WASHINGTON (JCHAYWARD.com)– It was a busy weekend for local cake artist, Maggie Austin, who prepared an exquisite wedding cake for “Gossip Girl” star, Blake Lively and actor, Ryan Reynolds.
People magazine reported the couple said their vows at the Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., in front of family and friends, and that Maggie Austin drove the cake from her studio located at 420 S. Washington St. in Old Town Alexandria, Va.
Maggie Austin is also expected to create a winter wedding cake for Nationals’ all-star third baseman, Ryan Zimmerman.
Austin confirms photos of the celebrity cake will not be released.
Maggie Austin’s inspiration for her custom-made cakes range from high-fashion dresses by Alexander McQueen and Carolina Herrera to Tiffany stained glass. She has made a name for herself by the feminine frills, or ruffles and ornate flowers that are neatly adorned on her unique masterpieces of art. She individually applies this technique with paper-thin layers of sugar paste, which is delicate and beautiful, but grueling.
Unlike area bakery’s, Maggie Austin only accepts a few orders a week as it takes her at least three days to create a single cake. These exquisite cakes sell at an average cost of $2,000 to $3,000 with a minimum $800 order.
If you are interested in a wedding cake tasting or a class, email Maggie Austin at email@example.com. Her studio is by appointment only.