Posts Tagged ‘3-D cakes’
Party Cakes, Inc. created a larger-than-life sized bottle of Vodka with glasses and olives to showcase their talents at the Second Annual Vodka Vodka event sponsored by Metro Times at the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market on January 28, 2011. The free tastings featured Chocolate cake truffles infused with Raspberry vodka and Vanilla cake truffles infused with Vanilla vodka. Proceeds from the invitation-only party benefitted Forgotten Harvest.
Some customers want to create a cake for themselves. Others, it’s for their kids. But this customer created this cake for his dad! Thank you Paul for being such a great customer and allowing us to create your dad’s car in cake form. We appreciate your continued support and look forward to the next celebration. Can’t wait to see what you have in mind next!
Stacked four layers high and constructed like a wedding cake with dowels and support boards, this popcorn box will serve 30-40 hungry children easily. Yes, that’s real popcorn overflowing from the top! Party Cakes likes to use real food items whenever possible.
This cake can stand on it’s own–literally! The wheels are oreos covered with fondant icing but everything else is sculpted butter cream. You CAN eat every bit of this car!
In May, 2010, Party Cakes was asked to create a very special display cake for Forgotten Harvest, a Michigan charity specializing in distribution of free food throughout the Detroit area. The event was a birthday party for Forgotten Harvest. “Harvey” was their first delivery vehicle and the working photo is a cartoon-type van with eyes for headlights and the grill work is his smile. With such a great image to work with, it was a labor of love to create Harvey. Using four quarter sheet cakes, Harvey was carved down to the van’s shape. His wheels were Oreo cookies covered with black fondant. All the detail work was done with fondant icing including covering the board with “grass”, the road and the flowers along the way. Harvey could feed 100 people but they never cut into him at the party. Nobody wanted to because he was just too cute!
When a customer wants a unique design, it the job of the decorator to bring it to life. And when the customer brings a photo that “suggests” the type of design they would like, it is more of a challenge. Here at Party Cakes, we strive to hit the mark every time a customer challenges us. Here are a few examples of the “WOW” cakes our customers have asked us to create over the past few weeks. If you would like a personal consultation and want the “WOW” factor for your next event, please contact Party Cakes at 248-541-2253 and make an appointment with one of our design experts.
This is Harvey. He was created from sheet cakes and fondant and was recently presented during the Forgotten Harvest’s 20th Anniversary party. A total of twenty man-hours, three decorators and two bakers worked a period of three days to make this 3-D delivery vehicle come to life. He was met with rave reviews from all the participants as well as the clients. This answers the question: Can you make a 3-D cake? Yes, we can!
Thanks to shows like Ace of Cakes and the Cake Boss, the demand for creative cakes has increased by 200% in the Michigan area. That demand has extended to Children’s Themed cakes too. Customers do not want the grocery store decorating with just toys placed on the cake. They want the ONE-OF-A-KIND cake that nobody else has and be the envy of their friends. Party Cakes in Berkley has been filling that need for the past nine years offering unique designs that nobody else offers. Take a look at some of our recent creations…
This special birthday cake featured fondant strawberries and fondant accents along with buttercream icing. Mom was giddy with delight!
This cupcake was the hit of the party. Matching standard cupcakes also attended the party with a variety of decorations. Watch for an upcoming post to view those.
Something for little boys. This theme can also be created with a soccer ball, football or even a basketball on a “hardwood” floor.
This is the newest design from the Disney merchandising marketing team, but with the Party Cakes flair. The emphasis is on the details. There is enough cake to serve 35-40 guests. This cake could be made larger but not smaller.
We invite you to stop by again to see more creative children’s cake designs. And if you have an idea, we would love to make your design come to life. Please contact us by phone during business hours to discuss your ideas with one of our design specialists.
We look forward to serving your next event!
Not a day goes by without an email from a curious customer who wants to know if we can make a specific cake design. It could be anything from a child’s birthday theme like Dora the Explorer, or even a cut-out crown-shaped cake for their little Princess to a full scale castle complete with moat and drawbridge. Or what about the customer who wants baby blocks for a shower cake? And they send photos! Some photos are “DIY” people who dabble in cake decorating as a hobby. However, some are photos from cake stores in New York, Las Vegas and Baltimore asking…can we do that?
The only limits for your cake design from Party Cakes are your imagination and your budget. Some designs can only be constructed or created by using fondant icing. Yet others can be made with sculpted butter cream icing. It all depends on what you want and what you are willing to pay for. Some 3-D cakes are limited in size due to the cakes we will use to create the design. For example, we recently created a 3-D Yoda for a groom’s cake. His whole body was made from four eight inch cakes, stacked and supported like a wedding cake. But Yoda’s head was made from rice krispie treats, molded and covered with fondant icing.
When a customer writes to us about their design concerns, they need to include the following answers to the following questions:
1. When is the party? The more complicated the design, the more time we will need to prepare. If you need it tomorrow, please pick up the phone and call us!
2. How many guests are you serving? We may have a great design for a two tiered cake but you may only need to serve ten people.
3. What is your budget? Please be realistic. If you want a tennis shoe shaped cake, don’t be surprised when we quote $400 for the work.
4. What is your theme, child or adult? If the party is weeks or months away, we strongly urge you to come into the store and view our photo books for some ideas. If you keep an open mind, we will design your cake based your needs and theme.
5. Please send your name and phone number with the email! If this cake is urgently needed within five days, we would rather speak with you personally so that we get all the details and quote you a price immediately.
Because Party Cakes is a custom-design specialty cake store, every cake is baked and decorated specifically for each customer. No cookie-cutter designs here…unless you want 25 cakes to all look the same. The Cake Lady bakes, makes icing, cleans and decorates every day and does not sit at the computer waiting for emails to appear on her screen. If a customer needs an answer immediately about a specific design, they are strongly urged to call for a phone consultation.
Yes, we can do that! Call Party Cakes, Inc. at 248-541-CAKE (2253) today. Business hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 am to 5 pm, Fridays from 11 am to 6 pm and Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm. We look forward to speaking with you and “serving” your cake needs.