Friday, February 25, 2011

Gone Fishin'

Even though the weather isn't quite right for fishing, that doesn't stop us here at Indy Cakes!! As you can see, the catch of the day is quite large and he would actually provide 30 servings!!!! This would make not only a great birthday cake (Johnny is a lucky guy, huh?) but it would also be great as a groom's cake.

This cake was really a group effort. Lisa carved him and added his scales, Ashure used her airbrush and dusting magic to give him his amazing color and depth and Jill (yours truly) created a cutting board out of fondant on which our fishy could rest until he was ready to be eaten.

Now, if you've ever ordered an odd shaped cake, you know that sometimes it doesn't always fit in the box..... he's got just a little tail sticking out!

Would you like to order one for the fishing fanatic in your life?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A sweet proposal

For our avid Facebook followers (and if you don't follow us on Facebook, why not???) you already know that we had a very unique opportunity this past week to help a couple take the next step in their relationship. Allow me to share with you the story:

A few months back, we got a request from a young lady named Heather to make a small birthday cake for her boyfriend. She just wanted a simple cake that looked like a present so that he could have something a little bit special on his birthday. Well, the birthday boy, Delbert, loved the cake, as did Heather. When the time came for Heather's birthday, Delbert wanted to return the favor. He, however, decided to take it one step further.

Delbert asked us to make a cake in the shape of a diamond ring so that he could use the cake to propose to Heather!! We were, of course, very excited to be asked to be a part of such a special moment. We made a HUGE diamond ring, complete with a little sparkle in the diamond. We even made sure to check whether or not the ring should be white gold or yellow gold.

We had to keep this agonizing secret for 2 whole weeks prior to his picking up the cake! Delbert made sure that this would be a total surprise for Heather and we even made sure to use extra tape on the lid so that she couldn't peek. Delbert very graciously gave us a heads up after the party to let us know that she said "Yes!".

We are extremely happy for Delbert and Heather as they embark on their new life together and we were thrilled that we could be a part of such an important memory. Congratulations guys!!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Bridal Show!!!!

This Sunday, we will be participating in the Winder Wonderland Bridal Show at The Riverwalk on Sunday February 13th at 12:30pm. There will be cake and Cake Bites to sample as well as a few cute display ideas. We do have a few free tickets that we can give out on a first come first serve basis. Feel free to stop by and pick up one or two and come check it out!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Looking back, and looking forward

Two years ago today, I officially turned our sign from Closed to Open for the first time. It is an exhilarating feeling to see all of your hard work pay off. Now, there wasn't a rush of customers waiting in line, but we did have the phone starting ringing right away and it seems as though it hasn't stopped since.

Opening our little cake shop took almost 2 years of researching, planning, purchasing and building just to get to flip that sign. We laughed, cried, were laughed at by banks, and told by others that this was a horrible time to open a business, let alone one in the food service industry. However, we knew that the south side of Indy was just dying for a great cake shop to call their own. And we were right. In the past two years, we've helped countless brides, parents, friends, and family members make someones special day a little more yummy. We've made pirate ships, princess castles, tie-dyed disco themed towers, buildings, planes, armadillos and even a bedpan!!! Our customers have given us the opportunity to do so many fun and unique designs that not only challenge us, but keep us busy too.

We are extremely grateful to have been given this opportunity to do something we love and help make someones day just a little bit brighter. We look forward to all of the great new cakes to come and the amazing new opportunities.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Ah, winter

We, along with the rest of central Indiana, have enjoyed an onslaught of ice over the past few days. Our parking lot is a large ice rink.
We've tried shovels, we've tried ice salt. The wind just whipped the salt right off the ice! Then, when we went to the store to get more salt, the stores were sold out!!! While we love having customers stop by and check out our goodies, please be careful when visiting, as this is what our front step looks like:

Who else feels like ice skating?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Bad Weather Closing

Indy Cakes will be closed today due to weather/road conditions. We should have regular hours again tomorrow. We will be responding to emails.