Thursday, March 29, 2012

Poppin' like CRAZY!

I've been meaning to share some of my most recent CAKE POP CREATIONS with you all...but time just KEEPS getting away from me ;) Guess I'd rather be busy chasin' kiddos and playin' in the kitchen than NOT though right?!?!

I've had a TON of SUPER FUN requests lately for Cake Pops which is awesome since I love getting the chance to try new designs!

Sassy Skull Cake Pops for the Cedar Rapids Roller Girls!

These Bowling themed Cake Pops were for a little guy's Bday Party!

Cute widdle baby footsies for a shower ;) LOVE these!

Alligator Cake Pops! The teeth were a little wonky - LOL! Still cute though right?

Lions & Tigers & Bears...OH MY!
That's all folks!

Monday, March 26, 2012



You can PRE-ORDER from the listings below OR visit my table at the Macaroni Kid Family Fun Day & Egg-stravaganza at Westdale Mall on Saturday, April 7th and purchase what's available!

ALL pre-orders will be available for PICK-UP between 10am-2pm at Westdale Mall on April 7th. If you are unable to pick-up during that time you can also stop by my home later that afternoon/evening.

Here we go!

Easteriffic Cake Pop Arrangements!
$30-1DZ arranged Cake Pops*

I'll be making a LIMITED number of Easter-themed Cake Pop arrangements! These make ADORABLE centerpieces, gifts or would even be an EXTRA SPECIAL delivery from the Easter Bunny ;) Each arrangement will include 1DZ Cake Pops (6 Specialty Pops, 6 Standard Sprinkled Pops) in Vanilla and Strawberry.

*Assortment of Cake Pop flavors and designs can be changed without notice. Due to the handmade nature of these items there can be slight variations in the final product...don't worry though...they'll ALWAYS be CUTE!

Easter Cake Pops Ala Carte
Prices for individual Specialty Cake Pops

$3 -      Easter Bunny Cake Pop
$3 -      Chick Cake Pop, with bow or bow-tie
$2.50 - Chick Cake Pop, plain

$2 each or $10 per 6PK

I'll have a variety Cupcake flavors on-hand at the Egg-stravaganza! You can pre-order to ensure you have the cupcakes you NEED for Easter dinner ;)

Flavors on the Menu Include:
Orange Dreamsicle
Cookies & Creme
Carrot Cupcakes
Strawberry Cupcakes

To order contact ME via email at sweetcheeks at southslope dot net or via FACEBOOK!
Any questions you can also call 319.241.8647.

Thanks everyone!!!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Harper's 2nd Birthday! Featuring ELMO

I know I say this EVERY time one of the kids' birthdays rolls around....but seriously....WHERE does the time go? I cannot BELIEVE that our little girlie turned 2 this weekend!!! The past year has been full of BIG changes for our family, not the least of which has involved watching our BABY turn into a BIG girl ;)

I usually try to come up with a fun and unique party theme...but this girl LOVES her some ELMO...I just knew that HAD to be our theme, no gettin' around it! I found the CUTEST party printables at Pink Pickle Studios in the exact color scheme I was working with...SCORE! I wanted a pink, orange and red color scheme, first because I have a slight obsession with that color palette...and second, because I plan on re-decorating Harper's room in said-colors so the party "extras" are going to be room decor!

I kept the dessert table SUPER simple this year...cake & Cake Pops, that was it...but I really LOVED the end result.

 I made all of the Cake Pops (duh-right!?!?) I used some hot-pink paper straws for the sticks on the Elmo Cake Pops, and juicy-orange sticks for the others. Using the paper straws is FUN way to make the pops THAT much cuter ;)

The UBER-ADORABLE Elmo Cake is the creation of Cakes by Kimberly! I told her what I had in mind, sent her a few inspiration photos...and then she created something that was BEYOND my expectations! Harper LOVED it!!! Now when people ask me if I do cakes (which...I don't...the stress...can't handle it)... I'll have a GREAT, LOCAL baker to send them to ;)

The favor-bags included Elmo baskets (bought on clearance after Halloween) and Elmo library bags (from the $1 section at Target) filled with Elmo books and a few treats. They were arranged on a FUN shelf that I rescued from Goodwill! A few coats of PINK & WHITE paint and it looked BRAND NEW (it was originally a scuffed-up, brick-red color)'ll be perfect in Harper's room post-party!

I also rounded-up ALL of her Elmo paraphernalia before the party...books, stuffed animals, name it, we have it...and added it to the shelf  for the party guests to play with! I have to admit, it was a little SHOCKING to see how much ELMO we have in our home...Harper might need an intervention ;)

The tissue monogram is another item that will be decorating her room! The original inspiration for this project came from a SUPER easy tutorial posted by Prudent Baby (HERE!) The only thing I did differently...I glued the tissue flowers to a chipboard letter and attached it to the canvas.

An AMAZING local seamstress, Cynthia of Puddin' Pies, took-on an extra special project for me...making a custom Elmo Snuggle Blankie for Harper! I collected an assortment of fabrics and had a general idea of what I wanted...but left the real details to the PRO! Harper is seriously OBSESSED with this blanket...I had to literally wrestle it away from her to get a few pictures. It's SO soft and snuggly...and BEYOND adorable....also going in her room...well...when she's not attached to it anyways ;)

The party was great and Miss Harper was a HAPPY-HAPPY girl!

I want to thank ALL the AMAZING creators that made this party such a success...items that are lovingly created really have their own special VIBE don't they???
Now...let's see how long I can get away with leaving the party lanterns up...LOL ;)


Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats Party Styling, Photography, Elmo Cake Pops, Paper Straw Cake Pops
Cakes by Kimberly Elmo Party Cake
Puddin' Pies Custom Elmo Snuggle Blankie & pillow
Hug Wear Custom Elmo Party Outfit
Pink Pickle Studio Elmo Party Printables
Shop Sweet Lulu Paper Straws
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