Yesterday I visited a plethora of cake stores in Houston.  My favorite one was a store off Hillcroft and Bellaire called Make A Cake.  They had an amazing selection of cake decorating supplies, icing flavors, special ingredients, boxes, decorations and more!  I picked up some cupcake boxes and some decorations for the special race car cupcakes I am making this weekend.  I was VERY impressed with their selection of cake pans and stands.  There were many that I had never seen before.  The bonus was that they had a wide variety of plastic cake pans so you could buy some for those special orders where you know you will only use the pan once. They also offer classes, so check out their website (below) for their class schedule.

Another cool thing about Make A Cake is that they will print any copyright-free image onto edible paper for you while you wait.  I now have a TON of mostly inappropriate gag cake ideas running through my head so watch out my friends!  This opens up a whole new element to cake decorating!  For example, I could put this on a cake:

RIDE ON GIRLS:

or this one:  PUNK IT OUT ERIN!

or to be nice, something like this:  HAPPY ENGAGEMENT KATE & TOPHER

So go check out their store, and start brainstorming about what picture you want on your special order cake.

Find their website here:

http://www.makeacakehouston.com/

J.

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