Our Feature on Bustld!

Our Feature on Bustld!

Check out this beautiful feature of Asheville Cake and Events on Bustld. It was a pleasure working with such talented vendors. Happy Spring Y'all! 


This winter wedding inspiration shoot was inspired by an Olde World Romantic theme set in the mountains of Western North Carolina. The shoot took place at Smithmore Castle, a private mountain estate about 45 minutes outside of Asheville. Set atop English Knob, it is often called the “Castle in the Sky” and the sweeping mountain views provided a stunning backdrop for the talented team of vendors to work with. 

The color scheme showed a twist on the traditional winter look with shades of light, dusty blue complimented by creamy peach and soft gold. Pops of dark purple added depth to the palette and provided a dramatic element to the delicate look. The rustic wooden table was outfitted in printed antique china while gold accents and blue and clear crystal glassware pulled the design together. An ivy runner was enhanced in the middle by a large floral arrangement full of mixed blooms and wispy branches that matched the details on the gorgeous cake. The textured, two-tiered cake in a dusty blue hue sat atop an antique gold platter and was encircled with more ivy and topped with flowers. The soaring white walls and sparkling chandeliers were an airy compliment to the stonework in the great hall and provided a modern castle feel. 

The shoot featured two different types of models. The first bride’s look featured a flowing ballgown with glittering accents that was a gorgeous mix of winter glam and Olde World grace. Her makeup was the perfect match to the darker hues in her bouquet and was a gorgeous look for the more dramatic winter bride. Her groom wore a gray tux with a sharp white button down underneath, a fashionable yet laid-back look. The second bride was outfitted in a softer, more romantic gown with an empire waist and lace capped sleeves. Her bouquet featured soft pink and white roses and greenery and her free-flowing loose curls added a modern touch to her style. The entire shoot came together beautifully and truly captured the essence of a modern winter wedding in a mountain castle setting.


Summer Leaves Us Memories.

Summer Leaves Us Memories.

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Featured Photo: Mini Pecan Pies! These are about the size of a standard cupcake. Easily handheld. Minimum order of Six - please allow 72 hours of advanced notice. Everything is made fresh to order. Half Dozen (6) $25 - - - Full Dozen (12) $42. 

To celebrate the end of "2016 Summer of Love" and welcome in leaf season; I will be hosting a big contest with big prizes! I appreciate my customers, followers and friends very much. I will be selecting a first and second prize winner. 

Contest and Rules; What does 'Summer of Love' mean to you? Create, write, draw, sing, whatever you choose to express yourself. Send to Asheville Cake before October 31st 2016. All work must be original. Limit two entries per person. All ages. 

1st Prize; Free Consultation and $50 gift voucher towards custom event package with Asheville Cake. Includes all services offered.

2nd Prize; 12 mini pies of your choosing with Free delivery included in the Asheville City Limits. ($50 value)

Email; AshevilleCake@gmail.com

Mail; 591 Emma Rd. Asheville NC 28806

I have been gratefully calling these past few months "2016 Summer of Love." As a fan of music and nature, I often find myself constantly on the move. I wouldn't change this life I've built for anything. 

While at times I've have found it difficult to balance work and play; I am happy with todays pace. Orders have become much more frequent. Weddings are booked. Autumn, my busiest time of year is nearly upon us! I've still managed to travel for family vacations, music festivals and camping trips. Best of all; In late July I was asked to play two very special rolls in a dear friend's wedding. Baker by Day - Bridesmaid by Night. 

My mission was to make 250 mini pies. Normally all my baking is done in Asheville, NC. This event was being held in East Aurora, NY. Of course there would be no cutting corners. Everything would be made fresh, from scratch with locally sourced all natural ingredients. Deciding to make the pie dough in Asheville, using the week leading up to the wedding probably saved me from a lot of stress. I mixed and rolled out over 250 pie rounds and froze them. These were packed into a cooler that was checked on the airplane with me. (and yes, I was terrified of the possibility it would be lost or damaged!)

Arriving in Buffalove, NY I was pleased to see everything was going as planned. Mom was ready for me to take over her kitchen and my Dad had done his part by picking up 30 pounds of fresh blueberries from "his guy". They were so amazing! (Mom, Dad, and the blueberries!) As the baking began, my partner in crime and now pie master; Mr. Josh Bertram was also ready to help. Little did he know what he was in for! Many hours later we had done it! 125 pecan and 125 blueberry mini pies were made. There was also a small cutting cake. This was a special request for the ever so famous PieCake! This one was a Spiced Chai Sour Cream Pound with a Pecan Pie center.

I learned a lot about planning, organizing and multitasking. All in time to spend a lovely morning with my girls getting ready for the big event. Elise was the most beautiful bride. Her venue was perfectly adorned with her personal touches. I was truly honored to play such a special role. I've been apart of many weddings and events, they all hold a place in my heart. This one will forever stand out above the rest. 


A Thank You From Asheville Cake!

A Thank You From Asheville Cake!

Welcome to our new webpage and first ever blog post! I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped grow my small business. Your support and great assistance means the world to me. With so much love - THANK YOU!

Special thanks to Drew De Porter and his stellar design company, Trivesica Design for helping in the overall creation of Asheville Cake’s branding; from our logo, to the menus, and finally the webpage. I look forward to working with you guys in the future. 

Glass artist, Kathryn Adams, for the custom built and hand blown cake stands. They are so beautiful. Find her work and others at the North Carolina Glass Center in the River Arts District.

My family, especially my Mother for always providing helpful insight and emotional support. My Grandma Elaine for helping purchase my beautiful new oven. Grandma ReeRee who first taught me how to make my first cake lives on in every baked good I create (and all things Italian.) My partner in crime, Mr. Joshua Bertram. Thank you so much for putting up with my weird hours, forever messy kitchen, obsessively clean oven, never ending discussions about cake and all things wedding.

And of course – all my customers. Thank you for choosing Asheville Cake. Every event is special and unique. I pour my heart into each batch knowing it will be shared with love.