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


Pink and Purple Paw Prints Cupcake Tower for a 5th Birthday Celebration

Pink and Purple Paw Print cupcake tower for a 5th birthday jumbo topper cupcake

We created this cupcake tower for a sweet Kallie who loveds pets! Cupcakes were topped with paw prints and minis were topped with pearls. The tower was topped with a jumbo cupcake for the birthday girl.

pink and purple paw print cupcakes

Pink and Purple Paw Print cupcake tower for a 5th birthday

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Bug themed 6th birthday - green and yellow cupcake tower

insect themed 6th birthday cupcake tower cake and cupcakes

We created this green, yellow and brown cupcake tower for a bug themed birthday party. The topper cake was iced green, bordered with piped buttercream grass, covered with branches and leaves and topped with insects and other critters. Half the cupcakes were topped with a 6 and hald the cupcakes were topped with more critters - scorpians, spiders, worms, ladybugs, dragon flies, butterflies, moths, insections and inch worms. Our customer rented our 4 tier cupcake tower to display the cake and cupcakes.

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End of the year celebration cupcakes

end of the year celebration cupcakes

We recently donated a custom cupcake gift certifcate to the Laguna Elementary School's PTA for the fundraising auction. The winner of the gift certificate ordered cupcakes for her son to celebrate a great year. We used the cupcakes to spell out his name and topped with remaining cupcakes with music notes and an electric guitar.

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8th Grade Commencement celebration cupcakes

blue and yellow 8th grade graduation cupcakes

Last year we gave away a gift certificate for custom cupcakes over on Scottsdale Moms Blog and the winner used the gift certificate to order cupcakes for her son's 8th grade commencement celebration this week. He's a future Sandra Day O'Conner High School student so we did everything in the school colors, blue and yellow. Cupcakes were topped with "congratulations", A+, stars, 2015, SDOHS, golf ball, music notes, drum and math symbols - all things to represent his academic successes, interests and future high school days.

We previously made a cake for this family - their dad's 40th birthday, a personalized tequilla bottle cake:

tequilla bottle

customer feedback:
again so much for the cupcakes that you did for C's 8th grade commencement celebration. They were perfect in every way. Everyone was impressed with how each one of them reflected C's interests in some way or referenced his future at SDOH! You are so creative and talented. B.L.

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Blue with Yellow Stars for a 3rd Birthday Toy Story Celebration

3rd birthday cake for a Toy Story themed party

We created this 1 tier cake covered in stars for a 3rd birthday Toy Story Celebration. Our custom added Buzz Lightyear and other Toy Story characters to the cake. We also created mini cupcakes for Gavin's preschool celebration topped with rockets, moon, stars and letters to spell out the message.

Mini cupcakes for a 3rd birthday preschool  Toy Story Celebration

We've been doing Gavin's birthday cakes every year - one of my favorites is the first birthday monkey cupcake tower

1st birthday bright polka dots cupcake tower with monkey topper

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Casino themed Cupcake Tower for a School Fundraising Casino Night

red and black casino night cupcake tower for Camelback Desert School's All in For Kids Charity Event

We created this cupcake tower for Camelback Desert Schools PTO All in For Kids fundraising event. The event's theme was casino night so we baked the cupcakes in red and black foil cupcake liners and topped the cupcakes with hearts, diamonds, spades and clubs. We also made a few mini cupcakes topped with red and black pearls. The cupcakes are displayed on our white 5 tier cupcake tower. The event was held at the Ancala Country Club in Scottsdale

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Purple Graduation Cake for a ASU Graduation Party

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This cake was ordered for a ASU graduation party - the graduate's favorite color is purple so the cake was decorated with purple and topped with a graduation hat in ASU colors. The family also ordered cupcakes for each of the children.

purple graduation cupcakes

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Cupcake Tower for a University of Arizona Graduation Party

University of Arizona graduation cupcake tower

We created this blue and red cupcake tower for a University of Arizona graduation party. The cupcakes were baked in red and blue cupcake liners and topped with an A and 2011. The topper cake is decorated with blue and red stripes and topped with a 3D graduation hat (made from white chocolate). Our customer rented our 4 tier white cupcake tower for her party. Cupcake towers are great for graduation parties which are often open house style and guests can help themselves and your display isn't ruined because the cake is cut. Often our customers save the cake for after after the guests have left to enjoy as a small family celebration.

University of Arizona graduation cupcake tower red and blue

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University of Arizona graduation party favors - chocolate dipped fortune cookies

chocolate dipped fortune cookie graduation party favors University of ArizonaAlign Center

We created 75 chocolate dipped fortune cookie favors for a University of Arizona graduation party. They were serving an asian themed meal so fortune cookies were the perfect favor - decorated in red and blue of U of A.

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Nursing School Graduation

Nursing School Graduation Cupcakes

Align CenterWe created these cupcakes for a nursing school graduation party. The school's colors are purple and silver. We topped the cupcakes with graduation hats and displomas along with many medical related items including scrubs, blood pressure cuff, medicine, bandaid and nurse's hat

nursing school graduation purple and silver

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Monkey cupcakes for a 2nd birthday

monkey 2nd birthday cupcakes

These blue and green monkey cupcake created for a 2nd birthday celebration held at Imagination Avenue. Our customer was the winner of a Simply Sweets custom cupcake gift certificate that we donated to the recent Humane Society's charity event Compassion with Fashion: Wizard of Paws.

monkey 2nd birthday cupcakes blue and green

We made a few cupcakes that were displayed during the charity event - two paw print cupcakes and two yellow brick road cupcakes topped with ruby slippers to go along with the Wizard of Paws theme.

wizard of paws charity event

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Surfboard Cupcakes for a Luau Themed Birthday Party

surfboard cupcakes

These surboard cupcakes were ordered for a luau themed birthday party. Very popular theme this time of year for pool parties and we'll doing a lot more of these for end of the school year parties! Green surfboards with yellow, orange and pink flowers.

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3rd Birthday Cake for a Star Wars themed celebration

3rd Birthday Cake for a Star Wars celebration

We created this cake for Tennessee's 3rd birthday party. Cake is iced gray and airbrushed a dark silver for a cool effect. We added silver stars, 2 light sabers and the message done in a Star Wars font. This cake was a very large 12 inch square which serves at least 55 people.

Here's a collage we put together of more cakes and cupcakes that we've done for Star Wars themed birthday parties:

Star Wars themed cakes

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Mini Cupcakes for a Pink and Brown Bridal Shower

pink and brown bridal shower mini cupcakes

We made 4 dozen mini cupcakes for a brown and pink themed bridal shower. The cupcakes were baked in pink and white polka dot mini cupcake liners. Half the cupcakes were topped with pink and brown flowers and half were topped with pearls.

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Lavendar Wedding Anniversary Cake

Lavendar Anniversary Cake with branches and flowers topped with a monogram

This cake was created for a small family wedding annversary celebration. The cake was iced in lavendar buttercream and covered in branches with delicate white and light purple flowers with pearl centers. The message says "Happy Birthday Grandma and Grandpa" This cake was inspired by or 40th anniversary cherry blossom cake:

pink cherry blossom 40th anniversary cake

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Pink and White Butterfly Baby Shower Cake

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This baby shower cake was designed to coordinate with the pink and white butterfly baby shower invitation. The cake is iced with light pink buttercream and covered in cascading pink and white butterflies. The cake is topped with a pair of our sugar baby booties and we wrote the Welcome Baby message in a Curlz font. So sweet!

Inspiration cakes:

Purple and turquoise 40th birthday cupcake tower:

40th Birthday Cupcake Tower - Butterflies, Hearts and Flowers

Yellow, orange and Red 17th Birthday cake:

Red, Orange and Yellow Butterfly 17th Birthday Cake

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Cupcakes for a Dissertation Defense

yellow orange and red cupcakes topped with butterflies and daisies

Our customer ordered these to be served at the reception following her dissertation defense. She had ordered the orange and red daisy cupcakes for her daughter's birthday earlier in the year and loved the design so much that she reordered it adding in the butterflies. We delivered these cupcakes to Arizona State University.

yellow orange and red cupcakes topped with butterflies and daisies box

customer feedback:

My dissertation went well. Thank you for delivering the cupcakes. Everyone was impressed with the design. It went fast, although the daisy chocolate ones went faster than the butterfly ones, :)

Congratulations Mei on a successful dissertation!

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3rd birthday bumble bees and honey pot for a Winnie the Pooh celebration

country scene with bumble bees and honey pot cake for a Winnie the Pooh themed 3rd birthday

We created this countryside scene cake with bumble bees and topped with a honey put for a 3rd birthday Winnie the Pooh celebration. The 3D honey pot is made with rice krispiy treats covered in fondant.

Inspiration cake: 2 tier 1st birthday cake with bumble bees and a honey pot

Honey pot and bumble bee 1st birthday cake

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Mother's Day Cupcakes

yellow and pink Mothers Day Cupcakes

These pink and yellow Mother's Day cupcakes were ordered to coordinate with TomKat Studio's Mother's Day printable gift tags. Each cupcake is topped with a flower with a pearl center and a pink sparkly butterfly.

Did you see those cupcakes the Project Nursery Mother's Day printables post by Kim, TomKat Studio? Those are Simply Sweets cupcakes topped with TomKat Studio party circles - we worked together last year to create a display for Phoenix' Bloggy Bootcamp.

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Calla Lily Mother's Day Cake

Calla Lilly Mother's Day cake

We've made a lot of cakes for this family so our customer thought this would be a perfect Mother's Day surprise to order his wife a cake topped with her favorite flower, calla lilies. She loves our white almond sour cream cake with lemon cream filling. The side of the cake is covered in a buttercream piped cornelli lace pattern.

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Gender Reveal Cake - Pink or Blue???

gender reveal cake - pink or blue

This was a really fun cake to do. One of our customers asked ask to create a gender reveal cake for Mother's Day. She was finding out the sex of their 3rd baby on Friday and decided it would be a fun Mother's Day surprise for the family to order a cake. She brought the ultrasound results to us so that we could color the cake pink or blue. We created a similar cake for a gender reveal party a few months ago but this one was even more exciting because even the mom didn't know the sex yet. The cake is a 6 inch round with 3 layers of white cake - we tinted the batter of the middle layer.

So was it pink or blue????

gender reveal cake

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