Cakeitecture Bakery - Mission
Each client is unique and their cake should be too! We want to make sure each occasion is celebrated with the cake that fits the event. Whether it is a sculpted shoe or a 5 tier traditional stacked cake - or maybe something in-between - the client's vision is what matters most! Birthdays, anniversaries, just because; we know it is special and we are honored to be a part of it.
Cakeitecture Bakery is a small operation that looks to do big things – the right way! We take pride in baking from scratch and use recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation. We only use natural ingredients and make every effort to buy as many ingredients and supplies locally as we can. Everything is made to order and we like to brag about how delicious and unique our products are. We are unique in that we not only offer a wide variety of shapes and flavors but we also offer sculpted cakes. While we specialize in cakes, we can -and are happy to- make much more, like cupcakes, cake pops, dessert cakes, various pastries and more.
Carie Tindill, Owner and Head Designer
Growing up the 5th of 6 children in a traditional southern family, Carie Tindill was in the kitchen at a young age. Using recipes that are passed from generation to generation, cooking and baking has always been important and special to her, even if it is just a week night meal. She often jokes, "In my family, once you were big enough to dress yourself, you were big enough to start cooking!"
Carie graduated from Auburn University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Architecture and again in 2006 with a Masters of Integrated Design and Construction. Soon after she began her professional career as an Intern Architect and Assistant Project Manager. As a naturally creative person, design was a good fit for Carie’s personality. However, she felt called to take on new challenges to really satisfy her creative side. Turning to cake one day back in 2009, Carie began experimenting with the tools she used in architecture school to make architectural models and put them to use on cake. She now has a large portfolio of cakes and goodies.
Baking and decorating mixed with architecture and construction may sound like a strange combination but this collective experience combines well and makes for Great Cakes! With imagination, the potential is limitless!
Kelly Oslick, Cakeitect
Kelly grew up in the Pacific Northwest, in a family that valued both cooking and creativity. Interested in art from an early age, she pursued her love of drawing and painting throughout her childhood, studying illustration and classical painting in high school. Always interested in baking, she spent her free time in the kitchen, experimenting with recipes and decorations, trying to find a balance between beauty and great taste.
Kelly graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 2014 from The Evergreen State College, where she studied fine arts, including drawing, painting and sculpture, as well as sustainable design.
At Cakeitecture, she found that she could implement her skills in 3-D design as well as visual art. Using the same techniques she learned in school, applied to cake and cookies, Kelly continues to create works of art at Cakeitecture - only edible!
Lee Dow, Administrative Specialist
Lee grew up in Alabama where her family surrounded themselves with good cooking at holidays followed by watching football and the men trying to get to the recliner first for a nap. There were always delicious sweets and shared recipes. Lee likes to cook for family and change up recipes to see how they might come out using favorite ingredients, like at this year’s church Chili Competition where she won first prize.
Lee met Carie and her husband Anthony when they were students at Auburn University and kept in touch through the years. Anthony and Lee joke about being cousins because they share a family name --Tindill and Tindal.
Lee graduated from Judson College with Bachelor Degrees in Art and Interior Design which helped in her understanding of working with design degrees. Lee knew what she wanted when she retired from Auburn University’s College of Architecture Design and Construction after 14 years of employment. She wanted a part time job where her skills of communication, organization and scheduling would be utilized. Lee wanted to travel, especially to see her first granddaughter in Texas. Most of all she wanted to be challenged to learn new things but in a fun and creative atmosphere – that’s Cakeitecture Bakery.