Thursday, December 17, 2009

Mini "white on white" cupcakes

White mini cupcakes w/ buttercream balls and white sprinkles for an AuPair Care event in San Francisco!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Month of November

Boy have I been busy the past month (and out of town!) Well, the holidays are a time for family- and that is what I have been up to! Today I am going to feature some of my sweet treats that I have been sharing with my family and friends from Halloween, Thanksgiving, a trip home to TX, and more!

Here is a picture of Robbie, 10, one of the kids I babysit for enjoying a pumpkin & cream cheese cupcake on Halloween!
Although you can't see the actual treats-- Let me tell ya they were yummy!!! The first was a mini pumpkin pecan loaf with a brown sugar streussel, and the second- pumpkin sour cream bars with chocolate chips, walnuts & a brown butter icing.

Here is a picture of me with my apple raspberry pie before it went in the oven! It was made with a cinnamon crust & a turbinado sugar glaze!
Here is the pie on Thanksgiving- so crispy, flaky & delicious!!
This is a (poor) shot of the most delicious pumpkin pie I have ever made/eaten!! It was a cream cheese pumpkin filling with an almond spice whipped cream.. MMMMMM!!Here is a picture of my Dad & I during my trip home to TX. It was his birthday-- he is a chocolaholic can you tell???
It was a chocolate cake with chocolate cream cheese fudge filling, ganache & semisweet chocolate chunks on the outside!
Unfortunately my trip home was because my beautiful mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in October & was having her surgery. I made her these cream cheese sugar cookies with Royal Icing!!
Watch out for HOLIDAY TREATS soon to come on the blog!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Halloween Cookies!

These super cute Halloween Cookies are cream cheese sugar cookies with royal icing, and white & regular chocolate details! They are super moist and dense!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Birthday Cupcakes

These Birthday Cupcakes are just as fun to eat as they look! They are Chocolate Chocolate Chip with Buttercream icing and Sprinkles galore! They are topped with non-pareils!

49th "non" Birthday!

These sweet treats were made for the "non" celebration of a "non" 49th Birthday! The cake is a 6" Chocolate Chocolate chip with chocolate whipped cream filling and buttercream frosting/detail. The cookies are moist and delicious chocolate chip with festive candy coated mini chips on top!!

"Hi Leah!

We loved the cookies! I just heard from my neighbor and they had the cake last night. She said it was the best cake they ever had. She is going to tell everyone she knows about your services"

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Perfect Pumpkin Cupcakes

These Pumpkin Cupcakes have soon become one of my personal favorites. They are absolutely delicious and one of the most moist flavors I have created! They are the perfect for fall and of course Halloween celebrations. They have a light and fluffy cream cheese frosting that absolutely melts in your mouth!!

"Hi Leah,

I just wanted to say thank you for making my exquisitely delicious cupcakes for my birthday! It was such a special treat….and by far the best cupcakes I’ve ever had!! The pumpkin flavor was so perfect and so freaking moist and what could be better than cream cheese frosting? More cream cheese frosting.
J Thanks so much for all the effort you put into those, it was GREATLY appreciated.

Your biggest fan,


Mini Cupcakes for AuPair Care

These mini cupcakes were made for an AuPair Care function for Moms who have or are expecting twins! Each mini has it's own twin :) They are "white on white"- white cupcakes with buttercream frosting and sugar sprinkles.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Southwest Airlines Themed Wedding Cake

This Wedding Cake was made for two Southwest Flight Attendants that had just gotten married on the plane!
The tiered cake had four different flavors:
Chocolate Chip Pound Cake with chocolate buttercream filling
White cake with Lemon Curd filling
Chocolate Chocolate Chip cake with Chocolate mousse filling
White Cake with Raspberry filling and Cream Cheese Icing filling
And the sheet cake was a chocolate cake with Cookies & Cream filling
The cake was covered in buttercream with fondant detail, and the carved airplane was made out of rice krispy treats covered in buttercream & fondant!

5th Birthday Cupcakes

These cute little cupcakes were made for a 5th Birthday
They were chocolate chocolate chip with chocolate buttercream, confetti sprinkles, and fondant detail!

"Hi Leah,

I just wanted to tell you how delicious the cupcakes were. Ali loved the "5s" and the dense, moist, melt-in-your mouth, cake was phenomenal. I will definitely pass the word around to my "mommy" network in Lamorinda."


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Taylor's Sweet 16

This cake was made for Taylor's Sweet 16!
It was a pound cake with chocolate covered strawberry AND strawberry whipped cream fillings with chocolate covered strawberries on and around the cake!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Sheet Cake for joint Birthday

This sheet cake was made for some Semifreddi's employees celebrating their birthdays! It was an 11X15 cake, which serves about 30-45 people. The flavor was chocolate chocolate chip cake with a chocolate mousse filling and buttercream frosting and detail.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

27th Birthday Cupcakes

These cupcakes were for Elizabeth's 27 Birthday. They were chocolate chocolate chip with fudge icing and white with buttercream icing!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Strawberry Tarts

These delicious strawberry tarts are one of my favorite pastries to make. I love going to the Farmers Market on Sundays and picking up fresh berries/fruit for my fillings and other flavorings. This summer I was definitely stuck on delicious strawberries! These tarts are made with a traditional short dough, pastry cream, strawberry fool (like a jam/filling) and of course fresh strawberries! They are the perfect handheld treat after a meal or even in the morning with your coffee!

Chocolate Toffee Heaven Cake

This cake often goes by a more naughty name "Better than __ Cake", But I prefer Chocolate Toffee Heaven! It is a marble cake with a whipped cream/toffee bits & drizzled caramel filling drenched in sweetened condensed milk.. It is so moist and decadent it's hard to believe!! It has whipped cream frosting on the outside covered with toffee bits.. If you have a sweet tooth, this is the specialty cake for you!!

Big Gaw's Birthday

This Cake was made for "Big Gaw" on his 81st Birthday!
The cake was a chocolate cake with chocolate covered strawberry filling.
It has buttercream icing with buttercream icing piping detail!

Monday, August 24, 2009

National Kidney Foundation Polo Tournament

These Mini Cupcakes were for the National Kidney Foundation Polo Tournament in Santa Rosa.
The flavors were:
Banana Split- Banana Cake with Chocolate Chips & Walnuts, Buttercream with sprinkles and a cherry on top!
Sweet n Southern - Old Fashioned Pound Cake, Sweetened Milk Glaze, old fashioned buttercream & Vanilla flavored Sprinkles
Cookies & Cream- Chocolate chocolate chip Cake, buttercream, crushed Oreos
Strawberry- Strawberry Cake, buttercream, berry flavored sprinkles, strawberry coating chocolate drizzle
The cupcakes were delish and the tournament had a great turn out for a great charity!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Heidi's Birthday Cake

This is Heidi's 50.........*cough*....something-year birthday cake!
It is a three layered chocolate chocolate chip cake with raspberry and chocolate chip filling!