The Cake Cow is undoubtedly one of the most pleasant sites I have yet found to peruse on the Internet. You can get your fill of delicious and delectable sugary sweetness in click after click of cakes that will amaze you. The site owner adds the description under the title, “The Home for Wayward Cakes.” This site is a confectionery “sight for sore eyes”…sore, diabetic eyes!
A Beaver brought me here!
I found this site through a post on Facebook by an outdoorsy friend who had “liked” a cake from the blog made in the shape of a beaver! A beaver cake is something I had never seen, and when I clicked on it, I was amazed and drawn in by all the cakes on the site, especially since I had just sent the remains of a cake home with family to get it out of reach of my hands. You can see the Beaver Cake here.
Oh, how I love that sugary icing on a birthday cake. Family members had just left after celebrating my mom’s birthday; I had paid ten dollars for a little tiny 1/8 sheet cake at Kroger in Bristol. I only bought a small one, albeit ridiculously priced, because I can no longer eat the icing that I love due to a recent diagnosis of diabetes. (A blood sugar reading of 475 gets everybody so excited!)
You can smell the icing
Nothing else smells like a birthday cake, although they have imitated the smell somewhat in candles, lip gloss, and a few other products. I had smelled that Kroger cake the whole way home, and now that it had been opened, cut, and enjoyed, it seemed like the whole house smelled like birthday cake. After I had eaten some sugar free jello to pacify my activated sweet tooth, I found this site. Wow, I could almost smell the grainy, sugary goodness. (Or was that the smell of the cake on my finger that I used to swipe the icing off the cake server as I put it in the sink!).
A Master but not a Professional?
The long list of cakes made and photographed by Jessica G., as she identifies herself, is amazing, along with the reviews and comments of satisfied customers. She states that she cannot ship cakes, and there is no advertising on the site to generate income. Therefore, this site must be mainly just a labor of love, along with a catalog for the lucky local folks who can purchase her masterpieces. She is a self-described stay-at-home mom to three kids, and one has to wonder WHEN she would have time or a steady hand to create the intricate, perfectly-detailed cakes you will find on The Cake Cow.
What a shame!
It is so unfortunate that Jessica G. only conducts business there in Utah where she lives because she would certainly get a lot of business here in the Tri-Cities. With the inflated price of a small little birthday cake and the number of Friday Night birthday parties that I end up buying cakes for, I would be her best customer.
If you know a local cake artist who you would like to plug in the comments below, feel free to do so! Tell us their specialties and a cake they baked for your party or event.