Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Jeremy & Madison Wedding @ Camp Dixie

We would like to congratulate Jeremy & Madison on their recent marriage. We thoroughly enjoyed making Madison's wedding cake. When we met with Madison to design her cake she had ideas about certain elements she liked on cakes but couldn't quite visualize how the final design would look in cake so it was a great treat for us to get to see Madison's reaction when we delivered the cake. It's not often we get to see the bride when we deliver cakes so it was awesome to see Madison's face light up as she looked over all the different elements we included in her cake. This 5 tier cake was's hard to tell the scale in the photo... it was 32" tall...The bride chose 3 tiers of Almond Cream Cake filled with fresh Organic Strawberry Coulis and Almond Italian Meringue Buttercream and 2 tiers of Dark Belgian Chocolate Cake with soft creamy Caramel and Caramel Buttercream.
Photo by Justin Wright Photography

Monday, June 27, 2011

Monkey Themed Baby Shower Cupcakes

This weekend we made some monkey themed cupcakes for a baby shower. The customer brought us in a napkin with polka dots and whimsical monkeys for inspiration. She chose three flavors for the shower...banana cream cupcake with banana Italian meringue buttercream, vanilla almond cupcake with Tahitian vanilla bean Italian meringue buttercream and Belgian dark chocolate cupcake with chocolate Italian meringue buttercream...remember we can make custom cupcakes to go with any party theme so if you are looking for the best cupcakes in Chattanooga visit us at 5228 Hixson Pike, next to Abba's house.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Thomas The Tank Engine Cake

Last May for Devin's 2nd birthday we made a Thomas The Tank Engine themed cake which was designed like the train station with all the trains peeking out of the side. This year for Devin's 3rd birthday he decided he wanted another Thomas cake so to step it up from last year we decided to make him a 3d Thomas the Tank Engine cake. I think this is probably one of my favorite birthday cakes we have made and love how it turned out. We were worried that Devin might want to play with Thomas since he looked so real but instead he was fascinated by it and decided he needed to sit and guard the cake instead of playing outside on the bounce house with his friends! Devin was also quick to point out that Thomas is number 1 and not number 3...we knew that of course but thought since Devin was turning 3 it would be a good way to include it on the cake.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Joel & Candace Wedding @ River Inn, Chattanooga

We would like to congratulate Joel & Candace on their recent marriage at River Inn, Chattanooga. To compliment her organic green wedding Candace chose a 4 tier wedding cake with branches & leaves climbing up the side. For Joel we created a World of Warcraft cake. Thank you Joel & Candace for letting us be a part of your special day.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Chattanooga Cake Ace Contest

Well the long awaited, highly anticipated Chattanooga Cake Ace Contest finally arrived this past Sunday. After many hours working on our cake (unfortunately we got a very late start on our cake and had a few obstacles to overcome which led to us working all night Saturday to finish in time for the show on Sunday) we are very proud of the outcome. As you can see we made a replica of the historic Tivoli theatre for the bottom tier of our cake, it was comprised of 6 – 16” x 16” x 3” square cakes, on top of the Tivoli we have the Lookouts home plate, a hand-sculpted Lookouts baseball cap cake and a hand-poured and painted regulation size Belgian chocolate Baseball. The next tier was a replica of the original chocolate Moonpie box and we topped our masterpiece with a hand-poured sugar Coca Cola bottle. The cake itself weighed well over 150lbs (the Tivoli tier alone weighed 120lbs!). We are very proud to say that everything on our competition cake was edible made with actual cake, chocolate and sugar. We refuse to use rice crispy treats on a cake!!! The billboards on each side of the Tivoli are made from edible sugar paper as is the Coca Cola label.

In case you’re wondering or haven’t heard yet, we didn’t win. Well officially that is but of course we are a little biased and believe we had the best cake at the show (as did many of the vendors and hundreds of the general public who kindly offered their feedback) but we'll let the pictures speak for themselves. We are very proud of the fact that we made a true competition style cake, hit the theme spot of “Chattanooga Groom’s Cake” that we would happily put up next to any cake we’ve seen on Food Network, TLC or WEtv. We do have to say that Jennifer & Chad at Cup-a-Dee cakes also brought it with an awesome cake (I'll post a picture shortly). We knew Jennifer would present the strongest competition and hoped that she would rock and awesome cake, which she did…you go CoCo! (lol).

Although to us the whole Formal Affair/Cake Competition seemed to be unorganized and poorly supervised/time managed causing the bakers way too much lost time out of our very expensive booths away from potential customers this year (issues we are all addressing one by one) the highlight of the day was to when we got to meet the Ace of Cakes himself, Duff Goldman. Duff made our day when he told us, “Your cake is freaking bitchin’, flawless and better than any competition cake I ever made.” and it totally blew our minds when he asked us how to make the sugar coke bottle. I thought surely he was joking but he said he was serious. How cool is that? The Cake God himself…Ace of Cakes…Cake Master…Duff Goldman asking two small town bakers from Chatt Town how to make something?!!! Duff was gracious enough to take time to chat with all of our staff and take lots of photos with all of us and even asked the photographer to take a photo of just him and Erin (our 14 ½ yr old adopted daughter/intern who really is the one responsible for us making Duff style cakes to begin with), he autographed a few of our chocolate boxes. It was great to know that Duff really is the cool, down to earth, funny & friendly guy that we get to see on TV. Thanks Duff for the laughs and the memories forever etched in our minds and hearts! Rock on Ace of Cake…Rock On!

We served 1600+ cake samples and received wonderful feedback from dozens of other vendors and hundreds of people attending the show.

We have more photo's to post when I have more time but for the moment they are available on our facebook page.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Formal Affair 2011 & Cake Competion

We are now just one week away from the Formal Affair 2011 Bridal Show & Chattanooga's first Cake Ace competition. We are all extremely excited to be entering the competition which is going to be judged by Ace of Cake's Duff Goldman. Our Chattanooga themed grooms cake design is top secret and we can't wait to display it for everyone at the show as well as well as getting to meet Duff himself.

We have been working hard on creating some new wedding cake designs to display so if you will be attending the Formal Affair be sure to stop by the Couture Cakes booth to see some of our new wedding cake designs and sample some of our all natural cake.