Paislee's First!

The adorable Paislee Mae, daughter of Erica of Erica Hayes Photography, turned one recently, and her mom organized this beautiful cake smash shoot using two ombre Rosycakes! It looks like they were a hit!  Scroll down and prepare yourself for cuteness overload!!!!!

All photos courtesy of Erica Hayes Photographywww.ericalhayes.com

A Vintage Wedding at Hotel DeLuxe

Feast your eyes on Yara and Nick's delectable dessert display!  Inspired by the family heirloom cake topper, we created a buttercream cake with lattice work and pearls to reflect the vintage feel.  In addition to cake, the guests enjoyed macarons, madelines, blackberry hand pies, sour cream lemon tartlets, pecan pie bites, salted caramel and chocolate shortbread bars, delicately decorated sugar cookies, and a croquembouche! Congratulations, Yara & Nick!

A madeline tower topped with a sugar flower.

A madeline tower topped with a sugar flower.

Blackberry hand pies

Blackberry hand pies

Pecan pie bites

Pecan pie bites

Sour cream lemon tartlets

Sour cream lemon tartlets

A croquembouch: a French dessert made of pastry puffs filled with cream, stacked, and bound with caramel.

A croquembouch: a French dessert made of pastry puffs filled with cream, stacked, and bound with caramel.

Salted caramel and chocolate shortbread bars....always a favorite!

Salted caramel and chocolate shortbread bars....always a favorite!

An Under the Sea Birthday

Way back in May, Zoe & Lucy celebrated their 7th and 5th birthdays with an Under the Sea party! After digging for treasures and playing pin the tiara on the mermaid, guests were hungry for some sweets! Among the three cakes were cake pops, seashell meringues, chocolate sandwich cookies, mini cupcakes & adorable sand dollar sugar cookies.  Let's just say that a sugar high was in full effect by the end of the party!

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Sea shell meringues  

Sea shell meringues  

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Chocolate sandwich cookies

Chocolate sandwich cookies

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Sand dollar sugar cookies

Sand dollar sugar cookies

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An under the sea spread! 

An under the sea spread! 

Caught in the act! 

Caught in the act! 

Luxe Bridal Event

Yesterday was Portland's Luxe Bridal Event at Castaway.  We love this show!  This couture wedding event features Portland's best in the industry.  From the fashion parade featuring the most delicately beautiful gowns, made by the talented Allison of The Nature of Isa, to the exquisitely natural and wild bridal bouquets, fashioned by Alli of Bramble Floral Design, this show is a must see!

Here are some details from our display at Luxe Bridal Event this year....

Carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.  Who doesn't love to sample?!

Carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.  Who doesn't love to sample?!

Mmmmmm.....Samples!

Mmmmmm.....Samples!

Vanilla sugar cookie hearts

Vanilla sugar cookie hearts

Salted caramel chocolate shortbread bars....always a hit!

Salted caramel chocolate shortbread bars....always a hit!

Macarons! Lemon filled and chocolate ganache filled.  What's your fancy?

Macarons! Lemon filled and chocolate ganache filled.  What's your fancy?

Emmie's 3rd: A Winter Woodland Birthday

Little Miss Emmie Belle turns three tomorrow, so the family celebrated with an equally adorable and delicious spread of goodies! Emmie loves little critters, so a woodland animal theme seemed appropriate.  It was a hit!

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Toadstool cupcakes: Sweet vanilla cake + vanilla buttercream topped with marshmallow fondant decoration. 

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The cutest little raccoon and hedgehog molded out of fondant and gumpaste. The balloon was made out of a tiny sugar cookie. These little guys adorned a banana cake with whipped cream and cream cheese frosting.

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Decorated sugar cookies: Mr. Fox, hedgehog, and red gingham:)

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She's three! I really can't believe it!

Terry's 60th: Croquembouche & Wine

Terry turned 60 this weekend, so we decided to celebrate!  In place of a birthday cake, we created a traditional French desert called a Croquembouche.  The Croquembouche is basically a cone shaped dessert piled high with profiteroles (or pastry balls/cream puffs) and bound together with threads of caramel.  Stunning AND delicious!  In addition to the profiteroles (which we served on the side), the dessert buffet included Macarons, Homemade Caramels, Peppermint Meringues filled with Chocolate Ganache, Cranberry Hazelnut Tartlets, Coconut Macaroon Sandwich Bites filled with Chocolate Ganache, Raspberry Linzer Cookies, Gingerbread Cookies & Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes. 

The Dessert Buffet: Croquembouche, Macarons, Homemade Caramels, Peppermint Meringues filled with Chocolate Ganache, Cranberry Hazelnut Tartlets, Macaroon Sandwich Bites filled with Chocolate Ganache, Raspberry Linzer Cookies, Gingerbread Cookies, Cream Puffs & Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes.

The Dessert Buffet: Croquembouche, Macarons, Homemade Caramels, Peppermint Meringues filled with Chocolate Ganache, Cranberry Hazelnut Tartlets, Macaroon Sandwich Bites filled with Chocolate Ganache, Raspberry Linzer Cookies, Gingerbread Cookies, Cream Puffs & Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes.

Macarons!

Macarons!

Handmade Truffles in 3 Flavors :Roasted Almond, Cocoa Powder & Confectioners Sugar

Handmade Truffles in 3 Flavors :Roasted Almond, Cocoa Powder & Confectioners Sugar

Linzer Cookies filled with Oregon Raspberry Jam

Linzer Cookies filled with Oregon Raspberry Jam

Cranberry Hazelnut Tartlets

Cranberry Hazelnut Tartlets

Frosted Gingerbread Cookies

Frosted Gingerbread Cookies

Homemade marshmallows dipped in chocolate ganache and candy canes.  The perfect addition to the hot cocoa bar!

Homemade marshmallows dipped in chocolate ganache and candy canes.  The perfect addition to the hot cocoa bar!

Mini Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Mini Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

A Few Colorful Cakes

Our kitchen has been full of color this week!  Check out the adorable My Little Pony cake and the sweet Orange Owl cakes we have been working on!  Do what you love, and love what you do!

Rainbow Dash sculpted out of our homemade marshmallow fondant.

Rainbow Dash sculpted out of our homemade marshmallow fondant.

Rainbow Sixlet covered Sweet Vanilla Cake.  Inside, each layer is a different color of the rainbow!

Rainbow Sixlet covered Sweet Vanilla Cake.  Inside, each layer is a different color of the rainbow!

Sweet Fondant Owls and Succulents on this DELICIOUS Pumpkin Spice Cake

Sweet Fondant Owls and Succulents on this DELICIOUS Pumpkin Spice Cake

Ombre Orange Carrot Cake with Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Ombre Orange Carrot Cake with Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from our kitchen to yours!

With Love, 

Rosie & Kim

Mashed Yams in Orange Cups

Mashed Yams in Orange Cups

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Caramel Swirl and Pecan Brittle

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Caramel Swirl and Pecan Brittle

Fleur de Sel Caramels

Fleur de Sel Caramels

A little something to keep the kids entertained….a gingerbread teepee!  The granddaughters had a blast decorating this one with us yesterday;)

A little something to keep the kids entertained….a gingerbread teepee!  The granddaughters had a blast decorating this one with us yesterday;)

Pat's 80th Birthday Dessert Buffet

On Sunday Rosycakes and 150 of Pat's closest friends and family celebrated her 80th birthday!  We wanted to give this truly selfless mother of eight children a buffet fit for a queen.  We baked up full spread of sweetness!  With this beautiful season as an inspiration, we chose a palette of gold, sage, subtle orange, gingerbread brown, and ivory. Lemon-filled classic white mini cupcakes and our new gluten free carrot mini cupcakes were served.  Also, guests chose from pumpkin macarons, lightly iced gingerbread cookies, vanilla petit fours, lemon tartlets, chocolate salted caramel shortbread bites, pumpkin crumble bites, iced chocolate brownie bites, "blondies," banana bread, and decorated sugar cookies.  Yum!

Pumpkin Macarons

Pumpkin Macarons

Lightly iced gingerbread cookies

Lightly iced gingerbread cookies

Decorated sugar cookies

Decorated sugar cookies

Lemon-filled classic white mini cupcakes

Lemon-filled classic white mini cupcakes

Gluten Free carrot mini cupcakes

Gluten Free carrot mini cupcakes

Can you believe that this woman is 80 years old?!?  Absolutely beautiful!

Can you believe that this woman is 80 years old?!?  Absolutely beautiful!

Pat and 7 of her 8 children!

Pat and 7 of her 8 children!

Plucky Maidens Get Hitched!

We really enjoyed handing out pumpkin spice cake samples and meeting new couples last weekend at Plucky Maidens Get Hitched Vintage Bridal Show.  Everything "vintage bridal" from nostalgic gowns to sweet treats, filled the historic Oaks Park Dance Pavilion.  We chose to create a rustic, yet elegant, vintage wedding cake display, featuring a cupcake chandelier. You heard that right, a cupcake chandelier.  Here are some shots from the event!

Feathers and Stripes

Feathers and Stripes

Vintage-inspired gum paste florals and gold beads

Vintage-inspired gum paste florals and gold beads

Gilded petal cake with gold tipped peony

Gilded petal cake with gold tipped peony

Rustic bundt cake complimented with autumnal sugar flowers

Rustic bundt cake complimented with autumnal sugar flowers

Brush embroidered sugar cookies

Brush embroidered sugar cookies

Gold leaf and sugar flowers

Gold leaf and sugar flowers

Falling flowers

Falling flowers

MMMMMMMM......

MMMMMMMM......

Plucky Maidens Get Hitched Display

Plucky Maidens Get Hitched Display

Cassandra & Mark

Last weekend, Cassandra & Mark celebrated their wedding at the beautiful, historic Sentinel Hotel (formally, The Governor Hotel) in Downtown Portland.  The couple and their wedding team at Luxe Wedding Production chose an "Old Hollywood Glamour" theme, and executed it perfectly.  Rosycakes was honored to create their cake and dessert buffet, which was equally gilded, glamourous, and delicious.  Guests chose from mini carrot cake cupcakes adorned with fondant gold medallions, macarons in three shades of emerald (to compliment the fabulous emerald sequin tablecloth), coconut macaroons drizzled with chocolate, mini lemon tartlets, pecan tartlet bites, salted caramel shortbread bars, white chocolate dipped biscotti, rosemary lemon shortbread cookies, vanilla petite fours, and monogramed "C" and "M" iced sugar cookies.  These treats were almost as sweet as the couple's first dance:)  Congratulations, Cassandra & Mark! 

Two-teired German chocolate and carrot cake, decorated with gilded sugar anemone & feathers.

Two-teired German chocolate and carrot cake, decorated with gilded sugar anemone & feathers.

Vanilla petite fours topped with golden sanding sugared chocolate candies.

Vanilla petite fours topped with golden sanding sugared chocolate candies.

Monogramed iced sugar cookies

Monogramed iced sugar cookies

Emerald macarons

Emerald macarons

Carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and sugar medallions 

Carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and sugar medallions 

Pecan tartlet bites

Pecan tartlet bites

Old Hollywood Glamour Dessert Buffet

Old Hollywood Glamour Dessert Buffet

Beautiful florals by Swoon Floral Design

Beautiful florals by Swoon Floral Design

Jessica & Sean

Today Rosycakes delivered a beautiful spread of desserts for Jessica & Sean's big day.  The look was so sweet & chic! Congrats, Jessica & Sean!

Two-tier fondant covered carrot cake, decorated with handmade sugar flowers.

Two-tier fondant covered carrot cake, decorated with handmade sugar flowers.

Moist and delicious cake pops: carrot cake.

Moist and delicious cake pops: carrot cake.

Sweet decorated sugar cookies 

Sweet decorated sugar cookies 

S'mores Pops: Homemade vanilla marshmallows filled with chocolate ganache and sprinkled with a touch of graham!

S'mores Pops: Homemade vanilla marshmallows filled with chocolate ganache and sprinkled with a touch of graham!

Coconut Macaroons dipped in chocolate

Coconut Macaroons dipped in chocolate

Delicate blueberry pavlovas

Delicate blueberry pavlovas

We love, love, LOVE the intricacy of these gumpaste cabbage roses!

We love, love, LOVE the intricacy of these gumpaste cabbage roses!

Congratulations and enjoy!

Congratulations and enjoy!

Gemma's 5th: A Vintage Modern Tea Party

Sunday, Miss Gemma's family & friends celebrated her 5th birthday!  Her parents are both super creative minds and they always throw her the best parties!  It was so fun to work with Nicole on the concept, design, and styling this year's shindig!

Gemma asked that all of her guests bring their favorite stuffed animal for a birthday tea party.  Little guys and gals toted their most loved "stuffies" around, making them mini crowns, name tags, and dress up outfits which they eventually wore while they posed for pictures in the photo booth run by Gemma's dad, Marc.  Following the crafts and photos, there was a huge tea party for all of the little ones and their animals.  Talk about cuteness explosion!  Little kids drinking rooibos tea alongside each other and their mess of stuffed animals in costume! 

Now feast your eyes on the treats we created for the celebration.....

Kim's vintage modern design on a two-tier fondant covered vanilla cake. The amazing "five" was made by Nicole of Seedling Design in Portland, OR.

Kim's vintage modern design on a two-tier fondant covered vanilla cake. The amazing "five" was made by Nicole of Seedling Design in Portland, OR.

Hand painted (edible of course!) watercolor feather sugar cookies in blush, mint, & gold tones.

Hand painted (edible of course!) watercolor feather sugar cookies in blush, mint, & gold tones.

Gold, that's right, folks, GOLD macarons!

Gold, that's right, folks, GOLD macarons!

Tea party table

Tea party table

All for this little cutie!

All for this little cutie!

One for the books! Happy birthday, Miss Gemma!

One for the books! Happy birthday, Miss Gemma!

A Casual Garden Party

Saturday night was a beautiful evening full of friends & family, and of course, delicious treats!  Blueberries are fresh in the Northwest right now, so much of our dessert menu featured these sweet, beautiful berries!  We served mini fruit pavlovas, a lemon & blueberry deconstructed cake and mini cupcakes, banana cake, blueberry hand pies, lemon & raspberry tartlets, blueberry macarons, decorated sugar cookies, espresso chocolate sandwich cookies, s'mores brownie bites, and salted caramel and chocolate shortbread bites.  Beautiful and delicious!

Mini pavlovas

Mini pavlovas

Salted caramel and chocolate shortbread bites

Salted caramel and chocolate shortbread bites

Lemon mini cupcakes

Lemon mini cupcakes

Lemon naked cake with blueberries and blackberries

Lemon naked cake with blueberries and blackberries

Banana naked cake

Banana naked cake

Espresso chocolate sandwich cookies

Espresso chocolate sandwich cookies

S'mores brownie bites

S'mores brownie bites

Blueberry mini hand pies

Blueberry mini hand pies

Oh, and these three sweeties were there!

Oh, and these three sweeties were there!

Alex & Lauren

On Sunday Rosycakes had the honor of creating a dessert buffet that was almost as sweet as the couple for which it was made.  Alex & Lauren and their guests enjoyed an assortment of goodies including, Oregon Raspberry Macarons, Chocolate Sandwich Cookies filled with Espresso Buttercream, Salted Caramel and Chocolate Shortbread Bites, LemonTartlets, Cherry Hand Pies, Decorated Sugar Cookies, and White Chocolate Dipped Rainier Cherries and Apricots.  The cake was a two-tier fondant covered banana cake adorned with a delicate handmade sugar peony.  We wish this special couple a lifetime of love and happiness!

Two-tier fondant covered banana cake adorned with a delicate handmade sugar peony

Two-tier fondant covered banana cake adorned with a delicate handmade sugar peony

Milk glass and other vintage items were provided by both Classic Vintage Rentals and Something Borrowed of Portland, OR.

Milk glass and other vintage items were provided by both Classic Vintage Rentals and Something Borrowed of Portland, OR.

Decorated Sugar Cookie Blossoms

Decorated Sugar Cookie Blossoms

Oregon Raspberry Macarons

Oregon Raspberry Macarons

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies filled with Espresso Buttercream & Salted Caramel and Chocolate Shortbread Bites

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies filled with Espresso Buttercream & Salted Caramel and Chocolate Shortbread Bites

Lemon Tartlets garnished with fresh Oregon Rasperries

Lemon Tartlets garnished with fresh Oregon Rasperries

So sweet:)

So sweet:)

Lauren and her flower girls 

Lauren and her flower girls 

Sam & Carlota

Congratulations, Sam & Carlota! What a beautiful day for a beautiful couple!

The stunning gardens and grounds of The Grant House were perfect for this celebration.

The stunning gardens and grounds of The Grant House were perfect for this celebration.

Two-tier vanilla buttercream rainbow cake

Two-tier vanilla buttercream rainbow cake

A Shower in Burlap & Lace

This weekend Rosycakes created an equally beautiful and delicious dessert buffet to celebrate Lauren's upcoming nuptials.  A two-tier, naked banana cake adorned with heirloom roses, baby's breath, and succulents tempted guests. Alongside the cake were fruit tartlets, tiny iced sugar cookies, chocolate sandwich cookies, hood strawberry macarons, and homemade salted caramel ice cream. Yum!

Naked Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Naked Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Raspberry and blueberry fruit tartlets

Raspberry and blueberry fruit tartlets

Hood strawberry filled macarons

Hood strawberry filled macarons

Chocolate sandwich cookies

Chocolate sandwich cookies

Iced sugar cookies

Iced sugar cookies

Congrats!

Congrats!

Mexican Folk Art Fiesta

This weekend we hosted a Mexican Folk Art Fiesta for two very special Señoritas!  

Mexican Folk Art Cake Fondant decorations on a vanilla buttercream cake filled with our own local raspberry preserves.

Mexican Folk Art Cake

Fondant decorations on a vanilla buttercream cake filled with our own local raspberry preserves.

Stunning floral arrangement of dahlias and peonies by Allison of Bramble Floral Design in Portland, OR

Stunning floral arrangement of dahlias and peonies by Allison of Bramble Floral Design in Portland, OR

Sweet and festive cupcakes

Sweet and festive cupcakes

The birthday girls wore these darling floral and succulent head wreaths which were also designed by Allison of Bramble Floral Design. Rosy's granddaughter, Zoë, age 6

The birthday girls wore these darling floral and succulent head wreaths which were also designed by Allison of Bramble Floral Design.

Rosy's granddaughter, Zoë, age 6

Miss Lucy, age 4

Miss Lucy, age 4

Dessert Buffet featuring a raspberry filled cake, cupcakes, decorated sugar cookies, coconut macaroons, mexican tea cakes, chocolate cheesecake brownie bites, and homemade gumdrops.

Dessert Buffet featuring a raspberry filled cake, cupcakes, decorated sugar cookies, coconut macaroons, mexican tea cakes, chocolate cheesecake brownie bites, and homemade gumdrops.

Fresh flower hair clips for the gaggle of girls!

Fresh flower hair clips for the gaggle of girls!

Chocolate Cheesecake Brownie Bites

Chocolate Cheesecake Brownie Bites

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Mexican Tea Cakes

Mexican Tea Cakes

More gorgeous flowers from Bramble! www.bramblefloraldesign.com  

More gorgeous flowers from Bramble! www.bramblefloraldesign.com

 

All photos courtesy of Kimberley Zerzan