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


Pink and Purple 2 tier 2nd Birthday Cake

Pink and Purple flowers and stars 2nd birthday cake for a Dora celebration

This 2 tier cake was created for a Dora themed second birthday celebration. The cake is purple and pink with yellow, green and turquoise accented diamond pattern, flowers and stars. Our customer purchased a Dora cake topper which she placed on top of the cake. This cake was delivered to Little Gym in Scottsdale.

Customer photo:

Layla's 2nd birthday cake Customer Photo

We also created Layla's first birthday cake - a pastel 2 tier cake covered with flowers and butterflies plus a flower shaped cupcake cake and a smash cake.

Flowers and butterflies 1st birthday 2 tier cake

3 pink flowers made from cupcakes

pink with butterflies first birthday 1 shaped smash cake

customer feedback

I just wanted to say thank you for a beautiful & delicious cake! Layla loved it :) ... Thank you! S.S.

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Pink, Purple, and Lime Green Candy and Chocolate Themed Cupcake Tower for a 4th Birthday

Pink Purple and Green Candy and Chocolate themed Birthday Cupcake Tower for a Willy Wonka Party

We created this cupcake tower for a 4th birthday Willy Wonka themed party. The topper cake is iced with chocolate buttercream decorated with a purple diamond pattern and pink pearls. The cake is topped for fondant modeled lollipops, gumdrops and candy sticks. The cupcakes were iced with chocolate buttercream and topped with fondant modeled candy and golden tickets.

Candy themed cupcake tower for a chocolate factory birthday SNEAK PEAK

Our customer had their own ceramic 3 tier tower which they used for their cupcake display - here's the photo our customer sent us:

Sophia's Birthday Cake Customer Photo

customer feedback:

Thank you again for the gorgeous cake!!! Not only was it aesthetically amazing, it tasted great as well. Everyone was blown away by it and couldn't get over how great it tasted. So thanks again and I will let everyone I know about your fantastic cakes!!!! Amy W.

We also created Sophia's 2nd birthday cake - a pink monkey cupcake cake

Pink Monkey cupcake cake

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Phoenix Open

Simply Sweets Golf Cakes and Cupcakes

I put together this collage of golf themed cakes and cupcakes created by Simply Sweets in support of this week's Phoenix Open

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Knights and Dragons 4th Birthday Party Cupcake Tower and Dessert Buffet

Knight Birthday Party Dessert Buffet party title

My son turned 4 this year and requested a knights and dragons themed party. I decided on a cupcake tower and dessert buffet and did everything blue, yellow and silver. We also sent the kids home with chocolate dipped marshmallow pops party favors. To see more details of the party, hop on over to Desert Parties. We've created the popular Simply Sweets Princess Castle cake so many times, it was fun to create a castle cake for a boy!

Knights and Dragon cupcake tower dessert buffet

marshmallow pops birthday party favors

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Brown and Pink Polka Dot Baby Shower Cupcake Tower Topped with Baby Booties

We created this cupcake tower in our popular brown and pink polka pattern topped with baby booties for a baby shower. The topper cake is iced with chocolate buttercream and decorated with white and pink polka dots. The baby shoes on top are made from fondant and are a great keepsake for the mom to be. The cupcakes were iced brown, pink and white and topped with our sassy circles design. We also provided the 4 tier cupcake stand.

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

Inspiration cakes and cupcakes:

pink and brown baby shower cupcake tower with baby booties topper

Pink and Brown 2 tier baby shower cake

pink polka dot baby shower cake with booties and rattle

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Purple Jungle Themed Baby Shower Cake with a Baby Girl Topper

purple yellow and pink jungle themed baby shower cake with a monkey elephant and baby girl topper

We created this cake for a jungle themed baby shower - this cake was inspired by several of our jungle baby shower cakes. Instead of the baby booties that we usually put on top of this cake, our customer requested a fondant modeled baby girl topper.

Elephant and Monkey Jungle Themed Baby Shower Cake with Baby Girl Topper - closeup collage

Inspiration Cakes:

purple yellow and pink giraffe themed baby shower cake

Jungle themed new baby cake

pink and green baby shower cake topped with a baby in a flower patch

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7th Birthday Blue, Black and Silver Cake for a Star Wars Themed Celebration

7th Birthday stars and light sabers cake

We created this 10 inch round cake for a boy's 7th birthday celebration - the theme for the party was Star Wars! Cake is iced blue with silver stars, vertical 7 and two light sabers. We also made 4 dozen chocolate dipped pretzels topped with blue, red and green nonperils.

chocolate dpped pretzels with red blue and green nonperils

We've created custom cakes and cupcakes for Ryan's birthday since his 5th birthday:

Ryan's Birthday Collage

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Prince Themed 1st Birthday Cake and Smash Cake

1st birthday crown prince themed cake

This cake was designed to coordinate with the very popular Lil Prince line of 1st birthday partyware (there's even a coordinating evite to go along with the partyware). We also created a 1 shaped smash cake for the birthday boy.

1st birthday crown prince themed cake and smash cake

We also made his brother Eric's first birthday cake:

shooting stars 1st birthday single tier

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Minicupcakes for a Preschool Birthday Celebration

4th birthday mini cupcakes for preschool celebration

When I send cupcakes to preschool, I like to send minicupcakes - just the right about of sweet for them to enjoy but not too much sugar so the kids can still focus on learning. These were the cupcakes I sent for my son's preschool birthday celebration. I sent in 4 dozen with extra for the teachers and staff.

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Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day cupcakes

Happy Valentine's Day! Hope yours was sweet!

I made these cupcakes for my husband and son to enjoy as part of our special Valentine's Day dinner.

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Sweet Valentines - Chocolate Dipped Oreo Pops for a Preschool Party

sweet Valentines - chocolate dipped oreo pops

I made these Oreo pops Valentines for my son to take to his preschool Valentine's Day party - each chocolate dipped Oreo is topped with a conversation heart.

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more Valentine's Day Sweet Stuff

Because anything cupcake is sooo popular right now, there is so many cupcake themed Valentine's Day decorations in the stores right now. Stores like Micheals, Target, Kohls, Cost Plus - everywhere you turn to look, there's something with a cupcake on it.

Here's my Valentine's display on my kitchen island - the cupcake cookie jar was a gift from my mom two Christmas' ago (I think it was from Borders). The pastries on the cake stand are the erasers I got for Christmas and the little cupcake jar is from HomeGoods.

kitchen island Valentine's display

Here's another cookie jar - this one is from Kohl's. And the cupcake welcome sign is also from Kohl's.

pink and brown cupcake cookie jar

cupcake welcome sign

And this assortment of cupcake and cake related items is from Michaels dollar bins - file folders, rubber stamp, and chipboard cupcake album (I have a craft project planned for the chipboard...stay tuned...)

cupcake and cake themed finds from Michaels Jan2010

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Pink and Purple Zebra Print Rock Star themed 6th Birthday Cake and Cupcakes

Rock Star 6th Birthday
photos taken by Shannon Fisher Photography

These photos were taken by our customer from her daughter's 6th Birthday Rock Star themed celebration. We created a 6 inch cake in purple and black zebra print pattern with a vertical 6 surrounded by shooting stars in black, pink and purple. We also created 30 cupcakes iced pink and purple topped with coordinating stars.

pink and purple zebra print rock star 6th birthday cake

We also made Jadyn's 4th birthday cake - our very popular Princess Castle Cake

Princess Castle Princess Jadyn

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Glendale Chocolate Affaire

Every year downtown Glendale hosts the Glendale Chocolate Affaire where you can eat a range of sweets including chocolate dipped strawberries, caramel apples, fudge, gourmet chocolates, and fruit kabobs dipped in chocolate. Of course you can also find plenty of other festival food including roasted turkey drumbsticks and Fry bread, musical entertainment and a kids zone.

Simply Sweets did not have a booth though we are planning on one for next year with chocolate cupcakes, browning and chocolate dipped sweets. But as a chocolate fan, it was a great outing for my family.

We started with some chocolate dipped strawberries from Cerreta Candy Company.

glendale Chocolate Affaire Cerretas Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

And then a black and white caramel apple from San Francisco Chocolate Factory - yum!

Glendale Chocolate Affaire San Francisco Chocolate Factory

Glendale Chocolate Affaire Black and White Caramel Apple

Eating a caramel apple

Then is was time to listed to some music and then my son wanted to try the huge bounce house

Glendale Chocolate Affaire Stage

Glendale Chocolate Affaire Bounce Houses

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Valentine's Day Craft with Cupcake Liners - Sweet Stuff Valentine Edition

I read a lot of crafting blogs and one popular craft this year is a Valentine's Wreath made from cupcake liners.

Many of the blogs are crediting Tater Tots and Jello with the original idea:

Here's one from Single Nester

I Heart Unicorns

Crystal's Corner

and Patchwork Chronicles

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Princess Kayleigh Ann and Princess Sophia { Princess Castle Cakes }

2 tier pink and purple princess castle cake - 1st birthday

Princess Castle Birthday Cake Princess Sophia

Two more of our very popular princess castle cakes. The first is the largest one we've done yet - an 8 inch round and 10 inch square for a 1st birthday cake. We had done chocolate dipped party favors for Kayleigh's baby shower so we were excited to have the chance to make her first birthday cake. The Princess Sophia cake was done for a 2nd birthday celebration. We always ask our customers if they want to make any changes to the design or color scheme but they always seem to love it just the way it is!

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