Cake Supply Store In San Antonio

Decorating By Texas_Rose Updated 3 Nov 2011 , 6:52pm by Aida03

Texas_Rose Posted 12 May 2009 , 3:15am
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For those of you in San Antonio, have you been to any of the cake decorating stores in town?

I went to American Gift Shoppe at Blanco and 1604 today, and was just wondering how it compares to the others, which all seem to be across town.

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lchris Posted 12 May 2009 , 1:52pm
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That's the one I go to when I visit my daughter in San Antonio. I live outside of Corpus and there are NONE here.

If you do find others there in SA, I would love to know.
Laurie

Texas_Rose Posted 12 May 2009 , 2:27pm
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There's also Lucy's Cake Shop on the south side and Terry's House of Cake Decorating on the west side inside 410. I haven't been to them yet. I was going to try Terry's because they had a nice review online, but they were closed yesterday and I had the itch to go shopping right then.

lchris Posted 12 May 2009 , 9:02pm
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Cool, thanks!
I'll have to look those up.
Laurie

cs_confections Posted 13 May 2009 , 12:31am
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I was wondering this, too, since reading Bakerella's latest blog about her visit to a supply store in her area that looks amazing. I'm so jealous. I've pretty much collected everything Hobby Lobby and Michaels offers that I want, but I see so much online that I would love to have.

I found the information on Lucy's and American Gift Shoppe. I also found info on Esme Cake Supplies, 5517 FM 78.

How was American Gift Shoppe? Do they carry Satin Ice? I'll probably visit them first since they're close by and are open late enough on the weekday.

IDoCakesinTX Posted 13 May 2009 , 1:40am
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I am in San Antonio and I just noticed a new place on the corner of 1604 at Blanco. On the side of the new HEB plus, next to startbucks.....I can't remember the name....3 letters..and 'cake supplies'.....it's professional stuff.

HTH!

curiegas Posted 13 May 2009 , 2:54am
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cs_confections:

AGS does carry Satin Ice. I called them to ask but I forgot the prices.

IDoCakesinTX:

The store you are talking about AGS.

I havent gone to the store yet since I live in Dallas. But I am traveling that way this weekend so I look forward to stopping by.

Cecilia

Texas_Rose Posted 13 May 2009 , 3:13am
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Originally Posted by cs_confections

I was wondering this, too, since reading Bakerella's latest blog about her visit to a supply store in her area that looks amazing. I'm so jealous. I've pretty much collected everything Hobby Lobby and Michaels offers that I want, but I see so much online that I would love to have.

I found the information on Lucy's and American Gift Shoppe. I also found info on Esme Cake Supplies, 5517 FM 78.

How was American Gift Shoppe? Do they carry ? I'll probably visit them first since they're close by and are open late enough on the weekday.




AGS carries Satin Ice.

Most things there were more expensive than I've seen them going for online, but then again there's no shipping so it probably evens out. They had mostly Wilton pans, but they were better than the ones at Michael's.
I saw gumpaste cutters for the high heel and baby bootie there, and they had a lot of cookie cutters (I got a dragonfly icon_biggrin.gif ). They also had a lot of plastic decorations for cakes in various themes, and some sprays of gumpaste flowers.

I think the only thing that was a little off-putting about the store was that the girl who was working there seemed a little unfriendly...but then again, I'm a talker so people who don't say more than Hello and debit or credit don't seem friendly to me.

Oh, Central Market has some stuff too...ateco tips and cloth decorating bags, and some cute mini cookie cutters. They have a ton of extracts also.

And if you're ever out of something that you need urgently and Michaels is closed, the Walmart at I-10 and Dezavala has twice as much cake stuff as the other Walmarts do.

Texas_Rose Posted 15 May 2009 , 12:29am
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OK, today I went to Terry's House of Cake Decorating on El Monte (at I-10 and West Ave.)

I was still searching for a 5 petal cutter other than the Wilton one, and they didn't have it either...but the owner of the store was telling me how he used to make a big rose, before they had all the fancy gadgets they have now icon_biggrin.gif They've got a lot of Wilton, even pans that were discontinued years ago. They've also got a HUGE selection of boxes. They've got Fat Daddio pans too.

cs_confections Posted 15 May 2009 , 8:42pm
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Thanks for the info Texas_Rose! My mom is stopping by this evening - I may drag her to AGS so I can make a new wish listicon_smile.gif

I thought things might be priced a little higher than on-line, but I was thinking the cost (and time) of shipping would probably even it out on most items.

cs_confections Posted 16 May 2009 , 3:31am
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We went to AGSicon_smile.gif I found the flower cutouts I needed for BIL's wedding cake and signed up for the Airbrush class. I'm really excited. My mom gave me the airbrush for my birthday, but I have not used it yet - too chicken to mess something up, I guess. I'm really glad I went and found out about the class. Thanks again for the info!

MsMisha Posted 16 May 2009 , 12:36pm
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I can see how the girl at AGS (her name is Melisha, her mom is the owner)could seem a little off-putting, but she's really knowledgeable. I took my Wilton classes these and even though she wasn't the teacher, she knew just as much about Wilton and was very helpful with advice.

brobinson185 Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 4:05pm
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I have been to the AGS Cake Supply and they have a lot more than Michael's or Hobby Lobby - mostly Wilton. I too am wondering if Terry's has a bigger selection. I just recently went to Make-A-Cake Supply Warehouse in Houston. While I don't think it qualifies as a "warehouse," it is definitely bigger and better than AGS. Make-A-Cake has a larger selection of pans, toppers, fillings...well, you get the point. icon_smile.gif

asolis77 Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 11:11pm
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I can't believe there are so many other places to buy cake decorating supplies icon_surprised.gif ! I've been making cakes for about 2 years and have bought everything from Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I see many of you make such beautiful cakes. Are there more advance classes I can take to improve my techniques and to learn more advanced decorating. I took the ones at Michaels and have done more learning on my own through youtube and cake shows. I was considering getting my BPA from St. Philips, but it would take me more than a few years since I work full time. I also live outside of San Antonio, a good drive from St. Philips. If theres anything I can do, or if any of you are willing to teach icon_biggrin.gif I'd like to know. Thanks!!

alyrios Posted 25 Jul 2010 , 11:01pm
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Joann by 410 and McCullough carries a LOT of stuff for baking/ cake decorations, more than Michael's, IMO, but Hobby Lobby on 218 and Bitters carries a wider selection of cookie cutters.

AGS Cake Supply opened a new store on the shopping center by the new Target at Blanco and 410. They have quite a bit of everything in there, including Satin Ice fondant and cookie cutters, boards, boxes, you name it. icon_biggrin.gif

thjoghild Posted 18 Dec 2010 , 7:07pm
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I really like AGS for my supplies. Lucy's two locations are fine but they're too far away from me, and Terri's is a nice little shop but it's never open on the times listed. It's run by an older couple. I heard AGS is opening two more locations, one very close to me and I'm thrilled!

Aida03 Posted 3 Nov 2011 , 6:52pm
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I dont live in the San Antonio area, when I need somethings I called my neice who lives in there, she goes to AGS cake supplies, and get me my supplies. I havent had the opportunity to go to San Antonio, I am hoping within the next few months, I will have my list ready to shopping.

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