As seen in Phoenix Magazine

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



We recently received our new license plate and wanted to share it with those of you who haven't spotted us yet driving around town. Cakery - I think it describes our business well, at least when you are limited to 8 letters and numbers.

Simply Sweets delivers

Our car decal was done by Quote the Walls, a local web-based business. If you own your business, you should order a car decal - its great advertising if you do as much driving as I do.

Remember, Simply Sweets delivers to all parts of the Valley - delivery starts at $10 and price is based on the delivery address. Especially popular is our surprise birthday and thank-you deliveries to offices with a gift box of cupcakes or a gift basket of chocolates - please place your orders ahead of time.

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Happy 4th Birthday Brooke {Princess Tiara Birthday Cake}

Pink Princess Birthday Cake with Tiara Crown

We created this very girly princess tiara cake for Brooke's 4th birthday Princess Tea Party - cake iced with light pink buttercream frosting, bright pink diamond design with pearls, pink princess tiara with her name done in a very girly curlz font and the finishing touch with the ckae board wrapped in a hot pink feather boa! We've been creating Brooke and her brother's birthday cakes for a few years now and its always exciting to hear about their next birthday party - their mom plans the best themed parties! You can see more details on the party on their family blog.

Pink Princess Cake with Tiara Crown 4th birthday

Pink Princess Cake with Tiara Crown closeup

This cake was inspired by some past tiara cakes:

1st Birthday Princess Tiara on a pillow cake

Pink tiara birthday cake with diamond pattern

Brooke's 3rd Birthday Cake - Little Mermaid themed Swim Party

Mermaid ocean scene birthday cake

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Calfiornia Cake Camp 2009 - Las Vegas, NV

We had a great weekend in Las Vegas for Cake Camp. What is Cake Camp? Its hosted by the California Cake Club and its 3 days of classes taught by instructors who travel from all over for this great event. There's also a vendor area so its always a great way to stock up on some of the latest new cake gadgets. Its inspriing to spend 3 days with other bakery owners, cake decorators and hobbyists. Even though its hosted by the California Cake Club, the last 3 camps have been held in Las Vegas, NV at the Riviera Hotel and Casino. This was my 4th year attending camp.

California Cake Camp 2009 - La Vegas, NV

I took many great classes from some great instructors many of whom you may recognize from cake challenges on Food Network and TLC including Colette Peters, Marina Sousa, Norman Davis, Zane Berg, Becky Rink and Susan Carberry.

Vegas is such a unique town - I ventured out of the casino during a break to get a soda - where do you think I am???

What Restaurant in Vegas is this?

Its McDonalds - only in Vegas. It was huge, very different from your typical shop, and they had free wi-fi.


I took a little side trip off the strip to visit a local Las Vegas manufacturer of amazing sugar craft supplies - Chef Rubber. They create molds, supplies, and ingredients to many of the top sugar and chocolate artists. Their shop is amazing - shelves and shelves of amazing colors, dusts, pearls, molds, cutters and so much more. I brought back some dragees, pearl and disco dusts and a variety of airbrush colors - can't wait to get in the shop to play with these!




The drive back to Phoenix always takes longer because of the traffic jam through Hoover Dam on a weekend. It looks like they're building a bridge to go over the dam to help with traffic - hopefully this will be completed before my next drive to Las Vegas in 2011!

Hoover Dam Traffic

We're back in Phoenix and very busy with baby showers and other celebrations. We're also getting ready for a great October with Halloween treats and some special pink ribbon treats to raise money for Komen for the Cure.

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We're off to Las Vegas for Cake Camp!!!!

Simply Sweets is currently closed this week so that we can attend Cake Camp in Las Vegas, NV. This great event put on by the California Cake Club is 3 days of classes taught by top instructors from around the world. This is my 4th Cake Camp that I've attended and I always come home with some great techinques and some of the latest cake toys.

We will reopen Tuesday, September 22. If you would like to place orders for upcomings weekends, please send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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Blue and Ivory Baptism Cake

Baby Lucas Blue and Cream Baptism Cake Cross front view

This cake was created for Lucas' baptism celebration. The cake is covered in a diamond pattern with small pearls, fondant cross on top, ribbon roses and pearls dotting the cake board.

Baby Lucas Blue and Cream Baptism Cake Cream Ribbon Roses

Baby Lucas Blue and Cream Baptism Cake Cross

The cake design elements were inspired by 2 completey different cakes - 4th birthday princess and a 75th birthday cake:

Pink Princess Birthday Cake with Tiara Crown

75th birthday cake with red hat rear view

We also created Lucas' welcome baby cake earlier this year:

Jungle themed new baby cake

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Happy 3rd Birthday Erica!

This was a special cake because one of the first cakes we did when we first opened was Erica's first birthday cake and we've done all of her birthday cake since! Its exciting to watch the kids grow up and see how their interests change. First year was a princess castle cake, second birthday was a Dora themed celebration and this year Fancy Nancy. They requested an extra girly cake in lime green and several shade of pink. The boa is a great extra touch. This cake was even brighter in person. They ordered cupcakes for the birthday outing to Scottsdale Fashion Square and a cake for the family party later that evening.

sparkly pink and green butterfly cupcakes

2nd Birthday:

Dora themed cake and cupcakes copy

1st Birthday:

small princess castle cake

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purple and silver cupcakes for FemC launch

These cupcakes were ordered for a lunchean to celebrate the launch of Fempreneur Connections, a networking group based in Scottsdale for women entrepreneurs. The event was held at Redendo's Pizzeria in North Scottsdale. The colors purple and silver were selected to coordinate with the logo colors.

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