Time to Say Goodbye… For Now, at Least

Written by Nicole on October 11th, 2010

To all the wonderful supporters and fans of Wicked Cakes:

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the amazing past few years – it’s been a true joy and honor creating cakes for your very special occasions, and I’m so grateful to you for the experience.

After much (MUCH!) soul-searching and consideration, I’ve made the decision to put Wicked Cakes on hiatus indefinitely. While it continues to be a source of incredible joy for me, my personal and professional commitments have limited my ability to give Wicked Cakes the love and attention it deserves. It’s so important to give each of my clients my absolute attention and care, I’m just not able to give the full 100% these days.

I don’t know what the future holds, and I do hope to continue serving the Austin community down the road, but for now, it’s time to say goodbye. Thank you again for your incredible support and understanding, and I wish you all the very best!

Nicole

Wicked Cakes on Style Me Pretty this Week!

Written by Nicole on April 8th, 2010

What a lovely surprise! You may recall the fantastic couple, Natalie and James, whose cake I did last fall. They are one of the sweetest couples I’ve met, and their gorgeous wedding was featured yesterday on Style Me Pretty. Check out all the lovely family and vintage details from the day - it was truly beautiful!


Wedding Photography by Whitney Lee Photography. Photo Sourced from 2 Dine 4 Catering in Austin, TX.

Wicked Cakes on Style Me Pretty

Amazing Engagement Pictures by Whitney Lee of Whitney Lee Photography

Written by Nicole on March 14th, 2010

Hi everyone! Well, I suppose it’s clear that I’ve been a little distracted from the blog since the beginning of the year… my apologies! As you know, my boyfriend and I got engaged over the holidays, and it’s been quite the whirlwind trying to get the wedding all planned. Add some significant hand surgery (long story - involves falling on a cactus! I’m doing great now!), and things have just been a little nuts.

Since the moment we were engaged, I’ve been excited about having engagement (and wedding!) photos done by Whitney. She is the owner and head photographer extraordinaire of Whitney Lee Photography here in Austin, TX, and she’s also officially becoming my family. You see, she is the lovely mother of my fantastic soon-to-be stepson.

My fiance and I wanted something a little different, a little more “editorial” for our engagement pictures, so we decided to go with a Mad Men-inspired theme. The lovely folks at the Highball graciously let us shoot at their fabulous venue, and we got all dolled up 60’s style for the photos. Whitney was absolutely amazing, taking two people who have a proven history of being ridiculously unphotogenic and creating these gorgeous works of art. I hope you enjoy them - we certainly do!

You can check out all of Whitney and her team’s work at www.whitneyleephotography.com. Take care!

Ben & Leah’s Wedding

Written by Nicole on March 14th, 2010

Fluttery discs square

Last night, my fiance and I celebrated the marriage of our dear friends Ben and Leah at the lovely Hamilton Twelve outside of Austin. After a beautiful ceremony, we enjoyed the amazing Austin weather at the outdoor reception and danced the night away with friends and family.

Ben and Leah asked me to create their wedding cake(s) a while back, and it was such a pleasure and honor to design something special for them. Rather than the classic bride and groom cake combination, the couple wanted to have multiple coordinated cakes that were each unique in design. I created three cakes, including one that was inspired by the lace pattern in the bride’s dress. The topper on the green cake was actually designed and created by the groom! The cakes were split between our Lemon-Raspberry Dream and Southern Red Velvet flavors.

Lace

Tall Green Square

Green Cake with Topper

Congratulations, Ben & Leah!

Sorry it’s been a while!

Written by Nicole on January 16th, 2010

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve had a fantastic month… I’m sorry I haven’t posted in a while! The holidays were fantastic… in fact, I had the best Christmas present a girl could get… My lovely boyfriend proposed! We’re getting married later this year here in Austin, so things are going to be busy!!

I’ve got some fun new designs below for you to check out… hope you like them!

GIRLY BIRTHDAY CAKE

Girly 1st Birthday Cake


DENIM & PEARLS BIRTHDAY CAKE

Denim & Pearls Birthday Cake

PINK & BROWN 1ST BIRTHDAY CAKE

Brown & Pink 1st Birthay Cake

MOD MONKEY MAD HATTER CAKE

Mod Monkey Mad Hatter Cake

40TH BIRTHDAY HUNTING CAKE

40th Birthday Hunting Cake

GUITAR CASE CAKE WITH EDIBLE BAND “STICKERS”

Guitar Case Cake with Edible Band Stickers

GUITAR HERO WEDDING CAKE

Mad Hatter Wedding Cake with Guitar Hero

Black & White 40th Birthday Cake with Modern Circles

Written by Nicole on December 11th, 2009

Black & White 40th Birthday Cake 1000x500

This 40th birthday cake is a “double barrel” cake, which is basically two 8″ round tiers stacked and iced to look like one super-high tier. Happy 40th!

Holiday / Christmas Cake with Fondant Bow

Written by Nicole on December 10th, 2009

Holiday / Christmas Cake with Fondant Bow

Happy holidays, everyone! I can’t believe we’re halfway through December. I haven’t done a bit of Christmas shopping - ugh!! However, I have been busy designing away - here’s the latest project. This holiday-themed design included red, white, and silver accents, including a large fondant bow topper. Of all the “stripe-y” cakes I’ve done, I’m most pleased with the vertical stripes on the bottom tier of this one… :)

I’ll have several more designs to share before the holiday break… stay tuned!

Baseball Cupcakes for the Team

Written by Nicole on December 8th, 2009

Baseball Cupcakes

These little vanilla/vanilla cupcakes are for the team party for the Austin little league team Orange Crush. They had a great season and deserve to do some celebrating tonight! Go team!

5-Tier Modern Cake with Handmade Sugar Orchids

Written by Nicole on December 6th, 2009

I can’t tell you how excited I was to design this cake! The design is is five tiers, inspired by the lovely centerpiece arrangements created by Michelle at the Silver Vase. Each tier was covered in pearly white or teal fondant and accented with brown satin ribbon. My favorite part of the design is the cascade of delicate, handmade sugar orchids.

Sugar Orchid Wedding Cake

Sugar Orchid Wedding Cake

Sugar Orchids

Wicked Cakes Featured on the Fabulous Sienna Wedding Blog

Written by Nicole on November 30th, 2009

Hi all! Just wanted to share the lovely post that Meg of Sienna Wedding: Finds for the Modern Bride did earlier this month on Wicked Cakes…

From Sienna Wedding:

When I came upon this cake by Austin based cake designers at Wicked Cakes, I could not pass up the chance to post it. I love the simplicity of the cake itself, and the pop of color and life that comes from the butterflies.

Check out the blog! Meg brings together absolutely lovely photos of all things wedding, from cakes to exquisite table settings to real weddings. Thanks, Meg!