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Mo Cake Please Is All About The Sweets

By Keith Donaldson

Custom cakes are a true artform and Mike & Maureen Marabella have made their cake art into a business at Mo Cake Please in Douglassville. From humble beginnings as cake-decorating hobbyists, the Marabellas grew quickly from cupakes to cakes to cookies and more and now have a thriving business. They took some time to answer questions for Pennsylvania Homes about cakes and inspiration.

What​ was the inspiration behind opening Mo Cake Please? How long have you been in business?

I began cake decorating as a hobby and often thought about opening my own business. One night, we were at a restaurant and were talking with a couple we met that night who wanted Key Lime cupcakes for their wedding, but couldn't find anyone who made them. I thought this was perfect opportunity to take the leap and start a business. I explained that I was starting a business and could develop a recipe for Key Lime cupcakes. I asked if they would they be my first customer. After the tasting, Mo Cake Please began. I quickly began the licensing process and was licensed to do business before their wedding. That was four years ago. Two years ago, we expanded to include custom decorated cookies.

I read that part of your mission is "to design imagination inspired cakes." What is one of the most creative cakes you have ever made?

For cakes, a construction site. The child recipient liked big construction vehicles, so we created a cake depicting a mountain and heavy equipment creating a road.

For cookies, a Rocky Mountain Wedding. The bride was from Kansas and the groom was from Colorado and they met in Portland. The wedding was in Breckenridge, Colorado. We tied the theme together with a US cookie showing the "road map" of their relationship, a mountain cookie and a few cookies representing the wedding theme.

You have several delicious sounding gourmet flavors for your cakes. What is your personal favorite flavor and why?

Banana chocolate chip because I love the combination of flavors and have a weakness for chocolate.

Why do you think someone should choose Mo Cake Please for their special event cake needs?

We take pride in our customer service and ability to meet and exceed our customer expectations. All cakes and cookies are baked to order to ensure freshness and taste. We are able to provide both a cake, as well as decorative cookies to match any customer's party theme. Cookies are a great swag item to give away at any event.

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