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


Last chance to order your 4th of July treats

4th basket with bow

4th of July cupcakes - Red, White, and Blue cupcakes topped with fondant stars. Choice of white sour cream, chocolate sour cream or double chocolate sour cream. American buttercream icing. $25/dozen

Patriotic Pretzels - 1 dozen pretzels dipped in chocolate and covered with festive sprinkles (packaged by the dozen in a bag with a ribbon). Choice of white, milk or dark chocolate. $12/dozen

Patriotic Pretzel Favors - pretzels dipped in chocolate and covered with festive sprinkles. Choice of white, milk or dark chocolate. $1.25/eachPatriotic

Chocolate Dipped Oreos Favors - Oreos dipped in chocolate and topped with a red or blue star. Choice of white, milk or dark chocolate. $2.25/each

Patriotic Chocolate Dipped Graham Cracker Favors - Graham crackers dipped in chocolate and topped with a red or blue star. Choice of white, milk or dark chocolate. $2.50/each

Patriotic Rice Krispie Treats Favors - Large rice krispie treats dipped in milk chocolate and topped festive sprinkles. $2.50/each

Patriotic Marshmallow Pops - 2 marshmallows on a stick dipped in chocolate and topped with festive sprinkles. Choice of white, milk or dark chocolate. $2.25/each

Patriotic Daisy Bouquet - Our popular chocolate dipped oreos on stick bouquet with daisies in white, red, and blue (5 oreos). $16/each

S'mores chocolate bark - milk chocolate, mini marshmallows, graham cracker pieces. Comes in a decorative container. $7 each (1/2 pound)

Gift basket - we can put together a few of the above items together into a gift baskets. Gift baskets (includes basket or tin, ribbons and crinkle) start at $5 each plus the cost of treats.

*tax and delivery (optional) are additional.

red, white, blue star cake

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Daniela Jay Boutique Designer Trunk Show

Daniela Jay Boutique hosted a trunk show last Saturday that was a huge success! There was lots of great food, pampering, and great shopping. Also, everyone went home with a gift bag filled with goodies.

Daneila Jay Boutique 2

Daneila Jay Boutique

In addition to the great woman's lines of clothing featured at the boutique, several vendors had booths:
Tina Steinberg - handcrafted jewelry
Glitzy Karma - embellished flipflops
Card Shack Greetings - Invitations, Announcements, Holiday Cards, Personalized Notes and Creative Writing Services
4 The Love of ME - Chic and Comfortable Summer Clothing

Hand-made cards

And some great pampering:
Hand Massages by Salon Esprit provided complimentary services such as hand massages
Mini Facials by Mona

We were there giving out samples of our double chocolate sourcream cupcakes, lemon poppy seed cupcakes and decadent brownies - everything was decorated with a fashion and flower theme. Our treats were displayed on our 5 tier cupcake stand which is available for rent - it holds 100-200 standard sized cupcakes and even more can placed on the table surround the stand. Tiers can also be removed and the top tier can be used to display a cake - perfect for a wedding cupcake tower!

DanielaJayBoutique trunk show cupcake tower

Decadent brownie rounds topped with flowers

Fashion cupcakes yellow dress

Fashion cupcakes green pants

DanielaJayBoutique trunk show cupcake tower petite and regular cupcakes

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Happy Summer

Summer Inspiration. June 20th was the first day of summer though here in Phoenix, it feels like summer already arrive several weeks ago.

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Under the sea birthday celebration

This cake was ordered for an "Under the Sea" themed birthday celebration that was helpd at the Glendale Foothills Recreation Center. The location is a great party venue with private party rooms available for rent and an incredible aquatic center with great pools, slides, and other water features.

The cake serves approximately 40-45 and the bottom tier is white sourcream with cookies and cream filling and the top tier (the rock) is chocolate sourcream with chocolate mousse filling. The icing is American buttercream, white chocolate shells and graham cracker/crystal sugar sand. The Little Mermaid Princess doll, Ariel, was purchased by the customer to place on top of the cake.

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Business logo cupcakes

Aires logo cupcakes boxed, originally uploaded by simplysweets.

These cupcakes were ordered by Aires for company meeting. We created 120 cupcakes with the logo done in fondant - cupcakes were white sourcream, chocolate sourcream and double chocolate sourcream.

Aires logo cupcakes

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baseball cupcakes

baseball cupcakes, originally uploaded by simplysweets.

Another Father's Day sport themed cupcake order. These baseball cupcakes were ordered for dads who are great baseball fans. The first order was for a family who has made many trips across the United States with the goal of watching a baseball game in every stadium in the major leagues.

The second set was ordered for a dad who is a Boston Red Sox fan.

Boston Red Sox Fan Baseball cupcakes

All these customers took advantage of the Father's Day specials that were advertised through our mailing list. Not on your list? You can subscribe through the link that is posted on the left side of our blog. Also, make sure to subscribe to our blog so that you don't miss at post!

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tennis ball cupcakes

tennis ball cupcakes, originally uploaded by simplysweets.

Another Father's Day sport themed cupcake order. These were ordered for a Dad who loves to play tennis! Double chocolate sourcream, American buttercream icing and a fondant tennis ball.

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Fore You golfball cupcakes were a huge hit for Father's Day

Fore You golfball cupcakes, originally uploaded by simplysweets.

We had a lot of orders for a dozen boxed Fore You golfball cupcakes for this past Father's Day. This popular cupcake is topped with a white chocolate golf ball and iced with American buttercream 'grass'

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blue flowered mini cupcakes

blue flowered mini cupcakes, originally uploaded by simplysweets.

We're also introducing mini cupakes! These are great for open house type events when you want to have smaller desserts for your guests to nibble on.

These were created for the dessert buffet for my MOMS club installation banquet and made to coordinate with the cupcake boxed favors.

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Blue and silver flower jumbo cupcake boxed favors

Simply Sweets introduces cupcake boxed favors! Jumbo and regular sized cupcakes are available boxed as favors. We also have several stationary artists that we work with who can create custom tags for your occasion.

These favors were created for my MOMS club installation banquet. The tags were created by one of our members who has a business creating custom cards and tags - there were 3 different tag designs. I design the cupcakes to coordinate with the tags which also went along with all the table decorations and programs. The jumbo cupcakes were double chocolate sourcream and lemon poppyseed icing with blue buttercream. Each cupcake we topped with several blue flowers that were dusted to make them sparkle and topped with a silver dragee.

Blue and silver flower jumbo cupcake favors in box cupcake view

Blue and silver flower jumbo cupcake favors in box

Blue and silver flower jumbo cupcake favors in box MOMS club logo

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red, orange and yellow Happy Birthday cupcakes

These cupcakes were ordered by the husband of a great customer (and friend) for his wife's birthday celebration. The cupcakes were decorated with a flower, D monogram and Happy Birthday message in red, orange and yellow. Cupcakes were half white sourcream and half chocolate sourcream - cupcakes work great for this family because the wife loves the white sourcream and the husband perfers the chocolate sourcream.

red, orange and yellow Happy Birthday cupcakes HB message

red, orange and yellow Happy Birthday cupcakes yellow flower

red, orange and yellow Happy Birthday cupcakes D monogram

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Father's Day DAD cupcakes

cupcakes, cupcakes, and more cupcakes!!!! We had lots of Father's Day orders this year and all the orders were for cupcakes! Most were ordered from the Simply Sweets Father's Day specials - make sure to sign up for our mailing list to receive our list of seasonal specials.

These cupcakes spell out DAD and the remaining cupcakes are topped with a fondant star.

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Simply Sweets wishes all the dads a Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day! Hope you enjoyed your special day. My son joined me on my early morning deliveries so that my husband could sleep in today. We spent the rest of the day cooling off in the pool, eating cupcakes, and I made one of our favorite meals for dinner (Croce restaurant's Seared Ahi).

In honor of Father's Day I'm posting some cakes I made in the past that I think fit perfectly for a Father's Day celebration. I made them during my first few months of learning to decorate cakes, so please excuse the messy decorating techniques.

Hamburger cake - perfect for a dad who loves to grill or a great fit for a BBQ celebration.

Hamburger Cake

Couch Potato Cake - perfect for the dad who loves to lounge on the sofa with a beer and a remote. Yes, that's a real potato.

Couch Potato Cake

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Black and White Medical School Graduation Cake

This cake was a created for a medical school graduation party for 3 graduates. The theme of the party was black and white. This cake was ordered by one of my best customers who truly understands the custom cake design service that we offer - she always comes up with great new challenges for me everything from a radiology technician graduation cake, Halloween themed bunco favors to a United States shaped birthday cake.

This cake is a 2 tier 6 inch and 10 inch round iced in buttercream with fondant accents. The decorations on the cake board include a stethascope, syringe, and medicine.

Black and White Medical School Graduation Cake c

Black and White Medical School Graduation Cake b

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Simply Sweet's custom cupcakes!!!

Monday fun - another mosaic. Cupcakes!!! Cupcakes are all the rage right now and we can create a custom design for your celebration. Cupcakes can also be added to any cake order to add servings and a second flavor.
Coming soon to Simply Sweets.....Cupcake Favors and Cupcake Gift Boxes. And we're adding two new sizes to our menu - minis and jumbos.

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3 Cs cupcake with colorful chocolate daisies

This is one of our desert cupcakes - 3Cs cupcakes. What do the 3Cs stand for? chocolate, coffee and cream cheese - yum!!! these are very rich and decadent. I decorated them with a simple chocolate daisy.

They are shown here in my new pink Cupcake Couriers. These carriers are awesome. They hold up to 36 cupcakes and are very well made (in the photo I only have 2 of the 3 trays in the carrier because I only had 20 cupcakes). These were packed up to take to my Ladies Who Launch incubator meeting - the cupcakes were a big hit!

I have a few cupcake couriers for sale - if you're interested, please send me an email. I'm selling them for a great price.

cupcake courier

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seashell themed bridal shower cake

This cake was created for a beach themed bridal shower for a bride to be who is getting married in Cancun. The flowers were added to coordinate with the colors in the partyware that was selected for the celebration.

Cake is white sourcream, cookies and cream filling, chocolate buttercream icing and white chocolate shells.

We also created these chocolate dipped graham cracker favors:

shell chocolate covered graham cracker bridal shower favors

This cake was inspired by 2 previous designs that I have done for bridal showers:

ocean blue bridal shower cake

bridal beach themed cake top view

Chocolate glaze shell cake for a Hawaiian themed bridal shower:

chocolate glaze with shells

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Bears and baby blocks baby shower cake

This two tiered cake is decorated with polka dots on the top tier and sassy circles on the bottom tier. Its topped with blocks made of chocolate that spell BABY with a few little bears sitting in front of the blocks. The blues and the bears were picked to coordinate with the nursury bedding. This cake is chocolate sourcream cake, chocolate mousse filling and iced with chocoalte buttercream - the mom to be is a chocoholic! (just like I am!)

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First Birthday Gerber daisy cake

This cake and coordinating smash cake were created for a first birthday celebration. The cake is coverd with lime green, hot pink and white polka dots and topped with Gerber daisies. Cake is white sourcream with chocolate mousse, American buttercream icing and decorated with fondant.

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Monday fun - Hockneyizer

I used Big Huge Lab's Hockneyizer to create this image of my blue package birthday cake. If you try out, leave us a link in the comments sections. Have fun!

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Oreo daisy pink striped baskets for Teacher Appreciation Gifts

I created these baskets for my son's preschool Teacher Appreciation Week which they held during the last week of school. The baskets were given to all the toddler teachers, adminstrators and front offfice assistant. Each basket contains 7 chocolate dipped oreo flowers on a stick in a variety of milk, dark, and white chocolate.

Thank you teachers and staff for the great job you do!

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Pink basket filled with chocolate baby shower favors

Welcome Baby Kayleigh chocolate baby shower favor basket

This huge basket of baby shower favors was created for Baby Kayleigh's Baby Shower. The colors were pink and yellow and the basket included:
  • white chocolate baby bottle pretzels
  • rice krispie treats dipped in milk chocolate with pink drizzles
  • pacifier chocolate suckers
  • oreos dipped in white chocolate with pink baby feet
  • oreos dipped in milk chocolate with pink carriages

Welcome Baby Kayleigh chocolate baby shower favors

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