That Cost How Much!?

We’ve all been there, flipping through a magazine and then BAM!  You stumble across a section that describes how a celebrity just spent thousands of dollars for a donut.   We thought it might be fun to look at what it takes to make a million dollar dessert.  Would you eat a 24k gold ice cream? We don’t know what you would eat, but we’re pretty sure, we couldn’t eat clusters of diamonds!

Take a look below and see what all the fuss is about!

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Hanging Cakes: Here to Stay?

With Wedding Season in full bloom and couples wanting show stopping cakes, Hanging Wedding Cakes are surely making the rounds.  Even Big Bang Theory Star, Kaley Cuoco, had a Hanging Wedding Cake to wow her guest at her New Year’s Eve nuptials.

We here at Mix-N-Match Bake Shop are quickly becoming fans of these marvelous cakes.  The offer a lovely balance between elegance and a little walk on the wild side.  We’re thinking this is something that’s going to stay for good.  You may see a rush of this style from up and coming Weddings but this Wedding Trend really takes the cake (Yeah I know, bad pun. LOL!)!

Below are a few examples of this amazing Hanging Cakes.

(Please click the name under each image to find out more information behind the cake.)


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May the Fourth Be With You: It’s Star Wars Day!

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To us super fans out there, today is STAR WARS DAY! May the 4th Be With You.  Even if you don’t like Star Wars, you can still appreciate these amazing cakes!  We haven’t had the honor of making a Star Wars themed cake yet, but these cakes were just to amazing not to share on this most awesome day.  Enjoy and May the 4th Be With You!

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If you would like a Star Wars Themed Cake, Mix-N-Match Bake Shop would be happy to create one for you!

Gourmet Oreos: Yes or No?

Have you ever heard of a gourmet Oreo?  We recently just discovered this lovely treat here at Mix-N-Match Bake Shop and we wanted to see what all of you thought of this idea.  Are gourmet Oreos a trend that will fade away as time goes on or are they here to stay?

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Incase you haven’t heard of these little wonders let us pretty much sum them up for you.  A gourmet Oreo is a Oreo cookie dipped in either white, milk, or dark chocolate and topped with different garnishes such as sprinkles, fresh fruit or piped icing.  They can be quite elegant and we have seen some gourmet Oreos that were down right stunning! You can even get them on a stick, much like a cake pop.  We’re thinking they could be a great addition to any events dessert table.  We might just be a little pro-gourmet Oreo! What do you think about this   wonderful concoction?  Here a few splendid designs we have come across.  Please follow the link below each image for more information.

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Fun Ideas to Celebrate Mom!

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With Mother’s Day soon upon us, Sunday, May 11th, Mix N Match Bake Shop thought if might be fun to share a few facts about that special day.  The American version of Mother’s Day was create by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. No matter how Mother’s Day was started, it is always nice to take special time to celebrate the women in your life that give so much.

Here at Mix-N-Match Bake Shop, we offer a wide variety of gourmet treats that would be sure to take Mom’s breath away!

Cupcake Bouquet – Beautiful, elegant & edible!  Cupcake bouquets allow you to give Mom the gift of beautiful cupcakes decorated like lovely flowers.  These flowers won’t last forever but a Mother’s love will last a life time.

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Cake Pop Bouquet – These little gems are sure to make Mom’s smile light up the room.  A yummy cake with a scrumptious candy coating make for a stunning bouquet that Mom is sure to love!  Designs can come in a wide range of combinations to suit any style.

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Home-Made Flowers – Here at Mix-N-Match Bake Shop, we love anything DIY and Mother’s Day offers a wonderful chance to get crafty!  These beautiful flowers look great and the kid’s can help make Mom’s special day even more memorable.   Stop by The Mother Huddle for full details on this kid-friendly DIY!

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Handprint Apron – As bakers, Mama and I love a good apron, and what better way to help Mom in the kitchen then with a handprinted apron?  This cute Do-It-Yourself is great to get the younger kiddos involved and doesn’t cost much.  You can even do this project on a tote bag for Mom to show off about town! Stop by little page turners for more information on this great craft project.

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Black & White Wedding

A wedding that embodies an instant sense of chic and welcomes a beautiful simplicity can be found in a black & white color palate.  No more worrying about pops of purple or shades of green, this lovely wedding theme brings forth a whole new scale of fabulous!  From the Bride’s dress, to wedding guests favors, to your wedding cake and everything in-between, this lovely theme goes a long way.

Below are some of Mix-N-Match Bake Shop’s favorite Black & White theme ideas for your upcoming big day.  If you’re planning a black & white themed wedding, we’d love to hear from you and see how your putting your personal touches onto this chic them!


 

The Wedding Cake – The focal point for your wedding reception that will draw eyes from across the room.  The black & white color theme offers a very elegant breath of fresh air to your guest.  Simple, yet it can offer a grand statement and set the tone for the room.

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Wedding Favors  – Cake Pops can offer a wide variety of designs for you to create the most beautiful and elegant designs for your guests wedding favors.  Mix-N-Match Bake Shop created these Bride & Groom Cake Pops in all white to welcome a chic element for our client.  No matter what your color theme or overall theme for your wedding day, we’d be happy to help you celebrate in style!

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Flowers – Your wedding flowers can be one of the most important part to help set the mood for your wedding(next to your wedding cake, of course).  Black & White flowers come in a wide variety of designs, this bouquet just happened to be one of our favorites.  You can even make them sparkle with small gems or small amounts of glitter.  Perhaps you want to have a little wild side and add a few feathers to your bridal bouquet?

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Dessert Table – Beyond being named one of the top trends for 2014 weddings (Wedding Cake Trends 2014), dessert tables offer a wonderful way to tie in your black & white theme within your wedding reception.  With an endless possibility as to what goodies can be offered to your guest, you have a chance to become very creative with your dessert table.  How about white chocolate covered pretzels?  Or a black & white mini cupcake?  A black & white, Bride & Groom cake pop set? Lovely white mints? The list could go on forever!

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Baby Shower Trends – 2014

 

Baby Showers are finally getting a fresh new take with fun creative ideas for all types of inspiration.  Gone are the days when men are banned and we can all celebrate together!  Check out these top Baby Shower Trends for 2014 that are becoming a hit with hip Moms-to-be.

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With more men taking part in wedding planning, there is also a cross-over of men partaking in baby showers.  Coed showers man-friendly foods and beer-filled baby bottles are bringing the guys in droves.  Guys are even participating in the games!  TheBump.com sys men can play games like Dirty Diaper Hoops, where they can compete to see who can toss the most rolled up diapers through a hoop.

We’re Going to the Woods

While little, yellow baby ducks will always be a classic for a baby shower, now-a-days, the animal of choice are woodland creatures.  These cute little creatures have included owls, moose, deer, and squirrels.  Great for nature loving Mama’s who want to share it with their little bundle of joy!  This trend is even being carried over into baby nurseries.

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Mini-Foods for Mom-to-Be

Hip Mom’s are falling in love with everything mini!  Even more so with brunch buffets with mini-foods that can offer up modern menus for their guests.  Hosts are looking for just about anything on a stick that offers less mess and have the goods to impress.

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Boy or Girl?

Gender reveal baby showers where Mom and Dad fill everyone in on their baby’s sex is at an all-time high.  Some parents are asking the doctor to write down the baby’s sex on a note card in a sealed envelope.  They then hand that envelope to the baker, who then makes a cake that’s gender neutral on the outside and either pink or blue on the inside.  Guests of the baby shower then make predictions before the big reveal and when Mom and Day cut the cake, everyone finds out what their expecting.

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Easter Treats and Family Fun Desserts

With the Easter Holiday right around the corner, we thought it would be fun to share creative dessert ideas with all of you!  These fun ideas can be used for the Holiday or for a nice Spring get together.  Whatever way you choose to create these lovely treats, just have oodles of fun! We’d love to see what you come up with on your decorating adventures!

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Mix N Match Bake Shop opens on May 1st and would love to help make any of these lovely treats for your life’s special moments.

Fun Dessert Ideas to Try with Your Kids!

Flying Kite Bars – Great for Spring time fun!  Make this wonderful treats and let the kiddos decorate each one in their own style.  Maybe it will be windy enough to fly a real kite while you eat your yummy creations! For the full recipe check out – Betty Crocker

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Easter Basket Cupcakes –  Tell the kids the story of the Easter Bunny hopping down the bunny trail as you help them make their very own Easter basket cupcake!  A wonderful family activity to share with everyone.  For the full recipe visit – Betty Crocker

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The Tassel is Worth the Hassle…

Are you getting ready to walk across that stage to grab hold of your diploma? Whether you’re stepping into the world straight from High School or from College, it’s a time to be celebrated.  Mix N Match Bake Shop offers a wide variety of goodies to help you plan for your big Grad Party. From good eats to decoration ideas, there’s something in this blog to help everyone plan their big day. (You can even change all of these ideas up a bit to fit any celebration.)

Here are some of Mix N Match Bake Shop’s favorite ideas…

Hang A Banner – Use tape to spell out a special message to your Grad, and use colorful sticky notes to allow others to wish them well.

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Photo Wall – Relive your favorite memories with your Grad with a photo wall in the shape of their graduation year.

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Graduation Cupcakes An upside down cupcake can make for a fabulous graduation cap!  Mix N Match Bake Shop has a wide variety of flavors to choose from your Graduation Cupcakes.

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Fun Cupcake Toppers – A pretty cupcake topper can go a long way in making any event a little more festive.  We’d be happy to help your get your desserts ready to stand out for all to see!

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These are just a few ideas we found to be a bit fun.  There’s tons more out there and Mix N Match Bake Shop wants to help you celebrate your Graduation with all the edible goodies we can.  Congratulations Class of 2014! The tassel is worth the hassle.