Creative cakes: Decorated baker opens business in Skaneateles

Baking isn’t just baking for Stacey Lorraine. It’s a three-tiered tower of artistry, engineering and toil.

Lorraine, 31, is the owner of The Cake Shop, a new custom cake studio located in the former Creekside Books & Coffee in Skaneateles. But it’s not the kind of place you walk in with a sweet tooth and walk out with sweets: Lorraine’s cakes are made to order only. By phone, email or appointment, customers ask for a specialty cake and Lorraine finds a way to create it. It could be a birthday cake with edible figurines of the cast of “Frozen,” a foot-tall replica of the Iron Throne from “Game of Thrones” or a semi-naked wedding cake with vibrant rose bouquets and textured buttercream.

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