Lavender Ombre Bat Mitzvah cake

Lavender Ombre Bat MItzvah Cake
We partnered with our client and Phyllis Skolnick from Extraordinary Productions to design this Bat Mitzvah cake. It includes an ombre color fade from light lavender at the top of the cake to a darker lavender at the base. The glittery swirls decorating each tier include a contrasting ombre pattern in the opposite direction.
Leaf wrapped Monogrammed Topper
The highlight of the cake is a standing gumpaste letter “E” which is wrapped in green leaf decorations and accents of leaves and cascading vines. Decorations include crystal butterflies and small bunches of ecru and lavender roses and hydrangea.
Rose & Hydrangea Sugar Flowers
Flavors and fillings included purple velvet cake with vanilla buttercream and chocolate cake with raspberry chambord buttercream. We delivered the cake to Pure Teen Club in South Amboy, NJ.
Here’s a video I shot at the bakery:

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Alexis’s Sweet 16 Cake

Flared Damask Sweet 16 Cake
Alexis celebrated her sweet 16 this past weekend at the Vibe in Riverdale, NJ. We created this 3 tiered flared cake to help her celebrate. The top tier was covered in black fondant with gold swirls. The front of the tier included Alexis’s named in fancy red font.
Red, Black and White Sweet 16 Cake with Gold Accents
The middle tier was decorated with red fondant and a glittery gold band with a bow and tails. The final tier was white with black damask decorations. Flavors and fillings included red velvet with vanilla buttercream, vanilla with chocolate buttercream and chocolate with hazelnut buttercream and chocolate hazlenut praline crunch
Happy Sweet Sixteen Alexis!
Here’s a video I shot at the bakery:

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50th Birthday Cupcake Tower

50th Birthday Cupcake Tree
We created this 50th birthday cupcake tower for a surprise birthday party this past weekend. The top of the cake includes a red standing 50 with silver and gold wires. Polka dots in gold, silver and red decorate the top tier which is covered in ivory fondant.
50th Birthday Cupcake Topper
We included our XS cupcake stand which was setup to hold 40 cupcakes from the order. Each cupcake was covered in either a gold or silver metallic liner. Flavors and fillings included red velvet with vanilla buttercream, lemon with raspberry chambord buttercream and marble cake with chocolate and vanilla buttercream.
All our cupcake topper, cake and stands are custom designed. For more inspiration check out our birthday cupcakes stand gallery.

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40th Birthday Dachshund Cake

Dachshund 40th Birthday Cake for Tracey
Max, the very cute and friendly Dachshund, is all dressed up for Tracy’s 40th birthday this weekend. He’s wearing a bright polka dotted party hat topped with a pink pomp-pomp. Max was created in likeness of the clients dog and is also decked out in a red collar with a silver tag.
Close-up of dog’s bum!
Of course I also took a picture of the Max’s backside. You can find more backside shots in the video below! The entire cake was carrot cake with cream cheese filling.
Here’s a video I shot at the bakery:
Happy 40th Birthday Tracy!
Update: Tracy left us this message on our facebook fan page. Thanks Tracy!
Anne..thank u for the best 40th mini doxie birthday cake ever…Everyone loved the cake and it tasted great too..U now have a forever client..The carrot cake and cream cheese filling was awesome..thank u Tracy..

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Maeve’s Sweet 16 Topsy Turvy Cake

Sweet 16 Topsy Turvy Cake
Bob, a local resident in Denville, NJ reached out to us and asked if we could create a special cake for his daughter’s sweet 16 at the Rockaway Country Club. He had looked through our sweet 16 cake gallery and thought our style would be a good fit for his daughter.
We worked with the family to create this colorful 4 tier topsy turvy cake. The top of the cake includes a gilttery silver “16″ with brightly colored stars. The top and third tiers are covered in lime fondant with turquoise fondant swirl cutouts. The second and bottom tiers are covered in hot pink fondant with black zebra stripes.
Colorful Sweet 16 Topper & Cake
We included a variety of elements on the cake which represents the birthday girl’s interests including a soccer ball, sneakers, weights, diamonds, sunglasses, and a spatula. Flavors and fillings included red velvet with vanilla and raspberry chambord buttercream, vanilla with hazelnut and chocolate buttercream and chocolate with oreos and peanut butter buttercream.
Happy Sweet 16 Maeve!

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90th Birthday Floral Cake

90th Birthday Floral Cake
We created this cake for our friend Pat’s mother’s 90th birthday. The cake is covered in blush pink fondant with white piped pearls around the base of each tier. We decorated the cake with the birthday girl’s various monikers which included “Grandma”, “G-Ma”, “Marie”, “Ma” and “Mom”.
Close-up of Valentine’s Flowers on Birthday Cake
The cake is also has a valentine’s feel with the pink and reds incorporated into the cake and flowers. Flowers included roses, calla lilies, tulips and hydrangea.
Top Tier of 90th Birthday Cake
Pat left us this lovely email after the event. Thanks Pat!
Dear Anne,
How can I tell you what a central part of my Mom’s party your gorgeous cake played? So many pictures were taken of IT, my Mom with IT, and so many others next to IT. My sister-law from Iowa said she thought it was terrible to cut it up! The flowers were magnificent! The colors were so perfect and, of course, the taste was fabulous! I loved the blush color too!
Mom tried some of the vanilla layer, and some of the chocolate as well. She liked them both. We are all in awe of your artistry. Joan took the flowers to make an arrangement for Mom to keep. Thank you for sharing your talent and generosity in making such a beautiful work of art and a delicious dessert!
Love,
Pat
Here’s a video we shot at the bakery:
Flavors and fillings included vanilla with raspberry buttercream and chocolate with vanilla buttercream. We delivered the cake to Lyndhurst NJ.

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Pink Ombré Wedding Cake

Pink Ombré Wedding Cake
This past weekend we had the pleasure of participating in the Country Club Bride Seasonal Wedding Showcase at the beautiful TPC Jasna Polana in Princeton, NJ.
Calla Lilies, Tulips, Roses, Peonies, and Hydrangea adorn this Pink Ombre Wedding Cake
We created this pink ombré wedding cake for the event. The cake included six tiers of varying heights along with several bouquets of included calla lilies, tulips, roses, peonies and hydrangea.
Very Pink Flowers!
We hope to do more pink ombré wedding cakes this year!  An alternative option for brides that like the pink ombré theme is our set of pink ombré wedding cake stands.
Here’s a video we shot at the bakery:

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JJ’s First Birthday Cake

1st Birthday Giraffe Cake
Today we celebrated JJ’s first birthday! I cannot believe a whole year has passed! It has been an amazing year – and we feel so blessed to have such a great little guy in our lives!!!
Dessert Table with Cake, Cupcakes & Cookies
So, of course I put a lot of thought into his cake. I actually had a few break-downs over this one! I felt so much pressure because I was worried one day he’d look back at the pictures and say, “Geez mom – why did I have such a mediocre cake?” I fully acknowledge I’m nuts At any rate, after remaking the giraffe and balloon (the first one was entirely too large for this cute little cake!) everything sort of fell into place.
JJ & Mommy with Birthday Cake
Just in case there is any question who made the cake I included a “Love Mommy” tag on the back.
Love Mommy Tag
Unfortunately, when the time finally came for the big cake moment, JJ was less than thrilled – and didn’t even smash his smash cake! It may have had something to do with the fact that I stripped him down to his birthday suit in front of his entire party….or that he was just overtired, or that this is just the first defiant moment that my son had against his mother! Hahaha.
JJ crying with Smash Cake
At any rate, the design of the cake was inspired by JJ’s favorite stuffed giraffe, and his love for balloons! The giraffe is holding onto the 1 for dear life, as the balloon is tuggin on his tail. The cake flavors were banana (JJ’s favorite!) filled with vanilla bean and chocolate italian meringue buttercream, and red velvet with lemon cream cheese and raspberry chambord italian meringue buttercream.
Giraffe with Party Hat atop Birthday Cake
We included “1″ favor cookies, and some mini chocolate cupcakes as well. Happy Birthday little boy! We love you! P.S. Next year JJ you are getting Fudgie the Whale!
First Birthday Favor Cookies
The Dining Room setup for the Party
Birthday Cake on Dessert Table
Side view of Dessert Table
Here’s a video I shot at the bakery and while at home after we setup the cake and dessert table:

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Birthday Topsy Turvy Candy Cake

Topsy Turvy Candy Cake with Owl
For Mia’s birthday we created this 3 tier round topsy turvy cake. The top of the cake includes an owl which was created to match an image sent by the client. The cake is decorated in bright colors including hot pink, bright yellow, bright blue, medium purple and lime. We decorated the base of each tier with rolled fondant balls and included fondant lollipops on each tier.
Close-up of fondant party owl
The entire cake was our signature pink velvet with oreos and cream buttercream. The cake was inspired by Hailey’s topsy turvy candy cake that we created last year.

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