Eat: Maggie Austin Cake

20 12 2010
Maggie Austin Cakes tasting

Me, Sara Bauleke (Bella Notte), Lisa Shulz (Posh Planner), Alex Pare (Cherry Blossom Weddings), Lee Van Buiten (Savoir Faire)

I first heard about Maggie Austin Cake one morning while watching the Today Show’s Wedding. Maggie’s cake was one of the choices for viewers to pick! Lucky for me, Lee Van Buiten of Savoir Faire Wedding Planning Services organized a tasting with Maggie a while back. As some of you may now, I’ve been dancing ballet since I was 4 years old so I was very excited to hear that Maggie used to be a ballerina with the Joffrey Ballet until an injury ended her career. After dancing, she attended pastry school and the rest is history.

maggie austin cake sample

Yummy cakes samples

[From top to bottom]

White Velvet Cake with Earl Grey Ganache & Lemon Flecked Vanilla Buttercream

Lemon & Spanish Olive Oil Pound Cake with Apricot Preserves & Fiori di Sicilia Buttercream

Vietnamese Cinnamon Cake with Hazelnut Praline & Cappuccion Buttercream

Mocha Spice Cake with Crushed Pecan & Maple Whiskey Buttercream

Double Chocolate Espresso Cake with Seville Orange & La Belle Orange Buttercream

Maggie’s combination of ingredients are so interesting and different from standard wedding cakes. While her cakes start at $10 per slice, they really are a work of art and her attention to detail is extreme. The one below is my favorite. — Vicky

Photo: Maggie Austin Cake. This is the Dogwood+Ruffles cake featured on the Today Show. The dogwood and ruffles detailing is incredible. A great example of Maggie's work.

 

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