Cami’s Cake Company

Full Throttle CakeThe wedding cake for Michael and Angie Ballard of truTV’s Full Throttle Saloon (photo courtesy Cami Sanromani)


Eudora News and Information –

The truTV reality show Full Throttle Saloon follows the exploits of Michael Ballard, the owner of the legendary bar in Sturgis, SD, along with his fiance Angie and Jesse James Dupree from the band Jackyl, make a living at the world’s biggest motorcycle rally each year.  The show, now wrapping up it’s 4th season on the cable channel, has a local twist this season with a Eudora connection.

Following the August 2012 Rally in Sturgis, the group packed up and took the bar on the road to Berkley Riverfront Park in downtown Kansas City to host ThrottleFest in celebration of 98.9 FM on-air personality Johnny Dare’s birthday.

During ThrottleFest,  Ballard decided he would surprise his longtime fiance at the event by marrying her at the event.   With three days notice, Ballard planned an entire wedding without the knowledge of Angie.   As any bride can attest, planing a wedding reception takes weeks if not months for everything to be just right.  Ballard, using the guy approach to things, did it in a matter of hours.

Ballad and Dupree went to All Seasons Event Rental in Kansas City to book the event.  This included getting Angie a wedding dress, all the tents, catering, and reception needs.  Again, as any bride will tell you, you can’t have a wedding reception without a cake.  (Important factoid there for guys that have the guts to try do this on their own…)  One of the owners of All Seasons had previously used Cami’s Cake Co. located in Downtown Eudora for her reception.

“I did a last minute cake for a bride and got her out of a jam and it just so happened she was part of All Season’s,” Cami Sanromani said. “So when this guy walked into there and said he needed all this stuff really fast, she had him call me.”

Sanromani had a very short time line to prepare a full wedding cake and deliver it to Kansas City for the event.

“I had no idea who he (Ballard) was when he called me and ordered the cake,” Sanromani told us. “Normally we plan cakes like this almost a year in advance and we had to have it ready in three days.”

Sanromani worked feverishly to research some information about Ballard and prepare a wedding cake for a reception that was not your typical event.

“When we went to deliver the cake, we walked up and saw this little guy in a leprechaun outfit that kept pulling his pants down,”  Sanromani said as she chuckled. “It was definitely different but fun.”

Johnny Dare-Sanromani daughter98.9 The Rock On-Air Personality Johnny Dare with Sanromani’s daughter (photo courtesy Cami Sanromani)

The truTV series wraps up the season this Wednesday night at 8:00 PM (channel 48/248 on Knology Cable, 204 on Dish Network and 246 on Direct TV) with scenes from ThrottleFest and the Ballard wedding.  We imagine the cake and possibly Sanromani and her crew as well, will be featured.  If you want to see some of the previous episodes including last weeks that shows the tail end of the phone call between Ballard and Sanromani, you can check it out at

(Parental Warning: You do not want to watch this show with your young children nearby.)


Eudora News and

It’s been a busy week with businesses around town and we wanted to update our readers on several things that have gone on or are in the works.

Dairy Queen Update: We talked with Steve Walter, the owner of the Dairy Queen in Eudora about the recent fire. Walter stated that he does in fact plan on remodeling and reopening the Dairy Queen.  An exact amount of damage or a timetable for when it will open is yet to be determined. Walter told “there are so many things including insurance, permits, inspections, etc.. that we do not yet know how fast we can get everything done.”

We did talk to one of the employees of the Dairy Queen who wished to remain anonymous and they stated that Walter is working on trying to help out the employees while the remodeling is going on. The employee did tell us that Walter wants all the employees back when DQ reopens.

New Business opens up in Downtown Eudora: Past and Present Treasures has opened up in downtown Eudora in the space that was occupied previously by Broer’s Flower Shop at 729 Main St. Kim and Jerry Hunter are the owners of this “antique, collectibles and other unique items”.  They buy sell and Trade and offer consignment and booth rental.  The hours are Wednesday – Saturday from 10AM to 6PM and Sunday 11AM -5PM.

Cami’s Cake Co.  changes their business model: Cami’s Cake Company which recently opened up next door the Black Cat Cafe in downtown has changed their plans slightly. They have decided to not have normal hours open to the public. They are approaching their business marketing by using social networking giant Facebook and the internet as their vehicle to reach the public. You can call or use the internet to communicate with them and order cakes for weddings and special events. They also plan on having monthly parties at their new location to sell specially themed cakes and cupcakes tied to the event of that month. They mentioned to us they are looking at doing something in the next couple of weeks geared toward St. Patrick’s day and will feature Easter and other holidays in the coming months.

New Pharmacy going in at 15th & Church Street: Auburn Pharmacy has rented the location that used to be Simple Simon’s Pizza.  According to Mike Burn’s, owner of the Auburn Pharmacy chain,  he said that he hopes to have his newest pharmacy open sometime in May. “We believe that there is room for two pharmacies in town and we hope to provide people an option here in Eudora instead of using pharmacies in Lawrence or other communities.  We want to help bring a lot of business back to Eudora from Lawrence.”   Burns grew up in the Eudora community and has always looked forward to bringing a pharmacy to serve the community where his family still lives. This will be the 15th pharmacy in the Auburn chain.