Just a quick thank you to Dawn at Novellas in New Paltz for allowing us to provide dessert to everyone at the Wedding Vendors of the Hudson valley meeting on Tuesday evening! Everything was fantastic and the space is beautiful! Be sure to check it out for your upcoming events!
In case you're wondering, the Wedding Vendors enjoyed a variety of Cake Devils sweets, including rainbow cookies, snickerdoodle cookies, soft molasses cookies, white chocolate & cranberry cookies during the event. They were also all given a cupcake in a box (some chocolate cake, some spiced Guinness cake) to take home... however, big surprise, none of them made it out the door! ;)
One VERY personalized Sweet 16 cake!
There were two delicious flavors in this incredible four tier cake. The top two tiers were Red Velvet Cake with a Cream Cheese filling, iced in a Vanilla Buttercream and finished with a Vanilla Fondant. The bottom two tiers were Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake, with a Chocolate filling, iced in Chocolate Buttercream and finished with a Vanilla Fondant.
Each tier of this four tiered cake represented one aspect of the birthday girl's daily life.
She's a cheerleader! The top tier of this amazing design is filled with aspects of her cheerleading. Red and white are her school colors at North Rockland High School and the paw print represents her school's mascot.
She plays basketball on the Police Athletic League! This tier was done in a pale orange fondant to represent basketball, yet keep with the muted colors chosen for the design. Along with the obvious basketball items on this tier, you'll find her numbers and the PAL initials for the Police Athletic League.
She's an EMS volunteer! Impressed with her yet? I certainly am, and we still have one tier to go!! This tier was done in a light blue background to represent the colors of her ambulance corps in Stony Point, NY. Along with the really cute ambulance and other obvious items, you'll notice the letters SPAC, which stand for Stony Point Ambulance Corps.
And last, but certainly not least, she's a volunteer for the fire department! As I said in the beginning... amazing! This tier was done in a dusty gray fondant to keep with the muted background colors and makes a great representation of smoke! On this tier, you will again find the obvious items and, if you didn't guess by now, her number is 23.
Why the Newsletter Hiatus?
You may have noticed that our normally prompt newsletter has been on a little hiatus recently. You might even be wondering why. Or you may have been too busy drooling over all of the new delicious cakes that you haven't even noticed. ;) Well, let me explain why. But, before I do, let's just have a brief overview of our company:
Cake Devils consists of Cake Devil Stacy and Cake Devil Erica... that's it. No one else. Just the two of us to bake, decorate and deliver all these cakes. Not to mention, keep stocked with ingredients and supplies, take orders, write contracts, keep reporting, etc. Oh yes, I also maintain our website and social media. So, yes, we are busy little Devils. No complaints about that at all.
What caused the pause in our newsletter was actually growth. This was a great problem. Our Newsletter list grew too long to send out our blasts the way we had been and we hit a road block. Being just two people, we just did not have the time to resolve it as quickly as we would have liked. But it is resolved now and we will resume our newsletters! Sweet! :D
Earn Your Free Cake!
In our last newsletter, we teased you with a referral program coming this summer! Well... it's almost here! We made you a promise, and we're just about ready to launch the program! Sit tight... more details coming VERY soon!
Don't forget to like our Facebook page! www.Facebook.com/CakeDevils
Happy Friday Evening!
Cake Devils here! Busy Cake Devils, up to our ears in cake! In case you couldn't tell from the tardiness of our April Newsletter. Since we're late, we'll keep this short and sweet... like us! :D
March was a busy, busy month full of hustle and bustle with orders, tastings, shows and everyday business. The last minute weather postponement of the Suffern Crowne Plaza Bridal Show gave us two shows just two days apart. We had the Bethel Woods Bridal Expo only two day after the snow date. The excitement of the brides and other guests was infectious... or maybe that was the sugar high from our cake samples. ;) In any case, both venues are absolutely beautiful and in very different ways. We highly recommend checking them both out for your special events. If you book the Crowne Plaza, you'll already be heading in our direction for a cake and if you go with Bethel Woods, don't forget to call us for your beautiful centerpiece of a cake as well!
And now for some BIG news that we're very excited to share with you! We're gearing up to launch a Referral program where you'll be able to earn credit towards cake!! You'll earn a small percentage of every order you send our way. You can hold onto those credits if you want... Send us enough referral and maybe you'll earn yourself a free cake! You never know! Stay tuned for details. We'll be launching this summer!
Before we sign off, we just want to briefly mention our recent travels to the National Capital Area Cake Show where we took home not one, but two blue ribbons... but more on that in our next newsletter! Or if you just can't wait, take some time to browse our Meet the Devils page and our News & Accomplishments page. I've been doing some updating!
Cake Devils in the Vendor Spotlight!
Royal Photo Booth was kind enough to interview us for their vendor spotlight! Please take a moment to check out the great write up they gave us!
Cake Devils in the Vendor Spotlight!
While you're there, be sure to check out the great services they offer! Photo booths are a huge hit and so much fun for weddings and events!!
Thanks again to Laura and her team for taking the time to interview us!!!
On the last day of this calendar year, we just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your support in 2012. We are blessed and thankful to have you in our cake family! As the clock strikes midnight tonight, we wish you A Very Happy New Year! May all your wishes come true!
From our families to yours, we wish you a sweet and love filled new year!
Really?? The holidays are here already??? Where does the time go?
Wow! It's been a whirlwind for the Cake Devils!!! We've been BUSY Little Devils!!! We have lots to be thankful for and lots to share with you. We'll try to keep this short and sweet, but it's not going to be easy! This Holiday Newsletter is jam packed!!!
First we want to talk about the Orange County Partnership Annual Event which took place at Anthony's Pier 9 the beginning of this month. What an amazing opportunity that was for us! We would like to extend a great big THANK YOU to everyone at the Partnership for the fantastic opportunity. We are so proud of the amazing replica of the Mediacom building that we made as the centerpiece for this incredible, almost 600 person event! We also want to extend great thanks to Mediacom for getting us the photos and blueprints of the building which allowed us to create the building to scale. In addition, we have to thank Ryerson Studio for the YouTube video of the model they created, which we watched thousands of times while constructing our replica! (Check out Mike DelPriore's video here.) This, by far, was our largest (and most intense) project yet! On the night of the event, everything went off without a hitch. We successfully delivered the Mediacom building (that was too big to fit through a door), a ton of cake, 32 pounds of sauces and 10 pounds of sugar shards. We had a fantastic evening, met some AMAZING and INCREDIBLE people, and watched with glee as almost 600 people enjoyed our Devils Food Cake with Chocolate Butter Cream, Pumpkin Spice Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing and Baileys Irish Cream Cake with Baileys Buttercream. We're still ecstatic from the rave reviews! :D
Congratulations once again to Mediacom on winning the Golden Shovel Award!
As we came down from that sugar high, quite a few days were filled with spicy Gingerbread, rather than cake, especially for Cake Devil Stacy! As you may know, Cake Devil Stacy teaches Wilton Method Cake Decorating Classes at the Michaels in Ramsey. More information can be found here. In preparation for teaching a gingerbread house class, I created an entire gingerbread village and did a gingerbread house demo at the store! This was quite a different experience from doing cakes!
Then we received an invitation (ok, request for help) from a friend who is a member of the Artists In the Park for Cake Devils to join them as mentors at The Bear Mountain Inn as they created Gingerbread Houses to be raffled off for the holiday season. The day was a lot of fun and we met some wonderful people and made some great contacts!!! The Bear Mountain Inn recently reopened after 7 years, and it's absolutely beautiful. We highly recommend checking it out! The Artists are a group of really great people and did a fantastic job!! Check out their work:
With the holidays upon us, we hope that you are all as excited as we are for this festive season. It’s our first holiday season as Cake Devils and as we look back upon this past year, we are overwhelmed with joy by all of the support that we have received. From the start we have had many opportunities to provide the service and product that we love most...delicious and exquisite cakes! All year long, we have been fortunate to help you celebrate many birthdays, showers, weddings and other joyful occasions. The feedback we have received has been uplifting and amazing and we couldn't be more appreciative. Equally exciting were the events we were able to partake in, such as the People to People fair, the Wedding Wire Networking Event, Anthony's Pier 9 bridal show, and, we’re thrilled to have become active members of the Wedding Vendors of the Hudson Valley, just to name a few. These opportunities have allowed us to share our unique products and services and have provided us the chance to meet people who have been able to help us grow and develop our business. We cannot thank you enough...and we are really excited for the plans we have in the works for the new year. We have some big changes coming and some exciting things happening! We thank you for all you have shared with us this year.
Of course, this wouldn’t be our newsletter if we didn’t share some recent cakes with you!
With so much sadness in the news recently, it's more important than ever to count our blessings and make the most of everyday. We wish you and your loved ones all a joyous and peaceful holiday season and a wonderful new year. Take the time to enjoy life. Tell your family you love them. Hug them a little tighter this year. Celebrate the good times and always make sure there’s a cake involved! :D
From our kitchen to yours, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Newtown, CT.