Six tiers of beauty sit regally on the cake table during the reception of a local bride and groom, who have put their trust in baker, Kathy Tucker—owner of Kakes by Kat—to create their unique vision. The confection is cream-colored with delicate pearl piping and a cascade of light blue and coral flowers.
“This has become one of my favorite cakes,” Tucker said. “I loved that I was able to be an instrumental part in creating what the couple dreamed up.”
Not only did Tucker create a memorable floral cake for the main event, but she also created a Tex-Mex-themed groom’s cake for the couple’s big day that included tacos, beer and salsa, all made out of cake and rice cereal treats.
Tucker first fell in love with baking when she was a child. She decided eight years ago to pursue her passion more seriously and Kakes by Kat was born. Now she creates one-of-a-kind wedding cakes, birthday cakes, cupcakes, cookies and more for events all over Central Texas.
She makes sure each client gets exactly what they envision, no matter how out-of-the-box their ideas might seem. “We had a bride last year at the bridal show that came to our booth twice, ” Tucker said. “The second time she came by she said, ‘not only do I love your [cake] samples, but you’re the only person here that didn’t look at me with my idea and judge me or want me to change what I want for my cake.’”
Tucker said she loves hearing this positive feedback because she takes every design to heart. She wants brides to find a baker who will really care about making their day the best it can be.
“I would tell brides to weigh all of their options,” she said. “Make sure you have a connection with that person because that connection is going to be important down the line.”
The cake designer said she loves taking ideas and making them something the couple has never seen before.
“I don’t try to work in a little mold of what things should be or ought to be,” she said. “I love to give clients options.”
For more information about Kakes by Kat, visit www.kakesbykat.com, email Tucker at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (254) 644-4413.