Monday, March 29, 2010

Who wants free Cake Bites?

Well, obviously EVERYONE! Here's how to make it happen:

  1. Follow this link to vote for Indy Cakes to win the cover of the next issue of Indy Wedding Ideas:
  2. 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

Do you make cupcakes?


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

Happy St Patrick's Day

While we are busy today working on a wonderful wedding cake for this weekend as well as several other occasions, I thought I'd take a moment to wish everyone a little luck of the Irish!

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!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

We're in a Contest!!!

Indy Cakes has entered a contest that would feature our cake on the COVER of the new Indy Wedding Ideas magazine. Please take a moment to follow this link to place your vote:

Also, please tell your friends to vote too! We'd love to be featured.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Making the most of your cake

One of the differences between a custom bakery and a grocery store bakery are the serving sizes. Many people are used to cutting the sheet cakes from the grocery stores. These are usually 2x2x2 squares. The grocery store cakes are typically only a single layer, with no filling.

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

Facebook update

In our never ending quest to understand Facebook, we are claiming a victory! Our Fan Page is now active and the address is easier than ever Please check us out today and become a fan!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Taj Mahal Cake!

A few weeks ago, we had a former bride, Mary Ann, come to us to see if we can help make her dad's birthday party a little more special. You see, her dad was stationed in India while serving in the military. He would tell his children stories about the Taj Mahal and how beautiful it was. Naturally, Mary Ann decided this would be the perfect centerpiece for his birthday celebration!

Now, being a man of a few years, her dad has garnered many friends and family, so Mary Ann was going to need a LOT of cake. Also, since her dad is a huge chocaholic, the entire cake is Chocolate.
And, without further delay, I present the Taj cake form!

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!

In addition to making a well known landmark, here are a few other cakes that we worked on that week.

Monday, March 1, 2010


When Indy Cakes first setup our Facebook page, it was set up as a personal page. We have now create a Fan-based page. Please take a moment to become a fan of Indy Cakes on Facebook. We will be making a few more updates and posts in the coming weeks.!/pages/Indy-Cakes/334033731683?ref=search&sid=1492497840.1215341433..1

Stay tuned for pics of some of our wonderful cakes from the past two weeks, including the Taj Mahal!!