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Cake and art make life sweeter

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By Vanessa Hurst

Sarah Anthony first made a cake for a friend who thought she had done an amazing job.

“People kept talking about what a great cake it was, so I decided to take some classes on baking cakes and decorating,” Anthony said.

She started baking cakes at night using the kitchen at Paula’s Hot Biscuit in Hodgenville. When a store front became available in Elizabethtown she moved there and expanded her business. In the four years she was there she had made quite a name for herself, drawing in customers from as far as Louisville.

“As the business grew I lost touch with my customers,” Anthony said. “I wasn’t the one talking to them about what they wanted and a lot of times, it was an employee making the cakes.”

When the space opened up in downtown Hodgenville, Sarah knew it was time to downsize.

“It’s closer to home. This is where I live, it’s where I grew up.” Anthony said.

Many customers from Elizabethtown and Louisville still come to Anthony in Hodgenville for her baked goods. Business at the Cobbler’s Café is said to have increased because they carry Sugar Fashion Cakes’ cupcakes.

“I love talking to people and sharing my art. I feel like part of me goes into every cake I create,” Anthony said. “My favorite part is watching the reaction when a customer sees their cake for the first time.”

Anthony grew up in Hodgenville and went to LaRue County High School where she played in the LCHS marching band. She’s married to Mike Anthony. Her parents are John and Diane Roberts, of Hodgenville.

You can find her cupcakes at the Sweet Shoppe on the Square in downtown Hodgenville or at The Cobbler’s Café in Elizabethtown. Custom cakes are by appointment only. You can visit her website at www.sugarfashioncakes.com, find her on Facebook, Sugar Fashion Cakes LLC or call her, 270-234-8043.