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.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Cupcake Tower Rental

Candelabra Tower
Holds up to 18 cupcakes
Rental Fee: $15 per event
Fully refundable deposit: $75

3-Tier Tower
Holds up to 25 cupcakes
Rental fee: $15 per event
Fully refundable deposit: $100

5-Tier Tower

Holds up to 50 cupcakes
Rental Fee: $25 per event
Fully refundable deposit: $100

5-Tier Tower
Holds up to 85 cupcakes
Rental Fee: $25 per event
Fully refundable deposit: $125

7-Tier Tower
Holds up to 150 cupcakes
Rental Fee: $50 per event
Fully refundable deposit: $200

Please call 630-673-0028 or send me an e-mail: to rent a cupcake tower. They really help to highlight your cupcakes for any special event!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Anderson Bookstore Event

I am so honored to be a part of this event that is being put on by People Family Storyteller. This was one of my kid's favorite books; I can't believe it is 25 years old. They are handing out milk and chocolate chip cookies to all the kids and I am making the cookies. It's so exciting. If you are in Naperville on the 22nd, you should come out to Anderson Bookstore for this great event!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Birthday Cupcakes

These were created for a little girl's birthday party. Chocolate with vanilla buttercream and yellow with chocolate fudge.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Ellysen's 2nd Birthday

These were created for Ellysen's 2nd Birthday. I have been doing sweets for all of Ellysen's special events (mom's baby shower, baptism and first birthday). It is so fun to do things for this family. The theme of the party this year was Abby Cadabby. My client and I decided on butterflies and hearts in the colors of the theme.

I received this lovely note from my client:

Hi Rose,

I just wanted to write you and thank you for everything. It all turned out PERFECT! I can't believe how well the colors matched everything I had set up for the party. The butterfly and hearts were adorable!! Elle loved it all. As usual the cookies and cupcakes were delicious!! Everyone was quite impressed. Can't wait for next year!

I will send you some pictures of Ellysen with the cupcakes!

Thanks again!!!


Curious George Themed Cupcakes

My client was having a Curious George themed party for her son. I decided to do the yellow hat, bananas and ballons as the cupcake decorations. The flavors were: Yellow cupcakes with chocolate fudge frosting and chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Lila's Baptism

These were created for my client's daughter's baptism. She sent me the gorgeous invitation and I made designs that matched. My client rented my candelabra cupcake tower and set it up for her event. I think she did a fabulous job, the table looks beautiful! Cupcake flavors: Yellow with vanilla buttercream, White Chocolate with cream cheese frosting and Chocolate with mint buttercream.

Since I have had many requests, I'd like to let everyone know that I purchased this cupcake tower at Home Goods.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Flower Cupcakes

These were created for my client's friend as a birthday treat. Red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.

Birthday Cupcakes

These were created as a surprise gift for my client's client. They thought since their client was coming into their office on his birthday, they would surprise him with cupcakes. So fun!! Red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ryan's First Birthday!

I'm so happy that my client shared her photos with me. My battery was out when I made these sweets and I wasn't able to take any pictures. The little smash cake (chocolate with vanilla buttercream) has a chocolate turtle to go along with the turtle theme of the party. The cupcakes were chocolate and yellow both with vanilla buttercream. I also made cupcake shaped sugar cookies in blue and green; they were party favors for all the guests. My client put together her own cupcake tower, it's so cute! I love seeing the babies eating the smash cake that I make for them :) How sweet is Ryan?!!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Ruby's Cupcakes

These cupcakes were created for my a client's who was celebrating the baptism of her daughter, Ruby. What would be more fitting than cupcakes with Rubies on top. The rubies are made out of sugar. The cupcakes are red velvet with cream cheese frosting.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Heidi's Birthday Cupcakes

These were created for Heidi who works at Fuller's Second Floor. They are one of my best customers and get cupcakes for all their employees birthdays. Heidi's favorite color is teal and favorite design is the Fleur De Li's, so we decided on teal Fleur De Li's. I made a special one for the birthday girl. Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate fudge frosting and white chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Marlo's Cupcakes

These were created for my client Marlo's 40th birthday party. She asked me to create a decoration for mini cupcakes in pink and purple with the letter M. Mini cupcake flavors: banana chocolate chip with chocolate fudge, red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, white chocolate cupcakes with coffee buttercream.

My client sent me this lovely note afterward:
The cupcakes were a hit! They not only looked amazing but were quite yummy.
I can't thank you enough for preparing them on such short notice. I sincerely appreciate it.
All the best -

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Jordan's Peace Cookies

These were created for a little girl who loves peace signs. They are going to be the favors for her birthday party.

Bob's Retirement Party

These were created for my client's husband who was having a retirement party. Since he loves to golf we decided to create a golf themed cookie. The cookies were to be the favors for all the guests.

Monday, January 25, 2010

The Twin's 6th Birthday!

I am so happy to have these pictures from my client, Kristi. She did an amazing job! Is this not the most beautiful make your own sundae bar you have seen. The party was for her beautiful twin girls, Michal and Kenna, who were turning 6 and were so excited for their awesome party. Kristi really outdid herself. My contribution was the butterfly cupcakes to go along with the theme of the "Fancy Nancy" birthday party. How great is the cupcake tower. As soon as I saw it, I asked where she bought it, left her home and went to the store to get one. I love it and can't wait to use it. Thanks again, Kristi for the beautiful pictures.

Michal enjoying her cupcake.

These cupcakes were for the twins.

Make your own sundae bar!

Tea Cup Sugar Cookies

These sugar cookie were created to match the invitation of a bridal shower. They were fun to do, but a little stressful since I had never made a tea cup cookie before. My friend Laurie, who hosted the shower, came up with the clever little saying on the tag ;)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

50th Birthday Cupcakes

I was asked to create cupcakes for a 50th birthday celebration at Distinctive Cork in Naperville. The colors for the decorations were to be cream and chocolate brown. The cupcakes and frosting were both chocolate because I was told that the birthday girl was a chocoholic. I set up the stand as a centerpiece on the dining table.