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Friday, May 27, 2011

Bling Bling Weekend!

A few weeks ago we had a blast putting together some cakes with lots of 'bling.' Some weekends it seems we have all baby shower cakes, or all birthday cakes, or all wedding cakes, but our 'bling' weekend was all about sparkle!

The following cake was made for a client's milestone birthday party and is the epitome of bling - it sparkled like diamonds under the lights at her venue. Her flavors were a combination of orange cake with pineapple cream cheese filling and strawberry cake with strawberry mousse.

The following cake was also made for a birthday party - love those big Sweet 16 parties!  Everything you see, the shoe, make-up, jewelry, etc... is edible. We started making the design elements for this cake a few weeks in advance so everything had time to dry properly. Of course, the cake can only be made and assembled right before the delivery so its always a rush putting everything together nice and sturdy!

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Monday, May 23, 2011

A Magical Baby Shower Dessert Table

Along with the customary fare of cakes and cupcakes usually served at parties and most special occasions, dessert tables have moved front and center and taken their rightful place alongside their traditional counterparts. We simply love creating the smaller confections and think the dessert table is a welcome addition to any celebration. We were fortunate enough to have connected with two great companies: Without a Hitch Wedding and Event Planning and The Flair Factor Divine Candy and Dessert Design.  

We made some French macarons, cake pops, decorated cookies, truffles, and meringues using the color guide provided to us by the event planners and put these goodies in boxes for the planners.

When the photos of the dessert table were emailed to me I was thrilled with the display. Without a Hitch and The Flair Factor put their magic to work to create this dessert table. Check out the photos below and I think you'll be amazed also!

The full spread above, everything looks so perfectly coordinated and love the gravity-defying popcorn cups and the baby carriage!

Cake truffles above are red velvet and key lime drizzled in white chocolate.

Love the display case The Flair Factor used for the strawberry cake pops!

What a fun idea! Sippy cups filled with goodies!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Baby Shower Cake Pops

Baby showers are one of the best events we like designing dessert bars for! The cake pops above are just one of the several items we created for a recent baby shower. We used a tiny First Impressions mold to create the fondant designs on the pops and applied the designs with chocolate.

Cake pops and cake balls seem to be all the rage now (are these the 'new cupcake?'). If you haven't read much about cake balls, please see an article from the Bergen Record we contributed some information to: Cake Balls Growing in Popularity