When it comes to building a business in Austin, this girl takes the cake. Meet Christy Seguin, owner of Cakes ROCK!!! If you haven’t run into Christy delivering her cakes around town, chances are you’ve seen her on national television. Christy has been featured multiple times on Food Network’s Halloween Wars for her amazing creations.
As a self-proclaimed “sugar artist,” Christy draws inspiration from the world around her. Her cake designs include everything from pizza pies to puppy dogs, princess castles to pop art. Her wedding cakes are works of wonder and her cupcakes take culinary creativeness to dizzying new heights!
Best of all, Christy’s cakes are as delicious as they are design marvels. Her commitment to keeping everything scratch-made is her recipe for success. Christy only uses organic fruit, real butter, and all-natural ingredients. No box mixes here!
It’s easy to see why people are drawn to Christy and her cakes. Her personality is as big as her heart, and her dedication to delivering sweet memories is unmatched. So what’s next on the agenda for this Wonder Woman?
Designing the perfect backdrop to display her cakes: a new event venue in Dripping Springs!
Here’s what she had to say about her motivation and her mission:
How did you get started?
I made my first cake when I was 5 years old and fell in love with cake decorating. In 2012, inspired by Duff Goldman of Ace of Cakes, I started sculpting realistic cakes, and it just took off from there!
What’s your legacy?
I hope my legacy is that I have created wonderful memories for my clients' most important life occasions, that they will cherish forever. The cake is the centerpiece of most of our lives' momentous occasions, and the design & taste create a lasting impression.
What’s your greatest success?
So far, being featured on Food Network's Halloween Wars. And currently in the process of opening a new event venue that I hope will be my greatest success ever!
What’s been your biggest challenge as a female entrepreneur?
Hands down, trying to find a new business location. The misogyny in commercial real estate is REAL.
Is there a defining moment in your life that led you here?
When I sculpted my first horse cake as a gift for my niece, I posted the pictures on Facebook and was shocked by the reaction. Inquiries came pouring in, and I realized that I could actually do cakes as a business!