Saturday, January 28, 2012

Polkadots Spotlight: Suitcase Cakes!

Throwing a going away party or a birthday party and looking for a suitcase cake? We have them in store for you! This week, we designed two special luggage cakes. The first one was a Harry Potter trunk birthday cake. The cake is lemon blueberry stacked on top of chocolate with nutella icing and covered in fondant. The fondant was sprayed to make it look like leather and then topped with gold accent corners, trim, and lock. We then placed the cake on a board that was painted to look like wood just to top it off! This is a great cake for a Harry Potter fan!
The other suitcase cake we designed was a Costa Rican themed suitcase. It is a quarter sheet cake of our delicious strawberries and cream covered in chocolate fondant with brown straps and gold accent. Different images were printed on edible sugar paper and placed on fondant to create "stickers" to be placed all over the suitcase, with a large print out of a Costa Rica brochure. The suitcase cake was placed on a board decorated with a map of Costa Rica out of fondant. It just puts the finishing touches on this magnificent Costa Rican Birthday cake!
If you're looking for a suitcase cake for your next birthday cake or going away cake or Harry Potter movie night, don't hesitate to give us a call! You can come with your own ideas and we can create a special cake just for you!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Polkadots Spotlight: Shoes

There are many topics that keep popping up in our shop - from owls and monkeys, Yo Gabba Gabba and Hello Kitty; to Longhorns, lingerie, and Angry Birds etc. Therefore, I thought it would be fun to showcase some treats sharing a particular theme every now then!

Almost all women love shoes, so what could be better than a cake or cookies that look like shoes?!? That way, everyone can enjoy them! First, we have a 6" round blueberry cake with lemon butter cream. It is decorated with fondant hearts, and topped with a handmade sparkly silver pump. The young man who ordered this brought it on a plane to surprise his girlfriend in Wisconsin. Talk about being thoughtful and romantic!

Next is a two-tiered pink and purple filigree cake with a gold bow and matching handmade glittery high heel on top. Our artists spend hours crafting such shoes out of materials like gum paste, fondant, rice krispie treats, and edible ink.

 Shoe cookies are also a popular request at Polkadots. An order called for leopard print dress and shoe cookies that coordinated well with the previous cake. Sometimes people don't want to eat them because they are too pretty, but once they do they say it was well worth it.

We've also made multi-colored heels, sparkly sugar print slingbacks, Cinderella glass slipper cookies, vintage Marie Antoinette shoes, and of course plenty of cowboy and western boots - being that we are in Texas!

As you can see, we are quite experienced in the edible footwear department, so please don't hesitate to call us whenever you are craving some sweet feet treats you can eat!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year all! Hope everyone got to enjoy the Christmas Break. Our newest addition for January is Peach Cobbler Cupcakes. It is a vanilla cake baked and filled with peach, topped with vanilla swiss buttercream and cinnamon streusel. It's available every Tuesday and Thursday. Peach Cobbler will replace  Fluffernutter cupcake.

You don't want to miss this! It's so light, fluffy, and refreshing :)