A party without a cake, is just a meeting.
Images by Rebecca Keller Photography
Article by Ericka of Little Apple Styles
My quest for the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert continues. A little secret about me..I LOVE dessert. When growing up my sweet grandmother made sure that I took baking lessons. Every summer she sent me to random dessert (and cooking…and knitting..and sewing) lessons. Now that I think about it, I actually finished a cake decorating course. After all the studying, I realized I was put in this world to eat, and not to bake cakes. My aunts on the other hand – they are amazing bakers. If I could only convince them to open a shop – life will be better…but that is a whole different post!
I was excited to visit Nothing Bundt Cakes – I had read great reviews and they recently opened a shop really close to me. For some reason I always end up bringing the kids with me when venturing new places. My level of consumption ends up being in direct relation with the store’s customer service. Note to store owners – if you are nice to my kids, I will break the bank. It is my way to show my gratitude for your patience with my rambunctious 3 year old and for answering the thousand questions my 7 year old will ask.
Morrisville’s Nothing Bundt Cakes is super cute and smells delicious as you walk in. You will be greeted with a smile and offered their sample of the day – it is their way to sell you to the other cake you had no intention in buying – but end up getting because your kids ate 5 samples each. Do not ask me how I know! The cakes are super moist and taste delicious. My favorite is the lemon, but both kids preferred the Red Velvet – which came in handy because it is the perfect Valentine’s Day addition to my menu. Just in case you are planning in stopping by after a movie/dinner date – they do not have available seating. If you do not like to eat in your car, or if your significant other does not let you eat in his/her car *cough, cough* like Mr Little Apple – best plan on taking it home.
For Valentine’s Day I think this is a great alternative to flowers. You can pick up decorated in a cellophane bag – or you can add a banner like the one I am using (Holla Michaels!) . The heart candles I found in there are also a great addition and were a great hit. Just remember to sing ‘Love is in the air’ instead of Happy Birthday – haha
Ericka Jimmerson is a busy mom of two who runs Little Apple Styles, photography + event styling. Contact her at email@example.com if you need help making your event picture perfect!
Rebecca Keller is a Raleigh Cary Styled Family Photographer featured in People Magazine who spends her time sipping iced coffee, chasing after her two little ones, reading, running, and editing.