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Food Themed Cake Design

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Have you ever wanted a custom cake that looks like a platter of mouth-watering sushi? How about a cake that is a replica of your Thanksgiving turkey? We can do that! Well, we like to think we can create any custom cake you could possibly dream up.

Here’s a look at some of our “food” creations!

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This Thanksgiving turkey cake looks good enough to…bake?

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Need a jolt of caffeine. This is one of several Starbucks cakes we have created over the years.

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Nothing says Happy Birthday like a custom designed birthday cake that matches the passion of the person you are giving it to!

10553541_930960886924984_7257098683831220878_nThis Kitchenaid mixer cake was a big hit on a recent television segment. It’s so realistic that some were fooled! But alas, it’s all edible!

Contact us today for a quote on your dream birthday or wedding cake! We have exemplary service and will bring your cake dreams to life!

Fabulous Fall Cake Designs

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As the weather cools off into the 90s, you may sense a crisp breeze in the air. Ok not really. It’s still really hot here, but it’s September! And that means fall is here!

Planning a football themed party? Of course you’ll need a unique cake that matches your theme! Here’s an example of a very life-like football that we created for a client last season.

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Perhaps you are having an autumn wedding and you’re looking for a cake that matches the beautiful fall harvest colors and you’re simply not a traditional wedding cake fan?

Look at this stunning option! Complete with ornate leaves and flowers and covered in fondant.

autumn wedding cakeWhatever the reason, Kick Ass Kakes has all of your fall cake needs covered. We make the most delicious, beautiful and hand decorated cakes in the Valley!

contemporary gold square

This square, tiered cake is covered in an ornate gold leaf frosting and is another unique wedding cake design that’s perfect for the fall months. Contact us today for a free consultation and we’ll showcase your personality in cake and frosting.

Kick Ass Kakes In The News

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Kick Ass Kakes has had a wild ride promoting our incredible, edible and stunning custom creations in the news of late.

Several local television stations– showing off our elegant and handmade cake designs– have featured KAK.

Chef Jay has been hard at work featuring everything from back to school snack ideas like his famous “Fruit and Cake” bars, to unique cake design and decorating tips for even the most novice cake bakers.

His first appearance was with local Channel 3 “Arizona’s Family” and Jay showed off his skills at frosting and layering cake with an emphasis on teaching a home baker hot to master beautiful cake design.

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Next, he was featured on ABC’s Sonoran Living where he showcased three recipes. First, he make his “Fruit and Cake” bars that are vegan, gluten free and full of flavor, making them an excellent back to school snack. He also was able to create his whipped peanut butter frosting dip recipe and then he turned the dip into a decadent filling for a layer cake or filled chocolate cup.

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Finally, Fox 10 came out to the bakery and was “wow-ed” beyond words by Jay’s extremely talented cake décor and design. Kristen Anderson was seriously impressed by the level of skill and talent when it comes to custom designed wedding, birthday or special occasion cakes that the KAK Shop can produce.

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So don’t take our word for it—Kick Ass Kakes has shown the Valley of the Sun all they are capable of when it comes to stunning, unique and custom cake design as well as a myriad of other specialty dessert options. Contact us today for a quote and we’ll make your sweet dreams come true.

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Kick Ass Kake Breaking news

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We have a very exciting news to share with you.

KickAssKakes is getting ready to move out to a new upgraded location.

We started the process last September. Choosing location, choosing architect, choosing design approach, etc. Hopefully we will be in our new location by end of April 2012.

Right now we are in the process of going through construction, Yes, we already have a chic design by Tomecek architects. The construction is getting carried out by Arete Construction Inc.

What we like to do in our KickAssKakes blog is to have you participate as our construction process comes through. By looking at the images maybe you can give us some ideas about color choices, or other things.

Having said that, we will definitely update our blog with most recent images of the site. So, first off, we would like to familiarize you with the site and its surroundings.

1) This shows the location of the site, it is at the intersection near Camelback ave and Central ave.

 2) The nearest Lightrail station is only five minutes walking distance.

3) Here are some cool markers around the site.

4) Soon KickAssKakes name is going to be in this billboard.

5) The Catholic Church is right accross the street.

and here are some images of the existing storefront.

Do you have the ‘Spine’ to do this?

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KAK bakery has the spine to do this.

KAK bakery would go the whole nine yards to

figure out all the details and replicate them just as they are.

KAK bakery would not stop where others would.

KAK bakery knows how to keep raising the bar.

Flowers on a Cake

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Flowers on cakes…

gum paste flowers

Nothing can compare to the color of fresh flowers, but
should they be on a cake.

fresh vs gum-paste flowers.

Fresh flowers:

Pros – easily accessible, natural color

Cons – need water or they may wilt, chemicals (pesticides), some flowers are poisonous, stems fragile and limited design options on cake, limited to availablity

Gum-paste flowers

Pros – custom color and size, custom shape, can be draped
and arranged unlike fresh flowers, can be preserved for display

Cons – may cost more, color may not be natural

red gum paste roses

these hand made roses are bold red, look realistic and can be kept on display under glass. 

MLK Day

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was signed into legislation as a National Holliday on November 2, 1983 by President Ronald Reagan. To align myself with the thoughts of the great leader I take the opportunity to serve fabulous “soul food” with “southern flavor”. Here are some options to impress your guests with these fabulous southerner desserts.

Southern Breads: corn bread (no sugar), hoe cakes, hot water cornbread, hot fluffy biscuits.

A fabulous Southern dessert: such as peach or blackberry cobbler, Buttermilk pie, Sweet Potato Pie, Southern Coconut Cake, or bread pudding.

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Cake Quiz:

1. If you were eating genoise (pronounced GEN-wahz), you’d be enjoying:

 a. An almond cake
 b. A custard-filled pastry shell
 c. sponge cake
 d. A ladyfinger-lined mold filled with Bavarian cream
2. Who invented Baked Alaska?
a. A Revolutionary War traitor named Benjamin Rumsford, who invented it after he fled the U.S. for England
b. Jonas T. Wilkerson, White House chef to Andrew Johnson, who created it to celebrate the Alaska Purchase
 c. An unknown pastry chef at a hotel in Anchorage, Alaska
 d. Cookbook author Fanny Farmer
3. If you ordered a Black Forest Cake, you’d get:
a. A rich chocolate layer cake made with chocolate, not cocoa powder, filled and frosted with chocolate icing
b. A chocolate layer cake filled with Kirsch-flavored whipped cream and sour Morello cherries, topped with chocolate curls
 c. A chocolate layer cake with a coconut pecan filling and chocolate frosting, topped with more coconut
 d. A rich chocolate layer cake filled with apricot jam and iced with a velvety, rich, ganache-like chocolate
4. If you ordered tea cakes with your tea, you’d get:
a. Jam sandwiches
b. Small iced cakes
 c. Crumpets
 d. None of these
Correct answers: 1. A sponge cake. 2. Revolutionary war traitor Benjamin Rumsford. 3. A chocolate cake filled with Kirsch-flavored whipped cream and sour Morello cherries, topped with chocolate curls, 4. None of these.

Cake History

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Cakes were called “plakous” by the Greeks. These cakes were usually combinations of nuts and honey. 

During the Roman period cakes were called “placenta.”

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Fruits and vegetables are must for a diet. I suggest carrot, pumpkin or coconut cake.