Friday, September 30, 2011

Lobster Pot Cake!
Perfect for a rehearsal dinner, engagement party or groom's cake! 
Or WICKED AWESOME wedding cake

Denis and Ashley are getting married in Maine this weekend and we created this lobster pot cake for their rehearsal dinner- complete with boiling water, steam and flames.  Chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream filling (very closely resembling Maine's signature dessert:  whoopie pies) were the chosen flavors- but can you imagine  this in a vanilla cake with custard and chocolate buttercream filling - just like Boston Cream Pie- delish!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

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Thank you, Almost Mrs. R for the post!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Gluten-Free Cakes & Alternatives

Gluten intolerance are on the rise these last few years and we have lots of brides and customers looking for gluten-free cakes or alternatives to cakes! 

We most definitely make gluten free wedding cakes, or just a small cake for the bride or groom to munch on, even simply a dozen cupcakes for family or friends who will not be able to enjoy our traditional cake.  Although our gluten free chocolate cake is mighty tasty, not all guests will understand its different texture and flavor.  So, we've been busily coming up with alternatives and here is one of them:

This GIANT tiered rice crispie cake is the perfect solution!  It can be decorated to fit the event and wedding decor: a spray red rose and tiny orange buds are seen here!  Rice Crispie cakes can serve anywhere from 30, as seen above, to four-tiered wonders to serve 150!

Cupcakes are also a great solution! This wedding  cupcake tree included gluten-free and traditional cupcakes on one stand and the custom printed flavor card on the table indicated which specific decorations were gluten-free cupcakes and which were traditional cupcakes!  So: seashell=gluten-free and starfish=traditional.

If you have a questions about our gluten-free solutions give us a ring 508-763-4905 or email us . 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Spend vs. Save

 A customer will stop in and say:
"I want a sculpted 3D car cake for my son's 3rd birthday."
 When we say, "$375-$600 to serve 20 people" usually we get a GASP!

Most people think we are trying to take you for all you're worth.  But we're not, I promise.  It's like going to the BMW dealership with a $10,000 budget.  It just doesn't add up.  It takes lots and lots of time- usually 6-12 hours to complete a car cake!

We want to help you AND work within your budget, because EVERYONE has a budget and THAT IS OK!

Here are three examples of the same Lightning McQueen themed cakes:

Hand Made Applique: This cake uses a 2D flat sugarpaste, handmade Lightning McQueen who sits flat on the cake, cost for this cake: 8" serves 14-16 people: $44.

Sugar Car on Cake: This cake uses a 3D sugarpaste (completely edible), handmade Lightning McQueen who sits in 3D on top of a cake, complete with racing flag base, cost for this cake: 8" serves 14-16 people: $68.

Full Sculpted Cake: We take rectangular cakes and hand sculpt them into the 3D Lightning McQueen, so the car is the CAKE! Cost for this cake: serves 20 people: $350

Your best bet is: Be Honest About Your Budget!  We can usually work something out so that you get the theme or design you are looking for within that price range!


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