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


Golf tournament cupcakes

This Friday, October 3, is the Annual Emily Sampson Rodgers Memorial Golf Tournament at the Wigwam Golf and Country Club. The event is a large fundraiser for the Phoenix affiliate of Komen for the Cure.

Simply Sweets is donating our award winning Fore You golf ball cupcakes for the lunchean. I'm trying to finalize my design and have come up with 3 options - vote for your favorite on the poll (left column of our blog).

#1 - white golf ball with a pink fondant ribbon
#2 - pink golf ball
#3 - white golf ball with a ribbon attached to the cupcake liner

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Blue and green package Baby shower cake

This popular package cake design was ordered for a baby shower and was delivered to a residence in Anthem. This design has been used for baby showers, birthdays and baptisms. The blue, green and white color combination is the most popular combination for this design.

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Tiffany blue package bridal shower cake

This package cake was ordered for a "Breakfast at Tiffany's" themed birdal shower that was hosted at Olive and Ivy in Scottsdale. Cake is white almond sourcream with vanilla mousse.

Feedback from our customer:
Dana -- Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the cake. You did an amazing job on the design and the cake was delicious! I appreciate the great service and excellent product. Hope we're able to send more business your way. ;-) Thanks again, LG

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Blue and green boxed cupcakes

These cupcakes were ordered for a Jockey For Her home party and the design was done in the Jockey colors of blue and green. Cupcakes are lemon poppyseed which works great for lunchean party!

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Brown and white Chocolate dipped oreo wedding favors

We shipped 250 of these chocolate dipped oreo wedding favors to New York last week. There's always a risk with shipping chocolate but I got an email from the bride saying everything arrived perfectly!

The tag reads: a donation was made in your honor to the American Cancer Society.

Feedback from customer:
Thanks for everything. My parents each tried a cookie and absolutely loved them. Thought they were delicious! ... Thanks again for all of your help!

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Pink french toile cupcakes

Finally got to use this great stencil I purchased from Nicholas Lodge a few years ago to make the toile design for these cupcakes.

Pink French toile cupcakes top view

boxed pink french toile cupcakes

pink french toile cupcakes

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Simple but fun pink cupcakes

pink cupcakes, originally uploaded by Simply Sweets.

I had some left over cupcakes so I came up with this simply design for the cupcakes which I gave to the staff at my son's school - they were a hit!

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Pink and Purple Happy Birthday cupcakes

These custom cupcakes were ordered for a coworker's birthday celebration and designed to spell out the message "Happy Brithday Julie". These cakes were delivered to a downtown law firm for a Friday afternoon celebration.

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Welcome Baby Logan

This is a repeat design of our popular sassy circles cake with fondant molded baby shoes. Colors for this baby boy cake were brown, white and 2 shades of blue.

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Kati Walker cupcake painting - sweet stuff!

KatiWalker cupcake painting, originally uploaded by Simply Sweets.

I came home from the shop last week and checked the mail and was soooooooo excited to find a great gift that was sent to me from a local artist Kati. Kati is the artist behind Kati Walker Art. She specializes in custom children's artwork. I think my cupcake painting is so adorable.

You can purchase her art work from her website, her etsy store or contact her directly.

I'll use this as an opportunity to start my new blog feature called "sweet stuff" where I will write about products that have some thing to do anything sweet (cakes, cupcakes and chocolate). Most of the entries will feature things that I already own or products created or sold by local businesses.

I just checked out Kati's website and found some new works of art that I love:

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Purple and pink first birthday cake

This purple and pink birthday cake was ordered for a first birthday celebration. The cake is decorated with polka dots with 3 daisies on top and a veritcal 1. A smash cake was made to coordinate.

This cake was inspired but a first birthday daisies and polka dots cake that we created in pink and green:

pink and green gerber daisies first birthday cake

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Butterflies and flowers for a double 1st birthday celebration

Two 1 shaped smash cakes

These cupcakes were ordered for 2 girls, Katie and Kayla, celebrating their first birthdays togethers. The 2 girls have grown up playing together so the moms decided to through a joint birthday celebration at Imagination Avenue. The cupcakes spell out their names and the remaining cupcakes are decorated with butterflies and flowers in pink, purple and yellow. Each girl has her own one-shaped smash cake.

Butterfly and flowered purple pink and yellow first birthday cupcakes 2nd box

Butterfly and flowered purple pink and yellow first birthday cupcakes

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Train 3rd birthday cake for a Thomas the Tank Engine fan

Train 3rd birthday cake, originally uploaded by Simply Sweets.

This cake was created for a Thomas themed 3rd birthday celebration that was held at Peter Piper Pizza in Peoria. This cake design was inspired by my son's second birthday train themed cake which was a 2 tier cake. The design was adapted to a 1 tier version. The birthday boy is a friend of my son's and we got to help him to celebrate his special day. Cake was chocolate sourcream with 2 layers of raspberry mousse and 1 layer of white chocolate mousse filling. Icing is American buttercream and decorations are fondant and buttercream. Train was supplied by the mom.

Brendans train cake 2nd birthday

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purple white and brown birthday cake

This cake was ordered for the mom of the boy who I did the firetruck birthday cupcake cake for a few weeks ago. Her favorite color is purple and she loves chocolate so this is what I came up with. I tried out a new ruffle border which I really like. Cake is chocolate sourcream, chocolate mousse filling and chocolate buttercream - now thats my kind of cake! (though I would do double chocolate sourcream).

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pink and black themed sweets for a birthday

I created these decorated sugar cookies for a friend who is the leader of Mommy Networking's Peoria chapter. I brought these to our last meeting for everyone to enjoy and to celebrate Mona's birthday. The pretzel gift basket was ordered as a gift for Mona to share with her family. The sugar cookies are iced with a glace icing that I think is much yummier than the traditional royal icing.

pink and black birthday cookies 3rd photo

pink and black birthday cookies 2nd photo

pink and black birthday cookies

box and pink and black birthday cookies

chocolate dipped pretzels pink and black gift basket

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Blue and Brown Baptism Cake

This 2 tier cake was created for a baptism celebration and was delivered to Anthem. The cake is done in light blue, brown and white and is a two tier 6 inch and 10 inch rounds.

Our customer emailed us the evening after the party:
Hi Dana,Your cake was hit...EVERYONE commented on how beautiful the cake was when they saw it. It was probably the first party that I have ever been to when all 45 guests indulged in a piece. And no one was disappointed..not only was it gorgeous but equally as tasty. Thank you very much and I plan on using you again.

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Welcome Baby Riley - our very popular pink and brown baby shower cake

This is a repeat design of our very popular 2 tier pink and brown baby shower cake. This cake was white sourcream with pineapple and cream filling. The tiers are a 6 inch and 10 inch rounds which serve approximately 38.

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