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Vancity Vendor: Kick Ass Cakes

July 6th, 2012 by Jeannine

Vancity Vendor: Kick Ass Cakes

Tasha Nagy has been baking all her life but her passion for decorating started simply because she wanted to perfectly pipe icing on her homemade gingerbread men. Determined, she attended as many decorating courses as she could, and even traveled to the UK and all over the United States to learn from top pastry chefs, including ones you may have watched on the Food Network. For nearly 6 years, Tasha has been creating kick ass cakes and after some time, even opened her very own custom cake shop.

Tasha’s menu encompasses more than just Kick Ass Cakes. Also on the menu are kick ass cupcakes, cheesecakes, French macarons, and sugar cookies. Wedding cakes start at $150 and cupcakes at $2.50 each, the pricing of course goes up depending on the work that will go into making each dessert and the amount of servings. Only high quality ingredients are used, and if requested, vegan and dairy-free cakes can be made, too. Gluten-free, however, isn’t an option. Tasha says her delivery charges are quite modest and for every order over $500, she will waive the delivery cost. She recommends all brides-to-be to contact her as soon as possible as the following wedding season is already booking up quickly.

Tasha is also the administrator of the Canadian Cake Decorator’s Guild in Chilliwack, one of only 3 chapters in BC. She takes self-improvement seriously, keeping up to date with the latest trends and techniques to grace the wedding cake decorating world. To see more of Tasha’s beautiful creations, check out her website, be a fan on Facebook or follow her on Twitter.

A Few Words With Tasha…

Why did you name your business Kick Ass Cakes?
“We chose our name because our cakes really do kick ass! We also wanted to stand out from all the others, and be memorable. We have had fantastic feedback, and people call from all over, sometimes just to tell us how much they love our name!”

What do you have to offer for brides with lower budgets?
“Smaller cakes, simpler designs and a cupcake only wedding is a perfect fit for brides on a budget.”

What sets you apart from others in the same field?
“My extensive training, creative mind, and delicious cake set me apart from any competitor locally. Our cupcakes are filled with delicious gourmet fillings, not something you find at every cake shop!”

Are you always looking to come out with new flavours? What’s your most interesting flavor so far, and which is your most favourite to eat?
“We are always trying new filling and flavors which keeps us current and fun. Our French Macaron flavors are especially always changing. It’s fun to experiment and we welcome new ideas, too!”

What kind of ingredients do you normally use?
“We use the best chocolate we can find, such as Bernard Callebeut, and farm fresh eggs, and heavy whipped cream. We believe that cakes should taste as good as they look, so we try to not cut any corners on the contents.”

What’s your favourite traditional cake that you made and why?
“Traditional white on white cakes are probably my favorite. I think they speak elegance and command attention.”

What’s your favourite creative cake that you made and why?
“Our tool box cake was by far the most creative cake. But… there are so many to choose from, I hate to single just one out. Each cake we create is unique and new. Like a mother, how do you pick just one? :)

What do you enjoy most about your job?
“Delivery: I most enjoy the look and pleasure on people’s faces when they see their work of art for the first time. It’s such a rush!”

If you had one piece of advice for a bride and groom, what would it be?
“Have pictures and a general idea of how you would like your cake to look, when you come in to see us. Come hungry…. our cakes are very very yummy.”

To contact Tasha, visit her website.
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  • July 8th, 2012 at 7:49 pm
    Kristina - Event lighting CT says:

    Those wedding cakes are really mouth watering and eye catching. Also, the designs are really cool. Thanks for sharing this post to us.


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