Monday, January 25, 2010

Bridal Expo News!

Phew! What a Sunday!

Here's the math...
100 plus pounds of Buttercream + 22 sheets of cake + 0 sleep + 1 little faux Diamond Ring= The Giant Wedding Cake for the Ring Dive at the Bridal Expo!
Not only did we accomplish this feat... but we also managed to prepare copious amounts of cake samples, a couple new displays, and even found time to do our makeup that morning.. yes, we rock! Okay, so we did have A LOT of help from our fabulous team of moms and Miss Bonnie.. couldn't have pulled it off without them!

Let's get back to that Giant cake.. measurements 30" 24" and 18" square tiers.
Notice the eloquently piped designs in white and pink buttercream.. pink swags.. check! It's the first in our retro glam collection.. all the rage in 2010... brides, take notes...
Actually, I'm sure this monstrosity is more suited to be featured on! haha
But we had a blast putting on those finishing touches!
What was even more fun and made the project well worth the lack of sleep was seeing the 5 brides tear through the layers of cake and hot pink buttercream to find that diamond ring.
Dig girls, Dig!
Yes, they made a mess... and thank goodness we only volunteered to set-up that giant cake.. not clean up the destruction!
Congrats to the lucky bride-to-be who found the faux ring and won a $4,000 REAL diamond ring!

We really appreciate all of the Brides, Grooms, bridesmaids, moms, and vendor friends who stopped by our booth on Sunday! Thanks to all who came here to our blog and voted for their favorite cake flavors to be sampled at the show! Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup was the definitive winner, followed by sexy red velvet and luscious lemon! Cookies & Cream took fourth place, but didn't make the cut.. maybe next time little guy!
A special shout out to our winning tweeters, who followed us at the show and took home some fun swag! You brides rock!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

First TV Appearances!

No autographs please.. we are busy girls! haha...
Yes! We were lucky enough to have 2 TV interviews last week leading up to the big Bridal Expo at Mandalay Bay!
The First was Tuesday morning on the MORE! show on FOX 5 . We were featured on a segment titled "celeb birthday cakes". I'm sure you could tell we were a little nervous on air... well, because we were! Off camera though, we really had fun chatting with the More crew.. who were all incredibly nice by the way! We sweetened the deal by bringing them 2 miniature cakelets shaped and decorated as old school tv's as well as a dozen boobylicious cupcakes!
holding our adorable tv cakelets...

Photo-op with Arran, Jason (with a mouthful of cupcake), and Monica... say cheese, um.. I mean cake!

To see our interview follow this link !

The second spot was on Channel 13 News, which aired several times last Friday In this segment we were featured along with the amazing Miss Theresa of Enchanted Florist. Also with us in studio were Mark Schaffer of Las Vegas Bride/man behind the bridal expo, and Miss Nicole from Bridal Galleria at Tux One ...waiting around in the studio at 8:30 in the am definitely wouldn't have been so fun if we didn't have some great company!

We brought in a couple of our favorite display cakes, Betsey and Pearl and a few cakelets.. Rather than celeb cakes, this interview focused more on wedding trends and our philosophies on wedding cake designs. Well for yourselves!

Happy Birthday to Kid Rock!

... As promised (and only a little late) here are the pics of our latest celeb birthday cake!
Mr Kid Rock celebrated his 39th birthday at LAVO this past Sunday, and we sweetened the celebration with not one, but 2 cakes. The first was enjoyed at his dinner reservation, and the other, which has been seen everywhere from to nightlife websites, and even TMZ... was brought out to the birthday boy later that night in the nightclub!

Quick Cake Stats:
GIANT Jim Beam Bottle
Height: 20"
Flavor: White cake filled with chocolate ganache.
Construction details: To prevent the tall bottle from falling over the cake was built on a large wooden dowel connected to the base.
Design Details: The logo was in fact, hand piped

Photos by Al Powers

Friday, January 15, 2010

Kid Rock, Ring Dive, TV.. oh my!

Here we go into the weekend with a baby shower cake, a couple cakelets, some boobylicious cupcakes, a few consultations and two birthday cakes for mister Kid Rock. excited? very.
Not going to spill any details, but the birthday cake he's getting at LAVO on Sunday will be nothing short of amazing! In fact... we've been blaring Cowboy, Bawitdaba, and All Summer Night aaall day in the kitchen.. you know, for inspiration of course!
Pictures will be posted on Monday!

In other news, next week we begin progress on the giant wedding cake for the ring dive at the Bridal Expo! We have the diamond ring here .. well, faux diamond ring, and no.. we will NOT be telling anyone the exact or approximate location within the cake ... Our lips are sealed.

Also, we are self proclaiming ourselves to be local celebrities after being on the air a total of 3 times next week. That's right, we will be on channel 13 and channel 5 promoting the Bridal Expo and this crazy ring dive! Tuesday 1/19 we will be on FOX 5 MORE! at 10:30am... then Wednesday 1/20 on Channel 13 at 8:30am with Mister Markie Mark -the man behind the Bridal Expo- ... and to finish the week we'll make another appearance Friday, on Fox 5 with extreme Amy early in the am. Yup, we're kind of a big deal :)
Tune in and shout out "I know them, I know them.." when you see us on your TV!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Only in Las Vegas.

What a week it was.. lots of wedding consultations, and a couple great "only in Las Vegas" tales to tell...

The first, was a display wedding cake for a very unique couple who were having their wedding ceremony in the middle of the AVN Convention... yes... at the Hustler booth. For those of you who are unfamiliar, please do not google.... it's otherwise known as the "adult expo" held at the Sands Convention Center every year. Eric & Vicki, who also happen to be in the adult industry, decided that was the perfect time and place to finally tie the knot... and then the next day, the reception was held at Sushi Samba, where we delivered their real 3-tier wedding cake. Although very untraditional and unconventional in all aspects, the one thing I can admire is that they made their special day about them. It's what every couple should do.. forget about all traditions and what your guests will think.. have fun and keep it uniquely you.. not necessarily endorsing marriage at the AVNs .. but I hope you get the underlying message..

So, I'm sure you are all wondering.. what does a porn star's wedding cake look like?
Well, at first I was very afraid of what they might want.. we keep things very pg-13 at Gimme Some Sugar, and their industry..well.. isn't so pg-13.
However, much to my surprise they wanted to keep both the display cake and actual wedding cake very traditional and classy. The display cake, of course, was more playful and had a little sexy going on... bow chika wow wow..
The wedding cake, definitely what you wouldn't expect... white on white with pearl beading

The following day, we had a few wedding consultations.. one of which couldn't help but stand out. The couple chose to opt out of a traditional wedding cake, and instead requested a tower of our boobylicious cupcakes to grace their wedding reception... with each cupcake decorated to match the bodice/corset of her wedding dress. Surprisingly, this is a first at GSS.. we've had quite a few bachelor, bachelorette, and bridal shower orders... but until now, not a wedding!
Again.. untraditional and unconventional, but they're keeping their wedding uniquely them... I guess even if that means having a boobylicious cupcake for each of their guests.

.. Gotta love Las Vegas...

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Dear 2010 Bride-To-Be, Vote Now!

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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year!!

Wow.. hello twenty-ten!

First of all.. hooray.. we just turned 5 months old!
We were all just reflecting on 2009... can't believe it went by so darn fast!

Some highlights that deserve a recap would be...

Launch at the Bridal Spectacular in August... where we were overwhelmed by thousands of brides, but also began amazing friendships with some incredibly talented people in the wedding industry! We were even voted best in show for our first time booth.. thank you!
Kristen, Ashley, and Miranda

Amy's monster 3 tier super mario wedding cake... complete with mario galaxy, princess peach's castle, rainbow road, and 40 something detailed figurines! Don't even ask how many hours were spent creating this show-stopper, we lost track! phew!

A Dark "Alice in Wonderland" themed photo shoot... which was the brainchild of Catherine at WEEDS floral, shot by Adam at Imagine Photography, with amazing makeup done by the Style Sirens and a killer cake by yours truly.. Gimme Some Sugar! Did we mention that it took place in the dry lake bed in 60 mph wind storms, and a Volkswagen beetle died on the way..?

First Open house/VIP tasting event at out kitchen studio... So many friends, family, and clients came out to support us and enjoy a couple hours of mingling at our private kitchen! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed some bubbly, delicious appetizers by Ryan at SeaCoast Catering.. his "lobster fritters" are now going to be demanded at every one of our future events.. and of course a selection of our sinful sweets and new cake flavors! Pecan Turtles are now on everyone's wish list for next year!
Again, a big thank you to Catherine at WEEDS Floral, and JILL at Rebel Party Rentals for providing floral displays and everything else necessary in transforming our kitchen! We can't wait until we can party again this Spring... perhaps.

944 Magazine Feature... Yes, we were ecstatic to be featured on page 19 in the November Issue of 944 Magazine Las Vegas as the 944 Pick "what's new, what's on the radar, what's next." We still have a stack of copies at the office.. hey, we were excited.. so if you'd like one to grace your coffee table, just let us know!


With a great 2009 behind us, we are so, so excited for this new year... lots of new projects, collaborations, and fabulous cakes to design!

Meet Miranda...

I was actually born and raised here in fabulous Las Vegas... and don't intend on leaving anytime soon! There is no other place I'd rather be at the moment. Most people are always changing their minds as to what they want to be when they grow up, but not me. I love sports, traveling, and crafty things, but since about elementary school school I had dreamed of being in the pastry world. On my 13th birthday, I even had everyone bake and decorate their own individual cake!

After attending Cheyenne High School for my Freshman and Sophomore years of high school, I transferred and graduated from the Community College High School. At CCHS I worked towards an AA in Culinary Arts with a Pastry Arts emphasis. It's always amazed me that you can take so few ingredients, and just by changing the amounts and the method in which they are mixed together, create so many different products! While going to school, I was also given the opportunity to work at Bellagio Hotel and Casino as a cake designer under Jean- Philippe Maury, MOF.

There, I've pretty much worked in every department... from banquets, to chocolate, and buffet. But I really found my passion in cake design... only preceding miniature desserts, because let's be honest.. they are absolutely adorable!

After 3 years spent decorating cakes at the Bellagio, and of course, after meeting Kristen there.. I decided it was definitely time to take my career to the next level. It was obvious that we would be an amazing duo in the world of cake design!