Sweets to enjoy at The Cake Artist’s Studio: Food & Drink: Smile Politely

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The Cake Artist’s Studio is a beautiful Champagne gem a short walk off the beaten path. Located on Bloomington Road halfway between Mattis and Prospect, it’s easy to walk past and miss this little bakery. After parking and walking inside, you’ll immediately notice the beautiful cake designs perfectly displayed along the interior walls.





Cupcakes, large cakes and brownies in a horizontal showcase.  Photo by Matthew Macomber.Photo by Matthew Macomber.

It’s only when you’re greeted by the staff that you’ll stop staring at the beautiful cakes and take the time to browse the impressive display of cupcakes, cookies, petit fours, full-size cakes and more.

Dozens of display-only competition cakes arranged on shelves along the walls of the bakery.  Photo by Matthew Macomber.Photo by Matthew Macomber.

The folks at Cake Artist’s Studio are more than happy to explain the flavor of any candy and will also let you know which ones are gluten-free or vegan, so be sure to ask questions if you’re curious. Although prices for all desserts are displayed in-store and usually on their website, the cost of custom cakes varies with customizations and usually requires at least a week to prepare. Although I purchased several already made items from the storefronts, I also placed an order for custom cakes for the Easter weekend.

Strawberry lamb cake with Photo by Matthew Macomber.

Chosen in a popular vote by my family, the Strawberry Lamb Cake ($39) was quite a sight. Shaped like a seated lamb, the smell of strawberries filled the room after opening the sealed cake box. While the cake itself was a simple white cake, the generous helping of strawberry buttercream ‘wool’ more than made up for that. The high buttery content of the frosting used at Cake Artist’s Studio caused it to melt during my month (and would literally melt in your car if left outside in the heat). Because of that, a little slice of this cake has gone a long way.

The bakery staff recommended this cake for at least eight people, and our family reunion of about a dozen agreed. My family loved the lamb cake and were impressed with the design of the cake and the quality of the buttercream frosting. Although there wasn’t much icing on it, the lamb’s head was a white chocolate covered cake and got high praise from my sister. The custom cake from Cake Artist’s Studio was worth more than the extra care required to transport it, and a custom cake from The Cake Artist’s Studio should be on a short list of things to bring to an event.

A green frosted Scottish shortbread cookie on a white circular plate with a green dotted border.  Photo by Matthew Macomber.Photo by Matthew Macomber.

For something lighter, I also tried a Scottish Shortbread Cookie ($2). Available in a variety of colors, I chose a green frosted cookie. When I took my first bite, I immediately noticed the rich, buttery layers of the shortbread cookie. I appreciated that the shortbread was extra buttery, because without the extra butter it can be a bit dry. The green icing was nice and light, allowing me to enjoy the cookie without being overwhelmed by the sweetness. I recommend ordering a dozen Scottish shortbread cookies the next time you get together with friends.

An oblong box with a gluten-free glazed fudge brownie in a metal tin.  Photo by Matthew Macomber.Photo by Matthew Macomber.

Since I had never seen these sold at The Cake Artist studio before, I also purchased a gluten-free frozen fudge brownie ($5). Dense and rich, this brownie was just as good (if not better) than a typical gluten brownie. Despite the icing applied with a light touch, I recommend sharing this candy with a friend as it was just a little too big to eat on its own.

A stuffed white wedding cake cupcake on a white circle plate.  Photo by Matthew Macomber.Photo by Matthew Macomber.

Going back to what The Cake Artist’s Studio is known for, I ended up with a Stuffed White Wedding Cake Cupcake ($5.50). Although they also sell smaller cupcakes that aren’t filled, I wanted something a little different. If you love buttercream frosting at The Cake Artist’s Studio, this is the dessert for you. Not only was the cupcake piled high with frosting, but it also had a solid core of buttercream. While by no means a light snack, stuffed cupcakes are a great way to treat yourself when you just can’t get enough of buttercream frosting.

While I’ve eaten quite a few desserts from The Cake Artist’s Studio, I still have more to try. The bakery is always changing what it offers, so be sure to visit frequently, especially during the holidays when new treats are most common. Take the time to visit this local treasure because I promise you won’t be disappointed.

The entrance to The Cake Artist's Studio with a handle door and a welcome mat outside.  Photo by Matthew Macomber.Photo by Matthew Macomber.

The Cake Artist’s Workshop
1100 W Bloomington Road
Champagne
TF from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Top image by Matthew Macomber.
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