Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Holiday Cakes November-December 2011

2011 Holiday Sweets menu

Happy Holidays everyone! It’s that time of year again, it’s time to start having visions of sugar plums dancing in your head… or better yet, Flirt with Dessert sweets! I am offering some amazing specials on some new flavors and new items just in time for the holidays! This year I am expanding my menu to cake pops, pies and cakes to delight all your taste buds! Not only can you get a sweet treat, you will also be helping out in the sweetest way. This year on any order $50 or more, Flirt with Dessert will donate a Teddy bear for the children who are spending their Christmas at Texas Children’s Hospital in Katy. Please join me to help bring the Christmas spirit to those children who will be spending their Christmas at Texas Children’s.

Cakes, Cupcakes & cake pops:

1. Chocolate crème de mint cake. – Simply decorated chocolate cake with a smooth chocolate crème de mint ganache. Makes Santa skip the cookies and go straight for the cake!

2. Speculoos Spice cake with a cinnamon espresso cream cheese frosting. Speculoos is a traditional Dutch flavor consisting of spices and a rich butter flavor. This cake is a favorite in my house and I know it will be in yours too! The cinnamon espresso cream cheese frosting adds that finishing touch to tie all the flavors together. Perfect cake to have along with your latte or hot cocoa!

3. Italian Cream Cake with a cream cheese frosting. This is a traditional smooth white cake with walnuts and toasted coconut finished off with a sweet cream cheese frosting. Perfect for any family dinner even if you are not Italian!

4. White Chocolate Christmas Torte- A white chocolate cake with pecan pieces and a red raspberry filling finished off with a white chocolate buttercream. Such an elegant cake for your holiday table!

5. Eggnog cake- A delicious twist on the traditional Holiday drink. A smooth dense cake with a sweet & fluffy nutmeg frosting leaves your taste buds wanting more!

6. Christmas Red Velvet Cake- This cake is always a Southern Favorite! A luscious red cake with a hint of cocoa finished with a smooth cream cheese frosting. Cut into this beauty at Christmas and your guests will be filled with the Christmas spirit!

7. Pumpkin spice cake with a gingersnap cream cheese frosting. A light and airy spice cake with a hint of pumpkin topped off with a smooth gingersnap creamcheese frosting… this cake is a holiday on it’s own!

Item numbers 1-7 are available in:

Layered 8” round cake with decoration $35 ( two or more cakes are $25 each)

Dozen cupcakes $25 with decoration

Dozen cake pops $30 choice of: Apple, Pumpkin, Snowman, Ornament or Christmas tree

Pies: - New for this Holiday season!

1. Amazing Apple Pie cake with butter crumble- Traditional American Pie with a Dutch twist. This pie is THE traditional pie to finish off a perfect holiday feast. Filled with sweet apples coated in sugar & spices, covered with a flakey pie crust topped off with a butter flavored crumble… Johnny Apple Seed would be proud of this apple creation! $20

2. Pecan Pie with Chocolate. A sweet twist on the Southern favorite Pecan pie. Flakey, buttery pie crust gets a sweet coating of a rich smooth chocolate ganache before the pecans join the party. This pie is sure to make you thankful you are in the South! $20

3. Pumpkin Pie. A holiday pie that was part of the offering with the Pilgrims and Indians…well maybe not but if they did, I am sure it would have been this sweet take on pumpkin pie! Sweet creamy spiced pumpkin pie is finished off with sugar cookie cutouts. Simple and elegant for the Holidays! $20


Coffee Cake: New for this Holiday Season!

1. Coffee cake Holiday wreath. Sweet toasted almonds on a buttery puff pastry with a simple sweet glaze shaped as a wreath with dried cranberries to add that holiday cheer. This simple & sweet 10”pastry wreath is the perfect gift for a neighbor or just to enjoy on Christmas or Thanksgiving morning with the family. $30 ( two or more are $25 each)

Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to you and your family! I wish you all the best this holiday season and look forward to baking memories for you in 2012! – Daphne Powers

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Texas State Graduation Cap

This is a graduation cap for a college grad from Texas State.

Bows and Buttons

Baby girl baby shower cake. buttons on the sides of the cake, and a pink bow ontop of the cake. The baby is white chocolate made from a mold.

Minnie Mouse cake & cupcakes

I got an order for a Minnie mouse cake and some Minnie "ears" cupcakes... this is the end result. there are 24 total cupcakes, I just grabbed one of each flavor for the picture.

changes are coming....

Hello everyone! I hope you had a nice & safe 4th of July! I sure did. Took a little mini-vacation with my family and went camping in the new RV that my parents got! Such a great way to camp!
I have some news coming down the pipe line.... I will be taking some time off to stay at home with my new little addition to the Powers family. Some time around the first of September we will be welcoming our son to the family... so I will be taking a little break from cakes for that time. Starting August 22nd - October 17th 2011. During that time, I will be coming out with the new holiday flavors and will start taking orders on October 17th and continue to take orders until December 31st at a discounted price for an 8" round cake or cupcakes.... and possibly cake pops decorated for the season.
During that time, there will also be a couple of other changes in the works. I will be setting myself up with a DBA and will have a website! All the information that's on my blog will be changed over to the website. I will also continue to have my Facebook fan page so you can always become a fan there and get updates as soon as I post them!
I thank you for your continued support and wish you and your family the very best!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

butterflies & polka dots

This cake was for a baby shower. The nursery had butterflies in it and the hostess wanted to incorporate that but she loved another cake that I created for a baby boy shower with dots. So we combined the 2 and created this cake! The butterflies are all made from gumpaste and have disco dust on them to give them that extra sparkle.

Crawfish Season!

Have you had your crawfish this season? I took on 2 orders for crawfish themed cakes and I think they both turned out great!
First crawfish cake was a crawfish sitting on top of a table cloth with corn, potatoes and a beer can with a custom label.... 30th birthday.
The second cake was a cake that I revisited from doing my very first cake. I recreated the crawfish boil themed cake. Since I have worked on my talents alot more than that very first cake, I was very happy with the outcome. So was everyone else! I got tons of compliments and people telling me that they wanted to have an excuse to have a party just t
o order one of my cakes! Here's the picture......
notice the name was done to look like fish hooks. The birthday boy's passion is fishing... I thought it added a neat touch. The beer bottle ontop is a sugar cast beer bottle. I made the mold and the bottle. The one on the bottom is a real bottle.
Hope you like it as much as I did!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I'm still alive!

Some of you might have begun to wonder where in the heck I have been! I don't blame you! I have so much to update I need to get started now. Geez, last post was in OCTOBER!!!! HEllo??? I would also like to thank those of you who ordered cakes for the holiday season, it was a huge success and I will be doing something similar for Easter. So I think it's way past time for an update. so let's see here....
Let's start with Christmas. On Christmas morning, my husband and I discovered that we are expecting our newest little bundle of joy in early September! We couldn't believe what a surprise it was to discover that we are expecting again! And to find out on Christmas?! That was the icing on the cake! So we had to keep it hush hush for a couple more weeks since I was only 4-6 weeks along. But a couple of weeks ago, we broke the news to the Facebook world and our friends and family! So this Friday I will officially be 15 weeks pregnant! So excited and can't wait to find out if a little boy or a little girl will be our blessing! We should find out in April..... as long as it's healthy!
Next update, my Brother is engaged and is getting married to the best soon to be sister in law ever! I am so excited and so is my family! Their wedding will be soon after the baby is born... so I will that person working out like crazy to get into my bridesmaid dress!
In February I entered a new cake into the cake competition that is held every year in Austin, Texas. I entered as an adult beginner and unfortunately didn't place but was congratulated by so many people because they thought I had won with my cake! Needless to say, I wasn't the only one shocked and disappointed by not placing with my cake! That's okay, it gives me more time to create a winning cake for the next competition! I will reuse this cake but add more to it to still have the same theme but reworked to show off more of my creativity. It's a learning experience and I am learning! But I did get to see some cake celebrities! I got to chat it up with some of the contestants on the TLC show, The Next Great Baker! I also managed to get a couple of pictures with some of the contestants! I also got the chance to take a picture with, Michelle Bommarino, Lauren Kitchens, Corina, Karen and the winner of the Next Great Baker, Dana Hebert. I also talked with, James Rossel, Nicolas Lodge, Marina Sausa, Michelle Bommarino and Lauren Kitchens. I really had a great time at the show and can't wait to do it again... but next time, with a winning entry!
So now that just about catches me up. I am going to offer cakes and cupcakes for a special pricing for Easter. It's going to work alot like the Holiday cakes but the decorations and flavors will reflect the season. I am getting the flavors together and once I get the whole thing organized, I will send out another post and also with emails, and through Facebook. So keep an eye out for the Easter cakes!
I have attached a picture of the last competition cake from Austin! enjoy!