Sunday, October 17, 2010

Naperville Country Club Holiday Boutique 2010

I will once again be participating in the Naperville Country Club Holiday Boutique. This year I won't have cupcakes, but will be selling my caramels and truffles. I have collaborated with my friend Patty (who sells delicious toffee) and we have formed a new venture called "Confectionately Yours". Please come out and see us. Below is the press release provided to us from the event:

Naperville Country Club
Holiday Boutique

Saturday, November 13
11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
$5 donation for attendees (benefits Sharing Connections Furniture Bank)

Holiday shopping....and support for a good cause

I will be participating in Naperville Country Club's Holiday Boutique on Saturday, November 13.

Naperville country Club is expecting 20+ artists/vendors, offering a wide selection of unique and high-quality items-including jewelry, hand-blown glass, scarves, belts, pottery, mittens, embroidered pajamas, painted glass, decoupage wood bowls, candles, handmade soaps, stationery, baby and toddler accessories, holiday ornaments and accessories and handcrafted chocolates and other delectables.

All those attending will be asked to make a $5 donation, which entirely benefits the Sharing Connections Furniture Bank (located in Downers Grove, provides furniture and household items to low-income families helping them transform a bare apartment or house into a home).

Raffle tickets will be sold for a chance to win items donated by vendors participating in the Holiday Boutique. Raffle proceeds will benefit the Sharing Connections Furniture Bank.

Lunch, seasonal cocktails and regular beverages will be offered for purchase throughout the day.

The Club's address is: 25W570 Chicago Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540

Thursday, September 23, 2010

1000 Ideas for Decorating Cupcakes, Cookies and Cakes

I am so excited to announce a new book that is coming out and I have the privilege of being in. The editors contacted me months ago to ask if they could include some of my cupcakes and cookies into the book. I was so flattered. The book will be released October 1st and can be purchased through Amazon. If you are interested in cake decorating, cupcake ideas and sugar cookie ideas; this is the book for you. I think it would make a great gift as well.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Rosie's Cupcake Tower

I was so honored when Icing Smiles contacted me to provide a cupcake tower for Rosie. Icing Smiles is a wonderful organization that provides birthday cakes to children with critical illnesses. What a pleasure it was to make this "celebration of life" theme cupcake tower for Rosie and her family. It was so great to meet them today when I delivered the goodies. Rosie lights up the room as soon as she walks in; she is a bundle of positive energy. What a doll!! She was so excited to see her cake and was over the top when she found out the figure on top was her. My dear friend Patty of Sweet P Sweets made the cake topper.
To learn more about Rosie's story, check out her website.

Sweet 16 Cupcakes

These cupcakes were created for a sweet 16 party. They are red velvet with cream cheese (the birthday girl's favorite) and yellow and chocolate with vanilla buttercream. The decorations incorporate Nicole's favorite colors and her initial. I was asked to shape the cupcakes into the #16, so I brought my husband along to help me with that task. I am spatially challenged (to say the least). I think he did a pretty good job :)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

1st Birthday Cupcakes!

Yellow cupcakes with vanilla buttercream and Red Velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Brownie Cups

I decided to make Ina Garten's Brownie Tart recipe for a dinner party I was having. When I started making it, I thought "I should put the brownies in these adorable cups I bought instead of the tart pan". I love how they turned out. I purchased the cups at Fancy Flours because I thought they were so cute and I have been waiting for an opportunity to use them. I made the recipe exactly as it is, but put the batter into these cups (instead of the greased and floured tart pan). I filled the cups about half full. After they were cooled I drizzled chocolate on top and sprinkled with mini chocolate chips. They were delicious!!! Much easier than cutting and plating all the brownies for my guests.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Rose Petals Cakery Closing

It is with much sadness that I am announcing the closing of Rose Petals Cakery. After a lot of deliberation, I decided that the best thing for my family and I right now would be to close the business. I have truly enjoyed working with all my clients and providing treats for all your special events. I hope my cupcakes, cookies and candies have been enjoyed by all!! Thank you so much to everyone who has supported my business over the past few years. It means the world to me.

I am still renting my cupcakes towers (information right under this post). Make sure to call me if you're looking for a tower for any special event.

I'll still post desserts on my blog that I make for my family and friends. Make sure to follow my blog. I love to bake and will post as often as I can.