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!
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
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 cake for a 40th birthday, so it wouldn’t look weddingy. (Is that a word? … 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
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 … Continue reading “I’m Not A Fan of Fondant” and why it just DOESN’T matter!