I have long said that the sugar arts are the only arts that involve ALL the senses. You can admire a painting; you can touch a sculpture; you can hear music. But how do they taste? How do they smell? … 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
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 … 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!