Tuesday, November 30, 2010

There's a Shark in the Water!

Last weekend, I was asked to make a shark cake for a sweet little boy's 4th birthday party - so fun!  The result was this GIANT shark cake that I could barely fit in the fridge! :)  Good thing I measured!!

I love that he's smiling - haha! The cake was chocolate with cannoli filling and chocolate buttercream frosting - yum!!

The cake was delivered to a beautiful apartment overlooking the Flatiron District in NYC.  I got to meet the birthday boy who was all set for his party - such a cutie!!

Happy Birthday Cristian!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pink Elephant Cookies

Ooof! What a neglectful blogger I've been the past few weeks! My sincere apologies to my wonderful readers - hope you haven't forgotten me! I certainly haven't forgotten you all - it's just been a crazy 2 weeks full of exciting cake adventures, new orders coming in, a major delivery schedule, plus some sick kiddos in the mix (poor little munchkins!). I'll do a quick blog post tonight about these adorable pink elephant cookies and will do some more blogging tomorrow to tell you more about what's been happening and what's to come! :)

These cookies were made as favors for a baby shower on Staten Island this past weekend.  The mom-to-be is a friend of mine from grade school - her sister reached out to me for these cookie favors which she wanted to be made to match the ADORABLE invitations she got from shutterfly.com!

I was super-psyched when I saw them and couldn't wait to get started!  Here they are!

The toughest ones to do was the hot pink elephant. The design was handpainted on there and took about 4 hours for 20 cookies! It was so worth it though - I love how they looked!  Here is a bunch of my faves all together:

Don't get me wrong, I loved these little guys too though! :)

Delivering the cookies was the best because I got to see my friend's mom and sister who I hadn't seen in years - their delight over the cookies was so rewarding and I was so psyched to hear that everyone, including the mom-to-be, liked them! :)

"they were absolutely ADORABLE! and delicious too! thanks so much for making them!! xo"
"they were great Tara!!! everyone loved them:)))"

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Holiday Cookie Collection

My sister Kate, from Pretty it Up is freelancing with an amazing company that puts up all the Christmas decorations in the department stores around NYC (so far she's done Barney's, Saks 5th Ave and Macys)! They work overnight, like Buddy did in the movie "Elf" and have created some gorgeous displays in the last few days!!  If you're in NYC during the holiday season, be sure to stop by and visit all the stores to see it all - it will put you in a festive holiday mood for sure!!

Seeing all the pics my sister has texted us in the wee hours of the morning of her handiwork has put ME in the holiday mood earlier than usual this year! So last night, I created Heavenly Bites first holiday cookie collection! I hope you like!

This is just a sampling of the cookies I can provide - if you want to order some for your holiday party or as a hostess gift for a party you may be attending, let me know!  I'm happy to bake up and decorate anything you might need!

Some fun ideas for holiday cookie collections:

1) Santa in his sleigh & 8 reindeer - picture them all lined up on the dessert table at your Christmas party!
2) Decorated Ball Ornaments - think sets of stripes, argyle, polka dots, etc.
3) Hanukkah Cookie Set - dreidels, stars, menorahs
4) Mittens Set
5) Gingerbread Men Set

Ok, I'm stopping myself now :) Hope to hear from your for your holiday cookie orders - can be shipped anywhere in the USA! Please order at least 2 weeks in advance of when you need them so I can get them to you in time!

Please contact me at heavenlybitescakes@gmail.com for pricing and to place your orders!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


I am truly excited to share with you that Heavenly Bites is taking part in our first product giveaway through an awesome blog called A Few of My Favorite Things. Become a "follower" of my blog and head on over to AFOMFT to enter to win your choice of 24 custom decorated cookies, fondant cupcake toppers, cake bites or cake lollipops...just in time for the holidays!

Danielle, the blogger behind A Few of My Favorite Things is a mom of twin girls, a television producer and in her "spare" time, she writes this amazing blog helping tons of moms out there find amazing products for children, posting fabulous party ideas, keeping her readers apprised of great sales going on that we shouldn't miss out on (these are just a few of the helpful things you'll find on her blog) - truly amazing her readers with how she does it all! Her blog is a daily must-read for me and I highly recommend!

Meanwhile, to whet your appetite for holiday cookies, I've been baking up a storm tonight and decorating Heavenly Bites first holiday sugar cookie collection...I'll be posting pictures this week so you'll have plenty of time to decide if you'd like to put in an order for your holiday party!
Thanks for stopping by everyone! In this month of thanksgiving, I'm thankful for all of you who take the time to stop by and read my posts and check out my pictures...when I first started posting, I really thought it would be just family and some friends reading the blog, but it turns out there's a whole world of wonderful, interested people out there - its truly amazing and I thank you so much!!!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Ruff, Ruff!!!

One of my most favorite cakes to date is this 3D version of Maury, the King Charles Cavalier puppy, who was ordered by one of my colleagues at work for his fiance who recently got promoted! Such a sweet thought!

Arty came up with this awesome idea for a cake for Courtney's promotion and provided me with tons of pictures of Maury (which my kids LOVED seeing hung up all over the kitchen the morning after I finished decorating the cake!) He provided specifics about white spots on Maury's fur, as well as his length and height sitting up measurements - he was really excited about doing this for his fiance!

Here is the cake!

The cake was vanilla with chocolate buttercream filling. Maury the cake was such a cutie, I had a tough time handing him over! :)

This week, I was so thrilled to receive a sweet thank you note from Courtney AND pictures of the real Maury meeting his cake self!

"Hi Tara, I just wanted to thank you again for the cake!  Not only was is unbelievable to look at, it was delicious....Thank you for taking time out of your hectic schedule to make Maury, the cake - I truly appreciate it. Here are some pictures of Maury meeting the cake - I had to pass them along.  Have a great day!"

Maury meeting Maury!

So sweet!

Congrats on your promotion Courtney! And best wishes for all the amazing things to come in the future!


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