Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Awesome Cake Pop Book Giveaway!

Not sure if you're aware of Bakerella or her fabulous Cake pops, but check out the link below for a chance to win her new book!

I'm entering, are you??

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Something Essential, something free, something easy to do!

So, I get asked a lot about baking and what's hard to do in the kitchen, what's easy and well...lots of other questions!

But, here's something basic, necessary and only a phone call away! Get your oven calibrated! Have you ever put cookies in the oven on 350 degrees, for the amount of time you're supposed to cook them AND they come out burnt :( Nothing smells sadder than burnt cookies! Often our ovens get hotter and hotter and we have to adjust the temperature as we cook! So frustrating!

Here's how to fix it, call the gas company (if you have a gas stove) and tell them you want to schedule an appointment to get your oven calibrated. They'll come out about a week after you call, and they'll be at your house for about 30-45 minutes.

The gas company isn't going to fix your oven's temperature, they just set your dial to read the new hotter temperature, does that make sense?? The only way to actually fix your oven's temperature is to call a service company to come and install a new thermometer in your oven...and that is expensive!

Calibrating your oven is an easy, quick fix that will help you bake at the right temperature. No more burnt cookies, uneven cakes, or other baking debacles! The guy who calibrated my oven let me know that my oven was cooking 40 degrees hotter than normal! Yikes!

I hope that helps you just a smidge in your kitchen!

Happy Baking!


P.S. YES! That's my oven! No double, triple professional oven for me! It's still on my wish list :)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


I made this cake to celebrate Karissa's very first birthday! I think the candyland theme is so cute and innocent!

All of the lollipops, gumdrops and candy were made from fondant! Everything is totally edible!

What's your party theme? I know I can create something awesome for your next party!



Monday, September 6, 2010

Back to School, Cookie Inspired Sampler!!

Hello Sugar Society!

All the kids are back and school so let's celebrate with some Cookie Inspired Cupcakes!

Pick Up - Saturday, September 11th from 10am-1pm. Flavors Included are....

1. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough - Vanilla buttercake mixed with chocolate chips and frosted with cookie dough icing! It's just as good as licking the bowl! (No raw eggs are in the frosting!)

2. Snickerdoodle - Vanilla nutmeg cupcake dipped in butter and rolled in cinnamon and sugar! Always a hit!

3. White Chocolate Macadamia Nut - White chocolate cake with chocolate frosting covered with freshly chopped Macadamia nuts! Sure to be your new favorite!

4. Oreo - My number one selling cupcake! Vanilla cake with with Oreo pieces and topped with buttercream frosting and more Oreo pieces!

5. Thin Mint - Chocolate cupcake with mint icing...sure to remind you of your favorite Girl Scout Cookie!!

Cost - $20

What do you get? - 1 dozen Cupcakes, 2-3 cupcakes in each flavor

Substitutions? Sorry, no substitutions on my samplers...not keen on the flavors? Then email me with your favorite flavor and I'll try to add it next time!

Where do I pick up? - My place! I'll email you my address once you confirm your order :)

If you're interested RSVP by Wednesday, September 8th! RSVP by email only to and let me know what time you'll be stopping by, and a contact number!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Circus Cupcakes!

I made these Circus Cupcakes to celebrate a little gal turning 3! The clowns were handmade out of fondant and the hair was made of buttercream icing! I put some balloons on the rest of the cupcakes to add to the circus flair!

Just think what we can create for your next party!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

The New Belle of the Ball!

Our Summer Sampler was a HUGE hit! I had my biggest selling sampler yet! We sold 68 samplers and include two new flavors, Banana Split and Salted Caramel. I had so many gals email me to tell me that Salted Caramel was their new favorite flavor of all time! And I have to agree with them!

Salted Caramel is vanilla buttercake with a whipped caramel frosting with a twist of salt on top. Who doesn't love the taste of salt and sweet!

If you missed out, don't fret! Salted Caramel will be in our Halloween, Candy inspired Sampler!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

1st Birthday Strawberry Party!

I just loved this theme so much! Such a sweet party idea! So I was thrilled to make handmade fondant strawberries, polka dots and little #1 buttons with delicate white flowers on them!

Email me with your party theme and we'll come up with something amazing!


Friday, August 6, 2010

Winnie The Pooh!

This Winnie the Pooh cake and cupcakes was for a good friend's baby shower! She's welcoming their first baby girl into the family next month! Little Ella's room is decorated entirely with Classic Pooh so we made this cake to match!!

I look forward to creating something fantastic for your next party!


Sunday, July 25, 2010

There's a Shark in our Midst!

We made these cupcakes for a little guys first birthday! The Mother of the birthday boy had her eye on this design so we recreated it for her!

Happy First Birthday Finn!



Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Hostess!

New flavor alert! This was of course inspired by the famous Hostess cupcakes! Rich chocolate cake filled with buttercream frosting, dipped in chocolate ganache and frosted with a swirl of buttercream frosting!

Order a dozen for your next party and you'll be even more popular!



Thursday, June 24, 2010

Something to impress your friends with!

I LOVE this dessert because it tastes delicious and everyone thinks it takes forever to make! But really anybody can make it! I saw it on a Betty Crocker cover at the grocery store while checking out and memorized it! And now it's yours to make and impress your friends with!


1 pint raspberry sorbet (softened)
1 pint mango sorbet (softened)
1 vanilla cake (use any recipe you love, even a cake mix will work)
1 Pint heavy whipping cream (plus 1/4 cup powdered sugar)
1 Lime
Raspberries and Mint for decoration


Mix up your favorite recipe for vanilla cake and bake it in a rectangle 1/4 sheet pan. Let it cool. Take it out of the pan and level the cake (just run a long bread knife over the top of the cake so that the cake it even all over). When the cake is level cut the cake in thirds (You're going to set each layer on top of each other, so make sure the pieces are close to the same size).

Whip up the whipping cream in a stand mixer (or a hand mixer) with the 1/4 cup powdered sugar and the juice from one lime. Whip the cream until stiff peaks appear, be careful not to over whip it!!

Put the first cake third on a cute platter and put almost the whole pint of raspberry sorbet on the cake and make sure the sorbet is even all over the cake, don't worry if the sorbet is melting down the sides, the whipping cream will cover up all mistakes! Put the next piece of cake on and put the mango sorbet on. Then put the top piece of cake on!

You're almost done! Just get a knife or small spatula and frost the cake with the whipped cream! Don't worry about imperfections or trying to ice it smooth, just get it on there and you'll be all set!

Garnish with raspberries and mint if you like and put it in the freezer when you're done! Once the cake is frozen for about 2 hours go ahead and take it out and cover with saran wrap. If you put the saran wrap on too soon it will stick to the cake and take the whip cream off when you go to serve it!

Oh and a tip of softening the sorbet - leave it on the counter for a half an hour and before you're ready to use it, pour it in a bowl and give it a good mix and then it's ready to put on your cake!

Happy baking!!


Saturday, June 19, 2010

Jillian and Eli's Wedding!

What a fun DIY wedding table! The bride made each of the cupcake stands and the bobble heads too! She even put the cupcake flavors in small frames next to each flavor!

We just did simple looking cupcakes, hearts in the red velvet cupcakes, chocolate sprinkles rimmed the mint chocolate cupcakes, Oreo crumbles and little red flowers also graced some of the cupcakes!

Congrats on your wedding you two!



Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Busy Weekend!

Cupcakes for a bridal shower! The wedding colors were plum, seafoam, and light gold. So we combined all the gorgeous colors and came up with these!

This mom was throwing a garden party for her twin girls! She liked the cupcakes I made for my daughter's first birthday, so we kept the flowers and switched bees for lady bugs!

Simple mod baby shower cupcakes!

These cupcakes were made for a little girl that adores the Pinkalicious books! We took the cupcake from the cover of the book and made it! Along with some edible glitter and polka dots! Miss Jordan was super excited!

Thank you for letting me bake for all of your birthday parties, baby showers and wedding parties! What a fun filled weekend!

Love and Cupcakes,


Monday, May 17, 2010

Unused Strawberries!

So, my husband manages a Grocery Chain and comes home with BIG containers of strawberries and as much as I love them, we can never finish them before they start to go bad! Which seems to be very quickly! But I found a solution...freeze them! Right before the strawberries start to go bad, put them in the freezer to use in recipes or to make smoothies at home!

I hope this tip helps you through strawberry season! Oh and it works for all other fruit too! Especially banana's because we all know that you buy them green and by the time you get home they're yellow or brown! What happens in route to home!!

Have a great Monday!

Love and Cupcakes,


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Cake balls!!!

Cake balls are my newest creation and you are going to LOVE them! I first made them for my daughter's first birthday and they were a huge hit! I didn't make nearly enough and people went koo-koo for them!!

Here's the flavors I've come up with so far!

Coconut - Coconut cake mixed with coconut frosting dipped, in white chocolate and rolled in toasted coconut.

Key Lime - Key Lime cake mixed with Key Lime frosting dipped, in white chocolate and rolled in graham cracker crust.

Chocolate Coconut - Chocolate cake mixed with Coconut Frosting, dipped in dark chocolate and rolled in toasted coconut.

Smore - Chocolate cake mixed with Marshmallow frosting, dipped in dark chocolate and rolled in graham cracker crumbs.

Triple Chocolate - Chocolate cake mixed with chocolate frosting, dipped in dark chocolate and rolled in chocolate sprinkles! Yum!!

Birthday Cake - White Cake mixed with Buttercream frosting, dipped in white chocolate and rolled in rainbow sprinkles.

Oreo - Oreo cake mixed with buttercream frosting, dipped in dark chocolate and rolled in Oreo Crumbles.

These are the flavors that I've come up with so far. But I can mix and match any of my flavors to make an awesome cake ball for your party!

Each cake ball is $2 and comes individually wrapped in a cellophane bag and tied with a ribbon. Minimum order is 2 dozen.

I hope you love my new creations as much as I do!!

Love and Cupcakes,


Friday, May 7, 2010

New Cupcake Flavor - Chocolate, Chocolate Peanut Butter!

Hey Cupcake lovers! I created a new cupcake flavor this weekend and it's my new favorite flavor of all time!

Chocolate cake with peanut butter mixed into the batter, a peanut butter cup baked insides and hand frosted with creamy chocolate, peanut butter frosting!

Be sure to have a BIG glass of milk standing by!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Teacher Appreciation Week!!

I made these for Teacher Appreciation week! A sweet little girl wanted something awesome to bring her teacher and this is what we came up with!!

Thank you to all the wonderful teachers out there!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Wedding Cupcakes!

My favorite thing to work on is weddings! The bride and groom are always so excited and this was no exception! The bride was planning her SoCal wedding all the way from Boston!

This is what we came up with!!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Laker's Baby!

Little Kevin was turning 10 and all he wanted was a Laker Jersey we made it happen!

Happy 10th Birthday Kevin!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Cupcake Cake!

Zoe is turning one and her mom wanted her to have the best smash cake ever!! So we made her a big giant cupcake! It's about 5 inches wide and 6-7 inches tall!

Order one for your favorite cupcake lover!!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Charlotte Rose is One!!

My daughter turned one this weekend {sob}!! And since she's such a sweet little lady, we had a ladybug party! It was a great party, and I was so excited with how the cupcakes turned out!

Happy Birthday Charlotte Rose! You are the sweetest, most loving gal of all time and I'm so happy to be your mommy :)

P.S. I didn't make the cake topper, but if you love it and want to order one then visit this site:

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Dinosaur Cupcakes!!

We made these dinosaur cucpakes an a dinosaur cake (I forgot to take pictures!! Gasp!) for a little guy turning 5! His mom called me later to tell me it was his favorite cake of all time, that just warms my heart!

We did volcanos, mini dinosaurs and hawaiian flowers! Happy Birthday Payne!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Toy Story Cupcakes!

We made these Toy Story Cupcakes for a little boy turning 3! The mom really loved the color of Andy's room in the movie so we included the bright blue and clouds on some of the cupcakes! A cow print cowboy badge and some Buzz Light year wings rounded out the cupcakes!

Happy Birthday Jude!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Cupcake Themed Cupcakes!!

We made these cupcakes for a first birthday. Something simple and sweet for an adorable little girl!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Black and White!

All the gal throwing the party and white and a smidge of red! It's a surprise party and all the guests were going to wear black and white and the guest of honor was going to be wearing a red dress! What a cute idea, I just loved it!!

I'm always to happy to design what I want, so I went crazy with polka dots, my new stamped letters and red flowers!!

Happy 50th Teri!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Boy Baby Shower Cupcakes!

We made these Baby Shower cupcakes for a little baby boy to be! We made plaid to match his new bedding and cars and planes to match his invitations!

Welcome to the world baby A!!

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