Maizie's Favorites: Julie McAllister Cakes

Welcome back from the holidays! I trust you had a wonderful time celebrating the season!

Today we are excited to share all about Julie McAllister Cakes - both her incredible edible art and her great entertaining tips!

Julie McAllister is a Charleston-based cake artist who artistically transforms the centerpiece of any celebration—cake—into an astonishing life-like representation, elevating the traditional dessert into an awe-inspiring work of art.


I asked Julie what is her go-to hostess gift and she shared:

“A beautiful fresh bouquet of flowers—it's something everyone loves to receive, no matter what the occasion. And you also know they'll be put to immediate use, rather than stashed away. “

An entertainment tip she lives by?

“Don't forget to light candles 30 minutes before guests arrive—it gives time to create the perfect scene-setting scent for when they walk through the door, without being overpowered by it.”

From wowing a wedding party with a whimsical Insta-worthy groom’s cake to capturing the essence of a brand with a playful product presentation, Julie’s work has captured the attention of celebrities and national brands. Her clients include Reese Witherspoon, Garden & Gun and King Bean Coffee. Her work has also been featured in HGTV Magazine, Entertain & Celebrate and SKIRT, and she was also honored as one of the winners of the Create TV Cooking Challenge.

Julie has such a gift - her edible works of art will keep you asking is that actually made of cake!??!

Check out Julie’s incredible work for yourself!