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


Hot Pink and Aqua Snowflake Cupcakes for a Winter Wonder Birthday Party

Pink and Aqua Snowflake Topped Cupcakes for a Winter Wonderland Birthday Party

More snowflake cupcakes! This time hot pink and aqua for a winter wonderland themed party. All the party decorations were done in pink, aqua with lots of sparkle and everyone got to decorated their own gingerbread house to take home.

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Red and Turquoise Snowflake Topped Cupcakes

Red and Aqua Snowflake topped holiday cupcakes

These red and turquoise cupcakes topped with sparkly snowflakes were ordered for an annual party our customers hosts for her girlfriends. She also ordered coordinated chocolate dipped pretzels for her dessert buffet.

aqua and red snowflake chocolate dipped pretzels

We created the sweets for last years party which had a sparkly silver and pink theme:

pink glittery snowflake cupcakes

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Sweet Themed Christmas Tree

Simply Sweets' Sweet Themed Christmas Tree

I've been collecting cupcake, cake and chocolate themed ornaments over the years for my 'sweet themed' Christmas tree which this year with the new store front is on display at the shop. My tree is getting so full - I think next year I need to upgrade to a larger tree!

2010 new sweet themed ornaments

I added a few new ornaments this year. The cupcake and cookie ornaments were a gift from my husband (he found them at a floral shop in Glendale). The glass gingerbread I got at Disney World while on our family vacation over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Simply Sweets shop holiday display with Christmas tree

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Purple Zebra Print 13th Birthday Cake

13th Birthday Black and Purple Zebra Print Cake

Starting to see an increase in requests for purple cakes! This is our popular 2 tier zebra print cake done in lavender, medium purple and black for a 13th birthday celebration. The first tier is a zebra print with polka dots on the top tier, topped with ribbon roses and bordered in purple fringe.

Inspiration Cake:

pink and black monogram zebra birthday cake

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Ocean Themed 5th Birthday Cake with a Killer Whale, Dolphins and Sting Rays

5th Brithday Ocean Themed Cake with a Killer Whale, Sting Rays and Dolphins

This ocean themed cake was design for a boy turning 5 who had recently returned from a visit from Sea World and wanted Shamu, dolphins and sting rays on his cake. We also added some sea turtles and an octupus to the cake. The cake is iced blue covered with ocean waves and kelp with a sandy sea bottom.

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Cupcakes for a Wine Tasting Birthday Celebration

wine themed cupcakes - wine bottle, wine glass, grapes and wine barrel

We created these cupcakes for a wine tasting birthday celebration - wine bottle, wine glass, grapes and wine barrel.

wine themed cupcakes for a wine tasting birthday celebration

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Fire Truck 2nd Birthday Cake

fire truck 2nd birthday cake

We created this 2nd birthday cake for a fire truck themed birthday celebration -our customer hired Fantastic Fire Department for the party's entertainment. Red and yellow stripes topped with a fire truck on top of the cake.

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Pink and Black Zebra Print First Birthday Celebration

Pink and black zebra print 1st Birthday cake, smash cake and sweets

Our popular zebra print done for a first birthday celebration! This time with hot pink and black. Two tier cake with white and black zebra print topped with a hot pink tier with pink, black and white polka dots. Topped with a 1 and a few ribbon roses for accents. We also made a smash cake and some chocolate dipped pretzels and marshmallow pops for the dessert bar. We delivered this cake to Deem Hills Community Park in Stetson Hills.

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Wedding Anniversary Cupcakes

Anniversary Cupcakes - monogram, cactus, heart and hibiscus

My husband and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary a week ago. My husband prefers cupcakes over cake so I created this themed cupcake gift box for him. 3 of the cupcakes are topped with monograms for our first and last initials. One cupcake is topped with a hibiscus flower because we were married in Kauai, one topped with a cactus for where we currently live and a heart.

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Pink and Orange Polka Dot 10th Birthday Cake

Pink and Orange Polka Dot 10th Birthday Cake

Pink and orange - love that color combination! We created this cake for Peyton's 10th birthday celebration. We've made many cakes for this family and they almost always have polka dots on them. We added fun details to this cake including the bow on top and the frill cake border. Space was left on the top of the cake for a Hello Kitty candle (which we sell at the cake studio - its our best selling candle!).

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Purple Baby Shower Cupcake Tower with Daisies and Baby Booties

purple baby shower cupcake tower with daisies and booties

We created this cupcake tower to coordinate with the purple colors used for the baby shower. The topper cake is topped with white baby shoes and each cupcakes is topped with a simple daisy. This tower was displayed on our 3 tier cupcake stand.

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Blue, Orange and Yellow First Brithday Cake

blue, yellow and orange 1st birthday cake and smash cake

This cake was created for a first birthday celebration and designed to coordinate with their party colors of 2 shades of blue, orange and yellow. We also made a smash cake for Nicholas to enjoy.

customer feedback: Thank you Dana for such a beautiful cake, it was a HUGE success! Can’t wait to plan more designs with you for his 2nd, 3rd, 4th...etc! Have a great week! N.P.

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Purse Cake for a Bowling Birthday Party

Purse cake with a bowling birthday celebration

We created this cake for Tia's 7th birthday. She loves everything girly including purses, flowers and butterflies. The party was held at Dave Buster's bowling alley so we used the party invitation as inspiration and added the bowling pins and ball to the purse to combine the themes. A bow, butterflies and lots of flowers added more girley touches.

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Jungle Animal Baby Shower Cake for a Double Shower

Elephant and Hippo baby shower cake for a Double baby shower celebration

This shower was hosted by several coworkers celebrating two moms expecting the arrival of baby boys. The cake was done in green, brown and white with an elepant and hippo and topped with 2 babies snuggled under blankets.

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Local First Arizona - Shop Local!

Have you heard about Local First Arizona? Local First Arizona is a nonprofit organization working to strenghten our local community by supporting and promoting local businesses. Simply Sweets Cake Studio is proud to be a member of this organization. To become a member, businesses must be locally based in Arizona. Please take a few minutes to read why it is important to shop local.

I love this statement on their website: "Now is the time to join forces to protect, foster, and strengthen the local businesses in our neighborhoods that give us a sense of place, ensure our diverse culture, and provide us with strong unique communities we are proud to call home."

Please support your local community and buy local this holiday season! Often your local businesses are not at the large shopping malls (which are filled with national chains and franchises) but located in the smaller shopping centers around town. Is there a small shopping center that you pass by every day? Take some time to stop in and check out the local shops. Often you'll get to meet the owners of these local businesses and receive personalized service that isn't available at the large big box retailers.

Join us over on our Facebook page this week as we chat more about supporting local businesses and share some more great websites that support local businesses.

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Raspberry Pink and Bright Lime Green Cupcake Tower for a Baby Naming Celebration - scrolls and bows

Pink raspberry and bright lime green scroll and bow cupcake tower for Baby Name Ceremony

We created this cupcake tower for a baby naming celebration and everything was done in a bright pink rapsberry and lime green color. The cake is done in a scroll design to coordinate with the party invitation. The cupcakes are topped with bows. We also added in a few coordinating mini cupcakes for the guests who just wanted a small bite of something sweet.

We also had the pleasure of creating the pink and brown cupcake tower for Raya's baby shower:

Pink and Brown polka dot baby shower cupcake tower with baby booties

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Pink Princess Castle Brithday Cake

Pink Princess Castle Cake and Chocolate Favors

Our princess castle cake has been one of our most popular designs over the years. More recently our customers have been ordering princess tiara cakes instead of the castle cake but in the past month we've had an increased request for the castle cakes. Usually they want the exact same castle that we've done - white with pink and purple flowers. This cake was for a birthday girl who LOVES pink so everything had to be pink - even the filling was strawberry mousse so it would be pink. They also ordered pink chocolate suckers as party favors and pink tiara cupcakes for her school birthday celebration.

Pink Tiara cupcakes

We also had another Princess Castle order for a celebration held at Castles and Coasters. This one was the traditional white with pink and purple

Princess Castle Cake for a 4th Birthday

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Cupcakes for a Coworker's Birthday - fall colors and daisies

cupcakes Fall colors and daisies for a coworkers birthday

These cupcakes were ordered for a coworker's birthday celebration. We used a yellow, orange and red color scheme and used the cupcakes to spell out the birthday girl's name. The remaining cupcakes were topped with daisies and Happy Birthday circles.

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Hawaiian Beach Scene Cake Topped with Purple Flip Flips for a Girl's 5th Birthday

5th birthday Hawaiian Beach Scene Cake Topped with Flip Flops

We created our popular beach scene cake for a girl's 5th birthday celebration. To make this more girly we used pinks, purples, yellows and aqua and used a Curlz font for the number 5. The cake is decorated with a beach scene including surf boards, flowers, shells and sand and topped with purple flip flops.

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Tiffany Box Birthday Cakes

Tiffany blue package cake with simply white bow for a 90th birthday party

Gift package cakes are very popular for birthdays especially in blue with a simple bow similar to a Tiffany box. The first cake we made for a 90th birthday celebration along with coordinating cupcakes.

Tiffany blue cucpakes with white bows

Another present cake, this one for a teen's birthday celebration:

Tiffany Box Birthday Cake

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Elephant Cupcake Tower for a Baby Shower

blue brown and green elephant baby shower cupcake tower

Inspired by our monkey cupcake towers and jungle themed baby shower cakes, we created this 3 tier cupcake tower topped with an elephant topper cake. For a baby boy this cake was designed in blue, green and brown.

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Halloween Birthday Cupcake Tower

Halloween Birthday Cupcake TowerAlign Center

We created this birthday cupcake tower for a huge Halloween themed birthday party. This one was for an older boy so we focused more on the scary Halloween themes including eyeballs, goblins, monsters, bats, skulls, spiders, gravestones and ghosts. The topper jumbo cupcake is topped with several bats and a skull and an eyeball at the base of the cupcake. We used our 5 tier silver stand to display the 75 cupcakes.

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Halloween 1st Birthday Cupcake Tower

1st birthday Halloween cupcake tower

We created this cupcake tower for a first birthday celebration. The topper is a jumbo cupcake topped with a pumpkin with a 1. We also created 24 cupcakes iced in orange, green and purple topped with bats, skulls, ghosts, witches hats, jack-o-lanterns and gravestones.

We also did the same designs for some cupcake gift boxes that were ordered as business gifts:

Halloween cupcake gift boxes

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Orange, Green and Brown Jungle Themed Cupcake Tower for a Baby Shower

Jungle themed baby shower cupcake tower

I love the orange, green and brown color combination we did for this jungle themed baby shower - it gives it a more modern look. The topper cake has an elephant, giraffe, zebra and is topped with a monkey. Our customer had their own cupcake tower stand which accomodated an 8 inch topper cake (the stands that we rent work best with a 6 inch topper cake). Cupcakes are decorated in our sassy circle design iced with a mixture of American buttercream and chocolate buttercream.

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Black and Silver Cake Topped with a MP3 Player for an Apple themed Bar Mitzvah

Black and silver bar mitzvah cake with mp3 player

We created this cake for a Mac themed Bar Mitzvah celebration. All decorations were done in silver, white and black. The cake is airbrushed with black and little silver for a high tech look. The mp3 player is made from white chocolate. Minicupcakes were iced gray and topped with silver sugar crystals.

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Last chance for Halloween treats and party supplies

Halloween Sweets and Party Supplies

Last chance to order your Halloween treats. And don't forget to pick up some Halloween baking supplies and party decorations. With Halloween on a Sunday this gives us an entire weekend to celebrate with your family and friends.

  • Cupcakes - mummies, blood shot eye balls, candy corn, bats, skulls and so much more
  • Halloween Chocolate dipped treats - pretzels, rice cereal treats, chocolate sandwich cookies
  • Candy Corn bark
  • Pink and Black Polka dot balloons
  • Skeleton, spider and and bat balloons - these are extra large (16 inches)!
  • orange or green plastic straws or gray paper straws
  • orange or black goodie bags
  • Halloween sprinkles - pumpkins & bats, black cats, bats & ghosts, and orange and black sanding sugars
  • Orange candy writers
  • Cupcake baking cups - solid, polka dot, striped and gingham

What are your plans for the weekend? Saturday we're going to carve our pumpkins and then Sunday afternoon we're going to bake and decorate some Halloween sugar cookies. Then Sunday evening its trick-or-treating!

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Cake Hole Project Launch Party at La Bocca, Tempe

Cake Hole Project Launch Party

[photos provided by Danielle Stephens, The Darkley Agency]

Last week we were invited to the Cake Hole Projects Launch Party. The event was held at La Bocca Urban Pizzeria and Wine Bar and was attended by people in the party planning industry (thats us!) and local bloggers. Because we specialize in cupcake towers I was really excited to check out Cake Hole Project's modern approach to cupcake displays. The food was delicious and I enjoyed chatting with industry folks including God's Garden Treasures (we worked together in the past at the Impeccable Eye Grand Opening) and bloggers including Beth and Brandi, the bloggers behind Local Lily a great blog which features locally owned businesses.

We are excited to work with Cake Hole Project to show you some modern displays with Simply Sweets cupcakes...stay tuned

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Zebra and Cheetah print cake and cupakes for a Tutu party

Purple Zebra and Pink Cheetah Cake and Cupcakes for a 6 Birthday

Purple zebra cake with purple zebra print and pink cheetah print cupcakes for a 6th birthday celebration (the purple in the photo is a little off because as a nonprofessional photographer, purple icing is difficult to photograph). We created this cake for the daughter of the owner of Daniela Jay Boutique, a children's and woman's clothing store in Glendale, AZ (this is another catch up post as her birthday party was held in the spring). Daniella Jay Boutique hosts tutu parties at the boutique and each party guest creates their own tutu to take home with them.

Daniela Jay Boutique (Glendale, AZ) Tutu Birthday Parties

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Pink treats for a boutique event

pink chocolate dipped pretzels - favors for a boutique event

These were ordered by Basically Bows and More for a boutique event as give aways. Chocolate dipped pretzels with pink sprinkles and pink bows - so sweet.

Have you visited the Basically Bows and More website? or checked out their shop in Scottsdale?

I found this adorable bow for Halloween:

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Red and Black Cupcakes - Surprise Birthday Delivery

red and black cupcakes surprise delivery for a 25th party

These cupcakes were ordered by a friend out of state for a 25th birthday - We did everything in red and black, the recipient's favorite colors. 4 cupcakes were used to spell his name, 1 for his age and the remaining cupcakes were topped with Happy Birthday circles. We delivered these gift cupcakes to a residence in Chandler. Wouldn't you love to be surprised with a cupcake delivery?

red and black cupcakes surprise delivery for a 25th birthday

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2 Tier Cake with a Pony Print and Stars - Lots of Toy Story Themed Birthday Parties

5th Birthday Cow print and stars 2 tiered cake for a Toy Story themed celebration

This cake was ordered for a girl's 5th Birthday Toy Story themed birthday party. Her favorite character is Jessie. Our customer purchased Toy Story figures which were placed on the cake. First tier is covered with stars and a fun font for the cake message. The top tier is done in a pony print to coordinate with Jessie's pants.

5th Birthday Cow print and stars 2 tiered cake with Toy Story figurines

We also created two more of the Boy's Bedroom Scene that we did for for a 2nd birthday for more Toy Story Birthday Parties.

5th Birthday (customer sent to us by our customer) - this party was held at Dave and Buster's:

Tarek's 5th Birthday cake (customer's photo)

customer feedback:
Your cake was a huge HIT... thank you!

Another Boy's Bedroom Scene - this one for a 4th Birthday:

Boys bedroom scene cake for a Toy Story themed 4th birthday celebraiton

photo sent to us by our customer after they added some Toy Story toys:

Tavin's 4th Birthday Cake (customer's photo)

customer feedback:
Cake was amazing, every parent (and kid) the place was asking where I got it! Needless to say I ran out of cards, but gave your email address. Thanks so much! -Jeannine

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