About Us & Our Press


When you’re a creative type, you never know what your medium will be.  For Austin Cake Ball co-founder and Austinite Stacey Bridges, it began in the theater as a costumer.  Working daily to create period, fantastical and off the wall costumes, Stacey became a master of detail.  While touring and working odd hours, Stacey turned her attention to the kitchen and the inventive possibilities and great comfort of cake.

Endless hours of experimenting, a cake decorating class or two, and an extremely popular showing at the Texas Hill Country Food and Wine Festival of 2009, and you have Austin Cake Ball.

For the most part.


Our Team

So, just who is rolling up their sleeves behind the scenes at Austin Cake Ball?  Meet our team:

Stacey Bridges: Cake Ball Creator

I created Austin Cake Ball as a continuation of an artistic expression… this time cake instead of fabric. My ideal cake ball is one that is modern, yet simple.  Sophisticated in appearance, and ideally lemon or coconut.  At Austin Cake Ball, I’m in charge of decorating and making sure each order is beautiful and artistically complete.  I love what I do for its unique approach to a fun new product.

Ben May: Cake Ball Strategy

Together with Stacey, I wanted Austin Cake Ball to challenge the notion of what cake could do and where it could go.  My ideal cake ball is one of our seasonal flavors.  We always go all out for holidays and end up creating some amazing things.

At Austin Cake Ball, I’m in charge of business strategy, austincakeball.com, supplier logistics, product development, and… box taping for Whole Foods Market.  What I love most about this business is that moment we turn over an order to a customer and see their faces light up.  What we’ve been able to accomplish so quickly still amazes me to this day.

Lindsay Murphy: Cake Ball Logistics

Here, I’m in charge of the office.  My responsibilities include managing my office assistants, taking custom orders, accounts payable & receivable, as well as wedding consultations and all aspects of customer relations.

My ideal cake ball is our Lemon Drop.  I love lemon not only because of its perfect balance of tart and sweet, but also because of the lovely citrus aroma.

The goal of the Austin Cake Ball office team is to make the cake ball experience as enjoyable as possible for you, our customer, from just getting some cake balls out of our case to special ordering them for a wedding or other event.

Kaitlyn Hare: Cake Ball Production

I’m in charge of all aspects of cake ball production.  My team and I strive for creating the perfect cake ball, one at a time, for our customers to enjoy time and time again.

My ideal cake ball is not only delicious but also aesthetically pleasing because we all know that you eat just as much with your eyes as you do with your mouth!

I personally love our rich Chocolate cake ball because of its decadence and little hints of coffee on the finish.


Every Day with Rachael Ray

Eats Faves June 2011 – Every Day Faves
June 1, 2011

http://www.rachaelraymag.com/fun-how-to/every-day-faves/eats-faves-june-2011/7

Food Network Magazine

Food Trend – Cake Balls
December 1, 2010

http://www.foodnetwork.com/holidays-and-parties/food-trend-cake-balls/index.html

The Knot

Wedding Ideas : Wedding Cake Ball Cakes!
August 26, 2010

http://community.theknot.com/cs/ks/blogs/wedding_style_file/archive/2010/08/26/wedding-cake-ball-cakes.aspx

Austin Business Journal

Austin entrepreneurs having a ball – ABJ Entrepreneur
Francisco Vara-Orta | September 2, 2010

http://abjentrepreneur.com/news/2010/09/austin_entrepreneurs_having_a_ball.html

Austin Chronicle

Austin Food: Top Nine Sweet Bites of 2009
Virginia B. Wood | January 1, 2010

http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Issue/story?oid=oid:933443

Austin 360

The icing on the cake ball
Amira Jensen | September 30, 2009

http://www.austin360.com/restaurants/content/food_drink/stories/2009/09/0930cakeball.html

Austin Woman Magazine

She’s Got Her Eye on the Ball
Nicole Carbon | December 12, 2010

http://www.austinwomanmagazine.com/Articles/2010/12_DEC/72_Sweets.html

Real Simple

Real Simple – 8 Sweet Bridal Shower Desserts
Maria Xerakia | March 20, 2011

http://www.realsimple.com/holidays-entertaining/weddings/bridal-shower-desserts-00000000054891/index.html

The Daily Meal

The Daily Meal – Austin Cake Ball
December 26, 2010

http://www.thedailymeal.com/austin-cake-ball

My Fox Austin

Austin Woman: Stacey Bridges – Austin Cake Ball
Keri Bellacosa | December 28, 2010

http://www.myfoxaustin.com/dpp/good_day/austin-woman%3A-stacey-bridges—austin-cake-ball-12282010-ktbcgd

We Are Austin

Tempt your tastebuds with Austin’s alternative to the cupcake!
August 31, 2010

http://weareaustin.com/entertainment-story?nxd_id=87255

KXAN

Austin Cake Ball: Tasty treats unveiled
KXAN | June 20, 2010

http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/local/kxan-austin-austin-cake-ball-tasty-treats-unveiled

Fox 7

Hill Country Food and Wine Festival
Nik Ciccone | April 13, 2010

http://www.myfoxaustin.com/dpp/good_day/041310-Hill-Country-Wine-and-Food-Festival

Examiner

Austin wedding cake alternatives
Rhonda Bunton | July 15, 2009

http://www.examiner.com/x-17036-Austin-Wedding-Planning-Examiner~y2009m7d15-Austin-Wedding-Cake-Alternatives

Groupon

Austin Cake Ball Deal of the Day | Groupon Austin
March 8, 2010

http://www.groupon.com/austin/deals/austin-cake-ball

Sugar Bomber

Cake Balls at Cake by Bridges in Austin, TX: Sugar Bomber
June 12, 2009

http://sugarbomber.com/type/unique/cake-balls/

Austin is Delicious

Austin is Delicious: AMOA’s La Dolce Vita
September 29, 2009

http://austinisdelicious.blogspot.com/2009/09/amoas-la-dolce-vita.html

The Cake Blog

The Cake Blog: Super Bowl Sweets
January 20, 2010

http://www.thecakeblog.com/2010/01/super-bowl-sweets.html

Foodie is the New Forty

Foodie is the New Forty: Livin’ La Dolce Vita
October 15, 2009

http://foodieisthenewforty.blogspot.com/2009/10/livin-la-dolce-vita.html

Bubbly Bride

bubbly bride: Cake by Bridges :: Cake Balls
April 20, 2009

http://www.bubblybride.com/blog/2009/04/cake-by-bridges-cake-balls


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