Birthday Cakes

Jungle Cupcake Tower

This Jungle Cupcake Tower was created for Dilan’s First Birthday Party held at the trendy Stoneybrook Grille in North Branch, New Jersey.

Little Cupcakes for Little Hands

The Tower is filled with mini cupcakes. This way little guests (and big ones too) can take more than one.  And take one for each hand!  Or take one of each color!

The colorful frosting is an Italian Meringue and the chocolate frosting–a classic American Buttercream.

The kid-friendly cupcake flavors are chocolate, vanilla, chocolate chip, and red velvet.


1st Birthday Jungle Cupcake tower with Baby Elephant Cake Topper
(128) Baby El Jungle Cupcake Tower


Because every cupcake tower needs a cake topper.

This one is no different! A combination of fondant leaves, vines, and parrots reflect the cupcake colors, making this an eye-catching crown.


Jungle Cupcake Tower, Baby Elephant Cake Topper for First Birthday Party
(128) Jungle Cupcake Cake Tower, Baby Elephant Cake Topper


So who doesn’t love smash cake?

The birthday boy, that’s who.

This little guy was so not a fan. He likes clean fingers and wouldn’t touch it, so there was definitely some #SmashCakeDrama.


Jungle Tower Orange Smash Cake
Jungle Cupcake Tower Smash Cake


Did the smash cake bring his wild side?

Nope. Couldn’t coax him. But it was smashed by the “face” of a fun spirited uncle. Wild, right?

So you see, cakes really do make the party “a party.”  And jungle cakes definitely make us go a little wild.


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Ombre Rosettes|Gold Quins

A cake fit for a princess!  This cake was designed by Katrina for daughter Brooklyn’s 3rd birthday. The ombre rosettes from dark pink to light are topped with a white tier of gold quins. To match the colors on the outside to the inside, she selected a luscious and fragrant Raspberry Buttercream as the filling.

Ombre Rosettes in Pink Hues, Gold Quins and a Princess Topper.
Pink Ombre Roses, Gold Quins, and a Princess cake topper.

I couldn’t photograph the cake naked, so I added a Princess topper, but the “real” topper made especially for Brooklyn was added after the cake left the boutique.  It was gorgeous, glittery, fit for a princess and matched the party design that sparkled with gold and pink. Happy 3rd Birthday Brooklyn!!!

After the party, I was thrilled to receive this letter from Brooklyn’s mom, Katrina:

“The cake was a HUGE hit!  Thank you, thank you!  Will definitely order again from you, Alexis!  Xo, Katrina

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Girl’s Dalmatian Cupcake Tower

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Sweet Dalmatian Cupcake Tower for Girl Birthday


This little miss celebrated her first birthday with an adorable Dalmatian theme.  Her dad is a volunteer firefighter, making the firehouse idea even sweeter.

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Sweet Dalmatian Cupcake Tower for Girl Birthday


The tower held vanilla bean cupcakes with chocolate and vanilla American Buttercream.  It’s all about those bows–the perfect touch to make this dalmatian firehouse birthday sweet enough for a little girl’s party.

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Dalmatian Puppy Cake Topper as a Cupcake Tower Show Stopper.


The dalmatian cake topper was molded from gumpaste and seated on a gumpaste plate so that it could be kept as a keepsake.


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