Soccer Girl

This cake was made for Chloe, who celebrated her 9th birthday last weekend!  I combined a couple of ideas her Mom sent to me and came up with this.  I LOVED the look on Chloe’s face when she picked it up with her Mom!  I think it’s safe to say she loved it!

Happy Birthday, Chloe!

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Thirty…something.

 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!

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A pretty purple wedding cake.

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And a Hello Kitty themed birthday party.

Happy Birthday, Madilynn!

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Happy Birthday, to my Little Miss Emma Claire!

 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!

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Emma and Rapunzel

Emma and Rapunzel

 

Thank you, Little Princess Parties, for making another birthday party we’ll remember forever!

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Lang Wedding

 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)

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A groom’s cake for John, an ironworker.

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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.  🙂

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Let it Go!

 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!

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And my most popular seller…the rosette cake!

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TMNT

 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!

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 Another Sesame Street cake like I’ve done in the past…only this time, it was for Liam!

Happy Birthday, Liam!

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 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.

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Ryne’s Chicago Cubs Yummies!

These cakes were made for Ryne, who celebrated his 1st birthday!  Cake was iced in buttercream, with fondant details.  Baseball cupcake toppers were cut from fondant and I handpainted the stitching.

Happy 1st Birthday, Ryne!

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Little man enjoying his birthday cake!

Little man enjoying his birthday cake!

 

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Parker’s Construction Cake

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!

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Cute Little Tooshie!

Here’s a cake I made for a recent baby shower…(well, maybe not that recent…I have been slacking on the posts!)  This 12″ cake was iced in almond buttercream and if you look closely, you can see I textured the finish to look like a blanket.  The “tooshie” was also cake, iced in buttercream and covered in fondant.  I made the legs, feet and little piggies from fondant.

Congrats to the Mommy-to-be, on little Kember Ann!

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Hey Batter Batter!

Baseball parties have been quite popular these past couple of weeks…and I have another this weekend!  I designed this first cake for Maddox, who celebrated his 2nd birthday last weekend.  The bottom tier was vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream and the top tier was chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream.  I made all the details from fondant.  I sprinkled a little brown sugar on the top of the home plate…which is my favorite part of this cake (that, and the pennant banner.  Actually…I love it all!)  I played softball growing up, so I really enjoyed creating this one!

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These next 3 cakes were made for Wrigley…who just celebrated his 1st birthday a couple weekends ago.  I made both of his big brothers’ birthday cakes last Fall…now it was his turn!  The baseball cake was used for his 1st birthday photo shoot, while the 3 tier and bottom cake was made for his consession style birthday bash!

Happy Birthday, Wrigley!

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Contact Info

Mindy Bryant
Pleasant Hill, Iowa
mimissweetcakesnbakes@gmail.com