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Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween 2010

Marys Candelabra
Fondant knives
Eyeballs, Fangs, Pumpkins
Bats swimming in lemon curd
The Kasper witches at work!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Retro Replica

Topsy-turvy, tricky, stressful and detailed.
But............. as we have stated before, doing 50 year old replicas pull at the heart strings of DeLuxe Bakery.

Monday, October 18, 2010


This past Friday, we celebrated the beloved Mary's 5th anniversary here at DeLuxe. Jamie brought the linens and china, Motley Cow brought the food and drinks, Marys co-workers and admirers brought their appetites (and appreciation). The look on Mary's face was so priceless, we had to get a snap. Here's the reason our cakes look and taste so good.

And you thought it was the sugar and butter!
Thank you Mary for all you bring to the bakery. We love you.
P.S. Those are leaded screwdrivers in those containers! In case you were wondering.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Go Hawks

This is a cake we did for Hawkeye Basketball media day.
Good luck to the team! We're cheering for you over on Summit St.
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wilson's Apple Orchard

DeLuxe went shopping. With a wad of cash we got crates of apples, bags of cherries, and jugs of apple cider. Wilson's Apple Orchard is a gold mine for local chefs (and families).
Caramel apple coffeecake and apple-cherry pistachio frangipan tarts are one of the many we are baking up.
November awaits our 6 apple, double crusted apple pie.
We can't wait for the next crate!

Monday, October 11, 2010


Opening the card
Bringing out the cake
The kiss which sealed the moment.

This customer came to us a week ago. Both he and his love run/jump for the university track team. She pole-vaults, he races 400. He wanted a pole-vaulting penguin cake for her. He came to us well in advance and drew it out for us many times. He also staged the whole thing so each gift came out at just the right time. The bakery was filled with anticipation for the event. All of us gals got into it. As you can see, so did she.
He has set the bar, to say the least.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Give Yourself to the Dark Side

We have.


It's high noon on Summit Street. We're working on a western themed cake for a baby shower. Our weapon of choice? Red Velvet. And a fondant lasso, of course. Hope this wins over Baby Buckaroo. We say: Watch out, pardners, there's (almost) a new sheriff in town!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fall Cookies

Fall goes by fast and so will these.