bottom tier & a simple white top tier showcasing a collection of sugar flowers resembling the Mexican Fiesta paper flowers. The cake was Vanilla Ice Ice Baby with White … Continue reading Mexican Fiesta Wedding at the Plantation House in Austin, Texas
I was so excited & thrilled to be asked to create the showstopper centerpiece for the dessert table during the afterparty for the Long Center for the Performing Arts’ 9th Anniversary Party. Their feature show was a Beatles tribute … Continue reading ROCKIN’ Beatles/Peter Max themed cake for the Long Center for the Performing Arts’ 9th anniversary party
I’d been looking forward to creating this wedding & groom’s cake for many months. I have a ‘thing’ for owls. My cat Rocky, a Ragdoll, looks so much like an owl in his face! I have wanted a pet owl for a long time, & now with studying the precious little saw whet owls to make this cake, I REALLY want an owl! If you follow my personal page on Facebook, you’ll see lots of owl posts. So when I had a bride & groom request a stacked wood wedding cake with realistic saw whet owl toppers, my heart jumped … Continue reading Precious Owl Wedding Cake at Canyon Of The Eagles
Cowboy boot cake! I actually remembered to take a few pictures as I worked on this cake. Unfortunately, I missed a few steps, but still I thought you would enjoy seeing at least some of the process. So it’s not really a full tutorial, just a few tips & steps. This cake is challenging in several ways: –The heel is elevated with space between it & the forefoot, so the cake must be suspended at least partially in air. –The toe of a real boot curves up off the floor –The boot shaft is so tall, skinny … Continue reading Creating a Cowboy Boot Cake
I’ve been so very blessed since we moved to Austin & I relaunched Cakes ROCK!!! here, literally starting over from scratch, knowing not a soul, & … Continue reading A Very Special Snowflake (Cake)
“I’m not a fan of fondant” “I hate fondant. I want a buttercream cake.” Generally one of the first things communicated to me by a potential client, even though every single inspiration cake they are in love with probably was … Continue reading “I’m Not A Fan of Fondant” and why it just DOESN’T matter!