Kathy Hunt began designing custom wedding cakes for a leading bridal consultant in Houston in 1986. Among the key ingredients to her success? Deliciousness, custom designs and exceptionally personalized service – plus, Kathy’s background in floral design gives her an edge when it comes to designing cakes that showcase blooms, be they fresh from the garden or of the silk variety. She personally handles every detail of each couple’s wedding-cake commission, from the initial consultation to the baking and decorating to the delivery and set up.
Cakes & Catering
A full-service confection connection, Johnson’s Bakery serves up sweetness to Bastrop and the surrounding communities. The bakery, which is a dream-come-true for owner Jennifer Johnson, specializes in from-scratch custom-made cakes – with stunning choices for bridal showers, grooms’ cakes and wedding cakes alike, not to mention yummy bites such as homemade pies, fanciful cookies, cupcakes, cakes in a jar, breads by the loaf and more. Additionally, Johnson’s offers specialty soda pops, single-origin coffees, organic teas and little noshes, thereby giving visitors something to sip and to snack on while savoring the seemingly endless wedding-day dessert options.
For couples who want to have their cake and eat other treats, too, the magical and massive dessert lineup at Maxine’s Cafe works especially well. The Lost Pines Region restaurant, which hangs one shingle in downtown Bastrop and another in Elgin, proudly offers an award-winning Texas-size selection of desserts, namely: pastries, cookies, cakes, creamy-dreamy cheesecakes and from-scratch pies. (A heads-up: When the moon hits your eye, like Maxine’s homemade pies, that’s amore…) Beyond supreme sweets, Maxine’s majors in deliciously downhome mainstays from scratch, with a catering roster featuring Southern comfort foods great for bridal brunches, lunches, dinners and special events.
Committed to using fresh ingredients to produce the wedding menu of your dreams, Pink Avocado Catering customizes the cuisine for your big day. This full-service outfit offers both wedding catering and bar services to suit varied food-and-drink visions, from buffet-style receptions to formal multicourse meals and more. Since opening in 2006, Pink Avocado has been featured on Top Chef, Style Me Pretty, WeddingWire and Green Wedding Shoes. The company is also a certified Kosher caterer and member of the Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.
Simon Lee Bakery is dedicated to designing, baking and delivering cakes that look as good as they taste. With more than 30 years of experience, this award-winning Austin bakery offers a selection of stunning wedding-cake creations – as well as the option to design a custom confection. All of Simon Lee’s cakes are made with the finest ingredients (including love), baked fresh the day of the wedding and decorated artfully and meticulously to suit the palate of the lovely couple and the theme of their celebration.
Let them eat…cupcakes. Baking up a storm down on Main Street, Bastrop’s Simply Sweet is home to an innovative lineup of mouthwatering cupcakes. These from-scratch-daily creations are perfect for weddings, thanks to the ability to sate the varied cravings of the couple and the family and friends who turn out to celebrate their big day. This bakery’s extraordinary flavor options include (but are not limited to): red velvet, chocolate with peanut butter frosting, chocolate with chocolate buttercream, homemade vanilla, carrot, key lime, lemon raspberry, snickerdoodle and the special-to-Texas treat that is hummingbird cake.
Whether you like chocolate or vanilla, red velvet or marble, Sweet Treets Bakery is devoted to perfecting your wedding treats down to every last delicious detail. Known for their delectable buttercream frosting and commitment to satisfying everyone’s sweet tooth, Sweet Treets believes in helping couples showcase their style in the form of tasty desserts. Not thrilled with the idea of a traditional wedding cake? Sweet Treets has you covered—their team is happy to bring your sweet dreams to life with cupcakes, cookies, cake balls and then some. The bakery’s other “treets” include a lineup of mini pies, whoopie pies, tartlets, brownie bites, cheesecakes, lemon squares, pumpkin bars and more. The shop also offers a snazzy collection of cake stands, each of which will ensure that all your sweet somethings are properly dressed for the occasion.
There’s a reason Sweetish Hill Bakery owner Jim Murphy has been saying “Bon Appetit, y’all” for the past 40 years. And that’s because his bakery, founded in 1975, brings together the best of two delightfully sweet worlds. Sweetish Hill, a European café and bakery located in downtown Austin, prepares their delectable goods in the classic French method, which calls for traditional recipes and quality, local ingredients. Of course, each baked good is lovingly scooped, shaped and baked with a smile and infused with some downhome Texas charm. Sweetish Hill also fills bellies with Southern comfort food, including soups made from stock they make themselves and sandwiches crafted from local ingredients then spread with homemade mayonnaise.
The Cake Plate has been dishing up tasteful and tasty wedding cakes and other supplementary event sweets since 1996. The Austin shop’s Texas-size portfolio spans the gamut in terms of flavor and style, with countless options when it comes to delights by the slice. In terms of custom designs, the team can whip up cakes that range from artistic to elegant to collegiate – including college mascots and football stadiums grooms will love. The Cake Plate can also provide other delicious big-day treats, such as cakes in a jar, cupcakes, pies, cookies, bars and much more. In other words, every sweet tooth at the wedding is sure to be sated.