I was looking at the Non-Traditional Wedding Cake Flickr group last night when I came across pictures from the Manassas Cakery. I got really excited because I thought, “Hey, this person designs unusual cakes, her piping work doesn’t totally suck like some cakes I’ve seen lately, and she’s local.” I thought it was odd that her website redirected to her Flickr photo set, and that I couldn’t find any contact information for her, but I was able to send her an email through Flickr.
This morning, there was a response waiting for me in my inbox:
“I am sorry but I am not taking any more cake orders. I am closing my business.”

Poop. I replied asking her for recommendations for local bakers, so maybe she’ll provide a good lead.