Happy National Ice Cream Cake Day! No matter the occasion, a Baskin-Robbins ice cream cake is always the best way to celebrate. No one knows that to be truer than Baskin-Robbins franchisee and insanely talented ice cream cake artist, Kristine Schmunk, also known as “TheCakist” on Instagram. This National Ice Cream Cake Day, we’re celebrating Schmunk and all the dreamy creations she makes daily.
Schmunk is a second-generation franchisee with a passion and talent for creating eye-catching ice cream cakes for customers near her two Baskin-Robbins shops in Spokane Valley, Washington and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Baskin-Robbins has always been a part of Schmunk’s life, whose parents bought their first store in 1985. Since then, she has learned about the ice cream industry and has even been able to apply her talent as an artist to ice cream cakes in her shops. Schmunk has created incredible cakes for any and every occasion you can think of, from children’s birthdays, to end-of-the-school-year celebrations, to finishing Cancer treatment cakes — each one special (and delicious!) in its own way.
When she’s not taking orders for ideas dreamt up by customers, Schmunk is putting her talents to use creating beautiful works of art for summertime fun, Mother’s Day, graduations and even some cakes to lift spirits throughout the pandemic. Schmunk is always looking for unique and interesting ways to incorporate Baskin-Robbins products (ice cream, cones, etc) into her designs.
“It’s a lot of fun finding new ways to transform our ingredients,” said Schmunk. “I’ve told people over the years that I have such a fun job, a lot of aspects of being a Baskin-Robbins franchisee are amazing.”
So, what’s the most rewarding part of being able to bring these unbelievable cakes to life? “I have two nephews, so over the years I would always make something unique and special for them, it’s been a pleasure.”
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