Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Christmas Company

It's All About the Cake had the great privileged to participate in this years The Christmas Company presented by the Junior League of Orange County.  The event took place on Thursday November 17, 2011 at the Orange County Fair.
It's All About the Cake provided a variety of mini desserts that included cake balls, petit fours, cake pops, micro cupcakes and mini pies for the event. The flavors ranged from cherry, banana cream and chocolate mousse pies to vanilla with lemon and chocolate with raspberry petit fours.
The event was a great success and we are proud to spread Christmas cheer through our tasty treats!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Talega Country Club

A beautiful wedding at the beach! The lovely couple was married outside of Talega Golf Club with the wedding cake by It's All About the Cake.
A three tier cake with combinations of rounds and squares was set off with our white chocolate seashells and accents of blues and yellows.  The cake looked almost as lovely as the bride, and it looks like the happy couple enjoyed the taste just as much as the design!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Gobble Gobble

We love the Holidays here at It's All About the Cake.  All the fun colors and exciting smells make the bakery such a cheerful place!
The best part of the holidays is helping our customers make their dinners complete with different treats like pies, cakes and cupcakes!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Vote for It's All About the Cake

We have kick started the 2011 Local Love Awards with a little teaser and we are a contestant! Vote for your favorite wedding cake or cupcakes by following the link below: Hopefully......It's All About The Cake!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Medieval Times

Two things every girl dreams of, their wedding day and living in castle.  It's All About the Cake helped to make both of those a possibility for one very special bride! Whether you choose to be a princess or a knight It's All About the Cake can help make your dreams come true!
The wedding took place on October 29, 2011 at the Grand Tradition in Fallbrook, CA 

Thursday, October 27, 2011



No matter what your Halloween treat desires are we can get you what you need. 
From ghosts and witches as a cake pop to monsters and pumpkins as cookies or cupcakes, It's All About The Cake has what you want. 
In an assortment of flavors to satisfy everyone, the only trick this holiday will be deciding which one to get!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Garden Party

What could be better than a basket full of beautiful flowers to make you smile?
How about a basket of flowers made of cake?
 This lovely creation shows that you don't necessarily need to have a green thumb to bring out the beauty of nature!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Cupcakes Galore!

Cannons Restuarant
Dana Point, CA

There's nothing more sweet than offering lemon and chocolate cupcakes with butter Cream frosting at your wedding!

The dessert table conveyed delicious cupcakes, raspberry cheesecake bars and decadent mini fudge brownies..... makes me smile just thinking about them!
Very Savvy!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

40 & Fabulous!

When turning the Fabulous Forty, why not go out with an edible Christian Louboutin Cake!
The event held at the Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Beach was as amazing as it can get!
Although the birthday girl could not wear these fabulous heels.... she was able to eat them!
It really is "All About the Cake!"
Till next time Louboutin!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Wedding Wire rated 2011!

It's All About The Cake is now WeddingWire Rated for 2011

Dana Point, CA- July 5th, 2011 - WeddingWire, the nation's leading wedding technology company, is pleased to announce that It's All About The Cake is WeddingWire Rated 2011 for Wedding Cakes. WeddingWire Rated is an annual award program that distinguishes wedding vendors across the country for their excellence. Based on hundreds of thousands of recent wedding reviews, WeddingWire Rated is the most recognized and trusted brand among engaged couples looking to find the best local businesses for their wedding.

It's All About The Cake has 60 reviews on WeddingWire. Reviews by our newlywed clients include detailed ratings and insightful descriptions about their experiences working with our business and staff. Our reviews provide transparency for potential clients, assisting them in making the most informed decisions for their big day.

"We are delighted to unveil the 5th annual WeddingWire Rated program," said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire, Inc. "It's All About The Cake has made a commitment to capturing their clients experiences on the nation's leading wedding review site."

As the largest site for wedding reviews, WeddingWire empowers engaged couples with the most comprehensive and trusted review system available. The WeddingWire Rated program provides It's All About The Cake with a simple platform to capture customer feedback from their wedding planning experience. Newly engaged couples can easily access all of the reviews for It's All About The Cake on We would like to thank our newlyweds for our WeddingWire Rated 2011 recognition.

For more information, please visit It's All About The Cake on WeddingWire.

For more information on WeddingWire Rated 2011, please visit

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire, the nation's leading technology company serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 local wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers to wedding cakes. WeddingWire also offers an online community and a suite of cutting-edge planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire provides free online management tools creating the only market opportunity that gives local businesses control over their clients, reviews, leads and performance. Businesses that join the WeddingWire Network appear on and other leading sites, including, (NYSE: MSO),, and (part of the 1-800-Flowers family of brands, NASDAQ: FLWS).

Friday, May 27, 2011

Organic Wedding Cake

Can't get enough of this beautiful organic wedding cake, simply stunning!
Dove Canyon Country Club
April 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Divine Sweets

We had the pleasure in providing sweets for Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club Bridal show.  Aren't these divine!

The Sweets Shop was a huge success and turned out beautifully! yummy!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

What a Dish cafe & catering and IT'S ALL ABOUT the Cake: a Dana Point, CA Finest

The Richey family, an incredibly devoted family whose commitment to bringing dining experiences to the heights of “foodie delights” has truly raised the bar in excellence in every endeavor.
Jordan Richey is the owner/operator of What a Dish café & catering in Dana Point, CA. Diane Richey, Jordan’s mother, is the designer/owner with her husband David Richey, of IT’S ALL ABOUT the Cake. Both thriving businesses are operational in one location (just across the street from the Dana Point Harbor shops and restaurants) at Dana Marina Plaza, 24921 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Studio B100, Dana Point, CA 92629.
The Richey family has a wonderful life story and like many of us, had dreams and desires to aspire to greatness in their individual talents. As life brought each of them to different segments throughout the years past, they are now altogether at What a Dish café & catering and IT'S ALL ABOUT the Cake.
Here’s how the story goes: Catherine McKnight is currently the Executive Chef for What a Dish café and catering and was the original owner in 1995. Catherine was raised in Grass Valley, CA and had a kindred spirit with her grandfather who loved to cook. At a young age, Catherine knew that cooking was something her heart felt a connection to. As the years moved forward she studied pre-law, nutrition and viticulture. Following her years of education and continuous study in culinary arts she moved to Orange County, CA, married, and started a family. Catherine loved entertaining friends and really loved to cook. All her friends loved her cooking style and prompted her to open a catering business. She opened her first business in Lake Forest, CA in 1995 as owner/chef and named the operation “What a Dish.” She additionally opened a second business location in Cote de Coza, CA.
During many years in this business, Catherine was feeling a big internal push to move in a different direction and work for a large restaurant corporation. One day, one of her daughter’s friends, Jordan Richey, came to see her. Jordon had a catering business with a friend during his college years and was looking to create a new business opportunity. Both Jordan and Catherine spent time talking together about his dream to have a catering business and of course, now that Catherine wanted to move on, here the magic begins.
Jordan Richey purchased the business in 2005. During his journey as the new owner, he found that he really missed Catherine’s special unique culinary talents and superior quality style of cooking and asked her to return. And ------ she did!
Jordan Richey is a very talented artist, designer, chef and influential marketing and sales person. He prides himself in total quality in all endeavors and provides ongoing support to keep his restaurant a truly amazing dining experience for his customers.
The entire Richey family along with Catherine McKnight believes in the highest form of good food and proper nourishment for healthy bodies and mind. Each member of the family has a rich belief in proper foods to nourish oneself and to only offer the finest of ingredients to be included in each and every dish presented to their customers.
All the food items and ingredients for each day’s meal selections are purchased fresh daily, and one can truly say “It’s from the farm to the table.” Catherine says that “We eat with our eyes first!” And you will surely recognize this statement in all the many foodie varieties served amongst the guests.
Family members including Catherine will drive up to Masumoto’s Family Farm in the Fresno, CA area. The farm offers many fruit varieties however the Heirloom Peaches are a favorite customer delight. These peaches are purchased in large case quantities and brought back to their Dana Point customers. The creative juices spin and many special delicacies are finely prepared and dazzle the customers with delight. The desserts are picture perfect and each little morsel melts in your mouth. When one’s palette feels the purity of all the natural ingredients within each selection, you will savor the moment and probably come back again and again.
All meat selections are Prime and come from Meyers Meats in Montana. The proprietors of Meyers Meats believe in truly caring for their cows health and well being. The beautiful sounds of Mozart are played daily which soothes the cow’s senses and this is a good blessing for healthy cows. Amazing that this quality of living is given to our dear little cows; but in truth, it makes for a healthier animal. The cows are also herded by horseback, another long lost process and one that is also a healthy choice for their livelihood and good health.
Chickens are purchased through Mary’s Free Range Chickens. And all vegetables, fruits, baked breads and dairy products are purchased fresh daily and all from local organic and natural environments.
Every member of the staff at What a Dish café & catering believe in giving their customer the best of everything and of the finest quality. You’ll also have a chance to meet Alexandra Richey during your visit. She is such a wonderful hostess and has a huge smile that will make you glad. She truly prides herself in taking excellent care of all the guests and handles all customers needs with total grace and charm.
Let’s talk about Diane Richey, Jordan’s mother and the owner and designer of IT’S ALL ABOUT the Cake. Diane’s talent and design creations are magnificent and truly beyond one’s own imagination. She has so many special cake designs available and is always creating new ones. Diane calls her masterpieces “Edible works of art.” You can view the website at for many photographs. Not only will you and your guests be in awe at the presentations, but the taste will absolutely wow you and your guests to indescribable gratefulness.
Diane is an amazing, delightful and highly spiritual being. She was born in San Francisco, CA and grew up in the east bay. She studied psychology in her early years of education. Following her education she joined Victoria’s Station Restaurant in San Francisco. For those of you who remember this restaurant, it was a unique dining experience with a railroad-theme and featured great Prime Rib dinners. During this part of her career, she met and married David Richey (now married for 37 years). Diane made her next decision to leave the restaurant industry and begin a career as an airline stewardess. Both she and David traveled the world together. Following this career she joined a women’s apparel company and found she had a great talent for design.
Diane lived and pursued all the opportunities she was given at hand. She found so many talented gifts of creativity inside herself and grew and gave to others were she was planted. However, all along the way, Diane felt a strong inner pull to do something that would bring out her own identity and meaning and bring gratefulness to others.
Both Diane and David loved to cook. Diane has such a creative gift and a special touch for the artistry of food; a special talent in itself. She has always had strong beliefs in God and miracles and feels that she has been given many talents. As we look at all the fields of training in her life, we see that where she is now planted is exactly where all the years of her past has lead her to be.  She and her husband, David joined their son, Jordan Richey, and established IT’S ALL ABOUT the Cake.
Diane acknowledges that she had no formal training and that what she has attained is “God’s Given Talent.” However, she truly aspired to it all!
The family has built their businesses, “one customer at a time.” Each family member cares deeply for their customers and has built relationships throughout the years. They are doing the college graduation events for the children whose family hired them for that child’s baptizing event. Most all of their customers come into the restaurant by word of mouth and many are “Locavores.” (Persons who are interested in eating food that is locally produced, and not moved long distances to market.)
The restaurant is open for lunch Tuesday through Sunday – 10 am – 3 pm and brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday starting at 9 am – 3 pm.
What a Dish offers full service off-premise catering for ALL OCCASIONS and can accommodate up to 500 persons.  And on a special note, you can request a special dinner gathering of friends during any evening at the restaurant or at your home or special event location. Please contact the restaurant at 949-276-4884 for more information.
There are so many incredible meals available and one of the favorites is the Chicken Salad Sandwich. This includes tender chicken, dried cranberries, apples and celery served on homemade cinnamon raisin toast with lettuce and tomato $11.
For a full menu viewing click this link:
The restaurant additionally offers fine wines, champagnes and assorted beverages.
Children’s meals are also available.
Location address:
24921 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Suite B100
Dana Point, CA 92629
What A Dish café & catering:
IT’S ALL ABOUT the Cake:

Friday, March 11, 2011

Sea Shell Cake

This cake was amazing to make. We were given the invitation to follow for the cake design. The sea shells were made out of white chocolate and dusted accordingly to match the colors on their invite.
Absolutely Fabulous!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Happy Customer!

It's All About The Cake,

I wanted to thank you so much for a wonderful cake! Everyone at my daughter's party loved every bit of it. I'm sending some pictures of my daughter, Erica with her cake.  As you can see by the pictures she was very happy! I look forward to getting cakes from you in the future. I will be bring your cake plate back this weekend. Thank you again!

 Rondell Schroeder

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Surf and Sand Wedding

California Wedding Wave is proud to present your featured wedding from the pages of Ceremony Magazine. The wedding of Valerie Zito and Brian Keets was featured today.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Mattel Toy Cake

Now this was an exciting and fun cake to create! We were contacted by Sophia Cesaro of the Galleria in Culver City, to create a Toy-themed cake for their event that was to honor toy Designers from around the World! .... what an honor!!
Being the party was for the Mattel Toy Company, The cake design refelected the different themes that toys are played with. We had barbie and Barbie's house, Polly Pocket, and the racetrack and cars from "hot wheels".
The Top tier was a vanilla sponge cake with a lemon curd with a french vanilla bean pastry cream. The bottom tier contained alternating vanilla sponge and chocolate cake with a Raspberry and french vanilla bean pastry cream with a dark chocolate truffle drizzle..... Yum!
Decadent and delicious!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Have a Valentine in Mind?

We just made these cupcakes. They were inspired to follow the look of the classic "sweet-heart" candies. It was so fun making these treats and deciding what to write on each of the hearts. The sugar hearts had cute little sayings such as "Hot Stuff", "Kiss Me", "I Luv U" and "Be Mine". What a nice way to show your loved one how special they are!  Perfect for any Valentine. XOXO

Friday, February 11, 2011

Our Favorite Cake Quotes!

"A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece." 
-Ludwig Erhard
"All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much." 
-George Harrison

   "Having cakes as a business certainly changes things for me - I don't now sit at home doing a cake for the fun of it anymore. But it's an extremely happy and pleasurable business to run because people are generally buying cakes for celebrations.
-Jane Asher
"Life for me has been exactly what I thought it would be, a cake, which I have eaten and had too."
-Margaret Anderson

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

We Sell Cakes Down By the Sea Shore...

 Is there anything sweeter than a warm beach day with your toes in the sand? Well, we happen to think this cake is just as amazing! This three-tiered fondant covered cake not only looks spectacular, but it tastes amazing too! Each tier was something different. Chocolate, red velvet and a refreshing lemon layer made this cake a true delight. Our cakes are made with extreme care and love. Every masterpiece is totally special and made just for you! So next time you're enjoying a beautiful day in Dana Point Harbor, come say hello to us, grab a treat and remember how sweet life can be!

Friday, February 4, 2011

The Shire meets Humpty Dumpty

Can we just say that this cake is awesome, because it is.  It is such a creative idea. What is better than an edible combination of all our favorite nursery rhymes?  Nothing I tell you, nothing.  It was such a blast to do, making this beautiful imagery come to life.  From the detailed cobble stone to the flowers you can almost smell; it makes you feel like you are there begging Humpty to be careful not to fall while a cow jumps over the moon. Awesome!    

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Love is in the air!

This week we had the pleasure to create an amazing engagement cake for a lovely couple! The theme for the party was "Sex in the City", which got us cake designers inspired!

We had a blast creating another edible work of art!
 Each item was a different kind of cake and filling.
The zebra package was a Vanilla Sponge Cake with lemon mousse and fresh raspberries with a white chocolate truffle drizzle.
The Tiffany box was a Chocolate Cake with hazelnut cream and ganache.
The Black Chanel purse was a Red Velvet cake with a delicious cream cheese filling, finished with a stylish heel created from gumpaste.

A truly dynamic cake! Congratulations Desiree and Adam!
 "It's All About the Cake"!