Oct. 14, 2011
-- This time last year, Nicole Garcia was skiing the slopes in her hometown of Park City, Utah and finishing up her education at Brigham Young University. One year later and settled in the Washington, D.C. area, Garcia is fulfilling her life-long dream of cake decorating. Although she earned a degree in advertising, Garcia’s creative eye has always been poised for the flair and imagination for cake decorating, which led her to Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. Call 703-780-CAKE or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.
Garcia first started decorating cakes during her undergraduate studies, when she was asked to make a friend's wedding cake between semesters. That first cake prompted many more, and Nicole quickly realized that she was enjoying baking more than her regular studies. In addition to spending time in the bakery, Nicole is a supporter of the Garmeen Foundation, which helps the poorest have access to microfinance and technology and she’s is an avid piano player as well. She also enjoys touring the sites in Washington, D.C. with her husband.
The Alexandria cake boutique offers more than 100 cake flavors, but their signature cake flavors include: Summer Delight, Chocolate Madness, Perfectly Pumpkin, and Pink Champagne. Some of their cupcake flavors include: Carrot Cake, Chocolate-dipped Strawberry, Cookies N’ Cream, Fuzzy Navel, Key Lime Cheesecake, Neapolitan, Red Velvet, Tiramisu, The Elvis and Yin and Yang.
Pricing for cakes vary, but generally, cakes are priced per serving and can range from $6.50 to $8 per serving. Party cakes start at $4 a serving. Depending on the design difficulty of the cake, prices are subject to change. Cupcakes are priced individually, starting at $2.75 each for basic flavors and icing swirl on top.Occasionally Cake is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
“Nicole is a wonderful addition to our team, always coming up with artistic and innovative ways to decorate the cakes,” said Sabrina Campbell, owner of Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va.
Occasionally Cake opened in 2009 in Alexandria, Va. Located at 8859 Richmond Highway, the designer cake boutique specializes in custom cupcakes and specialty cakes. Owned and established by cake designer, Sabrina Campbell, Occasionally Cake creates unique cake flavors and combinations. They have been voted Best New Business by the Mount Vernon Lee Chamber of Commerce in Virginia, as well as Best in Show and Best in Taste for three years at the Chocolate Lovers Festival in Fairfax, Va. Occasionally Cake has become renowned for its flair for cutting edge taste, classic designs, and mission to champion community causes. For more information, visit Occasionally Cake on Facebook for weekly cupcake flavors, go to www.occasionallycake.com or call 703-780-2253.