Friday, November 25, 2011

{Party Bee} Client Feature: Lucas' Baptism Dessert Table

I recently had the pleasure of working with Catrice, owner and designer of Sweetness and Delight, a company that specializes in event styling and party favors. Catrice was looking to create a fabulous dessert table for a little baby's baptism celebration and boy did she succeed! We worked together customizing The Sugar Bee Bungalow's Jake Baptism Party Collection to fit the blue and white color scheme of the party and the end result was so very spectacular!
This cake is just beautiful and works so well with the color scheme and party collection!
Lucas Candy Wrappers to honor the baptized baby boy.
 Chocolate Sixlets packaged in bags with treat bag labels.  
 I love the gumballs in the apothecary jar...I am sure the guests did as well!
 Another party must have...striped paper straws!
 I loved seeing the sour rings on the table and might I say they look so cute in that jar!
 How cute are those mini poms and pinwheels? What a clever idea! Not to mention how she used the patterned paper as another decorative element lining the bottom of the plate. Great idea!
 Who knew they had candy crosses? I really like how they look and the scoops with bows are so cute!
 I love color coordinated M&M's...and who doesn't love to eat them?
 Water bottle labels complete the dessert table and allow the guests to wash down all of the delicious goodies!

Thank you so much for sharing this completely amazing dessert table, Catrice! It was truly remarkable!
Catrice can be contacted for event styling or party favors at or at (310) 614-6979.

Photography by JennKL Photography.

You can now find The Jake Baptism Party Collection- Blue Palette in The Sugar Bee Bungalow's Party Collections.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

{Party Bee} Happy Thanksgiving Dessert Table

Thanksgiving is such a great day that gets to be spent with family, friends and endless amounts of food. What could be better than that? Not to mention, how blessed we are that we have all of the above! With Thanksgiving only a day away, I excitedly put together a little dessert table with homemade goodies decorated with my free Thanksgiving printable collection. I am so thankful to be able to give those that I care about special goodies made with love!
 Gotta have a Happy Thanksgiving banner!
 Sunflower chocolate covered Oreos packaged using my cupcake topper/tags.
 Mini Ghirardelli chocolates wrapped using my mini chocolate wrappers and packaged using my treat bag labels.
 Pumpkin spice cupcakes with cinnamon buttercream frosting topped with cupcake toppers make from my Thanksgiving printable collection.
I think the family and friends will be more than happy to dig into this spread!

Hope that you and your family have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 21, 2011

{Sugar Bee} Pumpkin Spice Cake Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting

Looking for a quick and easy dessert to take to Thanksgiving dinner this week? Well look no further, because I have a delicious recipe to share that is very easy to make and doesn't take a lot of time either. These cupcakes scream Thanksgiving and it isn't because of the cupcake toppers made from my free Thanksgiving printable collection

Pumpkin Spice Cake Cupcakes
Slightly adapted from Country Living
Yields 24 cupcakes

1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter (softened)
1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Cream butter until smooth in a large bowl with an electric mixer set on medium speed. Add the sugars and mix until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition, until the mixture is smooth and light. Set aside.
3. Combine the pumpkin puree, buttermilk, and vanilla in a medium bowl and set aside.
4. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and nutmeg in a large bowl and set aside.
5. In thirds, alternately add the flour mixture and buttermilk mixture, blending well after each addition until smooth.
6. Pour batter into the cupcake liners and bake until a toothpick inserted into the middle of each cake comes out clean- 20-24 minutes.
7. Cool the cupcakes completely before adding frosting.
8. Frost cupcakes and enjoy!

Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting
Slightly adapted from Wilton
Yields 3 cups

1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine softened
1 tsp. clear vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons water
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

In a large bowl, cream shortening and butter with an electric mixer. Add vanilla. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry. Add water and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Finally add cinnamon and mix until fully integrated.

Happy Thanksgiving Baking!

Friday, November 18, 2011

{Party Bee} Lil' Cupcake Party for the Lil' Mr.

The Sugar Bee Bungalow is now offering the Lil' Cupcake Party Collection for the Lil' Mr. in your life! The collection contains the same elements but is now featured in blues, a hint of green, and brown. So celebrate your lil' man's birthday with the Lil' Mr. Cupcake Party Collection!

The entire collection is $25 and comes with the following:

- Invitation (envelope not included)
- 6 circle designs tags. These are perfect for cupcake toppers, cookie tags, decorations. The uses are endless!
- Treat bag label
- 2 water bottle label designs
- 3 candy wrapper designs (designed to fit standard Hershey Bars)
- "Happy Birthday_______banner"
- "Lil' Cupcake" banner
- Goodie tent cards/menu labels
- Large cupcake in 6 design patterns. These are great for on the wall, hanging decorations, centerpieces, etc.
- Coordinating patterned paper in 6 designs.

Just send me the party information (i.e. date, time, place, contact, etc.) and the name of the Lil' Mr. Cupcake!

Receive the files electronically and print out as many as you need!

Friday, November 11, 2011

{Sugar Bee} Happy Veterans Day!

Happy Veterans Day to all the courageous and selfless men and women who have or are currently serving our country. I thank you for all that you have done and am grateful to you for allowing me and my family to live freely and safely.

I especially want to say Happy Veterans Day to my daddy...the bravest man I know! Thank you daddy, I will never forget what you did for our country. I am so proud of you!

Finally, in honor of Veterans Day, I created a bunch of sweets for the Veteran in my life, my daddy! I used my printable collection to complete the packaging. I think he will like what I came up with!
Candy Covered Oreos packaged with my tags.
Hershey's Cookies and Cream Candy Bars covered in my candy wrappers.
Mini red velvet cupcakes adorned with my cupcake toppers.
All in a days work!
Packaged and ready to be delivered to my daddy.

Happy Veterans Day!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

{Party Bee} Free Veterans Day Collection Printables

November 11th is Veterans Day and is the day to honor all our servicemen and show them how thankful we are for all they have done for us and our country. It is because of these brave men and woman that we are the land of the free. Let us not take them nor our freedoms for granted. Because the Sugar Bee Bungalow wants everyone to be able to show their gratitude, we are now offering free downloads of The Veterans Day Collection Printables. Give some treats or just give a card, it is just nice to give back to those who have given so much already!

So this year take the time to tell the Veterans in your life or even the strangers that you appreciate their risks and sacrifices.

To get your free downloads of the Veterans Day Collection click on the links below:

Thank you to all our men and women in uniform! 
Happy Veterans Day!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

{Party Bee} Free Thanksgiving Collection Printables

November is the month of giving thanks and I am of course very thankful for so many things. I am really very blessed. But most of all I am very thankful for my happy and healthy family, friends, babies...and of course for all of my kind and supportive readers and clients! Therefore, to show my thanks and appreciation, I am offering my readers free downloads of The Sugar Bee Bungalow's, Thanksgiving Collection Printables!

May you and your family have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!

To download your Free Thanksgiving Printables just click on the links below:

Monday, November 7, 2011

{Busy Bee} Hazel & Violet Ink

For several months now I have been brainstorming what I wanted to put above my console table in my kitchen and finally found the perfect artwork at an arts and craft fair in Gilbert!

Hazel & Violet is a small letterpress printing studio based in Phoenix, Arizona. They use vintage petterpesses on recycled and vintage papers and they make everything from invitations, cards, coasters to mini posters all while trying to operate environmentally responsibly. Everything they create is beautiful and it is really hard to choose a favorite, but I think ultimately my favorite is their fruit line!

Look how cute these cards are!
 I love these cards using a French dress form and French scissors!

Once everything is up and put together these prints will look so nice in my kitchen!

I definitely suggest checking Hazel & Violet's website or Etsy site!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

{Party Bee} The Jordyn Cupcake Party Collection

I was recently asked to create a cupcake party themed printable collection for my cousin's daughter, Jordyn, who is turning 9 in a few weeks. Well of course I jumped at the chance because I LOVE cupcakes and I LOVE my cousin and her daughter! So, after learning that she wanted the colors to be pink and brown I designed my little heart out and came up with The Sugar Bee Bungalow's, The Jordyn Cupcake Party Collection!

The entire collection is $25 and comes with the following:

- Invitation (envelope not included)
- 6 circle design tags. These are perfect for cupcake toppers, cookie tags, decorations. The uses are endless!
- Treat bag label
- 2 water bottle label designs
- 3 candy wrapper designs (designed to fit standard Hershey bars)
- "Happy Birthday______" banner
- "Lil' Cupcake" banner
- Goodie tent cards/menu labels
- Large cupcakes in 6 design patterns. These are great for on the wall, hanging decorations, centerpieces, etc.
- Coordinating patterned paper in 6 designs.

Just send me the party information (i.e. date, time, place, contact, etc.) and the name of the Lil' Cupcake!

Receive the files electronically and print out as many as you need!