Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Holidays!

We'll be on vacation beginning Dec. 24th through the 1st of the new year. We hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season and best wishes for the new year. We will still be able to be reached through e-mail regarding any upcoming orders for January. Thank you!

Yule Logs

Here are some pictures of the Yule Logs made at BECCA'S blue BAKERY. Sorry it's taken so long to get pictures up on the website. We have been up to our ears in cookies this year! Hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday season!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Buttercream music cake

The decoration for this cake is all buttercream. The theme for this cake is music. It's an oreo cake with a whipped chocolate buttercream filling. I hope Sarina has a wonderful birthday filled with lots of music!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Blocked Out Dates

If you have a special occasion in the near future and know you'd like a cake please contact us in advance so we can schedule you in. Due to multiple advance orders our schedule is full on the weekend of January 8-10th. Contact with any questions or concerns. Thank you!

2 Weeks Left till Christmas

Please make sure you contact BECCA'S blue BAKERY and let us know if you would like a yule log cake or will be placing any custom cookie orders at least 4 days before you'd like your order.It's very busy at the bakery due to our amazing customers and we want to make sure we can get your orders to you when you'd like them. Thank you so much. We hope you and your friends and family have a wonderful holiday season!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Floating Bee Polka Dot Cake

This cake is a birthday cake for a little boy turning 1. It's a double vanilla cake with a whipped chocolate buttercream filling. The customer chose primary polka dots and wanted a floating bee. The polka dots are hand painted onto fondant applied to the cake to make the colors pop. And the bee is made out of fondant. I hope Jonah has a wonderful birthday!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Yule Log

A long held Christmas tradition is the yule log. At BECCA'S blue BAKERY we'll be offering Yule Log Cakes for $25.00 beginning Dec. 5th. It's a chocolate cake rolled around a vanilla cream filling. It's covered with a chocolate buttercream made to resemble wood grain and sprinkled with powdered sugar.

Pictures will be posted soon.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Modern Polka Dot Cupcakes

I know it's been a while since I've posted anything and I am sorry about that. The bakery has been very busy with all of our Thanksgiving orders. But we are still doing other orders as well, such as these Modern Polka Dot Cupcakes. They looked too cute not to post.

These are called "modern polka dot" cupcakes. They are a modern polka dot design instead of a classic polka dot (does not have any holes in the polka dot circles). These cupcakes were for a special little girl's birthday. She picked out her favorite colors and we used those colors as the polka dot colors. They are the double vanilla cupcake with a whipped chocolate buttercream. The whipped chocolate buttercream has double the amount of chocolate that the recipe usually has. This was to give it a darker color so that the polka dots really poped.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Over the next two weeks we will be focusing solely on our orders for Thanksgiving. Please get your orders in as soon as possible and no later than the 19th. After Thanksgiving we will be showcasing our Christmas treats and will no longer be selling our Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Tarts and Pumpkin Tea Cakes. Sorry there won't be a lot of posts up until Thanksgiving because the bakery will be super busy. Stay tuned for our Christmas treats including a yule log and peppermint mocha cupcakes!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

This is a chocolate fudge cake covered in buttercream. Purple ribbon is wrapped at the base of each cake. Overall it's a very simple design. The hydrangeas cascading down the side of the cake create a very elegant feel. This cake was created for a demo at a BECCA'S blue BAKERY table at a local event.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Star Wars Cake

This is a carrot cake with a cream cheese filling covered in fondant. Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker and R2D2 are made out of fondant and completely edible. This cake was a surprise for my customer's husband on his birthday. Together we came up with the top of the cake being a replication of the fight scene between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. The sides of the cake are airbrushed to look like the galaxy. I hope he has a wonderful birthday-- may the force be with him!

Here's some close up images of the detail on the fondant figurines:

Friday, October 30, 2009

Abby's Cake

This is a chocolate cake covered in a vanilla buttercream. The balloon detail is done out of buttercream as well. I hope Abby has a wonderful birthday!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Thanksgiving Orders Update

I've been receiving a lot of Thanksgiving orders early. I know I've mentioned to some of my customers that I'll be accepting orders beginning Nov. 1st. However, do to the large amount of early orders I'm now accepting all Thanksgiving orders. Please keep in mind if you want your order on the 25th you'll need to get your order in early. Otherwise there are plenty of pie and treat order spots available for the 23rd and 24th. Thank you!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Tinkerbell Cake

This cake was a very special cake for me to make. It was my daughter's 2nd birthday cake. She just adores Tinkerbell so I knew that her cake would be all about Tinkerbell. I wanted it to not only be cute but also incorperate some of the enchantment of the forest where Tinkerbell lives. I made it with my double vanilla cake and a whipped chocolate buttercream. It's covered in fondant. The tree trunk and green forest floor are air brushed with edible coloring. All the extra details are made with fondant. Tinkerbell is a candle but everything else on the cake can be eaten. A magical cake for a magical day.

Floral Cake

This is a carrot cake with a cream cheese filling and is covered in fondant. The flowers surrounding the cake are made out of colored fondant. I stuck to the floral theme but wanted it to be both fun and elegant. I think birthday's should always be fun and I think a cake should represent that. But I didn't want this cake to be only fun. I wanted to incorporate the flowers in an elegant and modern way since this cake was for a customer's mother. I think all mothers deserve a little elegance. I had a lot of fun making this cake and I hope Linda has a wonderful birthday!

Oreo Cupcakes

These are my oreo cupcakes. It's a moist, delicious cupcake with crushed up oreos in the batter to give it that authentic oreo taste. Then I top it off with a vanilla and whipped chocolate buttercream swirl sprinkled with crushed up oreos. It's a heavenly treat! For oreo lovers this cupcake is a must have!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Pumkin Pie Ordering

Our pumpkin pies are baked fresh daily using only the best ingredients. We use a special recipe that has been in our family for over 40 years. Our pies not only taste great but also feature a beautiful leaf press crust. They are a delicious tradition for our family and we hope they become a favorite for your family too! Price: $12.00

I'll be accepting pie orders beginning November 1st. For Thanksgiving orders please place all orders by the 19th. Thanksgiving pies will be delivered or picked up on or by the 25th. Quantities limited. Thank you!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Modern Baby Shower

This is a two tier baby shower cake. The top tier is a double vanilla cake with a raspberry buttercream filling and the bottom tier is a chocolate cake with a whipped chocolate buttercream. The cake was deigned to be modern and elegant. It's covered with fondant and the bows are made of fondant as well.

Director's Slate

This is a birthday cake made to look like a director's slate. My customer came up with this awesome idea! It's a carrot cake with a cream cheese filling and has custom wording for the recipient. I think he's going to have a great birthday!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Cupcake Love

These are chocolate cupcakes for a customer who needed a last minute order. Cupcakes are the perfect solution for last minute orders since they are relatively quick to assemble. Half of these cupcakes are frosted with the double vanilla buttercream and the other half are topped with the espresso buttercream.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Polka dot cupcakes & cake

This order was for an adorable little boy's first birthday. My customer wanted a buttercream polka dot cake with matching cupcakes. The polka dots were made with fondant in primary colors. The cupcakes are double vanilla with a vanilla buttercream. And the cake is a double vanilla cake with a whipped chocolate buttercream filling. Absolutely delicious!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Patriotic Cupcakes

A customer of mine was having an all american themed party and wanted some cupcakes to serve. She was very trusting and basically gave me free range to do what I thought would look cute. I thought, what's more American than red, white and blue with stars? I think they turned out really cute. 1/2 of the cupcakes were chocolate and 1/2 were double vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream. The star details are made out of fondant. So cute!

Golf Cake #2

This golf cake is a vanilla cake with a whipped chocolate buttercream filling. It was ordered for a birthday party for a professional golfer. There are a lot of fondant details in this cake and I think it's just perfect! I really like the raised plateau for the hole and the lower sand trap. Everything (except the flag pole and ribbon at base) on the cake is edible. I hope Gary has a wonderful birthday!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Little Miss Ellie Fant

This is a custom fondant sculpture for a 1 year old's birthday party. My customers named her Miss Ellie Fant. How cute is that! She was very well behaved while staying with me and didn't keep any one up at night.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


This cake began with a customer wanting a birthday cake. She was looking for a good quality cake with a simple design. This cake is only 6 inches which is considered an individual cake, it's the smallest that I do. Most cake requests I get are large and involve fondant so doing an individual cake with only buttercream was a nice suprise. This is a white cake filled with a raspberry buttercream. It's decorated with a white buttercream on the outside of the cake with an edible flower on the top of the cake. The pearls on the cake are edible as well. I think that every mom deserves a beautiful cake on their birthday. I hope she has a wonderful day!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A Little About What Makes Us Special...

We use natural ingredients at BECCA'S blue BAKERY. In our cakes you'll find eggs, sugar, flour, water, butter or vegetable oil, cocoa powder and real vanilla. You will not taste any high fructose corn syrup or additives because we don't use any. We believe that great taste comes from great ingredients. We strive to present the best possible product to our customers so that when you taste a BECCA'S blue BAKERY product you'll know because it's taste will be superior to others.

Our buttercream is made with real butter we do not use shortening. It's whipped to the perfect consistency.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Espresso Bites

One of the surprising big hits at the fall tasting was the espresso bites. I had rectangle samples of my espresso cake out for people to try and they went quick! I even had a customer who wanted to purchase them. That surprised me since they were just my samples and I didn't have pricing for them. But we came to the conclusion that mini cupcakes would be the right size for her party. I think it's a really cute idea. And I must say, the espresso chocolate buttercream is so heavenly! It's so light and fluffy! If you love your coffee then you will just adore this buttercream. It's quickly climbing my personal list of favorites.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Pecan Tarts

Why is it so hard to find Pecan Tarts in southern California?? They are a delicious fall treat! I wonder if it's because people don't know about them here. I know that if people knew how delicious they were then even the grocery stores would be making them. I grew up in a Texan family and we always had Pecan tarts in the house around Thanksgiving and Christmas. Not only do they smell heavenly but when you bite into one the flavors of the brown sugar and vanilla and pecans all mix together to form the most wonderful taste. And the crust, oh the crust is divine! It is so light and flaky. And they're just the right size for a quick bite, although I doubt anyone can eat just one. For my family I usually make a batch of 5 dozen, and they go so quick! I'm selling my pecan tarts from October through December for $8.00 per bakers dozen. Hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Pumpkin Pie

The smell of pumpkin pies bring back so many wonderful memories of my childhood. They are one of my favorite deserts ever! I use my mother's recipe for pumpkin pie because it's still makes the best pumpkin pie I've ever had. For me and my family, it just isn't fall until we've had a slice of pie. It seems like we wait all year for that first slice of pie. My pumpkin pies are for sale from October through November for $12.00. If you want to order a pie for Thanksgiving please order at least a week in advance.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Pumpkin Pie Raffle

On the night of the 27th I will be raffling off two pumpkin pies. First entry is free. Any more entries are 2 tickets for a dollar. Drop your name into the pumpkin jar by the free samples. I'll draw the winning name at 8:30pm! Good luck!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Pumpkin tea cakes

Our pumpkin tea cakes are a delightful treat! Made from scratch, our pumpkin cake is topped with a fluffy whipped cream cheese topping and pecan brittle. The pumpkin tea cakes are approximately 2 1/2 inches wide. They come as 2 for $4.00, 6 for $12.00 and a party pack of 12 is $22.00

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Fall Preview Party

Join us on Sept. 27th for Becca’s Blue Bakery free fall tasting. Stop by between 7pm and 8:30pm to sample some delicious delights that will be for sale this fall. Treats include pumpkin pie, pumpkin chocolate cake, mini pumpkin cakes, and pecan tarts. Come and enjoy some of the best treats fall has to offer!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

America Loves Cake

A family member came across this article in the newspaper and passed it on to me. I found it very interesting. It states that "as children we learned to associate cakes with celebration, joy and good times." I found that statement to be very true. If you think about celebrations, usually a cake is involved. I think cake is a gift not only to the recipient but also to ourselves since we get to enjoy a slice too! This article got me thinking back to special moments in my life and not surprisingly most of them involved cake. These days most cake orders I do are for events such as birthdays, promotions, marriages, holidays, baby showers and even the baby's arrival. Cake is a way in which we share in the celebrations together. I love cake and apparently America does too!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Halloween Cake

When I think of Halloween, I think of chocolate and pumpkins! This was the inspiration for the Halloween cake. It's a scrumptious pumpkin cake with a middle layer of chocolate cake. The cake is covered in a chocolate glaze. It's decorated with a frosting spider web and plastic spider in the corner. It is 8 1/2 inches wide and 3 1/2 inches tall. Becca's Blue Bakery will start accepting orders for the Halloween cake beginning Sept. 28th. The Halloween cake is a special price of $20.00!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Golf Cake

This cake was a last minute order. I literally had one day to get it done. The good thing was that my customer wanted a simple golf themed cake. Their only real specification was that it needed to be chocolate, so that's what I focused on! Inside is a deep chocolate cake with a light chocolate buttercream filling. It's a delicious combination. The fluffy light chocolate buttercream balances out the deeper chocolate flavors in the cake. This is my favorite buttercream! It's addicting. I also made a deeper coco flavored buttercream for the outside of the cake. I used Fondx to cover the top of the cake and shaped the golf ball and water hazard. I painted the "green" with a deep green food coloring. I love the little golf bag I molded with the fondx, and of course it's all edible. It's less than 2 inches tall and it's probably my favorite part of the cake!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Celebration cake

This cake is the biggest tiered cake I have ever made. It might look small in the pictures but this cake was well over 3 feet tall. It seemed fitting as it was for my husband. His favorite cookie is oreo and so I made an oreo cake recipe that has since become a favorite. The oreo cake has crushed oreos in it so with each bite you get a bite of oreo. The crushed oreos soften when cooking, absolutely delicious! The bottom layer of the cake was three separate layers filled with a vanilla buttercream and a chocolate buttercream. Each cake tier (except the third) was 3 layers and filled with both buttercreams. I wanted the third layer to be smaller to add somevariance. Each layer had a different design. The whole cake was covered in a high quality fondant and then air brushed with food coloring. Coming out of the top of the cake are shimmered fondant balls connected by wire. It was the heaviest cake I've ever made. And since it was for my husband, I made him carry it.