BATTER UP CUSTOM CAKERY
Bringing the cakes of your imagination to life!
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