Friday, March 30, 2012

Spring Cupcake Day at The Sugar Suite

Saturday, April 7th is Spring Cupcake Day! Come by our shop in Maitland  on Saturday April 7th from 10:00AM - 2:00PM.

We will have four flavors available for sale:
Coconut - with almond cream cheese and shredded coconut
Lemon Poppy - with vanilla bean buttercream and raspberry filling
Strawberry Blonde - vanilla cake with strawberry buttercream
Carrot Cake - with cream cheese icing and caramelized carrots
All in our festive Spring decor!

The cupcakes are $3.00 Each and can be purchased individually.
For orders of 12 or more, please order in advance.

To RSVP or to place an advance order email us at

The cupcakes are $3.00 Each and can be purchased individually.

The cupcakes will be on a first come first serve basis so plese RSVP if you would like ensure you get your favorites!
To RSVP or to place an advance order call the bakery at (321) 972-8650 before 10:00AM!

Bunny Cupcakes
We will also be featuring our little bunny cupcakes!  These little guys were popular last year!

They are specialty order only and can be ordered

5 for $30.00

Order your bunny cupcakes before Wednesday, April 4th by clicking here:

Monday, March 12, 2012

Extreme Flowers with Ron Ben-Israel!

Yesterday I got back from an incredible flower class taught by Ron Ben-Israel. The class took place at Custom Cakes in Savannah, GA at the bakery of Minette Rushing whom I affectionately call my Fairy Godmother of Cake! 
Ron is a wedding cake designer from NYC that specializes in sugar flowers and really spectacular wedding cakes.
Not only is Ron an credible talent, but he is an excellent business man and very generous with his knowledge and experiences.  The last half our of each class students are encouraged to ask questions about cake, business and himself... he's an open book!
The title of the class was "Extreme Flowers" meaning extremely large and extremely small.  

First was the rose. Below is my rose which was approximately 7" in width,  These roses don't exist in nature, but during the Victorian time people would place additional petals behind a rose to great a giant flower called a Glamelia.

The next extremely large flower we made was the Orchid, which also measured 7+"  the flower is made up of 7 wired petals and and the center was hand painted with the red detail.  To finish the petals we added a small amount of pearl dust to give it a shimmer.

Then we moved onto the extremely small. 
The traditional wedding flower the Stephanotis and the mini-mini Lilac. We also made some Lily of the Valley, Princess Kate's wedding bouquet choice!

These are the roses that Ron made with his signature spiral and pointed edges.

Here is the lucky gradutate "hug-posing" (my new move) with the flower guru himself! :)

Ron giving instruction on the wiring of the orchid

My Fairy Godmother of Cake

Our first intern Brooke is now working full time at Custom Cakes, we are so proud of you Brooke!

Excellent class, incredible teachers and lovely fellow students! If anyone is interested in finding out more about these classes I recommend visiting 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Tiffany Tile Pattern

When I met with Alex and Ron to design their wedding cake, I asked them what their favorite thing about the wedding was... and Alex quickly answered the invitation!  They loved the detailed pattern of the tile pattern in tiffany blue & deeper blue and was especially drawn to the masculine chocolate brown lines.

Although the idea for the sketch seems simplistic, the piping sure was not! In order to get the level of detail in the invitation I would use a royal icing and invert the pattern.  To top it off, we made a custom "AR" topper with intertwining lines as their monogram. For gay couples and couples where the bride is not taking the grooms last name I recommend using the first name initials for the monogram.  It keeps the traditional feel of a monogram, but customized to the modern couple!

 An voila, our detailed modern Tiffany Tile pattern cake.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The NEW Alice in Wonderland

The NEW Alice in Wonderland is no kittens and rainbows movie.  The movie's artsy interpretation of the Lewis Carrol novel is visually stunning, no wonder young adults are swooning (not to mention Johnny Depp is in it!).  This cake was created for a sweet sixteen based on the design by Michelle Sugar Art in the UK.