A surprise Harry Potter cake!

One of the most important things that I believe Cakes by B offers, aside from delicious and beautiful cakes of course, is the personalized customer experience.  The cake I made recently is a perfect example of this.  I receive an email from a husband that wanted to surprise his wife.  His wife is usually the one that comes to me with the family cake requests and she takes great care to make sure they get a cake that they will love.  Here are some examples of cakes she has chosen for them.

MinecraftBadgeOnce Upon A Time Beautiful right?  Well her husband wanted to do something equally special, as a surprise, for her.  Since she is a huge Harry Potter fan this is what we came up with.

Harry Potter Gryffindor

But the surprises didn’t stop there!  When she cut into the cake this is what she saw…

Gryffindor Checkerboard

The cake itself was checkerboard pattern in Gryffindor colors!

Overall a beautiful cake for a wonderful lady.

Well, I love customer feed back and, as I said at the beginning of this post, I aim for wonderful and personal customer service every time.  So the day after the birthday party I received this message from the guest of honor:

“Bridgid,

The Harry Potter cake you made as a SURPRISE for my birthday today was fabulous!!!! I am constantly blown away by your beautiful creations, but I must tell you to be the one the cake was for was such a treat! And my favorite part…. my husband cut into the cake and it was checkerboard Gryffindor colors!!! The cake was beautiful, it was delicious, and I loved it!!! Thank you so much for making it!! I can’t wait to see what you will make for us next!!”

I think I succeeded this time.  🙂

Happy Birthday Melissa!

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February’s Flavor of the Month!

February is a month filled with passion, romance, love, and CHOCOLATE!

What cake can possibly sum all of that up?

The Devil’s Delight!

The Devil's Delight

Two layers of moist Devil’s Food cake, filled with a cool and creamy chocolate mousse, and topped with a spicy ancho chile chocolate frosting.

Yep, that about sums up the month of February!

Keep your eye out because Cakes by B will be offering lots of beautiful and delicious treats for Valentine’s Day.

A fun new cake trend!

There are a couple of fun cake trends right now that, when put together, make for a beautiful cake!

An ombre cake is one that has a gradation, from dark to light or light to dark, of any color.

Ombre Ruffles

A rose cake is a cake that has been completely covered in icing rosettes.

Put these two techniques together and you get a beautiful Ombre Rose cake!

Ombre Rose Cake

 

This cake is great as is, or you can add your own personal touch.   I just delivered this particular one to a young lady’s birthday party at Rol-A-Rink skating center in High Point.

It is Red Velvet cake, Cream Cheese icing filling, and Vanilla Buttercream frosting.

 She was having a snowflake themed birthday party so I added some white chocolate snowflakes!

Snowflake Ombre Rose

 

Pick your favorite cake, filling, and frosting flavors and your favorite color and PRESTO, you have a perfect cake for your next celebration!

Yo ho ho!

Ahoy me Hearties!

Cakes by B is all about pirates this week!

I made a fun birthday cake for a special little boy who loves Jake & the Neverland Pirates.

Jake & Pirates

So much fun and he loved it!

Pirate parties arrrrrrr fun and can be for anyone, of any age!  Whether they want actual pirates, a treasure chest full of beautiful jewels, or their favorite team’s mascot is a pirate, Cakes by B can make it!

A very unique wedding!

Cupcakes for wedding cakes have become very popular.  I have wanted to do a cupcake wedding, so imagine my surprise and excitement when I booked TWO cupcake weddings!

The first was for a very unique wedding.   The lovely couple has been together for a while and was taking a fun approach to their wedding…tie dye!

The bride sent me a picture of her tie-dyed wedding dress and asked me to use the colors in the cupcakes and…

here they are!

Here is a closeup…

I was very excited for how they turned out and they were a big hit!

I have done lots of traditional wedding cakes, but these were definitely different and fun to do!

Two more weeks until the next cupcake wedding!!!!

A birthday cake for a Harry Potter fan!

I recently received a request for a special birthday cake from a young man that was traveling all the way from Pennsylvania for his girlfriend’s birthday, here in Greensboro!  It was a Red Velvet cake with Vanilla Buttercream icing, and here it is!

The cake was a big hit with the birthday girl and everyone at the party.  Here is what he had to say the next day…

“Thanks for the cake!!! It turned out to be a huge hit, everyone was very impressed with the craftsmanship and the excellent taste :). You are my go-to cake maker!!! 5 stars service!”

Thanks Justin!

No matter your age, having a birthday cake based on your favorite book, movie, or character is always fun!

What would be your favorite to have on your next birthday cake?

A cast of characters!

There has been a cast of characters coming through here recently!

First to come through were the all popular Angry Birds!

Next to show up was Sonic the Hedgehog!

To finish off this parade Daredevil came blazing through!

We have seen lots of other characters come through too.  Who is your favorite?  

A Princess Pirate birthday party!

And how does that work exactly, you may ask…like this!

This party highlighted the jewels, but you could always go with the more “piratey” skull and crossbones.

What ever your theme is Cakes by B can make the perfect cake for you!