Thursday, June 13, 2013

Baby blue inspired baby shower

Shades of blue was the inspiration for this baby shower a few weeks ago held in Mesquite. 

Cake pops covered in 3 shades of blue with sugar pearls and swirls. Cake flavors: strawberry and chocolate


All ready to be delivered and set up.


Cake was inspired by a few photos the client gave me. Cake flavor was white wedding with white chocolate mousse and fresh raspberries. Entire cake was covered in white fondant and decorated with colors of brown, green and blue. Sign on top was cut from rice paper with lettering cut from gum paste.


Welcome Baby!

Virgin Valley Bulldog Grad; cleat & book

A graduation cake in the making....

I don't usually take "in-the-making" shots very often. I thought this might be a nice change.


Here is the book, covered in white fondant and lines made where the pages sit.
Cake flavor: chocolate with chocolate ganache and chocolate frosting. 


Bottom of the cleat made out of gum paste and the tassel.


Of course no graduation cake is without the presence of the mascot. The bulldog paws cut out of gum paste.


Bulldog green and the book is ready to be decorated.

Now I must worn you. The cleat was made out of gum paste and was my first try. I learned a lot through my journey and will change a few of the make shift forms. Over all I was pleased...

Congratulations Dillan, good luck to you in your future endeavors!!

Dessert Bar, Individual Summer Desserts

A few weeks ago a past co-worker asked me to prepare some desserts and a small specialty cake for a client of his. 

I love being creative and had purchased some individual sized containers awhile back that I have been itching to use.

The client, Piedmont Plastics, has an office in Las Vegas. I was asked to use there logo. When the group of 20 or so came in they all huddled over the cake taking pictures. In hind sight I wish I took a picture of them - it was kinda funny and  special all at the same time.


Cake flavor: vanilla almond with white chocolate mousse and fresh raspberries. 


Raspberry brownie trifle

Lemon Meringue Tarts


Strawberry Shortcake Trifle


And lastly Apple Caramel Crumble

Crazy-Busy

It's been a long time since my last post....I really need to hire someone to do this for me on a regular basis. 

Between dessert bars, catering (small & large), graduation and weddings it seems like I haven't a spare minute to breath. I'm not complaining at all, just wish I was better at posting.

Here are a few collages of past jobs.


Top: Luncheon catered at The Pioneer center in SunCity Mesquite. A variety of sandwiches, fruit salad, pasta salad, ice tea & lemonade and dessert bars

Bottom left to right: Zebra print 13th birthday; two baby grand piano's for a wedding in Zion National Park and cake pops for a baby shower.

Monday, May 13, 2013

River Cruise & Vacations in Europe; The Travel Connection Seminar


Celece,  Travel Connection, (located in St. George, Utah) contacted me back in March to create a dessert buffet to coordinate with her up and coming seminar. The seminar was regarding River Cruises or Land Vacations in Europe. The seminar was being held at The Bell Tower Courtyard also located in St. George, Utah.

We decided to make small individual desserts from different areas around Europe.  Tiramisu (Italy) Shots, Baklava (Turkey), Macaroons (France), and Strawberry Shortcake Shots (USA).




The complete set-up.....


Below: Pistachio Almond Baklava


Below:  Salted Caramel Macarons


Below:  Tiramisu Shooters


And last but not least.......Strawberry Shortcake Shots




I also made fruit & herb infused waters to go along with all the sweets. 

Happy Cruise'n


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Crafting sugar flowers

Thanks to Jacqueline Butler and her craftsy class I am busy making flowers for my Mother-In-Law's 25th Anniversary celebration this summer.





Monday, April 15, 2013

Easter Celebrate at Bank of NV

A customer appreciation day celebrated with Easter treats was held at Bank of Nevada - Mesquite this past friday March 29, 2013.

Three dozen Sugar Cookies and three dozen Cupcakes (chocolate health, Ginger Snap & Vanilla) decorated the office for the customers to enjoy.




Here is a close up of the sugar cookies I made on the fly........wish I had more time than a couple days to create these....



Plus the cupcakes......


Haley & Joel Crandall Wedding

Haley & Joel contacted me to create a small rustic wedding cake with cupcakes. She wanted something very simple with burlap flower attached.




Cake flavor German Chocolate Cake and then covered with buttercream frosting.
 Adorned with burlap ribbon and flower.



A candy bar was also set up.....


Cupcake flavors were Vanilla/vanilla and Chocolate/chocolate......300 of those bad boys.

Congrats to Haley & Joel.

Wedding & Reception was held at Conestoga Golf Club located here in Mesquite, NV

Pink & Purple Baby Shower Cake

 A baby shower cake for a return customer. I made the "mommy-to-be" her 21st birthday cake and now she is about to have a little one of her own.

We came up with this design with colors of Pink & Purple. Cake flavor is Red Velvet with Maple Cinnamon frosting & filling, covered with a 50/50 blend of modeling chocolate & fondant. Cake was delivered to Las Vegas for the celebration.

I am hoping to get a couple pictures of the set up...but here is the cake for now...



Here is the set up at the event......



Thanks DEB ; )  

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Lordy, Lordy Look Who's 40!




Happy Birthday Craig!!




A surprise 40th birthday party was held for Craig at his home 
here in Mesquite, NV. Diana, his wife, wanted to have a small gathering
in her home with family and friends. She
contacted me and we made a plan.

I was to take care of the appetizers and drink dispensers and ofcourse the cake 
and she was taking care of the other drinks, Carne Asada, hamburgers & hot dogs
 along with chips & dips.

After a few hiccups and a very nervous bride, everything went smoothly and I believe everyone
had a great time.

I also want to give a "shout out" to Pinterest for helping me create signs for the food and road way and another "Shout Out" to my husband, Jeff, for helping me get everything together and occupying Craig's time for a couple hours while we set up.



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Diana, my Bestie and Craig (birthday boy) Best Half!!!


Butter Pecan Cake with Maple Cinnamon Frosting, decorated with fondant and black pearls


Half of the Appetizers, the other half on the counter along with Dispensor Drinks.





                                  






One of the first to go and the biggest hit appetizers!















Thanks to all who helped Celebrate Craig's birthday!!!

Cristina & Terry Wedding Cake

Terry & Cristina's wedding and reception was held at
located in St. George, Utah on March 8th. 

After a few sketches the couple decided on combining two designs and making one of there own. Silk flowers in Burnt Orange, Navy Blue & white were provided by the couple along with a few butterflies. 

Cake flavors were Chocolate Cake with fresh raspberries, Cardamon Carrot and Red Velvet all covered with buttercream and covered in fondant. Two teirs were treated with a lace fondant border and the other two were decorated with a lattice design and silver dragees.

Due to Wind, Rain and Sleet the couple had to change the outside wedding to inside.....which I understand is "Good Luck" on your wedding day. Its been the case for me so I hope its the case for this lovely couple. I am looking forward to getting a few shots from the photographer of the set up and maybe the happy couple!

Congratulations!!






Elley turns 1!

A small gathering was held at Elley's house here in Mesquite, NV to celebrate her fist year of life. Since its definately spring here and she is a little girl, Pink & lavendar was in order.

Cake flavor was lemon-lemon and strawberry shortcake covered in vanilla buttercream and stenciled with lavendar icing. Little pink fondant flowers were attached and a funky lettering of the birthday girls name.

Happy Birthday Elley!