Monday, March 29, 2010

Jungle Fun!!!!

Hi hi.... hope y'all enjoyed our ultimate golf cake video. Fun fun fun and more fun:) Here are some of our most recent highlights.
Inspired by our #1 shaped cake and a super mcqueen cake, we combined 2 designs and made this unforgettable dream mcqueen first birthday cake.

For a double whammy brother and sister birthday celebration we made a super cute jungle themed topsy turvy cake.
Isn't she just so UH-dorable:) Look closer and you can see her 2 front teeth

We added some twirling friendly jungle vines

Jungle surprise animals and can't forget big bro

And lil sis, had to show her again just in case you didn't get to see her sweet two front teeth.
Oh and don't you just love their floating balloons:)

Tah Daaaaah!!!!! Jungle Fun!!!!!!


Friday, March 19, 2010

Ultimate Golf Cake

We made an ultimate golf cake for a super dad. We got a special request from his family members that they wanted a cake to be really festive, bright and filled with cake fire works. Yes, fireworks....hmmmm the request got me really excited and I started to sketch the ultimate dream Birthday cake. When I first sketched the cake, it had all the elements that his family wanted. Fireworks, LED lights and then I thought to myself, lets bring it to another level and make the top tier turn. When I told them about it, they loved the idea of the top tier revolving. That got me even more excited:) You see, I have a special file in my brain of all these xtravagant cake ideas hoping that one day someone would want to do it for their celebration.
Finally, I get to see this cake idea come to life:)
The cake took a lot of planning and structure building. Thanks to our cake mechanic Felix, we were able to assemble and make our super dooper golf cake. Also, this cake would not have been possible with out the help of all of our cake assistants. The grass on the field, trees, fondant coloring, baking, moving. It was one big collaboration and we all had a lot of fun doing it. As you can see, we left quite a bit of open space on the golf field. That's because I covered the entire field with flameless cake fireworks. Seriously, its the most amazing giant cake sparkler ever. Here's a photo of the cake as I was putting the fireworks on the cake on location.
On top of the extravagant firework show, we blinged the cake base with LED blinking lights. It was really UH-mazing and I was the happiest girl when we plugged it in and everything worked as planned. I had never been so nervous, there was that chance that for some strange reason the wires wouldn't cooporate. When I saw those lights go on and the golf ball turn, I Screamed and jumped up and down and up and down and up and down and then realized...uh now we gotta get it to location and have it do the exact same thing....eeeeeeek talk about nervs.
Ok enough of me going on an on about this cake. Here's the video.
And yes, it arrived safe and sound:)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Spring is in the Air!!!!

Yippeee Spring is in the air and we're luvin it.
Pastel color palette back in season. Its all about pretty green grass, dancing butterflies and blooming flowers. It may still feel like winter blizzard where you are but just the thought of spring makes me wanna dance just like these fluttering butterflies dancing over our 3 tier wedding cake sprinkled with white flowers.
This pretty lil ballerina is sitting pretty on her birthday cake too:)
Nothing screams Spring more than our spring time cookies
Jumpin bunnies and Tulips

Dancing daisies and butterflies

Cheery Bunnies & Easter Eggs!
We Luuuuuuuuuuuuuv Spring!!!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

DIY Easter Cupcake Tower!!!!

A few weeks ago our Easter goodies arrived. When I saw the Easter collection, I couldn't wait to get my hands on our Easter cupcake tower and toppers.
And as soon as I got them, I sat in my office like a lil girl opening Christmas presents and tore the packages apart and started to assemble the tower.

Are you one of those people that NEVER EVER read instructions:) even if its only a few sentences long. I look at is as my own journey in discovering treasures as I'm putting things together:)
This Easter tower is a REAL NO BRAINER to put together and the cupcakes are a real cinch.
You will get ton's of Ooohs and Ahhhhs at your Easter functions.

Here's a photo of the tower after I rampaged through the plastic wrapping.

1: You're gonna take the 2 pieces with the bunny image and slide them into each others grooves.

For some reason I couldn't wait to get my hands onto the next step....
You take the larger circle and slide it through the bunny top all the way down to the bottom.

3: Now this is the part where reading the instructions would have helped an eeensy weensy bit:)
There are these lil "L" hooks at the bottom of the plate right at the bunny feet base. You bend them to ensure extra security when you put your Easter Eggs/ Mini Cupcakes on the cupcake tower. GENIUS!!! I know.

You do the same for the second top tier with the smaller circle.

Now we're ready to get started with our mini cupcakes.
But before we jump into that I wanted to mention this Easter Stand can fit 18 eggs or 21 mini cupcakes.
The packages says 16 mini cupcakes, but we actually managed to fit 21 mini cupcakes.

For eggs you can punch out the lil holes and put the eggs inside.
GENIUS!!!! I know, We LUV options:)
I also saw these lil plastic cupcake picks and thought they were so cute I would give them a try this year. I LUUUUUUV them. They are so UH-dorable and easy to use.
Annnnnnd you know what is even better, you can use them for sandwiches and brownies and rice krispies....WE LUV options:)

I baked 2 dozen mini cupcakes.
I prepped 2 bags:
1 with tip #12 as shown--Pastel yellow Buttercream
1 with tip #233 grass lime green buttercream.

Tip #12 bag I Piped 1 big letter "O" on the outter rim

Then finished oof with a lil letter "O" in the middle

Then I topped them off with our Pastel Confetti sprinkles.

And our sweel lil easter chick pick!!!

Next the grass tip. We get tons of requests at our store on how we do our grass.
Its all about tip #233. This tip is not only good for grass but for hair as well.
Squeeze out the grass until your desired length and then stop pressure.
Easy Peezy!

Tah Dah!

Add our sweet bunny pick


Luv putting these lil cuties together on the stand.

I know the meaning of Easter is way more than cupcakes and eggs.

Any reason to make this UH-dorable cupcake tower makes it so much more memorable:)
Enjoy making these goodies.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Cake + Cupcake= Fantastic!!!

Remember way back when, when the word "WORD" was THE word to say!
I luv the expression WORD. One word captures so much Spirit,excitement, and expression rolled up into one.....WORD:)
Word to Yo Mama!
You like my song? Word!!
You like my dress? Word!!!
You like my sparklycupcakes??? WORD!!!

Close up on our cute lil butterfly & Daisies...... WORD!!!!

Wait it gets better, add a pretty in pink cake +

baby sparkly lady bugs +

+ sparkling cupcakes

Got something for you sporty camera fans.
Soccer ball cupcakes +
Flashy Canon camera cupcakes

+ Cake =