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Mad Eliza's Bakery, Holton Kansas

Mad Eliza's Cakes 126 W. 5th Street, Holton, KS

This is a story of a local entreprenuerial couple and how they started Mad Eliza's Cakes and Confections.

Peggy Murnahan has always had an interest in baking, and she would bake cakes for her children's birthdays and other events. Friends would see them would beg her to make cakes for their occasions.

When she looked at the local market, there were many places selling cakes that were mass produced, then when they were sold, they would have one of their employees pipe a name on top of the cake. She thought that while it was easy, it was not something of quality.

Both Peggy and her husband Mark have both run their own internet companies, so running a business is not a stretch, and they knew that even in this down economy, people would be willing to pay for quality.

Thus was born Mad Eliza's Cakes and Confections. Peggy bakes, and Mark bakes as well as marketing. Their older children also work in the business.

Peggy began doing cakes and confections, and word spread by mouth and by the internet. She started to get busy, and people often need to book well ahead to get one of her cakes. Many days she works early morning to late night. Every cake or confection is done to order. She is putting out lots of beautiful cakes.

Just like the rest of the country, another thing that has hit our town is the fancy cupcake phenomenon, and she has been baking some pretty nifty gourmet cupcakes. In this hub i will show you some of her creations.

All photos courtesy of Mad Elizas and rights are reserved.

Mad Eliza's Food Network Challenge Audition

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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Pacman Cake

Pacman Cake

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Trailer Trash Cake

Trailer Trash Cake

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Nemo Cake

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I am still wondering how she made the court look like wood.

I am still wondering how she made the court look like wood.

Boxer's Cake

Boxer's Cake

Pictures from Mad Eliza's bakery in Topeka Ks
Pictures from Mad Eliza's bakery in Topeka Ks
Pictures from Mad Eliza's bakery in Topeka Ks
Pictures from Mad Eliza's bakery in Topeka Ks
Pictures from Mad Eliza's bakery in Topeka Ks
Pictures from Mad Eliza's bakery in Topeka Ks
Pictures from Mad Eliza's bakery in Topeka Ks

Mad Eliza's Food Cleanliness Guidelines are second to None.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2010 Mike Bouska

Comments

Peg on September 29, 2010:

Thanks for the great blog post! Can I repay you in sugar? :) It was a fabulous start to my day to read this!

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