Sweet Julias’s Blog

Cookies, Cakes, and More…

Shhh! Want to know a secret about party cakes??? March 27, 2009

I LOVE to do children’s birthday cakes!  I have so much fun imagining how excited the child will be when they see their special birthday cake.  I love the bright colors and fun designs that are incorporated into children’s cakes.   I am always honored to be asked to participate in a couples’ wedding, but childrens’ birthdays hold a special place in my heart!

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A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of making a cake for Ellie who turned 3.  Ellie was having a pizza party and wanted a pink cake.  Her mom asked if I could make anything out of that…Sure! I said.  Here is what I came up with for little Ellie…a Pretty in Pink Pizza Party.

 

The cake is a delicious dark chocolate cake covered in ruffled buttercream and a fondant tablecloth.  Each of the little plates and pieces of pizza were handmade by yours truly.  The mozzarella pieces were individually cut and applied with tweezers just so. 

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The birthday cake was dusted with a shimmery pink edible color and painted with a edible gold.  Everything you see on this cake is edible, although the pieces may get a little hard during the drying process.  If you choose not to eat the molded pieces you can keep them for a very long time….

 

 

 

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I also made a cute soccer cake for McKenzie….the soccer ball on top is covered with marshmallow fondant and the grass is buttercream.  This soccer ball can be made into an complete 3D soccer ball that would serve aproximately 10 children.  Inside McKenzie asked for a moist butter cake, our most popular flavor. 

 

 

 

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An afternoon baby shower was the perfect scene for this stacked box cake.   The cake is our moist butter cake and they are filled with freshly made seedless raspberry buttercream.  The cakes are covered with buttercream and topped with fondant lids and bow.  The baby booties are made from gumpaste.

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Now Accepting Visa and Mastercard! March 24, 2009

I just wanted to let you all know that we are now accepting Visa and Mastercard in addition to checks and cash.

Phone orders will pay a 50% deposit with Credit card and then cash or Credit Card at pickup for the remaining balance.  Failure to pickup cake will result in credit card being charge the remaining balance.  Wedding cakes and those over $150.oo will pay balance 30 days in advance of event.  Deposits to reserve dates are 50% of the balance of order.

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See you at the Southern Bridal Show and Expo! March 19, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized,Wedding Photos — sweetjulias @ 7:44 pm

We will be participating in the Southern Bridal Show and Expo on April 19th from 12:00-5:00pm.   This event is held in the Jim Graham building of  the North Carolina Fairgrounds.   We will have displays, brochures, and YUMMY samples for you!  At the show you can register for door prizes from many of the vendors. 

Be sure to vote in our poll so we know what samples you would love to try.

See you there!

 

Bridal Show…… March 9, 2009

We recently participated our first show in Raleigh.  The Embassy Suites-Crabtree hosted a lovely show on a chilly Sunday afternoon.  We were happy to escape to the tropical theme of the show.  A lucky couple won a trip to a fabulous beach somewhere!

 

Here is a picture of our booth.  We offered three different cake styles along with matching favors.

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We were offering 2 samples that day; Butter cake with chocolate mousse and Butter cake with a yummy lemon curd.  A lot of people shied away from the lemon curd…I guess it sounds a bit strange.  But I have to tell you…a freshly made curd (lemon, lime, passion fruit) is absolutely to DIE for!!  Tangy and sweet and oh so creamy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

We also met some more of Raleigh’s fabulous wedding classy-jeweled-cake-flowers-english-gardenvendors! Diamond Entertainment will get you and your loved ones to your wedding and reception in style!  Vivienne Carosso has excellent jewelry from Cookie Lee that would be perfect as bridesmaid gifts or your wedding day ensemble.  We are excited to visit Cute Buttons in Cary for adorable paper products and invitations.  And we were fortunate to meet the owners of The English Garden florist.  They were kind enough to allow us to take this photo of our cake next to their Stunning floral display.

 

You can catch us at our next bridal show on April 19th and the Southern Bridal Show & Expo at the NC Fairgrounds.  This show is hosted by Forever Bridal and I have heard that they host wonderful shows.  We will have more samples and new cakes for you to see. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you can’t wait until April to meet us, remember we offer free tasting and consultations Tuesday-Thursday at from 10-2 and at 7pm.  Please remember that our tastings are by appointment only.