You are currently browsing the monthly archive for January 2011.
Juicy Couture Jewelry Box Cake made for a Party Planner in York, PA. The Birthday Party Theme was Princess Tea Party and the creative Planner came up with the idea of using the Juicy Couture Tea Cup Charm and Jewelry Box for the Birthday Cake and Cupcakes! I thought this was the neatest thing ever! A pink Jewelry Box Cake and it’s Juicy inspired! I can’t wait to make more :)
Unfortunately the logo was too big for the three layer cake so it does stick out on the sides a bit. Also I painted the Image before transferring it to the cake…..I know!! What was I thinking!?!?! That is just it, I wasn’t, LOL!! So before you paint color onto your edible image make sure you transfer it onto the cake first or it will stick to the paper backing. Hey no one’s perfect right, and the people who know me are just shaking there heads laughing right now :)
The picture above would be the Tea Cup Charms for the Cupcake Toppers. Two questions might be going through your mind. One: Where are the Cupcakes!?!? I know, I forgot to take a picture of the Tea Cups on the Actual Cupcakes. Simple yet somehow when you run an extra busy Bakery the simple things sometimes fall through the cracks. Two: Did you hand draw that Juicy Logo. The answer to that is Yes, I hand drew each logo on the teacups. Very time consuming and alot of handles had to be placed back on.
Hope this helps you create an extra special Juicy Cake for your next party!
Some of you know I am planning my son’s Lego Star Wars Birthday Party for the end of February. It is hard to find things without Googling endlessly for ideas so I figured I would share some of the ideas I have found here. Some ideas I will/am using and others are just too cute not to mention. Of course I will post my own photos from the party in another post whenever we get there. Even though the end of February seems so far away it is coming up really quick!
These adorable Lego Star Wars Birthday Party Invites can be found at Party Posh Printables.com. They are personalized with your own information and have the cutest characters! There are even Photo Props, yes the up coming trend of photo booths is huge and these adorable Lego Star Wars themed photo props are a can’t miss addition to this party set. Complete with Birthday Cupcake Toppers and Water bottle labels. There is even a matching Birthday banner. Check it out Party Posh Printables on Etsy or on Facebook here.
Check out how Sarah Gunn from @SarahGunnStyle on Instagram used the same printables (Photo Props she used modge podge and a canvas) to create this fun party setup! Don’t forget to pin things to Pinterest to reference them later!
Next I needed ideas for party favors. So let’s start with Party Favors. I found these inexpensive Inflatable Light Sabers which range in price from around $2.50 a piece up to $4.00 and over. I included a link to parties4kids where they were on sale for $2.59. I can’t take all the credit for this find. I was googling and came across this mom’s blog My Little Jedi and found a post about her son, Aniken,(yes she named her son Aniken so you know this has to be a good Birthday Party Post) for her son’s 1st Birthday Party. She had a picture with the light sabers and also the cutest Jedi Training Certificates. Definitely check out her blog post for more great Star Wars Birthday Party Ideas! She even had the cutest Setup for a Candy Buffet Table.
Now if you aren’t super adventurous with fondant I don’t suggest trying to make these next Lego Star Wars themed cupcake toppers. However if you are check this out, Marshmallow Fondant Recipe, which tastes exactly like Marshmallows!! It is super yummy. I made these adorable toppers and am including them in this post since they go with the theme. My son loved them and they were a big hit at the party. If this is too much work for you Party Posh Printables has some cut out and place on a stick kinda Lego Star Wars toppers here… easy peasy.
Aren’t these easy ones super cute too! They also match the Invites so that’s a huge plus, no matter what your party planning skill there is always something our there for you :)
So I know the Logo Smaples are Small, but I really wanted to get some feedback on what people think. No I didn’t design these myself, this is the first proof from an online company I am working with to create my new logo. I will post their info as soon as a decision has been made. I can suggest changes so I woud love to hear what everyone thinks!
- Which one do you like?
- What do you like about it?
- What don’t you like about it?
- Could it use something extra?
Any ideas are appreciated! I really want the logo to say creative in it. I am focusing on Shipping items like Cookies, Brownies, and Cake Pops so keep that in mind as well. Also something for the Blog and Facebook Page as well. My original drawing of the Signature Bear Paw is all Pink and Since I drew it myself and scanned it and uploaded it, then painted it on the computer, well, the picture quality isn’t the greatest.
Revised Logo? Any Opinions before I submit it for a final time?
Magnolia Bakery in NYC located at 1240 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY
On my Cupcake Mission the third stop for me was in NYC on Black Friday……I know New York..Black Friday…what was I thinking!?!? It actually wasn’t that bad. This Bakery on the other hand was BUSY! I can’t imagine they aren’t everyday though. And Yes, I did say this was my third stop on My Cupcake Mission. I will be blogging about my first two trips to different bakeries but was so excited to get this one in that well….I skipped the first two!
First of all the window decor is just the cutest thing ever. My 3 year old who loves any and everything to do with tu-tus and purple was loving this display. You can imagine her excitement when actually walking into the bakery and finding that there were Cupcakes inside! This Bakery is so cute, friendly staff, and the layout was nicely planned.
I wish I would have had a chance to take any pictures of the inside but since it was Black Friday, well enough said. What I can tell you about the inside is that it isn’t very big which is the story of most restaraunts and bakeries in Manhattan. When you walk in the door to your left will be different sections for ordering. They have cakes, pies, cookies, Ice Box Cakes, and of course Cupcakes! The Carrot Cake Cupcake was to die for!! The Red Velvet was the best beside Crumbs Bakery located just down the street. Anyone who knows me, knows that I am on this secret mission to try all the Red Velvet Cupcakes from every Bakery in the United States. I know what ambitious goals I have :) All joking aside I will definitely be back to get more cupcakes and try other things as well. I think my dad had a slice of pumpkin pie there which he thought was very good. Oooooh….Speaking of Pumpkin….their Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese……AMAZING!!!
Out of the six I tried there wasn’t one I didn’t like. I forgot to mention the Red Velvet. I need to personally address this Cupcake, after all I am on a secret mission. The Red Velvet as stated above was moist however I love my Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese. At Magnolia Bakery they make there’s with Buttercream. Some people like Buttercream with there Red Velvet and if you are one of those people you have to try Magnolia Bakery in NYC, the Buttercream was melt in your mouth, so good it could have been Italian Buttercream, Buttercream Icing!
My overall Rating for Magnolia Bakery NYC would be an A++
This picture is from the Website of Magnolia Bakery!