Creative Cake Design by Tammy Hodge
1. Please Share a little about you and your company.
I have been baking and creating for my friends, co-workers, and family for many years. I am a self-taught baker and cake artist. One day I would love to take classes to hone and perfect my skills and be taught by some of my favorites. When the opportunity came in 2011 to perform my passion full time I took it! It is a blessing to be able to create a gorgeous, fun, and creative centerpiece for your special occasions. Not to mention YUMMY!
2. What is the one thing about yourself that most people do not know?
One thing that most people do not know about me... hmm, I'd say that it would be that I wanted to fix up and flip houses before coming into cake baking. I've always enjoyed walking into a project that people might think is not worth the trouble and making it into something beautiful.
3. What inspired you to be a cake baker?
I lost my job in a corporate lay off back in 2011 and knew that I did not want to go back into that field. I was already the "resident Martha Stewart" for our building of about 350 employees. I started really making cakes for them on the side just for fun while working there and the baby showers, birthdays, etc within the office. What turned out to be my gift at the time is now my full time passion.
4. What makes you unique in comparison to other Bakery's?
Comparatively speaking, we do a lot more buttercream than fondant. While we enjoy working and creating with fondant, we LOVE butter cream. I notice more bakers though using fondant. That is one thing that makes us unique. A major thing that I think makes us unique is that we do not yet have formal training. We feel very blessed in our gift.
5. What's one piece of advice you like to give brides?
One piece of advice that I give to brides is not to wait to order your dream cake. And it is definitely NOT JUST cake. It MUST look good but it is a SIN if it doesn't taste good as well! We feel like that people come to the wedding for 2 things (although we might be a bit partial to this). People come to the wedding to see the bride in her gorgeous gown and to have cake! That is the first thing we notice people searching for when they enter the reception. Where is the cake?
6. How can we find you?
We are open by appointment only at our shop at 311 Judges Rd.
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