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


60 Candles for a 60th Birthday Celebration - Blue and Silver Diamond Patterned Cake

white blue and silver 60th birthday cake with 60 candles

We created this cake for a 60th birthday celebration. Usually our customers place the candles on their cake but when the number of candles is large, it must be incorporated into the design. This 10 inch cake was iced cornflower blue and decorated with a white diamond pattern and silver dragees. The cake was lemon poppy seed with lemon mousse filling. They also order dark chocolate dipped pretzels and oreos decorated with blue sprinkles. This cake was delivered to north Scottsdale

60 candles was the most we've done so far - previous to this we did a cake with 45 candles for a 45th birthday (the cake was a 14 inch round):

black and gray 45th birthday with 45 candles

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Red Barn and Farm Animal Themed 2nd Birthday Cake

farm animal themed 2nd birthday cake with red barn ducks pig cow and a rooster

We created this second birthday cake for a barn yard animals themed celebration that was included a petting zoo. The 12 inch round cake, double chocolate sourcream with chocolate mousse filling, is topped with a 3D red barn made from cake, white sourcream filled with vanilla mousse, and covered in fondant imprinted with a wood pattern. We added a cow, pig, yellow ducks and a rooster to complete the scene.

Barn yard animals 2nd birthday cake collage

This cake was extra special because Matt and Kate are the children of two friends of mine and I have done all their cakes starting with their baby showers. Kate's baby shower cake was the pink and green two tier cake that inspired the pink and brown baby shower cake that has become so popular online and with our customers. Her first birthday was the glittery cupKate tower which has inspired many cupcake designs over the past year. Matt's baby shower cake was a striped blue and yellow cake topped with chocolate baby blocks and baby booties. His first birthday cake was a red, yellow and blue cake for a Sesame Street themed celebration. Looking forward to their 3rd birthdays!

Kate's Birthday Cake Collage

Matt's Birthday Cake Collage

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Say It With Cupcakes - Happy Anniversary Cupcakes for a Surprise Delivery

cactus and lobster anniversary surprise cupcake delivery

These cupcakes were ordered as a surprise delivery for a couple seperated on their anniversary. The wife wanted something to represent Arizona and Maine on the cupcakes so we made cactus and lobster cupcakes and used the cupcakes to spell out Happy Anniversary.

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Purple and Turquoise Cupcakes for a Birthday Celebration

Purple and Turquoise Happy Birthday Cupcakes

These cupcakes were ordered for a birthday celebration for our customer's sister who was coming into town for the weekend. I love the purple and turquoise color combination - so fun!

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Cupcakes for a playdate

Zhu Zhu pets were the hot gift this past holiday season. Earlier in the year a local Arizona blogger, Kid Friendly Mom Approves was given the chance to test out these toys. She hosted a playgroup with 12 kids and the toys were a hit - you can read her review on her blog

Colorful cupcakes for a zhu zhu pets playdate

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Sweet Stuff - Christmas Gifts Edition

Was Santa good to you this year? I collect sweets themed items and received some great gifts this holiday season.

cupcake themed Christmas gifts
cupcake topped cake tester, cupcake notebook and ruler, cupcake paper punch

Cake and Cupcake Eraser
cake and cupcake shaped erasers

I also received some ornaments to add to my Sweets Themed Christmas Tree and found a few myself to add to my collection

Sweets Themed Christmas Ornaments

gingerbread cookie tray ornaments

What sweet stuff did Santa bring you?

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Package Cake for a Baby Shower

green yellow pink and blue polka dot baby shower package cake

We created this package cake for a baby shower - the sex of the baby is being kept a secret so the colors for the shower were pink, blue, green and yellow. Our popular package cakes are great for many occasions including showers, baptisms and birthdays.

And we always love hearing back from our customers -

The baby shower cake was a BIG hit! Everyone loved it and it was very yummy! - Sara

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Pink and Green Glitter 5th Birthday Cupcake Tower with Butterflies and Flowers

5th birthday pink and green butterfly cupcake tower

This cupcake tower was inspired by the very popular Pink and Green CupKate 1st Birthday Cupcake Tower. Cupcakes were iced in light pink, bright pink and green and topped with sugar for a glitter effect. Cupcakes were topped with butterflies and flowers. The topper cupcake is a jumbo cupcake with a 5 on top. We delivered this tower to a N Scottsdale community clubhouse.

Inspiration cupcake tower:

pink and green first birthday cupcake tower

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Pink and Brown Chocolate Dipped Fortune Cookies - Baby Shower Favors

Asian themed chocolate dipped fortune cookie baby shower party favors

These favors were ordered for an asian themed baby shower - everything was done in pinks and browns with cherry blossoms. We created these chocolate dipped fortune cookies with a small flower and tied "it's a girl" tags to each favor. So sweet.

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Vegas themed chocolate dipped pretzel

poker themed chocolate dipped pretzels business seminar party favor

These vegas themed chocolate dipped pretzels were ordered by one of the sponsors of a seminar/casino night as a give-away. The chocolate dipped pretzels were dipped in white and dark chocolate, sprinkled with poker confetti, placed in a bag and we attached the company's logo. Over 300 of these were ordered for the event.

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Blue Baptism with a Cross and Sleeping Baby

Blue Christening Cake with Cross and Sleeping Baby Boy

This is a repeat design of the Baby Lucas Blue and Cream Baptism Cake with an additional design element - for this cake we added a sleeping baby on top of the cake in front of the cross similar to the baby from the surf themed baby shower cake.

Design inspirations:

Baby Lucas Blue and Cream Baptism Cake Cross front view

blue green and brown polka dot Hawaiian surf themed baby shower cake

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Blue Green and Brown Surfer Boy Themed Baby Shower Cake

blue green and brown polka dot Hawaiian surf themed baby shower cake

This cake was created for a baby shower for a mom who lives in Kauai - the family shower was held in Scottsdale. The colors for the shower were blue, green and brown to coordinate with the nursery's colors. We added the baby sleeping on the surfboard and the hibiscus flowers.

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Final Fling Before the Ring Black Pink and Silver Bachelorette Cake

Hot Pink Black and Silver Bachelorette Cake

This cake was ordered for a bachelorette party and designed to coodinate with the 'Final Fling Before the Ring' pink silver and black partyware. The customer purchased a huge fake diamond ring to place on top of the cake.

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Black and Red Sassy Circles with a Monogram and Roses Birthday Cake

red black and white sassy circles birthday cake

This cake was ordered by Haley's boyfriend for her birthday. He asked for a black, white and red design, red roses and really sassy.

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Simply Sweets wishes you a Happy New Year

Simply Sweets wishes a Happy New Year to all our customers, blog followers, friends and family!

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