If you love cake and also enjoy a good cocktail, then today is your lucky day. I’m here to tell you that your dream dessert exists (and ships nationwide). It’s called a Caketini and it’s the brainchild of Teasha Chestnut, owner of Sugarholic Desserts, an online bakery based out of Atlanta, GA. When we read her motto “You can have your drink and eat it too!”, we knew this was a woman we needed to talk to.
Keep reading for our interview with Teasha and more info about her amazing boozy baked goods!
Tell us more about your Caketinis!
My signature item is my Caketini. They are cakes nestled deliciously inside of a cocktail shaker where they are then infused with premium spirits blended with homemade icing, layer by layer creating the perfect treat. They come in various sizes including the 50 oz. jumbo size, a 16 oz. individual size and the 6 oz. baetini.
There are a lot of people who do alcohol infused desserts, but not the way I do it. I make sure that all the spirits I use blend well with the flavor profile of whatever cakes I’m using instead of just throwing stuff in there. Just because it is alcohol doesn’t mean it will taste good! Also the packaging makes us stand out. Each Caketini comes in cocktail shaker that is reusable.
Current Caketini flavors include:
Strawberry Circus: Strawberry cake, strawberry tequila and loopy vodka frosting
Cream De La Creame: Cookies and cream cake, cookies and cream vodka and white chocolate liqueur frosting
24 Karrots: Carrot cake, amaretto cake and RumChata cream cheese frosting
Snow White: Apple cake, Crown Royal whiskey, butterscotch schnapps and maple whiskey frosting.
Celebrate Everything: Birthday cake, armala cream and Kahlua buttercream frosting
Lemonberry: Limoncello cake and strawberry tequila frosting
What inspired you to start Sugarholic Desserts?
I went to Le Cordon Bleu in Las Vegas during the time when decorated cakes were all the craze. I knew that decorating cakes wasn’t my lane at all. I wanted to bake but I also knew I wanted to stand out. Being in Vegas means alcohol is everywhere so I thought it would be fun to incorporate the two since I hadn’t seen many people doing it.
I’ve been into baking long as I can remember – even before I could actually bake. It’s in my blood. My dad was a chef in the military and my sister was a baker also. I didn’t have the chance to spend much time with either before they passed away, but nonetheless I still had the urge to be in the kitchen.
What is your favorite part about running your business?
Coming up with new flavor for sure! I can go out to a restaurant and look at their drink menu and start trying to figure desserts or I can go to into any liquor store and spend hours trying to come up with recipes. I love to experiment and come of with unique flavors that haven’t been seen elsewhere.
Can you give us a sneak peak of any new products or plans for the future?
2020 is going to be a big year because I have a bunch of new products launching such as my boozies (alcohol-infused cookies) and a line of gummies which will alcohol-infused also. I will also be introducing my new gluten free/vegan options Caketinis option.
Spring 2020 will also introduce my first annual “Love is Sweet” dessert festival. It is an interactive dessert experience coming to Atlanta.
Any other behind the scenes info you’d like to about you and your business?
I originally launched my business back in 2014, but due to life mishaps I put it on hold for the last 5 years. I officially relaunched the business in the summer of 2019.
Relaunching this year has been a whirlwind! I’ve been able to connect with lots of different people at various networking events across the city. There have been a few celebrities who have been able to have their drink and eat it too including Cynthia Bailey from Atlanta Housewives!
In addition to running my business I also work two jobs and am a single mom of an 11-year-old son, so my life is hectic for sure! At the start of the year I will be working out of shared commercial kitchen space called Marddy Kitchen. It is a community resource and food business incubator here in Atlanta. I have attended development classes and intend to fully join in the new year.
How do we place an order for Caketinis and learn more about Sugarholic Desserts?
To place an order, just fill out an order request form and we’ll take it from there. Your order will be baked fresh, then shipped frozen via Fedex to ensure freshness upon arrival. We also offer local delivery in the Atlanta area.