Acen’s Mommy has referred to him as her little bug since he was born. So it was a given she would plan a bug themed 1st Birthday party for him! I made the cupcakes for her baby shower shortly after I started Mimi’s…I can’t believe how fast the time has gone, and he’s already a year old! Anyway, here are some pics…I made all the little bugs by hand from fondant. If only they were this cute in real life!
Happy 1st Birthday, Acen!
This cake was made for a gal who is NOT almost 40. Her husband planned a surprise party for her…to celebrate her NOT, being almost 40. A little birdy told him she wanted a lemon, rosette cake from Mimi’s for her birthday. I came up with a design that would NOT imply her true age. She is 30…something. Not almost 40…and she’s not having a hard time with it.
Happy Birthday, Angie!
A pretty purple wedding cake.
And a Hello Kitty themed birthday party.
Happy Birthday, Madilynn!
My little Miss Emma Claire turned 3 years old! We celebrated with a Rapunzel party…or in her words, a “Punzel pawty” 🙂 Complete with a surprise guest, Rapunzel herself! Emma just LOVED her “Punzel” cake! Flavor was our favorite…almond, iced in pink almond buttercream. The entire dress was made from fondant, and the cake board was covered in fondant.
You might notice the Rapunzel “hair” laying around in the picture…that my friends, was a 100ft. braid (sort of), made by yours truly, from a plastic tablecloth. It took hours inbetween cakes in the oven…until I finally ran out of time and chopped it, ending up with maybe half of what I thought it would be…but it ended up being just the right amount for what I needed. I have no idea what I would’ve done with a 100ft. braid!
Thank you, Little Princess Parties, for making another birthday party we’ll remember forever!
People ask me all the time where most of my business comes from…the answer is word of mouth, and Facebook. However, this time it was a little more unique. I met Amy in a cake decorating aisle last Fall. She was getting ready to make her daughter’s birthday cake and asked me if I make cakes a lot because she had a question. As a matter of fact…I do! 🙂 So I gave her a few tips…and my business card. A few months later, she called me to do her wedding cakes! I was thrilled. Amy and John got married on his family’s farm on the 4th of July.
Their centerpiece cake was a double barrel cake, flavors were strawberry, almond, and strawberry almond swirl…all popular choices! The basket cakes were lemon, and almond in flavor, iced in buttercream, then finished in fondant. I was super nervous about these cakes, but I couldn’t be happier with the way they turned out! Amy loved them too. (Note: The flowers shown here were artificial flowers I had at home for a project…they used real flowers at the wedding)
A groom’s cake for John, an ironworker.
After delivering the wedding cakes, I had my own 4th of July celebration to go to…our neighborhood block party!
Naturally, I brought the cupcakes. 🙂
Let it Go, Let it Go! Here is Elsa in all her snowflake glory. Only the skirt of this cake was edible…I didn’t cover her bodice, because this doll lit up and sparkled while it hummed to the tune of “Let it Go” – my girls were IN LOVE with this one! I covered the cake board in fondant, and added her name with a sprinkle of white sugar crystals.
Oh, I should mention I did this cake that one day we were under some severe tornado warning (or watch…whichever one means to take cover), while watching the cornstalks out my back window blowing to almost a 90 degree angle and it was completely dark outside at 2pm, TV went out, sirens were going off, etc. Hey…I was working on a deadline! (I really should be more scared of storms…I know.)
Anyway, Happy 5th Birthday Kennedy!
And my most popular seller…the rosette cake!
Here’s another version I came up with for a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme party! While I was finishing this cake up, I found an episode of TMNT (like vintage, TMNT…from my day) and my girls were glued to it. They had never seen or really knew who TMNT were…because, well, they aren’t princesses, but they were highly entertained by it!
Happy Birthday, Isaac!
Another Sesame Street cake like I’ve done in the past…only this time, it was for Liam!
Happy Birthday, Liam!
Here is a cake I made for donation to an event, the 3rd Annual Bill Schumacher Golf Outing a couple weekends ago. Entire cake was iced in buttercream, and the ball was made from fondant.
Now this was a fun cake! Can you guess the most fun part? Well, if you think it was when I started “digging” – you would be correct! This was a chocolate cake, covered in chocolate buttercream. The “dirt” was crumbled up cake…the toys were provided to me by Parker’s Mom.
It always puts a smile on my face when my customers take the time to let me know what they thought of my creation. Here’s what Parker’s Mom had to say about his Mimi’s cake…
“We’ve used Mimi’s now for both my son & daughter’s birthdays. Mindy is so easy to work with and excited to take on anything I throw her way. Many family and friends commented that my son’s cake was the best chocolate cake they ever had and I agree! We plan on using Mimi’s for every birthday from now on!” -Emily
Happy Birthday, Parker!