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

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.


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.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Emma Rose

This is Emma Rose enjoying the cookies I shipped to her. They didn't all make it there in one piece. Her mom said probably 5 out of the 14 were broken. Not such great odds. I'll have to keep working on a better method for shipping. I'm just glad Emma enjoyed the cookies she was eating! These pictures were taken by Emma's mom who is a photographer in the Kansas City area. Sarah does beautiful work. Check out her website.