The Purse Cake of all Purse Cakes

Last month a client asked me to make his wife’s birthday cake. He wanted a designer purse cake for her to reflect her love of handbags. He also wanted a big cake that had a lot of WOW factor! He wanted this cake to not only WOW his wife, but make a lasting visual impression in the minds of all the guests.

After finalizing cake and frosting flavors, reviewing purse photos (of his wife’s actual Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors and Coach purses) and discussing his wife’s personality, he left the general cake design and other cake details up to me. I love a good cake challenge but what I love more is when a client believes in me enough to let me express my cake creativity for their special day. I’ m most creative when allowed to work without parameters.

The challenge was met! Not only did I meet the expectations of my client, his wife and their guests, I ended up wowing myself in the process.

Purse cake inspired by Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors and Coach

Purse cake inspired by Michael Kors, Coach and Louis Vuitton

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My Pink Ombre’ Cake

A few months back I stumbled across a beautiful cake called the Ombre’ Cake. The colors were fading into each other from light to dark or dark to light. It was an Ombre’ Cake. I immediately fell in love with the cake and I couldn’t wait to make one.
I found the perfect opportunity to make an “Ombre’ Cake” this past weekend for the Fall Wedding Show in St. Paul. I didn’t decorate my Ombre’ Cake in seasonal fall colors. Instead, I was inspired to decorate my Ombre’ Cake in shades of pink. I love the color pink, so pink it was going to be.

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Fall has arrived at Cream of the Cakes! The ovens are on and the mixer is going. We are bringing in the fall season with sweet treats just like Grandma use to make! I love making Whoopie Pies all year long but, I especially like making them in the fall of the year. Our fall flavor offerings of Pumpkin Patch and Mapled Sweet Potato has the cake kitchen smelling of cinnamon, cloves and allspice. Umm…I can hardly wait to taste test the first Whoopie Pie!
For those of you wondering what’s a Whoopie Pie? It is two large soft cake cookies with loads of buttery fluff sandwiched between them. Craving a Whoopie Pie, yet? We bake them fresh and will ship them right to your door.

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See You at the Wedding Expo!

Planning a wedding is an amazing time for a bride-to-be…the flowers, the dress, the friends, the romance….the CAKE! This weekend I’ll be helping future brides in the Minneapolis metro plan for a sweet wedding at the South of the River Wedding Expo at the Nicollet Inn in Burnsville, MN. If you’re planning a wedding, stop by for a sample of my delicious treats and to check out my unique style. I can’t wait to see you there!

Nicollet Inn Wedding

A beautiful wedding at Nicollet Inn in Burnsville

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Autumn Baking: Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Deliciously sweet caramel apple cupcakes.

Decliciously sweet caramel apple cupcakes for autumn!

I can’t say it enough, autumn is just a good time for baking! With so many flavors and tastes reminiscent of autumn–cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin and more–this season makes the best season for treats and eats. These cupcakes capture an autumn favorite, the caramel apple. These caramel apple cupcakes are full of fall flavor and taste rustic and fresh. They’re a sweet treat for a chilly day because they have just the right amount of sugar and spice. Order these caramel apple cupcakes for your next autumn get-together.

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