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Cupcakes and Butterflies

The good news is that Wedding Season is in full swing and we have been working on some wonderful cakes! The bad news is due to our orders I haven’t been able to blog in a while. I’ll try to amp it up!

A few weeks ago we were involved in a fabulous Bat Mitzvah party. The event was an outdoor luncheon and the theme was bright colors and butterflies.

Looking at the photos it is hard to believe that the client did not use a party planner! They did all the designing themselves. Even creating the adorable cupcake stands to match their theme.

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to take any pictures at the event. But my client was incredibly generous in sharing their personal pictures for the blog.

Every table had alternating bright colors to keep the yard looking fresh

The tents had these cute butterflies attached to the posts

Every cupcake stand had a different color scheme. We made regular and mini cupcakes in a variety of bright colors to match the event colors. We also used a bright, multicolored cupcake liner so that the entire display really “popped”.

On each cupcake stand there was a special cupcake with a fondant medallion that had the Bat Mitzvah girl’s initial piped on it.

The floral arrangements were stunning and really helped tie in the overall theme.

As the centerpiece for the Buffet table there was a personalized “tree” that had family photos dangling from its branches. Such a great idea to make the buffet extra personal!

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Sneaker Cake

I love that every week we have the opportunity to create new and wonderful cakes! This past week we created an Ed Hardy sneaker inspired cake for a birthday party.

This cake was huge! My guess is it weighed about 50 pounds. It measured almost 2 feet by 1 foot and at the tallest point it was 2 feet high! That’s a big shoe!

The birthday boy is a major chocoholic, so we made a dark chocolate cake covered with chocolate fondant.

Here is an image of the shoe that inspired the cake design

We simplified the design so that it was less of a branded look. Here are some pictures of the cake itself:

Eventful Events

This past weekend we participated in the LA Cupcake Challenge. It was a great event! Tons of awesome people (over 600 to be exact!), great music and tons of delicious cupcakes of course! While the results have yet to be posted, I wanted to share some shots from the event.We made Apple Spice Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Buttercream

Each cupcake was topped with a handmade chocolate leaf

Another fun event we were involved in recently was a cake demo for a Mother/Daughter event at a local elementary school. It was a two-part demo. In the first segment I showed everyone how to make fancy looking cakes at home that don’t require special tools or techniques. I then showed what goes into making an Urban Sweets cake. It was fun to see the moms just as excited as the girls!

NY Cake Convention – Part I

A few weeks back I attended the New York Cake Convention – a week of everything cake, all the time. To me, it was a little slice of heaven! (no pun intended)

I have so many pictures from the event that I’m going to split this up into two posts.

There was a cake competition in which cake artists from all over the U.S. brought in their cakes to compete. Below are some shots of the designs I liked the most.

Such talent!

Just check out the details on the side of the elephant – amazing

This was hands down my favorite cake. It is a Marie Antoinette design.

The cake base is covered in sugar with snowflake imprints in the sugar. So cute!

Make Me A Cake

Many people wonder what the process of creating a custom cake entails. Well here is the answer:

1) A client calls and we make sure the date they are requesting a cake for is still open for new orders. We briefly discuss what they are looking for and then set a date to meet and do a cake tasting.

2) At the meeting the client tastes cake combinations (that they previously selected over the phone) and we discuss the cake design in greater detail. Many times they will bring color swatches, the invitation, or any other element that we can use to incorporate into the cake design.

3) We prepare a sketch detailing the design we have discussed with the client.

Here is a sketch we did for a 1st Birthday cake. The notes on the side reference the colors, cake and designs that will be used to create the cake.

4) Once the sketch is approved we set to work making the cake!

5) Viola! The cake is completed and delivered to the event.

The baby blocks have the Birthday girl’s initials on them

The cake is finished with an edible gumpaste ribbon and bow

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