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


4th Birthday Princess Cupcakes

personalized 4th birthday jumbo cupcake 

 Catching up on some of our princess creations - this one was done for a 4th birthday celebration for a princess party that was held at the McCormick-Stillman Railroad park in Scottsdale. Cinderella was making an appearance so we incorporated blue in addition to pink and purple. Our cupcakes were iced with our glitter icing and topped with tiaras, castles, magic wands, flowers, butterflies, princess gown and carriage. We made a personalized jumbo cupcake for the birthday girl and a mix of regular and mini cupcakes for the guests and their parents.

  Pink purple and blue Princess cupcake collage 

 We've made many creations for this special birthday girl including the very popular CupKate Pink and Green cupcake tower. Our glitter icing technique was created for this order and was has been requested by our customers many times since - everyone loves a little extra sparkle!

  pink and green first birthday cupcake tower

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1st Birthday Monkey Cupcakes

orange and red monkey themed cupcakes for a 1st birthday sock monkey party

These cupcakes were inspired by some previous ones that we created but colors changed to coordinate with  Sock Monkey partyware:

inspiration cupcakes:

blue and yellow monkey themed 2nd birthday cupcake tower

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1st Birthday Beach Party Cupcake Tower

pinwheel cupcake for beach party cupcake tower

1st birthday beach party cupcake tower

 What a great theme for a 1st birthday summer party - Beach Party hosted at a local country club. Everything was done in blue, red and yellow to coordinate with the beach ball colors and cupcakes were topped with buckets, shovels, sunglasses, flip flops, beach balls and pinwheels. The topper cake was iced blue with a beach bucket, topped with a 3D beach ball, 1 for the birthday boy and sand (graham crackers and crystal sugar). Our customer also rented our 4 tier cupcake tower for the display.

  1st birthday beach party cupcake tower collage

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Cousins Birthday Celebration - Western and Race Car Themed Cupcakes

2nd birthday race car themed cupcakes

blue and brown western themed birthday cupcakes

We made these cupcakes for two cousins celebrating their birthdays - 1/2 were done in a race car theme and 1/2 were done western themed. The race car cupcakes were topped with tired, monograms and numbers in a black and white racing checkerboard and flames. The western cupcakes were topped with cowboy hats and boots.

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17th Birthday Sage Green Music Themed Birthday Cake

sage green, brown and cream music themed 17th birthday cake

We designed this 2 tiered 17th birthday cake for a girl who loves music and signing. Her favorite colors are earth tones so we iced the cake with sage green buttercream and decorated with cake in browns and creams.

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Pink and Black Zebra Cupcake Push-up Pops

pink and black zebra print cupcake push-up pops

Our customer wanted a pink and black zebra design but she also wanted something different and fun so we went with cupcake push-up pops. White sourcream cake, pink buttercream, black sprinkles topped with a black and white zebra print ribbon.

We also made mini cupcakes for the adults at the party - black and white zebra print cupcake liners, pink buttercream and black sugar pearls.

mini cupcakes with zebra liners, pink icing and black pearls

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Pink Girly Skull Cupcake Cake for a Monster High Themed Party

pink girly skull cupcake cake for a Monster High themed party

This cupcake cake is made from 18 cupcakes - we frosted it with bright pink buttercream with purple and black piped border. The skull is made from fondant and we added pink sugared eyes.

inspiration cupcake cake:

pink and black girly skull cupcake cake

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Pink and Green 1st Birthday Cake and Smash Cake - Polka Dots and Daisies

pink and green 1st birthday cake with daisies and polka dots

Pink and green - always a fun color combination! We iced this 1st birthday cake in a medium pink buttercream and decorated it with bright pink, green and white polka dots and added a few whimsical daisies. We also made a coordinating smash cake for the birthday girl.

Inspiration cake:
pink and green gerber daisies first birthday cake

Are you following us on Instagram? We're @simplysweetscakestudio - we post a lot of behind the scenes photos while we're creating our scenes.

Whimsical daisies

1st birthday - daisies and polka dots

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Pink and Purple Push-up Pops

purple and pink Cupcake Pushup Pops

Pink and purple themed Cupcake Push-up Pops. We made 30 of these, half white sour cream and half chocolate sour cream cake with pink and purple tinted buttercream, pink sprinkles and a purple sixlet candy on top.

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Bright Pink, Green and Yellow 28th Birthday Cupcakes

pink green and yellow birthday cupcakes 

 Bright pink, green and yellow birthday cupcakes. We used 1 letter on each cupcake to spell out Nessa Baby for the birthday girl and put 28s on the rest of the cupcakes for her age.

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Bumble Bee Baby Shower Cupcakes

bumble bee baby shower cupcakes 

 Bumble Bee cupcakes for a bee themed baby shower. Fondant bees with almond slices for wings.


  brown and green bee themed baby shower cupcake tower

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Oreo Pops for a She's About to Pop! Baby Shower

Oreo Pops for a Shes About to Pop themed baby shower 

 Chocolate covered oreos - my favorite chocolate dipped sweet that we make! yum! These were done as on a stick for a She's About to Pop! themed baby shower.

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Jungled Themed 2nd Birthday Cake

2 tier 2nd birthday cake - jungle scene for a Dora party

We created this cake for a jungle themed Dora 2nd birthday party. The birthday girl loves Dora and animals. Our customer requested a jungle scene with a monkey hanging by its feet and a scene with flowers, butterflies and a brook with a small bridge. Our customer added a Dora figure to the top of the cake. For the kids at the party they asked for animal cupcakes - lions, tigers, elephants and monkeys.

jungle animal cupcakes

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Nautical Birthday cake - 1st and 40th Birthdays

1st and 40th nautical themed birthday cake - 1st side

This cake was ordered for a nautical themed celebration for a son turning 1 and father turning 40. One side of the cake had a 1 and the boy's name on the life preserver and the other side had a 40 and Dada for the father. The cake was iced with blue tinted buttercream with fondant waves, sailboat and anchors. We also made coordinating cupcakes with sailboats and life preservers.

1st and 40th nautical themed birthday cake - 40th side

1st birthday nautical themed cupcakes - boats and life preservers

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Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Magic Wands

Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Magic Wands Party Favors

We created these magic wands for a magic themed 4th birthday. The wands are chocolate dipped pretzels done with dark and white chocolate. We added a tag to the party favors that read: Hope you had a magical time" 

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55th Birthday Cake - Light Blue Topped with a Red Bow

light blue 55th birthday cake topped with a large red bow 

This design has been very popular this year for adult birthdays and anniversaries. This one was done in a light blue color and topped with a large fondant bow.

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Cupcake Tower for Jessica Knits 1 Year Anniversary Celebration

Jessica Knits 1st Anniversary Celebration Cake and Cupcakes

We created this cupcake tower for the 1 Year Anniversary Celebration for the new owners of Jessica Knits and Crochet in Scottsdale, AZ. We designed a cupcake tower with their logo on the topper cake and brightly colored cupcakes in red, aqua and gold. If you knit, you must check out their shop in north Scottsdale.. They even offer class too! We love locally owned businesses.

customer photo:

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Desert Themed Cake for a 25th Business Anniversary

Desert Scene with motorcycle for business executive anniversary

This desert themed cake was design for an executive for his company's 25th anniversary celebration who loves to ride his motorcycle through the desert. 

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8th Birthday Hosted at a Clothing Boutique

8th birthday boutique party cake

 We created this cake for an 8th birthday party hosted at a local children's and women's clothing boutique, Daniela Jay Boutique, in Glendale, AZ.  The birthday girl is the daughter of the shop's owners and we've been doing cakes for this family for years. Daniel Jay Boutique offers birthday parties in a variety of themes including Happy Birthday Tutu, Magic and Royal Bowtique.  This party's activities for each guest included making a perfume, headband and locket. The cake was designed in pinks, purples and aqua and we added a fondant perfume bottle, headband and locket to go with the party theme.

Past birthdays for Daniela
pink with bright butterflies:

Daniela Jay Boutique cake and cupcakes 

 pink and purple zebra and cheetah print:

Purple Zebra and Pink Cheetah Cake and Cupcakes for a 6 Birthday

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Colorful 2nd Birthday for a Yo Gabba Gabba Themed Celebration

Bright colored 2nd birthday cake for a Yo Gabba Gabba Themed Party 

 This 2 tier cake was designed to coordinate with a Yo Gabba Gabba themed celebration. The bttom tier was done in bright pink with a simple flower inspired by Foofa. The top tier was decorated in green fur with a darker green stripe inspired by Brobee. The birthday girl's name was done on a yellow and blue star burst. Our customer added small Yo Gabba Gabba figures to the cake.

We also created Brynlee's 1st birthday cake - pink ladybug:

  pink Polka dot ladybug 1st birthday cake

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1st Birthday Farm Themed Cake

1st birthday farm themed cake - cow, sheet, pigs, ducks

Working on new farm designs for some new clients and realized I never posted this 1st birthday farm themed cake from last year. A twist to the farm cake that we've done in the past with the cow peaking out of the barn, the pigs and sheep peaking through the fences and a cow print cake board.

Inspiration cake:

farm animal themed 2nd birthday cake with red barn ducks pig cow and a rooster

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1st Birthday Cake and Sweets for an Animal Parade Dessert Table

1st birthday animal parade themed cake and sweets 

 We created this cake for a small but sweet dessert table inspired by our customer's animal parade invitation - great colors (blue, green, yellow, orange, red) with lots of animals with party hats, balloons and presents. The cake is an 8 inch round with an adorable elephant and lion, topped with a 1 and small fondant modeled presents. We also made a smash cake for the birthday boy. And some chocolate dipped oreos and candy kabobs for the dessert table.

  1st birthday circus animal cake

Candy Kabobs for circus themed 1st birthday dessert buffet

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Sweet 16 Cake

sweet 16 black and pink zebra birthday cake

Pink and black zebra print for a sweet 16! 

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Very Hungry Caterpillar Baby Shower Cupcakes

Cupcakes for a Very Hungry Caterpillar 

 We created these cupcakes for a Very Hungry Caterpillar themed Baby Shower - I love baby showers that are based on classic children's books. This theme would also work great for a 1st birthday celebration. The cupcakes are topped with all the foods the caterpillar ate along with a few caterpillars and the sun.

  Very Hungry Caterpillar Baby Shower Cupcakes

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Marshmallow Pop Party Favors for a Black Light Themed Party

chooclate dipped marshmallow pop party favors - pink, green, yellow

These chocolate dipped marshmallow pop party favors were ordered for a black light themed party held at Scottsdale Gymnastics. The pops were decorated with bright pink, lime green and yellow sprinkles and we added custom tags.

  Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow Party Favors for a Black Light Themed party

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