Kerry Soraci had a vision when she opened I Scream Cakes (2641 Cherokee Street; 314-932-5758) two years ago: of a fun, creative place where art and food could mix.
Another very, very satisfied customer at I Scream Cakes.
Soraci wants to keep everything as organic as possible and offers gluten-free cakes and mostly organic ice cream, along with vegan options and treats for your canine friend. If you can't make it down to the shop on Cherokee, I Scream Cakes can be found at Whole Foods Market and at the Schlafly Farmers' Market.
Kerry Soraci hand-painted the interior of I Scream Cakes in order to create a fun atmosphere for customers.
Soraci puts the finishing touch -- a white chocolate ganache -- on a blueberry cheesecake ice cream cupcake.
I Scream's Britney Marquardt makes candy clay flower petals by mixing white chocolate, agave nectar and cherry extract.
Soraci's gluten-free cupcakes are topped with I Scream's house-made ice cream, made with organic eggs, dairy and sugar.
Happy customers Nina Lambert and Laney Barhaugh enjoying their I Scream treats.
This was the first visit to I Scream Cakes for Curtis Ellis and Wil Newby, but they'll probably be back.
When it's finished, this Godzilla cake will make some happy birthday boy or girl even happier.
Candy clay comes in handy for ice cream flowers.
I Scream Cakes' storefront on Cherokee Street.
Soraci packs a fresh batch of chocolate-peanut butter ice cream.
A feline I Scream creation in the making. The birthday boy's central request was that the cat be blue.
Happy birthday indeed: An I Scream cat in a hat!
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