Saturday, November 20, 2010

Buncha Birthdays!

It was a weekend filled with birthday cakes.  From the simple to the super heroes!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

A couple of birthdays...

Wow Wow Wubbzy

It's been so long since I've had a small child watching tv at my house, that I wasn't familiar with Wubbzy.  But I was sent an invitation to use as a pattern, and sweet little Max (and his mommy & daddy) was happy with his cake.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Flavors & Fillings

Cake flavors:
Red Velvet

Grandma’s Buttercream
Chocolate Buttercream
Peanut Butter Buttercream
Cookies & Cream Buttercream
Strawberry Buttercream
Raspberry Buttercream
Lemon Puree
Strawberry Puree
Raspberry Puree
Chocolate Ganache
White Chocolate Ganache
Cream Cheese
Cinnamon Cream Cheese

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Bailey's Barbie Cake

Sweet Bailey turns 8 years old today! When I dropped her cake off at her house, it was decked out in pink, pink and more pink. :)  Her mom gave me a tablecloth to use as reference for her cake & this is what I came up with.  Happy Birthday Bailey!

Friday, October 29, 2010

A busy day @ The Sweet Life

SO incredibly thankful for the blessings in this business.  Doing cakes for ladies such as Nancy, who has been known (so I'm told) to give and do for and serve others so freely in her life, makes me all the more blessed for being a part of her 60th surprise birthday celebration!  She is a Mary Kay consultant, so pink & black were the colors and "theme" of choice for her cake.  This cake was chocolate with raspberry filling for the bottom tier, and white with raspberry filling for the top tier. All iced in buttercream with fondant "MK products" on top.

Halloween cutesy fun was the "theme" of the cupcakes for today...can't wait to hear if they lasted until the party tomorrow evening or if they dug in as soon as I closed the door.   They were all chocolate with buttercream frosting.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pretty Pink & Purple

I prayed big dreams and long life for sweet baby Ashleigh Grace as I did her baby shower cake today. :)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Price list, payments, and additional information

Buttercream prices begin at $1.25 per serving
Fondant prices begin at $1.75 per serving
Prices may vary by size, complexity of design and number of flavors/fillings.
An additional $1.00-$2.00 per serving will be charged for carved, 3-D cakes

¼  sheet feeds 24                    ½ sheet feeds 48

Buttercream prices begin at $1.75 per serving
Fondant prices begin at $2.50 per serving.
An additional $1.00-$2.00 per serving will be charged for carved, 3-D cakes.

ROUND                                 SERVES
6"                                             12
8"                                             24
10"                                           38
12"                                           56
14"                                           78
16"                                           100

SQUARE                                SERVES
6”                                            18
8”                                            32
10”                                          50
12”                                          72
14”                                          98
16”                                          128

Sheet cakes do NOT include a filling.  Layered cakes include filling of your choice.
Prices may vary by size, complexity of design and number of flavors/fillings. 
See below for note about wedding cakes.
Tastings are available upon special request and are reserved for wedding cakes $100.00+ only.
Hand molded fondant figures start at an additional $3 per figure.
Final prices will be given at the time you order your cake.
All serving references are based on small servings, so if guests are big cake eaters or you'd like leftovers, I suggest getting something a little bigger than the amount of guests attending.

Individual Cupcakes: $1.50 each (with swirl of buttercream. No decoration)
*Minimum order of one dozen (12), and only sold by the dozen.
(Single flavor only per dozen)
Filled cupcakes available for $2 each
Decorated cupcakes available for $2 each
Fondant covered/decorated cupcakes available at an additional $.50 per cupcake.

Wedding cakes range in price from $2.25-$3.75 per serving.  So a basic wedding cake with just buttercream frosting (fillings of your choice) to serve 100 people would be $225.00. 
If you are interested in booking a wedding date, please contact me as soon as possible.  I do a limited number of cakes and dates fill up quickly.
Delivery is available only for wedding cakes, at an additional $1.00 per mile round trip, unless otherwise noted or discussed.

A 50% non-refundable deposit is due at the time of final booking for all wedding cakes and specialty cakes $100.00 or more with remaining balance due one week prior to event.
All other cake payments will be due at time of scheduled pick-up.

Cutesy Halloween Birthday

The little girl who this was for had drawn me a picture of what she wanted, but when they ordered it, she had forgotten to bring the picture with her.  So, her instructions were that the cake had to be purple, and have on it a black cat, pumpkins, tombstones and ghosts.  This was the design I came up with.

She and mom came to pick it up, and mom was very pleased.  Grace, not so much.  I'm sure it didn't look like her picture she'd drawn, and that's what she had in her mind that she wanted.

I think it turned out pretty cute, and I hope that Grace finally came around to liking her cake. :)  I LOVE the candor and honesty of kids. :)

Topsy Turvy learning experience

There is MUCH to learn about doing a topsy turvy cake.  No matter HOW LONG you've been a cake decorator.  It isn't only about the stacking and supporting, but a VERY important matter is also the type of cake you use.  This I learned after the top two tiers collapsed and I had to re-bake them using a different recipe. :)

Learn by doing.....

Learn by experience.....

I'm thankful for the lessons and the client was pleased. :)  (and my husband pointed out that I had very willing guinea pigs ready and waiting for the "practice" cakes)