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Win a Simply Sweets Gift Certificate

We are giving away TWO $40 Simply Sweets Gift Certificates. We want everyone to know about our great holiday gift and entertaining ideas by growing our mailing list. Here is where the drawing comes in. You invite your friends to sign up to join our mailing list. When they fill out the form, they should mention your name (How you heard about us). Each time your name is mentioned, you will be entered in a drawing to win a $40 Simply Sweets Gift Certificate. And for every new subscriber to our mailing list, they are also entered to win a $40 Simply Sweets Gift Certificate. All subscribers must be located in the Phoenix metro area to be eligible. Hurry, this offer ends November 30, 2008 and winners will be announced on the Simply Sweets blog December 1st.

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*note - this applies to our email mailing list (not a subscription to our blog)

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Fall leaves sugar cookies

Fall leaves glace sugar cookies

These cookies were ordered by a customer who sampled our glace sugar cookies at the Two Sisters Jewelry Boutique holiday home boutique show and she ordered our fall leaves cookies for her Thanksgiving celebration. I made some extra for my own family Thanksgiving celebration.

Fall leaves glace sugar cookies boxed

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Turkey minis

These turkey mini cupcakes were ordered by one of our best cupcakes. 24 mini cupcakes were iced yellow and orange and topped with a fondant turkey. We delivered these to Scottsdale last Friday for an early Thanksgiving celebration.

box of turkey mini cupcakes

turkey minicupcakes

This customer also received a bag of 12 chocolate dipped pretzels FREE taking advantage of a coupon in our Fall specials newsletter. If you're not a subscriber you should sign up now and you may win a $40 Simply Sweets gift certificate!

fall chocolate dipped pretzels

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Cupcakes for a house warming celebration

Our customer ordered these cupcakes to take to a house warming party for a man who recently purchased his new home. We created 2 dozen of these cupcakes, 1/2 white sourcream and 1/2 chocolate sourcream, topped with a fondant house cutout and "congratulations" banners.

cupcakes for a house warming party

congratulations cupcake

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75th birthday celebration for a Red Hat Society Member

75th birthday cake with red hat

This cake was ordered for a large 75th birthday celebration for a woman who is a member of the Red Hat Society. She also loves red roses so we combined the roses, the red and purple colors for Red Hat Society members and of course a red hat. The base cake is a 14 inch round cake and the hat is a small ball shaped cake. Cake board was topped with lots of red ribbon roses and purple pearls.

75th birthday cake with red hat rear view

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Black and pink martini themed cupcakes for a bachelorette party

These cupcakes were ordered for a bachelorette party - they wanted cupcakes that were easy to serve because the were renting a limo for the evening. We created 2 dozen martini glass and olive cupcakes, 1/2 were white sourcream with raspberry filling and 1/2 were double chocolate sourcream with strawberry mousse filling.

pink and black martini cupcakes

pink and black martini cupcakes second photo

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Stetson Hills Quarter Auction

This is the second year that Simply Sweets has participated in the Stetson Hills PTSA quarter auction. This year we donated 3 items:

  • Box of 4 zebra print cupcakes and a gift certificate for 2 dozen Simply Sweets custom cakes
  • Sassy girl box of chocolate treats - chocolate dipped pretzels with red lip quinns, chocolate dipped rice krispie treats with red quinns, chocolate dipped fortune cookies, chocolate dipped oreos with red daisies, and chocolate shoes in a fun girly box.
  • 2 dozen fall leaf mini cupcakes

I also attended the event and came home with a gift certificate to JoJos pizza. Its was a fun evening out with the girls!

Boxed pink and black zebra cupcakes

Sassy girl chocolate gift basket

Fall leaf mini cupcakes

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Holiday Boutiques

Simply Sweets display

Simply Sweets has been participating in several holiday boutiques. Our second holiday boutique was hosted in the Anthem, Arizona home of Gina, one of the twin sisters behind Two Sisters Jewelry Boutique. We provided samples of our holiday glace sugar cookies, snowflake mini cupcakes, Fall daisies chocolate dipped oreos and gave out some Simply Sweets coupons for December. Also, one lucky winner won a cupcake gift certificate in the raffle.

Red and Green Glace Holiday Sugar Cookies

snowflake minis

We were joined by some other great vendors including

Two Sisters Jewelry Boutique:

Holiday Boutiqe TwoSistersJewelryBoutique

My Strawbabies:

Holiday Boutique MyStrawbabies tshirts

Holiday Boutique MyStrawbabies

My Strawbabies Key chains

Rock Paper Scissors:

Holiday Boutique RockPaperScissors

The first of the season was "A Walk in the Park" at Christ's Church of the Valley - this was a girl's night out put on by the CCV Women's Ministry which included shopping (sorry, we forgot to take photos). We sampled our Halloween bark which was a huge hit (the event was held in October).

Our 3rd holiday boutique of the season was a Jewish based holiday boutique and we had samples of our Hanukkah themed treats - blue and white glace sugar cookies, chocolate dipped rice krispie treats with Star of David quinns and chocolate dipped pretzels with Star of David quinns. Other vendors included, Cookie Lee Jewelry, Pampered Chef, Silpada and Avon.

Blue and White Glace Sugar Cookies

Blue and white Hanukkah themed chocolate dipped treats

We also participated in Mommy Networkings' Display Your Business Night at the Peoria/Glendale chapter hosted at Busy Bodies and Scottsdale chapter hosted at Dennys. We donated some boxed snowflake cupcakes for the raffles.

Boxed snowflake cupcakes

Our next show is the Always Busy Women Holiday Boutique - mark your calendars now for Friday December 5th and we'll see you at Westgate for a fun girls night out!

Always Busy Women Holiday Boutique

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blue purple and orange hippo baby shower cake

This 2 tiered baby shower cake was ordered for a baby shower theme made to coordinate with these adorable blue, orange and purple hippo invitations by Polka Dot Design. The woman that planned this party is the sister of the mom-to-be and she planned the entire party from out of state - our customers love the convenience that we offer all of our ordering done through email. This cake was delivered to Chandler.

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blue and yellow 2 tier baby shower cake

We created a 2 tier cake, coordinating cupcakes, and chocolate favors for a blue and yellow themed baby shower celebration. The cake is a 2 tier 6 inch and 10 inch cake topped with our very popular hand molded sugar baby shoes. The favors were white chocolate (tinted yellow and blue) pacifiers. We delivered these creations to a home in Chandler.

pacifier favors

blue and yellow baby shower cupcakes

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jungle animal chocolate favors

These jungle animal chocolate dipped oreo favors were created for a Bindi the Jungle girl themed celebration. They also had an endangered species project planned for the party. These chocolate dipped oreos were topped with hippos, tigers and elephants.

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soccer ball chocolate favors

We created these white chocolate soccer ball favors for a 5th birthday celebration. Last year for this boy's 4th birthday we created basketball favors. Next year will it be football???

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pink and black zebra cupcakes

These cupcakes were inspired by our very popular zebra print cakes. Our customer selected cupcakes because they would travel better since these were ordered for a birthday weekend celebration in Mexico.

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pink and black zebra with sugar high heel shoe bachelorette cake

single tier zebra print birthday cake

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Class of 63 high school reunion cupcakes

2 dozen custom cupcakes were ordered for a class of 1963 high school reunion. The school colors were power blue and red.

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2 cakes for a busy weekend - baby shower and baptism

These cakes and cupcakes were ordered by repeat customer who had a busy weekend of celebrations - a Friday afternoon baby shower followed by a Saturday morning baptism. The pink and brown baby shower cake is a 1 tier version of our very popular pink and brown 2 tier baby shower cake. The baptism cake is a repeat design of our popular package cakes which a great for many different celebrations. Cupcakes were ordered to coordinate with both cakes.

1 tier brown and pink baby shower cake

pink and brown flower cupcakes

blue and white baptism package cake

blue and white baptism cupcakes

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Red and Black Car themed birthday cake

This cake was created for a special birthday celebration for a father of a great Simply Sweets customer. Their father works in the car business and has a corvette collection. They also ordered 18 coordinating cupcakes.

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Purple Princess Cupcakes

Purple Princess Cupcakes, originally uploaded by Simply Sweets.

2 dozen princess themed cupcakes were ordered for a 6th birthday celebration that was held at Sweet and Sassy in the Noterra Shopping Center in North West Phoenix. The design spells out the name of the birthday girl, her age and the remaining cupcakes were topped with tiaras, princess wands, and flowers.

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Surprise Gift Delivery - Boxed pink cupcakes

Boxed pink cupcakes, originally uploaded by Simply Sweets.

These cupcakes were ordered from out of state for a surprise birthday gift that we delivered to Anthem. 1 dozen white sourcream cupcakes iced with American buttercream and topped with fondant decorations.

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A Princess Cake for a Halloween Celebration

Princess Tiara Halloween 3rd Birthday Cake

This Princess Tiara cake was ordered for a 3rd Birthday celebration that was held on Halloween so the cake was done in pink for princess and orange for Halloween. The cake is a 10 inch round which serves approximately 30 and they also ordered 10 coordinating cupcakes.

pink and orange circles cupcakes

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Halloween treats for a huge annual pumpkin carving party

One of my repeat customers hosts an annual pumpkin carving party that has grown to over 80 guests. She ordered minicupcakes and chocolate dipped pretzels for her buffet. The candy corn mini cupcakes are white sourcream and the Halloween themed orange, purple and green cupcakes are chocolate sourcream cake.

Halloween Candy Corn mini cupcakes

Halloween mini cupcakes

Halloween Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

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Candy Corn Bark

Candy Corn Bark

Our seasonal barks are always a hit - Candy Corn Bark and Peppermint Crunch (available in December) are our 2 most popular though my personal favorite is the Shamrock Bark (dark chocolate with mint Oreos). This sweet treat is popular for gift giving and for serving at a holiday party.

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Halloween Costume 6th Birthday Party

Black cat Halloween birthday cake

This cake and chocolate dipped pretzel favors were ordered for a young girl turning 6 and celebrating her birthday with a Halloween costume party. She requested a black cat themed cake and this is the design we came up with - it was a huge hit with the birthday girl when I arrived with the cake! The favors are pretzels dipped in white chocolate and sprinkled with orange pumpkin, black bat and black cat quinns.

White chocolate Halloween pretzel party favors

The birthday girl's mom is the photographer behind Samaha photography which has recently launched a new website and blog - check it out!

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