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


End of Season Baseball Party - Baseball Dessert Buffet and Hot Dog Bar

Baseball Dessert Buffet

We recently hosted my son's end of the season baseball party for his NYS Coach Pitch team. We created a hot dog bar and a baseball themed dessert buffet.

The baseball dessert buffet included:
  • Baseball Push-up Pops
  • Baseball mini cupcakes
  • chocolate dipped marshmallows
  • chocolate dipped rice krispie treats
  • cotton candy (blue)
  • popcorn
  • Bazooka gum
  • Baseball bat chocolate pretzels
  • Baseball Chocolate suckers
  • Baseball foil chocolates
  • Caramel cupcakes (covered in red foil)
  • Blue Old Fashioned Candy Sticks
  • Tootsie Pops (blue)
Everything was done in red and blue and I created a fun baseball banner for the dessert table.

Baseball party Hot Dog Bar

For the hot dog bar, drinks (water and lemonade) and beer cooler I created signs using a baseball font (Brannbol Smal) . I also had a great baseball ribbon used to decorate some of the serving pieces.

Our hot dog bar included:

  • ketchup
  • yellow mustard
  • spicey mustard
  • relish
  • dill pickles
  • hot dog chili
  • peppers
  • sauerkraut
  • onion
  • cheddar cheese
We did potluck for the sides and appetizers and had tons a yummy food! Everyone had a great time swimming, eating and the kid's favorite part - the trophy presentation.

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10th Birthday Cake for an Angry Birds fan

10th birthday cake for an Angry Birds themed party

We created this cake for a 10th Birthday Angry Birds celebration. This was a large 12 inch round cake iced with buttercream with fondant modeled figures.

customer feedback - we love our customers!
Just a note to say THANK-YOU the cake was a huge success with the boys!  They loved and fought over who would get each bird.  We appreciate the quality of your cakes and just wanted to say a huge thanks for all the hard work.... Your cakes are becoming a family tradition. A.B.

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70th Birthday Hawaiian Themed Cupcake Tower

70th birthday hawaiian themed cupcake tower

We created this cupcake tower for a surprise 70th birthday celebration. The party was a pool party and the family recently returned from a Hawaiian vacation which became the inspiration for this design.The cupcakes were topped with palm trees, flip flops and Hawaiian flowers and we made both standard sized and mini cupcakes. For the topper cake we created hibiscus flowers, the birthday man's name and a 70 on top. To make this tower design more masculine, everything was done in blues, browns, red, orange and yellow. Everything was displayed on our 4 tier cupcake tower.

70th birthday Hawaiian themed cupcake tower - topper cake and cupcakes

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The cakes were a big hit. You did an outstanding job. You probably scored some future business from my friends, everyone was asking who did the cake! I will strongly recommend you to anyone who asks. Thank you and keep up the good work!

Similar tower design but for a little girl with lots of pink - what a difference with a 'girly' color scheme and font.

1st birthday orange and pink Hawaiian themed cupcake tower

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Monkey Cupcake Towers for a Boy Baby Shower

blue green and brown baby shower cupacke tower with monkey hanging from branch

blue green and brown sassy circles cupcakes for monkey cupcake tower 

 And this one which is a blue version of our very popular sage green monkey cupcake tower. We add a circle with the baby's monogram.

  monkey cupcake tower in blue, green and brown

blue green and brown sassy circles cupcakes for monkey cupcake tower 

 Inspiration Cupcake tower

  Sage green brown and cream monkey themed baby shower cupcake tower

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50th Birthday Cupcake Tower with Edible Image Photos

50th birthday cupcake tower with photo cupcake toppers

This cupcake tower was ordered by a local business as a surprise 50th birthday celebration for their boss. Half the cupcakes were topped with a 50 and half were topped with 1 of 6 photos of their boss from over the years. The photos were printed as edible images and placed on a fondant circle. Cupcakes were iced with both American buttercream and chocolate buttercream. Our customer rented our 4 tier cupcake stand for display.

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2 Tiered Baptism Cake

2 tier Christening Cake with a sleeping baby under a cross 

 Our popular baptism diamond print cake topped with a cross this time as a 2 tier cake. 2 shades of blue with pearl accents. The cake is topped with a cross (white chocolate) with a sleeping baby. The message was written on a white bow at the base of the cake.

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Red and Silver Graduation Cake - Graduation Hat, Diploma and Guitar

High School Graduation CAke with a graduation hat, diploma and electric guitar 

 Our popular graduation cake design with the 3D graduation hat (made from white chocolate!). This one done in red and silver and we added a diploma and an electric guitar. 

Often our graduates don't like their school colors and instead request the cake done in their favorite colors - in this case the request was for red. We've also done a lot of ASU graduation cakes over the years in purple instead of maroon and gold. We love to personalize cakes for the graduates.

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Floral 4th Birthday Cake for a Girl Who Loves Horses

4th birthday horse cake with flowering vines to coordinate with partyware 

 Our customer wanted us to design her cake to coordinate with her partyware (Linen Floral from Party City) and we added a horse with a pink saddle for the birthday girl who loves horses. Loved the colors for this cake!

We also created Brooke's 3rd birthday cake which was also designed to match a very coloral floral partyware:

3rd birthday colorful floral patterned cake

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Pink Ribbon Chocolate Dipped Oreos

pink ribbon chocolate dipped oreos for school career day 

Our customer ordered these for her daughter to share with her classroom. Her daughter was student of the week and her dad came to speak to her class about his career as a mammographer.

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1st Birthday Cake - Flowers, Butterflies and Hearts

1st birthday pink purple and yellow cake with butterflies, flowers and hearts 

 This 2 tier cake was inspired by a cupcake tower that we did last year with lots of flowers, butterflies and hearts. Cake is iced bright pink with decorations in pink, purple and yellow. 

 Inspiration Cupcake Tower:
  pink green and yellow 6th birthday cupcake tower with flowers and hearts tower display

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Mountain View Teacher Retirement Cake

Mountain View High School teacher graduation cake with chalkboard and logo 

 I created this cake for my Mother in Law who is retiring this week from Mountain View High School in Mesa, AZ. My husband and son surprised her in her classroom with the cake. Cake is iced in buttercream with fondant chalk board, apple, Mountain View logo and roses.

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First Holy Communion Cake - 4 Symbols of Communion

4 symbols of communion for First Holy Communion Cake

Another cake for a First Holy Communion celebration. Our customer requested 4 symbols of communion - dove, fire, wheat and grapes

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Xavier Prep High School Graduation Cake

Xavier Prep High School Graduation Cake with Alligator and Graduation Hat 

 This cake was created for a Xavier College Preparatory graduate. The schools colors are blue and white and their mascot is an alligator. The graduation hat on top is made from white chocolate - yum! 

customer feedback 
I just wanted to let you know how much your cake was enjoyed by my daughter (most importantly) and our guests at her graduation party. The decorations were wonderful and absolutely perfect and not only was the cake beautiful to look at, it tasted divine. Thank you so much for helping to make my daughter's big day perfect! 

 We love our customers!

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Sassy Graduation Cake for a 2012 ASU Graduate

2012 zebra print ASU graduation cake 

 We love that our customers don't want traditional graduation cakes. Our popular zebra print and polka dots but done in ASU colors of gold and maroon with some metallic gold and black added in. Black and metallic gold 2012 on top, black graduation hat on the front, colorful multi-bead border and a black boa - fun!

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Cupcake Push-up Pops for a Bowling Party

Birthday Cupcake Push-up Pops 

 We made these cupcake push-up pops for a 10th birthday hosted at the local bowling alley - decorated with rainbow sprinkles, topped with a candy sixlet with our colorful Happy Birthday stickers. We are excited to be partnering with Amy Miller Designs for our stickers and tags on our push-up pops, cupcakes and party favors.

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Fairies and Pirates

Pirate Cupcakes for a Pirates and Fairies Party

Our customer is having a Fairies and Pirates,  Peter Pan Party for her twins' birthday. The pirate cupcakes were topped with skull and crossbones, pirate swords and gold coins. The fairy cupcakes were iced with our glitter icing technique and topped with fairy wings.

  Fairy Wings Cupcakes for a Pirates and Fairies Party

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Colorful Bow Topper for a 10th Birthday Cake

orange yellow pink and aqua fondant bow 

 Love the colors on this cake - orange, yellow, pink and aqua. A little twist to our popular bows, this time with a few spirals.

  orange pink yellow and aqua 10th birthday cake

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Casino Themed Cupcake Tower

All in for Kids Camelback Desert School Casino Night Cupcake Tower 

 We created this cupcake tower for Camelback Desert School's Parent Organization's annual fundraiser All in for Kids. The casino themed event was held at the Ancala Country Club. The tower is a mix of standard and mini sized cupcakes and topped with a jumbo cupcake.

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50th Birthday Cake for a Girls' Birthday Weekend Trip

Blue and Yellow 50th Birthday Cake 

 This cake was ordered for two women celebrating their 50th birthday. A group of friends traveled to Scottsdale for a fun girls weekend to celebrate the birthdays. Cake is iced with a light blue tinted butterecream decorated with a scroll pattern and we topped the cake with a large yellow bow made from fondant We delivered this cake to the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch

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5th Birthday Mini Cupcakes for Preschool Celebration

preschool 5th birthday mini cupcakes

Our mini cupcakes topped with a number for age are always a huge hit for preschool celebrations - perfect size for the kids. These were done in the birthday boy's favorite colors - blue and green.

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4th Birthday Hockey Rink Cake

4th Birthday Hockey Rink Cake

We created this cake for a boy turning 4 - his family are huge hockey fans. We created this 1/2 sheet cake in the shape of the hockey rink. Our customer also wanted to incorporate Diego so you she purchase 2 Diego candles and placed them in the goalie positions.

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30th Birthday Cake for a Disc Golf Player

Disc Golf 30th Birthday Cake

Our customer ordered this cake for her fiance's 30th birthday - he's a disc golf player so we designed the cake with the disc golf target, using his age for the target number. We also bordered the cake with large smarties for the discs.

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Zoo Animal Inspired Chocolates

Tiger and Elephant chocolate dipped oreos 

 These chocolates were ordered by one of our favorite customers for some sweets to share with coworkers. The theme was zoo inspired. The chocolate dipped oreos are topped with elepahnts and tigers. The pretzels were done in white and black for zebras and black and orange for tigers.

  Zebra and Tiger Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

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Cupcakes for a 25th Golf Trip

Golf Cupcakes for a group of friends on their 25th golf trip

Our customer ordered these cupcakes for her husband and friends who were in Scottsdale for a golf trip. Its their 25th go trip together so she wanted to help make it extra special and wanted to surprise them with special cupcakes. The guys were staying in two separate villas so we split the cupcakes so we split them into 2 boxes. Our Martha Stewart Award Winning golf cupcake along with golf tee, golf club and the green

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Pea in a Pod Baby Shower Cupcakes for Twins

Pea in a Pod Baby Shower Cupcakes for Twins

We created these cupcakes for a baby shower for twins. We created a mixture of pea pods, pea pods with 2 little babies peaking out and a circle with the words TWINS.

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White Ruffled Cupcakes for a First Holy Communion Celebration

white ruffle cupcakes for First Holy Communion Celebration 

 Our popular ruffle design for a First Holy Communion celebration for 2 girls

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Scottsdale Moms Blog Mom's Night Out Ticket Give Away

We are excited to announce that we are giving away TWO pairs of tickets to the upcoming Scottsdale Moms Blog Mom's Night Out  at the Ice Den in Scottsdale. We will be selecting 2 winners who will each receive a ticket for themselves and one for a girlfriend. The event is Thursday May 10th, 7 pm - 9 pm.  There's going to be great food to sample, sweets provided by Simply Sweets Cake Studio, wine, and awesome raffle prizes. We won't be skating - its an evening of girl time with food, drinks and prizes!

*One entry per method of entry. Be sure to enter a separate comment for each method of entry.

1. Comment: Comment below and let us know what Simply Sweets sweet we should bring to Moms Night Out.  Last time we brought double chocolate sour cream mini cupcakes, white sour cream cupcakes, pink lemonade sugar cookies and chocolate dipped pretzels. This time we're thinking about some chocolate dipped oreos or chocolate dipped marshmallows.

2. Facebook: Like Scottsdale Moms Blog on Facebook and leave us a comment on the blog letting us know that you did (or let us know if you are already a fan)

3. Facebook: Like Simply Sweets on Facebook and leave us a comment on the blog letting us know that you did (or let us know if you are already a fan)

Contest closes Friday May 4th at 8 pm (Arizona time)

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First Holy Communion cake - Blue, Maroon and Gold

Communion Cake - blue, gold and maroon

We were asked to design this First Holy Communion cake based on the invitation. The iced was iced a blue-green color and we rounded the edges of the square cake. The cross on top was done in gold and a maroon circle.

First Communion Cake designed to match invitation

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