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3rd Birthday Monster Truck Themed Cupcake Cake {Children's Birthday Cakes}

3rd birthday monster truck cupcake cake

We created this cupcake cake for a 3rd birthday monster truck themed party. This 3 year old loves dirt (don't all boys?) so they decided on the monster truck theme and we created a track made from 'dirt' (crushed oreo cookies) in the shape of a 3. The track has 2 mounds where the paretnts placed truck toys on the cake. We made checked banner to the birthday boy's name and bordered the yellow iced cake in black and white.

Our customer also orders some of our checkered flag balloons along with some yellow and black ones to complete the look.

Cupcakes cakes are a popular option for kid's parties:

  • easy to serve

  • can be done in any size

  • easy to portion out

  • can combine several flavors into one 'cake'

This cake was inspired by the construction and race car cupcakes cakes that we've done:

3rd birthday cupcake cakes - construction, monster truck, racecar

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Carnival Themed 10th Birthday Cake {Children's Birthday Cake}

carnival themed 10th birthday cake popcorn, sucker, teddy bear, crystal ball

We created this 10th birthday cake for a carnival themed party. The yellow and red cake is topped with popcorn, carnival sucker, teddy bear and tickets. The sides of the cake is decorated with a crystal ball, balloons, cotton candy, corn dogs and fun house mirrors. This is a 8 inch cake, perfect size for a smaller celebration. Our customer also purchased some of our carnival suckers for the goody bags.

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Gift Package Cake for a Twins Baby Shower {Baby Shower Cakes}

package baby shower cake for twins

We've been doing a lot of cakes for twins lately! This is our popular package cake design iced with chocolate buttercream (yum!) accented with pink, blue, yellow and green polka dots. The cake is topped with a fondant green bow. Our customers love our bows - each bow loop is individually cut out of fondant and shaped into a loop. Once the loops have dried we form them into a large multiloop bow. Our customers love that even the bow can be eaten.

Here's a few in progress photos of the bow

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Pink, Black and White Birthday Cake for a Minnie Mouse Themed Party {Children's Birthdays}


We created this pink, black and white 2 tier birthday cake for Annabelle's 2nd birthday party, a minnie mouse themed celebration. The bottom tier is done in a diamond pattern accented with black pearls, top tier with polka dots, a huge pink bow on top and finished with a black feather boa around the cake board. Annabelle's first birthday has been very popular with our customers, many of them calling us and saying they want to order "the Annabelle cake". Our customer also ordered some of our popular polka dot balloons in pink and black.

Annabelle's 2nd birthday

customer feedback:
WOW! The cake turned out incredible! It tied the whole party together and I received raving compliments about it! It was just gorgeous and tasted just as amazing as it looked. Thank you so very much. I attached a few photos so you can see just how great it looked with all the party decor. Annabelle loved it! Can't wait until next year!

Annabelle's first birthday:

Annabelle's Cupcake themed First Birthday Celebration {customer photos}

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Sea Turtle Hawaiian First Birthday Cake

1st birthday pink and green sea turtle Hawaiian cake

I love this sea turtle first birthday cake for a Hawaiian celebration. The sea turtle was designed to coordinate with the party invitation and everything was done in pink and green. We also created a 1 shaped smash cake for the birthday girl. Another cake from earlier in the year that I misseed posting but just love for the colors and the adorable turtle.

1st birthday pink and green sea turtle Hawaiian cake and smash cake

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Pink and Orange Two Tier 1st Birthday Cake Topped with a Bow

pink and orange 2 tier first birthday cake topped with a bow and smash cake

Love the colors on this cake - pinks and orange! Another cake inspired by the 'Annabelle' first birthday cupcake themed cake, that we did earlier this year (I'll be posting Annabelle's second birthday cake soon so I want to catch up on all the cakes that were inspired by her first birthday cake). Instead of a cupcake on the front of the top tier we placed the 1 on a large polka dot. We also made a coordinating smash cake and chocolate dipped oreo party favors.

pink and orange 2 tier first birthday cake topped with a bowAlign Center

chocolate dipped oreo 1st birthday party favors orange and pink

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Two Tier 1st Birthday Dinosaur Cake and Smash Cake

2 tier baby dinosaur 1st birthday cake trex and triceratops

We designed this 1st birthday cake to coordinate with the Little Dino partyware line. The bottom tier has a purple triceratops and orange t-rex and the birthday boy's name is on the front side of the top tier. Cake is bordered with grass and vines.

Smash cake:

blue and orange 1 shaped smash cake

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1st Birthday Cupcake Themed Cake, Cupcakes and Cookies

1st birthday cupcake themed celebration - pink, purple, aqua, green

We created this 2 tier cake for a 1st birthday cupcake themed party. Everything was done in pink, purple, aqua and green to coordinate with the partyware. We created a polka dot cupcake with for the birthday girl and sassy circle mini cupcakes for the kids at the party. We also make cupcake shaped sugar cookie party favors - so sweet!

1st birthday monogram cupcake sugar cookies 1 and R

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Airplane Cake for a 21st Birthday Celebration

Red airplane cake 21st birthday for a pilot in training

We created this 21st birthday cake for a ASU airpane pilot student. Red fondant 3D airplane on top of a blue buttercream cake with buttercream clouds.

customer feedback
Thank you SO much! The cake was beautiful and was a great hit!!!

Here's a collage of airplane designs that we've done:

Airplane Cakes and Chocolates - Simply Sweets Designs

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Purple Glitter Cupcakes for a Birthday Celebration

birthday gift purple sparkle cupcakes with daisies and monogram gift box

These cupcakes were ordered by the winner of Vintage Rose Wraps' Spring into Summer local contest winner. Our signature glitter cupcakes topped with a monogram and whimsical daisies in a gift box - perfect for a birthday celebration.

birthday gift purple sparkle cupcakes with daisies and monogram

If you haven't already done so, check out Vintage Rose Wraps website and stop by Simply Sweets Cake Studio to browse our selection of Vintage Rose Wraps. Vintage Rose Wraps is a local Arizona business - shop local!

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Skateboard themed Brithday Cake

skateboard themed birthday cake

We created this cake for two boys celebrating their birthday together who both love skateboarding. The cake was iced with red buttercream and covered in a flame pattern. We topped the cake with a skateboard half-pipe (fondant covered rice krispies) and added some fondant modeled skateboards to the cake.

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Purple and Pink Polka Dots Ice Skates Cake for an Ice Den Birthday Celebration {Children's Birthday Cakes}

purple  and white polka dot ice skating birthday cake

We design this cake in purple and pink for the birthday's girl's favorite colors. Added some polka dots and a girly font for her name. Then topped the cake with a parir of ice skates because the party was being held at the local ice skating rink, Ice Den. This is a cake we created earlier this year - I found a bunch of new designs we did earlier this year but have't yet posted.

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Pink and Black 2 Tier Zebra Birthday Cakes

16th birthday black and pink zebra print with bows

Our zebra striped cakes continue to be so popular. The first one we did for a sweet 16 birthday party with a large 16 and black bow on top and two smaller bows at the base of the cake. The second one was done for a 7th birthday celebration with a monogram on the front and ribbon roses on top.

black and pink zebra 7th birthday cake

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Red and Pink Carnival 4th Birthday Cake {Children's Birthday Cakes}

Shannon Fisher Photography

{photo by Shannon Fisher Photography}

We create this carnival tent cake for a carnival themed 4th birthday celebration. The carnival decorations were red and the birthday girl picked out pink and blue party supplies so we designed all the colors into the cake - I love pink and red together, so fun!

pink and red carnival tent 4th birthday cake

inspiration cake

blue and green carnival tent 4th birthday cake

We also created Gianna's 3rd Birthday Cake last year - pink poodle theme cake and cupcakes

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

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Pink and yellow flowers for a bridal shower {Bridal Shower Cupcake Tower}

pink and yellow flower bridal shower cupcake tower

We created this pink and yellow cupcake tower for a bridal shower. The topper cake has flowers cascading down the sides and the cupcakes were topped with the same flowers - pinks and yellows with a pearl center. The topper cake and cupcakes were displayed on our 3 tier stand.

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Nautical Themed Baby Shower {Baby Shower Cupcakes}

nautical themed baby shower cupcakes - sailboats, life preservers

We created these baby shower cupcakes for a nautical themed baby shower. The theme was picked to go with the nursery bedding. We topped the cupcakes with "its a boy" circles, sailboats and life preservers.

nautical themed baby shower cupcakes

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Butterflies and flowers for a Baby Shower {Baby Shower Cakes}

baby shower cupcake tower with butterflies and flowers - pinks, greens, blues, yellows

We created this cake and cupcakes (not pictured) to coordinate with the nursery bedding for a baby shower - pinks, greens, blues and yellows with flowers and butterflies. The shower was in Tucson and had to be picked up the night before so packed the vertical cake toppers and cupcakes toppers seperately so they would travel well and our customer added them once at the party location. Cupcakes were iced pink and green and topped with butterflies and daisies.

customer photo of the cake:

Customer feedback:
Just wanted to say "thank you" for the beautiful cake and cupcakes you made for the baby shower I hosted. Everyone loved them and they matched our theme perfectly!

Inspiration cake:

Flowers and butterflies 1st birthday 2 tier cake

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Ocean themed cake for a 4th Birthday Little Mermaid themed party {children's birthday cakes}

ocean scene birthday cake for a Little Mermaid themed party with customer topper

We created this ocean scene cake for a Little Mermaid party and decorated this cake with help, rocks, sand, shells, sea flowers and a few under water creatures including a seahorse. We created a rock coming out of the water for the customer's Ariel topper.

ocean scene birthday cake for a Little Mermaid themed party

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Back to School with Simply Sweets Cake Studio & Sweet Shoppe

Its back to school time here in Arizona. Some schools have already started and the rest will be going back in the next few weeks. Where did summer go? This is a big year for my family as my son starts kindergarten.

Here's a list of 10 ways Simply Sweets can help you to start the school year off sweet!

  1. Vintage Rose Wraps headbands - locally made these headbands are so popular with girls of all ages. We have a great selection in stock in an assortment of colors and patterns.

  2. Stop by the shop for some retro candy as a fun after school treat - pop rocks, Turkish taffy, shockers, unicorn pops, Hello Kitty candy necklace and so much more

  3. Host a 'back to school' ice cream party - don't forget the sprinkles! We have a rainbow of colors and fun shapes including flowers, hearts, dinosaurs, fish, pigs, and skulls - so fun and always a hit with the kids

  4. Colorful extra wide straws perfect for morning smoothies

  5. Cupcake liners are a great way to seperate food when using a reusuable lunch container and we have a rainbow of colors and designs. Also great for muffins or for portioning out an afternoon snack such as goldfish or trail mix.

  6. Our colorful goodie bags sacks also make fun lunch bags - pink, red, blue, black and orange. Or how about on of our polka dot or zebra print gable boxes for an extra special lunch

  7. Rainbow packs of edible markers are a fun way to personalize your kid's lunch - these markers are made with edible ink and can be used to write messages or add goofy faces to your kids food.

  8. Cookie cutters are a great way to make lunches more fun - use them to cut sandwiches or slices of cheese into fun shapes

  9. How about some welcome back treats for the teachers? We have lots of supplies if you want to bake some cupcakes or cookies or leaving the baking to us and order some boxes of cupcakes to sweeten up your teachers.

  10. Celebrate your kids birthdays at school with cupcakes and mini cupcakes (perfect for preschool celebrations). Most schools require that treats brought to school are purchased from a licensed bakery instead of baked from home.

And of course, don't forget to place your cake or cupcake order for your kid's birthday parties - September and October are our busiest months so order early so you don't miss out!

Back to School with Simply Sweets

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Green and Black 2 Tier Cake with Baby Booties { Baby Shower Cake }

green and black 2 tier baby shower cake with booties

One of Simply Sweets Cake Studio's most popular baby shower cake designs this time done in green and black to coordinate with the nursery colors - what a great color combination!

inspiration cakes:

2 tier baby shower cakes with booties

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Its Twins! Monkey Cake Topped with Two Pacifiers { Baby Shower Cake}

green and brown monkey baby shower cake for twins 2 pacifiers

Our very popular green and brown monkey baby shower cake this time topped with 2 pacifiers for twins!

Inspiration cake:

Sage green brown and cream monkey themed baby shower cupcake tower

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1st Birthday Lion Cake - orange, blue, yellow and brown {children's birthday cake}

1st birthday lion cake orange yellow blue and brown

I was excited to make this cake because of the fun color combination - orange, blue, brown and yellow! The colors were picked to coordinate with the party invitation and then lion was picked because of a lion art print in the birthday girl's room that she loved. This cake was a large 12 inch round cake and was delivered to a residence in Arcadia. The desert table was decorated in bright oranges and blues - love it! (photo taken with my iphone so its not the best photo but I just had to share this cake)

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