Little Miss Lilly is one year old!

My sweet little niece turned a year old.   It goes without saying that she will have free birthday cakes from her Auntie Bridgid for her entire life!   And because she is so cute, and I am such a pushover, I will make her whatever she wants.   Now, being only a year old, she did not pick out her own design.  This year my sister got to do it for her.  My sister, Molly Stillman, is super knowledgable on all things fashion and design and LOVES Lilly Pulitzer, so she took this opportunity to give Lilly an adorable party.  You can see the pictures of her beautiful decorations on her blog http://www.stillbeingmolly.com .

So back to the subject at hand….the cake!   The Lulu Lilly pattern was the inspiration.

Lulu Lilly Pulitzer CakeLulu Lilly Pulitzer Cake 2Lulu Lilly Pulitzer Cake 3And, of course, Miss Lilly had her own cake too.

Lulu Lilly Pulitzer Cake & Smash CakeLulu Lilly Pulitzer Smash cake

 

Something tells me that she liked it!

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Happy Birthday sweet girl!  I can’t wait to see what next year’s cake looks like.

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A surprise Harry Potter cake!

One of the most important things that I believe Cakes by B offers, aside from delicious and beautiful cakes of course, is the personalized customer experience.  The cake I made recently is a perfect example of this.  I receive an email from a husband that wanted to surprise his wife.  His wife is usually the one that comes to me with the family cake requests and she takes great care to make sure they get a cake that they will love.  Here are some examples of cakes she has chosen for them.

MinecraftBadgeOnce Upon A Time Beautiful right?  Well her husband wanted to do something equally special, as a surprise, for her.  Since she is a huge Harry Potter fan this is what we came up with.

Harry Potter Gryffindor

But the surprises didn’t stop there!  When she cut into the cake this is what she saw…

Gryffindor Checkerboard

The cake itself was checkerboard pattern in Gryffindor colors!

Overall a beautiful cake for a wonderful lady.

Well, I love customer feed back and, as I said at the beginning of this post, I aim for wonderful and personal customer service every time.  So the day after the birthday party I received this message from the guest of honor:

“Bridgid,

The Harry Potter cake you made as a SURPRISE for my birthday today was fabulous!!!! I am constantly blown away by your beautiful creations, but I must tell you to be the one the cake was for was such a treat! And my favorite part…. my husband cut into the cake and it was checkerboard Gryffindor colors!!! The cake was beautiful, it was delicious, and I loved it!!! Thank you so much for making it!! I can’t wait to see what you will make for us next!!”

I think I succeeded this time.  🙂

Happy Birthday Melissa!

First Birthday Parties!

First birthday parties are so much fun!  They are a celebration of a little one’s first birthday and a celebration of the parents of that little one surviving the first year.  Hurray!  This is also, usually, the only opportunity the parents have to have complete control on the theme, design, and cake!  So why not have fun with it?

The most recent first birthday party that Cakes by B was able to create for was for a precious little girl.  The theme of the party was pinwheels and the cake of choice was chocolate cupcakes.

Pinwheel Cupcakes

Beautiful and delicious!

But Cakes by B wasn’t done there!  You CAN’T have a first birthday without a smash cake for the little one!

Pinwheel Smash Cake

 

And this little girl knew how to get right into her smash cake!  That is the way to do it!

Birthday Girl and smash cake

Because Cakes by B is such a strong believer in letting every one year old have their very own smash cake, it is included with your order for FREE!  That’s right, the first cake your child gets to completely destroy is on the house.  So check out all that Cakes by B has to offer and order your child’s birthday cake from us!

February’s Flavor of the Month!

February is a month filled with passion, romance, love, and CHOCOLATE!

What cake can possibly sum all of that up?

The Devil’s Delight!

The Devil's Delight

Two layers of moist Devil’s Food cake, filled with a cool and creamy chocolate mousse, and topped with a spicy ancho chile chocolate frosting.

Yep, that about sums up the month of February!

Keep your eye out because Cakes by B will be offering lots of beautiful and delicious treats for Valentine’s Day.

A fun new cake trend!

There are a couple of fun cake trends right now that, when put together, make for a beautiful cake!

An ombre cake is one that has a gradation, from dark to light or light to dark, of any color.

Ombre Ruffles

A rose cake is a cake that has been completely covered in icing rosettes.

Put these two techniques together and you get a beautiful Ombre Rose cake!

Ombre Rose Cake

 

This cake is great as is, or you can add your own personal touch.   I just delivered this particular one to a young lady’s birthday party at Rol-A-Rink skating center in High Point.

It is Red Velvet cake, Cream Cheese icing filling, and Vanilla Buttercream frosting.

 She was having a snowflake themed birthday party so I added some white chocolate snowflakes!

Snowflake Ombre Rose

 

Pick your favorite cake, filling, and frosting flavors and your favorite color and PRESTO, you have a perfect cake for your next celebration!

January’s Flavor of the Month!

This year I decided to have a little fun and have a featured “Flavor of the Month”!

The feature for January is…..

PEANUT BUTTER CUP!

The Peanut Butter Cup Cake is a moist peanut butter cake that is layered with a creamy peanut butter and cream cheese filling and drenched in a thick chocolate ganache, and then topped with pieces of peanut butter cups.  Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

You could enjoy this with friends or loved ones as a cake or have some quiet solitary time with it as a cupcake or cake truffle.  Any way you have it you won’t be disappointed.

Now I know that come January most of us set goals to be healthy and that is nobel.  However, let’s be honest, when we are faced with the bitter cold that January brings, what we REALLY want is to curl up in sweats, under a warm blanket, and dive into something that is comforting and warms our soul.  THIS IS IT!

 

Exciting News!

Hey there all of you Cakes by B fans, I have some exciting news!  For the first time EVER Cakes by B is going “public”… at least for one day.  I will have a booth at the Christmas Bazaar at the Jamestown United Methodist Church in Jamestown this Saturday, December 7th, from 9-1.   There will be 5 different flavors of cupcakes and 4 different flavors of cake truffles to choose from.  Come by and enjoy one…or 12!  I hope to see you there!

Bazaar

Happy Birthday to my most important client and his best buddy!

The dinosaurs came…

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to see a couple of very special boys…

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for their third birthday party!

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All of the kids were so excited!  They all wanted to pick a dinosaur to eat.  All of them, except my son.  He did not want to destroy the dinosaurs so he opted for eating the tree and bush.  That’s my little herbivore!

Happy 3rd Birthday to the biggest dinosaur fans I know!

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A cake you can see a mile away!

I love creating topsy turvy cakes!

So I was very excited when I got a request for a topsy turvy cake decorated with NEON colored icing.  This was definitely the brightest icing I have ever worked with!

Neon Topsy Turvy

What a fun cake for a kid’s birthday party at Airbound Trampoline Park!  These colors would be perfect for any spring or summer celebration too!

Yo ho ho!

Ahoy me Hearties!

Cakes by B is all about pirates this week!

I made a fun birthday cake for a special little boy who loves Jake & the Neverland Pirates.

Jake & Pirates

So much fun and he loved it!

Pirate parties arrrrrrr fun and can be for anyone, of any age!  Whether they want actual pirates, a treasure chest full of beautiful jewels, or their favorite team’s mascot is a pirate, Cakes by B can make it!