Cakes By Gina Remodels Bakery With a Sweet New Look

Gina Gutierrez of Cakes by Gina | Photo: Jessica Pledger
Houston wedding bakery Cakes by Gina has a new look that is oh-so-sweet!

Cakes by Gina opened as a small Houston bakery with passionate cake-maker Gina Gutierrez at its helm 17 years ago. Within five years, Cakes by Gina’s popularity skyrocketed after winning over engaged couples with her exceptional and delicious wedding cake designs. The bakery quickly outgrew its space and the newly expanded kitchen opened up a world of new possibilities.

Cakes by Gina took the slowdown caused by Covid to give the bakery a bright, fresh and playful makeover! The bakery has been transformed into an adorable wedding cake paradise with its wall-to-wall display of cakes showcasing the newest trends and techniques. The cute awnings in Cakes by Gina’s signature pink and white, welcome you into a cake showroom decorated with tables in fun pops of color. We especially love their chic Instagram wall with a “Love is Sweet” neon sign, making it a fun spot to commemorate booking your wedding baker! “Our fun and memorable atmosphere is what we wanted our customers to experience as soon as they walk through the door and we’ve been getting nothing but amazing feedback,” says Cakes by Gina marketing & events coordinator, Melanie Jackson. “We are excited to push forward and continue to thrive with our new look for years to come!”

Scroll down to see Cakes by Gina’s cute bakery remodel and their exquisite wedding cakes. If you love what you see, be sure to schedule a complimentary cake tasting and private consultation here!

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Romantic Persian Wedding at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa

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Venue: The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa | Photo: RaeTay Photography

After meeting through mutual friends in 2014, Shiva and Jonathan later connected on Facebook when Jonathon messaged Shiva about the World Cup because he knew she liked soccer. “He came up with all these stats on players and I assumed that he knew a lot about soccer and that we had a lot in common,” recounts Shiva. “We decided to go out to a cafe in Montrose, just us two, and we hit it off from there.” Three years later Jonathon proposed to Shiva on the rooftop of Hotel ZaZa with the glittering lights of the downtown skyline as their backdrop.

Shiva and Jonathan pledged their love at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa in a traditional Persian ceremony, accompanied by a beautiful Sofreh Aghd, in a timeless wedding palette of white and gold. The bride describes her Persian wedding as “glamorous and romantic.” The reception decor featured tall dramatic floral centerpieces, glittering chandeliers, and a custom monogrammed dance floor from LG Event Entertainment & Production. Guests enjoyed a delectable surf and turf reception meal, followed by an elegant four-tier white and gold squared wedding cake with raspberry filling from Susie’s Cakes. Cherished moments for the bride included the father-daughter dance, first look, and dancing with everyone! We are so excited to feature this gorgeous Houston couple and their romantic Persian wedding. Congratulations, Shiva and Jonathan!

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10 Luxury Wedding Cakes By Common Bond Cafe & Bakery

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Cake: Common Bond Cafe & Bakery | Venue: Hotel Galvez & Spa | Linens: EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design | Photo: Ama By Aisha
You’re in for a sweet treat today loves because we are so excited to welcome Common Bond Cafe & Bakery to the blog to showcase this premium Houston bakery and their luxury wedding cakes and unique groom’s cakes! Although they’re named Common Bond, we can assure you there is certainly nothing common about them.

Everywhere in the world, a “common bond” that everyone shares is the love of good food. From this idea, Common Bond Cafe & Bakery was opened in May 2014 to create a comfortable space for the Houston community to gather to dine and bond over good food, extraordinary pastries and mouthwatering cakes. Only at Common Bond will you find Food Network’s award-winning Sarah Ono Jones crafting your perfectly sweet memory. Sarah is a nationally acclaimed custom cake designer who’s been with Common Bond Cakes since 2018 and has made cakes for Cirque de Soleil, HGTV and more! Sarah and her Common Bond Cakes team will truly design your wedding cake to be as unforgettable as your special day. From geode wedding cakes to yeti groom’s cakes and to everything deliciously in between, scroll down to see the visually stunning works of art Common Bond Cakes has to offer with these 10 luxury wedding cakes!

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I Do! Wedding Soiree: Recap + Photos

The 2020 I Do! Wedding Soiree on February 25th was definitely a night to remember! We’re so grateful to our official Soiree photographer, Civic Photos and videographer, Meant To Be Films, for beautifully capturing The I Do! Wedding Soiree at the Corinthian Houston.

We’re equally grateful to the awesome Houston wedding vendors who helped make the Soiree our most successful ever. And a huge thanks to our host venues, Corinthian Houston, and The Vault at Corinthian Houston, Corinthian’s brand new industrial chic event space.

In case you missed it, or if you want to relive the fun, we have gathered our favorite photos and a recap of the evening’s events to share with you here. For a full photo gallery of the event, view our 2020 I Do! Soiree Pinterest Board!

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The I Do! Soiree Exhibitors + How To Enjoy

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Venue: Corinthian Houston | Gown: Belle Ame Bridal | Flowers: Plants N’ Petals | Photo: Civic Photos

Houston’s legendary luxury wedding event is less than one week away, and our Soiree exhibitors are getting ready to wow you!! Our amazing wedding fantasyscape, planning showcase and all-VIP cocktail bash is the ultimate antidote to big-box, convention-style bridal shows. So prepare to be indulged, inspired and catered to from the minute you walk through the doors of the I Do! Wedding Soiree at the Corinthian Houston on Tuesday, Feb. 25. A very limited number of $30 pre-sale tickets are still available, so if you haven’t snagged yours yet, now’s your chance (tickets will be $40 at door, pending availability)! In the meanwhile, take a moment to check out our Soiree exhibitors, along with our top tips for making the most of your I Do! experience:

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