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Cookies, Cakes, and More…

Open for Business in Wake Forest/Raleigh… January 23, 2009

Today we are officially open for business in Wake/Forest Raleigh. We have completed all of our paperwork and diamond-rope-sm1inspections and we are ready to bake you a fabulous cake!

We will be available to answer phone messages and emails:
10am-5 pm   Monday through Friday
If you would like to contact us outside of that time frame, please emails us. Often we are working on paperwork during the evening hours.

Please note that we are a By Appointment Only custom cakery.  We are often available for short notice orders, but we never have cakes premade.  It is best to plan your order ahead as we do get very busy with weddings and special events.

Free tastings and consultations for cakes over 75 servings will be held:
10am-2pm and 7pm Monday through Thursday

Some Saturday appointments are available, but they are very limited due to previously scheduled deliveries.

For orders over $50 delivery is FREE within a limited area.  We will let you know if there is a delivery charge when you place your order.


Busy, Busy, September… January 11, 2009

Filed under: Wedding Photos — sweetjulias @ 9:30 pm



To start off September we did a wedding cake for a relative Shannon, and her new husband Lee, at Lake Oconee ,Georgia.  We had so much fun visiting with our family and playing at the lake.  The location and the wedding were absolutely lovely.     Unfortunately, the 100 degree plus weather took a toll on the fondant ribbon.  Fondant and Georgia summer humidity do not mix!  We will forever after reccomend FABRIC ribbon for outdoor summer cakes. 



  More Weddings


Let’s see… what happened in August 2008? January 8, 2009

Filed under: Wedding Photos — sweetjulias @ 3:36 am

Hmmm, it’s been so long….oh yes!  I worked with a very lovely bride named Misty and participated in a Cake competition.  

Misty had her cake all worked out, so there was very little for me to do up front, except make a blue Red Velvet cake…..

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Is there life beyond vanilla cake? January 7, 2009

So I know you are saying…”Julia, I have read over your extensive list of flavors (found here) and I am more confused now that ever”!  Don’t worry, you can have them all…. uhm well no, I guess that won’t work.  Okay since you asked so desperately, I will try to narrow it down to my top 5, uhm 10, er 11 favorites.  Cake is really a mix and match type deal… be creative, explore a little: it’s fun.


A word of advice, if I may, while you may absolutely LOVE chocolate cake with lemon curd…chances are the majority of your guests will not.  So consider choosing more than one flavor combination for your cake.  A minimal charge of $15 is added for each additional flavor combination, but this way you get your cake and your guests will eat it too!


Drum Roll please……Our most popular cake is…

            Butter cake with Vanilla American Buttercream….

I believe the popularity of this cake stems from the fact that this cake reminds people of why they love cake.  This is a velvety moist cake with a rich creamy buttercream that tastes like home.  This cake is popular with both the wedding and birthday crowds.


Our most popular grown-up type cake (especially for Groom’s cakes) is:

Chocolate Heaven: A rich dark chocolate cake filled with dark chocolate ganache and raspberry filling, topped with the most fabulous dark chocolate ganache buttercream.



More Combinations


Cakes, Fillings, and Icings Oh My!

Filed under: Flavor Choices,Party Cakes,Wedding Photos — sweetjulias @ 3:07 am

Today’s cakes are much more than Chocolate and Vanilla.  How about a cinnamon butter cake with cinnamon ganache buttercream or a luscious lemon cake with fresh raspberry filling?  No matter what cake combination(s) you choose you are assured a moist, fabulous tasting cake that is as scrumptious as it is gorgeous.  We offer an extensive selection of cake combinations from which you may choose.

…Flavor List Here


First things first Julia, where are You?? January 6, 2009

We operate our bakery out of our licensed and insured home kitchen in Raleigh, NC.  You can rest assured that your bakery items come from a pet-free, smoke-free environment.   We are inspected by the NC Dept of Agriculture before we accept orders and randomly at their discretion.  Some venues require proof of inspection and proof of insurance at time of delivery, please let us know if this is the case for your venue.

We are physically located in Wake Forest (specific address provided when making appointments) but we serve Raleigh and surrounding areas.  If you are not sure of our delivery coverage area, just ask.  We are very flexible and try to be as accomodating as possible.  Most often, the only limiting factor on our delivery area are previously scheduled deliveries.


We’re moving to Raleigh!!

Filed under: Introduction,Party Cakes,Wedding Photos — sweetjulias @ 6:59 pm

We are pleased to report that we will be moving to Raleigh, NC (specifically Wake Forest) in January 2009. 

We will be returning to the Asheville area on the following dates.  If your event is on one of these dates, give us a shout and we may be able to fit you in the schedule.

                      May 2, 2009                  Completely Booked

                      May 23, 2009                One spot available

                      June 6th, 2009              Completely Booked

                      October 17th, 2009     One spot available

We expect to be inspected and insured by the first week or so of February.   After that we will begin scheduling tasting appoinments and events.  Also, you will find us at the Forever Bridal Show on April 19th, 2009.  More on that to come…