Blast Off!! Blake is 5.

My little guy Blake just turned 5 and we celebrated his birthday with an outer space theme this year. I incorporated grey, orange, lime green and blue as the primary colors for the dessert table. Lots of easy details you can do yourself.

I designed the invitation above. Custom printables for this collection are available at my Etsy Shop.
The cake was inspired by the invitation. You can easily create this cake using cookie cutters and colored fondant to create the shapes.
 
 You can emboss the age on fondant using a rubber letter stamp that you can purchase at your local craft store.
I found green and orange sixlets at Party City.
The Booster Fuel capsules are mini push pop containers from Shop Sweet Lulu and I just filled them with M&Ms. The filler in the jar are silver jaw breakers. For lots of fun and creative ideas for push-up pops, be sure to pick up a copy of my friend Courtney Dial’s new book Push-Up Pops.
The Planet Pops are red velvet cake pops dipped in orange candy melts. You can find Bakerella’s recipe here.
The space shuttle, astronaut and planet stick candies are from Oriental Trading. I also purchased the favors there including outer space sticker set, note pads, pencils and foamy stickers. The candy are placed in plastic cylinder cups filled with silver jaw breakers.
I created custom candy bar wrappers which would work great around granola bars or any cereal bar treat instead of candy.
Sugar rocket cookies embossed with a “5” and “B” coordinate with the party invitation.

 The cupcake toppers included a silver sticky dot which I purchased from the local craft shop.
I also found the tissue paper decorations at Party City. They were very inexpensive and looked great.
I’m always looking for ways to fill larger jars with inexpensive filler. I used Trix cereal for my Space Rocks.
Customized Hershey Kisses.
A plain goodie bag with a custom thank you tag.
Marshmallow pops.
I made the Meteoroids by placing a candy melt on a small round pretzel and topping it with a silver sixlet candy. Just put the candy melt on the pretzel and place it in the over for couple of minutes…let it melt a bit them place the sixlet on top after you take it out of the oven. These can be flying saucers or spaceships too.
Moon Rocks are Cookie Crisp cereal. You can fill a large container for just a few dollars.
Chocolate dipped pretzel sticks with orange sprinkles.
Mini water bottles with a custom alien wrapper. Straw from Shop Sweet Lulu.

You can purchase custom printables of this collection, including all of the 
paper items above at my Etsy shop.
Credits:
Dessert Table Styling, Cake and Cupcakes, Printables 
Mini Push-Pop Containers and Straws:
Tissue paper fans, Sixlet candy:
Linen:
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Pretty Pink Christening Cake

Today’s cake is a christening cake for Alexandra. The cake design included delicate blossoms in shades of pink and white. The celebration took place at the West Shore Country Club this afternoon. I had the benefit of some beautiful natural morning light when I shot these photos.

The cake flavors included marble cake with vanilla and chocolate buttercream fillings.

Baby Shower Cake

This past weekend I had the pleasure of creating a cake
and cupcakes for a baby shower.

The cake flavor was vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream filling.

Little onesies decorated the cake and were placed on each cupcake. Try to imagine the cake on a custom stand I made with cupcakes around the cake on another tier. Wondering where the cupcake photos and adorable stand are? I brought my camera to the party, but forgot to put the memory card back in…so not photos 🙂

70th Birthday Cake

I love getting emails from people all over the country who need a cake for a special
event in Central PA. Terri from Georgia called me and requested a special cake for her
mom’s birthday. She flew in and I met her and her sister before the celebration in
Shippensburg this past weekend. We coordinated everything via email. Colors..design..
to get the exact look she wanted.

A big bow on top with a happy birthday tag.

The two tier gift box cake was a pretty salmon pink with white
flowers and one green butterfly.

The cake flavors were vanilla cake with rapsberry buttercream filling and
chocolate cake with peanut butter buttercream filling.

I love it when clients send me emails after they receive their cakes.
Here’s what Terri had to say.

“Just wanted to thank you again and let you know that your creation was the
talk of the party! People wanted to know where we got “the most beautiful cake”
they had ever seen! Needless to say you where a big hit….Thanks again Jasmine!