Sugar Benders Bakery is making east Cobb a sweeter place.
Opened in 2012, the bakery specializes in sculpted cakes.
“The inspiration for the bakery is bending sugar,” said sugar artist and cake designer Veronica Estrada who owns the bakery.
She came up with the name Sugar Benders because of the nature of the specialty cakes she makes. Her cakes are more than layers with icing. They are art.
“We manipulate sugar. … We do tons of three-dimensional characters — anything from a football stadium to a panda bear.”
The east Cobb resident previously owned a restaurant where she began making cakes. She pursued her love of cake decorating with Chef Nicholas Lodge through the prestigious International Sugar Art classes in Atlanta.
“Specialty cakes is the reason I felt like there was a need for a bakery in east Cobb. You had to drive to Roswell and further to get anything that was custom and from scratch,” Estrada said.
“It’s been apparent that there is no bakery or specialty shop in this area. I definitely saw a need,” she said.
Quality is the key to Sugar Benders’ success.
“Our cake quality is excellent. We have the perfect combination of the highest quality design that you can find in this area such as the execution of a character or beautiful wedding cake,” she said.
Sugar Benders found the right combination through research and recipe testing.
“I wanted to make sure the cake on the inside was just as good as the cake on the outside. We’ve definitely reached that. We have the perfect harmony going on,” Estrada said.
Sugar Benders makes everything from scratch and to order.
“We don’t have any frozen products. We make everything from the icings to the glazes. Every single thing we have in-house is made here,” she said.
In addition to specialty cakes, Sugar Benders offers a variety of pastries, breakfast items, breads, cookies and desserts. Breakfast and lunch is served Monday through Saturday and brunch on Sunday.
“We have been very well supported and well received by the surrounding neighborhoods and even outside that,” Estrada said.
Visit Sugar Benders at 255 Village Parkway Suite 240A, Marietta. They are open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information, visit sugarbenderscakes.com.
(Reprinted from the Marietta Daily Journal. Written by Sally Litchfield, March 26, 2014. Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal – Bakery makes specialty cakes that are more than just delicious they re art)