Sunday, November 29, 2009

Holiday Newsletter and Coupon Savings!

 2826 Rio Grande St, Suite B l Austin, TX 78705
At the intersection of 28 1/2 St and Rio Grande
l 512-476-DOTS(3687)

Now taking orders for holiday parties!
Can't believe holidays are almost here! They always sneak up so fast! Let us take care of your holiday sweet needs. Our little elves are ready to bake cupcakes, decorate your holiday cakes and cookies.  Sugar or gingerbread cookies are available to order in different shapes - candy cane, Christmas tree, toy soldier, little elves, angels, gingerbread man , Santa stockings, snowflakes, and so much more. A cupcake tower made to look like a Christmas tree with colorful ornament cupcakes. You will have a complete winter wonderland table party for your season's celebrations. We also deliver and set up for you so you can check dessert off of your to-do list completely!

Our holiday cupcake flavors are Honey and Spice, Bourbon Eggnog, Pumpkin, Gingerbread, and Chocolate Candy Cane. We will make sure that you have the sweetest holiday party.

We will be closed for our winter Holiday December 25, 2009 to January 13, 2009

Honey and Chai
Our newest flavor for this fall - Honey and Chai. We start with local Texas “Borden” buttermilk, honey, organic chai tea, organic all spice, ginger, and cinnamon cake. Topped with fluffy cream cheese buttercream and dusted with cinnamon sugar. This cupcakes has the richest, creamiest cinnamon buttercream you have ever tasted! Available every Friday and Saturday.

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Print this page and bring in your friend, buy one cupcake the second cupcake is half price. Please limit one per guest per day. Happy Holidays and we hope to see you soon!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Custom Cakes and Cookies Thanksgiving 2009

I have been wanting to update our blog, but I have to wait until this weekend. Finally, I have some room to breathe in! This week at the shop, we did lots of teddy bear cookies and cupcakes favor for Hope's Baptism. All completed with the monogram initial "HDN." Here is the before and after pictures:

All cookies were sugar cookies and I designed it to match Hope's Baptism outfit! too cute!!!

We also did a bridal shower cake with fall theme. It's a two tier cake, an 8" blackbottom cake and 6" vanilla with vanilla buttercream soaked with simple syrup. We covered both cakes with fondant and finished decorating them with rolled chocolate fondant, fall maple leaves, branches, and rice krispies "two love bird" figurines on the top. I was so nervous since this cake was going to be pick up for party in Houston,  and thankfully it arrived in one piece at our client! Thanks very much Mr. Gibbs!

We finished the cake with some acorns, "bark" drawing, and heart wood carving on the side of the cake with the bride and grooms' initials.

The next cake is a 40 years anniversary theme. I love making one of a kind cake for our client, especially when they come in with some theme that I haven't done. This cake was for our client's parents 40 year anniversary celebration this week. She wanted a cake that includes "ruby" something red, yellow, gardening theme, and this what I came up with! A four layer red velvet cake with cream cheese buttercream, decorated with sunflowers all over, "Still going strong" sign -Yeah! not very many people married for this long this days;), a dad holding a ruby ring and a mom figurine, and lots of vegetables!

The next cake is a baby shower cake for "Steger." What a perfect cake! since it's in Austin, our client wanted to corporate Texas theme. The cake completed with cowboy belt, bandana, black and white cow prints, and belt.

Congratulations for Steger's parents. They have been trying for 10 years. Oh.. joy! Hope everyone had a great weekend spending time with family! Happy Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Fairy Garden Cake

One of our favorite cake this week! A fairy garden theme cake. Both cakes are triple chocolate cake, devils food cake, dark chocolate ganache, and covered with light green vanilla buttercream. I love anything whimsical! The pink flowers were made with dogwood gumpaste cutter.What do you guys think? Isn't cute?

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween !!!

I hope everyone had a great Halloween. I fell a sleep on Halloween night, exhausted from work! after three hrs of napping and got ready with hubby and friends to hit downtown Austin! Here are a few pictures from Halloween:

These next photos are cake, cookies, and cupcakes for the festivities!


Friday, October 23, 2009

More Birthday Cakes!

This week had a full blast working on characters cake.  One of them was Blues Clues! It was a strawberry shortcake, vanilla cake layered with strawberry buttercream. The cake was covered with vanilla buttercream, and of course paws!

Another fun cake I got to make this week was an Elmo cake for a cute little girl - Brooklyn! The cake was a strawberry shortcake, and the Elmo was sculpted with fondant and rice krispies. I finished the Elmo hair with spiky red royal icing. He looks so fluffly! Happy Birthday Brooklyn! 

So what characters I should do next?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Jessica and Brett's Wedding

Brett came in two weeks before their wedding! He was prepared with all the cupcakes flavors and design. Love it. Details are important, but I love simplicity. This wedding is a perfect example of simplicity yet elegant!

We prepared four different flavors and a 6"cake for the cake cutting ceremony. Here are some pictures from the wedding day. All pictures are courtesy from Sarah Lim Photography.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Polkadots Baby Shower for Heather

Congratulations to Heather! She's having a boy. We made two tiers cakes. An 8" banana nutella cake yes! Banana Cake with chocolate hazelnut buttercream, and a 10" devils food cake with chocolate buttercream.
Completed with edible vintage teddy bear, baby blocks, and a rattle.


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Pink, White, Lime Green and Brown Baby Shower

A light pink 10" Italian cream cake with lime green, white, and chocolate polkadots all round. We also included 30 "Baby Girl Onesies" hand iced cookies. Congratulations Amber!

Friday, October 16, 2009

More Cakes, please!

A 6" honey and chai cake with cinnamon cream cheese buttercream and decorated with dogwood flowers for Eileen and Eric's wedding this week. Since it's fall, they pick burnt orange, red, and chocolate flowers color scheme.

Happy Birthday Stephie! hope you had a great 40yrs celebrations. These two tiers cake are chocolate devils food soaked with rum and chocolate buttercream.

Last, happy birthday Alex! This 1/4 sheet cake is a honey and chai and decorated with chocolate fondant.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Wedding Season is here!

What I love about Fall is wedding season, and our favorites is the small cake cutting. It can just be simple yet stylish.

Last but not least, here is our wedding cake from Barr Mansion 11/15/09!