Thursday, December 27, 2012

Best Cakes of 2012

This is always a fun but difficult post for me. I find myself looking over the past year and it is so fun to see all the cakes that I have created. They bring back so many memories for me. Then I try to chose my favorites...and that is really hard. Every cake I make is special to me. I seriously put a small part of myself into all my creations. I LOVE making cakes. And I am so grateful to my customers for choosing to use me for their cakes and allowing me to continue doing what I love. So with that said here are some of my favorite cakes from 2012.

2012 was an interesting year. It was the year of may have heard of it. Pinterest brought about many trends in the cakes. When people described the cake they wanted I heard words like, ombre, vintage, ruffles, antiqued, owls. So here are just a few Pinterest inspired cakes.

Ruffle cakes... I have literally made ruffles until my little fingers want to fall off. :)

Ombre...the first time I heard this word, I had NO idea what my customer was saying. Now, I am all too familiar with "Ombre." 

Vintage, and antique are two more words that have shown up in descriptions of cakes. This cake was so fun and I think it definitely has a "vintage" feel.

Unless you have been living under a have seen an owl this past year. This is one of my favorite owl cake designs. I love its whimsy.

 Along with Pinterest trends, here are some of my favorite cakes of 2012.

I love this cake, because it surprised me. At first I wasn't sure how the colors where going to work. I just wasn't excited about it. Then as I made it and completed it, I fell in love with it. 

I loved the flowers and colors on this cake. Very much my style.

This was for a cute lady who was celebrating being "cancer free." I loved how it turned out, but loved even more what it was representing. 

This cake taught me a new flower, the carnation, which I love.

I LOVE 3-D cakes. They challenge me, and that makes my job fun. 
Here are some of my favorite 3-D cakes of 2012.

My first armadillo cake. It was so much fun to make! And the bride and groom LOVED it!! 

The year of Zombies brought about a few Zombie inspired cakes. 
Loved making them and how they turned out!!!

This was by far my largest cake of 2012. I loved making it for Ebay.

I always love making cakes for my family. This was for my sweetheart Chris and his father. They are avid duck hunters and this celebrated their birthdays and the opening of duck season. People couldn't believe these were!

And lastly, my gingerbread house cake. Really loved how this turned out. 

Thank you all for making our 2012 AMAZING!!! We hope that we can continue to serve you and your family with our "sweet surprises." I am truly honored to be able to be a part of your lives through my creations. 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sweet Surprises

We hope your holiday season is wonderful. I just love this time of year. I love how everything transforms into this wonderful winter wonderland. This is such a fun time at Dippidee. Come in and see some of our beautiful creations. We have so many sweet surprises that are sure to help make your holidays sweeter.
Peppermint cupcakes

Peppermint Meltaways

Beautiful gifts for those on your Christmas list

Holiday Sugar Cookies

Chocolate Dipped Oreos

This is just a sneak peek of things we have to offer. So stop by or call in an order. And let Dippidee help make your holiday a sweet surprise.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Confession, I don't like making gingerbread houses. Years ago I decided to be all cool and make a gingerbread house from scratch. I envisioned the most amazing gingerbread house. You know the one with towers, steeples, stained glass candy windows, candy brick path ways, sugary snow everywhere. It was going to be amazing... NOPE, it was a nightmare. Gingerbread isn't fun to bake, and definitely trying to get pieces to bake, that then need to not happening. I couldn't get the walls to hold together. Nothing connected. My royal icing was all wrong, it just ran everywhere. Stained glass candy windows...yeah right...what a joke. The whole experience was a disaster. Ever since this experience I just have it in my head that "I HATE MAKING GINGERBREAD HOUSES." When my kids want to make a gingerbread house, I buy the kit. You know the one you get at the grocery store. Yes, I own a bakery and I buy the gingerbread house kit.

Well today, I got to conquer my fear of the gingerbread house...well my own way. I love working with cake. I am not intimidated by it at all. I will try to make anything using cake as my medium. I am sure you have seen some of my creations. So when one of our customers asked if we could make a gingerbread house out of cake...I was like...yeah, I can do that, even though "I HATE MAKING GINGERBREAD HOUSES."

Today was the day, and here is what I made...

I truly LOVED how it turned out. It was so fun to create this cute little house of sugar and sweets. After I was done, I wanted to move in. So throw me your challenge. I would LOVE to create a special cake for you. 
Love, Marcee