With Thanksgiving less than a week away we have a feeling you’re too busy to prepare dessert. That’s why we’re here to save the day with our Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake! This amazing cheesecake consists of a shortbread crust topped with creamy pumpkin cheesecake accented with cinnamon Italian meringue buttercream and drizzled in caramel. Our baked-from-scratch… Read more »
This is a cake we did last weekend. It’s for a couple who met at a cocktail party aboard a cruise ship and wanted us to create their wedding cake to celebrate this meeting. Instead of a gown and tux we dressed the couple in cruise ship appropriate casual wear, holding drinks of course. Below… Read more »
Lately, we’ve had our share of creepy cakes. We really enjoy creating the super-elegant wedding designs but it’s a good break to occasionally create something that doesn’t have to be perfect. It may not look appetizing but it sure does taste good. All of these cakes were red velvet cake with vanilla buttercream filling… Read more »
Bridal magazines love their “Top 10” lists. Most of them are good intentioned enough, but we’ve found that in their rush to constantly find new “tips” and “tricks” to push into publication, some semblances of reality seem to get lost in the wash. In response to the magazines, we thought we’d lend our own “Top… Read more »
Happy Fall! We’ve created a couple dummy cakes (fondant decorated styrofoam) to get into the fall/halloween spirit. These pumpkins and their mice are living in our shop’s windows. Pass by at night and you’ll see the jack ‘o lanterns flicker. Mice figurines are all made of sugar. These trick-or-treat monsters are super fun. The birthday… Read more »
This last weekend we had 3 sculpted dog cakes in two days. Sculpted dogs are one of our most popular cakes, close in number to car and purse cakes. First off is Riley, an Alaskan Malamute. She was a surprise from mom for the bride and groom at their rehearsal dinner. Notice how she signed… Read more »
In this little video Amanda walks through how to quickly and easily buttercream a cake. Big fun!
As many of our Facebook and Twitter followers already know, we’ve been running a super terrific, awesomely fun competition for the last three weeks. We call it “Guess the Cake!” The idea is pretty simple. We post a picture of an unfinished cake on our twitter and facebook pages You guess the cake on facebook… Read more »
Last weekend Tyler got yelled at by a customer because his cake was just too large to safely put into a box. Rather than blow up at the guy Tyler channeled his anger into this hilarious, if not somewhat passive-aggressive, info-graphic. We love our customers, but yelling at us, after we just spent 5 hours… Read more »
Amanda Oakleaf (and Tyler) were both born and raised in a small town outside of Sioux Falls, South Dakota called Hartford. After the airing of the Food Network Challenge we got in contact with Sioux Fall’s local newspaper the “Argus Leader” and they did a really nice write-up about Amanda and our cake business. Check… Read more »
We made a Cookie Monster cake today, and we decided to video tape it so you could see in very simple terms how we go from structure to completed cake. ommmm nommmm nommmm nommmm!!!!
Amanda Oakleaf Cakes has a new twitter account where we do cool things like post photos of cakes we’ve decorated, hold “Guess the Cake” competitions, and best of all, talk directly with you – our most favorite people! So in celebration of this, and to get the word out, the FIRST 500 people to follow… Read more »
For those of you who’ve ever seen our cakes and wondered: “how do they do that?” we give you our new, most awesome video series called “Cake Answers.” Today, in part 1, Tyler and Amanda show you how they go about making our super-delicious marshmallow fondant. Yum!
Today we finally broke down and decided to try out the twitter. Soon our lives will be full #computerized @gibberish and cutesy-bird-related words, but if it provides a better way for us to share our awesome cakes with you all, then more power. Follow us at: http://twitter.com/oakleafcakes or, if you’re already a tweet-ier-twit-tweet-er-whatever @oakleafcakes …technology… Read more »