Monday, December 21, 2009

Lots and Lots of Holiday Treats!!!

We had a great Christmas and New Years! The kids were home for a couple of weeks and I was busy baking away, trying out some new cookie cutters and using the edible frosting sheets. There were so many here are a few of my favorites!

Monday, November 23, 2009


I know its been so long since I've posted.....if you are on facebook, please take the time to check us out on there and become a fan, it's the quickest and easiest way to see most of our updates and pictures!

I am still taking last minute pie orders for Thanksgiving!!! All homemade, organic pies!

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Monday, October 19, 2009

So Many Cakes

I am so far behind in updating our blog, but we have been working on the website and trying to get it up and running. For someone who is not computer savvy, it's taking me awhile! Fortunately we have friends that know what they are doing!

So here are some cakes we have done the last few weeks.

This first one was so special and one of the best deliveries I've had! I have been wanting to take our business into the community and somehow use our passion and love for cakes/desserts to give back. An opportunity of sorts fell into my lap a few weeks ago, where we provided a pretty cool cake for a special little boy and his family. We also brought cupcakes and sugar cookies for the kids at the After School center he belongs to. He was so excited to have his own cake and even more excited that it was ALL Chocolate cake with Chocolate Fudge Buttercream!

Here's the cake:

Another really fun cake we had was a Carnival Cruise Cake. This was a cake for a gal turning 50 and her family was surprising her with a Cruise next month. It was fun to have the cake be a part of the big reveal and from what the clients said, she was so excited about the cruise and the cake!!

The cake was Chocolate with Kahlua Espresso Cream Cheese

Finally, this one is of a wedding cake we did a couple of weeks ago. The bride sent me a picture of a cake she had found, so we change some things up a bit.

The bottom tier: Buttermilk Cake with Buttercream
Middle Tier: Chocolate Cake with Bittersweet Ganache, Oreos, White Chocolate Mousse filling
Top Tier: Buttermilk Cake with Almond Buttercream and Salted Caramel

Saturday, October 17, 2009


Check out our new website.....we are slowly working on it, but it's up and please check it out!!

We are so excited and we are working hard at moving our business forward and can't wait to see what the future holds

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Ruffles, Ruffles, Ruffles

I wanted to try out a new technique and got the perfect opportunity on this birthday cake. They wanted something fuchsia and girly. So I colored some fondant a beautiful fuchsia color and created these layered ruffles out of gumpaste and kept the cake clean and simple. I'm really happy with the way the ruffles came out and will definitely use them in future cakes.

Hope you like it!

Robot Cake

Unfortunately for this cake we didn't get too many good pictures...but this little guy turned out so cute, that I wanted to share at least this one picture.

He is completely edible and is made up of Buttermilk cake with White Chocolate Mousse filling and fresh strawberries.

Topsy Turvy Cake

This past weekend we created a Topsy Turvy cake. They are a lot of work to create, but so worth it in the end and look so much fun! This one was created for a little girl who turned 3 and was having a Mad Hatter Tea Party. We created the cake to be bright, fun, and whimsical. I was really happy with the way the design and colors all came out.

The cake was 3 tiers, each tier a different flavor.

1st tier: Buttermilk cake with Buttercream
2nd tier: Red Velvet with Cream Cheese frosting
3rd tier: Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese frosting

Some Extra Desserts

As much as I enjoy creating fun and special cakes, I still get so much enjoyment out of baking simple, delicious, comforting sweets. Here are some pictures of some simple treats I made this last week.

Fudge Brownies...All you need is a nice tall glass of milk or a hot cup of coffee!

Rustic Cake for a friend.....Buttermilk cake with Lemon Curd filling and frosted with Coconut Cream Cheese frosting.

Also, I have been trying out some new recipes for our Mini Dessert Menu...basically taking some of my favorite desserts and seeing how they work out when creating them bite-size. One of my favorite pies is a Rich Chocolate Mousse pie with Chocolate Crumble crust and topped with Kahlua Espresso Whipped Cream.

R2D2 Cake

One of our first cakes we made was for our son's birthday and he requested an R2D2 cake. We had a great time creating it and we had the honor of creating one again for a birthday boy who LOVES Star Wars. This one turned out great and we were able to get so much more detail on it and it looked amazing. It was a lot of fun delivering this cake and seeing his eyes light up!

The cake was Buttermilk with Pastry Cream and fresh strawberries. The arms were made up of rice krispy treats.

Von Dutch Tattoo and 1949 Mercury Cake

This cake was created for a client whos brother has a Von Dutch style tattoo and loves old cars. We incorporated both of these things into his birthday cake. The tattoo and car were each hand painted onto gumpaste and they turned out amazing!

The cake was Chocolate with Peanut Butter Mousse filling.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Wedding Cupcakes, Mini Desserts, Groom's Cake

We had the honor of providing desserts for an amazing couple this past weekend. I absolutely adore them and the bride was incredible to work with!

The wedding was held at Seascape in Aptos, so the delivery was pretty intense, but everything made it there in one piece, except our cupcake stand topper...but we had an extra cake stand, so it all worked out ok!

We created an assortment of cupcakes, a small topper cake, a grooms cake, and several dozen mini desserts. I loved the finished look, it all came together beautifully.

The cupcakes were an assortment of:

Buttermilk with Raspberry Buttercream
Chocolate with Raspberry Buttercream
Buttermilk with Pastry Cream filling and Coconut Cream Cheese frosting
Chocolate with Kahlua Cream Cheese frosting

The Mini Desserts were:

Lemon Drops with Lemon Whipped Cream
Red Velvet Cake Pops

The Topper cake had handmade sugar roses on the top and side and we created a Chicago Cubs hat, since the groom is a huge fan. They had a game that night and good vibes for the married couple!