1421 Stringer Rd. | Belton, South Carolina 29627 | Phone: (864) 224-6655

Welcome!  This is the beginning of a blog where fans of cake and sugar art can share their thoughts and opinions.  We hope to provide interesting information, a peek into our journey in cake world, and maybe some inspiration and humor along the way.  We love it that you are here!

I am Holly Bowers, owner and designer at Holly’s Cakes.  I have been creating cakes for quite some time; my first wedding cake was in 1978 in Ohio but we have been in South Carolina for almost 21 years.  The world of cake is forever changing with new techniques and my skillset was built on books, videos and numerous trial and error sessions.

Holly’s Cakes does not have a storefront; we have a separate commercial, DHEC approved bakery attached to the house located on the border of Belton and Anderson, SC.  All of our cakes are custom made and are picked up by appointment or delivered.  We mainly service the greater Greenville and Anderson areas and often various locations in the Upstate SC.  Of course, I cannot do this alone- my staff is incredible!  Each has their own expertise and they all have such fun, caring, and positive personalities.  I just love working with these ladies- each one is so talented!

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Groom’s Cake by Holly’s Cakes

Many ask where our inspiration comes from.  Other than real life, our inspiration comes from the greats!  Seeing the tremendous creations of the best in the business instills the possibilities in cake.  According to The Daily Meal  the top 6 in the wedding cake industry are:

  1.   Ron Ben Israel in New York, NY: Perfection extraordinaire.  His work is impeccable and displays pure precision.
  2.   Creative Cakes in Tinley Park, IL: Join the over 100,000 who have visited their gallery!
  3.   Freed’s Bakery in Las Vegas, NV: Their cakes are definitely creative!
  4.   Mike’s Amazing Cakes in Redmond, WA: They are my all-time favorite! He is just….amazing!  Check out his 3D dragon!
  5.   Whipped Bakeshop in Philadelphia, PA: The cakes they make are inspiring, clean and unique!
  6.   Cake Lava in Kailua, HI: When they say, “Designed with wow in mind,” you better believe it!

My personal favorite for all-occasion cakes is Pink Cake Box in New Jersey – their creativity is incredible.  I could spend hours on their site!

Where do you find inspiration for designs for your events?  Leave your comments below and make sure to visit our website!

7 Response Comments

  • SueDecember 2, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    Looking forward to more!

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  • DavidDecember 3, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Glad to see the new blog! As a wedding photographer, I get to sample more than my fair share of cakes, and I’ve gotta say, Holly’s Cakes stands out among the rest for sure! Not only do I enjoy the cakes at weddings, we’ve had Holly make cake masterpieces for my son’s birthday parties and she’s even catered some events at our studio. Couldn’t ask for better!

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  • Jill TimmsDecember 16, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Hi, Holly
    I was born in Virginia, raised us WV, and have lived in SC for 25 years. Your from Ohio, but I’m not sure what town. My favorite memory of snow is going sled riding at my aunts house in Rivesville, WV. Her neighbor had a huge hill, and although it was a walk up, it was a great trip down on our sleds and tubes. My most favorite memory here in SC was 2 years ago when the snow shut the upstate down for a week. The children and I got the 4 wheeler out and traveled up and down Highway 29, and every side road imaginable in my area. There was nobody on the roads, and everybody that owned 4 wheelers took advantage of the highways been baron of cars. It was the absolute most fun that I have had in years. I still can’t drive those roads without thinking about those awesome snow days.

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    • hollybDecember 17, 2015 at 1:09 am

      How fun!!! 🙂

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  • Beth LackeyDecember 16, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    I’m from Belton, and you have lived in Ohio. My memory of snow is as a kid stepping into it & feeling like it was so deep, even if it really wasn’t that deep. It never snows that often here, so when it does it is a big deal to me. I also loved sledding, making snowmen, snow cream & getting warm when I came back in the house. Now as a mother, I love to watch my children doing the same things.

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    • hollybDecember 17, 2015 at 1:06 am

      Mmmmm….snow cream…..

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  • Christy RicheyDecember 17, 2015 at 8:29 am

    1988 was a memorable snow year for me. It was my senior year of high school and we got so much snow that we were out of school for about a week!

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