Wednesday, May 13, 2015


JUST ANNOUNCED! We decided to choose ONE student in EACH city (on our summer tour) who registers for Dawn Butler's Vintage Sewing Machine class to receive a complete DINKYDOODLE airbrush system! Also, we'll choose ONE student in EACH city (on our summer tour) who registers for Dawn's Vintage Sewing Machine class to receive a CAKE LACE package! Selections will be made by random drawing/lottery. For more information about Dawn Butler's classes in August, Click Here

Swank Cake Design to Coteach With Dawn Butler This Summer


We are proud to present Dawn Butler of Dinkydoodle Designs and our very own Wayne Steinkopf in a new comprehensive two-day Vintage Sewing Machine cake class! Using real cake, learn how to create a detailed sewing machine complete with accessories. Check out the image below for cities and dates, and click here for more information

Swank Cake Design at the 40th Annual ICES Convention & Show


Our 2015 Summer Road Trip Tour kicks off on Friday, July 31st at the annual ICES Convention in Omaha, Nebraska. We will have a double booth this year, and half the booth will be Claire Bowman's Cake Lace. For the other half of the booth, we are proud to present Dawn Butler, founder of Dinkydoodle Designs! Dawn will be demonstrating her Airbrushing Kit, as well as her amazing new cake structure system CakeFrame!

Come see us at our vendor booths #'s 212 and 214, at the 40th Annual ICES Convention and Show, July 31st-Aug 2nd:

CenturyLink Center
455 N 10th Street
Omaha, NE 68102


Thursday, August 19, 2010

September is our new favorite month


A photo of one of our new favorite cakes is featured in the Sweet Life Series, "A Baker's Dozen" 2011 Calendar. There is a short bio about Wayne as well. All can be found on the September page in the calendar. Thank you to Norman Davis, Zane Beg, and Dianna Lopez for selecting our work, and congratulations to all the other cake decorators who were featured.

Chuck•
Swank Cake Design•
Wedding Cake Bakery Raleigh North Carolina•

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Swank Cake Design appears on TLC’s “ULTIMATE CAKE OFF”


Wayne Steinkopf and Chuck Hamilton, from Swank Cake Design, will appear on the new TLC competition series ULTIMATE CAKE OFF in an episode airing February 8, 2010 at 10 PM ET/PT.

In the episode, the Blue team, lead by Wayne, faces off against two other teams in a challenge to create an edible masterpiece in hopes of winning $10,000 and to have their cakes featured at a marquee event. For this episode, the cake is in competition to be featured at the 2009 AKC Agility Invitational.

With only nine hours, the competitors must make cakes that are at least five feet tall and are creative enough to win the taste of the client and the ultimate prize. To add to the pressure, the contestants also face two mini-challenges – a skills test and a taste test – that could give one team the ultimate advantage: being able to sit out another team for 30 minutes.

Chef, author, and entertainer George Duran hosts the series, which airs Mondays at 10p on TLC. Joining George are judges Margaret Braun, an acclaimed sugar artist based in New York, and Leigh Grode, owner of Los Angeles’ Cake Divas bakery.


Update - Our episode is titled "Top Dog," and the description is as follows: "Master cake builders compete to build the most impressive cake for the American Kennel Club's prestigious Agility Invitational, and take home $10,000."

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sweet Ashley's Team - TLC's Ulimate Cake Off


Swank Cake's head decorator, Wayne Steinkopf, helped assist Ashley Vicos in the season finale of TLC's Ultimate Cake Off...

Tune in to TLC on October 19th at 10:00pm (EST) to watch Ashley and her team build an extreme cake for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus' Zing Zang Zoom (new red tour). Can they create the ultimate cake and win the $10,000 prize?

The above photo features Sweet Ashley's Team: (from left to right) Alexis Sturgeon, Debbie Barronton, Ashley Vicos, and Wayne Steinkopf.

Ashley remarks in her latest article in Modern Baking, "if you like drama and nail-biters, you won't want to miss this episode." I'm going to add an exclamation point to that: !


Chuck
Swank Cake Design
Wedding Cake Bakery, North Carolina, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill.