baby shower

Baby elephants on parade

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I don’t do cakes very often. Most of my orders are for cupcakes and then maybe a cutting cake or smash cake for the little one. So when I do get a cake, it breaks up the norm. I love the way this one came out. It was made to match the baby shower invitations which had a punched elephant on top of card stock in yellow and teal patterns.

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Toy Story, Baby shower minis, Sailboats & Abby Cadabby cupcakes

Last weekend was a busy one with lots of orders happening. I was fortunte enough to know the awesome photographers doing the pictures for one of the events. So that means you get to look at some pretty great looking pics!

Let’s start off with the It’s a Boy baby shower mini cupcakes. The client requested just simple decorations so I did a blue gingham liner and instead of topping my Tea Time with pale yellow sugar I dipped them in opal sugar and topped with a blackberry instead of a pink raspberry. That’s one of the things I like to emphasize with clients is that if you to change some things to go along with your theme, just let me know! I love doing something a little different. And there is no extra change for this. Bonus!

The shower host was gracious enough to send me some nice pics of the cupcakes all set up.

Baby shower cupcake tower

The mom-to-be also loves Nutella so we were asked to create something with nutella, which isn’t on our standard menu. No problem! And no extra charge either. Who knows, when I get suggestions from clients, it may become a new standard on the menu! The Nutella were topped with a light dusting of pale blue disco dust to continue with the theme.

Another event that weekend was for a little girls 3rd birthday. And she loves Abby Cadabby. So we did some custom hand-piped buttercream Abby Cadabby cupcakes and Elmo cupcakes along with a matching giant cupcake on top of the tower.

Abby Cadabby cupcake tower with Elmo 

And then the big daddy – Toy Story birthday party for triplets turning 2!

Toy Story mosaic
Toy Story photos taken by Sipper Photography

The client purchased cupcakes and macarons for her dessert table, decorated and the colors of Toy Story.

**DON’T FORGET!**

Sunday is the BIG day! We’ll be at The Great Park Farmers Market from 10a-2p. We’ll be selling Halloween decorated cupcakes and have some freebies for the little ones. Trick or treat! Hope to see you there!

Up to lately -Babies, Wii & Pie

So things slowed down a bit in April, which was fine. I honestly needed a little break. But they are picking up again and with great speed. So I am trying to prepare myself. May, June and July are going to be busy months!

Baby showers

Baby shower cupcakes

The client requested cupcakes with the baby’s name on them. I did impressions with stamps that have a typewriter font on them.

Elizabeth's Baby Shower

My dear friend Elizabeth is readying herself to have baby #2 so we celebrated with a small shower with a garden theme. I made Pink Lemonade cupcakes.

Elizabeth's Baby Shower

Birthdays
I had a last minute request for Mii and Wii cupcakes for a boy’s birthday. The parent’s emailed me the Mii’s they had made on their Wii and I printed them on edible paper.

Mii cupcakes

Wii cupcakes

That order also included Root Beer Float cupcakes.

Rootbeer cupcakes

And I’ve been doing some experimenting with offering Cup Pies. Still working out the kinks but so far they have turned out really well and been greeted with much joy.

Cup pies

I’ve been thinking about opening up a shop on Etsy to sell cup pies, cupcake trifles, and to thin out my growing collection of cupcake liners, sprinkles, and etc that I’ve picked up over the years and haven’t yet used. What do you think? Any experience with selling food on Etsy?

I am alive!

I’m sorry about the lack of posts. I’ll just say that I’ve been busy with my job, my fun job, life, etc. whew. i had a post about the Cupcake Challenge but I’m over it. I didn’t win. I am glad I did it but I won’t be doing it again. It was fun and I’ll post some pics later. Thanks to everyone who gave me their support -my husband, my sister, her boyfriend and especially Shari. I seriously can’t thank Shari enough. She was my biggest cheerleader and she totally came through. And you HAVE to click on over to her blog and read about her experience at the event. Let me just say – I’m so jealous!! Now every time I see HIM I just remember how she got to be INCHES away from HIM! AH!

Been working on so many projects and orders lately. It’s amazing to think that a year ago I was just thinking about moving my hobby into a business and here I am now, busy EVERY weekend with orders. It’s still fun! I don’t regret moving forward. Things are starting to get to a sticky point though where big decisions are going to need to be made. I’ll leave it at that.

So what HAVE I been doing instead of blogging??

50th Birthday Surprise Party cupcake tower

50th Birthday Surprise Party cupcake tower

50th Birthday Surprise Party tower. Don’t you LOVE that glittery 50? I had to hand cut those numbers because I didn’t have cookie cutters big enough.

Giraffe cake

Giraffe cake for a 10 yr olds birthday slumber party. She loves giraffes. Too cute to eat right?

Bat Mitzvah cupcakes

Bat Mitzvah cupcakes

This was really fun! A pink and orange cupcake tower for a Bat Mitzvah. Loved these colors! I think my favorites were the ones dipped in half bright pink and half bright orange sparkling sugar.

Baby Shower cupcake tower

Baby Shower cupcake tower

Baby shower tower. The mama to be found a tower she liked and asked for the same thing. I did make a couple modifications to the top tier cake. Loved this too. I love doing baby shower towers.

So those are some of my favs from the past couple weeks. I also did a dessert buffet for a website launch but I’ll show that off in another post.

Alice in Wonderland theme cupcakes

So turning a giant cupcakes into a Cheshire cat was harder than I thought it would be. In hindsight, I think I should have used a different tip, like a star, to hide any hiccups. But I was trying to go for the striped look. Or next time, after I pipe, I’ll smooth it out with an angled spatula. I don’t know.

Anyhow, it’s done and here you go:

Alice in Wonderland themed cupcakes

And the client wanted some mini cupcakes with red roses on them as well as some white roses with red on them, ala “painting the roses red” get it?? ah ha!

Alice in Wonderland themed cupcakes - Painting the Roses red

For these, I ordered gum paste red and white roses from Wholesale Sugar Flowers and some Wilton red decorating spray and went to town. It was really fun spraying those roses! Now I’m itching to get an airbrush set. HAHA.

The Cheshire Cat was my Queen of Hearts flavor, the rose cupcakes were vanilla with vanilla buttercream and the tea cakes (not pictured) were Campfire.