Saturday, March 17, 2018

{Sugar Bee} St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Shake Cupcakes

Today is St. Patrick's Day and though I may not be Irish, my husband and kids are so I wanted to create something special to show our St. Patty's Day spirit and to give a little nod to my family's Irish heritage. So this year, we are celebrating with some Shamrock Shake Cupcakes! These green cuties are vanilla mint cupcakes topped with a whipped cream cheese frosting and decorated with a mini chocolate covered Oreo shamrock. These are our family's pot of gold! May the luck of the Irish be with you!
 Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

{Sugar Bee} Beer Steins and Bowie Cookies for a Fun and Unique Birthday Party

When I received a custom sugar cookie order for a joint birthday party for a pretty cool and awesome mama and her baby boy, I was totally "hopped up" and "beery" excited! Ok, I know, enough with the puns, but let me just say that this is probably the most fun and unique birthday party ever! This mama shares a birth month with her little one, so she planned a super fun and hip party for the two of them.

Because mama is a beer drinker and a fan of breweries, she wanted a beer stein cookie. However, not just your typical beer stein, but a cute one. So I created a beer stein with a subtle gold polka dot pattern (because mama likes polka dots) that kinda resembles the bubbles inside the beer glass, and added a cute girly face with red lips and eyelashes, and completed the look with a red bow. To top off the beer stein, I created fun bubbles overflowing from the glass and highlighted them with a bit of pearl luster dust for some added sparkle.

For the little man turning one, I wanted to really highlight his age by created a number one cookie. The first birthday is a super special one, so I knew these cookies needed to be just as special! So I added the same polka dot pattern to try and unify the two cookies a little bit, and then decorated the cookie with a David Bowie lightening bolt. Why a Bowie lightening bolt, you ask? Well mom and dad are such huge David Bowie fans, that they named their little one after him! So this cookie not only signifies their love for the musician, but of course the love for their little boy who is hitting his first big milestone!

I have to say I really loved making these cookies and I think they are just unBEERlievable! Wishing both mama and baby Bowie a very Happy Birthday!

Monday, March 5, 2018

{Sugar Bee} Under the Sea Sugar Cookies

When my daughter told me she wanted mermaid cupcakes for her 6th birthday, I thought what a perfect opportunity to make under the sea sugar cookies to coordinate with the cupcakes! What was even better was that she had no idea that I wanted to make them for her so they were a complete surprise! The look on her face when she saw her seahorse, jellyfish, starfish, and sand dollar cookies was absolutely priceless! She was so excited for today to come and now that it is here, she will be digging into these cookies that she has been anxiously waiting to eat!
Happy birthday my sweet girl! I hope your day is full of mermaid kisses and starfish wishes!

{Sugar Bee} Little Mermaid Tail Cupcakes

Today is a very special day in my is my daughter's birthday! We have been so blessed with such a wonderful daughter and are so excited to celebrate another year with our Ava. Tonight's festivities consist of being with family, having a nice dinner, and of course eating cupcakes!

Well let me tell you that my girl loves everything pink and purple, and very girly- princesses in particular! Her top princesses  (in this order) consist of Ariel, Rapunzel, and Belle. So of course, when I asked her what kind of cupcakes she wanted, she told me MERMAID! Well I couldn't have been more thrilled because I have been dying to make these! So voila, mama created mermaid tail cupcakes!

These cupcakes are a vanilla cake but colored with pink and blue food coloring and swirled so that they create a mixture of pink, purple, and blue....such a fun surprise when you take a bite out of it! They are topped with a vanilla buttercream and sprinkled with a very pretty sprinkle mix to add a little glitz. But the part that my daughter loves the most is the white chocolate mermaid tails and shells!
 This face says it all! My sweet and happy birthday girl! 
Happy birthday my baby girl, mama loves you to the moon and back, to infinity and beyond, forever and ever!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

{Sugar Bee} Celebrating a Big Day with Pink Champagne Cupcakes

When I found out that my friend and colleague was getting married in a small ceremony over the weekend, another colleague and I knew we had to do something to celebrate such a momentous occasion. So we decided to surprise her with a little dessert table, and I of course wanted to create the cupcakes. I thought it was the perfect time to pop open the bubbly and create some cupcakes that screamed celebration! And what says celebration better than pink champagne?! These pink champagne cupcakes topped with a pretty white flower and lightly sprinkled with edible pearls were the perfect treats to toast the new bride and her husband!
So let's raise our cupcakes and say CHEERS! Wishing the happy couple a beautiful marriage filled with love and laughter!

Friday, February 23, 2018

{Sugar Bee} Enchanted Forest Sugar Cookies

This week has been a lot of fun as I have had the opportunity to create sugar cookies for a girl who is turning 15 and having an amazing quinceanera! Her mama contacted me months ago letting me know they are having a celebration for Bella who is turning 15 and the theme of the party is an enchanted forest. Well I was very excited to do these cookies because who doesn't love an enchanted forest theme?! It is the best of both worlds...both natural, rustic, and foresty; combined with beautiful, whimsical, enchanted elements! For this collection, I created pretty pink flowers, a bed of moss topped with flowers, a plaque with deer antlers decorated with flowers, a pink magical fairy, a wood grain plaque topped with the number "15" to look like moss and decorated with small flowers, and of course a wood grain heart with the birthday girl's name and surrounded with a bit of moss and a pink flower. I was so happy with the outcome! I hope Bella has the very best day...Happy 15th Birthday!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

{Sugar Bee} Quinceanera Chocolate Covered Oreos

When I was asked to make sweet treats for a special girl's upcoming quinceanera, I was quite honored to be entrusted to create desserts for such an important day and also very excited because the theme and color scheme were right up my alley! The birthday girl chose an enchanted forest theme with a color scheme of mainly pink and brown. This theme entails a lot of rustic and woodsy elements, but also the beauty of an enchanted forest, such as the flowers and pretty creatures (i.e. butterflies, fairies, deer, etc.). But in addition to the theme and color scheme, they wanted to incorporate a bit of glitz with touches of gold....this is a quinceanera after all! 

So after learning of the theme, I knew the look I was going for for the chocolate covered Oreos. I created a variety of sizes and designs that when all put together are fit for a princess. I created standard sized chocolate covered Oreos topped with the number "15" in gold, gold butterflies; and pink, white, and yellow flowers lightly brushed with gold and placed inside a gold fondant decorative frame. I also created mini roses to add dimension to the platter. 

I am so excited for the birthday girl to see her treats on her dessert table for her big day!