THE MISCHIEF MAKER is a cake business based in Lexington, Kentucky that specializes in exquisitely crafted one-of-a-kind wedding cakes, sugar floristry, renowned flavor, and celebration cakes. The Mischief Maker is sure to delight both the taste buds and the eyes with a stunning wedding cake emblazoned with dozens of our hand-sculpted sugar flowers. We show careful attention to menu creation, dessert presentation, color palette, and possess a dedication to concept development on your order.
We believe your wedding cake can be the visual and culinary centerpiece of your wedding reception and, as such, should exceed all your expectations. That’s the focus of what we do. The Mischief Maker elevates details and customization over mass production and cutting corners. While many other professional cake makers place more importance on standardization, leaving their most detailed work for periodicals and competition, we believe our best work should always be the work we deliver for your special day. One-on-one consultation, custom color palettes and the highest ingredient standards are just where we start. It’s our pain-staking attention to detail that truly sets us apart: delicately-thin rose petals that allow light to pass through, exquisite veining on our sugar flowers, an eye to the overall affect that will leave you and your guests breathless. We take on fewer cakes, only one per month, so no corners need be cut to deliver volume rather than quality. This is our difference and we believe a Mischief Maker cake offers an unrivaled experience and outstanding value.
The Mischief Maker has been featured in numerous magazines and online blogs both for sugar flower wedding and celebration cakes, as well as sculpted cakes. Creative Director of The Mischief Maker, Alex Narramore is a botanically accurate sugar flower artist based in Lexington, KY. Alex was educated in art and is a self taught baker. Merging her love for gardening with sculpting and color, Alex grows the flowers in her garden that she needs to study and observe to accurately sculpt to a correct scale and paint the sugar flowers that will later adorn her cakes. Each sugar petal, stamen, and flower part is made by hand and each finished bloom is hand painted. The cake designs are retired immediately upon baking and are never recreated. Very low volume, only one cake per month is ideally accepted, as the detail work for each cake can take many weeks of preparation.These are artworks. Each flower a sculpture. Each cake design is full of multiple flowers that must be made in scale to one another, as well as make up an overall composition. The making of these colors and an overall color palette made entirely from scratch for each cake design. Alex works with her mother on the sugar flowers at her grandmother’s house in eastern Kentucky. Tucked away in the mountains, they do some of their best creative work with their sugar flowers. Whether at Mamaw’s or in her home garden downtown in Lexington, she can always be found somewhere between the garden and the studio, usually with her Irish Setter, Mocha, on her heels. Alex has been recognized world-wide within her field, including: periodical publications, news outlets, being named one of the top four international wedding cake designers of 2015 by the Cake Masters’ Awards, and being named, by prestigious judges: Sylvia Weinstock, Mike McCarey, Chef Nicholas Lodge, Colette Peters, Ron Ben- Israel, Kerry Vincent, Eddie Spence M.B.E., Chef Sherry Yard, and Lisa Mansour, the 2017 winner of the award for international wedding cake artist of the year by The Golden Tier Awards. The Golden Tier Awards is the first American-hosted, international awards show of its kind. This exclusive event brings together pastry chefs, cake and sugar-artists, dessert professionals, authors and writers, chocolatiers, instructors, and retailers from across the globe to celebrate the very best the industry has to offer. In 2018, The Mischief Maker was named one of the top 10 cake artists in the United States by Cake Masters magazine. Feel free to follow along with The Mischief Maker account on Instagram for the most up to date work and more insight into the process and to see lots of progress videos of the sugar flowers being made from sculpting them petal by petal to hand making sugar stamens to final painting.
The Mischief Maker, based in Lexington, Kentucky provides wedding cakes in Lexington, Kentucky and in surrounding states, including, but not limited to the following areas: Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green, Ashland, and Pikeville. We receive many wedding cake requests from other areas, including out-of-state, in cities such as Cincinnati, Evansville, Chicago, New York City, Pennsylvania, Nashville, Asheville, and Charleston. If you live outside the areas listed above, or you’re having a destination event, feel free to email or message us to make arrangements, so we can begin planning your cake; these are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.