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About Us

Lisa Toohey

Owner and Lead Cake Artist

Cake Expressions by Lisa

Lisa has been designing exquisite cake masterpieces for over 20 years with uncompromising attention to detail, presentation, and taste.  Her insistence upon using only the finest, freshest, and highest quality ingredients insures that all of her cakes will delight not only the eye but also the palate. After graduating from New England Culinary Institute, Award winning Pastry Chef Lisa Toohey worked at prestigious properties such as the Arizona Biltmore, Wrigley Mansion Club, Sun Valley Resort and The Duquesne Club. She has continued learning and perfecting her skills by  taking classes in pulled and blown sugar with Ewald Notter, chocolate sculpture and dessert presentation with Jacquy Pfeiffer and specialty cake decorating with Debbie Brown and Lauren Kitchens.  Lisa also spent almost 2 years in England teaching cake decorating classes at one of London's premier cake shops. In 2009 Lisa won a “BOB” award for Best Wedding Cakes from Charlotte magazine, as well as numerous “Best of weddings” from The and Wedding Wire. She has also been featured in a variety of local and international magazines.


Consultations and tastings are available for clients booking a cake for a minimum of 75 guests (or a $250 minimum order), and are by appointment only. During this meeting that lasts approximately 1 hour, Lisa will discuss the details of your event while you look through her extensive portfolio of cake designs. You may find the cake of your dreams in there, or she’ll begin the process of designing your custom cake. You’ll also get to sample some of the most popular  cake flavors and taste for yourself what everyone is raving about!  It's always helpful to bring in any inspirational items-wedding gown design, flowers, color swatches, photos of cakes you like, invitations-anything that pertains to your event. At Cake Expressions custom cake design options are limitless!


Located in Huntersville, North Carolina, we offer delivery to the greater Charlotte area and beyond.

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