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
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?
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
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!
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