Monday, September 10, 2012

How To Order!

Call me at 919-360-3605, or e-mail me at amandamshaffer (at) gmail (dot) com.  (I would put a direct hyperlink here for my e-mail, but I strangely get a ton of penis enlargement spam as is, and don't want to fuel that fire.)

Since I am a one-woman operation with a full time job, I need at least four days notice--but more notice is always better!

I can also deliver items to you for an additional fee of $15 within a 20-mile radius of downtown Durham, NC.  

Here's the info that I'll need:

Your name
Your e-mail and phone number
The item(s) that you wish to order
The date that you'll need them
Whether you will be picking up, or I will be delivering

Payment in full is due at the time of delivery or pick-up.  I can currently accept personal checks, cash, or Paypal if you wish to have the convenience of paying online or with a credit card.  My Paypal e-mail is the same as listed above: amandamshaffer (at) gmail (dot) com.

Sunday, September 9, 2012


Deluxe Cakes  --$50

Heaven and Hell Cake
Originally created by famous American chef Stephen Pyles, this cake is a sweet tooth's dream come true.  Layers of from-scratch angel food and devil's food cakes are layered with peanut butter mousse, then the whole thing is covered in chocolate ganache.  At nine inches around and over a foot high, this cake is serious business and can easily feed twenty brave souls. (4 layers of cake and a whole lotta peanut butter mousse)
(allergens: eggs, milk, wheat, peanuts)
Click HERE to order!

Super Epic Rainbow Cake
This is far and away my personal favorite to bake and serve.  On the outside, it's a little hum-drum, Plain Jane layer cake wrapped in straight-laced vanilla frosting.  But then, you cut into it, and this cake is all, "Oh, snap! I'm crazy!" This cake has won over random strangers in bars (true story, it happened on my 31st birthday) and is the most perfect confection ever for the special unicorn in your life.  The cake itself is a light and fluffy white cake, the frosting a decadent Swiss Meringue Buttercream that can be made in your choice of vanilla or lemon (they are both delicious!) (6 layers)
(allergens: eggs, milk, wheat)
Click HERE to order!

Standard Layer Cakes (9" round) --$30

(also available in the following sizes:
quarter-sheet (13" x 9")--$30
6" round--$20

Chocolate with Vanilla Buttercream
My mom's personal favorite, this chocolate cake has a densely complex flavor with hints of mocha and a moist crumb.  The cake is straight-up delicious by itself, but then I add your choice of Meringue Buttercream or Traditional Buttercream and it goes to the next level.  It also makes an awesome birthday cake. (3 layers)
(allergens:  eggs, milk, wheat)
Click HERE to order!

Yellow with Chocolate Ganache
This was the cake that a lot of us grew up with.  I've taken our collective childhood memories and transformed them into this from-scratch masterpiece coated with chocolate ganache (a frosting consisting solely of melted chocolate and heavy cream--basically the recipe for Happiness).  Nine inches around, three layers high, and your donation will be going to a fantastic cause--good will all around!! (3 layers)
(allergens: eggs, milk, wheat)
                                                      Click HERE to order!

Other cake flavors and fillings available upon request!


VEGAN Chocolate Stout with Chocolate Crumb Topping
This cupcakes are badass mofos, yo.  Not only are they made with a malty, chocolatey stout, they are also have this perfect dichotomy of moist, tender cake and sweet, crunchy crumb topping.  And since they are made without any animal products, these cupcakes are perfect for the punks, PETA members, and/or Whole Foods employees in your life.
(allergens: soy, wheat)
Click HERE to order! 

VEGAN Vanilla with Vanilla Frosting
These are the delicate counterpart to the Chocolate Stout cupcakes above.  The animal-product-free vanilla cupcakes have a moist crumb with a delicious vanilla aroma and taste.  These are frosted with a mock buttercream that is so tasty, you won't miss the butter!
(allergens:  soy, wheat)
Click HERE to order!

(Standard Cake flavors can also be made into Cupcakes for $35 Donation/Dozen)

Cookies!!--$20/boxed dozen or $2/cookie

VEGAN Cowboy Cookies
These little puppies are my go-to cookie for potlucks, parent nights, open houses, bar name it.  Cowboy Cookies are a variation of oatmeal cookies that contain walnuts, coconut, and chocolate chips.  They are huge and manly and hate being taken lightly.  They are also so delicious that they are often the first thing to disappear at group gatherings.  You should lasso some up today!
(allergens: tree nuts, wheat, soy)
 Click HERE to order!

Homemade Marshmallows!! --$15/dozen, marshmallows are approximately 1"x1"x1"

                                                      Peppermint Marshmallows
Homemade marshmallows are my very favorite bit of kitchen alchemy.  The process involves thermometers, stabilizing proteins, and lots of sticky sugar syrup.  Imagine me having my very own "Mad Scientist" moment in the kitchen.  Sounds like a blast, right?  Well, the product of all of that fun is a homemade confection that is ten times better than the mass-produced variety at the grocery store.  The peppermint variety are my new favorite candy and are the best topping for hot cocoa that I have found on my 32 years on this planet.  You really should order some right now.
                                                      (no allergens)
                                                     Click HERE to order!

Vanilla Marshmallows
These are soft pillows of sweetness that are flavored with a pretty amazing vanilla extract.  Once you have had these, you will look upon the baggies of 'mallow at the grocery store with contempt and scorn.  Trust me on this one.  These can also be colored and/or coated with colored sugar upon request to fit your special theme.
(no allergens)
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Monday, September 3, 2012

Welcome to Smells Like Candy Bakery!

Smells Like Candy Bakery is a one-woman, local bakery located in the beautiful, DIY-centric city of Durham, NC. I'm dedicated to making the tastiest possible cakes using fresh, local, and – wherever possible – organic ingredients. Smells Like Candy specializes in traditional layer cakes made from scratch, with extra love and a little dash of snarkiness thrown in for good measure.

Smells Like Candy is an exclusively made-to-order operation. Check out the menu to find a complete listing of our current offerings. To check out our ordering procedures, click here or on "How to Order!" in the left-hand sidebar. If you don’t see the cake you’d like listed here, please contact me and I’ll be happy to try to accommodate your request!