Featured Friday | Cakesmith of Virginia
Rachel of Cakesmith offers custom cakes, cupcakes & macrons for special occasions. Each wedding order comes with a complimentary tasting & consultation. The thing that sets Cakesmith apart from other bakeries is attention to detail especially when it comes to hand sculpted/painted details.
What is the inspiration for your business? How did you get started?
“When my mother was pregnant with me, she asked my brother, who was 4 at the time, what I should be named. He said “chocolate cake if it’s a boy & vanilla cake if it’s a girl” so growing up my nickname was Cake, and I think my passion blossomed from there. My parents were always very encouraging to follow my dreams which included sending me to the Culinary Institute of American in Hyde Park, New York. After graduating I worked as a manager & lead decorator at a few cake/cupcake boutiques before I felt like it was the right time to take the leap.”
Rachel of Cakesmith tells brides to have fun! Don’t lose focus on the true joyful meaning of your wedding day by trying to make everything Pintrest perfect. Rachel’s favorite part of a wedding day is all the decorations. She loves watching the couple’s vision come to life through their wedding day. You’ll learn quickly that Rachel has a great attention to detail and can use her talents of baking to pull together your overall vision with the smallest detail of hand painted sculpted/details.
For the year 2020 (whoa, 2019 is wrapping up soon!) Cakesmith would like to double their 2019 wedding orders. Rachel’s goal is continuing to grow and double wedding orders each year.
What is your greatest fear, and how do you manage fear?
“I am a perfectionist. I always worry that people see the same flaws that I do, it pushes me to continue to make the next cake better. It drives my husband crazy as with each cake, I make him double check my work and ask, “Is it ok?” a hundred times. “
Rachel deeply appreciates the sacrifices our brave women & men endure both overseas and at home, so she offers military & first responder discounts.
Cakesmith is based out of Bealeton, Virginia. Serving NOVA, Stafford & Fauquier counties as well as Fredericksburg.
Vendors: Design Team: Creative Motion Events by Fay https://www.creativemotionevents.org/ @creative_motion_events Katy Murray Photography, LLChttp://katymurrayphotography.com/ @katymurrayphotography
Shelby Grace Photography http://www.sgracephotography.com/ @sgracephotography_md Photographers: Katy Murray Photography, LLC http://katymurrayphotography.com/ @katymurrayphotography
Shelby Grace Photographyhttp://www.sgracephotography.com/ @sgracephotography_md
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