Shelby Elizabeth Cakes
Artisan wedding cakes, sculpted cakes and confections.

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Shelby Elizabeth Cakes is an award winning, boutique cake studio located outside of Houston in Richmond, TX. We are a mother and daughter duo, owned by Cake Artists, Shelby Bower and Robin Cates. We specialize in one-of-a-kind outstanding cakes and confections. Although our cakes are pretty, they aren't too pretty to eat! Trust us, you will want a taste, because we use the freshest, highest quality ingredients. We hope to see you soon for your wedding or special event tasting! Some of our awards include: Finalist in The Food Network's Halloween Wars, World Dessert Table Champion-La Cookie Con/  Best of Division, 1st in Individual Sculpted, 2nd in Gravity Defying, Cake Innovator Award, People's Choice Award -That Takes The Cake 2018/ 2nd in Julia Usher's Cookie Competition and 2nd in OSSAS Gingerbread Competition.

Meet the Artist

Shelby Bower

Owner/Cake Artist

Shelby Bower is a Cake Designer and Sugar Artist, quickly rising to the top of her field with her outside-of-the-box designs, gravity defying structures, and creative textures. Shelby’s work demonstrates that cake design is a beautiful art form with infinite possibilities. 

Born in Houston, Texas, Shelby quickly grew to the substantial height of 6 feet tall. Interning with a small fashion label in Los Angeles where she worked directly with celebrities, it wasn’t long before she became well-versed in the design and creative process. It was around that time when she decided to combine her love of fashion and sculpting with the art of cake decorating. 

Throughout her artistic career, Shelby has had the opportunity to attend a multitude of workshops led by cake icons as well as attending the University of North Texas for Fashion Design, Animation, and Painting. 

For four years, Shelby proudly served as the Lead Cake Designer for a custom wedding cakery, where she specialized in sculpted cakes, sugar art, and handmade sugar flowers. In 2016, she decided to launch her very own cake design business, Shelby Elizabeth Cakes. Shortly after opening her own business she started to teach cake decorating classes and started a YouTube channel, The Sugar Scoop, to share her craft.

In the short time that Shelby has owned Shelby Elizabeth Cakes she has become a leader in over-the-top wedding cakes in the Houston market and beyond. Shelby loves traveling for clients to create their ideal cake.  Since starting to compete in 2017, Shelby has won many awards and honors, which can be viewed on the awards page.

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Shelby Elizabeth Cakes treats each cake design as an individually tailored, unique piece of art.

We are a by appointment only studio located in Richmond, TX serving the greater Houston area.


Once your event date has been confirmed we encourage you to schedule a consultation to discuss your celebration.  In person design consultation with a tasting are $100.00, a cake tasting box is $50.00 Our cake minimum is $8.00 a slice.

 Richmond, TX    .    .    Houston,TX

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