Things Katie Bakes

Artisan: Kate McKenzie
South Carolina

How long have you been baking?

I have been baking as a hobby since I was 12 years old but have only been selling to the public for about 2 years.

What all do you make?

I do a little bit of everything from cupcakes, tiered and single cakes, cakecicles, and special requests.

Cakecicles are a new thing for me. I had never seen them before you started posting on Facebook. Where did your inspiration come from?

I use to have so much leftover cake from things like wedding cake tastings and one day my favorite blogger posted cakecicles and a lightbulb went off. Cake pops are just too small and only tease the person eating it. So I ordered cakecicle molds off of Amazon and they really took off.

What inspires your designs?

It really is customer request but I also put together my own designs based on holiday, party theme, Pinterest, and I keep a sketch book of ideas that just randomly pop into my head.

What flavors do you offer?

I have your standard flavors but I also love to offer seasonal options. My most recent flavors consisted of chocolate chip cookie, mint chocolate chip, french toast, cafe mocha, white chocolate raspberry, smores, almond joy, hot cocoa, and almond cream.

Do you have a favorite flavor?

Vanilla cake with strawberry frosting ranks really high on my list. It would be between that or oreo/cookies and cream.

You have two children. Do they ever help you in the kitchen?

Oh yes, they love to help and always ask. I do the baking part and then put extras on the side for them to decorate. They like to put the sprinkles on.

What is your favorite thing you have ever created?

I love color so my favorite design is a rainbow cake that I did a few months ago.

Is there anything else you want our readers to know?

I love cakecicles. They are nice and portable, very temperature friendly, individually wrapped which is nice especially during COVID-19 because you don’t have to worry about everything touching the same thing. and you can customize them to your heart’s desire.

What areas do you service? Do you ship?

I currently only serve the Columbia, South Carolina areas. I am not quite ready to take on shipping.

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