About Kathy

Hi, I'm Kathy Martinez !

When I was in elementary school, a long, long time ago (but right here in Arlington, not in a galaxy far, far away), my mom gave me and my twin sister, Karen, a Wilton's cake decorating course at J.C. Penney's. Karen and I both already loved to bake and decorate, so it was the perfect fun gift and kept us occupied for an entire summer developing our skills...which was what Mom had in mind!

Years later, I graduated from college with a degree in hotel and restaurant management and had a career in the hotel industry, but continued to decorate cakes and sugar cookies for my family. When my husband, Eden, and I started our family, I became a stay at home mom, and requests for my cakes and decorated cookies grew to include our two daughters, Allie and Isabel, as well as lots of nieces, nephews and close friends. My older sister, Christina, suggested cake decorating as a terrific business opportunity that I could work at from home...and Icing on the Cake was born in January 2003! My business, which began in my home and operated in a retail location for 5 years, now operates out of my parents' home in compliance with the Texas Cottage Food Law enacted by the Texas Legislature as SB 81 in 2011, HB 970 in 2013, and SB 572 in 2019.

In my years decorating cakes, I have made cakes and decorated cookies for more special occasions than I can begin to count, including weddings, birthdays, showers, retirements, school and business events, and holidays like Christmas and Valentines. I always strive to make each Icing on the Cake treat special, remembering that "a party without cake is just a meeting."

I hope you enjoy looking at the sample of cakes I have decorated in the Gallery section of this website as much as I enjoyed making them. Please contact me if you have questions about a cake for any occasion. I would love for one of my beautiful, delicious cakes to contribute to the success of your event!

Here are my family members and me that make Kathy's Icing On The Cake Go:

Kathy, Isabel, Eden, Allie, Suellen (Mom), Steve (Dad)