Real eggs, lots of freshly churned butter, cream, a pinch of this and that, the smell from the corner of her kitchen with real fruit bubbling into a filling for that butter cake cooling on the table.

That smell. That wonderful smell that laced itself into my hair and blue sweater and traveled home with me.

Recipes inspired by my grandmother, I start with this moist old fashioned tasting cake. Add exciting taste combinations with delicious filling choices. Then artistically present it in a way that truly makes impact, sending your guests home with your cake permanently imprinted on their taste buds and its vision forever etched in their memories.

Mert’s Cakes offers extraordinary gourmet gift cakes for all occasions— weddings, showers, corporate gifts, holiday gifts and gift baskets. We are the creators of the official cake of the Kentucky Derby, the “Louie’s Derby Cake.”