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


Jungle themed new baby cake

Jungle themed new baby cake

Another version of our popular jungle themed baby shower cakes. This one was to celebrate the arrival of baby Lucas - we were orginally going to do a baby shower cake for Baby Lucas but he has other plans and the shower had to be post poned. This cake was done in blue and green with a giraffe, elephant and monkey.

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3 Shaped Race Track Cupcake Cake

This 3 shaped race track cupcake cake was created for a Speed Racer themed 3rd Birthday Celebration. This cupcake cake was made with half white sourcream and half double chocolate sourcream cupcakes. My son was invited to this celebration and he had a blast - all the kids were asked to bring bikes or scooters and they had a race. Then there was a round where hte parents used the kids bikes - this was quite challenging.

3rd birthday race car themed cupcake cake

3 shape race car cupcake cake party setup

This cake was inspired by the 3 Shaped Road Construction Cupcake Cake

Brendans construction 3rd birthday cupcake cake

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Dinosaur Race Car Themed Cupcake Cake

Some kids just can't make up their mind for their party theme and this boy decided he wanted both dinosaurs and race cars. So we decided the center of the cupcake cake with an area for dinosaurs to roam with a race car on the outer part of the cake. The mom placed dinosaur figurines and race cars on the cake after we delivered it.

Cars and dinosaur 3rd birthday cupcake cake

This cupcake cake was inspired by the race track cupcake cake that we have done several times.

race car 12th bday cupcake cake

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Pirate Skull Cupcake Cake for a 5th Birthday

red and black pirate cupcake cake

This pirate skull cupcake cake was created for a boy's 5th birthday celebration held at Rio Vista Community Park in Peoria. This cupcake cake was inspired by the 2 tier 8th birthday pirate cake but they wanted something that could easily be served at a play ground.

Inspiration cake:

2 tier priate themed 8th birthday cake

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Blue and Brown Baby Shower Cakes, Cupcakes and Chocolates

Since the pink and brown baby shower collage was such a hit, I decided to create a blue and brown baby shower collage. Blue and brown is currently most popular baby boy color combination followed by blue and yellow and blue and sage green.

pink and brown baby shower cake and cupcakes

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Blue and Yellow Baby Shower Cake

A variation of our very popular baby shoes baby shower cakes - this one with baby blue icing and white and yellow stripes. Topped with sugar baby booties and white daisies. This baby shower was celebrating the soon to be arrival of a baby boy (who has since arrived) to the owners of Daniela Jay Boutique. The shower was held at their gorgeous boutique in Glendale.

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National Ice Cream Day

Happy National Ice Cream Day - Have you had some ice cream today?

National Ice Cream Day is the 3rd Sunday of July. July is also considered National Ice Cream Month.

ice cream cone cupcakes

As a huge fan of ice cream (and it must be chocolate or chocolate mint) I love ice cream themed parties. Also, these ice cream cone cupcakes are a huge hit with kids and easy to serve - the cupcake is baked right in the cone and then iced to look like an ice cream swirl. Rainbow sprinkles on top.

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Simply Sweets summertime sweets collage

I thought a collage of some summertime sweets would be fun - Happy Summer!

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beach and surf themed birthday cake

This cake was created for a surf themd 7th birthday celebration. The cake colors were designed to coordinate with the blue, orange and yellow partyware. This cake is a half sheet cake with a sandy beach (a mixture of graham cracker crumbs and crystal sugar) and a huge wave with a surfer figurine. A little hard to see in this photo, but there is also a shark fin behind the surfer. The beach towel and flip flops on the beach are made from fondant. This cake was delivered to a residence in Paradise Valley.

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Polka Dot Flip Flop 6th Birthday Cake

This cake was created for a luau themed 6th birthday and designed to coordinate with the flip flop and polka dot decorations - everything was done in hot pink, orange, lime green and turquoise. This cake is a 14 round which serves at least 65. Cake is iced with buttercream, accents with fondant polka dots, graham cracker and crystal sugar sand topped with pink and orange fondant flip flops. This cake was delivered to a residence in Gilbert. This party was coordinated by Susan Crabtree, designer, Puerta Bella Interior Design. Susan is also the blogger behind Poca Cosas and blogged about the party:

party setup
cake and centerpieces
flip flop craft

feedback from the coordinator:
I wanted to send you a quick note and thank you for the ADORABLE cake for Jillian’s birthday luau this weekend! Everyone loved it!!Thanks again for everything!

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luau themed mini cupcakes

luau themed mini cupcakes, originally uploaded by Simply Sweets.

These mini cupcaks were ordered for a preschool PTA end of the year celebration with a luau theme. Half the cupcakes are topped with tropical flowers and the other half with white chocolate shells.

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beach themed bridal shower cupcakes

These cupcakes were created for a beach themed celebration for a coworkers bridal shower. Half the cupcakes are topped with tropical flowers in pink, purple and orange. The other half of the cucpakes are iced blue for the ocean, topper with sand (graham crackers and crystal sugar) and white chocolate flip flops.

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Monkey themed 1st Birthday Cupcake Tower

1st birthday bright polka dots cupcake tower topper cake with monkey

This cupcake tower was designed to coordinate with a brightly colored monkey themed first birthday celebration for one of our repeat customers (we've done his sister's birthday cakes for the past 2 years). The design was inspired by the Swinging Monkey invitation

Everything is iced yellow with blue, green, red and orange polka dots. The topper cake is topped with a fondant modeled monkey wearing a party hat and a 1 for the birthday boy. Half the cupcakes are topped with a 1 and the other half have circles imprinted with Happy Birthday. We also made a jumbo cupcake for Gavin's smash cake

1st birthday bright polka dots cupcake tower with monkey topper

1st birthday jumbo cupcake smash cake

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We're Having a Birthday!!!

Simply Sweets Celebrates 2 Years!!!

Simply Sweets first opened on July 7, 2007 and now, two years later, we are celebrating our second birthday. Thank you to our wonderful customers who have ordered our custom sweets, given us rave reviews, referred friends and come back to us again and again for all your celebrations. Because of you, we are celebrating our 2nd birthday by expanding! Yes, that's right - we are in the process of moving out of our shared commercial kitchen space to our very own cake studio so that we can handle a larger volume of orders and expand our offerings.

More details to come, including the announcement of our new studio location and the date for our Grand Re-opening/2nd Birthday Celebration.

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Happy 4th of July!

4th of July red white and blue mini cupcakes

Hope everyone had a great 4th of July with lots of time in the sun, bbqs, sweets, and fireworks! We spent a lot of time in the pool and finished the evening by watching the Peoria fireworks.

blue berry sour cream crumb cake

I made this Blueberry Sourcream Crumb Cake for my family to enjoy. We love blueberries! Simply Sweets plans on offering an expanded menu of sweets including crumb cakes available on Fridays, Saturdays and holidays later this year.

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What is a smash cake?

Smash Cake Collage, originally uploaded by Simply Sweets.

I've been asked what is a smash cake? Its the cake that you give to a 1 year old on their birthday for them to dig into and enjoy - its a great photo opportunity.

Simply Sweets offers 3 options for smash cakes - a 1 shaped cake, a jumbo cupcake and a single layer 6 inch round. We decorate the smash cake to coordinate with cake or cupcakes.

We'd love to see photos of your kids digging into their smash cakes - post a link in the comments section to share!

Here's a photo of my son enjoying his first birthday cake:

Brendans first birthday

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Chocolate Train Sucker Party Favors

These party favors were ordered for a train themed second birthday celebration. The ribbons were done in blue and red to coordinate with Thomas the Tank decorations. These are the same party favors I made for my son's second birthday to go with his train cake.

This customer ordered animal themed chocolate dipped oreos from us a few month's ago for her daughter's birthday.

Customer feedback:
We loved the train favors, they were such a hit, you always make such wonderful things, we appreciate it!! Sincerely, Lesley B.

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Turquoise and Orange baseball and shoe cupcakes

These cupcakes were ordered for a coworker birthday celebration for a woman who loves shoes and man who loves baseball. The shoes are made from dark chocolate and the baseballs from fondant

Customer feedback
Dana, the cupcakes were a big hit !! I brought them to the restaurant where we were celebrating 2 birthdays. After we had finished eating them the waitress had brought over 2 restaurant cupcakes. They each took one bite and were very disappointed. Your cupcakes were very moist and chocolatey and the "other" cupcakes were dry and boring. Thanks again for the yummy treats!! Becky Z

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