Friday, May 25, 2012

Cake-Ups are here!!!!!

Yep, we all have that memory of the ice cream truck coming down your street, playing that distinctive music and your mom or dad finally letting you get one of those delicious push-pops, sitting on the curb and trying to eat every last drop before it melted onto your swimsuit....ahhh summer. 

Now, you can relive those memories all year 'round with a little twist.  I now introduce you to Cake-Ups!  These treats are the latest and greatest in the individual treat craze.

Cake-Ups are layers of cake paired with layers of frosting.  Each Cake-Up provides a little more cake that a standard cupcake. 
We can have different colored frosting based on your event.  How cute would these be for your 4th of July event!  Because of their size, they are much easier to take to a fireworks show and because they don't require a plate or fork, there is less mess!!!

Enjoying a Cake-Up doesn't take much skill!  The stick is held firmly in the bottom of the tube and cannot be pulled out from the bottom, only pushed up to the top.  Each layer makes its way to your mouth by a gentle push of the stick.  All you have to do is enjoy it before someone else takes a bite!!
Cake-Ups aren't just for kids either!  Grown-ups enjoy them too, even if they make more of a mess than the kids!

You can also display the Cake-Ups in a variety of ways.  Here, we just used a simply metal pot, put in a little styrofoam to hold them in place, and voila!

Cake-Ups are sure to be a big hit at your next party.  These are also a great way to be sure that you've done something unique!

Call today for details and to place your order.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Random Act of Kindness

I have the most amazing clients. Let me share with you one couple’s love story. Elizabeth and Kris had been dating for several years. Kris had asked Elizabeth to marry him several times, but Elizabeth was hesitant because of their large age difference (about 10 years). Finally, Elizabeth agreed and they began joyfully planning a wedding for this coming May. They chose to give us the opportunity to make their wedding cake. I could tell during their tasting appointment that this couple was truly in love. We designed a cake, paid for the whole order and checked one more item off of their wedding to-do list.

Sadly, their wedding would not take place. Kris unexpectedly passed away last week. To say that our hearts go out to his family, friends and Elizabeth feels inadequate. To see their lives together cut short is so very tragic.

However, this is where the amazing part comes in. Elizabeth and Kris were both very giving people. Kris would donate monthly to a local mission and would help others whenever he could. In that spirit, Elizabeth has provided us with an amazing opportunity. Since their wedding cake was already paid for, rather than have us refund her money, she wants to donate that money to another couple who is struggling to pay for their wedding. She wants to make sure that another couple can enjoy the cake that she and Kris are not able to. She knows that this is something that Kris would want her to do. I can’t help but think that this is one of the most wonderful ways to turn something so full of grief into something so full of joy.

What I am asking for from you all, is to send me the story of some couples who need some help with their wedding, specifically the wedding cake. We will accept submissions until March 23rd, then Elizabeth and I will review them and choose a couple to receive a free wedding cake. The cake will be designed by the couple. All Elizabeth wants in return is a photo of the cake. Please send your submission story to with the subject line “Submission” and be sure to include the following information:
* The couple’s name
* Wedding Date
* Wedding Venue
* Number of guests
* How they met
* How a free cake will help them out

Again, I have the most amazing clients and I am thrilled that I get to be a part of this wonderful act of kindness.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Cakes for ANY Occasion (and we do mean ANY!!)

Howdy faithful blog readers. Have you been anxiously awaiting another post? I hope so, and I'm also hoping that this post won't disappoint.

Our saying here at Indy Cakes is that we make "Cakes for any Occasion". Some people have really put that to the test lately.

Don't get me wrong, we love having a unique reason for making cakes, so we decided that this post would be dedicated to not only those cakes which make you wonder "What kind of party is THAT!?", but also a very, very special cake at the very end.

This first cake, is obviously for a Tea Party. Not anything political, but an actual tea party. Not too many people host tea parties nowadays, but it's nice to know that cake is still considered a staple for the occasion!

If you think this next cake is an air conditioner, then you're correct! This lucky cake recipient had just gotten certified as an HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) specialist. What better way to celebrate than with a cake that looks like an air conditioner that you don't have to fix!!!

This next cake had our "Most Unique" award up until last week. This particular cake was in celebration of a man being colon cancer free for 5 years. We thought a butt cake was the only appropriate way to mark this particular, if not peculiar, milestone.

Last, but certainly our best, we have the following cake:

Yes, that is a kidney. In cake form. This story brings a tear to my eye every time I tell it. Several years back, a solider was injured, but nothing life threatening. He told his sister (who was also away due to military service) that he was just fine. Well, several years later, she comes home to find out that his condition is worse than he let on and that he would benefit greatly from a kidney transplant. She decided to get tested to see if she was a match, and as you can tell from the photo, she was. She wanted to use the cake as a well to tell her brother that she was going to donate her kidney to him to allow him to life a better life.

I don't think we will ever find a better reason to create a cake, but I welcome the chance to find out.