This past weekend, we had the opportunity to create an incredibly special cake for the Icing Smiles program. Icing Smiles is an amazing nonprofit organization that provides cakes for children who are or have been fighting serious illnesses, at ZERO cost to the family. Many times the families are completely devastated by all the medical bills and peripheral expenses such as traveling to far away hospitals for treatment. Continue reading Do You Know About Icing Smiles?
Cake touches all the senses. You are thrilled with the appearance, pleasing the eye. You take a deep breath & smell the wonderful aromas of icing & cake. You touch it, feeling the silkiness of the buttercream & the sensation of the cake melting away on your tongue. You taste the explosion of flavor. You hear….well…….OK, OK, so cake doesn’t have much of a sound. Don’t disturb my groove here. We can MAKE a cake have sound, so there! ***sticks tongue out in a sassy manner*** And then there are of course the ‘oohs & aaahs’ over the cake & the ‘mmmms’ when it is devoured, so yes there are sounds.
What other art form literally activates all 5 senses at once? Continue reading Sugar as Art
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?
This beautiful cake is a perfect example of the Sugar Struggle…. Continue reading The Battle Royale: Sugar vs Humidity
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???
*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