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Cakes Rock!

Former Bodybuilder Turned Baker Creates Edible Art that Blends ’80s Rock Vibes with Breathtaking Cake Designs

Christy Seguin, a former personal trainer and bodybuilder, transitioned from fitness to pursuing her passion for baking after moving to Austin from South Carolina. Having sold her gym, Christy dedicated herself entirely to the world of baking. A love for ’80s rock music, coupled with inspiration from Bret Michaels' Pets Rock cat toy line, led her to the creation of her bakery, Cakes Rock.

Christy discovered the perfect venue for her bakery in an 1860s historic building in Dripping Springs. She named the venue Rose Haven after the premises’ antique rose garden and her niece, Haven, symbolizing beauty and tranquility. Rose Haven serves as both a bakery space and an event venue, available for private functions like rehearsal dinners and baby showers. Christy will offer on-site baking and cake decorating classes in the future.

With an appreciation for ’80s music and art, Christy makes every design distinctive and special. “Cake is edible art,” she says. 

Christy has competed on various baking shows, including the Food Network’s “Halloween Wars,” the Cooking Channel’s “Cake Hunters,” and Netflix’s “Sugar Rush.” The success of Cakes Rock is evident in its growth, with a team of two bakers and a dedicated cake designer on staff.

The bakery caters to a diverse range of occasions, from birthdays to baby showers to weddings. Notable creations include a Longhorns-inspired birthday cake for Matthew McConaughey, presented on Fox Sports, and a wedding cake adorned with sugar glass flowers, mirroring the Dale Chihuly glass blown art display at the San Antonio Museum of Art.

Despite the competitive market, Christy emphasizes the uniqueness of each artist’s hand. Her philosophy is clear: “If you make art, you will stand out.” | @cakesrocktx | | @rosehavenvenue