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Cheap Eats: The Cake Hag

posted on July 14, 2010 at 9:28 am

FOOD GROUP: Hidden downtown cakery

CAKE NIRVANA: Self-professed cake addicts Maggie and Katie Sweeney opened the Cake Hag just a couple of months ago. The artisan bakeshop aims for a causal vibe. You can pick up a slice of cake to go or sit at the bar, nibble on a piece of cake, and sip on a cup of French press made with Dancing Goats beans while the chatty Sweeneys bake away. Maggie’s love for all things cake drives her creative process; she developed all of the recipes in her personal search for “cake nirvana.” The Hag doesn’t follow any strict baking rules. “The sky’s the limit,” says Maggie, who takes a lot of inspiration from her customers and “will bend over backward” to make people’s dessert desires into cake realities.

WHAT’S IN A NAME? The name started as a joke between the mother/daughter team during one delirious cake-baking night. Katie asked her mom to pass her the cake rag, but Maggie misheard her and thought she called her a “cake hag.” The nickname stuck. When the time came to choose a name for the store, the girls couldn’t think of anything else that fit the feel of the store better. The response to the name has been mixed, but it fits the place’s overall sense of humor beautifully.

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  • Re: Cheap Eats: The Cake Hag
    posted by: Kate @WhiskAway · July 14, 2010  9:38 AM

    Hey! What is this pastry cream cheese? These cakes sound so delicious, I can’t wait to try one!

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