Flowers on Cakes: Fresh vs. Sugar

Many many couples have asked for advice on whether to have fresh or sugar flowers on their wedding cake. The answer is convelluted. There aren't very many prettier things than fresh flowers for a cake, though there are many ways to achieve it incorrectly. You really do not want to give your closest friends and family gastroenteritis or worse, cancer.Here are some considerations and cautions for a safe and beautiful cake:Pesticides: The pesticide doses and types used to grow flowers are not the same as vegetable pesticides, and in some cases cause cancer when ingested. Flowers are not grown with the consideration of human consumption. Therefore, we recommend that the flowers being used for cake decoration be doused with something like a "FIT" Fruit Spray, then submerged in cool water for 30 minutes. The submersion allows for the dessolution of the chemicals as well as gets any little bugs living [...]

2020-03-01T13:43:18-07:00Categories: Cake|

What’s a groom’s cake anyway?

To Groom's Cake, Or Not To Groom's Cake? So many of our couples come in and ask if they need a groom's cake, and what is it, and do they really need it?? So much of a wedding is traditional, and done just because that is "how it has always been." But traditions vary from region to region and change over time. We've found that here in Denver Groom's Cakes are fun and done in about 10% of the weddings we create. Now whether this number is skewed as we have the skill to carry out fun groom's cakes or not is a good question...? According to Wikipedia,      "a groom's cake is a wedding tradition originating in Victorian England,[1] but observed more often in the modern age in the American South. While a wedding cake may often be decorated in white and light in texture or color, the groom's cake can take a variety [...]

Amazing cake by amazing people!

Every once in a while we make a cake that is just short of a miracle. Bobby, Blake and Nicole all worked on this architectural feat to help Regis University raise funds for it's new building, The Anderson College of Business. 'Hats off to them for an amazing job well done. And best wishes to Regis University. #buildingcake #cakedenver #passionforedibleart

2017-04-20T21:56:03-06:00Categories: Cake|

KUVO’s Cookie Dough Drip Cake

Cookie dough drip cake with gold bling Drip cakes are a phenomenon that is sweeping the nation. You basically take a delicious cake and "drip" something tasty down the sides such as chocolate ganache, or another color of icing. Then start piling up fun bits of candy, cookie, cake pops, whatever! It's always a bonus to have edible glitter and sparkle! Here's that scrumptious cookie dough drip cake created by Bobby for KUVO. We're helping to promote their "Live at the Vineyard" fundraising event. This will be the 4th year we have participated in this event. We always have so much fun. The food is fantastic, the wine is to die for, and the music is over the top. To register for this event click here. It's too bad "sparkle" doesn't show up that well in photos.

The Makery Cake Co on KUVO

The Makery Cake Co at KUVO on Eats and Beats   tres leches cake Tiramisu Cake                     Founder, Desiree Kelly, talked with Lando and Chavis this morning on KUVO's "Eats and Beats." We discussed the upcoming event "Live at the Vineyard" happening at Balistreri Vineyards on August 8. The Makery Cake Co will be making pink champagne cupcakes to tantalize your tastebuds while you enjoy dinner, wine, and fabulous jazz. We also mentioned our Vanilla Cookie Dough Cupcakes, Tres Leches Cupcakes, and Tiramisu cake. If you just have to have them, order below. Please allow 4 days notice. Topsy Turvy Cake For those of you who are wondering...This is a "topsy turvy cake." Where you just "put it in the car and slam on the breaks."  We really don't do that, but they look great! [...]

Memorial Day

The Makery Cake Co wishes to honor our servicemen and servicewomen who have served our country in the past and are serving now. We are grateful.

2015-05-21T06:16:51-06:00Categories: Cake|Tags: |

Mother’s Day Cake Decorating Event at Water to Wine May 7, 2015

You will love decorating a cake for mom, with mom, or because "mom" needs some time to decorate a cake and have a glass of wine! This event includes a pink champagne cake, use of everything needed to decorate it, a complimentary glass of wine, and a bottle of wine for mom provided by Water to Wine. 6 pm to 7:30pm May 7, 2015 at Water to Wine 8130 S. University Blvd, Littleton, CO 80122. One person $50. Two people $90. Seating is limited. Click here to register

2019-06-06T16:17:04-06:00Categories: Cake, Class|Tags: , |

Valentine’s day trivia!

In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who would be their Valentine. They would wear this name pinned onto their sleeves for one week for everyone to see. This was the origin of the expression "to wear your heart on your sleeve." Check out The Makery's Valentine's day specials!

Romantic Valentine’s Cake and Cupcake Specials

Choose your cake flavor and we'll rotate it with scrumptious strawberry bavarian cream and top it with buttercream and chocolate ganache dipped strawberries and fun heart sprinkles for that extra little sugar crunch. Fun Valentine cupcakes are great for any age. Cupcake Bouquet

Tiramisu Cake On Sale for November

This is some serious cake! Scrumptious vanilla cake doused in Tiramisu goodness. Tiramisu bavarian cream and whip cream icing topped with chocolate spikes and cocoa. MMmmmm!!

2014-11-03T21:34:42-07:00Categories: Cake|

Cake Painting Class and Wine Tasting

The Makery Cake Co is hosting a wonderful Mother and Daughter event on May 7, 6:30-8:30pm.  The two of you will be painting floral cakes just in time for a lovely Mother's day dinner. A complimentary wine tasting will be given for those over the age of 21. Click here to register.   Photo courtesy All Digital Photography and Video

Say Cheese Mr. Rabbit… Cake

Just a little something to brighten your Easter..With cake of course! We've been very excited about painted cakes since we had our cake painting event at Canvas and Cocktails, so now we're painting cakes every chance we get. We'll also be CLOSED on Easter so that we celebrate with our families.Your browser does not support the video tag

2014-04-18T16:17:03-06:00Categories: Cake, Events|Tags: , |

Spring Cake on sale for April

Spring Cake From The Makery Cake Co   Spring has Sprung at The Makery Cake Co and we are back into flowers for your celebrations. This lovely cake is more wide than tall to accommodate lots of roses. Pick your favorite color, and we'll put three shades on the cake for you. It's also a great Mother's Day cake!

2014-04-07T13:02:41-06:00Categories: Cake, Party, Sale|

New Cake Decorating Party Themes

We asked, and you told us! Themed birthday parties it is!!! The very talented sugar artists at The Makery Cake Co put their heads together to bring you 7 themes to cater to any age! You can still add fondant to any theme and add some awesome-o Big Bills NY Pizza. But we're not stopping there! Oh, no! Now we're offering the DAZZLE upgrade as well! Add glitter, silver dragees, and pearly luster spray!! Book your party by clicking here Elegant Techniques Cake Party Theme Animal Cake Party Theme Princess Cake Party Theme Pirate Cake Decorating Party Theme Super Hero Slam Cake Decorating Party In The Garden Cake Decorating Party Theme Circus Cake Decorating Party Theme

Introducing The Makery Cake Co’s New “Bomber Bar”

  The Makery Cake Co has come up with the next generation of wedding dessert bar! We decided to put an elegant spin on the classic parfait. As Donkey says "everybody loves parfaits!" We supply 3 cake choices, 2 fresh fruits, 3 creamy fillings, toppings that range from coconut and toffee to your favorite breakfast cereal. Add caramel & chocolate sauces,  your favorite liquor syrups, and finish it with whip cream... Needless to say, heavenly!! Our Bomber Bar books for $5.50 per serving plus delivery and sales tax with a minimum order of 65 servings.   Many thanks to All Digital Photography for the gorgeous photos!    

We are officially a nut free cake shop

We did it! We officially went completely nut free as of February 9, 2014. We have always been very good about nut contamination as the owner's husband is highly allergic to tree nuts. We are very sorry to Nicole and Julie who really loved our Amaretto Poppyseed and Pistachio cakes, and we'll have to get you a new favorite. We really wanted to make sure that all of our clients that have severe nut allergies can count on us 100%. 

2014-02-12T19:10:10-07:00Categories: Cake|Tags: , , |

Karly’s Cupcakes are Now Available

The Makery Cake Co is so honored to be participating in a program for Littleton Public Schools. When The Transition Services Program first approached us about being a host for a special needs student to learn life and work skills, we knew it was something we needed to do. We are so happy to see Karly every week, and she has been a big help! We finally (as she says) let her decorate some cupcakes for sale, and they are available in our case. Great job, Karly! You have a very bright future ahead of you!!

2013-12-18T12:16:50-07:00Categories: Cake, Pictures, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Advanced Cake Building and Decorating Class

  Class Designed For Those Who Want It All! Learn from our highly skilled Sugar Artists, how to build this beautiful Fall Package cake from start to finish! You will learn how to: Build a cake Professionally fill a cake Quick and precise icing Take the fear out of using fondant Use multiple fondant coloring techniques including pearly luster Hand sculpt fondant leaves and fall decor Design fondant bows with texture We will provide all the materials needed: cake, filling, icing, fondant, colors, and in store use of all tools. December 17, 18, 19 3 Nights – 6 to 8:30 PM Space is LIMITED! Only 8 students available. Click here to register  

2013-11-11T17:50:24-07:00Categories: Cake, Class|Tags: |

Basic Training Cake Building Class Saturday, December 14

It's the class you have all been asking for: Basic Training Cake Building Class on a SATURDAY!                           Come learn all the basics you need to know to build an amazing cake. In this basics training cake building class you will learn how to: Bake a stable cake and precautions Make American style buttercream Fill a cake with no leaks Do flawless buttercream icing Make general birthday cake buttercream decor Color icing Make buttercream roses Make precision lettering Create popular buttercream borders And we even give you fail safe recipes. The class includes: Cake Filling Frosting In-store use of tools And one of The Makery’s Sugar Artists to teach you what they do everyday Saturday Dec 14, 2013 9-12am Space is limited to 8 students. Click here to register  

2013-11-11T16:47:27-07:00Categories: Cake, Class|

Dazzle, a Trulife Studios open house today 1-4pm

Trulife studios is a wedding and event planning resource located at 1501 15th St in Denver. We are holding a spectacular trend setting open house. We are featuring different styles of decor such as geometric, modern and whimsical, and retro. Vendors participating are Barefoot Floral,Isabelle Kline Designs, Violet Floral Designs, Entwined Planning, all well Rents, Pretty Writing, Southern charm Wedings & Events, Charished Vintage Rentals, Colorado Occasions, Kelley Kakes, Linen Hero, Pink Champagne Events, fleur de Lis Custom Paperie, Wedding Singers wedding and Events, Occasions Catering, and of course The Makery Cake Co. Come on down for mimosas, good food and abundant ideas! November 10, 1-4 pm.

2019-06-06T16:27:51-06:00Categories: Cake, Events, Wedding Cakes|Tags: |

Advanced Cake Building Class

Class Designed For Those Who Want It All! Learn from our highly skilled Sugar Artists, how to build this beautiful Fall Package cake from start to finish! You will learn how to: Build a cake Professionally fill a cake Quick and precise icing Take the fear out of using fondant Use multiple fondant coloring techniques including pearly luster Hand sculpt fondant leaves and fall decor Design fondant bows with texture We will provide all the materials needed: cake, filling, icing, fondant, colors, and in store use of all tools. November 12, 13, 14 3 Nights - 6 to 8:30 PM Space is LIMITED! Only 8 students available.

2013-10-17T22:45:57-06:00Categories: Cake, Class, Events|Tags: |

Basic Training Cake Building Class

                        Come learn all the basics you need to know to build an amazing cake. In this basics training cake building class you will learn how to: Bake a stable cake and precautions Make American style buttercream Fill a cake with no leaks Do flawless buttercream icing Make general birthday cake buttercream decor Color icing Make buttercream roses Make precision lettering Create popular buttercream borders And we even give you fail safe recipes. The class includes: Cake Filling Frosting In-store use of tools And one of The Makery's Sugar Artists to teach you what they do everyday Tuesday night, November 5th 6 to 9 PM Space is limited to 8 students.

2013-10-17T22:38:18-06:00Categories: Cake, Class, Events|Tags: |

Team Alison wins the team building cake decorating event at ISES-Deer Creek Ranch

The Makery Cake Co was honored to provide a team building event at ISES's monthly meeting held this month at Deer Creek Ranch. We had an old west theme to fit the gorgeous wedding venue and Colorado in general. We utilized wanted posters of ISES's board members for offenses such as sprinkle smashing and buttercream brutality to assign the teams. Deer Creek Ranch is located about 20 minutes west out I-285 and was one of the most stunning and romantic truly "Colorado" wedding venues I have seen.

2019-06-06T16:33:55-06:00Categories: Cake, Class, Events, Party|Tags: , , |

Maple Bacon Red Velvet Cupcakes at The Rocky Mountain Bridal Show

The Makery Cake Co joined forces with Relish Catering and Events, Colorado Party Rentals, DJ Guy, and All-Digital Photography for one amazing wedding mecca at this September's Rocky Mountain Bridal Show.

Less expensive option to ombré ruffle wedding cake

Our brides have been bringing us gorgeous photos of fondant ombre ruffle wedding cakes recently, and are disheartened to learn that this wedding cake costs significantly more than they thought due to the hours involved. So, we came up with two more offers to help easy the pain of the added expense. The first is to make several colors of buttercream and ombré them up the cake while ruffling the buttercream. The second, and least expensive, is to do the ruffle in white buttercream and airbrush the ombré on the buttercream of the wedding cake. Both are lovely and beautiful substitutions to the traditional fondant ombré ruffle wedding cake. Multicolor fondant ruffle cake Multicolor buttercream ruffle cake White buttercream ruffle with blue airbrush cake

Wild Women Cupcake Bar Preview

Wild Women Cupcake Bar Where can you go to have the most fun on a date, with a couple of girlfriends, or the staff? Wild Women Wine, of course! The Makery Cake Co. is partnering with Wild Women Winery to put on a cupcake decorating class paired with  wine tasting July 17, 2013 at 6pm at Wild Women Winery, 1660 Champa, Denver. $40. Register by calling 303-534-0788. Class size is limited to twelve Wild Women fans, so don't wait.

2013-06-23T15:18:00-06:00Categories: Cake, Class, Events, Party|Tags: , |

What is a groom’s cake for?

Everything from the wedding colors to the suit the groom is wearing is a reflection of the bride. Groom's cakes are a small bit of the wedding that celebrates the groom and his interests. It can sit next to the bridal cake at the reception, or it can be the dessert at the rehearsal dinner.

2013-06-22T08:44:52-06:00Categories: Cake, Wedding Cakes|Tags: |

The Makery Cake Co at The McNichols Civic Center Event Center

The Makery Cake Co was honored to participate in an event hosted by The McNichols Civic Event Center on January 17. The line up for this event was astounding. The Colorado Wedding and Event Concierge did the coordination. Relish Catering (formerly The Food Guy) had an amazing display that really made your mouth water! The Makery Cake Co provided Jamaican Love Bombers (Pineapple, Rum, Gran Marnier, whipping cream, and white chocolate cake topped with toasted coconut and blueberries). The entertainment set up was an awesome display by DJ Guy. Tablescapes and rentals were by Colorado Party Rentals, decor and florals by T'da Florals and Decor. Professional Make up and artistry by Custom Eyes. Photobooth by All Digital Photography. And LOOK at what they were serving for dinner!!! Relish is amazing!!

Awesome Snake Cake

What a fun cake to do for any snake enthusiast! We have to start with a trip to Home Depot to make this snake cake. It's too long for any bakery board even at 20 servings!

2013-01-12T22:21:05-07:00Categories: Cake|Tags: |

Zebra Stripes and Stilettos

How hard is it to make such an intricate stiletto out of sugar for a cake? I guess it depends on who you are! Not a problem for our cake ninjas! Like it? Vote for us as the best bakery in Denver vote for usZebra stripe and Stiletto cake

2012-08-06T10:16:59-06:00Categories: Cake|Tags: |

Canon City birthday cake

I have waited a long time to put fire in a cake, and thanks to Mary, I have finally gotten the opportunity! It is complete with Canon City's Royal Gorge train going overhead! Although, 'turns out frosting melts...Complete with stripes on the RV

2012-07-25T07:47:10-06:00Categories: Cake|Tags: , , |

The cake that broke the Ninja’s back

How do you know if you have asked too much of your staff...even if she was the one to take the order... Cake ninja Katie did an absolutely amazing job on these music themed cakes!She clocked out at 2am...Can you imagine how long this took to pipe?I don't think it helped that this awesome spiraled music cake was the wedding cake! Even cake ninjas cry sometimes.

Stanley wedding at the Double Tree DTC

Our bakery has done quite a few wedding cakes over the years. We've seen an amazing number of themes and decor. There are always events that stand out in your memory. This is one of those. The room was so beautiful. I was just astounded when I carried in the cake. Barry at Designworks in Denver transformed the DoubleTree DTC's ballroom into an amazingly beautiful wonderland. The perfect room for any bride. Designworks did the cake table Wow, this looks like designworks! -what I said when I saw this soft pink and white wedding set up.

Denver’s most creative bakery makes another gorgeous wedding cake

Even though The Makery Cake Co is well known for producing cakes other bakeries can't or won't, we still take pride in making more simple and traditionally designed wedding cakes. Ok, the tapered sides of this wedding cake does give it a certain flair more indicative of The Makery Cake Co. style. I'm just sayin'.Beautiful Tapered Cake

2012-06-27T07:09:47-06:00Categories: Cake|Tags: , |

2 Week Wait List

We are honored that so many of our wonderful customers have asked us to make the cakes for their special events, but we are only so many people, and we only have so much refrigeration.. Currently we are booked 2 weeks out. So please do not wait to order. We really hate telling our beloved customers no. Jessie Birthday Cake

2012-06-03T23:22:30-06:00Categories: Cake|Tags: , |
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