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Simply Sweets Wishes You a Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!

Scary Faces Halloween Cupcakes

I made these cupcakes for my family and neighbors to enjoy while we sat outside waiting for trick-or-treaters. Each cupcake is frosted with chocolate buttercream and topped with some scary faces - skeleton skull, devil, ghoul, and a scray monster. We also snacked on some Simply Sweets' Candycorn Bark.

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Halloween Cookie and Cupcake Decorating Party

This year I hosted a cookie and cupcake Halloween themed party for some of my girlfriends. My husband and I host a large kids cookie decorating party but for Halloween I decided I wanted a night of fun with my girlfriends. I baked Halloween shaped sugar cookies and some of Simply Sweets' double chocolate sourcream cupcakes but left them bare ready to decorate. I colored buttercream for the cupcakes and royal icing for the cookies and put together a huge tray of sprinkles and candy.

I demonstrated 2 cupcake decorating ideas and then everyone got creative designing their own.

Decorating party cupcakes

To see more details from the party, hop on over to the Desert Parties blog

Want to host your own cookie or cupcake decorating party for the holidays this year? Simply Sweets will be selling kits to make hosting your own party easy and fun! We will also be selling sprinkles and some really fun cupcake liners...stay tuned for more details.

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Police Officer Retirement Cupcake Tower

We created this cupcake tower for a police officer retirement party celebrating his 30 years of service. The color theme is black, blue and sliver. The topper cake is done with stripes, shooting stars, bow and a vertical 30. The cupcakes are topped with stars. This 5 tier tower has 84 standard sized cupcakes, 2 dozen mini cupcakes and is topped with a 6 inch round topper cake. We also created 60 chocolate badge party favors.

Stay tuned for part 2 of this celebration - part 1 was hosted at their home and part 2 will be hosted at the union office.

Police Retirement Blue Black and Silver Cupcake Tower

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Chocolate Dipped Halloween themed Pretzels

Halloween Pretzels

Simply Sweets' holiday themed chocolate dipped pretzels are always a popular item - our Halloween pretzels are sprinkled with pumpkin and bat quinns. I LOVE the way the Halloween colors pop on the chocolate.

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Chocolate Dipped Sweets Dessert Tray for a Bar Mitzvah

We created these two dessert trays for a Bar Mitzvah celebration this past weekend. Two dozen chocolate marshmallow pops, 3 dozen chocolate dipped pretzels and 20 chocolate dipped oreos. Mixture of white, milk and dark chocolate and topped with rainbow sprinkles. We delivered these trays to Temple Kol Ami in Scottsdale.

chocolate dipped sweets Bar mitzvah dessert tray wrapped for delivery

chocolate dipped pretzel and oreo Bar Mitzvah dessert tray

chocolate dipped marshmallow Bar Mitvah dessert tray

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Cupcakes for a school Halloween Carnival

Halloween Carnival Cupcakes

My son's school held their annual Halloween Carnival on Saturday and Simply Sweets donated 13 dozen Halloween cupcakes for the food court joining other parent owned businesses including Honey Bear's BBQ and Lux Coffeebar. We created several different designs for the event:

  • Mummy Cupcakes
  • Blood Shot Eveball Cupcakes
  • Candy Corn Cupcakes
  • Green and Purple Halloween themed - bats, witches, tombstones, skeleton skull, ghost, pumpkin
  • Black, orange and white Sassy Circle Cupcakes - our most popular design done up for Halloween
  • Green and Purple Spider Cupcakes

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Last Chance To Order Simply Sweets Halloween Treats

Simply Sweets Halloween Treats

Have you ordered your Simply Sweets' Halloween Treats yet? Or how about a custom Halloween cake? There's still time! And don't forget to add an order of our Candy Corn Bark - this popular confection is only available through October 31st and then it goes away...

Candy Corn Bark

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We've gone PINK!

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our Simply Sweets blog has gone pink!

Simply Sweets Pink Ribbon Treats

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we've created a variety of pink ribbon treats for you to enjoy. 30% of sales will be donated to the Phoenix affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Treat your friends, family, coworkers or yourself and support a great cause! Contact us today to place your order - orders should be placed at least 2 days in advance. Pickup or delivery is available (delivery rate starts at $10). Pink Ribbon treats are available through October 31st.

Pink Ribbon Cupcakes - cupcakes iced with American buttercream, fondant pink ribbons and pink non-perils. Choice of white sourcream, double chocolate sourcream, or lemon poppyseed. $42/Gift box with 1 dozen cupcakes, $21/gift box with 6 cupcakes, $14/Gift box with 4 cupcakes.

Pink Ribbon Chocolate Dipped Oreos - Oreo dipped in chocolate and topped with a white chocolate (tinted pink) pink ribbon. Choice of dark, milk or white chocolate. Wrapped in a bag and tied with a ribbon. $3.00/each

Pink Ribbon Chocolate Dipped Graham Crackers - Graham cracker dipped in chocolate and topped with a white chocolate (tinted pink) pink ribbon. Choice of dark, milk or white chocolate. Wrapped in a bag and tied with a ribbon. $3.00/each.

Pink Ribbon Chocolate Dipped Fortune Cookies - Fortune cookie dipped in chocolate and topped with pink ribbon sprinkles. Choice of dark, milk or white chocolate. Wrapped in a bag and tied with a ribbon. $1.50/each. $12/take-out box filled with 8 fortune cookies.

Pink Ribbon Chocolate Sucker - White chocolate (tinted pink) ribbon shaped sucker. $2.50/each

Pink Ribbon Chocolate Dipped Pretzels - Pretzel dipped in chocolate and topped with pink ribbon sprinkles. Choice of dark, milk or white chocolate. Wrapped in a bag and tied with a ribbon. $1.50/each or $18/bag of 12.

Pink Ribbon Chocolate Bark - White chocolate bark with pieces of oreos and sprinkled with pink ribbon sprinkles. 1/2 pound of candy comes in a take-out box tied with a pink ribbon bow. $8.50

Other Great Businesses Supporting the Cause

Warrior Princess Wear
Warrier Princess Wear is a business started by an inspiring woman, Debbie Harward, who I met through Girlfriend's Biz Alliance. For the month of October and November all shipping is free! As always, one dollar from every item purchased goes to benefit Bosom Buddies of AZ. Please visit her 2 online shops: Warrier Princess Wear ebay shop and Warrier Princess Wear etsy shop. My favorite are the pink camo baseball caps!

Urban Kidz
Urban Kidz has limited edition "Peace, Love, and Cure" tanks for moms and their daughters. The price is $48 each and 25% of the proceeds go breast cancer research.

Design Her Gals
Create your own gal on stationary with Design Her Gals and a portion of sales from every order goes to the Gal to Gal Foundation which supports stage IV Breast Cancer Patients.

Camille Love Designs
Camille Love Designs is donating 100% of profits from the sales of any 4 x 6 Breast Cancer Survivor photo frames during the month of October.

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Emily Sampson Rodgers Golf Classic 2009

A few weeks ago we created a tie die cupcake tower for the Emily Sampson Rodgers Golf Classic held at the Vistancia Golf Course. The event is a fund raiser for breast cancer research and this is the second year we have participated as a sponsor. This years theme was a groovy gold glassic celebrating the 60s, the year Emily was born. The golfers were all wearing tie die tshirts and hats and the room was decorated with lava lamps. The cupcakes were airbrushed with a tie die pattern and topped with peace, love and pink ribbons.

Tie Die Pink Ribbon Cupcakes for Emily Sampson Rodgers Groovy Golf Classic

Rodgers Golf Classic Sponsor Banner

Rodgers Golf Classic Banner

Last year's golf ball cupcake tower:

golf tournament display closeup

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