Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Party Treats!

Little Confectionista has been baking up a storm lately, trying out new recipes and doing something new with tried and true favorites. Here's a look at what she's been up to in her kitchen:
a fun assortment of cookies, perfect for tea parties, birthdays, or any kind of girlie occasion! The lips, teapot, and crown use sparkling sugar accents. The strapless dress is accented with silver, and the regular dress is decorated with a paisley design pressed into the icing.

some delicious little pie pops with lemon cream and apple filling. Perfect when you want a bite of pie but don't want a whole piece!

some tasty two bite hazelnut brownies made with nutella. Delicious and petite!

Monday, December 20, 2010


This 3 tiered wedding cake incorporates a lot of different design elements--double wedding ring, cornelli lace, and tuxedo stripe patterns. The teal ribbon around each layer and around the bottom of the cake board really pull them all together and make for a very striking combination! The cake itself is iced in buttercream with silver dragees as the accent for the wedding ring and tuxedo designs. Very pretty indeed! Congrats Carly and Jake!

Friday, December 17, 2010

What's Hi in the Middle and Round on Both Ends?

OHIO! this cake was made for a groom who can't get enough of the Buckeyes. The bride wanted to make the cake extra special by having a design to match the stylish outfit Jim Tressel wears on the sidelines every Saturday--a logo sweater vest! The Confectionistas put together this version of an edible one iced in buttercream complete with the Ohio State logo made out of fondant.


These truffles really capture the colors of Christmas--red, green, and white sprinkles really pop against the red candy shell! The best part is, they have green-tinted cake on the inside, so you can really feel festive while enjoying one of these little goodies! they are another perfect treat for stocking stuffers, or just to celebrate your own Festivus for the Rest of Us party!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Time for Tea

The Confectionistas love to bake cookies! Little did we know the almond sugar cookies we are becoming famous for are called by another name around these parts--Tennessee Tea Cake Cookies. We Confectionistas think our cookies are tasty and fun, no matter what name they go by! These were whipped up for a local bride to send home with her out of town guests.

Blue Christmas

The perfect stocking stuffer for those who are on your "Nice" list is something sweet--and these little truffles are bite size fun anyone will love! They are cake mixed with icing inside, hand dipped in white chocolate tinted blue and decorated with royal icing. Pretty and tasty all in one neat tiny package!

a closeup of some of the truffles.
the truffles in toto.

Friday, December 10, 2010


Graduation day is a big deal, and congratulations are always in order--in the form of cake! This cake was made for a friend of Little Confectionista's who has worked hard and earned her degree. She wanted to celebrate with a cake that looked like a graduation cap, so the Confectionistas did her one better and gussied it up a little! Congratulations Leslie!

Fits To a T

As a fan club president, it's important to make all your bases are covered when planning a Christmas party--venue, guest list, and of course, cake! This cake was designed to match the shirts that the Fans of Bart's Weekly Newsletter sport any time they feel like representing their favorite local go-to news source. The logo is hand cut from fondant and piped with buttercream icing. You could say this cake fits this party to a T!

here's a photo of Little Confectionista and Bart's dad modeling their Bart's Weekly Newsletter shirts, for comparison purposes.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Best Start to the Day

When you wake up on a frosty winter morning and you're hungry, plain cereal with cold milk just won't do. The Confectionistas will get your belly full and your soul warm with these delicious cheese danish! They're like little pillows of deliciousness, filled with rich cream cheese with just a hint of lemon zest to add that little something "extra."  Perfect for an early pick me up and a great start to your day!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cream Cheese? Yes, Please!

These lovely desserts are just two of the delicious options the Confectionistas can incorporate cream cheese into for your party or special occasion! Shown here are mini pumpkin cheesecake bites topped with a dollop of cream cheese or whipped cream, and fall party chip cupcakes topped with cream cheese frosting and a mini slice of "pumpkin pie." Either one is perfect for a little something sweet and they make great take along gifts for your host or hostess!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Cake or Pie? A little of each, please!

These adorable cupcakes aren't just easy on the eyes--they're filled with chocolate pie filling! The pie slices on top are edible too--the perfect little ending to a delicious dessert. Great for family get togethers, birthday parties, and holiday functions alike!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Carp-e Diem

This scaly guy is one you won't have to throw back in the water! He's one small mouth bass that won't break your line--and the best part is, he's made of chocolate cake! Perfect for the fisherman in your life who deserves more than just your average birthday cake, or for the groom you've fallen for hook, line, and sinker.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Is That A Cookie? Of Cors-et Is!

these gorgeous little cookies are the perfect little something sweet for a bridal or bachelorette party! When you want a treat but don't want a whole cake, or want to send your guests home with a fun favor to remind them of all the excitement, these cookies really fit the bill. You can have them made to match any color scheme or lingerie theme you can think of!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Think Pink

Lingerie showers are a great way to celebrate an upcoming wedding--and having a corset "cake" to match your theme is the perfect sweet treat! This hot pink little number is actually Rice Krispie treats covered in fondant--and it's designed to match the pink, black, and white theme of the shower. Cute!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Christmas Delicious!

The Christmas season is full of fun--parties, family gatherings, and of course, the perfect excuse to bring cake shooters to the ones you love! These shooters are as tasty as they are festive!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Lightning Round

Birthdays are always better when you are surrounded by friends and family--and of course have your favorite race car on your cake! 2 year old Brady wanted to celebrate with Lightning McQueen, so Little Confectionista created him a cake fit for the cutest little pit crew member around!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Polka Party!

When you're 13 going on 30, not just any cake will do! A custom cake with polka dots of all colors and multi-color border and words is the only way to go. Little Confectionista created this gem for a friend's daughter using candy for some of the dots and buttercream for the others. The multi-color words and border were made by "striping" the bag with three different colors of icing. Perfect for a birthday party that's "spot on!"

Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Treat For All Seasons

October has lots to offer--cooler weather, football games, and of course Halloween! Little Confectionista has been hard at work baking up goodies perfect for all things fall. Cookies in pretty autumn colors and spooky Halloween themes, cupcakes with tasty fillings, truffle pops, and our newest offering, cake shooters! Cake shooters are like a push up pop for pastry lovers--layers of cake and icing, packaged in a push up pop container that's perfect for your own individual serving of deliciousness. The ones pictured here are chocolate cake with peanut butter mousse filling and autumn spice cake with cream cheese filling. You can make these in any flavor combo imaginable--and there will be plenty more for you to choose from soon!

sprinkles make everything taste better!
who doesn't love a Tennessee trufffle?

Monday, September 27, 2010

Fall-ing in Love

Fall is a gorgeous time of year to have a wedding in East Tennessee--and fall colors look gorgeous on a wedding cake! Mama Confectionista made this delicious confection: three tiers of both vanilla cake with fresh strawberry filling and white almond sour cream cake, iced in buttercream with fondant flowers in burgundy, burnt orange, and white. So pretty!

Friday, September 24, 2010

30 Rock

When your good friend hit a milestone birthday, it's important to make them feel....OLD! ha ha. When that friend just happens to see the Metallica cake you made, and request a cake with his favorite band logo on it, you can't help but say yes. This one was fun to make--the eye logo is layered fondant and the "Tool" logo is fondant as well. Icing is buttercream. Little Confectionista wishes her buddy Chris a very happy 30th birthday! I hope the cake is as tasty as it is Tool-arific!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Pac Man Fever

When your friend Jess wants to have an 80's themed birthday party for her twins, and some of her fondest memories are of spending time at Pizza Hut playing the console version of everyone's favorite video games, what's the perfect dessert? Pac Man cupcakes of course! These tasty gems (3 dozen) were decorated with Pac Man, Ms. Pac Man, the ghosts (Pinky, Blinky, Inky, and Clyde) and of course all the food that gives you a bonus of 1 up or 2 up! And of course no 80's theme party would be complete without a personalized, neon decorated cupcake just for you! These were so much fun to make--I hope they're as much fun to eat!

The personalized cupcakes for Sophia, Isaiah, and Jessica.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Rock Solid

When your groom is a big fan of metal (the music, not the alloy) what better way to celebrate your nuptials than a cake made with the logo of his favorite band? That's exactly what Little Confectionista made for her friend Robert, the rockin'-est groom ever! Congrats to the happy couple, have a Metal-tastic wedding day!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Let Them Eat Cake! (or maybe just a cookie that looks like one)

The Confectionistas have been hard at work lately on some lovely wedding treats. A friend of ours is getting married and wanted to provide her guests with the very best favors money can buy--cookies! The Confectionistas whipped up 200 of these babies and decorated them all by hand. They turned out so cute and we couldn't be prouder!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Get Your Motor Runnin'

Momma Confectionista has had a hankerin' to try a new cake decorating technique--the two tone cake with a border in the middle. The perfect occasion came up with this birthday cake for a motorcycle fan! The wheels in the middle make the perfect transition border and really make the colors pop. This technique is perfect for any occasion--birthday, wedding cake, or even showers!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

It's In The Bag

Momma Confectionista is a creative genius just like her daughter, so when the time came to bring baked goods in for a work function, what did she do? She didn't just make cookies, she made the most adorable purse cookies ever! The bright colors and different designs are perfect for bridal showers, birthdays, mother's day, or any girlie party you want to have. Chanel has nothing on us!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

It Takes a Village

Little Confectionista isn't just a baking wonder--she is also a party planner extraordinaire! Here's a couple of pictures of the cake made for the Love Kitchen Volunteer Appreciation Day Dinner. The theme was Jesus feeding the five thousand by the sea, and the cake is representative of the basket of loaves and fishes that the disciples had to feed everyone. It turned out great and the event was a success!

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Rainbow Connection

Babies are a precious gift, and what better way to celebrate than a tasty truffle pop bouquet! These tasty bundles of joy are perfect for a baby shower, mother's day, or birthdays. They can be made in any flavor--these are lemon cream cheese and almond buttercream--and dipped in a rainbow of colored white chocolate! Delicious, gorgeous, and better than a diaper cake!!