Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Upcoming Craft Shows Reminder!

Just a small reminder of our upcoming shows! We have built up our largest product inventory yet for these shows, so there will be a great deal of variety and fun new products. See fliers and additional information below.

The Curious Cake Shoppe Upcoming Craft Shows

Sunday, November 8th, 2009
Holiday House
Coppell High School
185 W Parkway Blvd, Coppell, TX
10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Admission is $5 for Adults, $2 for Students, Free for children under 10 yrs old.
All proceeds benefit CHS Project Graduation.
Click Here For Their Flyer.

Saturday, November 14th, 2009
MPACT Craft Fair and Holiday Bazaar
Freedom Life Church
2435 East Hebron Parkway
Carrollton, TX 75007
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Free Admission!
Click Here For Their Flyer

In the meantime, keep checking back here or become a fan on Facebook for product updates and new show information!

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

More Custom Cakes Uploaded to Flickr...

Hey everyone,

Just finished updating our Flickr gallery with a few of our latest custom cakes.

The cake above was created for a Dallas Children's Advocacy Center silent auction. These cakes are always especially fun to work since they are going towards such wonderful and important causes!

The cake below was a custom order. I especially loved the color scheme I was given to work with.

As always, click the images to visit our Flickr Gallery for additional information on these cakes and more! Or, visit our website, www.curiouscakeshoppe.com, to see our available cakes, upcoming show dates, and information regarding custom orders!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

New Fall Products Part I

We wanted to say thanks to everyone who braved the chilly weather to come out to the show this weekend! We had a wonderful time and it was wonderful to meet so many new people!

Also, a big thanks to this little girl who gave us a big smile while she modeled one of our new products:

These new hair accessories were revealed for the first time at the show and were a big hit! These adorable handmade flower clips can be worn alone but look especially cute with a matching headband. The handmade headbands are made of a super soft, stretchy material that makes them the perfect fit for little girls of all ages, infant and up!

Buy them separately or as our Headband Sundaes, which feature 1 headband and 1 flower clip, size and color of your choice!

New products will be appearing on our website over the next couple of months, but in the meantime they are available at all of our shows and can be requested via email online!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Curious Cake Shoppe is Tagged in This Photo!

They have been a long time coming, but until now we never had the time to get them all sorted out. Which makes me even more excited to announce that we now have Curious Cake Shoppe tags! Yay!

Want to see more? Look for them on all our Made From Scratch blankets!

Monday, September 28, 2009

A Stork Has Arrived!

Three Tier Stork Diaper Cake (front)
Originally uploaded by taniamc
Click the image above to visit our Flickr gallery!

This cake was a custom order for a very sweet woman looking for a cake for her daughter.

She wanted a yellow, green, and white cake three tier cake. After we had discussed this, I found out she had originally started looking online for a stork themed cake, but was unable to find one. I was so very pleased to have this little stork standing by for just the perfect cake.

Congrats to her and her daughter! I hope the baby shower was a great success!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Upcoming Craft Shows

Hey everyone!

We are very excited to announce that we have two craft shows coming up soon! The Shoppe has been buzzing to make sure that we have plenty of new designs and goodies for you to check out! We will be up to our icing in lollipops, truffles, cupcakes, gift sets, and diaper cakes! Oh my!

And.... we are giddy to announce we will be revealing our new products at the shows! They have not even hit the website, so be sure to stop by and see what we've been up too!

Coppell Fall Festival & Farmer's Market
Located at the corners of Bethel and So. Coppell Roads.
October 10, 2009
8:00am - Sellout (approx 12:00pm)
Free admission

Coppell Holiday House
Coppell High School
REVISED: November 8th, 2009
10:00am - 4:30pm
Small admission fee benefiting Coppell Project Graduation

Official hours and admission fees for Holiday House have not yet been released, so we will be updating it as information becomes available. Stay tuned!

Update: We have corrected the date for the Holiday House, which is on Sunday the 8th, not Saturday the 7th. Sorry about that!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

And this little piggy went to Plano...

Two Tier Piggy Pink Stripes for Girl (front)
Originally uploaded by taniamc
Click the picture above to see more of this cake!

This cake exemplifies one of the many styles of diaper cakes that we offer here at The Curious Cake Shoppe. All the goodies are packed inside where you can't see them, but what you can see are the hand rolled diapers that serve as the foundation for all our diaper cakes.

This custom cake was created as a gift for a local baby shower and the turnaround time was less than 2 days. So, even if Life gets the best of you and you find that your gift giving time period is down to the wire -- check in with us! Chances are we can help you create that perfect gift and still beat the clock.

Until next time...

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Looking back on the very first "Made From Scratch" cake...

Two Tier Yellow and Brown Monkey Cake for Boy or Girl (front)
Originally uploaded by taniamc
Click the image above for more pictures!

Well, I'm not sure how I forgot to post this one, but I did!

This is the first cake presented by The Curious Cake Shoppe with all handmade ingredients. It was eagerly constructed for my friends almost immediately after hearing the news that she was pregnant. So, needless to say, it was difficult patiently waiting month after month until it was time to present the cake to them!

They had a beautiful baby boy and we are wishing them nothing but the best!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Diaper Cakes: Not Just for Newborns!

One Tier Bunny Diaper Cake for Girl (front)
Originally uploaded by taniamc

I was so pleased to be able to create this cake for a couple who just adopted a beautiful baby girl. The baby is 12 months old, which made this cake an extra special challenge.

This cake is made of Size 2 diapers to match her age range/weight category, and has a really cute matching onesie & summer dress filling. Finally, I topped the cake off with this larger, super soft stuffed animal and lots of fun pink flowers. And wa-la. What little girl wouldn't love being presented with something like this?

So there you have it. Q.E.D: diaper cakes are not just for newborns.

And on a side note: I am so happy for the family and I hope they all loved the cake as much as I loved making it.

Congrats you three!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

More Cakes and More Customization Options!

Making a cake completely from scratch is a lot of fun! I'm blessed to have so many orders to create them lately, because it gives me the opportunity to truly customize a gift through and through.

We also have some exciting news! Maybe you've already noticed, because the last couple of cakes we have posted have been great examples of The Curious Cake Shoppe's newest feature: custom embroidery! Custom embroidery is a great way to personalize a Made From Scratch Gift Set or an already existing blanket, onesie, etc. Contact us today to discuss your next custom order or to learn more about our new embroidery services.

As always, click the image above to visit our Flickr gallery for more images and information about this cake and the custom gift set it contains!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Designer Diaper Cakes

Three Tier AH Lion Diaper Cake for Boy (front)
Originally uploaded by taniamc
Click the picture above to visit the gallery!

We have been making a lot of cakes lately but since we have to wait, in many cases, for the gift recipient to receive their cake before we post it... the blog has been a little quiet. The last thing we want to do is spoil the surprise before it arrives, so we have been practicing a lot of patience.

However, I'm happy to announce that we have a new cake to show-off. This three tier cake was a gift for my sister-in-law and features fabric from Alexander Henry's collection. I highly recommend checking it out in the Flickr Gallery so that you can see the back of the cake.

Another reason to visit the Flickr Gallery, we have finally added a much needed "Gift Set" section that shows off the handmade ingredients featured in this cake. We will be updating it soon with more Gift Sets from previous and present projects.

You can reach the Gallery through the Gallery tab on our website, or by clicking the image or links above.

Bon Appetit!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Where's Waldo - Curious Cake Shoppe Style

Our little cake mascot is spending the weekend spreading the curious word over at Craftster.org! From now until Monday, send in a screen shot of his adorable little face on Craftster.org to receive 10% off your next order!

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Iron Chef Challenge I : Curious Cake Shoppe Style

Two Tier Butterfly Cake for Girl (front)
Originally uploaded by taniamc
Click the picture above to see more images!

The secret ingredients for this challenge were:

Baby's name: Madison

Some lovely ladies wrote in and asked if I could whip up a custom cake for them with the aforementioned ingredients. I love challenges, so this was a lot of fun! I'm spent some time gathering up ingredients, and then sat down and got to work. You can see the final results by clicking the image above to go to our Flickr gallery. What do you think?

Thanks to the ladies who sent this order in. I hope your gift recipient enjoyed the surprise as much as I enjoyed making it!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Curious Cake Shoppe Cakes- Cute AND Structurally Sound!

One of our most recent gift recipients was an Engineer over at the Corp. The cake was presented to him at a baby shower, where I am told he very carefully picked it up. A smile crept upon his face as declared the cake "structurally sound." He complimented the cake's "reinforced structure," which was enjoyed by the Structural Section that had pooled together to purchase the gift for him and his wife.

So there you have it folks! The Curious Cake Shoppe Cakes are not only adorable, but structurally sound as deemed by the USACE (unofficially, of course).

Monday, June 22, 2009

Two Tier Lamb Diaper Cake for Anyone

Two Tier Lamb Diaper Cake for Boy or Girl (front)
Originally uploaded by taniamc
Click the image above to see more at our Flickr gallery.

This cake just wandered off from the herd last week.
We hope the new owners enjoy it!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Three Tier Blue and Red Diaper Cake

Three Tier Blue and Red Diaper Cake for Boy (front)
Originally uploaded by taniamc
Click the image above to visit our Flickr gallery for more pictures of this cake and many more!

This cake just made it to it's destination in San Antonio!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Cakin' by Candlelight

The Shoppe lost power last night (along with half of Dallas). Some pretty intense rain and tornado-esque winds keep us down for almost 7 hours, but we kept busy!

Consider it a sneak preview! ;)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Another Custom Cake Revealing... Two Tier Giraffe Diaper Cake

Two Tier Giraffe Diaper Cake for Boy (front)
Originally uploaded by taniamc

We finished this custom cake last week, and frankly, we are a little smitten with it. It was a gift shipment that made it's way to it's destination today!

Sigh. Seems like just yesterday it was a pile of diapers. They grow up so fast.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Site Updates Coming Soon!

Whew, just got back from the craft show and boy was it getting hot out there! The turnout was great, we sold quite a few cakes, cupcakes, and truffles. Thanks for everyone who stopped by to say hi and all our new friends that picked up business cards!

I'll be updating the site with all of our new cakes shortly, but first I must bask in the loving embrace of air conditioning.

Craft Show Today!

We are heading out to the craft show now. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Craft Show in Coppell

The Curious Cake Shoppe will be at the Coppell Crafts Festival in conjunction with the Coppell Farmer's Market on Saturday. Last minute, I know, but trust me... I just barely found out myself!

We'd love for you to stop by and say hi. We've been working really hard to prepare a lot of new goodies for the show and can't wait for you to see them!

For some reason, they don't have all the information posted on their website, so here is all the info if you're interested.

Coppell Farmers' Market logo

Free produce bag, free Hard 8 Pit Bar BQ sandwich, craft vendors, pony rides, face painting, music & more!
, pick up your free cotton, drawstring produce bag. Bring it back each week to replace a plastic sack or two. Use it to contain produce like peaches, green beans, okra (when it comes in), squash, etc. Great for refrigerator storage, too.
Shop. Check out over 30 craft and information booths situated along Bethel Road. As for produce, you'll start to find shelled lady cream peas and purple hull peas, a few cantaloupe, strawberries, peaches, little green plums, squashes, green beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, potatoes, onions and more.

Eat. Enjoy a complimentary barbecue sandwich courtesy of Hard 8 Pit Bar BQ. Their restaurant is located just west of the market on Bethel Road, so be sure to visit them on another Saturday after you finish your shopping. Hot dogs will be available, too.
Play. Free pony rides, face painting, domino games, music and fun! Check out the Edison phonograph, too.
Be sure to bring a cooler so you can store your meats and produce while you eat and play. For your convenience, an ATM machine is located inside the Coppell Deli.
We're glad you shop at our market!!

The Coppell Farmers Market is located at the corners of Bethel and So. Coppell Roads.

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It's my understanding that the hours are the same as the Farmer's Market, usually 8 a.m. until 12 or 1 p.m.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Finally, the reveal!

Two Tier Elephant Diaper Cake For Boy (front)
Originally uploaded by taniamc

I made this cake for a dear friend of mine a while ago, but was just now able to meet up with her and deliver it! I just wanted to share it, because I really like the way it turned out. The cake is Made From Scratch, which means everything in it (except the elephant, pacifier, and diapers) are handmade!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Custom Cake - Froggy Blossoms

Two Tier Froggy Blossoms (front)
Originally uploaded by taniamc
(click the picture above for more from our Flickr Gallery)

The Curious Cake Shoppe just finished another custom cake! Custom cakes are a great way to give a truly unique and personalized gift. Contact us at orders @ curiouscakeshoppe.com to get your order started today!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A Curious Adventure

I'm writing today to announce the grand opening of "The Curious Cake Shoppe"! It's my own quaint little corner of the internet and I hope everyone enjoys it. Please feel free to pass it around if you'd like, or even to gawk at it and wonder who has such a strange and unusual hobby. It's okay, really. I still gawk. But the fact of the matter is, I enjoy doing it. And life's too short not to embrace the things that make you happy.

I hope you like it!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Almost there...

The Curious Cake Shoppe . com is almost finished! It is probably silly to post that, since if you are reading this it means I've finished. But everyone has to start somewhere and I started with a blank page and limited knowledge of html. I think everything turned out alright, and I'm hoping that everyone finds it aesthetically pleasing and easy to navigate. Feel free to leave comments and suggestions on the site, I'd love the feedback. Anything I can do to make it better for everyone out there will be done.