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Austin bakery makes Kanye West a sweet birthday treat

Eric Webb

Editor’s note: This article was originally published June 9, 2014

Thanks to a pair of infamous newlyweds, an Austin bakery with its own fan following got a little slice of fame this weekend.

Kim Kardashian West has 15,086,220 followers on Instagram (as of 2:08 p.m. on June 9, 2014, that is). If you’re one of them, you likely saw the reality star post a photo of husband Kanye West’s birthday cake Sunday.

As anyone following Austin’s first summer hosting the X Games knows, the confection’s namesake lit up the Austin360 Amphitheater on Saturday night. With the performance scheduled just hours before the rap superstar’s 37th birthday, it wouldn’t take any investigative journalism to figure out that the couple enjoyed a little celebration in the Live Music Capital.

In fact, following the social media breadcrumbs reveals that local favorite bakery Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop was responsible for the sweet treat that Kardashian snapped.

The South First Street bakery, which is opening a Manor Road location later this year, posted on Facebook that the edible letters were made of vanilla sponge cake coated in vanilla buttercream frosting. Remember that flavor profile for the next time you want to bake a cake in the shape of your own pseudo-self-titled album, reader.