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DIY: Peekaboo Shamrock Pound Cake

Peekaboo Shamrock Pound Cake tutorial

I’ve pinned this Pumpkin Peekaboo cake from She Knows back in November and intended on making it for Thanksgiving and then for Christmas and yea, it never happened. I was trying to think of a neat treat for St. Patrick’s Day and the peekaboo cake sprang to mind. So here is my version of the cake all greened up for St. Pat’s Day.

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Disney themed weekend

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This weekend kinda had a Disney theme to it. We had a few orders starting off with PushCakes for a joint birthday party with a bow & bow tie theme.

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A Pirate and his Booty

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This past weekend we took a break from the Farmers Market so I could have some fun celebrating one of my favorite kids 5th birthday. And I had the privilege of making this little dude a pirate cake to go along with the pirate theme of his big day. I can’t believe I’ve known this kid for 5 yrs now…

This adorable baby….

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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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“Paint” Splatter Cake

paint splatter cake

I got this idea from the fab-o Kari from Retro Bakery. I think it came out pretty cute! It was really fun to make but VERY messy. But I’d do it again for sure.
"paint" splatter cake

And cakes too!

Don’t forget, we do cakes too! 6″ and 8″ cakes, circle or square, contemporary or rustic. Starting at $40.

Ganache and yellow flowers

Chocolate almond cheesecake layer cake covered in ganache and yellow flowers – 6″

Cupcake tower topper

Pure vanilla cake covered in fondant with edible pearls and gumpaste roses – 6″

Buzz Lightyear cake

To Infinity and Beyond!
Carrot cake with cream cheese buttercream decorated with shooting stars – 6″

30th birthday cake - Shooting stars

Happy Birthday Shooting Stars
Red velvet cake with cream cheese buttercream covered in fondant and decorated with shooting stars – 6″

Giraffe cake

Giraffe Cake
Spice cake with vanilla buttercream with fondant decorations – 6″

Beach themed cupcake tower

Pina Colada cake covered in coconut with edible sea shell decorations – 6″

50th Birthday Surprise Party cupcake tower

50th Birthday cake
Chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream decorated with gumpaste roses and sparkling 50 in fondant – 6″

Chocolate Peanut Butter cake

Chocolate cake with peanut butter cream cheese buttercream enrobed with peanut butter chocolate ganache – 8″

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Red velvet blueberry cheesecake layer cake covered in vanilla buttercream and cake crumbs
and a slice shot

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Cakes, cupcakes and new blog look

I’ve updated the look of my blog, as you can see if you are visiting my blog and not via a reader. The old template had been bugging me for a long time and then I noticed Blogger had new templates available. FINALLY.

So anyway, here are a few things I’ve been working on lately –

Beach themed cupcake tower

This cupcake tower was for a home wedding with a seaside theme. Everything was handmade including the chocolate seashells. The cake and cupcakes were Pina Colada and Pink Lady.

Graduation cupcakes

Graduation cupcakes

Graduation cupcakes

Graduation is around the corner and some orders have been coming in. These were for a graduation themed cupcake tower.

40th birthday Beer themed cupcakes

40th birthday Beer themed cupcakes

40th Birthday Beer themed cupcakes – these were all eggless and included a chocolate stout cupcake with bourbon buttercream and a vanilla cupcake with lemon buttercream. I worked with the client to come up with some flavors that would compliment beer.

Princess themed cupcakes

Princess themed cupcakes

Princess themed cupcakes – these were for a little girls 3rd birthday at Pump It Up in Irvine. Flavors with the crowns is Happy Birthday and wands is Little Girls.

And I’ve been getting more cake orders lately. Including these two:

This one was a challenge because I’d never done something like it before. I think it came out well.

30th birthday cake - Shooting stars

And this weekend I did a Buzz Lightyear themed cupcake tower including a matching cake

Buzz Lightyear cake

I’ve had some more orders but unfortunately forgot to take pictures.

This week I am working on a big graduation order for tomorrow morning, a graduation party and a Camp Pendleton Mud Run party for Saturday and a World Cup Soccer themed birthday cupcake tower for Sunday. Busy busy!

On a personal note, a lot has been going on including my husband losing his job a couple weeks ago. Ironic, eh? So I’ve been booking more orders than usual just to try and make up some difference in the loss of income. It is what it is you know? At least I can do something I love to do and not have to take a second job in retail or something like that. And thank god I am employed and busy at work. But I am starting to get a little wacky from lack of sleep. haha

Anyone watch Cupcake Wars last night? Obviously I did not make the cut and I’m fine with that. I was told that there was going to be a $10k prize but I don’t remember any mention of it last night. Maybe I missed it?

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Like, for sure!

Things are getting pretty busy, which is good! and bad too. Catching up on sleep has become a new priority. Plus I have been battling a cold for almost 2 weeks now. Yuck!

Anyway, wanted to post pics of a cake I just did for a birthday. A customer of Bliss loves my red velvet cupcakes so her husband came in and ordered her a red velvet cake for her birthday. I’ve been getting more and more requests for red velvet cakes. I think it’s because most grocery stores don’t do red velvet.

Queen of Hearts cake for birthday

Making cakes look professional is A LOT of work! Getting the icing smooth, piping decorations. Piping words!! OMG that is probably the most stressful part. I decorated with cake with fondant pink daisies and fondant purple butterflies. And I piped pink dots along the bottom border. It is a quarter sheet cake. I definitely prefer cupcakes.

For this weekend, I have a big order of mini cupcakes for a 80’s themed birthday party on Saturday in Santa Monica. I am going to decorate some of the cupcakes with custom work. The other cupcakes will be regularly decorated and decorated with some cool toppers I bought. Cabbage Patch Kids, My Little Pony, boom boxes, records, Pepsi cans, Care Bears, record players and more. I want to make the frostings and decorations very bright. I also found neon sign picks and I am going to write 80s words on them like – Totally, Rad, Gag Me With a Spoon… that’s all I can think of now. Do you have any suggestions for others?

Like, I’m totally spazzing!