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Time to Say Goodbye… For Now, at Least

Monday, October 11th, 2010

To all the wonderful supporters and fans of Wicked Cakes:

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the amazing past few years – it’s been a true joy and honor creating cakes for your very special occasions, and I’m so grateful to you for the experience.

After much (MUCH!) soul-searching and consideration, I’ve made the decision to put Wicked Cakes on hiatus indefinitely. While it continues to be a source of incredible joy for me, my personal and professional commitments have limited my ability to give Wicked Cakes the love and attention it deserves. It’s so important to give each of my clients my absolute attention and care, I’m just not able to give the full 100% these days.

I don’t know what the future holds, and I do hope to continue serving the Austin community down the road, but for now, it’s time to say goodbye. Thank you again for your incredible support and understanding, and I wish you all the very best!

Nicole

wickedcakesaustin.com 2.0 is live!

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

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wickedcakesaustin.com 2.0

Good morning, everyone! Just wanted to let you know that after months of tinkering, we’ve pushed the new Wicked Cakes website live! It has loads more content and lots of cake pics. Please check it out and let us know what you think! Also-let us know if you find any issues! ;) Have a fantastic Tuesday, and happy caking!

Wicked Cakes on Fox 7 News — Good Day Austin!!

Friday, July 31st, 2009

CLICK THIS LINK TO SEE THE SEGMENT RECORDINGS FROM FOX 7 NEWS AUSTIN: Cupcake Smackdown Pre-Party & Nicole McGarry from Wicked Cakes on Fox 7 Austin’s Good Day

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I had the fabulous opportunity to participate in the Cupcake Smackdown pre-party this morning at Walton’s downtown, where we had cupcakes from L’s Cupcake Cafe, Cupprimo, Sugar Mama’s, Hill Country Cupcakes, and Walton’s. The two segments included brief chats with all the bakers (including yours truly!!) and a tasting of all the cupcakes.  I have a brief interview spot in the video that starts out with Nick holding the flowers (no cupcake eating), and my cupcake is reviewed last in the cupcake tasting video.  Check ‘em out!!

This is just a preview of the event to come tomorrow… The Cupcake Smackdown starts at 4pm (yep, 4 - my earlier post was inaccurate!) at the One-2-One Bar at 5th and Brazos!

 Cupcake Smackdown Event Details on misohungrynow.com

A big thanks to Jennie from misohungrynow.com for organizing the event!

Win Wicked Tickets & a Custom Cake from Wicked Cakes!

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

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BOB FM is doing a fabulous promotion of the Broadway hit Wicked, coming to Austin August 12th-30th at the Bass Concert Hall! Winners of the BOB FM contest will win free tickets to the show, as well as a custom cake designed by Wicked Cakes… we’ve provided certificates for three custom cakes for the contest!

Register for the contest on BOB FM’s website and win!

Wedding-Style Damask Shower Cake

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Damask Wedding Cake

I am so, so excited to share this latest cake with everyone…  It’s a bridal shower cake inspired by the shower invitations and meant to look very much like a wedding cake.  It’s two tiers - one vanilla, one chocolate, each filled with vanilla buttercream and iced in vanilla fondant.  It’s decorated in a damask pattern with royal icing and accented with hand-made sugar flower and the bride’s new monogram.

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Wicked Cakes gets a facelift!

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

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What a lovely Sunday morning here in Austin… This weekend has been fabulous… lots of cake-making fun, and I was able to spend several hours on the website yesterday making some upgrades. As you can see, Wicked Cakes has gotten a major facelift with a nifty flash gallery on the home page and some new content. There’s lots more to come (think: galleries!), but I have to step away from the laptop for a few hours or I’ll go nuts. :) Check out the updated site - would love to hear your thoughts/comments!

Pretty Little Daisies

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Gerbera Daisies

Just took this picture with my new, fabulous DSLR camera!  I just used the auto-focus mode, as I’m still a photography newbie, but, wow!  What a difference from my little point-and-shoot!  I’m working on a sugar cookie photo tutorial that I’ll be posting soon!  See the sneak peak below!

Out of the Oven

Welcome to Wicked Cakes!

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

Hello! Thanks for coming by to check out my cakes! My name is Nicole, and I live in lovely Austin, TX. I developed a love of baking and cooking as a young girl and have dabbled in desserts since then. Most recently, I’ve developed a real passion for doing special occasion cakes for family and friends. What you see here are the results! I’ve been doing a lot of fondant and gumpaste decorating lately, and I’m always looking for new techniques to learn.

Check out this blog and/or the my cakes page to see my latest projects. I’ve tried to include as much info as I can about each cake, but feel free to contact me with questions.