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Phoenix Magazine March 2010 Cover Simply Sweets featured in the March 2010 issue of Phoenix Magazine


summer camp at Glazin in the Sun

Our friends over at Glazin in the Sun are hosting a summer camp for kids aged 7-14. Looks like a great way to keep your kids busy this summer!

Glazin in the Sun Summer Camp

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Vibrant colors for a surprise 40th birthday party cake and cupcakes

40th birthday yellow orange and lime green 2 tier birthday cake

This cake and cupcakes were ordered for a large 40th birthday party celebration that was held at the Fox Sports Grill in Scottsdale. That place is huge and they have great private party rooms in the rear of the building. This cake was done in bright yellow, orange and lime green - its a 6 inch and 9 inch tow tier cake. The cupcakes were done with 40's on them to coordinate with the cake.

40th birthday cupcakes

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Black and white - Black Bow cupcakes

black ribbon bow cupcakes on cake stand

This is a new design I tried on on some cupcake that I took to my Ladies Who Launch meeting. Icing is American buttercream and the bow is fondant. These would be great for any black and white party or great for a wedding cupcake tower.

black ribbon bow cupcakes

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treats for a Baby Boy shower

Bear themed cupcakes and chocolate dipped oreos were ordered for a baby boy shower. The cupcakes are white sourcream, American buttercream icing with fondant bear cutouts on top. Half the oreos were milk chocolate with blue baby feet and half were white chocolate with brown bears. Usually the oreos are ordered as favors and wrapped in a bag with a custom tag - these were ordered unwrapped so that they would be enjoyed during the party.

baby boy shower teddy bear themed cupcakes closeup

baby boy shower teddy bear themed cupcakes

boy boy foot print chocolate dipped oreos

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Tuesday fun - Warholizer

Because of the holiday, we're doing a Tuesday fun. More playing with photos as this time I used Big Huge Lab's Warholizer on my Pink and Black Zebra Monogram cake. As always, if you try this fun little application, please leave a post to your blog entry.

Here's the original:

pink and black monogram zebra birthday cake

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Happy Memorial Day from Simply Sweets, Arizona

I hope you enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend! The weather here was perfect which was a surprise after a week where we first hit over 100 degrees and then the temperature dropped into the 50s. We enjoyed the great weather by going on a hike at Thunderbird Conservation Park. What did you do to celebrate the 3 day weekend?

red, white, blue star cake

This cake was actually created for a Labor Day party but would work perfectly for a Memorial Day or Fourth of July celebration

And here's a great cupcake creation that I found on Flickr:

IMG_0748, originally uploaded by flipflopflower333.

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purple guitar themed 10th birthday cupcakes

These cupcakes were ordered for a Hanna Montana fan celebrating her 10th birthday. The A cupcakes are a monogram for the birthday girl's first initial.

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purple preschool graduation cake

This cake was ordered to celebrate a preschooler's graduation. Purple and pink were selected because these are the graduates favorite colors. The graduation hat is made from white chocolate.

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pink lingerie bridal shower favors

These lingerie white chocolate suckers were ordered for a lingerie-themed bridal shower. The custom tag reads" life without pink lingerie is like a beach without water". The beach reference ties in the shower, to the wedding location in San Diego, CA.

pink lingerie bridal shower favors tag

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Daniela Jay Boutique Celebrates 2 Years! in Glendale, Arizona

Daniela Jay Boutique, a children's and women's clothing shop in Glendale, celebrated their 2 year anniversary along with their daughter's 4th birthday. We were very excited when they asked us to create a cake and favors for their celebration. The cake and cupcakes were done in light pink accented with vibrant pink, yellow, orange and green. They also ordered chocolate dipped pretzels with a tag that read "Thank you for celebrating with us, Daniela Jay".

Daniela Jay Boutique monogram cake with butterflies and flowers

bright colored butterfly cupcakes

The celebration was held at the boutique located in Arrowhead (67th Avenue and Happy Valley Road) and they had a magician for entertainment and lots of great food.

Daniela Jay Boutique cake and cupcakes

Daniela Jay Boutique pretzel favors

If you haven't visited this boutique yet, you must head on over - let them know that Simply Sweets sent you. The store is filled with adorable and chic items, perfect for gifts, a special occasion or just to spoil yourself and your children. Mariter, the owner, has created her own line of girl's dresses which are just gorgeous. I'm hoping she'll design a line for boys, too!

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Princess McKenna 2 tier Castle Cake

The castle cake is our most poular design and we've done it in both single and two tier versions. This is a 2 tier version that serves approximately 48.

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pink and brown 2 tier baby shower cake Baby Reese

This pink and brown baby shower cake is a repeat design and we've have received so much positive feedback about this design since we posted the original one on our blog. We've been getting calls from people across the US wanting to know if we ship cakes or if we can reccomend a local bakery who can reproduce a similar design.

This cake is a 2 tier (6 inch and 10 inch rounds) with the bottom layer of chocolate sourcream cake with white chocolate mousse and the top tier is white sourcream with chocolate mousse filling. Cake is iced in American buttercream with fondant accents.

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Tan and green jungle themed baby shower cake

This cake was ordered for a jungle-themed baby shower. Baby Gabriel's nursery is being decorated with the Zanzibar bedding and they wanted the cake to coordinate. This cake was inspired by a yellow and green jungle themed baby shower cake I did a few months ago.

Jungle themed baby shower cake

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Cow themed Second Birthday Cake

This cow cake was ordered for the second birthday celebration that was being held at Shamrock Farms for a little girl who likes cows. The birthday girl is the cousin of the girl that I made a Princess Castle cake for a few weeks ago.

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blue package birthday cake

blue package birthday cake, originally uploaded by simplysweets.

This cake was delivered to the Sheraton Wildhorse Pass in Chandler as a birthday surprise. Cake is chocolate sourcream with white chocolate mousse, American buttercream filling and fondant accents. Everything is edible on this cake including the bow and tag! This cake design has been used for birthdays, baby showers and baptisms.

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chocolate dipped pretzel gift

These pretzels were ordered from out of state to be delivered to a bar in Litchfield Park as a birthday gift. 10 pretzels were dipped in dark chocolate and 10 dipped in milk chocolate.

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Sassy Circles Mosaic

This week's Monday fun is creating a mosaic. I created one for the Simply Sweets Signature Sassy Circles Design. Try it out and post a link in our comments.

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Allie's First Birthday

This alligator-themed cake was ordered for a first birthday celebration. Our popular "1" smash cake was also ordered for the birthday girl.

Alligator 1st Birthday Pink and Green Cake

Pink 1 Smash Cake

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Chocolate covered oreo gifts

These 3 packs of chocolate covered oreos with a daisy design were ordered as teacher gifts. Each bag contains 1 each of white, milk and dark chocolate. This customer also ordered a 4 pack of white oreos as a treat for herself. They also ordered a bouquet of oreos which has been a very popular gift item.

3 pack chocolate dipped oreos with pink daisies

4 pack chocolate dipped oreos with pink daisies

pink chocolate dipped oreo flower pot more photos

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Brown and Blue Sassy Circles Baby shower cake

Another of our popular Sassy Circles design done for a Baby Shower. This one done in brown, blue and white. This 10 inch cake is white sourcream, strawberry mousse and iced with chocolate buttercream. Circles and booties are made of fondant.

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Welcome Baby Gus Sassy Circles

Our popular Sassy Circles design was ordered for a baby shower celebrating the soon to be arrival of Baby Gus. This 9 inch cake done in blues and green is chocolate sourcream with white chocolate mousse, American buttercream icing and fondant accents.

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BloomingWithFun Oreo Bouquets

These chocolate dipped oreos were added as favors for the Homemakers By Choice Year End Celebration. The tag reads "Wishing you a summer blooming with family and fun". The colors of the daisies were picked to coordinate with the color invitation for the event. 80 of there were ordered and they were placed in buckets to serve as decoration and then handed out as favors.

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Black and White Chocolate Bark gift boxes

black and white chocolate bark gift boxes

These boxes of Black and White Bark for ordered to give to teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week. Black and White Bark is dark chocolate with pieces of Oreos and drizzled with white chocolate.

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Castle Cake for Princess Grace

This Princess Castle cake and white chocolate dipped pretzel favors were delivered to Chuck E Cheese at Indian Bend in Scottsdale for a Monday evening birthday celebration for Grace's 3rd birthday.

Princess Grace pretzel favors white with pink

Princess Grace Castle Cake

My camera battery was dead so the castle photo was taken with my cell phone so that photo isn't very good.

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Happy Mother's Day




sweatpea flower


In honor of Mother's Day I thought I post some gumpaste flowers that I made a few years ago while taking a class at Notter School of Pastry Arts. Because I don't do traditional wedding cakes, I don't make these flowers for my cake orders but it is fun to learn and practice the techniques.

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Monogram zebra birthday cake

This cake was ordered for a family birthday celebration. This cake was inspired by the single tier zebra cake I did a few weeks ago. This sassy cake design really fits this customer who is the owner of WhateverZ.

Zebra print cake with pink roses

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pink and white polka dot cupcakes

These fun cupcakes were ordered as treats for Teacher Appreciation Week. I also took a box to my son's preschool front office and they were gone in minutes!

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Flower shaped decadent brownies

These flower-shaped decadent brownies make grat gifts - these were ordered as teacher gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week and as thank you gifts. Why are they called decadent brownies? 2 kinds of chocolate, a hint of coffee, and walnuts make these brownies very rich. A glass of milk is a must when enjoying these treats!

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Police themed chocolates

Police themed chocolates, originally uploaded by simplysweets.

A friend of mine ordered 2 sets of these police-themed chocolates. One set is for her cousin who recently graduated from the police academy and the second as a secret sis gift during "chocolate week" for a woman who once considered being a cop. The set included handcuffs, baton, radio and badge.

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