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


Blue and Green Package Cake for a Birthday Celebration

Simply Sweets package cake collage

One of our most popular designs is the package design and we've created it for birthdays, baby showers and baptisms. We created this one for a birthday celebration. Guests are always amazed by the loopy bow especially when they find out they can eat it! Cake is iced with buttercream with fondant circles and bow.

Happy Birthday Mark - Blue and green package cake with loopy bow

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Pink and Green Polka Dot Birthday Cake with Ribbon Roses and Pearls

pink and green polka dot birthday cake with ribbon roses and pearls

This is one of my favorite color combinations - pink and green! Polka dot design with ribbon roses and pearls - great for a birthday girl of any age. White sourcream cake, raspberry mousse, American buttercream icing (iced in our faux fondant technique) with fondant accents.

We've created many cakes for all 3 generations of this family including on of Natalie's previous birthdays - the very popular 2 tier monogram zebra cake (which we've seen reproduced by many cake decorators since we designed it 2 years ago):

pink and black monogram zebra birthday cake

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Football cupcakes for a 7th birthday party

football cupcakes with green liners for a 7th birthday party

We created these cupcakes for a 7th birthday celebration - the birthday was held at a local park so cupcakes made serving easy! The cupcakes were baked in our new green cupcake liners and displayed on our 4 tier white cupcake stand. The footballs are made from chocolate.

football cupcakes with green cupcake liners

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Colorful 2nd birthday cake with polka dots, stars and confetti for a 2nd birthday for an Elmo themed celebration

Red orange yellow blue and purple 2nd birthday cake for an Elmo themed celebration

We created this cake to coordinate with an Elmo themed second birthday celebration. Our customer added to the cake one of the new Elmo candles that we are now selling.

Red orange yellow blue and purple 2nd birthday cake with Elmo candle

Sofia's mom uploaded some great pictures from the party to the Simply Sweets Facebook page - there's even one with Elmo in the photo!

Customer feedback:
Everyone LOVED it!! I'm already plannig her 3rd Birthday cake! ;-) Even ELMO who attended loved the cake!

We also created Sofia's first princess birthday cake - the very popular tiara princess cake designs.

1st Birthday Princess Tiara on a pillow cake

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Bumble bees and a honey pot cake for a Winnie the Pooh themed 1st birthday celebration

Honey pot and bumble bee 1st birthday cake

We created this two tiered cake for Lucas' 1st birthday Winnie the Pooh themed celebration. The cake is designed as a country setting with bumble bees, fence and a few flowers. The cake is topped with a 1 and a honey pot. We delivered this cake to Peoria.

This is the 3rd cake we've created for Lucas - we did his welcome baby cake and baptism cake and we're looking forward to his second birthday celebration!

Jungle themed new baby cake

Baby Lucas Blue and Cream Baptism Cake Cross front view

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Monkey cupcake tower for a baby shower

Monkey cupcake tower SNEAK PEAK

We created this monkey cupcake tower for a baby shower - everything was done in sage green, brown and ivory to coordinate with the nursery bedding (Monkey Bars by Carter's).

Sage green brown and cream monkey themed baby shower cupcake tower a

They rented our 4 tier cupcake stand which creates a great display and makes it easy to serve!

Sage green brown and cream monkey themed baby shower cupcake tower

This cupcake tower was delivered to Stetson Valley in Phoenix. The party was hosted by 2 sisters for their 3rd sister - the guest of honor ordered a similar cupcake tower for one of her sisters last year: our very popular pink and brown design

pink and brown baby shower cupcake tower with baby booties topper

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Personalized Wine Bottle in a Wooden Crate Birthday Cake

wine bottle cake sneak peak

I created this cake for a special friend's birthday celebration where the theme of the party was wine tasting. We decided a wine bottle cake would be the perfect centerpiece for the party.

Wine bottle in a wooden crate birthday cake

I customized the label using a family photo and some photoshop tricks and then printed it as an edible image. The wine bottle is carved cake covered in fondant and airbrushed to give it the dark coloring. The crate is a huge cake (half white sourcream and half double chocolate sourcream with chocolate mousse filling) covered in fondant.

Wine bottle in a wooden crate birthday cake side view

Besides being a great friend, the birthday girl is also a great customer - her family always has creative themes for their parties which gives me the chance to create new cake designs.

Here's the cake I did for her 30th birthday celebration which was designed around her love of nature:

30th birthday desert and ocean scene cake

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Happy Birthday Dad cupcakes

Happy Birthday Dad cupcakes blue and brown

I made these cupcakes for my husband's birthday - carrot cake with cream cheese icing. 3 cupcakes were used to spell DAD and the remaining cupcakes had Happy Birthday imprinted on the fondant toppers. I used our new blue and white striped cupcake liners - I love the retro look they give to the decoration. We will be selling these cupcake liners along with many other designs for all the do-it-yourself cupcake bakers in Arizona. Can't wait to show you all the exciting patterns and colors we are stocking out shelves with!

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April Showers Bring May Flowers Inspired Birthday Celebration

Pink Purple and Yellow Daisy Birthday Cake

We created this cake for two sisters who both have birthdays in April. They wanted a very girly cake with lots of daisies, pearls and swirls in Spring colors including pink, purple, yellow and green. The design was inspired by a cake they found on the Flickr which we modified to fit for a birthday theme, a larger size to accomodate all their party guests and iced with buttercream with fondant accents instead of an all fondant (very popular feature of Simply Sweets to our customers is that we iced with buttercream using a faux fondant technique). The cake is a single layer 11 inch tier topped with a two layer 7 inch tier. We used a small cake board so that cake could be placed on the bed of grass which was topped with flowers and a pink parasol. We delivered this cake to Scottsdale - the second cake we have done for this family, the first was one of my favorites: red and white candy cane cake.

customer's display:

Pink Purple and Yellow Daisy Birthday Cake customer display

customer feedback (from our Simply Sweets Facebook Fan page):
Dana...thank you for the most beautiful birthday cake for my girls. Everyone went crazy over it and they kids were so thrilled to have you do their cake.

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National Moms Nite Out 2010: Phoenix, AZ

National Moms Nite Out collage

May 6th was National Mom's Nite Out and the Phoenix event was held at The Capital Grille in Scottsdale. The local event was organized by Kelly Loubet, the blogger behind Everyday 30 Moms participated in the event and it was a great evening enjoying some girl time, great food and drinks, swag bags and raffle prizes! The event was also covered as a live webcast on MomTV.

Sponsors included:

The Capital Grille in Scottsdale

Little Debbie
Hasbro, My Little Pony
Boutique Karma
Boogie Wipes
Eden Fantasys
Blush Accessories
Pizza Hut
Dove Chocolate
Me Time
Sierra Orthodontics, Invisalign
Simply Sweets - that's us!

We added some items to the swag bags including a chocolate dipped oreo and a box of fun cupcake liners.

The Capital Grille provide us with excellent food - my favorites were the crab cakes and the tenderloin sliders. I'm always impressed by The Capital Grille's consistant excellent food and service! My husband and I often visit this location to celebrate special occasions. The swag bags were full of great goodies - my favorites were the Boogie Wipes (have you tried these yet? they're great if you have kids with runny noses!) and the lotions provided by Sierra Orthodontics. I also won a cute shirt from Me Time in the raffle!

Click here to see who else blogged about this great evening

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Friends of St. Jude Sugar Ball

At the end of last month, the Phoenix chapter of Friends of St. Jude hosted a Sugar Ball fundraising event with all proceeds going towards St. Jude. The invited a wide variety of vendors from the Valley who specialize in sweets! The event was held at the Hotel San Carlos in downtown Phoenix.

Friends of St Jude Phoenix Sugar Ball 2010 - Simply Sweets

Vendors included:

JJ's Brownies
Lombardo's Gelato
Cerreta Candy Co.
Edible Arrangements
Arizona Cheesecake Bakery
Simply Chocolate
Butter and Me
Cookiez on Mill
Simply Sweets (that's us!)

Friends of St Jude Phoenix Sugar Ball 2010 provided a photo booth and baskets full of accessories for some fun photos!


Here's a close-up shot of the SWEET banner that we created for the event - custom party banners is a new service we will be offer after our grand re-opening!

pink and brown SWEET banner

We were asked to bring a sampling of our chocolate dipped sweets - we dipped rice krispie treats, oreos, pretzels and marshmallows in chocolate with pink sprinkles to coordinate with the events pink and brown colors!

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Simply Sweets wishes all the moms a Happy Mother's Day!

Simply Sweets wishes you a Happy Mother's Day

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Urban Kidz, Scottsdale Celebrates Their Birthday

Sorry its been so long since we've blogged - besides getting out new Scottsdale location ready we've been out at a lot of events spreading the word about Simply Sweets as we get closer to our grand re-opening.

Purple and lime green sassy circle minicupcake for Urban Kidz birthday celebration

Urban Kidz recently celebrated their birthday and held a huge celebration which included a great sale, give aways, gift with purchase and a birthday celebration that included cupcakes (which we provided, of course). Have you been to Urban Kidz at The Shops at Gainey Ranch? They have an amazing selection of kids clothes from infant all the way up to size 14/16 including great boys clothers (as a mom of a boy I love any store that stocks just as much boy clothes as girl clothes).

Urban Kidz

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