Saturday, November 6, 2010

CupcakeCamp Charleston

Boy, am I wiped out!

CupcakeCamp Charleston was a blast today. Met a lot of great local bakers, local artists, and the organizer for CupcakeCamp Phoenix!!!

What a tiring day, though. Setting up, transporting, re-setting up, and re-filling 300 cupcakes will really take its toll on you. I could not have done it without the organizational and directional skills of my good friend and baker's assistant, Ronii Bartles of Bartles & Associates. She made sure I had everything I needed and was all set up for the day's activities!

Pictures to come...

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Beaches, Bars, and Bachelorettes

The lovely Jenny & Brett will be celebrating their nuptials come December, 2010, at long last! To celebrate this momentous occasion, the girls spent a fantastic weekend in Wilmington, NC, complete with champagne cake, appropriately adorned with champagne buttercream.

But, what bachelorette celebration is complete without a little risque fun? No party I know of! Click here and here to see what we can do. Not suitable for work! Click at your own risk.

Got a bug in your bonnet?

No, not a bee... A bug! A grasshopper, to be exact.

Exactly one year ago, I made this ladybug picnic cake / cake pop combo for the lovely Harper, who was turning 4. Well, little Harper really loves her bugs, because this year for her birthday, she requested a grasshopper cake! And, not only does she love bugs, but she has fantastic taste. Her request was not your standard chocolate cake with white frosting. Nope. She wanted a spice cake! I admire her sophistication at such a young age.

Busy, busy, busy!!!

We've been busy over here at Caketacular. I'm in Charleston this week for CupcakeCamp Charleston, which is sure to be a spectacular, caketacular time! 2 hours of unlimited cupcakes at a fancy hotel in gorgeous Charleston? Why not!?

We're also gearing up for the holiday season. Halloween is behind us - pictures of Halloween cake pops to come soon. Next, it's time to start thinking about Thanksgiving. Turkey cake pops, anyone? What about pilgrim hats?

Then, the wedding for my lovely friends Jenny & Brett in December. This is going to be a big one, folks.

Thank you for your continued support, and please contact us if there is anything we can do for you in this upcoming holiday season!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Happy Birthday, America!

This was a ridiculously fun project, as well. This was my first time working with flow icing, and I think I will do it again, when appropriate. It was much easier to do the stars with flow icing than it would have been with the melted candy coating.

A wedding for... 285!

This was the biggest event I have done to date, which is very exciting. A friend from high school got married recently, and was looking for a beautiful arrangement for their rather formal and large wedding reception. We decided on a tiramisu cutting cake, with an arrangement of 270 cupcakes. The cupcakes followed the wedding colors, and were arranged in a gradient from very pale lavender to a darker purple color. I also incorporated their theme of origami paper cranes into the cake and cupcake display.

Also, for the "groom's cake," we did cupcakes modeled after the aliens from Toy Story, the groom's favorite movie.

A wedding celebration

A former colleague of mine contacted me recently, as her father was getting re-married, and wanted a casual but delicious cake arrangement for the wedding celebration. We decided on a cupcake tier with a 2-layer cutting cake. The flavors were vanilla, lemon, and almond, with an almond cutting cake.

It's a bird... it's a plane... no, it's Super Dad!

For all the wonderful dads out there, I made Super Dad cake pops!

More ladybugs!

A good friend of mine had a friend coming to visit her this spring who loves ladybugs, so she requested an order of ladybug cake pops as a welcome gift!

Love is in the air

I started out the Valentine's Day cake pops a little bit concerned. I was not convinced I would be able to do a heart that:
  1. looked good and
  2. looked like a heart and
  3. was not too top heavy that it would break and fall off the stick
But I think these turned out great! Don't you?

And now for Christmas

I had a lot of fun doing these Christmas tree cake pops. One of the biggest challenges is to get the candy coating nice and smooth - which is part of why these were so fun to do! Christmas trees are not supposed to be smooth at all!

It was also fun to come up with the different styles of decorations for each cake pop.

Going all the way back to Thanksgiving!

Here are some turkey cake pops, which are just the most hilarious looking things I have ever seen:

I also did footballs:

Time for some serious updating!

Augh, I am 7 months behind on this! Seven! Months!

I will be using my lunch break today to post some much-needed updates... Stay tuned!