Tuesday, December 20, 2011

You who...

Happy 3rd birthday, Mia!  Yellow cake with chocolate frosting and fondant accents.


Vanilla poundcake, rice krispie treats, chocolate fondant.

Birthday Brought to You by the Letter I and the Number 2

Chocolate, vanilla, and snickerdoodle cupcakes with buttercream frosting.

Sesame Street Cakeballs

Lady bug

Chocolate cake w/buttercream frosting and fondant accents.


Happy birthday, Brady!

Yellow cake, chocolate frosting with ice cream cone and Hershey's candy bar accents. Oh, and a few borrowed knights and dragons from the birthday boy!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Something About These Shoes...

A girl loves her shoes... no matter what her age. I made ruby slippers out of gumpaste for my niece, Zoe's, birthday. I guess she was impressed with their quality because she wanted to wear them. Love this girl!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Happy first birthday Isabella! The large cake is a 3-layer vanilla, chocolate, and vanilla with rasberry filling. The "smash" cake is vanilla with buttercream frosting and little fondant ladybugs and royal icing flowers. The ladybug on top of the main cake is made of rice krispie treats and covered with fondant.

Ladybug Cakeballs

The ladybugs have invaded Sweet Cakes this weekend!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

We're off to see the Wizard....

Happy 2nd birthday Zoe! A Wizard of Oz themed cake for my niece... white cake with buttercream frosting. The "ruby slippers" are made of gumpaste and the rest of the accents are a fondant/gumpaste blend.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Happy Halloween (a little early)

Pumpkin cakeballs dressed up as jack o'lanterns

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Vive la France!

Strawberry cream cake with strawberry filling and buttercream frosting.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Welcome Fall!

Ahh... I love fall. And what's more fall than pumpkin muffins? Sadly, pumpkin is REALLY hard to find right now. I managed to beg a can off of a friend and had to resort to ordering more off of Amazon. After having one of these for breakfast... totally worth it!

Cookies & Cream Cupcakes

Last week I had a cupcake from a bakery in downtown Chicago. Now, I'm not much of a cake eater anymore (something about mixing excessive amounts of frosting turns me off now), but this cupcake was SO amazing. The frosting was perfect. So I'm now trying to replicate that cupcake. This frosting was definately close. The cake is more milk chocolate-y than the one I had from the bakery, but still pretty tasty if I do say so myself :)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Baby Shower

Strawberry cream cake with strawberry filling and buttercream frosting. The "rattles" are rice krispie treats covered in fondant, fondant accents and the cake is trimmed with strawberry cakeballs.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Race Car

Chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream. The car is made out of gumpaste and fondant

Happy Birthday

Vanilla cake with buttercream frosting and fondant flowers. These are actually purple... for some reason my camera does not do purple.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Go Bears!

Chocolate cake with vanilla frosting

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Happy Birthday!

ugh... this cake was not liking me... kept falling apart - which is why it looks a tad lopsided. never had a cake do that before.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Happy Anniversary!

White cake with vanilla buttercream

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Tropical Flowers

Butter pecan cake with carmel pecan filling and buttercream frosting and fondant flowers

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Happy Birthday

Chocolate cake with all buttercream frosting

Saturday, July 24, 2010


I love a wedding, but man are they stressful when you're in charge of the cake! Fortunately it went off without a hitch. Well, there was one scary moment in the car, but it was handled calmly and in the end was fine.

The cake is all white cake with vanilla buttercream frosting and ribbon for the border.

Friday, July 23, 2010

St. Jude

Some local girls are hosting a fundraiser for St. Jude this weekend and in addition to their talent show they have a bake sale. This cake (along with some cakeballs) are for that sale.

It is a strawberry and cream cake with buttercream frosting. The flower is made of fondant.


Baby shower cake for twins... cake is vanilla and chocolate with buttercream frosting and fondant accents. The "rattles" are made out of rice krispie treats and covered in fondant.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Happy 4th Birthday Brady!

Oh boy. This may be my one and only 3D cake. Despite many dowel rods I feel it still may be sinking. It's 10:30pm... I wish the bday party was right now! I'm afraid of what I will find in the morning. I'll be hoping some guardian angel keeps an eye on this thing tonight!


White cake, buttercream frosting with fondant flowers


Continuing with the sports theme are some soccer ball cakeballs. I think they look a bit more like dalmation cake balls, but hopefully the 4yr old will like them :)


It's sports week at Sweet Cakes this week... up first baseball cakeballs

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Daisy Wedding

Buttercream frosting with royal icing daisies

Friday, June 25, 2010

It's a Girl!!

Chocolate and vanilla cake, buttercream frosting with fondant accents...

Friday, June 18, 2010

Happy Anniversary!

Butter pecan cake with buttercream frosting and royal icing flowers. If I had a better camera you would see that the flowers have a sparkle to them. Sadly, I do not have this camera so you'll just have to take my word for it ;)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Snickerdoodle Cupcake

cake... cinnamon... vanilla... cream cheese frosting... cinnamon sugar... YUM!!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Peach & Raspberry Crostata

Ok, I know this isn't a cake... but I was browsing some recipe/cooking blogs today and stumbled upon this great site - www.joythebaker.com and her post today was an apricot crostata. Well, I'm not a big apricot fan, but peaches and raspberries were on sale so I thought it was a perfect fit! Now, mine are not as lovely as hers, but they taste great!

Sunday, June 6, 2010


Birthday cupcakes... buttercream frosting with a royal icing flower

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010


buttercream frosting with fondant accents