WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT THE MAKING OF A CAKE
Cakepunk is located in Calgary, AB and is an event space and cake decorating studio. We provide everything you need, from the scratch baked cake, in-house made buttercream icing, fondant, and tools to create your own cake. A collaborative of local cake artists bring their unique styles to the table, working with groups and parties to share our knowledge and show everyone how much fun sugar art can be! Ours is a nut-free/aware facility where we host different types of events such as birthday parties, date nights, workshops, team building and much more!
Cakepunk originated from a group of talented mothers, creatives, bakers and cake decorators getting together to create a fun creative and learning environment, There is a need for a place where one can host a party with friends to create something artsy and delicious, host their birthday, their child's birthday party, or purchase a kit that will provide them with everything they need, including instruction, to make their own cake. We believe in great experiences, a positive learning environment and giving the customer the excitement of contributing to the best part of a cake, the decorating!
The Cakepunk Mission
Our mission is teach, empower, and create with others. We help people have a fun, delicious and memorable experience by providing quality recipes, products, tools and qualified personable instructors.
Meet the Team
Heather McGrath started Cakepunk as an at-home commercial custom cake business. She was also very active in the Calgary Cake Community (yes, that's a real thing!) and often organized hands-on classes and other cake events.
After working side by side with other talented and creative cake professionals at CAKEify Studio, it was clear what an excellent idea cake events and workshops are. She's excited to continue being able to be a part of them!
Heather brings many years of professional cake artistry, business experience, and recognition from having been awarded top placements in prestigious competitions such as the Calgary Stampede, Cake International, and the Food Network’s ‘The Big Bake’, and she can't wait to share it all with you!
Debbie Cook is a mother, wife, and born and raised Calgarian. She found her passion in cake decorating in 2009 attempting to learn the ins and outs of cake decorating at Chinook Learning in order to make her own wedding cake. Debbie has always been in the kitchen as early as she can remember, and has been making fancy cakes for the past 13 years. She has a natural desire to share her knowledge of cooking, baking and cake decorating with friends and family, and dreams to share with even more people. Her talent did not go unrecognised despite not being professionally trained in pastry arts.
Debbie’s attention to detail and commitment to making a breathtaking cake shows in her work, and everything she does.
Debbie is also a fearless entrepreneur and is constantly moving forward. She is endlessly inspiring, positive, and an amazing supporter of everyone she knows. This makes her a truly wonderful teacher.
Sarah Barwick is a self-taught caker and is one of our more diverse decorators. You will find her teaching classes, leading parties, or decorating the most beautiful cakes you've ever laid your eyes on. She's lovely in so many ways and is such a positive force. Some of Sarah's more epic custom cakes have a fondant component, but she does not shy away from buttercream. As a matter of fact, some people feel like Sarah is the buttercream queen and the glitter and sprinkle fairy. She has such a beautiful flair for the composition of a cake, the Cakepunk team feel like anyone who receives one is extremely lucky! Sarah understands people, she understands kids, she's an amazing instructor (cake, and also, certified fitness instructor), she has her finger on the pulse of what's trending and has an excellent eye for what looks good. Sarah is our ray of sunshine and we absolutely love her to bits!