February 4, 2014

Cakes for Occasions returns to Home Shopping Network

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Danvers Bakery Appears on Home Shopping Network

Danvers, MA (February 4, 2014) – Cakes for Occasions, the Danvers-based gourmet bakery, appeared this week with their products once again on Home Shopping Network (HSN). Owner Kelly Delaney appeared live to showcase two new creations- Valentine’s Day Cupcakes and a Sparkling Rose Cake– on the popular network which draws millions of viewers.

After selling thousands of her cake pops and cakes on HSN in past visits, Delaney was invited back to sell more of her signature items to viewers who have come to recognize her brand’s high quality products. This time, Delaney showcased a cupcake set perfect for Valentine’s Day featuring hand-created fondant owls, delicate flowers and hearts as well as her Sparkling Rose Cake featuring fondant, glitter, and white sugar roses.

“I am excited to be invited back to HSN as a featured vendor,” explains Cakes for Occasions owner Kelly Delaney. “I’m learning so much from the network and it’s been a great experience. I’m grateful for the opportunity to share my products with a national audience.”

All items will be available on HSN.com as well as at Cakes for Occasions’ Danvers storefront or you can order them online at www.cakes4occasions.com.

About Cakes for Occasions
Cakes for Occasions in Danvers, Massachusetts specializes in making the finest gourmet cakes and pastries. Owner Kelly Delaney applies 20 years experience as a pastry chef in the culinary arts to making her highly acclaimed desserts. Cakes for Occasions has been featured on the Today show, NECN’s Good Morning Live, TV Diner with Billy Costa, and Phantom Gourmet. She was also chosen to be a part of a national ad campaign in Gourmet and Yankee magazines. Cakes for Occasions is located at 57 Maple Street in Danvers, Massachusetts. Store hours are Monday-Saturday from 9:00am to 6:00p.m. More information about the bakery can be found at www.cakes4occasions.com.

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July 8, 2013

Cakes for Occasions Introduces Decorating Classes!

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Decorating Classes by Cakes for Occasions

Danvers, MA (July 8, 2013) – You’ve asked, and we’ve listened…  Have you ever wondered “how did they do that?” or wanted to learn a  new decorating technique?  We are proud to introduce a  new series of decorating classes to you! 

In a relaxed, social atmosphere, a Cakes for Occasions Cake Artist will take you step-by-step through decorating of the day’s featured cake or creation.  Everything you will need will be provided and you will bring your sweet treat home at the end of class. The style will change with each class so please   reference the schedule when registering.

Registration can be done online through our Cakes for Occasions Online Store under Decorating Classes.  Please call with questions (978)774-4545 extension 4.

For July, two classes will be offered.

Tuesday, July 16 7pm-9pm: Beach Cupcake Pullaway

Tuesday, July 30 7pm-9pm: Tiffany Box

About Cakes for Occasions
Cakes for Occasions in Danvers, Massachusetts specializes in making the finest gourmet cakes and pastries. Owner Kelly Delaney applies 20 years experience as a pastry chef in the culinary arts to making her highly acclaimed desserts. Cakes for Occasions has been featured on the Today show, NECN’s Good Morning Live, TV Diner with Billy Costa, and Phantom Gourmet. She was also chosen to be a part of a national ad campaign in Gourmet and Yankee magazines. Cakes for Occasions is located at 57 Maple Street in Danvers, Massachusetts. Store hours are Monday-Saturday from 9:00am to 6:00p.m. More information about the bakery can be found at www.cakes4occasions.com.

May 24, 2013

Cakes for Occasions Hosts First Cake War!

Cake War hosted by Cakes for Occasions

Cake War

Danvers, MA (May 24, 2013) – Cakes for Occasions hosts our first High School Cake War! This sweet competition  featured five seniors representing their high schools in a challenge of both their cake decorating skills and their school spirit.  Cake War took place on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 11am.  Competitors were given three hours, cake, buttercream, decorating tools and supplies to create a three-tier cake showcasing their school pride. Competitor then carried their completed cakes from their work station to a photo area.  Friends, family, fellow classmates and the public were on hand to cheer on their favorites, and were treated with slices of the yummy creations at the close of competition!  Photos of each of the cakes were posted to Facebook and voting was open until 3pm on May 23.

This year’s Cake War was won by Kimberly Sousa of Peabody Veterans Memorial High School closely followed by Tess Greenberg of Beverly High School.  Other finalists included Jamie Tarricone- Danvers High School, Ari Cipriani- Masconomet Regional High School and Catherine Kinsella- Salem High School.

Kim has won desserts for an upcoming senior event and a college award.  She will be attending Johnson & Wales in the Fall to study Baking & Pastry Arts and Food Service Management.

 

About Cakes for Occasions
Cakes for Occasions in Danvers, Massachusetts specializes in making the finest gourmet cakes and pastries. Owner Kelly Delaney applies 20 years experience as a pastry chef in the culinary arts to making her highly acclaimed desserts. Cakes for Occasions has been featured on the Today show, NECN’s Good Morning Live, TV Diner with Billy Costa, and Phantom Gourmet. She was also chosen to be a part of a national ad campaign in Gourmet and Yankee magazines. Cakes for Occasions is located at 57 Maple Street in Danvers, Massachusetts. Store hours are Monday-Saturday from 9:00am to 6:00p.m. More information about the bakery can be found at www.cakes4occasions.com.

November 19, 2012

Cakes for Occasions Returns to Home Shopping Network

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Danvers Bakery to Appear in Segment on December 3rd

Red Purse and Gift Box cakes

Cakes for Occasions Returns to Home Shopping Network

Danvers, MA (November 19, 2012) – Cakes for Occasions, the Danvers-based gourmet bakery, is set to offer their products once again to a national audience on Home Shopping Network (HSN) on December 3rd. Owner Kelly Delaney will be on hand to talk about her newest offerings – a gift box cake and a purse cake – on the popular network which draws millions of viewers.

After selling thousands of her cake pops on HSN earlier this year, Delaney has been invited back to sell more of her signature items to viewers who have come to recognize her brand’s high quality products. This time, Delaney will showcase a cake that looks like a beautifully wrapped gift, complete with an eye-popping red bow. She will also feature a purse cake, great for the shopaholic or fashionista in the house.

“I am excited to be invited back to HSN as a featured vendor,” explains Cakes for Occasions owner Kelly Delaney. “I’m learning so much from the network and it’s been a great experience. I’m grateful for the opportunity to share my products with a national audience.”

If you want to catch Delaney on HSN, she will be featured on Monday, December 3rd at both 6am and 5pm with a special discount on these select items. Check local listings for channel number. The products will also be available at Cakes for Occasions or you can order them online at www.cakes4occasions.com.

About Cakes for Occasions
Cakes for Occasions in Danvers, Massachusetts specializes in making the finest gourmet cakes and pastries. Owner Kelly Delaney applies 20 years experience as a pastry chef in the culinary arts to making her highly acclaimed desserts. Cakes for Occasions has been featured on the Today show, NECN’s Good Morning Live, TV Diner with Billy Costa, and Phantom Gourmet. She was also chosen to be a part of a national ad campaign in Gourmet and Yankee magazines. Cakes for Occasions is located at 57 Maple Street in Danvers, Massachusetts. Store hours are Monday-Saturday from 9:00am to 6:00p.m. More information about the bakery can be found at www.cakes4occasions.com.

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August 31, 2012

Cakes for Occasions Names General Manager

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Danvers Bakery Taps In-house Talent to Run Newly Expanded Operation

Jennifer Brennan

Jennifer Brennan, General Manager at C4O

DANVERS, Mass (August 28, 2012): Cakes for Occasions has named Peabody resident Jennifer Brennan as General Manager of the Danvers gourmet pastry shop just after finishing a major expansion of their retail space. Brennan has been at the bakery for 9 years, beginning as a cake decorator and most recently acting as the wedding coordinator, meeting with brides to custom design the wedding cake of their dreams. Brennan brings her extensive knowledge and passion for the baking industry, her superb organizational skills and operational know-how to the job.

“I am thrilled to take one of our own and elevate her to this position,” said Kelly Delaney, owner of Cakes for Occasions. “She is an outstanding employee and has worked her way through our industry with hard work and a commitment to our vision. She will continue to be a tremendous asset to us and our customers.”

As General Manager, Brennan will be overseeing all retail operations for the nut-free bakery, managing a staff of 30 and helping to ensure that every consumer has a “wow” experience by keeping true to the brand and its core mission. For more information about Cakes for Occasions, visit www.cakes4occasions.com.

About Cakes for Occasions
Cakes for Occasions in Danvers, Massachusetts specializes in making the finest gourmet cakes and pastries. Owner Kelly Delaney applies nearly 20 years experience as a pastry chef in the culinary arts to making her highly acclaimed desserts. Cakes for Occasions has been featured on the Today show, NECN’s Good Morning Live, and the Fox 25 Morning News. Delaney was also chosen to be a part of a national ad campaign for King Arthur Flour that appeared in Gourmet and Yankee magazines. Cakes for Occasions is located at 57 Maple Street in Danvers, Massachusetts. Store hours are Monday-Saturday from 9:00am to 6:00p.m. More information about the bakery can be found at www.cakes4occasions.com.

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August 15, 2012

Boston Area Vendors Offer Helpful Tips on How to Save Money On Your Wedding

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By Paula Ebben, WBZ-TV BOSTON (CBS) – Movie stars and members of the royal family don’t have to worry about the cost of their wedding, but most other brides have limits on what they can spend on their big day. Even for those on a budget, the cost can be significant.

Editors at Theknot.com recently conducted a survey and found the couples across the country spend an average of $27,000 on their wedding. That number is even higher, $36,000, for brides in the Boston area.

According to The Knot editor Anja Winikka, staying within that budget can be tricky for some brides. Her best advice is to set a few priorities and allow yourself to splurge in those areas, then look for places to save.

To show how much you can save, Winikka chose three major wedding expenses, the dress, the cake and the bridal bouquet. She found a splurge version and a steal that will save money.

First, she showed us two dresses from Bella Sera Bridal in Danvers. Both were similar in style and shape. The splurge dress was covered in crystals and was made with a high quality lace. The steal dress had fewer details and made with much less lace. The splurge dress was $3,100 and the steal was less than half the price at $1,200.

The bridal bouquets were put together by Pepperberry’s in Byfield. They were the same size and had similar color schemes. The splurge was made of exotic orchids and calla lilies and cost $325. The steal had a few orchids, but the florist was able to fill out the bouquet with less expensive hydrangeas. It was also beautiful, but a fraction of the cost at $125.

Finally, there was the cake which, according to Winikka, is the centerpiece of many receptions. The splurge cake, from Cakes for Occasions in Danvers, was covered in fondant and had carefully crafted sugar flowers. It also had detailed piping all over the three layers, a labor intensive work of art with a price tag to match at $900. The steal was also a beautiful three-layer cake but was covered in buttercream. The decorations were still festive, but much less labor intensive. That cake was $536.

There are many other ways to save on your wedding. One of the simplest is to avoid planning your wedding during popular times. Getting married on any day other than Saturday will save you money and a wedding in November or January will be significantly cheaper than the summer months.

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Announces the Small Business of the Year Award Winners – Cakes for Occasions Takes the Cake!

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Small Business of the Year AwardsJuly 26th, 2012 by Lauren Landry–The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce has just announced the winners of the 2012 Small Business of the Year award, and we couldn’t be happier to see the list. For the last 28 years, 10 small- and high growth businesses have been recognized for their management, workplace excellence, product innovation, social responsibility and commitment to growing here in the Hub.

This year, Meridican Associates took the top spot. A multi-disciplinary land development and infrastructure consulting firm, Meridican Associates provides clients with technical know-how, as well as end-to-end management of complex development and energy projects in order to help them succeed financially, environmentally and socially responsibly.

The additional nine companies being honored this year include:

Ace Ticket – How can you not like a brand with the tag line “All tickets purchased are backed by Ace’s 200% guarantee?” Now that’s going above and beyond.

Boloco – The Boston-based family of restaurants morphed from a Dartmouth College class project by founder John Pepper to a chain with 18 locations in three states.

Cakes for Occasions – Located in Danvers, Cakes for Occasions is a nut-free, boutique-style gourmet cake and pastry shop. Kelly Delaney founded the company 15 years ago in a single oven in her mother’s home. Yet now, Delaney employs 30 people and has created thousands of custom-designed cakes.

Fox RPM Corp. — With headquarters in downtown Boston, Fox RPM Corp. is the largest independent project management firm in New England.

Life is good — The Life is good Company was started in 1994 by two brothers who were selling tee shirts in their van with only $78 combined in their bank accounts. To date, however, they’ve raised more than $8 million for kids in need through the Life is good Festival, Life is good products and other fundraising efforts. You can meet the team in person at BostonFest 2012.

Nexcelom Bioscience LLC — Nexcelom Bioscience LLC is a designer, developer and manufacturer of innovative software, devices and instruments for cell-based experiments used in cancer research and drug discovery. The company plans to grow by 20 to 25 percent annually, with a goal of doubling in size in five years.

SCVNGR — With offices in eight cities, and as partners with more than 1,500 merchants, SCVNGR’s growing its way out of being a small business. Their LevelUp app has become the second largest mobile payment app, processing more than $1 million every month.

Seniorlink — Serving over 1,600 consumers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Ohio, Seniorlink’s mission is to enable elders and persons with disabilities to receive market‐leading care and services in their community.

Veson Nautical – Founded 30 years ago by Michael Veson, Veson Nautical offers software solutions that enable the world’s leading maritime organizations to better manage voyage chartering, operations, financials and risk.

To read even more about the companies, you can click here. Or, to celebrate them, you can register for the Small Business of the Year Awards ceremony that will be held on Thursday, October 11th, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Congratulations to this year’s winners!

Toppers That Take the Cake

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Toppers That Take the Cake

Extraordinary Cakes by Karen Krasne

Sick and tired of the same generic birthday cakes? Want to disguise your so-so baking skills with some awesome decorations? Check out these sweet cake topper ideas from Kelly Delaney, owner of Cakes for Occasions near Boston and Karen Krasne of Extraordinary Desserts in San Diego.

Mother Nature

Both Delaney and Krasne are huge advocates of using Mother Nature as a classic way to decorate your cakes. Fresh flowers beautifully arranged, fruits and even thoroughly cleaned seashells can dress up a cake in minutes says Delaney.

Krasne suggests flowers and fruit can be combined and dusted with sugar to add a cohesive, colorful, and delicious touch to an otherwise simple cake.

Materials you already have at home

If you can’t find the time to run out and grab some decorations, chances are you already have some common household items that will do the trick. Delaney finds that attaching card stock to toothpicks and writing a personalized message is a quick and easy way to customize your cake. You also can paste pictures and notes on these homemade decorations.

Jo-Ann’s craft stores, a nationwide chain, recommends adding glitter and gems to these flags to immediately make your cake sparkle. If you have old candles that you want to make look new or more impressive, add some glitter, rhinestones, or ribbon.

If you want to make your own shapes or figures, wire is a great tool. Wrap it in ribbon or paper to make it even more appealing. For children, incorporate their favorite action figure or doll by cleaning it off and placing it on top.

Edible Decorations

Want your decorations to not only be beautiful but also edible? Try fondant. Sold at local craft stores, this edible sugary confection is easily sculpted and modeled to create anything from animals to action figures. Delaney adds that Rice Krispie treats are the perfect material to use as they can easily be molded and retain their shape. They can be covered in fondant or even melted chocolate to add details or texture.

Candy also goes over well, especially for children’s parties. Spell out messages, age, and names to add a tasty personal touch.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2012/07/31/awesome-cake-toppers/#ixzz23eJGqalI

January 23, 2012

WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards 2012

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{Danvers,MA} – January 23, 2012 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding Marketplace, is excited to announce Cakes for Occasions has been selected to receive the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2012 for Wedding Cake!

The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top local wedding vendors from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism within the wedding industry. While many industry awards are selected by the organization, Cakes for Occasions was selected based on its stellar reviews from past newlywed clients.

Cakes for Occasions is recognized as part of the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire local vendor community, comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States and Canada. The Bride’s Choice Award recognizes the best local wedding vendors across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is thrilled to honor the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Since the launch of the Bride’s Choice Awards™ program four years ago, thousands of outstanding wedding professionals have been recognized by the bridal community for their supreme service and dedication to the wedding industry. It is with great pleasure that we congratulate Cakes for Occasions for their continued professionalism and commitment to enriching the wedding planning experience for engaged couples.”

We are happy to announce that Cakes for Occasions is one of the very best Wedding Cake professionals within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Project Wedding, Brides.com, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. Thanks to their positive feedback we were able to receive the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ for 2012.

For more information, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at http://www.weddingwire.com/biz/cakes-for-occasions-danvers/1afc16d86d9c05b5.html.

To learn more about the Bride’s Choice Awards™, please visit www.WeddingWire.com.

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire™, the nation’s leading marketplace serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 reviewed wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers. WeddingWire also offers a comprehensive suite of online planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire is the only all-in-one marketing platform for businesses online and on-the-go. WeddingWire offers one simple solution to build a professional network, improve search visibility, manage social media and reach mobile consumers. Businesses that advertise with WeddingWire appear on WeddingWire.com, ProjectWedding.com and other leading sites, including MarthaStewartWeddings.com (NYSE: MSO), Brides.com and Weddingbee.com.

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January 17, 2012

Cakes for Occasions Wins Bride’s Choice Awards 2012

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Bride's Choice Awards 2012Cakes for Occasions is proud to announce that we won the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards 2012! The WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards ™ recognizes the top local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network that demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the organization, the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ are awarded solely based on the reviews from over 1.2 million newlyweds. Awards are determined by a combination of four factors: Overall rating (quality), total number of reviews (quantity), review performance from 2011 (recency), and consistency of reviews from year to year (consistency). This year’s recipients represent the top 5% of WeddingWire’s vendor community, across all service categories and all regions throughout the US and Canada.

Visit our Wedding Wire profile to see what brides are saying about us.

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