Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sweet Sixteen

I love weddings but I love me a sweet sixteen! This weekend I got to do two. They are usually full of color, creative, young, and I really enjoy that. That first was for a good looking guy. I helped his mom make this. It was a yellow butter cake covered in a messy chocolate icing and a peanut-butter drizzled chocolate filling. Can you say rich?
This one was for a super nice client, Halie. She was throwing a sweet sixteen for her cousin whose birthday was being outshined by an older brother's graduation. I hope this cake made her feel special. It was a vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream. Simple but sooooo yummy. Hope you like:)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Lydia & Andrew

I spent a lot of time with this bride and her mother. We had a great time planning and creating the cakes for the big day. One thing she was sure of was the flavor. We had done a tasting and she loved the lemon berry. She was also sure it was going to be a huge wedding with lots of people. We ended up creating a simple but modern wedding cake and 7, yes I said 7, sheet cakes to go with it. They were all a dense, moist lemon cake (world's best lemon cake recipe but also most difficult and time consuming recipe) with a sweet berry filling and slathered in yummy vanilla buttercream frosting. Courtney helped me out with this one and we got to stay for the wedding and the banguet afterwards. Thanks family for helping me out with this one. Lydia, you looked gorgeous!

We did a rustic buttercream (not smooth) and put lots of olive green and deep purple fondant flowers to match her awesome invitations.This is ONE of the seven sheetcakes. They were huge and heavy but it's what they need so I was happy to do it.This is one of four of the humungo tables of food. It was all beautifully prepared and delicious. My lovely assisstant Courtney;)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Emily's Cake ... Part 2

I already threw some pics up of this cake, but the cakes ALWAYS look better when a professional is the one taking the pics. The photographer is actually a girl who grew up in the same area as me. Before, the wedding, I was setting up and she was taking pics. I knew she was familiar and as soon as she said her maiden name I remembered her family went to church with ours. Most of the people who check my blog will know her as well. Her website is but her maiden name was Swayberg. This wedding was way out in east Chandler so it was so random bumping into her. Make sure you check out her website and blog. She does amazing work!

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Taryn's wedding cake was so fun to do. We found a cake online that we liked and tweaked it slightly to get what she wanted. It was a milk chocolate cake with the ultimate cream cheese frosting, covered in fondant and decorated with black royal icing. The toppers were hand made and I LOVED doing them. I was really happy with how they turned out (shocker, I know). The pics below are doen by Be sure to check out his website!
Taryn had amazing family and friends who were willing to make multiple Texas Sheet Cakes, the brides favorite. Doesn't it look sooo good??

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Susan's Wedding Cake

This cake was for a gorgeous, creative bride. When I first met with Susan, I was so impressed. She had a huge binder full of all the little details a wedding should have. I fell in love with her color scheme and all the creative and unique things she was doing for her wedding. Because we both had so many ideas for her cake, we had a really hard time deciding on the final design. I think we were both really happy with the ending result.

We decided to do a fresh, and springy lemon buttercream on a simple, plain wedding cake. She opted out of the fondant and went with an almost rustic buttercream design. It was so modern...and so affordable;) We of course had to throw on a gorgeous pink peony and some navy blue ribbon.

The reception took place at the Scottsdale Country Club.

Amazing tables and centerpieces!!! Every table different!!!

Cd for the guests to take home.

This girl had a sweet tooth. Huge candy bar and goody table with flip flops and tons of yummy things to eat. Also, you can't see it in the pic but there was also a gelato bar! Notice the cute DIY cupcake tags.

The awesome dance floor...just a huge decal, like on your wall at home ( very DIY).

Sarah's Bridal Shower

The sister of one of my brides called me up and asked me to do up some cupcakes for the bridal shower she was throwing. She gave me full reign when it came to the design. These are chocolate cupcapakes with a rich chocolate mousse filling and vanilla buttercream icing. She put each one in little take out boxes. How cute is that!! Hope you like.

Anyone Need a Good Laugh??

Just LOVE these cake pics!!!
Grosser. With ugly wedding cakes, come ugly wedding dresses.
Usually a cake topper is meant to represent the bride and groom. What kind of people are the ones who wanted this????

Green Wedding Shoes

These moist chocolate cupcakes were for a bridal shower themed around the bride's green shoes she would be wearing on her big day. I made the shoes from chocolate and you can't have a chocolate cupcake without a huge pillow of cream cheese buttercream!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


This was a gorgeous couple that I absolutely loved working with. They were funny, brought great ideas to the table, and adored each other! They both looked great on their big day. These pics are done by the lovely Gina Meola. Take the time to check out her website. She does gorgeous work. We had a couple different flavors in this one... red velvet with cream cheese buttercream, chocolate with cream cheese buttercream, and lemon with vanilla buttercream. I hope they were happy with it. We had very different styles and they knew exactly what they wanted. I think it was a pretty good collaboration. Enjoy the pics. I think Gina did an amazing job.

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Monday, March 8, 2010

Emily's Shabby Chic Wedding Cake

One of the sweetest clients a vendor could ask for. Emily was so fun to work with. Very crafty and she knew exactly what she wanted. Her colors were pink and green and made most of the decorations by hand herself. The reception was held at Inspirador and it was so light and pretty. The cake was her version of a Jim Smeal cake, whom I LOVE. Two tiers were white cake with fresh lemon buttercream. The other two were white cake with vanilla buttercream and fresh strawberries in between each layer. This cake was also a challenge. The majority of my cakes are done in fondant and this was all buttercream. I forgot how fragile it is. One bump and it all goes downhill. I'm so sorry Emily for the imperfections;)
By the way, I will be posting more often. Lots of cakes for March and April!!!

Wicked Sweet Cake!

This cake was a challenge but I loved doing it. This was for a 40th birthday obviously. The birthday girl loves the play, Wicked so of course we had do put the play's logo on the cake. The picture was assembled out of fondant cut out shapes. You can see that the regular picture has no definition but on the cake, I had to create the lines and depths for the hair, their hats, robes, etc. Thanks Cara for the challenge. By the way, it was a dark chocolate cake with dark chocolate mousse and vanilla buttercream.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Some Fun Birthday Cakes

Here is a quick post showing a fun birthday cake I have did recently. The Tinkerbell themed cake was for my sweet neice, Mia's, first birthday. The little cake next to it was for her to devour. That one was done in just buttercream to make it easier to eat. We did that with my son too and it was way fun.