Tell me a little bit about your business!
Cakes by Colby is a boutique bakery specializing in custom, artful wedding cakes. It was born out of a passion for art, design, and flavor. From luxurious and romantic to simplistic and modern, artisan cakes from Cakes by Colby are baked from the finest, freshest ingredients.
After a multi-decade career of international interior design, designing everything from university buildings to hotels in Dubai, I traded my office for a kitchen and have carefully honed my craft of baking for more than a decade. I have created and recreated recipes to find the perfect flavor for your perfect day, having been trained by internationally acclaimed cake designer Maggie Austin, who has designed Hollywood and royalty cakes.
In a completely from-scratch kitchen where I personally develop every recipe, I design a cake to be an elegant, sophisticated statement so that it captivates your guests and gives you a stunning confection for your special day. Leave the baking, delivery, and table presentation to me so you can relax and enjoy every day up to and including your wedding day.
What makes your work unique?
Many people say their cakes either look fabulous or taste delicious, but not both. But I believe you can have your cake and eat it too. Striking this balance gives wedding cakes that wow factor. Drawing on my design career, I develop my cakes like I develop my interior designs – with principles that translate beautifully from design to baking, such as color, texture, scale, and balance. This makes for a truly dazzling cake.
Additionally, as an artist skilled in working with the media of sugar flowers, a high-demand wedding cake trend, I can custom-design a sugar flower arrangement for the cake to match the uniqueness of the couple. Because of their composition, sugar flowers are edible yet durable, so they preserve well and can remain a special keepsake that will last forever.
With a boutique bakery like Cakes by Colby, you’ll receive a personalized experience with attention to detail and unmatched customer service.
What is your ideal client like?
Thinking outside the box has always driven my designs. Clients that want a different look, something just for them, are my perfect target clients. I love to infuse my creative energy in a couple’s cake of their dreams, and I always enjoy a challenge.
How do you work with couples to bring their dessert dreams to life?
As an interior designer for over 40 years, I have learned how to anticipate my clients’ vision, use formal design elements such as scale and balance, and give them the look of their dreams. The same applies to cake designs. I always go a step beyond in bringing dreams to reality by starting with over-the-top designs and then working from that point to each couple’s satisfaction. Learning about each couple’s wedding details and discussing the perfect wedding cake is one of my favorite parts of the process.