Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 8th!!

Are you looking for a special gift for mom this Mother's Day? Instead of the typical flowers and chocolates, show your love and appreciation with a box of our delectable cake truffles!  We are creating an assortment of yummy treats to celebrate the wonderful women who have nurtured and raised us.  Each elegantly frosted box will contain 12 delectable cake truffles with decorative floral accents (picture below shows sample cake truffles).
Please place your request now as we will be making a limited quantity.  Orders must be placed by Wednesday, May 4th, and can be picked up on Friday (5/6) or Saturday (5/7).  Please email us at to place your order, and include the number of boxes.  We will confirm availability and your order.  The price for one box of twelve Mother’s Day Truffles is $40.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Eggs have long been a tradition in symbolizing birth and spring time, which is why it's no surprise that eggs and Easter go so well together.  We created these darling Easter eggs guessed it...Easter!  We had a (cake) ball decorating these eggs and loved all the spring-y pastel-y colors that surfaced, and if you crack open an egg, you are likely to find butter, strawberry, or chocolate cake on the inside!  Happy Easter Egg Hunting!!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Monster Madness!

Monsters are the perfect theme for a little boy's 1st birthday party.  The monsters were created to match the invitation (I printed out a sample invitation for the picture below). The green monsters are Cookies n' Cream and the blue monsters are butter cake. We created the feet and arms using Hershey's chocolate bars which we attached to the cake before dipping the monsters. Lemon cake truffles with coordinating colors made the monsters a bit more friendly.

Below are two more pictures of the monsters and cake truffles packaged in their box and ready to go!  Look at the lower right corner of the picture below, and you will see the giant monster that we made for fun. 
Happy Birthday Leo!!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Spring Time is Almost Here!

Pretty in spring time colors, these lemon cake truffles are garnished with pink blossoms and yellow daises.  One of the best things in life is pausing during a hectic day and smelling the flowers...or tasting them!

Saturday, April 2, 2011


This was such an awesome project to work on, and our imaginations ran wild. We wanted to incorporate chess pieces for a 70th birthday, and we immediately came up with the idea to make 64 individual cake squares to represent the chess board and 32 chess pieces to go on top.  The party actually didn’t need that many pieces of cake, but my sister and I couldn’t allow a board game with missing pieces to leave our premises.

Initially, the chess pieces were to be solid chocolate because even though we were able to find a mold for the chess pieces, fitting cake inside a thin layer of chocolate seemed impossible. The plastic mold only accommodates one-half of six chess pieces at a time, so in order to create one 3-D chess piece, each mold has to be filled up twice, the halves need to be secured together with melted chocolate, and the seam of each piece requires caulking and smoothing out. We decided to step it up a notch and try putting cake in the middle of a very thin shell of chocolate and then doing all of the above, and after quite some time, we figured out a method.

Each square of the chess board was cut and then dipped to achieve nice corners for a snug fit.  Chocolate (dark) squares have dark chocolate cake inside, and the white squares have butter cake inside.  The chocolate chess pieces are all Cookies ‘n Cream, and the white chess pieces have butter cake on the inside.

There are a total of 32 chess pieces, and for each piece, we created 2 halves of the chocolate shell, stuffed each half with cake, secured the 2 halves together, and "caulked" and cleaned up the seam.  However, instead of 64 halves, we probably ended up making at least 80 halves due to trial and error and the fragile nature of cake as the supporting beam inside such a delicate shell.  The kings and bishops tended to behead themselves, and a few of the pawns also surrendered.  Each chess piece took anywhere between 10-20 minutes to make, but it was all worth it when we finally saw the finished product! 

 Our final touches included bronzing the chocolate pieces and pearlizing the white pieces for a sophisticated effect, and we were surprised to discover how much the chocolate queen resembled an actual copper chess piece.  The picture below doesn’t do it justice:

Here is a picture of my sister gingerly securing each letter onto the chessboard:

We couldn't stop taking pictures, and I couldn't decide on which pictures to post, so below are a couple more.  We hope all the guests enjoy this strategic creation, and many happy birthday wishes to the guest of honor!