Saturday, June 27, 2009

Super Sweet Sixteen!

Oh, you're going to love this one... Not only was it zebra on the outside, it was zebra on the inside.  It was a new challenge that I hadn't yet taken on so I gave it a try and it turned out dang awesome!  I'll post the picture of the inside when I get an "inside shot."

Baby Shower Cupcakes

I know that these look like they go with the baby shower below but it was actually 2 different showers with the same color scheme.  Chocolate cupcakes with ganache on top with blue polka dots!  Nothing like staying up half the night piping little blue dots... But hey... anything for the cute factor right???  :o)

Shower for Baby Riley

Is this cake freaking cute or what?? I don't normally do just the one tier cakes but I thought what the heck.  They brought over blue and brown polka dot tissue paper and said "match this."  FUN!

Happy Birthday!

The requirements for this cake were that it be black, white, red, fabulous, and blingy.  It turned out really nice.  We did have an interesting time trying to get the jewels on top to stay where we wanted them to but it all worked out in the end.  :o)
Happy Birthday Molly!

Wedding Cupcakes

How fun is this for your wedding?  A tower of cupcakes with a mini cake on top just for the bride.  This bride wanted the monogram on the top of her cake but didn't want to shell out the big bucks for a crystal one so we made one of sugar.  I think it turned out fabulous!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Pimp My Stroller

Okay, how cool is this cake for a baby shower????  A black baby buggy with glittery rims and flames!!!  You gotta love it!

For A Brand New Baby!!

This "cake" was for the best birthday of all, the day the sweet baby was actually born.  I had less than 24 hours notice of course because who knows exactly when those sweet little babies will be arriving.  Of course that always adds a challenge to the cake process when you don't have the usual time frame to pull it together but it worked out okay.  It was also kind of fun to deliver a cake to the maternity ward of the hospital... :o)  Congratulations Fazio Family!!!

400 cookies!

Wow!  This was one of the biggest projects I think I've ever taken on.  We made 400 flower shaped sugar cookies.  They were all homemade with homemade butter-vanilla frosting and fondant circles in the middle.  Let's just say these cookies were not shy on taste... or calories...  :o)

Monday, June 8, 2009

AZ Bridal Fashion Debut

In case you haven't heard we are in the process of opening an actual shop in southeast Gilbert.  It is set to open Aug/Sept of this year.  So, in preperation for this we attended the AZ Bridal Fashion Debut at the Phoenix Convention Center this last weekend.  I am 
joining forces with Melissa Lee who is an absolutely amazing cake and cookie artist.  She is the one who made the purse cake, flower cake, and AMAZING cookie bouquet.  We also served almost 2000 cake samples and it was crazy!  We totally lucked out because the booth next to us didn't show up so we got to take over their space to cut and serve tiny little one inch square pieces of cake.  Otherwise I'm not sure how we would have kept our booth cute while serving large quantities of cake in it.  The booth turned out really cute.  Thanks to Molly at A Simple Touch Wedding Decor for donating the decorations for the booth and to Heather for being the best cake server EVER!!!  Also thanks to "The Deli" in Queen Creek for allowing me to use their kitchen to make the cakes that we served at the show.  I am so blessed to know and work with really amazing people.   The shop will be called The Sweet Studio.  We are so excited to get everything rolling and start operations under the new name.  We'll keep you updated as to when the grand opening will be!

Lots of FUN!!

This was another demo cake for the show.  Once again it is styrofoam which I am not a big fan of.  Most people would think that it is easy to cover styrofoam but it is not, especially in the summer in the crazy heat.  When you are covering something with no moisture in it and then have hot dry air blowing around everywhere it becomes very tricky to get your "cake" covered before your fondant dries out and cracks and just becomes ugly. I do have to say that stacking a wonky styrofoam cake was much easier than stacking a wonky real cake.

A Very Very Tall Cake!

This is a demo cake too (styrofoam) that I made for the show but of course I could make it look exactly like this out of cake too if someone wanted.  All those designs are hand cut with an x-acto knife and it took hours...  It's hard to see it in this small photo but it was also very "blingged" out with black & pink rhinestones.  I swear this cake was straight and level, I know it looks like it's leaning in this photo but I'm pretty sure it's my less than stellar photographing skills that is making it look slanty.  It's kind of hard to see in this photo too but there are jewels hanging out of the top of the cake as well.  It was a big show stopper because it was almost 40 inches tall!  It was a behemoth.  But I do have to say, I think it is one of my favorite wedding cakes that I've done so far.  That's why I love the opportunity to just do things I want to instead of taking an order because then I can show all the things I can do even if no one ever requests them.  I just LOVE what I do!

More Fun Cupcakes

We exhibited at a bridal show this weekend so we made a lot of cute but inedible things for the show (so they wouldn't go bad just sitting out all day and night).  These are styrofoam on the inside but have real icing, sprinkles, and a fondant flower on them.  Of course we could make real cupcakes look exactly like this.  They were a big hit at the show.  These little cupcake wrappers make them look awesome!  I'm in love with them!  :o)