Sunday, May 30, 2010

First Birthday

My favorite cake to do is the first birthday cake. It is colorful, simple, whimsical and fun theme. I love it when my clients trust us on our creativity. It gave me an extra "stretch" on cake design.

Cambrie and Callan had "Zoo" first birthday party, and I also made 30 animal faces sugar cookies for their party.

Details on the cake:

Next, Jackson has "Safari" first birthday party, so I decided to do elephant, lion, and monkey figurine for him.

A little mini cake for the birthday boy, the cake was also 4 layers with vanilla buttercream.

Savvy has a fairy garden theme party for her first birthday cake:
Her matching mini cake:

I am thankful and so blessed to be included on your special day!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Summer Break

Polkadots will be closed June 6 - June 14, 2010 for summer break. We will be back on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 12 PM . Thank you for all your support to our little shop! Hope all of you get a little break as well.

Congratulations Graduates!

I was the first who graduated from college in 2002 from UT. Hook'em! My parents, especially my Dad, always ask me where I put the $50K (at least) Engineering diploma. He said at least I could put it up at the store - of course, No. Note: my diploma is still in the original mailed envelope with the 2002 mail stamp! I remember that year I move to Los Angeles to go to USC for grad school. Until one night, I watched food TV and there you go... I saw an advertisement for the California School of Culinary Arts. That night, I called my Dad and told him that I was  going to cooking school instead of grad school at USC.  I never regret it, and I think it was the right decision. Moral of the story,  graduates follow on what you love to do! I feel more fulfilled now than I was working at the office . Until these days... my dad often jokes that he spent at least one million dollar, but I ended up working in the kitchen everyday. Hahahah!

Alright,... enough ramblings... back to cake business. This past week has been crazy. At first I wasn't sure where I need to put all the cakes for the weekend pick up. Well.. I used some space on the drink cooler! Here is a few favorites from this past week:

For one of our UT cheer:

I love the combination "matrix" white and brown dots on this cake!

I thought this one is very true, " What starts here changes the world!"

I have to sneak in this for one of my assistant! Not only she graduated from UT, but she's graduated from Polkadots kitchen, and going to French Pastry School in Chicago. Congratulations Julia and Hook'Em!

We'll miss you (soon!)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tie Dye Cake!

What a perfect birthday theme for us in Austin! Keeping it groovy, we did tie dye colored cakes.  It so bright, fun, colorful. Who wouldn't like it?
We should make the inside cake tie dye cake too next time! Have a groovy week!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

30th Birthday Cake

This 30th birthday cake is perfect for shopping diva. The top of this cake, we stuffed with fondant tissue paper, a shoe and coin purse chocolate modeling, and pink lipstick made out from rice krispies. The cake was blackbottom, a chocolate cake with cream cheese and chocolate chip baked in and layered with cream cheese butter cream. Happy Birthday Anne!

Details on the shopping bag:

The second cake we made for Monica's 30th birthday party at Highbowl. Her Mom came to the shop and mentioned that she wanted to have all her favorites things on the cake. We made pearls, lipstick, nail polished, miller light, Texas koozie, and Copenhagen tobacco. Monica ran "Go Fit Wilco" fitness company in Round Rock, we made her company cookies for her party favors. Hope you have a very special celebration Monica!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Real Wedding: Red Corral Ranch Wimberly, TX

I've been wanting to post these wedding picture from last week. We delivered these cupcakes out to Red Corral Ranch in Wimberly, TX - an hour away from downtown Austin, TX for Amanda and Brad. I didn't get to see them, but I got a chance to snap all of these fun details at their wedding reception. Congratulations Amanda and Brad!

The main entrance to the ranch:
Amanda and Brad's DIY sign:

Dining reception:
 Vintage theme guest table:

Dining table details... each table has different pairs of salt and pepper shaker:

Here is their cupcakes tower:
Thank you for including us on your special day!

Friday, May 7, 2010

St. Edward's Graduation 2010

Wow wow It's May already? Where did the time go...? Next month it's going to be our 2nd year! Thank you Austin for an exciting year ahead of us.

This week is St. Edwards graduation weekend. Here are a few graduation cake that we made:

Congratulations to All SEU graduates!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tues: Favorite Cake

I don't care about soft drink. I think because my dad always mentioned that soda has lots of sugar and not good for your body and so on.. when I was younger. I drink coke when I eat greasy food ! Pizza, Hamburger, fries. ... ah.. then I burb! LOL.....

A client called and wanted to get a coca-cola themed cake for her boyfriend. Of course I was excited! To keep it clean and simple, I covered the cake with vanilla buttercream on the outside and decorated with red fondant Coca-Cola logo on top of the cake.

Here is what I come up with:

Happy Birthday Johnny!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Real Party: Modern Baby Shower

We love making baby shower cakes! specially when client just drop off an invitation and mentioned that she wanted to be served for 30 and the rest is up to us. Here is an picture of the invitation that Channing dropped of earlier last week, isn't cute?

Here is the cake that we come up with, something similar with the invitation design, modern, clean, and elegant.

We also made shortbread cookies favor for the guest, wrapped it cellophane bag, tied it with brown ribbon.

Congratulations Kelsey and Jared for your baby girl!