When cakes are stacked sky-high, they start picking up radio signals that transmit the Frosting Channel. Tune in with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of (or toward, for larger orders) custom cakes at Baby Cakes by Marcy in El Paso. That scores a 10-inch cake that feeds about 38 people or 152 cake-eating wallabies. Pastry chef Marcy Rangel will whip up whatever whimsical, elegant, or postmodern confection that a cake-eater’s heart desires. Good starting points might be Baby Cakes’ signature red velvet cake, risqué cakes for the sweet and saucy, or cupcakes including tiramisu, red velvet, strawberries and cream, cheesecake, and chocolate.
Baby Cakes by Marcy
Before opening her own bakery, Baby Cakes by Marcy owner Marcy Rangel honed her skills by building delicious desserts at other area bakeshops, including Sweet Endings, where her work earned her the coveted title of Best Cake in El Paso. Today, Rangel leads her own staff of pastry experts as it continues to practice delicious kitchen alchemy, transforming ordinary flour, sugar, and butter into elaborate specialty cakes worthy of taking center stage atop any sweets table. Working entirely from scratch, Rangel can custom decorate cakes with colorful frosting-based designs or shape them to resemble shoeboxes, tubes of lipstick, and other objects that everyone secretly wants to eat. "Naughty" cakes for bachelor or bachelorette parties are also a shop specialty, as are cupcakes in signature flavors such as tiramisu and strawberries and cream.