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.
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.