Meeska Mooska, Cats & Dogs!

 This weekend, I made a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse themed birthday cake for Evan, who turned 3.  For a little added surprise, I colored the cake green…his favorite color!

Happy Birthday, Evan!

Happy Birthday, Evan!

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I made these cat and dog cupcakes for Ashlynn’s 10th birthday party.  She asked her friends to bring items to donate to the ARL, instead of birthday presents, for her.  She collected quite a supply of food, toys and treats for the ARL.  Such a thoughtful little girl!

Happy Birthday, Ashlynn!

Happy Birthday, Ashlynn!

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Have a great week everyone!

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Rubber Ducky

An adorable little rubber ducky splashing around in his bubble bath…

Rubber Ducky

Rubber Ducky

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I made this cake for a co-worker’s baby shower we had at work this week.  My 2 year old, Emma, thought it was the funniest thing in the world watching me put bubbles on his beak and head!   She loved this cake and insisted on telling the ducky goodnight when the cake was put away for the night.  🙂  Emma was very disappointed to see he was gone when we got home for the day.  And even more disappointed when I told her we ate the ducky at work (which we didn’t…but that’s how is slipped out) Oops.

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Cakes, cakes and MORE cakes

My weekend, minus the 1st birthday smash cake and cupcakes that I forgot to take pics of…

Sweet 16

Sweet 16

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M&M's for Maelee

M&M’s for Maelee

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30th birthday cake

30th birthday cake

 

Baby shower cake

Baby shower cake

 

Purple ombre rosette cake with cupcakes

Purple ombre rosette cake with cupcakes

 

Broncos cake for 40th bday

Broncos cake for 40th bday

 

 

So on that note…it’s bedtime.  Have a great week, everyone!

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Patrick’s Red Hot 30th!!

“SURPRISE!!”  That’s what Patrick heard last night at his surprise 30th birthday party.  His wife, Natalie, contacted me a few weeks ago to come up with a special birthday cake for the big event.  She asked if I could somehow incorporate all of Patrick’s favorite things…Bud Light, Chuck Taylors, Green Bay Packers, and Frank’s Red Hot Sauce.  My wheels started immediately spinning with ideas…and this is what I came up with!

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Stay tuned for many more pictures from over the busy weekend…I just couldn’t wait to share this one!  It was so much fun.

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Flavors perfect for Fall!

So I had a Norwex party this weekend, and what better time than to try out some new flavors!  My lovely girlfriends were more than happy to be my taste testers…(thanks ladies!!)  I made Salted Caramel (not new…but a must have), Pumpkin Spice, and Snickerdoodle!  For the record, I didn’t make the mini cookies to put on top of the Snickerdoodles for the party…so they aren’t pictured here.  We paired the cupcakes with coffee…and they were a hit!!

 

Salted Caramel

Salted Caramel

Pumpkin Spice

Pumpkin Spice

Vanilla cupcake, topped with brown sugar buttercream

Snickerdoodle

 

Now, I’m gearing up for quite possibly the busiest week of my life…so stay tuned for LOTS, and I mean LOTS of cakes and cupcakes!!!

 

Have a great week, everyone!

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Sugar and Spice…

Happy Birthday, Brilynn!

Happy Birthday, Brilynn!

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Happy Birthday, Austin!

Happy Birthday, Austin!

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…and everything nice.

 

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Cupcakes for Justin

Recently, I came across an article in the DSM Register about Hiatt middle school student, Justin Chey, who had just learned he had brain cancer.  There’s nothing worse than hearing of a child battling such an illness…it’s just heartbreaking, and so unfair.  The school put on a big 13th birthday bash for Justin, and I kicked in some cupcakes for the big event.  Vanilla cupcakes, with gray ribbons…to represent brain cancer.

 

Cupcakes for Justin

Cupcakes for Justin

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Breast Cancer Awareness Cake

Here is the cake I provided to be auctioned off at tonight’s benefit for Mental Health Awareness, Cakes & Cocktails!  In the short time I was there to drop off my cake, I seen a lot of other really neat cakes provided by other local bakeries and got to chat with a couple of them, which was really nice.  This is definitely one of my favorite cakes I’ve ever done…could it be because it’s all PINK?  Probably…and of course, because it represents Breast Cancer Awareness.  My family and I will be walking the race this weekend in support of our lovely neighbor, Tee.  It will be our first time in the race and we are very excited to give her our support!

Breast Cancer Awareness inspired cake

Breast Cancer Awareness inspired cake

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Gone Fishin’

This weekend, I had a special request…one for a boy who’s turning 13 and loves fishing.  I took to the internet for inspiration and came up with this!

Gone Fishin' cake

Gone Fishin’ cake

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Happy Birthday, Alex!

Happy Birthday, Alex!

 

This next cake was made for a kid who races go karts and I did my best to clone his car for his birthday cake.  This cake made me pretty nervous until I got started.  I really wasn’t sure how I was going to pull it off…but I did!

Go Kart cake

Go Kart cake

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Happy Birthday, Jordan!

 

 And last, but not least…a big chocolate chip cookie for an “Enchanted Unicorn” birthday party.

Unicorn cookie

Unicorn cookie

 

Have a great week everyone!  Thanks for stopping by!

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The Hopkins

My friend, Sara asked me to make a special cake for her husband’s birthday.  Marc is from Coventry, England.  Since he is so far from home, Sara always tries to do something extra special for his birthday.  This year, she asked me to come up with the perfect cake to go along with his birthday dinner of fish and chips (wrapped in custom made newspaper print!)  I incorporated the subway logo (with their family name), the Union Jack and England flag.  On top sits a cookie Sara had specially made with Coventry’s football logo printed on it.

…and the “Wife of the Year” award goes to…Sara Hopkins!!!

 

Happy Birthday, Marc!!

Happy Birthday, Marc!!

 

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Contact Info

Mindy Bryant
Pleasant Hill, Iowa
515-991-1016
mimissweetcakesnbakes@gmail.com