Sep 8, 2021 - News

Minneapolis baker's "The Bachelorette" cake turns fans into followers

large tiered white cake covered in red roses

Photo courtesy of Sugarspoon Desserts

Minneapolis home baker Altreisha Foster's Instagrammable cakes got a big boost from "The Bachelorette" during the show's recent swing through the Twin Cities.

Driving the news: Sugarspoon Desserts, a Black-owned business near the hometown of this season's star Michelle Young, recently caught the attention of the dating show's producers.

  • They recruited Foster to create a cake to celebrate the show's 200th episode last week, and a number of local artists pitched in.

What they did: Foster and fellow Jamaican artist Tashane Bailey designed a seven-tiered cake with a cut-out featuring a single illuminated rose to commemorate the milestone.

  • Minneapolis florist Adam Gladue covered the cake with 200 additional red roses.

What she's saying: "My profile definitely expanded in terms of who is reaching out, and I got a whole new set of followers really interested in my work," Foster told Axios.

What's next: Foster's hopes to transition into wedding cakes. No word yet on if she'll bake Young's someday.


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