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
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
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!
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!
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’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!