Kickshaws Bakery places 2nd at National Capital Area Cake Show
Kickshaws Gluten-Free Bakery in Fredericksburg’s Central Park development recently won high marks for a unique cake promoting world peace.
Kathy Paz-Craddock, owner of Kickshaws at 1511 Central Park Blvd., competed in the National Capital Area Cake Show this past spring in Sterling, Va. She won second place in the “Professional – Sculpted” category for her “World Peace Cake,” which is pictured to the right. She also created an “Ode to Fredericksburg” cake for the contest, and it’s also pictured here.
Kathy has sculpted cakes for almost 20 years. As a sculpture student at The Corcoran Collage of Art and Design in Washington, she found cake-art a fun outlet for her artistry after her kids were born. She started to compete in 2010, winning a few awards along the way.
Today, Kickshaws creates all kinds of cakes for those who are vegan or suffer from food allergies or conditions that restrict diets. Kickshaws believes that just because some people have to avoid certain foods, that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t have a beautiful and fun cake to celebrate with.
Fredericksburg’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) is proud to have helped Kickshaws open the Central Park bakery with a $20,000 Invest FXBG loan. Other businesses looking to expand in Fredericksburg are encouraged to look into the program, as the EDA is actively seeking qualified loan candidates.