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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Movie Night!

We've had days of gray, wet weather as we wait for a chance of snow this week, here in Seattle. Between that, and everyone asking, "What would you do just in case the world ends tomorrow?" I've decided that I would just curl up with my family for a relaxing movie night - complete with popcorn and cuddles.

This cake was made for a kiddo I have known since she was a baby, for her 7th birthday! She indeed had a movie night birthday and this cake was the perfect addition. I had so much fun making the "popcorn" out of mini marshmallows - all cut by hand, re-stuck together and hand-painted to look like the real deal. You would never guess that it is a chocolate-lovers dream on the inside: chocolate cake, stuffed with chocolate mousse and covered in rich chocolate frosting. I heard it was huge hit and was gobbled right down!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Broken iPhone Cake

Here's two versions of the same iPhone cake - unbroken and then the final broken one. This surprise cake was made with tons of personal elements, right down to the custom apps and birthday date. I couldn't resist taking a photo of the "before" version of the iPhone before I hand-painted all the breaks in the screen.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Legos, Tiggers, and Binkies - Oh my!

This cake was made for a little guy turning one. His dad brought in his absolute favorite things: legos, his beloved Tigger and his pacifier. It was a fun challenge creating these in this cute and colorful 10" round cake.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Baby Blocks, Ladybugs and Toadstools

Our client loved the theme of bugs and baby blocks and also loved the ladybug and toadstool cake I had done; but wanted a softer color pallet of pink, gray and soft green. I created this tiered cake with a 10" round and a 5" round - creating more room to play with the tiers. Friendly little ladybugs peek up at you while lounging under toadstools. A sweet cake for baby Inika, turning one.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Do you hear what I hear? Wedding bells at Stuffed cakes!

Congrats Washington! You can have your cake and eat it, too!

Starting in January you can add Stuffed Cakes to your wedding album. We will officiate marriages in our shop - just the "I do's" or with wedding cake to take to your reception!

Be on the look-out for our wedding packages. Coming soon!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

December's Flavor of the Month - Chocolate Candy Cane

We're thrilled to announce a new flavor for December - Chocolate Candy Cane! Our rich, moist chocolate cake, stuffed with chocolate mousse and topped with a swirl of peppermint buttercream and rolled in crushed candy canes. Available all month long!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

We will be closed for the week of Thanksgiving. Have a fun holiday, everyone!

We're thankful for all of our loyal customers! We'll see you all on Nov. 27th.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Flavor of the Month - Cranberry Orange

This month's flavor of the month is an ode to Thanksgiving. Comforting orange clove cake,
stuffed with cranberry sauce and topped with orange cream cheese frosting.
One bite and you'll be sitting at the Thanksgiving table.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Sugar Skull Cake

I've gotten the chance to make Day of the Dead themed cakes quite a few times and I always love decorating the sugar skulls. This cake was no exception! I love the dark swirls, vines and bold outlines - they make the bright colors really pop. Happy Day of the Dead everyone!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Whale Of A Good Cake

This cute cake and cupcakes were created to compliment the invitation for a little guy's 1st birthday. We went for a simple and clean design - per the client's request. I'm not sure what I love more, the blue-on-blue color theme, the cute lil' turtle or the whale cupcake with it's big smile!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Spongebob Not-SquareCake

After seeing all of the devastation from Hurricane Sandy this morning, I figured we all needed cheerful cake. You can't get much more cheerful than Spongebob Squarepants. This carved cake was fun to make - from his bulging cheeks to his funny little hands. My only complaint is that I somehow made his legs different lengths - I guess that just makes him quirkier.

I do hope everyone is being safe today as they start to clean up all of the damage. Our hearts go out to you all. 

If you would like to help, please contact the American Red Cross Disaster Relief: www.redcross.org, 1-800-RED-CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Happy Birthday To Us!

One year ago we opened our doors and hearts to all of you. 

Come celebrate Stuffy's 2nd birthday and the shop's first anniversary on 
Saturday, November 3rd from Noon-3pm! 
We'll have free minis and face painting, and you can enter to win a FREE Stuffed Cakes cake!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Halloween Cupcake Fun!

Check out some of the Halloween fun we have been having in the shop. 
No need to special order - we'll have a selection of different spooky to-go cupcakes,
now through Halloween!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Ava's Art-tastic Art Party!

Today is our little girl's birthday. I still can't believe how seven years ago my life changed so profoundly. It feels like she's always been apart of our lives, and yet it feels like it's happened in the blink of an eye.

Seven. Isn't that, like, a BIG kid? I mean, I real big kid? Not the "big kid" that is out of diapers or sleeping through the night, but a real-life big kid? One that tells it like it is, cracks jokes that actually make sense, makes you warm when they want to hold your hand across the street, one that sits and reads books, and one that makes artwork you proudly make wall room for? Ava constantly amazes me.

This year, she chose to have an Art Party to celebrate her birthday. Being the life-long artist that I am, I pretty much "SQUEED!" when she picked that theme. She quickly designed her cake. A fairly simple cake with an artist palette on top with a paintbrush (with rainbow paint), a thumb coming out of the hole of the palette (awesome!) and the inscription: "Happy Birthday Art-tastic Ava!" Art-tastic! Isn't that the best?!?! I decided to add an extra special element to the cake, and covered the entire cake with white fondant - her canvas to paint on. (Sometimes I really am a cake genius.) I absolutely LOVE how her cake turned out! And, the unexpected flavor combo she picked - Coconut cake with Caramel buttercream - was wonderful. So don't be surprised to see a new flavor called "Ava" added to our Classic flavors.

It was her idea to ditch the inscription after she painted her name on the cake. (Good design, kiddo!) I think my favorite thing about her cake this year is that I had no idea how it would turn out. Her art was the star, not my work. Honestly, Stuffed Cakes wouldn't be around without her. It was her cakes that pushed me to take risks and try new things in cake decorating. I poured my heart into every one of them. I swore I would never make sixty cupcakes again after her first birthday (HA! - we do more each day now). I hated how sad my fondant skills were on her Bookworm cake, because I had absolutely NO idea what I was doing. But, I loved it all just the same. And I put love and care in the cakes I make for your family, because I KNOW how special that day is for you.

Please help me wish Ava, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I love you, Art-tastic Ava!

Wish for the stars, love!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

October's Flavor of the Month - Spider Bite!

This month's flavor of the month is a spooky take of those classic Hostess cupcakes. Rich chocolate cake stuffed with red vanilla buttercream, dunked in dark chocolate ganache and adorned with a white chocolate ganache spider web. Sink your fangs into one of these!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Monster High Haunted House Cake

I always look forward to October. Fall days are crisp and beautiful, Halloween is on the way and our little girl has her birthday! There's no better way to kick off October, than with a Monster High haunted house cake. Ava designed her cake last year - perfect for a little girl that's gaga for all things Monster High. Six layers of pumpkin cake is dressed up like a spooky house, complete with hand-painted monsters in the windows. I can't wait to make her cake, for this year's party!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Big Ol' Yellow Lego Cake

The request was simple - a big yellow Lego cake. I dressed up this larger-than-life Lego, with a Lego man on top holding a flag. Simple in design, amazing flavor (Caramel Lovers!) and oh, so cute!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Star Trek's USS Defiant Cake

This Star Trek USS Defiant cake is ready to blast off!

My client gave me quite the challenge on this one. This carved cake needed to be completely vegan -  which meant I couldn't use any rice cereal treats for structure, no gum paste for stability, nor any modeling chocolate for sculpting. I was also given a vegan caramel sauce to stuff the cake with, which I had never worked with before. I'm very proud that I was able to create their dream cake and make sure it was vegan (and super delicious)!

She surprised the birthday boy with this amazing cake. He was absolutely floored and loved it!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Flavor of the Month - Caramel Apple Pie

 Fall is in the air, the kiddos are heading back to school and trees all over Washington state are heavy with apples. This month's flavor is one of my personal favorites. I combined my love for pie and cake in one, to make - Caramel Apple Pie! Buttery Caramel cake, stuffed with our own Caramel Apples, topped with Cinnamon buttercream and homemade Crumbles. It'll make you weak in the knees.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Tree Stump Wedding Cake

This cake made me jealous. Jealous that is wasn't MY wedding cake. I got married way back in the early 90s in my small hometown. Never would I have even dreamt of something "non-traditional." I didn't even know that was an option. So, you can imagine just how excited I was to create this gorgeous tree stump wedding cake. Three 10" round cakes made up this cake - all different flavors. There are many personal touches on this cake, including the bunnies that are a music box that belongs to the bride and the hand-painted gorilla in the grain of bark (for the groom's love of gorillas).