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About Us

Cakes By George is owned and operated by George Fowler, a talented cake specialist who delights in creating gorgeous and delicious cakes for any occasion! Cakes by George offers delectable cakes in Tama, IA and the surrounding areas that are made with the freshest ingredients and a keen eye for detail.

Cakes by George serves the Tama-Toledo area, Belle Plaine, Brooklyn, Cambridge, Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Centerville, Des Moines, Gilman, Gladbrook, Grinnell, Grundy Center, Iowa City, Janesville, Marshalltown, Marengo, Montour, Pella, Reinbeck, Newton, State Center, Traer, Waterloo, Waverly and the surrounding areas.

George's goal is to present you with the highest quality cake with careful attention to detail and, of course, customer satisfaction. Cakes by George wants to design cakes that are beautiful to look at, moist and delicious to the taste.

You're important, and George always strives to surpass your expectations. See your vision come to life by choosing Cakes by George for your bakery product needs.

Cakes by George believes that cake can be a special part of any occasion. George will bring your dream wedding or themed cake to life. If it's the best you've ever had, it's probably Cakes By George.

Cakes by George is a home based business in which George enjoys an established reputation for providing beautiful, moist and delicious custom wedding cakes. He specializes in butter cream icing giving you the clean lines and look of fondant with the great taste of his signature butter cream.

Voted Best of the Best Tama/Grundy Readers Choice Awards - Best Cakes 2011, 2013-2017. Wedding Wire Bride's Choice Awards 2012-2013.

Wedding Wire Couples'Choice Awards 2014-2018

Judge Decorated Cakes Division at Iowa State Fair 2010-2017.

July 2017 - Best Things Iowa listed Cakes by George under "The 10 Best Cake Shops in Iowa".

Photos of George's cakes have appeared in the MAILBOX NEWS, AMERICAN CAKE DECORATING MAGAZINE and the ICES (International Cake Exploration Societe`) NEWSLETTER.

George Fowler

About George Fowler

Several years teaching experience as a vocal music teacher in public and parochial schools in Iowa and Illinois.

Private instruction in voice, piano and organ.

Taught at the college level with graduate assistantships in music education and voice while working towards a Master of Arts degree in vocal performance at Western Illinois University.

Director of community concerts.

Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance University of Iowa studying voice under Albert Gammon.

Master of Arts degree in vocal performance Western Illinois University studying voice under Dr. Joseph K. Meyers.

Organist and/or choir director in Iowa, Illinois and California.

Boaz in Van Grove's Opera "Ruth"

I studied and performed operatic roles at the Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony in Eureka Springs, Arkansas for seven summer seasons under Dr. Isaac Van Grove, Artistic Director. I received a "Certificate of Merit of the Inspiration Fine Arts Colony, Inc." in recognition of fulfillment of the high standards of musical study and performance during four seasons of attendance at Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony on July 28, 1972. Other operatic experience includes appearing in operatic productions at Drake University, the University of Iowa, Western Illinois University, Oklahoma City University, Peoria Opera and Simpson College at Indianola, Iowa.

President of the Huntington Park Symphony Association 1984-86. Member of Huntington Park Y’s Men’s Club (Y’s Men International) for several years.

1982-87 Board Member Huntington Park Y's Men Club.

1987-88 received David Jacobs Trophy for “Best District Governor” Los Coyotes District.

1987-88 received the International Elmer Crowe Award for “Outstanding District Governor” Los Coyotes District – Pacific Southwest Region.

1988-89 received Bill Baker Award for “Outstanding Lt. Regional Director” Pacific Southwest Region – Eastern Section.

1989-90 Pacific Southwest Region Bulletin Editor.


  • Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  • International Cake Exploration Society (ICES)
  • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America

I resided in Los Angeles for 25 years. I worked as an administrative assistant for Mutual Wholesale Liquor Inc., a wholesale beer, liquor and wine importer for 10 years. For 15 years I worked as an account executive at Carmichael International Service, a Customs House Broker in Los Angeles, where I retired April 2, 2004. I moved back to Tama, Iowa on April 15, 2004 and continued to do cake decorating from my home.

Summer and Fall 2017, Spring 2018 I studied voice under Nicholas Miguel at Grinnell College and also sang with the Grinnell Oratorio Society Chorus.

More About George

George took his first cake decorating class the summer of 1995 while living in Los Angeles and that fall took an advanced class in cake decorating. He baked and decorated his first wedding cake January 1996 for 200 guests at the Palos Verde Country Club and continued with cake decorating in the evenings while working full time.

January 1998 he took a gumpaste flower class with Linda Meeden followed by a class in rolled fondant. He attended his first ICES International Convention in 1999 and continued to attend other conventions to learn new techniques and become acquainted with new trends in cake decorating. George received the Mailbox News "Cake of the Month Award" November 1997 and was awarded the distinction of March 2006 Reader's Spotlight in Mailbox News after moving back to Iowa.

Photos of George's cakes continue to appear in the ICES Newsletter from time to time; George was invited to do a demo at the 2005 Missouri Weekend of Sharing in Kansas City in May and that fall he was a demonstrator at the Iowa Day of Sharing held in Dallas Center.

When you're wanting to celebrate that special day of the year with your significant other, Cakes By George can devise the perfect Anniversary cake and Valentine's cakes as well! What better way to surprise your love one than with a decadent sweet treat?