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


Simply Sweets is hiring!

Simply Sweets Cake Studio, Scottsdale, AZ is hiring! Business has been great and we've been booking up several weeks in advance so to accomodate a larger volume of custom orders we need to increase our staff. We are also planning on selling a variety of ready made sweets on Fridays at the cake studio and set up a booth at some of the great local weekend farmers markets. We are looking for people who are enthusiastic, hardworking, creative, love baking and creating speciality sweets!

Cake Decorator Assistant:

We're looking for someone who can work Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 9 and 4 (hours will vary based on need) and other days as needed. The job duties will include washing dishes, mopping floors, retail assistance, baking, and gradually work into decorating the cakes and cupcakes.

Bakery Assistant:

We're looking for someone who can work Fridays to bake a variety of sweets. Position will also include working in the retail portion of the cake studio to sell the sweets. Also needed to setup and work Farmers Markets on Saturday and Sunday mornings. May also involve early morning weekend baking.

To apply for the positions please submit a resume and a cover letter. In your letter please answer the following questions:

1. Why do you want to work for Simply Sweets?

2. What days and hours are you available?

3. Do you have retail experience?

4. What is your baking experience (not decorating)?

If you have cake decorating experience, please include a photo(s) of your work.

*decorating experience, professional baking experience or a culinary degree is NOT a requirement for applying for our positions.

Please email applications to or drop off resumes at the cake studio (we will have a bin set up for applications - we will not be able to do interviews or answers questions when you stop in). We will contact you if we are interest in setting up an interview. If you have any questions please email us at Please submit applications by October 15th.

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25th Birthday Celebration

25th birthday white and gold cake with cowboy boots topper

We created this cupcake tower for a golden 25th birthday celebration held at the Montelucia Resort in Scottsdale. The topper cake is a white on white diamond design accented with hold dragees. The cake is topped with black and white cowboy boots to resemble a pair owned by the birthday girl. The cupcakes were topped with 25s and cowboy boots. We also created golden suckers with each guests name on them to serve as place seating cards - the suckers tied in with the "golden ticket" theme as each guest received a golden ticket as a party invitation.

gold and black 25th birthday cupcake display with cowboy boots

gold lollipop placecards

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Cupcakes for a 40th Birthday Scavenger Hunt

40th birthday scavenger hunt cupcake cakes

These cupcakes were ordered for a post scavenger hunt birthday celebration held at 5th and Wine in Scottsdale. The scavenger hunt was created based on things important to the birthday girl: yoga, coffee, frozen yogurt, m&ms, religion, local sports teams, 80s, a kiss, headbands (sweaty bands), sushi, vollyball, bicycling, LOVE statue in Scottsdale, Twilight books.

The birthday celebration started out the day with a brunch with girlfriends at the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain resort we delivered cupcakes, an oreo flower bouquet and colorful balloons all color coordinated to match decorations for the brunch.

colorful oreo flower bouquet

colorful cupcakes for a birthday brunch

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One Piece Pink and Black Lingerie Cake for a Bridal Shower

pink and black lingerie (one piece) bridal shower cake

This cake was inspired by our popular bra and panties lingerie cake but this time we did a one piece lingerie designed to match the party invitation. We also made pink lingerie suckers for party favors.

The same week we also created 100 of the same pink lingerie chocolate party favors for one of our customers who was traveling out of town for a large bridal party celebration - since she couldn't also take a cake on the plane, they asked a local bakery to create a similar design to our bra and panties lingerie cake. If you're a Simply Sweets Facebook fan, you can see some of the photos that our customer posted of her party.

light pink lingerie corset bridal shower favors

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Pink and Brown 2 tier 10th Birthday Cake with Butterflies Topped with a Colorful Bow

bright pink, brown and white 2 tier birthday cake with butterflies topped with a large bow

Allyson's birthday party was a spa themed celebration and we made chocolate nail polish for party favors

nail polish chocolate party favors for a spa themed birthday party

We also created Allyson's 9th birthday cake:

pink and green polka dot 2 tier 9th birthday cake

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Princess Tiara Zebra Print Cake and Cupcakes

zebra print princess tiara cupcake tower topper cake

This cake combined two of our most popular designs - zebra print and a pink tiara. They also ordered monogram cupcakes for the kids and minicupcakes for the adults.

Tiara Zebra Print Cake Coordinating Cupcakes and Mini Cupcakes

Inspiration cakes:

Tiara Zebra Print Cake Inspiration

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Chocolate Dipped Party Favors for a Space Themed Party

black and silver chocolate dipped rice krispie treat party favors - space birthday

We've been creating so many things for space themed parties lately (especially if you include Star Wars). These chocolate dipped rice krispie treats were decorated with silver and black to coordinate with the party theme colors. My son attended this party and had a blast - what boy doesn't like rockets?? The hosts were setting off mini rockets (small plastic canisters with alka seltzers that when you inject with water they blast off).

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Purple, Silver and Black Flower Birthday Cupcakes

purple, black and silver flower birthday cupcakes

These cupcakes were created for a friend's birthday celebration. I've done her birthday cakes for the two previous years - do you see a trend?

purple and brown birthday day cake

purple white and brown birthday cake


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Workplace Surprise Deliveries - birthday and anniversary

Birthday cupcakes

We offer delivery and we often get orders from parents and spouses for surprise cupcake deliveries to a workplace for birthdays and anniversaries. The pink cupcakes were for a woman's birthday ordered by her mom who lived out of state - she ordered 2 dozen so they could be shared with coworkers. These were delivered to an office in Scottsdale. The anniversary cupcakes were delivery to an office in Paradise Valley for her husband on their 10th anniversary.

10th anniversary cupcakes - workplace surprise delivery

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Cream and Brown Sheep Themed Baby Shower Cake

Cream and Coffee colors Sheep Baby Shower Cake with Baby Booties

We created this cake to coordinate with the Pottery Barn Sweet Lambie Nursery Bedding with 2 sheep and polka dots in coordinating colors. The cake is topped with our very popular fondant molded baby booties - often the mom to be saves these as a keepsake although they are edible.

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Tiffany Blue and White Sassy Circles Baby Shower Cake with Baby Booties

Tiffany blue and white sassy circles baby shower cake with baby shoes

Our popular sassy circles design in a new color mix - Tiffany blue and white. We added some pearls and ribbon roses as an extra touch. We also created 10 cupcakes and our customer rented our 12 cupcake silver stand to display these.

Tiffany blue and white baby shower cupcakes

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Black and Pink Lingerie Cupcakes

pink and black lingerie cupcakes for a birthday celebration

These black and pink lingerie cupcakes were ordered for a birthday celebration and we inspired by the Tiffany blue and white lingerie cupcakes we created for a bridal shower a few months ago.

white bra and panties bachelorette party cupcakes

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Golf themed 1st birthday celebration - golf ball sucker party favors

1st birthday golf ball sucker party favors

Golf is very popular in Scottsdale and Phoenix are we are always making golf ball themed sweets. These party favors were created for a first birthday celebration that was done in colors blue and green.

These suckers would go great with our Martha Stewart Award Winning Golfball Cupcake

golf ball cupcake

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Pink Ladybug Cake for a 1st Birthday Celebration

1st birthday pink ladybug cake

We created this sweet pink lady bug cake for Valeria's first birthday. Its a 9 inch cake topped with a 3D ladybug cake nestled in a bed of grass and flowers. The sides of the cake are done in a pink polka dot design. This cake was inspired by the pink ladybug cupcake tower we did a few weeks ago.

For another ladybug themed celebration we created some chocolate party favors - this one was a red ladybug party and we made chocolate dipped pretzels and fortune cookies with red and black sprinkles.

Red and Black Chocolate Dipped Pretzel and Fortune cookie favors for a ladybug party

Pink ladybug inspiration:

Pink Ladybug Cupcake Tower for 2nd Birthday

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Black and White Sweet 16 Cupcake Tower

sweet 16 black and white cupcake tower

We created this cupcake tower for a black and white themed sweet 16. The cupcakes are baked in black cupcake liners, iced white and topped with black circles with a 16 and a M monogram. The topper cake is topped with a gold and black 16 - the gold was selected because the birthday girl wore a gold dress. Everyone else attending the party was dressed in black and white and they used lots of glow sticks for decorations. We delivered this cupcake tower to the Pima Inn in Scottsdale.

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Bunco Sweets - cupcakes and marshmallow pops

Pink and white Bunco dice cupcakes

We made pink and white dice cupcakes and some marshmallow pops for one of our customer's bunco night she was hosting at her home.

pink and white marshmallow pops for a bunco night

We've done a lot of sweets in the past for bunco and poker themed parties in addition to some larger corporate and charity casino nights - here's a collage of some of the sweets that we've done for game nights:

Poker and Bunco themed sweets

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Space themed cupcake tower for a 5th Birthday Celebration

5th Birthday space themed cupcake tower

We created this cupcake tower for a space themed birthday celebration. The cake and cupcakes were iced blue and topped with stars, planets and moons to coordinate with the outer space partyware. The cake was topped with a 5 and surrounded by shooting stars. This is our new 3 tier cupcake stand available for rent and works great with 18-24 cupcakes and a topper cake.

We've also made several cakes in the past to go with this same partyware:

space themed birthday cake

space shuttle cake

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Sweets Buffet for our Stella and Dot Trunk Show

Sweets for the Stella and Dot trunk show

Chocolates and shopping - what more could you ask for? We recently hosted a Stella and Dot show at the cake studio and put together a small dessert buffet. Double chocolate mini cupcakes, chocolate marshmallow pops and our brownies. Have you ever tasted one of our brownies? they are super rich and moist with chunks of chocolate, hint of coffeee and walnuts. To make them extra special we cut them into hearts. This fall we will have sweets availalbe for sale on Fridays so that you can some extra special treats for the weekend - this will include brownies, a few flavors of cupcakes and some cookies. Stay tuned for more exciting details.

Stella and Dot Trunk Show - brownies and balloons

We are also looking for locally owned businesses who are interested in hosting a trunk show at our shop - please contact us if you are interested.

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Pink Poodle Cake and Cupcakes for a 3rd Birthday Celebration

Black and Pink Poodle Cake with Paw Print Cupcakes for a 3rd Birthday celebration

This cake was ordered by Shannon Fisher, the photographer behind Shannon Fisher Photography for her youngest daughter's 3rd birthday party. We designed the cake and cupcakes to coordinate with the Pink Poodle partyware line - love the black and multiple shades of pink. We topped each cupcake with a puppy pawprint.

If you're a Facebook Fan of Shannon Fisher Photography you may have seen the collage from the party with her adorable daughter. We delivered this cake to Pump It Up in North Phoenix. We've also created several cakes for her older daughter's birthday including the princess castle cake and purple and pink zebra rockstar cake.

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Pink and Blue Cake for a Gender Reveal Party - girl or boy???

Pink and Blue Cake with 3D Cradle for Gender Reveal Party

This was an exciting cake to create - a pink and blue themed cake for a gender reveal party. The couple hosted a party for friends and family as a way to reveal the sex of the baby that will be joining this family later in the year. We tinted the cake batter so that when the cake was cut, everyone would learn if it would be a boy or girl. The couple decorated their home in all pink and blue decorations - my favorite part was the table of sweets with half a blue tablecloth and half pink tablecloth. The cake is iced white with pink and blue polka dots and topped with a 3D chocolate cradle draped with a baby quilt.

So what color was the cake?

its PINK

Its PINK - a baby girl will be joining this family later in the year.

We also made chocolate dipped pretzels for party favors with pink and blue sprinkles

pink and blue chocolate dipped pretzels - Gender reveal party favors

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Bowling Cupcakes

bowling cupcakes

Bowling pin and a bowling ball on cupcakes - I made these for my husband to share with his bowling league. Brunswick Via Linda Lanes is right across the street from the Simply Sweets Cake Studio so I'm sure we'll be doing many more bowling themed cakes and cupcakes.

Here's a bowling themed cake that we did a few years ago (and was never posted to my blog) that I wanted to share - it was for a family birthday celebration held at a bowling alley.

Bowling pin and ball cake

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A Cupcake Cake for a Star Wars Themed Birthday Celebration

5th Birthday Cupcake Cake for a Star Wars celebration

We created this huge cupcake cake for a Star Wars themed celebration. We airbrushed the icing black instead of coloring the icing black so that only the very top layer of icing was black and it helped to prevent everyone's mouth from getting stained black. The cake was dotted with silver stars and two light sabers. This party was held at the YMCA XRKade and my son attended this party and had a blast!

Cupcake cakes are popular because they can easily be made to any size, can be a mix of flavors and easy to portion out when servings.

We also created a small family cake for the same birthday boy - this is a 7 inch round cake and perfect for a small family celebration.

5th Birthday cake for a family Star Wars celebration

We've been creating Hayden's birthday cupcake cakes since his 3rd birthday - 3rd birthday firetruck, 4th birthday race car and now a 5th birthday Star Wars themed celebration.

Hayden's Cupcake Cake Collage

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2nd Birthday Pink Ladybug Cupcake Tower

Pink Ladybug Cupcake Tower for 2nd Birthday

We created this pink ladybug cupcake tower for a 2nd birthday celebration. The tower is topped with a 3D ladybug on a bed of grass and pink flowers. Our customer rented our 4 tier cupcake tower stand and 1/2 the cupcakes were done with a pink sassy circle design and 1/2 decorated with grass and flowers. You know a cake is cute when the first word out of the mouth of the man picking up the cake is "cute!". Ladybug themed birthday parties are big right now - look for a few more blog posts coming with more ladybug inspired sweets.

ladybug sneak peak

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