Thursday, December 18, 2008

Baby Jesus Cupcakes


A client of mine called and asked me to make cupcakes for her daughter's school. They were having a Happy Birthday Jesus party for Christmas. My client asked if I could make a baby swaddled in a blanket and lying on hay. This is what I came up with. The baby Jesus is made out of chocolate. Is it o.k. to eat baby Jesus? :) Yellow cupcakes with vanilla buttercream.

Christmas Cupcakes


These were made for a client who wanted to give a friend of hers a dozen cupcakes for the holidays. The decorations are all chocolate. There is edible glitter on each cupcake; it's hard to see the glitter on the cupcake but you can see it sprinkled on the box. Chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Dance Company Cookies


These cookies were made for my client's daughter to bring to her dance company's holiday party. The dance company is called Mid West Edge and this is their logo. Their colors are pink and black. The snowflake is to represent the holidays. I love this color combination; these were really fun to do.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Baby Shower Cupcakes





My client requested lime green and lilac decorations for the cupcakes because that is the color of the nursery. Such cute colors! I love the combination. Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, Chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream. All decorations are made of chocolate.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Baptism Cupcakes


These were created for a little boy's baptism. I love them simplicity of the design. Chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Birthday Cupcakes



These were ordered from a woman in Denver who has a sister that lives in Naperville. She wanted to surprise her with cupcakes delivered to her door. She asked for red velvet with cream cheese and a fun happy birthday decoration. I always say, cupcakes make a really thoughtful birthday gift. I'm leaving the cupcakes on the front porch so that it will be the first thing her sister sees when she gets home from work. How fun!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

1st Birthday Cupcakes & Cookies



These cupcakes and sugar cookie favors were created for a little girl's 1st birthday party. The cupcakes are red velvet with cream cheese frosting and the sugar cookies have a vanilla royal icing. The decorations on top of the cupcakes are chocolate.

I received this really sweet note from my client:

Rose
The cake, cupcakes and cookies were a huge hit and of course everyone asked (foolishly) 1) if I made them and then 2) where I got them. When I told them Naperville, they did think I was a little crazy, but I still think well worth drive. Not only did they look beautiful, they tasted great too. I heard the cookies were good but did not get to try one yet (I saved one for myself.) Should have ordered more cookies. Meredith did not dive into the cake like I thought, instead she took her mini ice cream cone and dug in into the top of the cake. I'll send some pictures once I get them downloaded. Thanks again. Jennifer

Friday, November 14, 2008

Teddy Bear Sugar Cookies


These are the favors for a birthday party at Build-A-Bear. They are for a little girl, so I thought I would make the teddy bear a bit feminine.

Under the Sea Cupcakes


These were created for a 2 year old girl's birthday party. She was having a fish themed party. I think the decorations have taken on their own personality. Fish and starfish made of chocolate with royal icing eyes. Red velvet with cream cheese frosting. (This flavor is definitely been popular lately)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Skull & Crossbone Cupcakes



My client requested skull and crossbone cupcake decorations for a co-worker who was leaving the company. They were having a going away party for her and wanted to surprise her with cupcakes decorated in her favorite thing. We decided to make them as "girly" as we could. Red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.

Automobile Cupcakes


These cupcakes were created for a 2 year old boy's birthday party. His mother said he is obsessed with cars. I decided to make cars, steering wheels and tires. My friend Patty made the cars....she is a pro at sculpting things out of chocolate. All decorations are edible. Red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Clown Fish Sugar Cookies


These were created for a little 2 year old girl to bring to her daycare to celebrate her birthday. She is obsessed with a certain clown fish (whom shall remain nameless), so her mom asked me to make fish cookies. They were fun and the perfect size for 2 year olds.

Friday, November 7, 2008

1st Birthday Cupcakes


These were created for a little girls first birthday party. Red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and polka dots made of candy clay. The large cupcake for the birthday girl is yellow cake with buttercream frosting. The star is made of candy clay, with royal icing accents.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween Cupcakes


These were done for a client to give as a gift on Halloween. Like I always say "cupcakes make the best gifts!" Yellow cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting. Decorations are chocolate.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Cupcake Wedding Tower


I love this picture! The bride sent it to me. It was taken by her photographer. She sent me several, but this one is my favorite. Love the lighting!

Nikki & Chris's Wedding


I love when brides send me pictures from the weddings I have done. Here are Nikki & Chris enjoying their cupcakes. This was from the Fall wedding cupcake tower.

Monday, October 20, 2008

1st Birthday Cupcake Tower



This was so much fun to do! The cupcakes match the invitations, which were pink with white polka dots and outlined with purple, green and orange flowers. The smash cake for the birthday girl incorporates all of the elements. Red Velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, yellow and chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream tinted pink.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Ladybug & Ghost Cupcakes




These were created for a 1 year old's birthday party. The theme was Bug & Boo. I did ladybugs and ghost cupcakes. Ladybug cupcakes are chocolate with vanilla buttercream and the ghost are on yellow cupcakes with vanilla buttercream tinted black. There are going to be some messy little mouths at the party :) The little cake is for the birthday girl to smash when they sing Happy Birthday.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wedding Cupcake Tower Slide Show Video

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I've created this slide show video (actually my 13 year old did all the work) for prospective brides to look at the different cupcake towers I have created for weddings. Cupcake towers can be decorated many number of ways. These are just a few examples, but the sky is the limit. Cupcakes are really fun at a wedding because you can have as many flavors as you like which translates to guests getting to choose their favorite flavor cake. Enjoy the video!

Victorian Cupcakes


These cupcakes were created for my client's book club meeting. They read "Sin in the Second City", which is set during the early 1900's in Chicago. We decided on a Victorian theme for the cupcakes. I did my interpretation of Victorian lace on a heart. Red Velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.

I received this lovely note from my client:

Rose, The cupcakes were a HUGE hit with the ladies of the bookclub.
They were moist and delicious, and perfect with the theme. Thank you so
much for making them. Joan B.

Truffle Box Favors


These truffle favors were done for a client's dinner party with a fall theme. She will be putting one box at each guest's plate. Chocolate truffles and coconut truffles.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Sports Cupcakes


These were created for a 5 year old boys birthday party. My client asked for a variety of sports balls with the number 5 for his age. She asked that they be on green frosting that looks like grass. Yellow cupcakes with vanilla buttercream. Chocolate decorations.

Golf Cupcakes


My husband is competing in a Ryder Cup golf outing between two subdivisions. These cupcake are for the after party......hence the 19th hole. Chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream. Chocolate decorations. Everything is edible but the toothpick holding the flag.

Dots & Flowers



Cupcakes for a baby shower. White chocolate cupcakes with coffee buttercream. Flowers and dots made out of modeling chocolate.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Wedding Cupcake Tower


I love how this cupcake tower turned out. Natalie, the wedding florist, decorated the tower with flowers that matched the centerpieces. They were such beautiful flowers.......she did a great job!!! Yellow cupcakes with chocolate fudge frosting. Chocolate cupcakes with coffee buttercream icing and orange sugar. Red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and pink sugar. Coconut cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and coconut sprinkled on top.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Birthday Cupcakes


Brian, who made my cupcake tower, asked me to make some cupcakes for his friend's birthday. It's always harder to come up with decorations for guys, but I thought why not little cupcakes on big cupcakes. It definitely says "Happy Birthday"! Hope he like them. Yellow cake with chocolate fudge frosting and chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream.

Flower Cupcakes


These were created for a woman from her co-workers. Her office was throwing her a party, because she was leaving the next day to get married in Hawaii. They wanted to surprise her with cupcakes. Chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream and yellow cupcakes with chocolate fudge frosting. The flowers are modeling chocolate and edible pearl centers.

Monday, September 29, 2008

My first newspaper article


I'm so excited. Below is the link to my first mention in the newspaper. Jessica Young a reporter with the Naperville Reporter Newspaper called me last week because she was doing a story on the popularity of cupcakes. It was fun to talk to her about one of my favorite things. Enjoy the article.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Wedding Cupcake Tower


This was created for a wedding in a park. The setting was really beautiful! The cupcakes are yellow and chocolate with vanilla buttercream. They are topped with orange and red mini flowers made out of candy clay. The top cake was made by my friend Patty.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Bridal Shower Cupcakes & Cookies



These were created as the deserts for an upcoming bridal shower. The wedding colors are red and cream. The cupcakes are red velvet with cream cheese frosting. I'm told that is the guest of honor's favorite flavor. The cookies are sugar cookies with vanilla royal icing, decorated with the bride and groom's monogram. The decorations on the cupcakes are chocolate with edible pearls in the center of the flowers.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Birthday Girl Cupcakes



These were done for a little girl turning 2. Her mom wanted something really bright and girly. We decided on butterflies, bows and flowers. Chocolate and Yellow cake both with vanilla buttercream.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Flame Cupcakes


These were created for a 2 year old boys birthday party. The theme of the party is firetrucks. Chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream. The flames are made from modeling chocolate. I couldn't find a flame cutter, so I cut each one by hand.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Skull Pirate Cupcakes


My client found a picture of this type of cupcake online and asked me to recreate them for his son's 3rd birthday. They were so much fun to do. The skull pirates are made out of modeling chocolate. The cupcakes are chocolate with vanilla buttercream.

Friday, September 12, 2008

1st Birthday Cupcake Sugar Cookies


These were created as favors for a 1 year olds birthday party. The favors are for all the children attending the party. I just wanted to make these fun and colorful since they are being handed out to all the kids.

I received this note from my client:

Hi Rose,

I just wanted to let you know the cookies were a huge hit on Saturday.
Everyone loved them and thought they were so cute. I will definitely
recommend you and be back in the future for other parties. Thank you
again!

Linda R

Sunday, September 7, 2008

New Cupcake Tower


I love my new cupcake tower. I already own a large 7-tiered stand that is perfect for weddings. I needed something a little smaller for parties that require 100 or less cupcakes on a stand. I had this one made and just love how it turned out. Brian (the artist behind the stand) is also making a three-tiered one for me for even smaller orders. The 3-tiered will be even more decorative and be perfect for birthday parties. If you are interested in your own cupcake stand, please get in touch with me and I'll get you in touch with Brian..........he does great work!

Flower Cupcake Tower



These were created for a client who was having a Luau party for 100 people! We decided to go with bright color frosting and play on that with the flowers as well. Lemon cupcakes with lemon curd buttercream, chocolate cupcakes with coffee buttercream, chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream and yellow cupcakes with coffee buttercream. The flowers were made from confectioner's chocolate. I put lemon leaves on the cupcake tower to add to the floral feel of it.




I received this note from my client:

Hi Rose,

I realized I never sent you a formal response to the cupcakes...............they were a big hit at my son's engagement party......everything was moist and delicious. The colors and flowers were perfect. You have a unique talent. I look forward to an opportunity to work with you again and wish you much success.

Judy

Fall Wedding Cupcake Tower



This tower was created for a wedding that was using leaves as their theme. Chocolate and yellow cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting. The leaves were made out of confectioner's chocolate. I used several colors and marbled them to get the effect. The 6 inch cake was made by Sweet P Sweets.