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


Rock Star Party - Sneak Peak

Rock Star 6th Birthday Dessert Buffet - Cupcake Push-up Pops

Wanted to give you a SNEAK PEAK of the Rock Star dessert buffet I put together for my son's 6th birthday party last week. Cupcake Push Pops - huge hit with the kids! They were also so easy to serve and less messy than a cake or cupcakes. Double chocolate sourcream or white sourcream with vanilla mousse filling and buttercream icing.

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50th Birthday Casino Themed Cake with a Chef Hat

50th birthday 2 tier cake - casino themed with a chef hat

This cake was created for a 50th birthday celebration. The party was a casino themed celebration so that cake done in red, black and white and card suits on the top tier. The birthday girl loves to cook and they had bought chefs hats for all the friends so we added a chef hat to the front of the cake with a monogram.

50th birthday cake details - 50 and chef hat

We did a cake almost 2 years ago for another woman turning 50 in this group of friends - from what I hear they throw great parties with lots of fun activities! This was a 50th birthday 2 tier cake - pink, white and black:

50th birthday pink and black zebra print monogram birthday cake

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Brightly Colored First Birthday Cake for a Sesame Street Themed Party

1st Birthday Cake for a Sesame Street Themed Party

We created this cake for a Sesame Street themed first birthday party. The colors were selected to coordinate with the party printables she was using for decorations. This cake design also included the vertical stars and confetti but because our customer picked up this cake the day before hte party, we packaged these seperately. Our customer purchased our popular Elmo candle for the cake. We had done the cake for the birthday boy's baby shower (one of our very popular monkey baby shower cakes) so we were very excited they came to us for his first birthday.

This cake was inspired by our popular Elmo birthday cake:

Red orange yellow blue and purple 2nd birthday cake with Elmo candle

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6th Birthday Magic Themed Cake - purple, black and white

6th Birthday Magic themed Cake

We designed this magic themed cake to coordinate with the party invitation. The cake os topped with a magician's hat with a rabbit poping out. The birthday girl's name is on the front in purple curlz font and the sides are decorated with stars. We also made a personalized jumbo cupcake for the birthday girl. The party entertainment was provided by Jolly Rodger, a locally based magician.

6th birthday personalized jumbo cupcake magic themed

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Pink Spa Themed 9th Birthday Cake

9th birthday pink polka dot girly cake for a spa party

We designed this cake for a spa themed 9th birthday hosted at Daniela Jay Boutique in Glendale, AZ. Daniela Jay Boutique offers several party themes at their clothing boutique - the spa themed party is run by Pink Bow Bath Boutique. The girls created some of their own spa products at the party. We design the cake in several shades of pink with a little bit of white. We decorated it in a polka dot design, added a white chocolate (tinted pink) nail polish and perfume bottle and a few ribbon roses and pearls. The pink heart is imprinted with Happy Birthday.

Spa themed birthday cake

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Valentine's Day Sugar Cookies

Valentine's Day fondant iced sugar cookies

Some of our Valentine's Day sugar cookies. The first set is fondant iced. We emobssed the fondant and dusted each cookie wiht a gold pearl dust to bring out the design.

Valentine's Day fondant iced sugar cookies wrapped

The second set is our raspberry sandwich cookies done in a heart shape for Valentine's Day. The cookies were sprinkled with sanding sugar for extra sparkle.

Heart Shaped Raspberry Sandwich Cookies

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4th Birthday Race Car Themed Cake

4th race car themed birthday cake with flamesAlign Center

This cake was ordered for a 4 year boy who loves cars. The sides of this cake were decorated with a yellow and orange flame pattern. The cake was topped with a checkered 4 to mimic the racing flags. We added a fondant modeled race car to the top of cake - green for the birthday boy's favorite color!

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Princess Cake for a 5th Birthday - Pink and Green Polka Dots topped with a Pink Tiara

5th birthday pink and green princess tiara cake

This cake was ordered for a 5th birthday celebration - the birthday girl came in our shop with her mom and looked through our books and designed the cake for her party. Our princess tiara cakes are so popular with the girls!

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Sweets for Scottsdale Moms Bog Mom's Night Out

Scottsdale Moms Blog MNO Jan2012

We recently participated in the Scottsdale Moms Blog Mom's Night Out by providing a huge display of sweets - mini cupcakes, chocolate dipped pretzels, sugared sugar cookies and pink lemonade cookies. We heard our sweets disappeared fast and were a huge hit! The event was cosponsered by Scottsdale Moms Blog and Raising Arizona Kids and was hosted by Ultra Star Cinemas Ultra Luxe Scottsdale. We do a lot of events at venues around town and I was so impressed with the hosts - they had my table all ready to go, very helpful staff and easy parking so that I could bring everything in. Did you know that the theater has a private screening room that you can rent for parties? how cool would that be for a birthday party?

You can read the wrap-up by Scottsdale Moms Blog here

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New Trends in Cupcakes, Class Wrap-up

Mason Jar Valentine's Day Cupcakes
Mason Jar Cupcake, party printables by Amy Miller Designs

We recently taught our New Trends in Cupcake class here at the cake studio. We loved everyone's excitement about the topic and heard from many of you who couldn't make that date so we will put it on the calendar again later this year. We focuses on 3 new trends - party printables, jar cupcakes and cupcake push-up pops.

Our party printables were provided by 2 local designers - Amy Miller Designs and Sarah O Chic. When planning a party, please remember to support your local businesses! We used the printables to create cupcake toppers and stickers to add to the cupcake jars and pushup pops.

New Trends in Cupcakes Class - Valentine's Day Party Printables
Cupcake Toppers, party printables by Sarah O Chic

New Trends in Cupcakes Class - Valentine's Day Party Printables and Pushup Pop Cupcakes
Cupcake Pushup Pops, party printables by Amy Miller Designs

The pushup pop containers are available for sale at Simply Sweets and we also take orders for Pushup Pop Cupcakes and Mason Jar Cupcakes. We expect to see a lot more of these trends in 2012.

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5th Birthday Party Favors - Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispie Treats with Pearls

5th birthday chocolate dipped pink pearl rice krispie treat party favors

Our customer ordered these pink pearl party favors for her daughter's 5th birthday party held at a local dance studio. The rice krispie treats are dipped in milk chocolate and sprinkled wiht pink and white pearls. We added a pink ribbon and customer tag - so sweet

5th birthday pink party favors

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2nd Birthday Burger Bash - cupcakes and candy kabobs

hamburger cupcake topper

This was a fun theme for a birthday party - hamburgers and hotdogs. Cucpakes were topped with fondant hotdog and hamburger cupcake toppers along with a few 2's for the birthday boy. Cupcakes were baked in our red and white gingham cupcake liners. We created a personalized jumbo cupcake for the birthday boy (this is so popular for all ages!).

2nd birthday hamburger and hotdog themed Burger Bash

We also created hotdog and hamburger candy kabob party favors - each one is topped with a hamburger or hotdog gummy candy. Sweet!

Custom Candy Kabob Party Favors Burger Bash Birthday

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Black and Gold 50th Wedding Anniversary Cupcake Tower

black and gold 50th wedding anniversary cupcake tower

We created this cupcake tower for a surprise 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration. Everthing was done in black and gold. The topped cake is iced in buttercream with buttercream piped scroll work. The cake is topped with a fondant gold and black bow. Cupcakes were baked in black cupcake liners and decorated with gold pearls.

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Pink Princess Castle 1st Birthday Cake Topped with a Tiara

Pink Princess Birthday Castle Cake with Tiara

We received this castle cake request for a little girl's birthday cake through Icing Smiles. Icing Smiles is an organization that matches up cake bakers with critically ill children who are celebrating their birthday to help make the day extra special. We designed our popular princess castle cake with some extra special touches - lots of hearts, all pink, sparkly towers and topped with a tiara. We delivered this cake to Phoenix Children's hospital for the little girl's first birthday.

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