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Tasty, Fresh CreamPunk Cakes

Thursday, 04 February 2016
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According to pastry chef and owner of Ava’s Cupcakes, Michelle Spell, the fondant cake trend is coming to an end and being replaced with CreamPunk Cakes. Most couples today want to cut into a cake made with only fresh ingredients. Fondant wrapped cakes can be about 7 days old before you actually eat a slice, and they don't always taste as great as you'd hope. CreamPunk Cakes are made fresh, with hand whipped buttercream frosting and feature a retro artistic edge with bold metal colors. The best part, CreamPunk Cakes can also be made gluten-free.
Below are three CreamPunk Cakes Michelle created fondant-free. Each cake features gold dusted popcorn, a chocolate ganache glaze, a variety of chocolate candies and the signature mini Ava’s Cupcake on top. These cakes will also fit any theme, from a fairytale inspired wedding, to a destination beach wedding to a rustic country barn and even a traditional wedding theme.

Wedding Favors for December!

Friday, 08 November 2013
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Sweet, Sweet, Sweet!  Holiday time is just around the corner, and many couples are busy finalizing details for their winter-themed ceremonies.  White, silver and blue silks to accent the decor, poinsettias at each guests' table, snowflake fringe on the table linens, candlelight simply everywhere...

And what about the guests' favors?  Would another delectable treat this holiday season be too much?  Of course not!  Not when the delicious & delightful meets the unique & memorable.  Read on, for mouth-watering ideas sure to add fun and joy to your festivities!


Barbara's Hand-Made Cookie Pies are the evolution of the cookie into something bigger and better... a decadent fusion of traditional cookie & candy classics with a modern artisan touch. They look like a pie, but eat like a cookie!

It all starts with an authentic butter cookie dough made from a 3 generation family recipe. This buttery cookie dough (a treat by itself) forms the bottom layer of each Cookie Pie; then each is filled with popular cookie & candy toppings. It’s a cookie-in–a-cookie!

Each Cookie Pie is hand-made from scratch in small batches, hand-pressed and hand-decorated. Barbara’s Cookie Pies include only high-quality ingredients to ensure love is baked into every bite. Great for gifts, parties, desserts, holidays, snacks & catering. Barbara’s Cookie Pies and Butter Cookies are delivered fresh to your door locally and nationwide.

Happily, any of Barbara’s  products are available for wedding platters, wedding favors and other party celebrations.

Gourmet Cookie Pies, Butter Cookies, Chocolate Dipped Dried Fruit and/ or Cookie Pie Squares: Barbara's platters and favors can be custom themed to your  wedding or party colors. Even the cookies can be baked in your special ceremony colors, or of course - rainbows!

Packaging  can be developed with custom names and ribbons to suit your needs.

Pricing:  Single favors start at  $3.50. Platter pricing depends on cookie variety and sizes of platters. Tiered platters also available.


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Does the idea of using one of those interchangeable plastic cake toppers make you groan outwardly and cringe inwardly? You’re not alone. There is a growing trend towards non-traditional cake tops and thankfully there is a market growing to meet that trend.

Below are just a few ideas of the numerous possibilities open to you:

Fresh Flowers or Greenery: A mini bouquet, a basket of flowers, an elegant topiary may be the perfect way to freshen up your cake idea.

A Photo: To make it personal, a photo of you both, dressed up with a beautiful frame, may be just the thing for you.

Cake Jewelry: If money is no object, there is a beautiful selection of rhinestone jewelry made to dazzle your cake.

Ribbon: A large bow with cascading streams over the tiers or each individual tier wrapped in ribbon is a stylish choice.

Theme: Theme a cake for an adventurous idea. Berries and pinecones for a winter theme, seashells and pearls for a beach theme, or maybe butterflies and daisies for spring, the ideas are limitless.

Monograms: From metal, to glass, to customized clay fonts, there is an abundance of styles, colors and price ranges for this popular choice.

Caricatures: These miniature clay versions of the couple are a wonderful keepsake and a great way to express your true personalities.

With resources like the Internet and sites like this one at your disposal you are only limited by your imagination.   Best rule of thumb is “Enjoy the Process.” Be as classically elegant or as outrageously different as you like. The ideas are endless, so have fun!


About The Author

Charity Rue is the creative mind behind the unique custom cake toppers at Angelkind Artistic Creations and can be reached by phone at (267) 978-4072, email at angelkind@comcast.net.  More information and additional photos of her work are also available online at www.angelkind.com.


"WOW" Guests with Gourmet Whoopie Pies!

Monday, 18 June 2012
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Martha Stewart, Bobby Flay, the Today Show, and the New York Times have all been wowed by Cranberry Island Kitchen's gourmet whoopie pies. Now they are now becoming the newest "wow" in Wedding Desserts and Favors.

Brides are first attracted to their unique  coastal shape and style; they are little individual filled cakes in the shapes of scallops and mussels, often adorned with edible pearls and tuxedos. It's their fabulous bursts of flavor though that have couples clamoring for them, and their guests enthusiastically passing the word on.  

 Displayed on tiers with a small Whoopie Pie cake on top for cutting and toasting, they are just the right blend of tradition and today's easy breezy  style. These scrumptious little gems capitalize on the trend of personalized weddings, and couples love that their guests can nibble on the whoopie pies between rounds of dancing (the Lemon&Lime versions are remarkably refreshing).

The gourmet whoopie pies are made with all natural ingredients and festive flavors, such as Chambord, Champagne, Cointreau, and, of course, the richest chocolate.  They also come in a variety of shapes (ie. pumpkins, hearts, seashells) suited to any season.

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