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Tag: Celebrity Cake Studio Tacoma

March
1st

Mardi Gras party? Celebrity Cake Studio has King Cakes

 Little plastic babies are traditionally baked inside colorful King Cakes. Looking for the baby in the cake is a Mardi Gras tradition. Tradition has it that the person who gets the serving containing the baby is automatically designated the host of the next Mardi Gras party.  News Tribune file photo
Little plastic babies are traditionally baked inside colorful King Cakes. Looking for the baby in the cake is a Mardi Gras tradition. Tradition has it that the person who gets the serving containing the baby is automatically designated the host of the next Mardi Gras party. News Tribune file photo

Tacoma pastry chef Odette D’Aniello is fresh from a trip to New Orleans and she’s not afraid to use her nearly learned pastry powers in whipping up king cakes, the official pastry of Mardi Gras.

I checked in with D’Aniello on how she’s making her king cakes at her Tacoma bakery, Celebrity Cake Studio. So many variations of the cake abound, it’s tough to describe  exactly how a king cake should taste. They can be yeasty and fluffy or dense. They can be filled with nuts or cream cheese. They can be highfalutin affairs or a downscale quick bread. They can be frosted, glazed or dusted with sugar.

The unifying factor? The colors used to decorate the cake, usually green, purple and gold.

Here’s how D’Aniello is making hers: Read more »

Feb.
9th

On the move: Tacoma’s Celebrity Cake Studio relocates

The pink champagne cupcake at Celebrity Cake studio comes with raspberry buttercream frosting.

Last October, Celebrity Cake Studio announced it was about to move to a new home near its longtime Freighthouse Square location – and now the move is complete. The bakery known for elaborate wedding cakes and fondant party cakes has a new stand-alone storefront at 314 E. 26th St. If you’re familiar with the Tacoma Dome neighborhood – that’s near Friesenburgers. This is the bakery’s second week operating at its new location. Read more »