Hi Friend and loyal customers! Confectionery Cake Shop has closed its doors this week (Sept 1st 2013) after three wonderful years of serving delicious cake and cupcake creations to the metro Twin Cities area and southern MN areas! I have always been a small shop and primarily work alone, so since my husband and I are expecting our first family member to join us very shortly, I have decided to be a full time parent. If I may recommend a wonderful shop or four to help you with your local cake needs, please do not hesitate to contact: The Perfect Day Cakes in Owatonna, Cake Walk in Northfield, Queen of Cakes in Edina, and Cocoa & Fig in Minneapolis. Thank you once again for your support and enjoy your day!
Before Marian walked into the lobby of the Paradise Center for the Arts in historic downtown Faribault, she had no idea there were over 100 of her closest friends and relatives waiting on the other side of the door. SURPRISE!
Now, turning 70 is quite the accomplishment and boy oh boy were they ready to party! After visiting at the Paradise, they made their way over to the Loft at the Bachrach Building across the street for an even larger party. A three tiered cake greeted guests in the lobby where they could pick up their place seating assignment cards. The tables were covered in beautiful linens, fine china, elaborate silverware and each plate had a small birds nest with a chocolate dipped apple to take home. The centerpieces (created by local wedding floral shop ‘bloom’) were branches filled with fresh cut white roses, the birthday girls favorite flower. The dessert table was filled with chocolate covered pretzels, malted milk balls, red velvet cupcakes, spice cakes, german chocolate cupcakes decorated with the fine details in chocolate and fondant. The tiered cake, was a white cake with a fresh coconut filling, iced in coconut buttercream. Happy Birthday and oh yes, SURPRISE!!
There’s something so special about baking together during the holidays. Whether you’re baking up a favorite cookie recipe, sugar cookies or a really fun gingerbread house, I bet your kitchen is filling up your home with the familiar scents of comfort and joy. To make your holidays extra special this year, try topping your sugar cookies or cupcakes with the new line of gourmet sprinkles from Confectionery Cake Shop! They’re perfect for dressing up your already sweet treats and adding an extra touch of goodness to them!
They come an a variety of options, from jumbo red and green sprinkles to teeny tiny white nonpareils and each package is only $2.95! Where can you pick up these lovely little decorative candies? You can shop for them at Sweet Spot Candies in historic downtown Faribault, MN or you can pre-order them by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Shipping is an option… look for the etsy posting soon!
When Father Erik Lundgren woke up on the morning of October 7th, he laced up his running shoes and headed up the Twin Cities Marathon. This day was special.. not only because it was his first marathon, it was also his birthday.. and not just any birthday, his 30th. Running races are a great way to do something healthy, while others get to support you! In fact, so many ‘others’ supported Fr Erik in this run that he was able to raise well over $20,000 for our local Catholic Elementary School, Divine Mercy Catholic School. Talk about a good cause! To celebrate, we gathered with Fr Erik after the 5pm mass to enjoy cake from Confectionery Cake Shop and Ice Cream from Sweet Spot Candies! He received his very own cake, which was a replica of the shoe that he ran the marathon with.. and an edible gold medal for finishing the race, draped across it. Over 150 folks shared in his excitement and enjoyed a raspberry filled white cupcake or a slice of tuxedo cake with fresh raspberry filling. Turning 30 is just the beginning, Fr Erik! Enjoy!
Nothing could be more exciting to me than getting all of the finest Minnesota Wedding businesses together in one room – and if Minnesota Bride Magazine is hosting it, it’s sure to be one major party! Hosting the event this year was the brand new addition to the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis. We walked in to be surrounded by beautiful flower displays by our new friends at Wisteria Design Studio, a gorgeous dessert display from one of my most adored bakeries Cocoa & Fig, a delightful spread of fine chocolates from Sweets Bakeshop and lots of wonderful generous samples from Fabulous Catering and a few other top catering companies in the Twin Cities, like Create Catering, Chowgirls and more! As we headed to the banquet room to see who won the ‘Best Of’ awards in each category, I was happy to cheer on our friends at Graddy Photography for winning Best Photography for their 2nd year in a row and the Basilica of St. Mary for winning Best Ceremony location (I might be partial since that is where I got married). Also cheering on D’Amico & Sons as I’m a big fan of their wonderful food. So yes, the food was great, the atmosphere was swanky and the weather was wonderful, but my favorite part had to be meeting some really passionate business owners as we all support each other. What a cool industry to be a part of. All the nominees were cheered for as well as all of the winners. I can’t wait to attend this party each year and hopefully someday, Confectionery Cake Shop will be up there in lights!
At Confectionery Cake Shop, wedding season is the most exciting time of year in the kitchen. The wedding industry is so much fun, from meeting with newly engaged couples, designing their wedding cake to completing their cake or cupcakes for their guests at their reception. With sites like Pinterest for inspiration, designing a theme for your wedding can be fun and exciting. Here are a couple of pictures from recent weddings, from birch trees to daisies and tropical orchids – sugar and fondant flowers are in!
Okay, is there anything more fun than a baby shower? I mean there are little tiny dresses, books and toys to be gifted, lovely snacks and some total girl time with your friends and family! This shower was a special one for me because it was for a good friend who is expecting her first! The invitations came in the mail and were the inspiration for this cake and cupcake display. The rest of the inspiration came from the gals who were planning it. When I take a cake order, I don’t just ask what you want and write it down… I ask what overall look will be in the room, how you plan to have guests enjoy the cake (cutting it on plates with forks or just napkins for cupcakes?) and what flavors you’d like. For this cake, red velvet was a must have, cupcakes for the guests and a cute 6″ cake for the mom-to-be to take home and share with dad-to-be! The cupcakes were decorated with a variety of pink fondant flowers to match the cake. The stand is something you can either rent for the afternoon or order-to-keep through us! With a cute cupcakes and cake display, your shower will be even more special and memorable!