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


Gift Boxes filled with Cupcakes Topped with the Company Logo

Prime Team Partners logo cupcakes

We created these cupcake gift boxes for a local technology staffing company, Prime Team Partners. Each gift box contained 6 cupcakes topped with their corporate logo (done with an edible image on a fondant plaque). We heard that the gift boxes were a huge hit with the recipients!

company logo cupcakes holiday gift boxes

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Christmas Themed 30th Wedding Anniversary Celebration

Christmas themed 30th anniversary package cake

We created this 3D package cake and coordinating Christmas cupcakes for a 30th wedding annviersary party. Their annviersary was earlier in the year but they waited until the holidays to celebration when family and friends would be in town. The cake is iced with buttercream decorated with a scroll design and topped with a 3D fondant bow. Cupcakes were done in a mixture of buttercream and fondant.

Christmas cupcakes

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Holiday Chocolate Dipped Oreo Gift Boxes

Holiday chocolate dipped oreo gift boxes top view

Chocolate dipped oreos are always a hit! These are some gift boxes we created for the holidays in a mixture of white chocolate topped with peppermint candy, dark chocolate with white snowflakes, and milk chocolate with sprinkles.

Holiday chocolate dipped oreo gift boxes

Custom themes available. These would make great hostess gifts or perfect for Valentine's Day.

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Christmas Mini Cupcakes - last chance to order for Christmas Eve

Christmas mini cupcakes for an office holiday potluck

Last chance to order Christmas mini cupcakes for Christmas Eve pickup. Place your orders by Thursday 4 pm for pickup on Saturday December 24th. Pickup hours on Saturday are 9 am - 12 noon. 2 dozen mini cupcakes for $36. White sourcream, Christmas confetti, double chocolate sourcream or half and half.

Or how about some Christmas Candy Kabobs - great stocking stuffers! $3.50 each. We have some ready made (while they last) or call ahead to reserve your sweets.

Christmas candy kabobs

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Christmas Cookies and Mini Cupcakes Holiday Gift Delivery

Christmas ornament glace sugar cookies

We delivered a box of our Christmas ornament glace sugar cookies and mini cupcakes to a medical office as a holiday gift from one of their patients. Have you tried a glace iced sugar cookie? Much tastier than a traditional royal iced sugar cookie - yum! And mini cupcakes are always a hit.

mini cupcake christmas gift box

holiday gift boxes for a drs office

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Sports Themed Baby Shower Cupcakes

Its a boy sports themed baby shower cupcakes - football, soccer, baseball, basketball

Baseball, football, basketball and soccer balls for a sports themed baby shower

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Pink Flamingo 21st Birthday Cake

21st birthday zebra print cake with a pink flamingo

Our customer ordered this cake for her son's 21st birthday celebration - the party was themed around a photo of him imitating a flamingo and party decorations included a lot of pink and black. We delivered this cake to a residence in Paradise Valley.

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Pink, Red and Aqua Blue Train Cupcakes for a Girl's 4th Birthday

red, pink and aqua train cupcakes for a 4th birthday party

Oue popular train cupcakes this time done in pink, red and aqua to coordinate with the party colors. This party was held in the train party room at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. We also made mini cupcakes for the adults and topped them with a 4 - the birthday girl's age that was being celebrated.

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Cupcakes Topped with a White and Blue Cross Topper for a Boy's Baptism

blue and white cross cupcakes for a boy's baptism

Cupcakes iced blue topped with blue and white cupcake toppers with a cross and disted with pearl for a little shimmer.

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Cupcakes for a Joint 50th Birthday Party

pink and green monogram cupcakes for a 50th birthday celebration

These cupcakes were ordered for a 50th birthday party for two people that was held at a country club. Our very popular golfball cupcake for the man and pink and green girly monogram cupcakes for the woman.

golf cupcakes for a 50th birthday celebration

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Racecar Themed 7th Birthday Cupcakes for a Ridemakerz Party

racecar themed cupcakes for a 7th birthday celebration

These cupcakes were topped with racing flags, racecar tires and flames all done in red, orange, yellow and black for a party that was held at Ridemakerz in Glendale. Cupcakes were white sourcream and baked in our black foil cupcake liners (love these!). We also created a personalized jumbo cupcake for the birthday boy.

personal jumbo cupcake for 7th birthday racecar themed birthday

customer feedback:
Unbelievable!!! That is all I can say.They were not only amazing looking, but really good!Even the store said they never saw anything like it before.Thank you

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70th Wedding Anniversary Picnic Themed Cake

70th wedding anniversary picnic themed cake

We created this cake for a 70th wedding anniversary celebration held in Paradise Valley. The event was catered by Jonathan's Catering and was a picnic themed party. The cake was designed as a country scene with a white picket fence, grass and flowers. The cake was topped with a red and white checkered tablecloth and a picnic basket (chocolate fondant covered rice krispie treat).

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Pink, Yellow and Green 6th Birthday Cupcake Tower - hearts, butterflies and flowers

Pink yellow and green 6th birthday cupcake tower

We created this cupcake tower for a 6th birthday celebration that was held at Pump It Up, Scottsdale. The birthday girl requested pink with lots of flowers and vertical hearts on top. The cake is topped with a 6 surrounded by a cascade of flowers. Cupcakes were topped with flowers, hearts and butterflies. Our customer rented our 4 tier cupcake stand for display.

photo of the setup (taken with an iphone)

pink green and yellow 6th birthday cupcake tower with flowers and hearts tower display

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Candy Kabobs - kids love them!

Candy KabobsAlign Center

Candy Kabobs are so popular with our customers as party favors or just a fun surprise for kids! We can design them to go with any color scheme and add a personalized tag for a fun and unique party favor.

Holiday Special - Preorder Holiday Candy Kabobs for $3.50 each (no minimum order). Great for stocking stuffers or gifts. Color options - red/green, red/white, blue/white. Minimum 3 day advance notice is required for orders.

pink and purple birthday party favor candy kabobs

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Colorful 9th Birthday Cake for a Lego Ninjago themed birthday party

9th birthday cake for a lego themed birthday party

Legos are so popular for boys especially the ages 5 - 10 (my almost 6 year old son is in a lego phase, especially Lego Ninjago). This cake design has been very popular this year - cake is iced a bright yellow with red and green stipes. The fondant covered cake board is imprinted with a dot pattern and we made fondant buliding blocks arrange in the shape of the number 9. Our customer added some Lego Ninjago characters to the cake and cake board. This is a 8 inch round perfect for a smaller party. Fun!

inspiration cake:

building blocks cake for a Lego themed birthday party

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2nd Birthday Construction Themed Cake

2nd birthday 2 tiered construction themed cake with dump truck

We created this 2 tier 2nd birthday for a little boy who loves trucks and tools. The cake designed in blue, red, yellow and orange with a dump truck on the top tier and the sides decorated with tools.

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Yellow and Pink Bee Hive Baby Shower Cupcake Tower

pink and yellow bumble bee themed cupcake tower topper cake

We created this bee hive cupcake tower for a baby shower for a girl. Our customers stopped in our shop to order a jungle themed cake but when they saw a photo of the bee hive cupcake tower that we did a few years ago, they switched the theme. Because this shower was for a girl, we made the flowers pink and white, iced half the cupcakes pink and tinted the cake batter for the bee hive cake pink. Our customer rented our 3 tier cupcake tower for display.

pink and yellow bumble bee themed cupcake tower

inspiration cupcake tower topper (this one was for a winnie the pooh themed baby shower):

3D bee hive cupcake tower topper cake

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Cupcake 101 and Cupcake 102 - upcoming Simply Sweets decorating classes

Cupcake icing tips

Cupcakes are so popular and great to make for parties, get togethers, gifts or just fun to make as a family fun activity. We have created 2 classes, Cupcake 101 and Cupcake 102 to teach you everything you want to know about decorating cupcakes.

In Cupcake 101 you will learn how to ice a cupcake with buttercream using the 3 main icing tips - tube, open star and closed star. You will also learn how to use some of the smaller decorating tips to ice a cupcake for a more creative look. We will cover decorating with sprinkles, pearls, edible glitter, disco dust, airbrushing, candy and molded chocolates. We will discuss cupcake liners, display ideas, tansportation and storarge. We will review the different types of icings and their applications and our reccomendations of recipe resources. We will also show you our favorite methods for filling a cupcake. Everything is included and you will take home 1 dozen decorated cupcakes.

In Cupcake 102 we will covered fondant cupcake toppers and covering a cupcake with fondant. You will learn about using gumpaste modeling tools, cutters, embossers, molds, pearl and luster dusts.

Both classes are offered in the evening and daytime - please visit our class schedule page for more information. Advance registration is required!

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Race Car Themed 2nd Birthday Cupcake Tower

2nd birthday race car themed cupcake tower topper cake

We created this cupcake tower for a 2nd birthday race car themed celebration. Everything was done in red, yellow, black and white. The cupcakes were topped with a monogram, 2 for the birthday boy's age, happy birthday and black and white checkered racing flags.

2nd birthday race car themed cupcake tower cupcakes

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Pink and Purple Polka Dots Topped with a Bow for a 2nd Birthday Minnie Mouse Celebration

pink and purple 2nd birthday cake for a Minnie Mouse themed celebration

Minnie Mouse is always a popular theme for little girl's birthdays. We created this cake in with bright pink and purple polka dots to coordinate with the birthday girl's outfit. The cake is topped with a large polka dot bow.

Here's a small collage of some of the cakes and cupcakes that we've created this year for Minnie Mouse themed birthday celebrations:

Cakes and Cupcakes for Minnie Mouse Birthday Parties

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Horse Racing Themed Cupcakes for a Retirement

horse race themed cupcakes for a retirement party

We created these cupcakes for a retirement party on 11-11-11. The party was held at the local race track, Turf Paradise, and we topped the cupcakes with horses, trophies, horse shoes along with a monogram and 11-11-11. Everything was done in cream, green and brown and our customr rented our 2 tier rustic metal tower to display the cupcakes.

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Construction Themed 2nd Birthday Cupcakes for a Bob the Builder themed Celebration

2nd birthday construction themed cupakes for a Bob the Builder celebration closeup

We created this fun construction cupcakes for one our regular customers for her son's 2nd birthday celebration. The theme of the party was Bob the Builder and we used mostly blue and yellow plus some orange and brown to coordinate. Cupcakes are topped with 2's, tools, hard hats, construction signs and orange cones.

2nd birthday construction themed cupakes for a Bob the Builder celebration

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Holiday Cupcakes class - festive fun!

Holiday Cupcakes class

This morning we had our Holiday Cupcakes class and these are the 12 designs that we created - a mixture of winter, Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year's Eve.

Do you have a teen who wants to learn to decorate cupcakes? We are teaching the Holiday Cupcakes class for teens next Wednesday (December 7th at 6pm). Please call to register (480.307.6461) and reserve a spot!

To see our complete class schedule visit our class page on our blog

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9th Wedding Anniversary Cupcake Display

9th wedding anniversary cupcake display with cupcake photo toppers

This 9th wedding anniversary cupcake arrangement was ordered by a husband as a surprise for his wife. We arranged 12 cupcakes in the shape of a 9 and each cupcake is topped with a photo cupcake topper that we created from photos emailed to us by our customer. So sweet

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Our latest Monkey Themed Baby Shower Cakes

It started with this green and brown monkey baby shower cupcake tower:

Sage green brown and cream monkey themed baby shower cupcake tower

The cupcake tower has become so popular with our customers and we have repeated it many times. Some of our customers have wanted a cake instead of a cupcake tower and we have done a larger version of the topper cake with the monkey on the side and sugar baby shoes on top.

A few of our latest creations have been with the monkey on top of the cake:

green and brown baby monkey on a branch baby shower cake

green and brown monkey baby shower cake baby jeffrey

Here's one for twins with 2 pacifiers on top

green and brown monkey baby shower cake for twins 2 pacifiers

And this one to coordinate with the baby shower invitation - a monkey popping out of the top of a palm tree:

monkey in a palm tree baby shower cake

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Tiffany Box Cake for a 91st Birthday

91st birthday cake - Tiffany box

Last year we created a Tiffany box cake and coordinating cupcakes for Betty's 90th birthday celebration. They loved the cake so much that her daughter ordered the same cake again this year for her mother's 91st birthday.

Last years cake and cupcakes:

Tiffany Blue Package Cake and Cupcakes for a 90th Birthday Celebration

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Monkey Themed Cupcake Towers for Curious George Themed Birthday Celebration

2nd Birthday Monkey Cupcake Tower

We recently created this brightly colored monkey themed cupcake tower for a 2nd birthday celebration. The party was hosted at As You Wish in Tempe, AZ. The topper cake was decorated with bright colored polka dots with a monkey face on the front and a 3D monkey on top wearing a party hat. The cupcakes were topped with fondant bananas.

Inspiration cupcake tower:

1st birthday bright polka dots cupcake tower with monkey topper

We created a similar themed cupcake tower earlier this year where the topper cake was done with red stripes. Our customer had a large candle for the top of this cake. This party was hosted at The Play Factory in the Desert Ridge Marketplace. Both customers rented our 4 tier white cupcake towers for display.

Red and Yellow Monkey themed cupcake tower

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