Join us for our {Sweet Celebration} Day on Saturday,July 20th!

Join us for a Sweet Celebration on Saturday, July 20th!

Wow Factor Cakes

Come and join us as we celebrate our new retail desserts we now carry THIS Saturday, July 20th from 10am to 2pm for our Summer {Sweet Celebration} highlighting our new retail desserts we are featuring.  You can now  come into Wow Factor and take home some of your favorite sweet treats: from cakes to celebrate Birthday, Anniversary’s and just everyday events, to our delicious filled cupcakes (your favorite flavors plus seasonal ones changing weekly), our always popular Wowee pops, and a few new seasonal mini desserts that we know you will love. We also will have weekly dessert specials, this week for our {Sweet Celebration} we are offering you 2 free cupcakes when you purchase 10.  As a sweet treat bonus to celebrate our new retail gourmet dessert line, we will give each customer a *FREE cupcake from 10am-2pm on July 20th.  We can’t wait to celebrate summer and our delicious desserts with you!

*1 free cupcake per customer, while supplies last

Image courtesy of: Catch Light Studio 


Introducing Retail Cakes and Desserts at Wow Factor!

The Wow Factor Cakes Wow Factor Cakes is excited to announce that we are now featuring retail desserts that are ready for you to take home and enjoy!  We now have both 6″ and 8″ cakes available for you to take home today, in some of your favorite flavors including: red velvet, raspberry zinger, lemon, chocolate, chocolate hazelnut, almond, pistachio and we will be rotating out lots more.  We also have cupcakes for you to enjoy, including: peanut butter cup, tropical delight, red velvet, turtle and lots more we will be rotating out.  We also have our always popular Wowee Pops available to take home today in: lemon, red velvet, mocha, chocolate, reeses pieces and more.  Retail desserts will available Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm and on Saturday 9am-4pm.  Come in and enjoy some of your favorite desserts from Wow Factor Cakes today! 


Cake images courtesy of: CatchLight Studio

Cake Fit for Royalty

Wow Factor Cakes

We were recently approached by a client who wanted to have an unusual celebration cake designed for an upcoming Birthday, a replica of the famous St. Edwards Crown, a priceless heirloom piece originally designed for the British monarchy in 1661.  The St. Edwards Crown may look familiar if you’ve tuned into Royal news lately, as it is the official crown of Queen Elizabeth, who just celebrated the 60th anniversary of her coronation last week.  The Crown made a rare public appearance out for the coronation jubilee celebrations last week, which marks the first time in 60 years of it being seen formally outside of the crown jewels collection.  The Crown also made it’s appearance right here in the ‘Queen City’, in the form of cake! We love to create designs that are unique and can be seen as true works of art, we think this lovely crown replica definitely ‘takes the cake’!  Call us today to design your own unique specialty or celebration cake: 704.654.0598, and visit our site for more examples of specialty cakes here

A closer look at the actual St. Edwards Crown side by side with our edible cake version we just designed: Specialty Cakes

“Friends are like wine; they get better with age.”

We were asked to make a special cake for a member of a church group. This group meets, shares their joys and struggles, studies the bible, and prays for each other. One of their members who always volunteers to provides all of the refreshments was having a birthday and the group wanted to honor his birthday with a cake of his passion: Wine. We found a quote that epitomized their feelings for their friend, “Friends are like wine; they get better with age.”



Couch Burning in Charlotte

Couch Burning has long been a tradition to West Virginia University. The students burn couches because the basketball team won. They burn couches when the football team wins. They burn couches when the football team loses. They burn couches when it snows. WVU students burn couches. It’s what they do. 

We were approached to do a unique cake for a WVU alumni who was celebrating his sixtieth birthday. We were given an example of the typical couches that get burned and we used that as our model. With 60 candles on the cake, we were pretty sure our “Couch Cake” would burn too.

Photography by Sunny Hutchinson of Themba Imagery

Photography by Sunny Hutchinson of Themba Imagery

May the Force Be With You


A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… there was a little boy destined for greatness. A little boy who would hold rule over a household for an afternoon. A little boy who would reign during his fourth birthday.

OK, OK – you get the idea!

Earlier this month, we got to have a lot of fun creating a Darth Vader cake for four-year old Pierce Pope. He got to dress up as Darth Vader while his friends dressed up as storm troopers. Pierce’s costume even came complete with a lightsaber!

Chanda Pope is Pierce’s mother, and also a photographer – she snapped some great pictures of our cake! To view her photography, visit  

Beating Cancer Would Be Sweet

Madison says, "The cakes were not only amazing looking, but tasted unbelievable!! Isabella loved her Minnie Mouse cake and everyone was amazed at the M & M cake."

Do you remember your Sweet Sixteen birthday party? I remember mine – balloons, streamers, cake, candy, music, dancing… but most of all, I remember the presents!

I only wish I had been as selfless at that tender, adolescent age as one young girl – Madison Brent – who celebrated her Sweet Sixteen by rejecting gifts and instead, raising funds for the Isabella Santos Foundation. Isabella is a five-year old currently battling Stage Four Neuroblastoma, and with so few treatment options available, the only hope Isabella’s family has is to raise funds to help advance research further.

Madison and her family held a Sweet Sixteen Birthday/Benefit Celebration earlier this month and raised $2,750!

Wow Factor Cakes is proud to be a vendor that helped make the event possible. Madison blew her birthday candles out on a three-tiered, multi-colored M & M cake! Isabella got her own cake, too – a pink and black and white Minnie Mouse masterpiece!

If you are interested in donating to the Isabella Santos Foundation, visit the Brent family’s Crowdrise website.

“He Put A Ring On It”

Congratulations on your engagement!

As  Beyonce’ says, “He Put A Ring On It”. Well,….….we want details!

We want to hear about the proposal in your comments. It is time to brag about the craziest or sweetest request for your hand in marriage and you can  win a free cake for the engagement party or as we are now calling it, the “He Put A Ring On It” party.

My moment occurred almost 22 years ago, when my husband had snuck my ring into the frozen yogurt that I was eating. As the yogurt was melting in my mouth with the ring, I knew something was not right. Fortunately, I did not swallow the ring and end up at the emergency room . As soon as I saw it, I forgave him and said “Yes”. I told you my story, so let’s hear about yours.

So if you were given a ring between Christmas last year or yesterday on Valentine’s day, put your story in the comments and we will choose a winner on March 1st. You will win the cake in the picture above- with whatever color combination you want and your choice of delicious cake and fillings that we offer for your “He Put A Ring On It” party. (Do you really need an excuse to have a party?)