Monday, December 5, 2011

Valerie's Baby Shower

We are expecting another baby in my office. It is Valerie's second child, her first is the adorable Tyler. We had a surprise baby shower for Val last week and of course I offered to make her some special cupcakes. I already knew she was having a baby boy and his name is going to be Jayden. This made it much easier to personalize the cupcakes. I did 4 different designs, a baby face, a bib, an "its a boy" and one with Jayden's name.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Mickey Mouse Birthday

This weekend we made Mickey Mouse cupcake toppers for Tyler’s 2nd birthday. I was told by Tyler’s mom Valerie that he loves to watch the Mickey Mouse club on the television so we decided to stay with that theme. I made four different types of toppers. All were placed on either a red or white backing that was fondant rolled onto a brick imprint to create a brick texture. The first topper was of Mickey, we made Mickey’s signature ears and his red shorts with two piped dots on them, the next was of Minnie, with her signature ears and bow. Then we had one of just Mickey’s ears with “Tyler” piped on top of them and the last was a blue star with the number two and white polka dots piped all around it.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tim Burton Anniversary

These toppers were made for a 3 year anniversary. The couple is fans of Tim Burtons The Corpse Bride and Alice and Wonderland. So we based these toppers on both movies. We made 6 different toppers, 3 based on Alice and 3 based on Corpse Bride. The Alice toppers were, a gold stopwatch (the one the Rabbit had) and the time is stopped on their anniversary October 31st (10:31). Then there are the “drink, me” bottle and “eat me” cookies, the bottle tag has the initials of the couple on it. The third of the Alice toppers are the “this way, that way” signs, except we put the names of the couple on the signs. For The Corpse Bride toppers, the first is a spider web with the initials of the couple in red on top of it, then we have a glitter moon with purple butterflies flying across it and the last of the toppers is of a mans hand and a skeleton hand together over a silver glitter moon.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Cupcakes Take the Cake

A link to the Sweetpea's Sugar Rush page is now on the Cupcakes Take the Cake blog page. We are listed under "Cupcake and Food Blogs". Hopefully one day we can be a featured story on the blog. Thank you to Rachel, Nichelle, Stacie and everyone else that works over at Cupcakes Take the Cake for adding our page. To visit Cupcakes Take the Cake, click on the link below.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Rock and Roll

This week we shipped out custom toppers for a Rock and Roll Birthday Party for Kaelyn who is turning 5! Her parents Cris and Michael contacted me about making the toppers. They wanted pink, black and silver. Since it was a rock and roll theme we made, microphones, guitars, stars and records. We used some edible glitter for a finishing touch!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Cupcakes for a Cure

For a few weeks now I have made cupcakes and brought them to my office meetings to get donations for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer I was able to raise $146.00 thru cupcake sales. I will also be doing the walk on October 16th with my office, we are halfway to our goal, if you are able to donate please click the "donate" button below, every donation helps.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Lightening Bolt Love

Just shipped out my first order of custom cupcake toppers. They were for my friend Josie that wanted some custom toppers for when she went to visit friends. She wanted pink and purple hearts with lightening bolts. I made black textured bases and placed the colored hearts on top and then made silver lightening bolts and covered them in edible glitter for a finishing touch. Here are the pictures, the pink and purple did not show up well in the photograph but they are hot pink and a deep purple in reality.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Rosemary's "John Lennon" Birthday

This weekend was Dan's mom Rosemary's birthday. He wanted to do something really special for her. She LOVES The Beatles and her favorite is John Lennon's Imagine, so we decided to focus on that.

For the cake, I made a cake topper that matched the Imagine memorial in Central Park, it was an 8inch round cake.

For the top of the 8inch round, Dan created a John Lennon playing a white piano. The John Lennon he created out of fondant, the piano he molded out of rice crispy treats and then we covered it in fondant.

We also made 2 dozen cupcakes. The toppers we made were little records with the apple logo for The Beatles record label in the middle. Then we wrote album names on some and put music notes on others.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Willy Wonka 40th Anniversary

Another Wonka post...sorry, but I am so excited that the Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (Three-Disc 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo) is coming out soon. The release date is October 18th. You can preorder at if you love it as much as i do.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Motorcycle Graduation

My cousin Joseph graduated from college and I was asked by my Aunt if we would make cake and cupcakes for the party she was having for him. Of course I said we would love too. I wanted to focus on a motorcycle theme since his new found love is restoring old motorcycles. I called Dan and told him what the plan was, I already had an idea for the toppers, but told Dan I wanted to do a motorcycle cake. As soon as he came home from work he had a sketch and idea in place, it looked amazing, it was better then I could have imagined. I was nervous about the construction but Dan assured me he would make it work....and he did.

My mom and I made 4 different toppers, stop signs, helmets, "J" with diploma and tires

Here is the cake, everything is edible but the handlebars, the tank and tire are made of rice crispy treats

Friday, September 16, 2011

Southern Cakes

For fun on the weekends i love to focus on Southern style baking. My favorite cookbook is Southern Cakes: Irresistible Recipes for Everyday Celebrations by Nancie McDermott. The instructions are easy to follow, there are wonderful pictures and everyone has LOVED everything I have made from this cookbook. If you like baking this is definitely a great cookbook to pick up.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Top Chef Just Desserts

I am so excited for tonight! Top Chef Just Desserts will have actors for the original Willy Wonka on tonights episode and the challenge is going to be re-creating the
chocolate room where everything was
"eatable, edible. I mean, you can eat almost everything".

here is the link to watch the preview for tonights episode:

Friday, September 9, 2011

About Sweetpea’s Sugar Rush

Avisia Limato, owner of Sweetpea’s Sugar Rush, has been whipping up cupcakes, cookies and treats for over 7 years. What started as a labor of love blossomed into a business when Avisia brought her creations into her day job at a busy real estate office. One by one, word spread about her treats—especially the customized cupcake toppers. Soon after, orders started coming in for parties, weddings, bridal showers and more.

And then orders started coming in from all over the nation.

When a client offered to fly Avisia from New York to Texas to bake customized cupcakes for a wedding— the idea for Sweetpea’s Sugar Rush was born. (The name comes from the nickname Avisia’s Dad gave her as a baby— ‘Sweetpea’.) Instead of making the long trip, she developed customized cupcake toppers for the wedding and shipped them overnight. They looked great on the store-bought cupcakes for a fraction of the price.

Sweetpea’s has expanded to customize whatever you can imagine— from company logos, initials, and monograms and more. Along with her trusty helpers (her Mom and boyfriend, Dan) Avisia works painstakingly on each topper.

When you place an order, you’ll receive a decorating kit in the mail with everything you need to assemble your designer cupcakes. Bake your cupcakes from scratch, or even buy plain ones at the supermarket. Your guests will be dazzled that everything on the toppers is edible— from the fondant, markers and coloring to the paint, glitter and sprinkles.

            Contact Avisia today to place your order!