Name: Dane Bethea
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Company Name: Simple Elegance in Cake Design
Number of Years in Business: 14 years
How did you get started in cake design?
I am backwards, I was talked into taking a cake decorating class while I lived in Phoenix. My instructor asked me to become an instructor, and before long I was doing 6 cakes a weekend out of my house. I had to learn to bake a cake to put my decorating on. With my love of alcohol I incorporated the two in one yummy taste.
If you didn’t do cakes for a living, what would you be doing instead?
I’d probably do something to make me some money.
What are some of your hobbies?
I love dancing county dances, and I teach line dancing each week.
Love shows and theater… and of course dining out prior to these.
What is your inspiration?
I love hearing the ooo’s and awh’s when they taste the cake for the first time. I love to see the look in the brides eyes when she sees her cake on the day of… or seeing her cake ideas put together to put her inspirations in to cake form.
Name an exotic location you’d like to visit soon.
I am dying to go to Hawaii …. some day.
Why do your clients choose you over some of your competitors?
I really thing they enjoy the tasting experience firstly. Who doesn’t like moist cake, and coffee or tea on Lenox China? I’m trying to offer the customer service that I had while working at the Ritz Carlton and the Four Seasons.
What is the best piece of advice you can offer a bride and groom on their wedding day?
Remember to do what YOU like, don’t try to please all the guests invited. They are coming to celebrate YOUR DAY, and everything should reflect your interests and what you like.
My sister’s “simple” & “elegant” wedding cake in 2007 by Simple Elegance.
Photo by Elegant Images