Fancy Pants Cakes, LLC
FLAVORS: Anatomy of a Cake
Step Two: Pick a Coat
Buttercream is an "oldie but goodie." Unlike the frosting on the to-go cakes that you can buy in the
supermarket, the buttercream I create is made with real butter and granulated sugar. This
meringue-based buttercream is not as sweet as the traditional confectioner sugar based American
buttercream and has a wonderfully soft texture - people love it! It is possible to have a very smooth
finish with buttercream, but there are certain situations in which I recommend that you don't use
buttercream as the outermost layer: being outside in the summer (butter and heat don't mix) and
some cake shapes/designs.
Fondant is what you've seen the experts on the TV cake shows use. Fondant is a flexible sugar
paste that acts like clay and can be colored, rolled, and applied on a cake to give it a very smooth,
porcelain-like finish. The look of fondant can be quite remarkable, and it does a great job with
locking in the cake's moisture. If you choose to have a fondant-covered cake, I place buttercream
underneath to satisfy people's desire for frosting. I also use a good tasting vanilla flavored fondant.
Depending on the complexity of the cake, I may use a combination of buttercream and fondant
decorations. As part of your consultation, we will discuss the specifics of your cake design and
where it will be placed during the event.
What about food allergies?
While a cake may not contain nuts, there are nuts in my kitchen and I can not guarantee a nut-free
In a similar vein, I can make cakes with gluten-free flours, but since I use all purpose flour in my
kitchen I can not guarantee that there won't be a little flour dust in the batter. I mention this because
people have various tolerances to gluten. If you are very sensitive to gluten, I can not safely
accommodate your needs. However, if you have cut gluten out of your diet for other reasons and are
looking for a cake option that does not include all purpose flour, let's talk.
I can make vegan cakes. Please inquire about other food restrictions.
Step One: Pick a Cake and Filling
No cake mix here! I bake completely from scratch with quality ingredients. Unlike box mix cakes,
Fancy Pants cakes are firm and moist with a lovely texture. I love to experiment with flavors, so if
you are interested in something that isn't listed, just ask!
Tropical Carrot (with pineapple and
coconut - VERY tasty!)
Fruit preserves or jam
Cream cheese frosting*:
*Note that cream cheese can
only be used in celebration
cakes that will be eaten
Cookies and cream
Chocolate cake with
chocolate orange ganache
Lemon cake with strawberry
Coconut cake with lime
Vanilla cake with nutella
Pumpkin cake with salted