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Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

 Whew!  Seriously, what a weekend…it’s a miracle that I survived!  I’ll start with this cake I made for Lucy, who celebrated her 1st birthday.  When Lucy’s Mom told me she was planning a “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” themed party for her, I knew we needed to have lots of groovy flowers and happy faces!  “Baby Lucy” is wearing a tie-dye diaper cover with matching headband.  Cake flavors were (tie-dye) almond and strawberry, both with almond buttercream.  All details were hand made from fondant.

Happy Birthday, Lucy!

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Another 1st birthday cake made here for an adorable little guy named, Oliver.

Happy Birthday, Oliver!

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Here is Oliver enjoying his Mimi’s sprinkle cake at his smash shoot a couple of weeks ago.  (See, I told you he was adorable!!)

Thanks Kristy Hall Photograpy for sharing!

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And again, another 1st birthday party!!  This Cat in the Hat cake and Thing 1 & Thing 2 cupcakes were made for Jackson.  Cake flavors were vanilla and red velvet.

Happy Birthday, Jackson!

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And the last of the birthday cakes made this weekend, was this White Sox cake made for one of Mimi’s most loyal customers!  Ashley ordered this for her husband’s birthday dinner tonight.  Cake flavor was strawberry almond swirl with almond buttercream, covered in fondant.  White Sox logo was hand cut from fondant.

Happy Birthday, Aarron!

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But that’s not all…stay tuned for a Mimi’s wedding!

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40 and FABULOUS!!

Here is a FABULOUS birthday cake made for a FABULOUS lady, turning 40!  These are 6 and 10″ tiers, almond cake and buttercream, covered in fondant.  MM is the birthday girl’s initials.  I just love the pizzazz these feathers added to the cake!!

Happy Birthday, Mo!

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It’s Elmo!  Here’s an alternative to the tiered Sesame Street cake I did a few weeks ago!  This was an 8″ almond flavor cake with almond buttercream.  Sesame Street sign handcut from fondant.

Happy 2nd Birthday, Mason!

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A cupcake cake, with coordinating cupcakes for a ‘sweet treat’ themed baby shower!  Flavor choices were chocolate and vanilla.

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How fun are these?!!  Made for a Peter Rabbit themed baby shower this weekend, 3 dozen chocolate and almond cupcakes sprinkled with Oreo crumbs and carrots, hand made from fondant.

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A birthday cake, made for a special Pirates baseball fan!  8″ chocolate cake, with Oreo buttercream filling, then smoothed in vanilla buttercream.  “P” handcut from fondant.  

Happy 7th Birthday, Kane!

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Little Gymnast

This weekend, I made a cake for a little gymnast, named Aida!  Cake was almond flavor, with almond buttercream.  I covered the cake in fondant and all details were hand cut from fondant as well.

Happy 5th Birthday, Aida!

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These next couple of cakes were strawberry champagne flavor, with strawberry buttercream.  I just love the vintage feel this new backdrop (from SwankyPrints) gave the cakes!  I had a lot of fun playing around with all my new backdrops yesterday!

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And last, but not least, here is a “favorite things” cake made for one of my most loyal customers.  She ordered this cake for her son, who loves the Raiders and Chevy.  Bottom tier was chocolate cake with almond buttercream, top tier was almond cake with strawberry buttercream.  Raiders logo was an edible image (Thanks, Charstie’s Cookies!) and the Chevy logo was cut freehand from fondant.  Between me looking at it so long and asking my husband, “Does this look right? Does this look right??”  I think it took me a good 10 times, before I got it right!  I got it right, right?  Right.

Happy Birthday, Aaron!

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Now, it’s time to do a little housework and then get outside for some fresh air with my girls!  Going to break in the new swing set today!

Yay for Spring!

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Like, Totally 80’s…

Here’s my TOTALLY AWESOME 80’s cake I made for my big birthday bash yesterday!  Cake flavors were all of my favorites…strawberry almond swirl, cherry almond and almond, with almond buttercream.  Everything was made by hand and was edible…except for Gizmo.  He was my toy…a collectible way back from 1984!  I have to admit, it was a little hard to cut my cake…no one wanted me to ruin it!  But, it’s CAKE!  That’s what its made for, right?  🙂

Thanks to all my friends for coming out to celebrate with me!

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And here’s to my thirties!  Have a great week, everyone!

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Where’d my weekend go?

My favorite part of Mimi’s is seeing the person’s eyes light up when they see their cake.  In this case, it was Chloe’s eyes that lit up and her big smile that made my day!!  She turns 10 today and celebrated with a skating party yesterday.   Bottom tier was almond, top was strawberry almond swirl, with almond buttercream.  I covered the cake in pink fondant, and it was my first time doing the fondant ruffles.  I really loved making this cake!!  You just can’t go wrong in my book with pink…and ruffles!!

Happy Birthday, Chloe!!

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Next up was this Super Why! cake I made for Ethan’s 2nd  Birthday.  He is in town from Seattle, for his Uncle Matt’s wedding this weekend (see previous post).  Ethan’s Mom told me he loves anything that has to do with letters…so I decided to completely cover the cake in the alphabet.  The Super Why kid was hand cut from fondant as well.

Happy Birthday, Ethan!

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Here is an arrangement I put together for a bridal shower yesterday.  The top tier was a 6″ Red Velvet cake with 2 dozen cupcakes.  Cupcakes were Wedding Mint (almond cake with minty cream cheese frosting, sprinkled with sugar crystals) and Girls Nite Out (chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting).  I wish I would’ve taken a close up of this adorable sign they had to display…darn it!!

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And last but not least,  here are a couple more cakes that were a part of my CRAZY busy weekend!!

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And on that note…it’s time to take a week to relax, recharge, and unwind…oh, and turn 30.

Have a great week everyone!!

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Me Want Cooookie!!!!

So I’m a little behind and just realized that I didn’t post for this awesome cake!!  Who doesn’t love Sesame Street?  It was made for Gavin’s 1st Birthday bash last weekend.  Both tiers are almond with almond buttercream.  Fondant details were hand cut from fondant.  I’ve also included a picture of Gavin’s 1st Birthday photo shoot from a few weeks ago.  He was pretty proud to be turning one!

Happy Birthday, Gavin!

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Adey Wedding

 Congrats to Matt & Tabatha Adey!

10" almond rosette

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Centerpiece cake and cupcakes by Mimi’s

 

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Corset Cake

One of the cakes I did over the weekend was this corset cake!  I’ve been so excited to make one of these.  I used the bridal shower invitation as inspiration in my design.  The cake was almond with cream cheese frosting, and covered in fondant with fondant details.

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I also made this cake for one of the cutest little boys I know…our little neighbor, Colton who just celebrated his 4th birthday.

Happy Birthday, Colton!!

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We also surprised my Dad with a surprise Retirement Party last night…which I made 7 dozen cupcakes for.  I chose to do Oreo cupcakes because growing up, he always made me Oreo shakes.  He didn’t have a blender, so he mixed them up with a big spoon…and he always hid a full Oreo cookie in the bottom of my cup.  Those were seriously the best shakes!!  My Dad’s the best.

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Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week everyone!

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Two cakes, twice the FUN!

Just a couple of twins, enjoying their Mimi’s smash cakes!!  What an adorable photo shoot…I just love their little expressions!!

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Aged to Perfection

I was asked to make a cake for a surprise 40th birthday party, for a gal who loves wine!  How fun is this cake?!  Cake was almond with almond buttercream, and white chocolate shavings on top.  Wine bottle, crate, grapes and grape leaves were handmade from fondant.

A big “Thank You!” to my friend, Laura Stewart, who designed the bottle label for me.

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 As for me, I think its time to grab a glass of the real stuff and relax.  I’m looking forward to the calm week ahead!

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Mindy Bryant
Pleasant Hill, Iowa
mimissweetcakesnbakes@gmail.com