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Barbara's Basic Cake Decorating Class
You will be shown how to ice buttercreme frosting for a round cake and how to make dots, stars, shells, leaf work, figure piping, writing, roses, carnations, daisies, & mums. It is up to you to practice! FYI: Start squeezing a rubber ball "NOW" to build up your strength for decorating. The classes are usually held on a Monday for approx. 2 hours from 10am - 12pm.
Barbara teaches PRIVATE lessons only at-this-time!
Call to set up your appointment for your lesson soon!
Enjoy the music while you view our site.
The Chopin's "Nocturne" is preformed live by Dr. Karen Murphy (Karl's sister who is pictured.)
Thank you Dr. Karen!
She is teaching @ Mississippi State.
Cake for Gloria Campos Retirement "WFAA"
The Flowers are hand-made & painted. PTL
Barbara's Easter Cakes & Cookies
Please order early!
Our Shaped cookies come in bright colors or pastels.
Resurrection & Bible Cakes come in white or chocolate.
3d Lamb & 2d Cross Cakes come in white or chocolate.
Assorted Cookies in Baskets
Hubby Karl's Korner
(He is the Brain & Muscle behind the bakery... and the man-behind-the-scene!)
My Personal Testimony by Karl Owen
I am Barbara's husband & co-owner of Barbara's Cake & Cookie Boutique. I am a Texas A&M graduate (Class of 80). More importantly, I am born again & I re- dedicated my life to The Lord Jesus in August, 1983, at my grandparent's house in Maine.
Give God Glory for that & no one or nothing else!
Gingerbread Houses in Competition
In Gingerbread Competitions we won 2nd place (silver) & (3) 3rd places (bronze). We also had a gingerbread house (not pictured) on a TV commercial with Ronald McDonald Charities & Southwest Airlines...it aired from California to New York during the holiday season! The children were standing around the house & decorating it with tons of frosting & candy! They "LOVED" it! Praise God!
Barbara demonstrating cakes on live stages.
We Won: Taste of Grand Prairie 6 times & Taste of Arlington 2 times,
Praise God for His MANY blessings! GBY!
We now sell our homemade White Buttercreme icing only $2.50 per pound & Creme Cheese frosting for only $3 per pound...a minimum of 2#'s each!
Please order in advance!
We also sell some boxes & other supplies...call for more info.
When Barbara graduated from her first cake class, the instructor informed her that she has a talent from God!
In 1975, she demonstrated cakes for Sanger's in the downtown Dallas, Preston Center, & Valley View stores.
She taught the cake decorating class @ Sanger Harris in the Preston Center location.
Barbara has taught cake decorating previously in New Orleans, Louisiana & has demonstrated cake decorating on the cooking stages for the Infomart (located in Dallas) and the Fort Worth Convention Center. She has demonstrated cakes @ several schools, women's clubs, & churches.
Basic Cake Decorating I and II, Advanced Cake Decorating, French Pastries,
Marzipan and Chocolate Candies, Royal Icing Lattice-Work,
Gum Paste Flowers, & Rolled Fondant Icing.
The baker's training included: European breads, baklavas, danish pastries, cinnamon rolls, cookies, cakes, & pies.
We WON the 2011 "SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR" in Grand Prairie, Texas! Praise God!
A Grand Prairie City Landmark!
2013 has been a "BANNER" year for the bakery!
We won in the top 5 of the 2013 Dallas A-List "Best Dessert" Category, 2013 Talk of the Town "4 Star" Award, 2013 Fleur-de-lis Wedding Show "Best Booth" award, & the 2013 Taste of Grand Prairie "Best Decorated Booth" award! Praise be to God!
Homemade 9" Pies
Great For Easter!!!
Apple, Apricot, Blueberry, Cherry, Peach, & Pineapple Lattice Top.
Fresh Banana, Chocolate, & Coconut Crème...
these are topped with whipped crème.
Old Fashioned Pecan
Chocolate Coconut, & Lemon Meringue
HIGHWAY 80 SALE!!!
Since our shop is located on Hwy. 80...we are running a Hwy 80 SALE...Friday & Saturday---April 18 &19.
We will feature on sale...Cake Balls, Cupcakes, & Cookies! (Baker's Dozen)
You may buy 13 of each item for the price of 12!