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


10 Cake and Cupcake Trends for 2011 - Part 2: Purple

2011 Party Cake Trends - Purple

We've compiled a list of 10 trends for cake & cupcake designs that increased during 2010 and we think you'll see even more of in 2011!

Second on the list is purple. We seen a huge increase in requests for purple designed cakes especially those that we've always done in pink. Is purple the new pink?? And its not just for birthday cakes, we're getting requests for baby shower (often based on the nursery colors) and bridal showers (based on the wedding colors)

1. Zebra Print
2. Purple

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10 Cake & Cupcake Trends For 2011, Part 1: Zebra Print

2011 Party Cake Trends - Zebra Print

We've compiled a list of 10 trends for cake & cupcake designs that increased during 2010 and we think you'll see even more of in 2011!

First on the list is a design that locally we've become known for - Zebra Print. Most often it's done in black and white or hot pink and white but we've also created designs with blue/white, purple/black, and pink/white zebra. And its not just for cakes - we've done zebra print cupcakes and we're working on zebra print chocolate dipped oreos and sugar cookies!

Stay tuned for the rest of our Top 10 list - what trends do you think will appear on our list?

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Yellow, Orange and Blue Airplane 1st Birthday Cake

Airplane themed first birthday cake in blue orange and yellow

We created this cake and jumbo cupcake smash cake to coordinate with our customer's party invitation (which was designed as an airplane ticket) for an airplane themed 1st birthday celebration. The cake is topped with an airplane surrounded by clouds. We added the birthday boy's name to the top and a star with a 1 on the front.

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Black and silver cupcake tower for a birthday celebration

black and silver birthday cupcake tower with Politics on the Rocks logos

This cupcake tower was ordered for a birthday celebration held at City Hall Steakhouse in Scottsdale for a member of the group Politics on the Rocks. The topper cake is was done black and silver stripes with a coordinating bow. The cupcakes were done with edible images of the groups logo, stars and silver crystal sugar.

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Purple and Black 6th Birthday Zebra Print Cake

2 tier 6th birthday purple zebra cake

Another purple and black zebra print 2 tier birthday cake - this one was a "Happy Birthday Tutu" 6th birthday party held at Daniela Jay Boutique in Glendale, AZ. We're starting to see more requests for purple than pink the last few months - is purple the new pink?

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Christmas Wrap-up

Christmas mini cupcakes

We hope everyone had a great holiday and is enjoying the new year! We are very excited about some new things we have planned for 2011 that we will be sharing over the next few months.

red and green Christmas tree cake

We were very busy the weeks before Christmas creating lots of holiday cakes, chocolate dipped sweets for gifts, dessert trays and baskets along with lots of holiday cupcake gift boxes!

Christmas Gifts Baskets filled with Chocolates and mini cupcake gift boxes

Time to start thinking about gifts and dessert buffets for Superbowl, Valentine's Day and St. Patricks Day!!

Best Wishes for the New Year!!
-Simply Sweets Cake Studio

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