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Spice up your baby shower!

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The way to someone’s heart is through their stomach, and one of the best forms of expression is through food, particularly cake. Cake is the perfect combination of self-expression, art, and celebration and it is something that brings our lives full-circle. We have cake on our first birthday, our last and everything in-between. From your Barbie cake on your sixth birthday to your cake on your college graduation, you let your personality come out in the form of frosting and flour. Cake shouldn’t have to wait until a first birthday though. A baby shower is the perfect opportunity for some cake, even more so, it is the perfect opportunity to reveal the gender of your baby. Using an ultrasound to tell your friends and family if you are having a boy or a girl is old fashioned, and well, boring. This much anticipated question is best answered in the form of food so it touches the hearts of your friends and families. Allowing friends and family to take part in something that involves your personality and your creativity will set the tone for the baby shower and even your baby. Solving a mystery with food is exciting and memorable, meaning everyone will remember your shower and more importantly, your baby. A baby shower should be fun, and so should your cake. There are so many ways to reveal the gender of your baby through cake, never leaving a dull moment at your baby shower.

  1. Multicolored cake – cake is in the shape of blue and pink gift packages with one section of the cake holding the reveal.
  2. Single layer cake – pink or blue cream on the inside will reveal the gender.
  3. Hidden object – a blue or pink egg, a mustache or lips, a bow or a bow tie will be hidden in the inside of the cake. One of your guests will discover the reveal when they bite into the cake.
  4. Cake with cake-pop balloons – one or all pops will reveal the gender. Guests won’t find out until they bite into their cake-pop.
  5. Kangaroo cake- the kangaroo’s pouch will hold the gender of the baby.
  6. Hunger Games Lottery cake- an object to pop a balloon will be placed inside of the cake, whoever finds the object gets to pop the balloon filled with blue or pink confetti.

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A prefect cake for a perfect marraige

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The adult food fight has been an age-old tradition honored by couples around the world. We have all seen it; the couple romantically cutting their first slice of cake together only to shove it in one’s face, leaving cake everywhere. Next thing you know, there is frosting in and on the bride’s dress, while more cake is falling out of her perfectly curled hair, and all over her face, which when wiped off, will smudge her flawless make-up. Some say this tradition brings good luck to the marriage, others say it is just plain rude. Some believe that what the couple does with the cake can determine the success of their marriage. Pastor Kevin A. Thompson predicts marriages based on how they shove the cake in each other’s faces. Some couples are more forceful than loving, or more prideful rather than being playful. His predictions have been mostly accurate. Weather you prefer to wear your cake instead of eat it, or just eat it, a lot of expectations are riding on your cake so make no mistakes.

  1. Plan – There is nothing more stressful than waiting until the last minute. Give yourself plenty of time to find exactly what you want.
  2. Test things out – Don’t settle for the first bakery you walk into and don’t settle for the first flavor of cake that you like. Try as many options as you can.
  3. Pick a bakery – The bakery you choose should fit into your budget and be willing to work with you.
  4. Pick what YOU want – Pick a cake you and your fiancé love, not one that your mother-in-law likes. This is your day, not hers.
  5. Flavor and style matter – if you are going to be eating or wearing your cake, it better taste good and look good. It is possible to have a good-looking cake that is also delicious.
  6. Enjoy it! – Remember to eat your cake, a lot of work went into making sure it was perfect, so enjoy it!

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With a perfect cake comes a perfect marriage. At least we can hope so.

The News Has Never Been Sweeter

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If you missed our clip on Good Morning! Arizona, it’s definitely something you’ll want to see. Jay got to talk about his jaw-dropping and mouth-watering “pumpicapple” pie/cake. That’s three different pies in three layers of cake! Have you ever seen or tasted anything like it?

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In addition, check out our cupcake christmas trees DIY ugly sweater cookies and. You’ll be everyone’s favorite party host or attendee when you provide these sweet treats.

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Watch clip here! 

Kristmas Kookies & Kakes

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The weather is finally getting cooler! If you don’t drink hot cocoa, sit by a fire, play a white elephant game, wear an ugly Christmas sweaters, decorate cookies and listen to incessant Christmas music until you want to pull out all of your hair… you’re doing it all wrong.

Unfortunately, our cookies would be a terrible white elephant gift because they’d actually be appreciated by the recipient. However, they would be a festive alternative to a mediocre tree ornament as a cute gift to give the gracious host of any holiday party you attend.

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Thrift stores and Pinterest are cornucopias of inspiration for you to win the prestigious “ugliest sweater award” at any party you attend. Give all the party attendees a taste of the glory by bringing cookies to share that match the award-winning sweater. If you aren’t confident you can replicate your magnificent sweater in cookie-form, just bring in the sweater you bought or made to KAK so we can whip up a batch of cookies that match you!

If you want to let your own creative juices flow, pick up the KAK cookie kit and get your friends together for a decorating party. The kit comes with a sugar cookie, 3 different colors of frosting, everything you need to for festive decorating detail and is only $8!

We wish you a Merry Christmas as your business makes our holidays merry and bright.

Thankful for Kakes

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Who says pie has to be the traditional Thanksgiving dessert? This is the year to mix things up and start new traditions. Some children haven’t acquired that taste for pie, and there are some adults who just simply prefer cake. We certainly do! Though your pants might not fit you by the end of the day, you know what would be fitting? A cake shaped like a turkey, of course.

Screen shot 2014-07-31 at 3.05.46 PMWhat are you thankful for? Most likely you said your family, food and football. We want to help you celebrate those things! Give us a picture of your family to create a replica of OR keep it simple and we’ll make a cake that resembles ye ol’ pigskin. The theme can even be catered to your favorite team.

football cakeWe are thankful for YOU! Thank you for your continued support this year. It feels good to have customers keep coming back and sharing in person or pictures on social media how much they enjoyed the taste and aesthetic appeal of our kick ass kakes!

 

Divas in Icing

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We love our divas–and they look amazing all iced up! Check out the life size Lady Gaga and Cher cakes we had the honor of baking!

We can make a life-size cake of anyone–simply send us your vision for a custom cake and we will get to baking, frosting and decoration!

Here’s the stats:

The Lady Gaga Cake stands over 5’9 inches including shoes and hair. She was created out cake, plus 80 pounds of buttercream and 80 lbs of fondant. The costume is a replica of one she wore in Tokyo and the cake took over 65 hours to create!

The Cher Cake was over 7 feet tall (to the top of her feathers) and took over 100 hours to complete. Cher is made of cake plus 95 pounds of fondant, 80 pounds of buttercream and she’s wearing one of her famous Oscar’s costumes. Cher’s face was made five times to assure perfection.

Everything on each cake was completely edible, including their eyelashes and both cakes required PVC pipe as a center support.

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Full size Gaga!

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Close up of her shoes!!

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In the flesh! er…Icing!

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The one and only..Cher.

So much more than just cakes…

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At Kick Ass Kakes…we know cake! From wedding cakes, to birthday cakes to really cakes for every occasion, we create one-of-a-kind dreams in icing.

But, we are so much more than just a cake bakery! From custom cookies, cupcakes, macarons and more, we are masters and sugar, flour and butter! And of course we offer gluten-free and vegan options!

Here’s some visually stunning cookies, cakes and macarons to feast your eyes upon.

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A Rainbow of Macarons

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We’ve got the scoop!

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How we do funfetti!

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Celebrate in style

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Beautiful cupcakes

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