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Barbara's Basic Cake Decorating Class...here are some of my students.
You will be shown how to ice buttercreme frosting for a round single layer cake and how to make dots, stars, shells, leaf work, figure piping, writing, roses, carnations, daisies, and mums. It is up to you to practice! Start squeezing a rubber ball now to build up your strength for decorating. The class is usually held on a Monday for approx. 2 hours from 9am–11am. *Barbara teaches private lessons only at this time.
Call to set up an appointment for your lesson!
We now sell our homemade
White Buttercreme Icing for only $2.50 per pound & Creme Cheese Frosting for only $3 per pound.
(a minimum of 2 lbs. each)
Please order in advance! We also sell some boxes and other supplies.
Call for more info.
I (Barbara) am usually available from 9am - 2pm Tuesday - Saturday to take your custom orders. Sometimes I have appointments away from the shop. Be sure & call to see if I am in the house...972-262-1907. (My hubby does not take these orders because he does not like to stay in the "DOG" house!) LOL
Closed Sundays & Holidays...972-262-1907
(We do not take orders online or same day delivery.)
*Over the phone orders must pay with a credit card in advance.*
Check Out: www.grandprairiereporter.com click on the bakery category to see our interview!
After much prayer, I have determined to no longer make bride & groom cakes. I have decorated for over 40 years, in which, many of you have received my wedding cakes, baby shower, birthday, & anniversary cakes; etc.
Even your children's children have received cakes from Barbara's!
Last year after decorating a very heavy groom's cake, I twisted my knee & tore a ligament. These cakes are very heavy & STRESSFUL! Due to my age (I am no spring chicken) & no one to decorate them for me, I have decided to stop.
THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE BRIDES & GROOMS I HAD THE PLEASURE OF DECORATING YOUR CAKES!
We will continue to offer cupcakes, cake balls, pies, baby shower, some custom cakes, candies, & tons of homemade cookies.
May God bless you!
Enjoy the music while you view our site.
The Chopin's "Nocturne" is performed live by Dr. Karen Murphy (Karl's sister, who is pictured). Thank you, Dr. Karen! She is teaching at Mississippi State.
2 Tier Kit Cakes
Some have cupcakes, cake pops, and/or cookies.
A Grand Prairie City Landmark!
We won in the
Top 5 Dallas A-List
"Best Dessert" for 2015.
We WON the 2011
< "SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR" in Grand Prairie, Texas! Praise God!
TV & Radio Celebrities @ Barbara's....
I had the privilege of demonstrating cake decorating on the cooking stages @ the Infomart (located in Dallas), the Fort Worth Convention Center, several schools, women's clubs, and churches. Our cakes have graced such places as: Four Season's Country Club, Fort Worth Club, Reunion Tower, Hilton Garden Inns, Marriot Hotels, & so many more that I cannot remember. I was interviewed on radio stations: KCBI 90.9 FM, formally KVTT 91.7 FM, & K104 FM. I was interviewed on the TV Show..."What's Happening" in Grand Prairie with former Mayor Pro-Tem Ruthe Jackson...also an interview with the Grand Prairie Reporter. A few years ago, we had a gingerbread house on a TV commercial with Ronald McDonald Charities & Southwest Airlines. It aired from California to New York during the holiday season. The children were happily standing around the gingerbread house and decorating it with tons of frosting and candy. They loved it! It made the press & to the first 3 people that came into the shop asking for my autograph, I said, " Get out of here! Are you kidding me?" After that, well, I just started signing! LOL Praise God! Since the bakery has been open now for 20 years, we have met some of the most AMAZING customers!
We Won: Taste of Grand Prairie 6 times
and Taste of Arlington 2 times.
24" Tall Gingerbread Houses in Competition
Barbara demonstrating cakes live on cooking stages.
2013 was a BANNER year for the bakery!
We won in the top 5 of the 2013 WFAA Dallas A-List "Best Dessert" Category, 2013 Talk of the Town "4 Star" Award, 2013 Fleur-de-lis Wedding Show "Best Booth" award, and the 2013 Taste of Grand Prairie "Best Decorated Booth" award!
Praise be to God!
My Personal Testimony
by Karl Owen
I am Barbara's husband & co-owner of Barbara's Cake & Cookie. I am a Texas A&M graduate (Class of '80). More importantly, I am born again & re-dedicated to The Lord Jesus in August, 1983, at my grandparents' house in Maine.
Honor your parents while & if they are still living. Visit them. Call them. Write them. Send them a card. Okay, e-mail them if you like. Remember them in your prayers. Honor them in life. Believe me, they will not always be around, that is, if you survive them.
We also know that first-hand.
My wife & I will be praying for those that God puts in our path who have lost loved ones, including parents. Some of those folks are our dear customers who are now going through the holiday minus a loved one. WE can relate & understand! I admonish you all to 'take it to The Lord in prayer.' Let His Holy Spirit comfort in your times of grief. Jesus said "I am with you always...
" (Matt. 28:20).
As a little girl I loved to cook & bake, but especially decorate with foods! I won my 1st cake contest in elementary school. (They felt sorry for me because the top layer fell off.) A few years later when graduating from my first cake class, the instructor informed me that I have a talent from God! PTL I dreamed for many years about opening a bakery in Grand Prairie & waited on the Lord for 19 years when He opened that door. Since then, God has opened many doors for the bakery to excel.
In 1975, I demonstrated cakes for Sanger Harris in the downtown Dallas, Preston Center, & Valley View stores. The class was taught at Sanger's in the Preston Center location. Previously, classes were taught in New Orleans, Louisiana.
We Praise God for His MANY blessings! GBY!
Due to the high price of eggs, we had to raise some of our prices.
Thank you for supporting Barbara's....