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I'm Sugar Artist and Cake designer. I'm the owner of  The Cake Zone where we can make your Sweet Dreams a realty. From traditional wedding cakes, 3D grooms cakes, custom birthday cakes to fabulous themed cupcake towers - anything is possible. Our philosophy is "If You Can Dream It,We Can Make It" The Cake Zone is conveniently located between Tampa and Sarasota, only 5 min. from Ellenton Outlet Mall.We proudly serve Tampa ,Sarasota, St.Pete, Clearwater, Bradenton, Anna Maria Island. 

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Wedding show tips for Brides


Wedding show season is in full swing and most brides will be excited to do the rounds and check out all the vendor booths. But - if you're not prepared, these shows can be exhausting, confusing and chaos!
Check out our tips below and make sure you're prepared...
  • Check out the show schedule a few days before - as some of the featured events (like the bridal fashion show) take place only one time. 
  • Plan to arrive early. The wedding vendors will be excited to meet you and give you their information. If you wait until later in the day, they are likely to be exhausted from repeating their presentation over and over again for the past 5 hours!
  • Make a note of the type of vendors you want to interview. This will ensure you actually make a point of visiting exactly who you need to see - instead of aimlessly wandering around tasting caterer's food although you've already booked a Catering Company or found your Wedding Cake Designer!
  • Take a few sheets of pre-printed address labels. You'll use them to stick on the vendors sign-in sheets. This will save you from writing the same info over and over again. Be sure to only include the information you want to give out. I'd suggest including your name, phone number, email address, date of wedding and wedding location.
  • Some vendors will offer "Show Specials" be sure not to commit to anything on the show day just because you want that cool discount/upgrade. You'll need a few days to go over all the information - so ask them to honor the special rate for a few days (and get this in writing).
  • Be sure to check out a large selection of the vendors work - not just what they hand you at the show. Every vendor will showcase their best work - so check out their websites www.TheCakeZone.com
    The Cake Zone's Vintage and Rustic style wedding cakes
    and look for a large demo sample. Look for customer testimonials too,  
  • Beware of pushy vendors. A great high quality vendor will not need to be pushy as their products/work will stand out and sell themselves.
  • Enjoy yourself! Most brides will attend several wedding shows before their wedding so make it a fun day out and find the perfect vendors for your big day.


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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Cake Zone is on Ricki Lake show, Bridal Boot Camp


Watch today’s Ricki Lake show – Bridal Boot Camp,  THE CW NETWORK - TAMPA-ST. PETE -SARASOTA at 4 p.m.

Ricki introduces three women who are engaged to be married and want to drop the extra weight for their wedding day.

Brides-to-be are given a six week program (including a presentation of healthy alternatives to some of their favorite foods). Once completed, the three women will receive complimentary wedding gowns from David Tutera (WeTV's "My Fair Weddings"), hair and make-up specialists, flowers, a wedding cake and a still photographer to help make their special day even more unique.

Guess who was chosen to design and create A Dream Wedding cake for one of the Brides –
The Cake Zone ,  www.thecakezone.com 


Wedding Sand Castle cake by The Cake Zone

Venetian Style wedding cake by The Cake Zone

Vintage Style wedding cake by The Cake Zone

Classic Traditional wedding cake by The Cake Zone


Visit The Cake Zone website to schedule your private complimentary consultation . We'll be happy to help you to design your Dream Wedding Cake !!!!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Wedding Styles and Wedding Cake trends for 2013 by The Cake Zone


As we slowly climb out of our recession, the barn wedding will evolve into a more sophisticated affair.

Weddings will be really cinematic and vintage inspired



Lace is still trendy. In 2012, Kate Middleton's lace wedding dress has made lace very popular and looks like it will be the trend again for 2013. Putting lace on anything makes it look so feminine and elegant and when you add pearls, you have an exquisite design. 

Vintage lace wedding cake by The Cake Zone
Lace and pearls wedding cake by The Cake Zone
Vintage style wedding cake by The cake Zone
Crystals and lace wedding cake by The Cake Zone
Crystals and Lace wedding cake at The Cake Zone
Vintage style wedding cake by The Cake Zone
Vintage style wedding cake by The cake Zone
 Flapper style and Art Deco – The Great Gatsby Style.    It has elements of the vintage trend that was so big in 2012, such as cut glass decorations, lace and pearls. But it's more formal with its old Hollywood Style: satin, fine jewelry, fur accents, and feathers.   Absolutely great for a more formal setting because the color scheme is often white, black and gold although silver is a great choice too.

The Great Gatsby Style wedding cake by The cake Zone
White wedding cake with a Ribbon flower by the cake zone
Jewel tones wedding cake by The Cake Zone
Art Deco Style wedding cake
Vintage style wedding cake by The Cake Zone



Red sugar Rubies by The Cake Zone
Black and White Hollywood style cake by The cake Zone





 Victorian luxury - Rich colors: eggplant, scarlet, royal blue or all bright whites, thick velvet, chunky crystal, candelabras, and lots of lace.

Victorian Style wedding cake By The cake Zone
Victorian style wedding cake by The Cake Zone
Wedding cake with cascading fondant flowers by The cake Zone
White wedding cake and cupcakes with lace, crystals and roses by The Cake Zone


White wedding cake with Gold Chevron Pattern
      Chevron.  One trend that I have started to notice all over Etsy and Pinterest and now it is gaining its popularity in weddings cakes and  wedding decor  - the CHEVRON pattern.  This modern, contemporary and bold looking pattern looks gorgeous on  wedding invitations, linens and table runners,  men's ties and socks -  And ,of course,  wedding cakes 
White wedding cake Navy Blue Chevron Pattern

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Cake Zone: Wedding Cupcake towers by The Cake Zone, www.theca...

The Cake Zone: Wedding Cupcake towers by The Cake Zone, www.theca...: Wedding Cupcake towers are gaining their popularity : mufti flavors, no cutting fees, decorated in colors and theme of the wedding, can be used for wedding favors . Not to mention , everyone will have a cupcake at the wedding,  because  it is a portion controlled, so - No Calories!!!  I wished :)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Sweet battle continues : Cupcakes vs. Wedding cake



Brown and blue wedding cupcakes with one tier cake on the top by The Cake Zone
Vintage style cupcake tower with 2 tier wedding cake on the top

Why cupcakes are gaining its popularity over traditional Wedding Cake?
Cupcakes are cute, portion controlled desserts. In many times, depends on decorations, less expansive than traditional wedding cake.
 By having cupcakes at your wedding reception, you can double up on dessert at your wedding and wedding favors . Just buy individual cupcake boxes and set them up by your Cupcake Tree.
In addition, you can have unlimited flavor's combinations by choosing cupcakes over a cake and there is no cutting fees to pay to a venue or catering company.
Vintage style cupcakes decorated with fondant

You
Vintage style wedding cupcakes and 3 tier cake combination
can always add traditional 2 tier cake to your cupcake presentation, so your mom will be happy too :)
Flowers and butterflies cupcakes by The Cake Zone
Cupcakes as Edible wedding favors by The Cake Zone

Black and white cupcakes by The Cake Zone


Beach theme wedding cupcakes by The Cake Zone

Wedding Cake and cupcakes combination by The cake Zone

White black and red wedding cupcakes by the Cake Zone
Call to schedule your consultation early 941-799-2253, or send us email to mycake@thecakezone.com,
                             -so we'll be able to design your Dream Wedding Cupcake Tree.


Monday, December 10, 2012

Little Tipsy Cakes are Perfect Holiday Gifts with a kick!

Little Tipsy Cakes



Aspiration for Little Tipsy Cakes in mason jars came from the idea of turning classic cocktail recipes into a cake. The cocktail cakes are really fun to make, because essentially you are mixing multiple ingredients into the batter in a similar way of mixing a cocktail. Little Tipsy Cakes are a playful addition to any dinner or dessert cocktail party..They are perfect Wedding and Party favors and great Holiday Gifts!


  • At this time, Little Tipsy Cakes are available in flowing flavors .
  • Pina Colada – Coconut Pineapple cake infused with Malibu rum, topped with a Coconut cream cheese frosting .
  • Black Russian – Dark Chocolate Cake infused w/Kahlua Liquor topped with White chocolate ganache.
  • Lemon Drop Martini - Fresh Lemon cake infused with Lemonchello liquor and Grand Marnier topped with White truffle ganache.
  • Raspberry Martini - Raspberry Vanilla cake infused with Chambord Raspberry liquor topped with White chocolate ganache.
  • Screw driver - Orange Vanilla cake infused with Orange vodka and Grand Marnier liquor topped with White truffle ganache.
  • Strawberry Daiquiri– Strawberry Vanilla cake infused with Lemonchello and Spice Rum topped with White Truffle ganache.
  • Chocolate Martini– Chocolate cream cake infused with Godiva chocolate liquor topped with White Truffle Ganache. Dark Rum Caramel – Cream vanilla cake infused with Spice rum and Caramel liquor topped with Dark truffle ganache.
Little Tipsy Cakes by The Cake Zone


Little Tipsy Cakes come in 8oz mason jars with a bamboo spoon.
You can order Little Tipsy Cakes them by filling out Contact form:on our website www.thecakezone.com . 
Price is $7.00 per jar; minimum order is one dozen; maximum 3 flavors mix 'n' match
Little Tipsy Cakes can be shipped to continental US States by USPS flat rate.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Little Tipsy Cakes by The Cake Zone



Little tipsy Cakes by The Cake Zone
Our Little Tipsy Cakes in a jar came from the idea of turning your favorite into a cake. We created our “tipsy cakes menu” to please taste buds of our customers who enjoy “happy hour’ with friends and family.Our recopies are inspired by popular drinks. The cocktail cakes are really fun to make, because essentially you are mixing multiple ingredients into the batter in a similar way to mixing a cocktail.  Little tipsy cakes   are a playful addition to a dinner or dessert cocktail party..They are perfect wedding and party favors and Holiday Gifts! 

Little Tipsy Cakes by The Cake Zone

Little Tipsy Cakes by The Cake Zone
Call 941-799-2253 to place an order or send "Contact Form"  from our website www.thecakezone.com