Monday, December 13, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
We do have a few really fun announcements to make. First, we are please to announce that three of our cakes were recently published in the book 1000 Ideas for Decorating Cupcakes, Cookies and Cakes. We were asked last year (yes, we've been waiting 12 months to make this announcement!) to submit several photos for submission. We are very proud to be a part of this publication.
While this isn't so much an announcement as an interesting fact, we did a little figuring and determined that in the first year of our offering Cake Bites, we sold over 11,000 Cake Bites!!! How many of those did YOU get to enjoy? If you haven't tried them yet, be sure to contact us soon to place your order before the holidays.
Of course, we wanted to save the best announcement for last. While nothing is definite yet, we have been asked by THE FOOD NETWORK to submit an audition video. The most exciting part about this is that they found us, we didn't contact them first!!! Be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page for more details. We also want to say a big THANK YOU to George from Bouquet and Garter for helping us with the video audition tape!
Ok, so that should just about cover the recent going-ons here at Indy Cakes. We will be taking some time off for the Christmas and New Year's holidays, but I'll post those hours in another post next week.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
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Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Thank you for understanding.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
We look forward to meeting all of the brides and grooms-to-be. Also, be sure to stop by our booth to register to win a bag full of day-of goodies. You know all of those little things that are so helpful on the day of the wedding, well we put them all together in a cute little Indy Cakes tote bag.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Lastly, this cake helped bring the Irish heritage into the wedding. It's always nice to bring elements of your ancestry into your wedding, and it is especially nice when it is the form of a yummy cake!
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Please take a moment to register for this fun event and we look forward to seeing you there.http://www.jamesoncreations.com/Bridal-Jubilee-Expo.html
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
If you'd ordered a cake from us in the past and have a great shot of your little one with a face full of cake (or your new spouse for that matter!!), we'd love to see it! We might even create a page of satisfied customers if we can get enough photos.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
First, let me say that I am all for saving money. The problem is, so many DIY projects don't actually save you money, but rather cost you extra money and time (and let's face, your time is valuable!)
While there are many DIY projects out there, I'd like to address the DIY cake. I have outlined below a few things to think about when considering making your own cake :
- Have you decorated cakes before? (and been happy with the results) -- If not, I'd strongly suggest sticking with a professional. If you have, check out the next few items.
- Do you have recipes that will work?
- Do you have room in your home to mix, bake and store the cakes while cooling? Some homes do, most do not. Think about how many cooling racks you will need as well as where you can put them.
- Do you have pets or kids that will get into the cakes while they are cooling?
- Do you have the proper tools? Most kitchens don't have bowls big enough for all of the icing needed to fill/cover a cake for 150 people. Also, how much will you spend on new cake tools to roll/cut/pipe decorative pieces?
- Do you know how to stack a cake? If not, do you have the pillars/stand needed?
- Who will help you deliver the cake?
- Will the venue allow a cake that doesn't come from a licensed kitchen?
- When will you deliver the cake? Keep in mind, many venues have specific times for deliveries and may not be willing to accommodate you dropping off the cake before your hair appointment. Also, you'll need to plan for at least 2 hours for delivery. You will be driving slowly, taking a while getting the cake into the venue and getting set up.
- Will you be able to enjoy your wedding without worrying if you did a good enough job on the cake to ensure it stays upright during the day?
The bottom line is that there are some brides (or groom's) who can handle a DIY cake, but for most people, it is best to let someone (like me!) who has done hundreds of cakes do what they do best, make your day special.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Well, we've found a way!
We are offering a unique cake option for 4th of July. Behold, the flag on the inside!:
This is what the cake will look like when it is on the plate.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Yep, the city is working on removing septic systems and connecting the local houses to the city system, so there are a lot of roads here on the south side that are being torn up to provide access to these systems. If you have been by the shop in recent weeks, you have noticed that the lot next door has become a staging area for the heavy equipment being used for this project.
What does this mean to you? Well, luckily it is still pretty easy to get to us. The best way to access us is to use SR 135 and turn west on Epler. Since we are just 1/16th of a mile west of the intersection, there is no actual construction in the way, however you will have to go around the ROAD CLOSED sign.
If you are coming east on Epler from SR37, you will need to turn south on Bluff Road, then make a left onto Edgewood. This will take you back to SR135 where you can head north to Epler and make another left.
If you are trying to get to us and get lost, please just give us a quick call at 840-1562 and we can steer you in the right direction. Luckily, all of the surrounding streets connect in a grid-like pattern, so it is pretty easy to get back to us if you get off track.
We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause anyone and we appreciate your patience while the city finishes this project.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
This cake was for a couple who are using a monkey theme to decorate the baby's room. What's cuter than a baby monkey hanging from a tree? A baby monkey you cake eat!
This little ladybug served double duty, both as the top tier the cake and as the smash cake for the birthday girl. The gingham ribbon was handpainted.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
- Follow this link to vote for Indy Cakes to win the cover of the next issue of Indy Wedding Ideas: http://www.indyweddingideas.com/VOTEFORBESTWEDDINGCAKE.html
- Send everyone your know to vote for Indy Cakes as well!
Its just that easy!
So, how does this result in free Cake Bites? Well, if we get the cover, then we'll set up two weekends where you can stop by the shop and pick up a bag of 4 free Cake Bites to enjoy! We'll even have a variety of flavors available for purchase if 4 just won't be enough.
The contest ends April 5th, so we'll keep you posted.
(on a more serious note, our thoughts go out to the Cake Girls in Chicago whose studio was destroyed by a fire this morning. If there is anything we can do for you, please just let us know)
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
We can make cupcakes to accompany the main cake at your next event. This can be a great way to make up the extra servings that you need without increasing the cake size. It can also be a great way to accomodate small children at a mostly grown up function. Basic designs start at $15.00 per dozen. We can also make intricately decorated cupcakes. These would be priced based on the individual design.
We can also make mini-cupcakes. These are perfect for a finger food type party or where a full sized cake/cupcake might be too rich. They are also great for office pitch-ins, kids school parties or just having a BBQ!
Call us today to order your cupcakes!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Also, if you have't already, please take a moment to go out and vote for us on the Indy Wedding Ideas cover cake contest! We'd love to be featured as Indy's Elite wedding cake designer! http://www.indyweddingideas.com/VOTEFORBESTWEDDINGCAKE.html
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Also, please tell your friends to vote too! We'd love to be featured.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Our cakes are very different. All of our cakes include two layers of cake and a layer of filling which make our cakes just over 4 inches high. That is a tall cake! Because the cake is so much taller than a grocery store cake, you don't need a 2x2 square. Instead, you should cut a 1x2x4 piece. This not only provides you with a piece that offers the same amount of cake (8 cubic inches), but also provides for a prettier presentation on the cake plate.
Below I have provided a cutting guide. This is representative of an 8 inch round. While the pieces may not look as large as you are used to, keep in mind that they are 4 inches high.
Monday, March 8, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Now, just to provide you with a bit of scale for this photo, the board on which the cake sits is 2 feet wide by 3 feet long! It took two people to carry it and we definitely had to rest when all was said and done. The end result was a happy birthday boy, so it was definitely worth it! Happy Birthday Jimmy!
Monday, March 1, 2010
Stay tuned for pics of some of our wonderful cakes from the past two weeks, including the Taj Mahal!!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Please visit the Community Life Center website for additional information: http://www.clcindy.com/
We look forward to seeing you there!
Monday, February 15, 2010
First, Raquel asked us to help make her son's first birthday party special with a carnival themed cake. Even if you have a fear of clowns, you have to admit that these guys are pretty cool. The best part, the clowns are totally edible!
(A very special "Hi!" to Raquel's family in Puerto Rico!)
Next, we have our foray into the Tapered Tiers look. We have had a few requests for these types of cakes lately. Notice how the top of the tier is slightly wider than the bottom. Also, we've been making a lot of baby booties lately. They are just so cute!
Ever wonder what kind of cake your shoe-loving/cake-loving girlfriend would like? How about a cake that looks just like the shoes you got her as a gift? That is what Kyle asked us to do. He brought us the shoes and we made the cake!
For every princess, a castle! This castle is especially cool because the second tier is actually a king sized cupcake that doubles as the smash cake for the little princess.
Speaking of smash cakes, we often make a little cake to coordinate with the main cake. We find that Chocolate cakes tend to make for the best first birthday photos!