Thursday, July 23, 2009

Is it sad this made me tear a little?

Maybe it's just hormones. But this is ever. What a fun couple. I would like to see what their cake looked like (or, the grooms cake!)

Even the pastor was dancing... too funny!!!! Enjoy, courtesy of YouTube :)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

In the News

Our cookies have gone big time - check out pictures 17 and 18 on the Kansas City Star's BSKS library article! :)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Coming Soon... Decorating Parties!

Starting in spring 2010, we'll begin offering cake and cookie parties!

The party for the coolest Mom (and Kid) on the block - want to have a unique and fun birthday party or play date for your child? How about a cake or cookie decorating party?! We'll come to your party and provide either cookies or individual fondant-covered cakes for your little guests to decorate and take home! And we'll even clean up their mess when they're done!

More parties (DIY cake/cookie classes, etc) can be tailored to your own needs!

Prices and more details coming soon!

Books, Books, and More Book Cookies!

The Bonner Springs, KS city library has re-opened its doors in a new location - and to celebrate the occasion, my mom was asked to provide a whopping 300 cookies for the event! After countless hours of baking and decorating (this is back-to-back from the 100 Navy cookies, mind you...), here's the end result. These came out sooooo unbelieveably cute for words. She did about 150 character cookies, and 150 book cookies. GREAT job, mom! You deserve one GIANT bottle of wine and a nice massage for all the work you've done over the past month.

The display - this is just half of the cookies!

Stacks of books (and bookworms!) I spent around 9 hours helping her write all the names of book titles on each of these.
Can you find your favorite book character?
We've got: Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel, Angelina Ballerina, Madeline, Captain Underpants, Lilly, Olivia, If you Give a Mouse a Cookie, Cat in the Hat, Babar, Where the Wild Things Are, and Peter Rabbit

Black Knights Navy Cookies

Did you know that i'm a proud sister of a Navy jet pilot? Now you do :)

Anyways, my brother's neighbor's wife (In California) was planning a welcome home party for her husband's homecoming from over seas, and she's had a taste of mom's delicious cookies, so naturally she asked my mom to do them for her.

Here are 100 cookies for a Navy squadron's homecoming - the Black Knights one five four to be exact. Since they are based in California, obviously they had to be shipped! (Did you know Sweets N Such ships cookies? Ask us for our shipping rates!)

1 - GIANT cookie (double chocolate chip) with fondant and royal icing details
2 - Navy wings of Gold
3 - "Welcome Home" jets - these are their actual planes (and don't ask me what their name is)

The planes, individually packaged, backed with cardboard, and ready to "fly" to CA!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Alright, Alright, Alright...

Time to get back on the posting bandwagon.

The good news is, I'm done with weddings this season! My poor belly can't take more of the all-nighters and lifting/bending/standing, and frankly, it's getting in the way! But I had fun, earned some extra cash, learned a lot, and am much more comfortable with doing wedding cakes. I'm excited to announce i'm actively booking for next year!

The other good news is i'm working on a MAJOR update to our website - stay tuned! I've got to get all these pictures posted on there, plus i'm just ready for a change of design. But for now, enjoy the pics below!

When i'm not doing weddings....

Here's some of the other cakes that i've been getting orders on:

A book cake for twins - they both love to read, watch movies, and they play trumpet and trombone. This was fun to make. Movie reel is rice krispies & gumpaste, instruments are gumpaste.
Bunko cupcakes for a woman hosting bunko at her house. These little dice are just too cute.
A guitar cake and matching cupcakes for my niece's 6th birthday. She wanted a "Rockstar" themed party. Drumsticks and Microphone are gumpaste. Mom made matching cookies - see my cookie post below.
Bridal shower cupcakes and a Bachelorette cake for my good friend Amber. Her shower theme was "around the clock" - I just love the bachelorette cake!
Some easter cupcakes I took to my bible study... kinda plain...
A light Sabre cake I did for a family friend - this was SO MUCH FUN. The best part is, I saw pictures of him standing next to the cake with a big GRIN on his face - then two days later, I received a handwritten card from him thanking me for his cake - he is just so unbelieveably cute, it makes my job worth all the late nights and frustration!
An 8th grade graduation cake for my dad's co-worker - she was graduating from St. Pats school, which are the fighting irish. Irishman was hand-colored with icing writers on cut out fondant. Also made 12 coordinating cupcakes (clovers are royal icing)
A queen cake for my neighbor's mom
A loaf of bread for my MIL's co-worker, who was leaving Cabela's to start his own bread delivery route - this was a lot of fun and took some creative carving/frosting!
An R2D2 cake for a little boy - this was SUPER hard to get smooth with all the different pieces going on.
Some teacher appreciation cupcakes for a co-worker's daycare:
And lastly, my FAVE cake so far (next to the chef cake) - a Chevy Silverado cake. This is actually 1/8th the size of a real truck - As I cut, Joe was giving me all the specs. It's all cake; the wheels are rice krispies.