Killa Cakes…and Killer They Are!

Two months ago we reviewed the recently opened Pendleton Carry Out Co. (see that review here) and since then our team has frequented the spot for on-the-go lunches and take-out dinners. We love the fresh, out-of-the-ordinary selection and that we are supporting emerging food concepts.

So when we heard that a new cake concept was joining the rotation, we couldn’t wait to try! It is our pleasure to introduce you to Bria Taylor, the 25-year-old Alexandria native who is the heart and soul behind “Killa Cakes.”

Bria is a skilled graphic designer whose passion happens to be making cakes. She has been able to marry the two in what she describes as, “Art meets Cake.” From the incredibly creative flavor combinations to the elaborate designs and décor, it is obvious how much pride and care she puts into her cakes … just as if they were a piece of art.

After a year of working in the corporate world and longingly scrolling through endless photos of beautiful buttercream cakes on her Instagram feed at night, Bria decided that she could marry her art background with her love of baking and make cakes even better than the ones she scrolled through.

After six months spent perfecting her skill, Killa Cakes was established in October 2017. Since then, Bria has crafted 10 incredibly unique flavors — we are talking combos like The Crunch, a Cap’n Crunch cake with strawberry milk buttercream, berry jam and strawberry crunch pieces, and the Nelly Bee, a milk and honey corn cake with honey marshmallow buttercream, honeymel drizzle, topped with friend corn flakes. Not only are the flavors well thought out, so are the names! Two of my personal favorites are “Miso Tasty” and “Banilla Gorilla” (see all flavors here).

We were able to taste the three signatures flavors:

  • Snack Attack: potato chip cake (yes, you read that right!) with dulce de leche buttercream, pretzel crack, stout chocolate sauce drizzle
  • Killa Konfetti: confetti cake with white chocolate buttercream, blondie bits, and cake batter ganache
  • Coco Loco: chocolate malt cake with brownie batter buttercream, Oreos and chocolate ganache

It was a cake tasting like never before. With so many unique flavors coming into play with each bite, it felt more like a wine tasting than a cake tasting! I would take a bite and taste each of the individual elements Bria crafted together.

If you want a truly unique and out of this world piece of cake, you must go check out Killa Cakes (and you can follow them on Instagram and Facebook). Buy a slice right then and there or contact Bria for your own custom cake.


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Paige is an Alexandrian, born and bred. She attended Waynewood Elementary and St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes Middle and Upper Schools (Class of 2012), then went on to The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Go Heels!), where she studied Advertising and Entrepreneurship. She grew up on the Gunston soccer and Fort Hunt lacrosse fields and, for the last 24 years, has watched her mom and sister take on the Alexandria real estate market with integrity, loyalty, and professionalism and is happy to now be a part of The Patterson Group team.

The Patterson Group is one of the most experienced and trusted real estate teams in the area, serving Alexandria, VA for over thirty years. We offer professional, hardworking, detailed and friendly service and a large network of contacts and resources accrued over our many years in Alexandria real estate. Comprised of seven Alexandria locals, six of whom are licensed realtors and three of whom are accredited staging professionals, The Patterson Group is passionate and knowledgeable about Alexandria, VA and here for all of your Northern VA real estate needs. Allow us to help you find your home here and discover all that the Alexandria lifestyle has to offer.

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Alexandria, VA 22314


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