These beautiful cakes are baked in an unexpected place
Anne Keller Cakes has been operating out of a Daylight Donuts shop since 1999.
In a Daylight Donuts shop at 6021 S. Sheridan Road, some of Tulsa’s most beautiful and delicious cakes are made.
Some people popping in for chocolate glazed doughnuts and sausage rolls don’t know that beyond the doughnut storefront is Anne Keller Cakes. For 19 years, it was just doughnuts for Steve and Anne Keller, until 1999 when Anne became interested in cake decorating.
“At that time there was no ‘Cake Boss’, ‘Cake Wars’ shows, no Pinterest and very little internet,” Anne Keller says. “Cake decorating was the art of meringue and a lot of string work and garland on wedding cakes with delicate sugar flowers made by hand.
“The cakes were tall and tiered with lots of fresh flowers in between the layers. A large fountain with running water under the cake was not unheard of.”
Today Keller says her cakes are almost always stacked with simple, clean lines. Some have scraped icing or no icing at all — the naked cake trend. But they’re still edible works of art.
Beyond wedding cakes, Keller is known for the customized sweets she makes for corporate clients, including Travers Mahan, who provides them complimentary to its shoppers. Her mini doughnuts, covered with unique icings and coatings, are a favorite, as are her cookies wrapped in cellophane with pretty ribbons.