So my little girl turned 5 this month and requested that her birthday party  be heart themed, which is a good fit when your birthday is close to Valentine’s Day.  So we started to plan the party.  My family all lives out of State so it was a very special birthday because most of my immediate family were able to attend.  This was the first birthday they were able to spend with us, they all thought 5 was a good birthday to come to Cincinnati and celebrate.  We had a full house and it was wonderful to see everyone.

We started to design some fun Valentine themed cookies for our store and made some extras ones for our upcoming birthday party.   We did a two layer cake with a small middle layer for a nicer look.   We choose Cookies and Cream and our signature Orange Butter Strawberry Cream for the layers.  I choose pink for the cake and the small middle layer was red.  We did buttercream this year, so the red middle tier was more for look, otherwise everyone’s months would have been red.

Here is a picture of the cake and how we displayed it.

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I filled my decorative glass with red and pink candies that I purchased. We had gumballs, mints, heart suckers, sixlets and sweet heart candies.   This candy ended up in the good bags for our guests.  We also made mini cupcakes;  dark chocolate caramel sea salt and Diva,  white chocolate cake filled with our Madagascar vanilla bean.

Planning a birthday is a lot of fun.. though I am a little sad to see her grow another year older.   It goes by so fast…

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Once in a while we will have a bride that is not sure about what she would like for her wedding cake.  We ask several questions to uncover her style, the look she is envisioning and consider the venue to make sure the ideas fit well.  Once we establish the brides style and look of event, we then make three sketches for the bride to review.  From there we review the designs with the bride listening to what she likes in our sketches, we then produce the final sketch getting the brides approval on every aspect of the design. Here is an example of the preliminary sketches. Linda Nguygen sketches 2014  Next step is our final design. I will post once completed.

So don’t be worried if you have no idea what you want your wedding cake to look like, we are here to help.  We have wonderful designers that can help you through the process.  Items we tend to request for inspiration include the invitation, type of flowers being used, venue décor, and wedding dress. We can get inspiration from all types of things so feel free to bring things that you like, even share your hobbies with us.