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Rings Around the Razorback

Arkansas Razorbacks Cake

Arkansas Razorbacks Cake

I am thrilled with this cake!  I love it when a cake is a challenge, and I love the way this one came out!  I wish I could have been a fly on the wall at the unveiling of this cake!  It was a surprise for a big Razorbacks fan that just earned his military stripes.  His wife was throwing him a big surprise party.  Congratulations, Jonathan!  Gerrr!
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Birthdays & Babies

The first 2 cakes were birthday cakes. I love it when cake requests come in for the same weekend that are fairly similar! I also love it when flavors match, but these two were very different! The gift box cake was Dark Chocolate Cake with Coconut Filling. The 30th birthday cake’s bottom layer was Banana Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Filling and the top layer was Vanilla White Cake with Orange Curd Filling. I like it when people are adventurous with their cake flavors too!

The cookies were for a baby shower. They were handpainted to match the invitations to the party.

Valentine’s Day Orders

I’m offering a few specials for Valentine’s Day!  Deadline to order is Friday, February 5th.  Email me with the details of your order and I’ll send out an invoice.  Delivery preferences are Friday, February 12th or Saturday, February 13th and will be available on a first-come-first-served basis.  We can work out a delivery time in the emails (or if you have a preference, let me know and we’ll see what we can do!).  Sorry, local orders only; no shipping at this time (it just costs too much to ship these days!).

Valentine’s Day Heart-Shaped Cake (serves 15)  [$45.00]:
A heart-shaped cake decorated like a conversation heart in Pink or White Fondant-covered Dark Chocolate, Red Velvet or Vanilla Bean White Velvet Cake filled with Vanilla Bean Buttercream and with Red Writing.  This cake would be great for an office or school party! ~ Please specify fondant color and cake flavor when ordering!

Valentine’s Day Jumbo Cupcakes (serves 12) [$36.00]:
Jumbo Cupcakes (in a white liner) in Dark Chocolate, Red Velvet or Vanilla Bean White Velvet Cake decorated with a fluffy Vanilla Bean Buttercream swirl and a Fondant Valentine’s decoration (these cupcakes are huge people!).  These cupcakes would be great for office or school parties! ~ Please specify cupcake flavor when ordering!

Valentine’s Day Standard Cupcakes (serves 12) [$24.00]:
The standard-sized cupcake (in a cute Valentine’s liner) in Dark Chocolate, Red Velvet or Vanilla Bean White Velvet Cake decorated with a large fluffy Vanilla Bean Buttercream swirl and a Fondant Valentine’s decoration.  These cupcakes would be great for office or school parties! ~ Please specify cupcake flavor when ordering!

Valentine’s Day Individually-Wrapped Decorated Cookies (serves 12) [$24.00]:
3″ individually-wrapped heart-shaped cookies in either Vanilla Bean or Dark Chocolate Sugar Cookie, decorated with Vanilla Royal Icing.  These cookies would be perfect to hand out with your Valentines! ~ Please specify cookie flavor when ordering! For a picture of my Christmas cookies, visit: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=3684897&id=87765832200

Current Trends

Of course, the “customer gets what the customer wants”, but there are a few trends out there when it comes to wedding cakes.  One of the more common trends is personal cakes, where the couple has a tower of mini-cakes or cupcakes with the topper being a small cutting cake or the traditional saved first anniversary cake.  The are SUPER time-consuming for the cake decorator and therefore, typically much higher-priced than the traditional wedding cake, but they are highly dramatic and mighty impressive!  I have also seen this done with cookies, decorated with the bride and groom’s initials or monogram, or stacked to look like mini wedding cakes. [pic]

This trend is also popular for birthday, anniversary, retirement and graduation parties and wedding and baby showers too.  Frequently, this trend is used for a first birthday with the top cake being the smash cake for the child.