Chelsea Busa designs beautiful and scrumptious wedding cakes in Colorado Springs through her private, home-based cake studio, Cakes, Elevated.
From a young age, Chelsea has had a deep fascination with baking and the art of cake design.
Most of her favorite childhood memories are of the smell of chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven – or better yet – warm, gooey brownies sticking to her fingers.
Every birthday she spent perched on her tip-toes trying to peer over the edge of the kitchen counter, giddy with excitement and hoping to catch a glimpse of what her cake looked like. Fast-forward some twenty years later and confectionery art still makes her swoon. Surprisingly, professional cake design wasn’t her first career choice.
Chelsea’s other love is law. She dreamt of being a successful lawyer and one day a judge. While attending law school at the University of Florida, she baked delicious cakes and pastries for her friends and family. However, things took a more serious turn during her first semester – she was diagnosed with Stage 3 endometriosis and ovarian cysts. Under her doctor’s recommendation she withdrew from law school.
Life After Law School
As luck would have it, leaving law school was one of the best decisions she ever made. During her recovery, she began exploring her talent and love for cake design. She quickly realized it was more than a hobby—it was her true passion and talent.
She started devouring every bit of information about the art of cake making. In 2014, she decided to open “Custom Cakes by Chelsea,” and began sharing her talent with the world. It was a huge success. Her customers raved about the look and taste of her cakes. What was once a childhood fascination and hobby, had turned into a thriving business that satisfied her soul.
In 2017, Chelsea and her husband moved from Florida to beautiful Colorado Springs. She swapped out her beach sunsets for mountaintop sunsets and realized another change was in order. It was time for her brand to catch up to her sophisticated and elegant cake style. As a result, she changed her cake company from “Custom Cakes by Chelsea” to “Cakes, Elevated,”—a nod to her new home.
Today, Chelsea offers her unique and mouth-watering wedding cakes in Colorado Springs. She takes great pride in creating a one-of-a-kind experience for each of her clients. From their initial consultation until the last bite of her scrumptious cake is gone, Chelsea effortlessly exceeds her customer’s expectations.
On the rare occasions where she isn’t ‘caking’, she enjoys traveling with her husband, hiking in the mountains, binge-watching shows on Netflix, practicing aerial fitness, and sleeping.
Would you like to have Chelsea design your cake? If so, she’d love to hear from you. Contact Chelsea here. Experience an intimate, relaxed, and wholly unique cake design process when you choose Cakes, Elevated by Chelsea Busa.Contact Chelsea!