as some of you may know, one of my little sisters allyson, is a seriously talented cake & cupcake artist!
for only being sixteen, i'm so impressed by what she's doing! i ♥ her so much, and i am 1000% supportive of everything she does ~ today's tuesday ten is simply to brag on my sis & talk about her work. check out her interview below.
1 ~ when did you start baking & decorating?
a. 16, i'll be 17 in may. :)
2 ~ how did you get started doing it?
a. i grew an interest after watching so many cooking shows! i liked seeing all the imagination that goes into it, and i needed something to put my creativity towards. cakes and pastries ended up being the perfect thing.
3 ~ what flavor does everyone ask for?
a. my most popular flavor would be either double chocolate or chocolate with vanilla buttercream.
4 ~ do you prefer cupcakes or cakes better?
a. i don't really have a preference when it comes to baking either. somedays i just feel like a small project so cupcakes are perfect, and other days i want to go big so i prefer a cake!
5 ~ which of your frostings is the best?
a. all of them. :) i have so many different flavors, and each one goes perfectly with certain cakes. so you really can't go wrong.
6 ~ what types of events do you do orders for?
a. i've done them for all kinds of events/occasions. birthdays, graduations, church events, and i even did one for a wedding. there's always a reason to celebrate with cupcakes or cakes.
7 ~ what makes your desserts the best?
a. place an order and you'll find out! :) good looks & taste are the obvious reasons... but seriously i'm only 16, and i just started this. it's what i'll be doing when i'm an adult too so i already put everything i can into what i love.
8 ~ what's the best thing you have ever made?
a. the best thing i have EVER made is hands down a red velvet cake with mini chocolate chips, and a vanilla buttercream frosting. it was amazing!
9 ~ what are you going to do when you finish college?
a. when i finish college i hope to be living in a big city either owning my own business or working somewhere BIG.
10 ~ who is your favorite sister? :) no pressure
a. duh jenna. thanks for helping me out whenever i need you!
(editors note: i may or may not have told her to say this... so to the other sisters ~ i guess you'll never know if she really likes me more. :) but we both ♥ you guys mucho)
cakes by ally is located in herrin, illinois and if you haven't tried her desserts already, you simply MUST place an order! :)
prices may vary depending on the request, but the base is:
~ cupcakes: $15/dozen & $8/half dozen.
~tiered cakes: $2.25/slice
~fondant decor add $3.00.
click to email an order
or call 618.694.9939
p.s the photo of the cake was provided by katie parrish photography! another business in southern illinois i completely support. check out her website, facebook, & blog.