Even on a gloomy day, there’s not much that a delicious piece of cake can’t remedy!
A couple of weeks ago, our Vault 634 team had the pleasure of sitting down with Colleen and Terry Laky at their adorable cake studio in Macungie, Pennsylvania, Piece ‘a Cake. Colleen was working on a Rainforest inspired Rhinoceros for a cake design competition in Philadelphia. While she hasn’t competed in a couple years, Colleen has won a variety of cake decorating (and taste) competitions throughout the tri-state area with her whimsical designs and gourmet flavor combinations.
Colleen is a graduate with the highest of honors from the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. However, her love for baking and cake design started well before then. Attending culinary school allowed Colleen to fine tune her skills and open Piece ‘a Cake in 2009. She has over 25 years’ experience in the pastry industry and all of her cakes are “scratch baked” using milk, butter, eggs and the finest ingredients to produce the highest quality cakes. To enhance her pastry experience, Colleen did her externship with well-known Gail Watson Custom Cakes in Manhattan, after which she was awarded a scholarship thru Les Dames d’Escoffier. This scholarship included a mentorship with Dame Sylvia Wienstock, whose cakes we drool over!
Terry, (besides brewing a delicious handcrafted espresso) handles the business side of the establishment and executes tasks such as scheduling, purchasing and estimating. You may have seen him out and about delivering their cakes, as Piece ‘a Cake has the only refrigerated cake truck in the Lehigh Valley. The most exhilarating knowledge that we learned about Piece ‘a Cake was that they share two of our core values; the ability to tell a story through their art and dedicate themselves to quality customer experiences.
The Laky’s aim to exceed your expectations through unparalleled taste paired with cutting-edge cake design and detail. We are pleased to work with them and proud to have them as a Vault 634 Distinguished Partner.
For more information and by appointment only: (610) 421.8482 | Piece ‘a Cake