It was a request that would make a less-qualified baker sweat: an Auburn couple, planning an Auburn-themed wedding on the Plains, wanted a cake shaped like the oaks at Toomer’s Corner in full 3D. For Carie Tindill, owner, founder and head cake designer at Cakeitecture Bakery, it was all in a day’s work.
After earning her BA in architecture in 2005 and a masters in Integrated Design in 2006, both from Auburn, Tindill started working in the professional world as an assistant project manager, but the creative itch to start out on her own proved to be too strong. Taking her background in design and construction to the kitchen, Tindill began turning out masterfully crafted one-of-a-kind cakes from her shop in the heart of Auburn. Cakeitecture opened in 2009 and since then Tindill has amassed an impressive resume of cakes, cookies and other confections for every occasion. Assisted by fellow Cakeitect Kelly Oslick, the duo have crafted some jaw-dropping designs in the past, from a hyper realistic flag-waving Aubie to gravity-defying birdhouses.
Auburn Magazine brings you a firsthand look at the construction of the Toomer’s Corner Cake. Enjoy!