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?
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
Oh my goodness, I’m so honored right now. I created this cake out of pure love as a gift for my amazing mother in law. Not only did I win the husband lottery when I met my Soul Mate, Michael, but I also won the mother in law lottery too! His mother, Sarah, is one of the sweetest kindest humans I have ever met, with a real servant’s heart. She’s always out in the community helping people in need through her church, & she raised an incredible son, too! She has taken me into her heart from the first day … Continue reading My Geode Cake Won Satin Ice Cake of the Month for October 2016!!!
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, & flying by the seat of my powdered-sugar-covered yoga pants. Not only is the market … 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 made with fondant. And why is that? Because fondant is infinitely more versatile in its decor options, gives a smoother, cleaner finish, protects the cake from outside environmental assailants, & is much sturdier to support all those wonderful decor elements that they love on the cakes. The bigger question here is: WHY IS WHAT IS ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE … Continue reading “I’m Not A Fan of Fondant” & why it just DOESN’T matter!
Inspired Styling Jennifer Ashford of Altar Ego Weddings contacted me about collaborating in a unique styled shoot at the fabulous new D6 Retreat , owned by the dynamic Tara Donahue. I love the rustic casual elegance of D6 Retreat, with … Continue reading Floating Cakes at the D6 Retreat Wedding Styled Shoot