creative & attentive to detail
the cake plate experience
The bakery started as a small wedding cake shop in September 1996, originally named Countryside Baking Co. We quickly gained a name for ourselves in the wedding and specialty cake market of Austin and its surrounding cities. While making cakes for brides and grooms, governors, former first ladies, sports figures, local celebrities, and other high profile people, we also grew a client list that included many of the area’s best restaurants. We had effectively moved into the wholesale dessert business.
By the early 2000’s, we were looking for more space and a better location. We built a new bakery in the foothills of west Austin and moved in 2003. Along with the move came a new name. The Cake Plate was born! Since that time we have continued to grow and evolve.
While TCP no longer sells desserts directly to restaurants, we have become a regional player in the foodservice industry supplying handmade desserts to restaurants, hotels, caterers, and institutions through distribution across the state of Texas. TCP is continuing to look ahead at plans for a new, larger location to better serve our employees, our clients, and our commitment to the values that have helped build The Cake Plate.
"I cannot begin to tell you how well the cake was received. You did a wonderful job!! I was so blown away, heck, everyone was! I got you some publicity for your business for SURE! Thank you a million times over for making such a beautiful, perfect, tasty cake. Every single bite was eaten!!!! I am so grateful for your great service!"
"Everything was great! The petit fours were my favorite! You are the only baker I'll ever use! Delicious!!"
"BTW... the anniversary cake was a HUGE success! The women whipped out their smart phone cameras, and pics were flying fast and furious. She loved it! THANK YOU for making this happen for us!"
"I wanted to send you a quick note to thank you so very much for the amazingly delicious cup cakes. They were a huge hit! The kids and parents loved them...especially the Mexican vanilla!! Please extend our thanks to your team for their accommodation to our requests and beautiful creations. All the best to you and your team. Can't wait to work with you again in the future."
"Just wanted to let you know that the cake was beautiful! We had tons of comments on how cute it was not to mention the taste was great! Thank you so much!"
"It was great as always. You have not disappointed us yet!! He loved the cake and it was delicious! Now I need to hit the gym since I ate two big pieces!!"
"He absolutely loved his cake! I found him tweeting, instagramming and facebooking pics of it! :) Thank you so much!! The rice krispie treats were amazing, too!"
"The cake was fabulous!!!! No one could believe how gorgeous it was!"
"As much as it was nicely made it was delicious. My son loved it and everyone enjoyed it. Greatly appreciated all the the creativity to master such awesome cake."
"The cake was a hit! It was exactly what I had in mind and Ellie loved it! The cookies were gone before we even cut the cake. [The cake] did a great performance so all in all , a big success!"
"Oh gosh- everyone RAVED about how good the cake tasted! And the cookies too! My kid dug right in- for someone who had never had sugar before, she sure did love it! I was really impressed. I will definitely use you guys again. I really appreciate the great communication leading up to the pickup."
"Thanks for reaching out. The cake went over extremely well. The people who were gluten-free were thrilled with it, and those who typically stay away from gluten-free were very surprised with how delicious it was. Karen of all people loved it. “It was my favorite cake ever” she said. So that’s great! We had plenty of cake for everyone, were able to give some away and froze the remainder for us on another day.
All in all a very nice event and I thank you all for helping it be extra special!!"
"The cake was amazing as always! Everyone LOVED the cake not only the way it looked, but also tasted! My son, Grant, was the biggest fan of it and couldn't stop pointing at the cake saying, "Mickey". Thank you for doing such a wonderful job."
"Totally amazing - loved it! I would entertain other fillings perhaps in the future for grins - but I wouldn't change a thing for the die hard chocolate lover. I would love to try a Cherry filling perhaps in the future but I gotta say that cake with a great red wine was the bombdiggity!"
"The cake was delicious- a real hit.
You are a pleasure to work with and your cakes are a "wow"!
Thank you so much!"