Today we are sharing an interview with Lyndsay O’Neil from Cake House Design. Lyndsay is a dedicated baker with vision and passion for her art. We are sure you will become fans of her just like us.
Tell us a little about yourself and how your company started.
I started “Caking” at the age of 13 when I attended my first cake decorating class at a local craft store. My friends and family loved my work and soon began asking me to make cakes for them. I turned this into a little business for four years out of my house. While in high school, I worked at a bakery in town. After 4 1/2 years, I quit my job there and opened my bakery, Cake House Design. I’ve been open for three years now and loving every minute of it!
What trends do you see in the wedding cake world?
Fault Lines, Gold Metallic everything, and Bold Color Patterns!
What advice do you have for couples when it comes to choosing their cake?
When I sit down with brides, and they show me their Pinterest boards, I stress to them, to not just pick someone else’s cake they see in a picture. Look at lots of cakes and pick out their favorite aspects of them. Then we can sit and design a unique cake of their own! No bride wants to hear, “I saw that cake at someone else’s wedding last week!”
What is your favorite cake flavor?
Can we keep a secret?? I don’t eat cake! While I LOVE making and decorating it, I’d rather have a huge bowl of ice cream!
What are your favorite cakes to make?
Black and Moody themed cakes! I LOVE adding fresh flowers to my cakes; working with local florists is SO Fun! My obsession with black wedding cakes is a little crazy, but I love it when a bride isn’t afraid of color! The boldness of a black cake at a wedding venue is my fave!!
Describe your favorite moment you have had with a bride.
Most of the time when I deliver wedding cakes, the bride isn’t around, she’s usually off taking pictures or not at the venue at all. But on one occasion, the bride was there, and I was able to see the couple’s reaction to their cake and dessert bar. Seeing a bride tear up over cake is a moment that most cake artists don’t get to experience often, but when they do, they never forget it!!
We want to thank Lyndsay for taking the time for this interview. We love her cakes and we know you will too. If you want to see more of her beautiful and delicious work, visit her at www.cakehouse.net. Please make sure to tell her The Pink Bride sent you!