The next several blog posts will feature some of my favorite vendors in and around Tallahassee that I have had the pleasure of working with. Community over competition is a beautiful thing.
Awhile back I was introduced to Leanna Brown, sugar artist extraordinaire and owner of Cake Me With You, Tallahassee’s leading wedding cake small business. We met via The Rising Tide Society and I’m so glad we did! I had been slowly planning this stylized shoot for several weeks before I joined RTS and the beautiful women of this group were the missing pieces I’d been looking for. After the shoot, I sat down with the vendors I teamed up and asked them questions I think our clients would want to know…
Leanna is the hand, eye and voice behind Cake Me With You. She is 26 years old, has two lovely daughters, and a dear husband. They live in the small town of Crawfordville, Florida which is right outside of Tallahassee, Florida. Leanna’s passions include baking, decorating, event design, antiquing and eating pasta. She grew up wishing for victorian styled homes, tulle dresses for every occasion and glitter through every season.
What’s one piece of advice you like to give clients? Your event’s desserts can be everything you dream of with my services around. I give more than 110% to my clients, and it shows. I promise you that I’m not necessarily the cheapest option, but I am worth the pennies I charge. You can see the quality.
Where does your inspiration start from? It comes from art I see, in any form. I believe a lot of it stems from being a creative brain. I am constantly creating. It’s a way of life for me (Amen, sister!). I can get an idea for a cake from a dress, a photograph, even a bouquet… anything really!
How would you describe you and your company’s style? I promise, there is nothing like me in Tallahassee. I am every bit feminine as I am clean and modern. I have been described as whimsical, dreamy, sharp, fluffy (I don’t know what that means but I like it!) and unforgettable. I have only ever dreamed I would have the kind of reputation I do. It is me, perfectly.
Outside of work, what are some of your favorite things to do? You know Joanna Gaines? She is my Patronus Charm! I am constantly taking old junk in, and turning it into something unique and beautiful. You should just see my little house! When I’m not baking, I’m turning trash into my customized treasure.
What are some things your clients say they love about you? My clients say that they feel spoiled rotten when they are working with me. I take care of every little thing, with a smile on my face. I have heard that my buttercream is the best thing they’ve ever put in their mouth. One said “I’m a photographer, and have eaten lots of cake. This is the best cake I’ve ever had.”
What was your experience with Poppie Studios like? I love, love Emily’s style. She is like me. We are free spirited and crazy artists. She is just as much bubbly as she is sweet. The minute she met me, she handed off the cake and hugged my neck! That is my kinda girl. Her photos are to die for, but we already knew that…
Aww, how sweet is Leanna? If you want superb cake from an amazing boss-lady, Cake Me With You is you’re only choice in the Tallahassee area. I adore her and her work and if you like me, then you’ll like her too!
To get in touch and stay up to date with Leanna’s beautiful work, check her out online:
Next week, my Vendor Spotlight will shine on Laura of Laura J Artistry – who’s excited?!