Archive for February, 2011

Lucky Teacher!

Friday, February 25th, 2011

We have a customer, Jennifer, who has ordered dozens of cakes from us for many occasions. One thing she does is order a very special cake for her children’s teachers on their birthday.  She finds out the teachers hobbies and interests, passes the information on to us, and lets us create a wonderful cake.

I was not at the shop the week this cake was created.  When I got back to the store, I was looking through the photos of some of the cakes that had been ordered while I was gone.  I came across the photos of this cake.  Most of the time we just take a picture of the final product, but sometimes we get photos of the work in progress. Here are some photos of the cake as it was reaching the final stage.

When I saw this photo, I thought, wow, I really like the flowers on this cake.  I love how they have shading and two-tone in them.

Then I saw this photo.  Oh, I really like the shape and set up of this cake.  I like the clusters of flowers on the sides of the oval and then it looks like Sarah is adding a cluster of flowers on the top to match.

When this photo came up next I thought,”I really love the little pearls and beading worked into the design of this cake.  It is so feminine and beautiful.  The intricate border is so neat andI love the shades of pink in the design and how it all works together.”

Then I saw this photo and immediately called for Sarah to come to my office. 
She is the one who takes the majority of our photos and I really wanted to know the story of this cake!

So,what would you think if you saw this ultra feminine cake with a football on top?

I learned that this was a cake that Jennifer had ordered for a teacher..  The teacher LOVED pink and her hobby is playing flag football! So, this is the cake the teacher received for her birthday!

                                                     HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

                                                       Cool cake Sarah!


Welcome to the Classic Cakes blog!

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

This is a new venture for us and we are very excited to share with you some of the happenings around Classic Cakes.  Our posts will vary from news about the store, photos of cakes we have done, some “how did we do that” stories, unique anctedotes about orders we have taken, and helpful advice.  We hope you find our blog interesting and informative!

It is interesting that people will look at a photo of a cake and ask us how many the cake serves or they will just say that they want a cake that size.  When they come to pick it up, sometimes they remark that the cake is not as big as they thought it would be.  It is very hard to judge the size of a cake by a photo.  This was illustrated very well ( and accidentally) when I was looking through some photographs this week.

Here is a photo of a recent cake that we did.

Good job Jenny!

Looking at the photo, it is difficult to tell how big the cake is.  But things get even more complicated when you look at the next two photos.  These were taken while Jenny was working on the cake.


Is this a big cake or a small cake?

  We have the ability to show you exactly the size of your cake.  We have styrofoam dummy layers that we can stack or assemble so you can see just what your cake will look like.  If you ever have a question about the size of your cake, always ask the person helping you with your order.  If there is no styrofoam available, we can use our baking pans to help you visualize the size of your cake.

Just remember…perspective changes everything. Never assume!