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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Cakes
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Dark Black Crystal Cake
Dark Black Crystal Cake

Dark black crystal geode cake with gravity defying elements. Created by Sugar Artist Shelby B.ower

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Crystal Cake
Crystal Cake

Dark crystal geode cake with gold accents.

Crystal and Stone Cake
Crystal and Stone Cake

Crystal and stone wedding cake by Shelby Elizabeth Cakes. Winter wedding cake.

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Bass Relief Wedding Cake
Bass Relief Wedding Cake

Bass relief wedding cake by Shelby Elizabeth Cakes.

Summer Lemon Cake
Summer Lemon Cake

Hand painted floral cake with sugar flowers.

Painted Pear Cake
Painted Pear Cake

Pear and chocolate cake covered with dark blue fondant and hand painted pears. Created by Sugar and Cake Artist Shelby Bower.

Golden Bas-relief Wedding Cake
Golden Bas-relief Wedding Cake

A gold, white and pearl themed whimsical bas-relief cake by Sugar and Cake Artist Shelby Bower.

Sculpted Aggie Ring Cake
Sculpted Aggie Ring Cake

Sculpted aggie ring cake by Shelby Elizabeth Cakes.

Sculpted State of Texas Cake
Sculpted State of Texas Cake

Sculpted state of Texas cake with chocolate state seal.

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Watercolor Cake
Watercolor Cake
Diaper Bag Cake
Diaper Bag Cake

Sculpted diaper bag cake for baby shower.

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Diaper Bag Cake Detail

Sculpted diaper bag cake for baby shower close up.

Standing Texas Cake
Standing Texas Cake

Sculpted Texas cake with road map, topography and a mini fondant new york.

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Modern Cake
Modern Cake

Modern square cake with geode and concrete accents by Shelby Elizabeth Cakes.

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Alien Lady Cake
Alien Lady Cake

Hand sculpted, structured bust cake of alien woman with rock candy and chocolate tentacles. Grand Prize winner at La Cookie Con World Dessert Competition. The cake was constructed in Houston, TX.

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Mini Cake
Mini Cake

Mini cake with sugar flowers.

Sugar Flower Mini Cake
Sugar Flower Mini Cake
Sweets
Designer Cookies
Designer Cookies

Designer hand painted cookies.

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Gold cake pops
Gold cake pops

White chocolate and birthday cake cake pops painted with gold.

Its a boy Cookie Cake
Its a boy Cookie Cake

Custom large birthday sugar cookie cake.

Painted Cookies
Painted Cookies

Hand painted chocolate sugar cookies on white chocolate.

Cake Pop
Cake Pop

Candied flower and rock candy cake pops.

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Cake Pops
Cake Pops

Candied flower and rock candy custom cake pops.

Hand Painted Cookies
Hand Painted Cookies

Hand painted floral design cookies for special event.

Wedding Cookie Cake
Wedding Cookie Cake

Custom wedding cookie cake, with hand painted details, royal icing flowers and lettering in gold. Great for a bridal shower.

Candied Flower Cookies
Candied Flower Cookies

Sugar cookies decorated with candied flowers.

Modern cupcakes
Modern cupcakes

Cupcakes decorated with a paint swoosh and gold splatter.

Tropical Cookie Set
Tropical Cookie Set

Hand painted tropical cookies with gold accents. Great for a hula party.

Rock candy and candied flower cookie
Rock candy and candied flower cookie
Bridal Shower Cookie Cake
Bridal Shower Cookie Cake
Modern Cupcakes
Modern Cupcakes

Modern water color cupcakes with gold splatter.

Candied Orchid Cake Pop
Candied Orchid Cake Pop
Candied Flowers
Candied Flowers

Candied sugar flowers.

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Beach themed cookies
Beach themed cookies
Unicorn Cake Pops
Unicorn Cake Pops

Adorable unicorn cake pops with gold splattered freckles.

Ballerina Cupcakes
Ballerina Cupcakes

Ballerina cupcake with an icing tutu.

Handpainted Cookie
Handpainted Cookie

Beautiful girl with antlers hand painted on a custom cookie. Cookie art by Shelby Bower.

Watercolor Cookies
Watercolor Cookies

Stunning, modern watercolor cookies with silver icing detail.

Fall Cookies
Fall Cookies

Pumpkin, pear, apple, and squash cookies for fall or autumn party. Hand painted by cookie artist Shelby Bower.

Custom Chocolate Bars
Custom Chocolate Bars

Custom made chocolate bars with cocoa butter coloring. Splatter paint design.

Watercolor Cookies
Watercolor Cookies

Icy water color cookies with silver splatter and silver icing detail.

Hand Painted Floral Cookies
Hand Painted Floral Cookies

Hand painted floral cookies by cookie artist Shelby Bower.

Cat Cookies
Cat Cookies

Hand painted cute cat cookies by cookie artist Shelby Bower.

Watercolor Cookies
Watercolor Cookies

Modern watercolor cookies with gold splatter and gold icing detail.

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Seasonal
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Gingerbread House English Manor
Gingerbread House English Manor

Light up artisan gingerbread house with edible windows by sugar artist Shelby Bower for Shelby Elizabeth Cakes.

Gingerbread House English Manor
Gingerbread House English Manor

Light up artisan gingerbread house with edible windows by sugar artist Shelby Bower for Shelby Elizabeth Cakes.

Gingerbread House Icy English Manor
Gingerbread House Icy English Manor

Light up artisan gingerbread house with edible windows by sugar artist Shelby Bower for Shelby Elizabeth Cakes.

Gingerbread House English Manor
Gingerbread House English Manor

Light up traditional artisan gingerbread house with edible windows by sugar artist Shelby Bower for Shelby Elizabeth Cakes. Photo by Katie Jameson Photography.

Gingerbread House English Manor
Gingerbread House English Manor

Light up artisan gingerbread house with edible windows by sugar artist Shelby Bower for Shelby Elizabeth Cakes. Photo by Katie Jameson Photography.

Candy Gingerbread House
Candy Gingerbread House

Light up artisan gingerbread house with edible windows by sugar artist Shelby Bower for Shelby Elizabeth Cakes.

Gingerbread House Icing Trees
Gingerbread House Icing Trees

Light up artisan gingerbread house with edible windows by sugar artist Shelby Bower for Shelby Elizabeth Cakes. Photo by Katie Jameson Photography.

Gingerbread House Rooftop
Gingerbread House Rooftop

Light up artisan gingerbread house with edible windows by sugar artist Shelby Bower for Shelby Elizabeth Cakes. Photo by Katie Jameson Photography.

Snoflake Cookies
Snoflake Cookies

Snowflake gingerbread cookies by cookie artist Shelby Bower. Gold Splatter. Photography by Katie Jameson Photography.

Sweater Cookies
Sweater Cookies

Sweater weather cookies by Cookie Artist Shelby Bower. Photography by Katie Jameson Photography.

Gingerbread House
Gingerbread House

Light up artisan gingerbread house with edible windows by sugar artist Shelby Bower for Shelby Elizabeth Cakes.

Ornament Cookies
Ornament Cookies

Beautiful ornament cookies decorated by Cookie Artist Shelby Bower.

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Inquiry

Hello!

 

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.

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