Louisville International Airport and The Bakery at Sullivan University share a recipe that combines flights, flours and success. To celebrate the inaugural launch of Allegiant Air’s low-fare service from Louisville in May 2017, The Bakery was able to highlight Louisville’s culinary scene with a specialty designed, multi-layered cake.
This suitcase cake was adorned with detailed-images of the initial six destinations served by Allegiant, also included additional tiers representing the beach, sky and clouds with an Allegiant aircraft. Plus, there were additional cakes designed as the two parallel runways at Louisville International Airport. It received rave reviews from staff, travelers and the international trade publication Airline Network News and Analysis (Anna.Aero), which awarded the creation as its “Cake of the Week.” This award is one of the most competitive in the industry that is given for new airline launches each week and the winner is selected from hundreds of entries from around the globe.
“We knew we needed a memorable way to celebrate Allegiant’s unique low-fare service,” said Karen Scott, Interim Executive Director of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority. “Our local partner, The Bakery at Sullivan University, helped us make this happen and in the process, allowed Louisville to bring home high honors from our industry.”
The initial response to Allegiant’s new service was so positive that the airline immediately decided to add two additional destinations from Louisville – Phoenix-Mesa (AZA) and Las Vegas (LAS). Again, airport staff contacted The Bakery for ideas on how to celebrate and they did not disappoint. The chefs rose to the occasion with a cake design that resembled a Las Vegas slot machine. Once again, Louisville International Airport and The Bakery garnered international acclaim as the coveted “Cake of the Week.”
“It has been a wonderful experience being able to work with the Louisville International Airport and producing some really interesting cakes,” said Jessica Lamb, Assistant Manager at The Bakery at Sullivan University. “As a custom bakery we do some pretty crazy things when it comes to cakes, but being able to branch out a little further and work with an organization as well known as the airport and their business partner, Allegiant means a lot to us. We are very thankful for the business and look forward to doing so again in the future.”
Staff at Louisville International Airport are already working hard to add more flights, additional nonstop destinations and hopefully – more cake celebrations too – in the coming year.