Monsters, Monkeys, Kitties and DA BEARS!!

It’s been a very busy and fun weekend here at Mimi’s!  Take a look!!

My girls just loved watching this Monster come to life!  And I have to admit, I can’t wait to make another one…

Rarrr!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PARKER!

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RARRRR!!!

 

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Happy Birthday, Jackson!

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Hello Kitty

Happy Birthday, Cara!

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Chicago Bears

Happy Birthday, Jax!

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50 years!!   Happy Anniversary Tom & Jo!!

50 years!!
Happy Anniversary Tom & Jo!!

 

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Too cute not to share!!

I just had to share these ADORABLE pictures my customer sent me today.

 Happy 1st birthday, Everly!!!  I’m so happy you enjoyed your cake!

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Mardi Gras in October!!

Here is a Mardi Gras inspired cake I made for my bank’s annual United Way campaign.  It was auctioned off at tonight’s dinner.  It was a little hard to say goodbye to this one!

Congrats to the lucky winner of this fun cake and voucher to Mimi’s…everything is edible…except for the feathers.  Don’t eat those. 😉

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras

 

Mardi Gras

 

Mardi Gras

 

Thanks for stopping by…have a great weekend everyone!

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Pen Pals

 We’ve all probably had a pen pal at some point in our lives.  I had one in 3rd grade.  I went to Douglas Elementary, she went to Willard…so we probably lived 5 minutes away from each other.  I think her name was Miranda…or was in Melinda?  Anyway, I made the cake below for my customer, Jo, who has had her Pen Pal for 62 years!  Yes, I said 62 years!  That’s pretty incredible, if you ask me.   Jo and Barbara were just 11 years old when they started corresponding in 1951.  Barbara has lived in England her whole life and Jo has lived in the states, Iowa and Oregon.  Barbara was here for a visit and Jo wanted to throw a party for her and give her a special cake.  So I came up with the idea of covering the cake in lots and lots of “envelopes” addressed to both Jo and Barbara.  (Can you imagine how many letters have actually been written over all these years?!!)  I used a 3 cent stamp…because that is what postage cost in 1951!  Under the US and British flag, is a pond.  You know…the “pond” as we like to call it.  I had a lot of fun with this cake…and it was even more fun knowing the story behind it.  Here’s to Jo and Barbara, life long pen pals!

Pen Pal cake

Pen Pal cake

Pen Pal cake

Pen Pal cake

 

Happy 7th Birthday, Maci!!

Magic School Bus

Magic School Bus

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Bridal Shower cupcakes

Gerber Daisy

Gerber Daisy cupcakes

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Minions!!

A Minion party for Mackenzie!!  Happy 7th Birthday!!!

Minion cake

Minion cake

Goggles

Goggles

Side view

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Minion cupcake

Minion cupcakes

Lots of little Minions!!

Minions!

Happy Birthday, Mackenzie!!

 

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It’s Friday the 13th…and the ZOMBIES are coming!!

It’s Friday, the 13th and Mason is celebrating his 5th birthday with a ZOMBIE party!  Happy Birthday, Mason!!  Watch out for the zombies tonight!

Zombie cake

Zombie cake

Zombie cake

Spooky stuff.

They're coming!!

They’re coming!!

Creepin' up

Creepin’ up…

Happy Birthday, Mason!

Happy Birthday, Mason!

Gravestone cupcakes

Gravestone cupcakes

Zombie cake & cupcakes

Watch out, they’re coming!!

 

Have a spooky Friday, the 13th!!  (And a great weekend too!)

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Another busy one!

 Somehow, I managed to make it through this weekend!  I couldn’t have done it without the help from my Mom and Dad, who took my girls overnight so I could stay up all night Friday.  Literally.  (Ok, ok, I took a 4 hour nap from 3-7am!) I was on a mission to finish these orders so that I could make it to my friend’s surprise 30th birthday party on Saturday night!  I have to admit…I’m kind of feeling a little bit like Superwoman after all I accomplished this weekend.  The most exciting part of my weekend other than these cakes, and my friend’s party?  Cleaning my house like nobody’s business today with my new Norwex products!  I’m hooked.  So to any of my friends out there reading this…expect a Norwex invitation in the mail in the next couple of months.  I’ll feed you cupcakes…and wine.  Lots of wine.  But enough about me…let’s talk cake.

September is a VERY busy birthday month…just ask my calendar!  I am so excited about the cakes I created this weekend.

I am in love with this Tinkerbell cake and cupcakes that I made for my neighbor’s daughter, Cydney…who turned 2.  I made coordinating sugar cookie wands for parting gifts.  When my 5 year old asked the usual, “Do you have an extra for me?” I was able to tell her, ‘YES!  You actually can have one of these!’  (At the party, of course!)  Speaking of my 5 year old, she was generous enough to let us borrow one of her Tinkerbell’s for this cake.

Tinkerbell cake

Happy Birthday, Cydney!

Tink's house

Tink’s house

Tink's flowers

Tink’s flowers

Tinkerbell

Tinkerbell

Tinkerbell

Tinkerbell cupcakes

Tinkerbell wands

Tinkerbell sugar cookie wands

 

I also made one of my favorites, and one that will never get old…another Minnie Mouse cake!  Along with that, coordinating cake pops…which I have a love/hate relationship with.  I love the way they taste, and the way they look…when they turn out.  The hate part comes in when I’m admiring my hard work…thinking, ‘Yay! They look so great!’  Then all of a sudden, they poke right through the top and slide right down the stick!  Grrrr!!!  My co-workers at the bank sure appreciated all the mistakes the next day, that’s for sure!  So to be clear, I currently don’t really offer cake pops.  (These were done for a friend)  So if you ask me for cake pops and you catch me on a good day…I will probably not turn you down, but you might notice a slight hesitation in my response.  🙂

So needless to say, I have some perfecting to do here…I need to work out all the kinks before these puppies go back on my menu!  I can’t even begin to believe the talented bakers out there that can whip up a dozen Minion cake pops, or Lorax cake pops, or any other shape other than a simple ball!  Oh well, I guess you can’t win them all, right?!

Minnie Mouse - 10" round

Happy Birthday, Payton!

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Minnie Mouse cake pops

Cake pops

Bliss Cake pops

 

 “Hey batter, batter, swiiiiing!”  I loved making this cake.  Especially the baseballs, which were made from Rice Krispie Treats!  This was a vanilla cake (both tiers) filled and frosted with Oreo buttercream!

It is so yummy…and the newest addition to my flavor list!

Baseball theme

Baseball theme

Cake topper

Happy Birthday, Kaiden!

Baseballs

Baseballs

 

Here are a few other creations over the past couple of weeks.  …

Lingerie cookies

Lingerie cookies

Lingerie cookies

Happy 4th Anniversary, Jodie and Dale!!

 

Nemo fish

Happy Birthday, Cooper!
Hope you liked your Nemo cookies!

 

Half Birthday cake - Superhero theme

Happy 1/2 Birthday, Colton!

 

Pink ombre roses

Happy Birthday, Tee!

 

Scooby Doo

Scooby Doo theme birthday cupcakes

 

See, I told you there were a lot of birthdays this month…and it’s only just begun!  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week everyone!!

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Peace, Love, & Happiness…and LOTS of fun orders!!

Hi there!  Long time, no see!  It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve posted…busy, busy, busy!  Here are most of my creations over the past couple of weeks.  It was full of birthdays, bachelorette parties and bridal showers!

Peace sign cake and cupcakes

Peace sign cake and cupcakes

Peace sign cake

Happy Birthday Audrey!

Peace, Love & Happiness cookie pops

Peace, Love & Happiness birthday party!

Peace sign cookies

PEACE cookie pops

Heart cookies

LOVE cookie pops

Smiley face cookies

HAPPINESS cookie pops

 

Monkey cupcakes

Monkey cupcakes

 

Thomas the Train

Thomas the Train cupcakes

 

Little Dancer cake

Little Dancer cake

Dance your heart out!

Dance your heart out!

Little Dancer

Happy Birthday Briley!

 

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Declan!

School Days

School Days custom cupcakes

 

Iowa State University

Iowa State cupcakes for a new college student!
Good Luck, Taylor!

 

Wedding gowns, diamond rings and corsets!  Perfect for a bachelorette party or bridal shower!

Wedding gowns, diamond rings and corsets!
Perfect for a bachelorette party or bridal shower!

Corset cookies

Corset cookies

Wedding gown cookies

Wedding gown cookies

 

Beach cookies

Beach cookies

Flip flops, starfish and palm trees

Flip flops, starfish and palm trees

 

Girl's Night cupcakes

Girl’s Night cupcakes

Salted Caramel cupcakes

Salted Caramel cupcakes

EmmyBear cupcakes

EmmyBear cupcakes

Rainbow cupcakes

Rainbow cupcakes

 

German Chocolate

German Chocolate

Strawberry Champagne

Strawberry Champagne

Red Velvet

Red Velvet

 

 

 

So, as you can see…Mimi’s isn’t slowing down, and I love it!  Thanks to everyone for the orders, hope you’ve all enjoyed!

 

 

 

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Chugga Chugga Choo Choo!!!

Meet Thomas the Train.  He was made for a special little boy named, Colton who celebrated his 2nd birthday today!  At first, I didn’t sweat the thought of doing this cake.  I had it all planned out in my mind…I thought it would be a piece of cake (no pun intended-I’ve always wanted to say that! heehee).  Then as Friday approached, in my attempt to freeze my cake (which would make my life easier the next day), it crumbled when I picked it up. Realizing there was no way I was going to be able to carve a soft cake like that,  I started getting nervous.  Good news about that cake is that I know it’s going to make a scrumptious yellow layer cake!

Anyway, back to Thomas.   I decided to go with my tried and true, most popular, almond vanilla cake (aka “Bliss”)…it never disappoints.  Sure enough, it was perfect for carving.  I spent the better part of my Saturday forming this little guy into what looked like a train wreck…that’s when panic set in.  I decided to put him in the fridge and come back to him in the morning…the day of the party!!  EEEEEK!!!  Good news is, all this guy needed was a final coat of blue buttercream and all his bells and whistles!  I was pretty thrilled with the end result…and it taught me that no matter what it looks like in the beginning, to just be patient and not throw in the towel.  All in all, (and now that it’s done)…it was a fun cake to create.  Everyone loved it, and most importantly, so did the birthday boy!  🙂

The most stressful part of this cake?  Getting it across town in one piece.  And we made it.  Whew!!

 

Thomas the Train

 

Thomas urbane edit

Choo Choo!

 

Choo Choo!

Back view

 

Wheels

Wheels

 

Happy Birthday Colton!

Happy 2nd Birthday, Colton!

 

 

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Have a great week everyone, and thanks for stopping by!

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Nemo, Minnie, and…Cornstalks?? Oh my!!

Well it was another super busy week here at Mimi’s!  And it was one full of fondant, putting my “attention to detail” to work…take a look!

 

 

Minnie Mouse

Minnie Mouse

Minnie Mouse

Minnie Mouse

 

Nemo!

Nemo!

Nemo cupcakes

Happy Birthday Pippa!

 

Basic 10" round

Basic 10″ round birthday cake

 

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Cornstalk cupcakes

 

$ Money cupcakes

$ Money cupcakes

 

Birthday cookie

Birthday cookie

 

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Go Hawkeyes!

 

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week everyone!

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Contact Info

Mindy Bryant
Pleasant Hill, Iowa
mimissweetcakesnbakes@gmail.com