Bring­ing the cakes of your imag­i­na­tion to life!

Public News (Houston) - - NICK’S LOCAL EATS - An in­ter­view with Amy LaCaze story by Nick Rama with photos by Amy LaCaze [email protected]­lic­new­son­

Look­ing for more than a gro­cery store cake for your spe­cial oc­ca­sion? I have found a prod­uct that tastes great and looks pro­fes­sional, from a cot­tage baker named Amy LaCaze, with her new busi­ness called Bat­ter Up Cus­tom Cak­ery. Amy had been mak­ing beau­ti­fully cre­ated cakes just for fam­ily and friends, but luck­ily for us she was con­vinced by those same friends to open up a busi­ness to sell her cakes. I had the plea­sure to or­der one of her cus­tom cakes for my son’s birth­day last year and let me tell you that this cake was moist and de­li­cious and his Scooby Doo Mys­tery Ma­chine cake looked fan­tas­tic too. Just about all the par­ents that were in at­ten­dance wanted to know where we got the cake and the all kids barely came up for air once they had their first bite. I have no­ticed when you or­der a cake from a gro­cery store or a com­mer­cial mega store, the cakes ei­ther look great and taste ok or it taste great and look just av­er­age. I can tell you from per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence that Amy cake’s are de­li­ciously tasty and look in­cred­i­ble. Ev­ery time Amy posts one of her latest cre­ations on the Bat­ter Up Cus­tom Cak­ery Face­book page, I am truly amazed at her work. I am sure Amy can make a princess cake or Teenage Mu­tant Nin­jas cake bet­ter then just about any­one else, but if you are look­ing for some­thing more cre­ative and or dif­fi­cult I am sure she could ac­com­mo­date you. Some of her cre­ations I have seen are an Xbox Cake, a Doc­tor Who Tardis, a Mine Craft themed one, ed­i­ble Le­gos and even some Tif­fany blue boxes. Birthdays, an­niver­saries, en­gage­ments, com­mu­nions, showers, re­tire­ments or any oc­ca­sion you can think of Amy can han­dle your love ones spe­cial re­quest. I got to talk with Amy about her al­ready very suc­cess­ful busi­ness and here is what she had say:

How did you come up with the name of your busi­ness?

I took a poll on my per­sonal Face­book page and Bat­ter up Cus­tom Cak­ery was my fa­vorite. With both of my boys in base­ball, it seemed fit­ting.

Where did you learn to bake cake and dec­o­rate cakes?

I’m pretty much self taught and with ev­ery cake I make, I learn some­thing new. YouTube is a great source of in­for­ma­tion for the ques­tions I have.

What types of cakes do you do?

I’ve done birth­day cakes, baby shower cakes, grad­u­a­tion cakes and 1 wed­ding cake so far. I have a cou­ple of more wed­ding cakes sched­uled, so I’m ex­cited to gain more ex­pe­ri­ence with those.

You orig­i­nally started mak­ing cakes for friends and fam­ily, why did you de­cide to ex­pand to a busi­ness?

Yes, I started with just mak­ing birth­day cakes for my 2 kids and then I had a few peo­ple ask me to make cakes for them as well. I never planned on start­ing my own busi­ness un­til my youngest child started Kinder­garten in Au­gust

Nick Rama

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