Last weekend we were honored to create a cake for the USS Constitution having it’s 215th birthday celebration in Boston. The Constitution is the world’s oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat. It is most famous for the War of 1812 where it earned the nickname “Old Ironsides” after enemy fire bounced off the wooden hull of the… Read more »
We’ve been making ALOT of fall wedding cakes lately and we’re really excited to share a few photos of them because it’s one of our favorite themes. The fall leaves are so colorful and elegant on a tiered wedding cake. The first is perfect example of how simple leaves can be so elegant. The leaves… Read more »
When we got a call from the nice people at iRobot looking for an amazing cake to celebrate Roomba’s 10th birthday, we knew what we had to do. Long have we fantasized about taking off for cocktails on the beach while a team of happy little robots came in to finish our work. So we… Read more »
I’m sure you remember the life-size Stormtrooper cake we created for Boston’s Arisia SciFi Convention back in January of this year. Well, the news spread quickly to the 501st Legion who asked us to create a life-size cake to be a part of their 15th Anniversary Celebration in Orlando, FL. Thus,we present to you Dark… Read more »
Attention cake students: We’re starting a new incentive where if you have taken more than 5 classes with us you’ll receive a fancy certificate of completion and a free Amanda Oakleaf Cakes apron (hand-sewn by us). View our complete list of classes on the learn page of our website. Also note that we will be… Read more »
Last week we donated cupcakes and these two cakes for the Goodwill BBQ/Cocktail Fundraiser Event. Nothing says summer like BBQ and fireworks, oh, and cake or course! If you can’t make it to Boston’s Fireworks Spectacular why not order a show’cake’ of your own. Summers in Boston are pretty nice but secretly we all wish… Read more »
Graduation season is in full swing and we wanted to share some of our latest creations to celebrate students’ years of hard work. You may not have known this but your degree isn’t official until you’ve ordered a custom Oakleaf cake to commemorate your special day.
Last week we made one of our most detailed cakes ever. We wanted to share a couple photos of our process. Three different flavors made up the entire 200 servings of this cake. Lots and lots of buttercream. At this point we couldn’t help but think it looked like a manta-ray-like submarine thing. 🙂 After… Read more »
At the cake shop not all business is strictly cake. We’ve recently been collecting egg shells and other organic waste such as carrot peels (from our carrot cake recipe) and the banana peel we ate for lunch to use in our compost pile. We then mix them up with other waste from the house such… Read more »
Last weekend we created a marathon of a wedding cake order. Instead of the usual, more formal sit-down dinner, this couple decided on a cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres to be passed around. So we made 100 mini wedding cakes, one for each guest, to be passed around on waiters’ trays. It took a good… Read more »
My new favorite wedding color combo is officially yellow and gray. The flower pattern is hand-painted onto the cake and was inspired by the design on a wedding invitation.
Two years ago today we opened up our shop in Winthrop. We had been in buisness since October of 2008 working out of a residential kitchen until the time came when we needed more space and more help. We opened up our current shop and now have 10 fabulous employees. A huge thank you to… Read more »
A reporter/writer from Dig Boston came to visit us a couple weeks ago and wrote this lovely article about us which is in this week’s Dig! It’s one of our most favorite write-ups of all time : ) For our cake fans who exist outside the great city of Boston here’s an online link to… Read more »
Here is a wedding cake we designed last week that has definitely found a spot in our category of favorite ever wedding cake designs. It’s our rendition of what’s popular in the wedding world right now, dusty rose, fabric and lace ruffles, broach flowers and anything vintage! This cake is fairly large standing 3 feet… Read more »