Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Cocoa & Fig Gift Boxes make the perfect Holiday gift!
These boxes were filled with assorted breakfast pastries:

Cream Cheese Brioche
Nutella Brioche
Cherry Almond Scones
Chocolate Mocha Scones
Cranberry Orange Scones

Guaranteed to please the Taste Lovers!

Happy Holidays!


Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Cocoa & Fig would like to wish everyone a Very Merry Holiday Season. Here are a few pics of our Holiday Cupcakes to bring you good cheer and warm wishes!


Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Have you seen the current issue of Minnesota Monthly? If you have, take a closer look: Cocoa & Fig is listed as a local company participating in Maiden Minnesota. And if you have not yet had the pleasure of trying one of our amazing macarons..... order some now! View the full article here: Minnesota Monthly November 2009

10. Cocoa & Fig

Macarons, a Parisian pastry, are almost too pretty to eat. $30 per two dozen @


Sunday, November 15, 2009


Check out this great write up in the Star Tribune about Maiden Minnesota by Sara Glassman.

Facetime: Maidens of Honor

Sara Glassman, Star Tribune

Laurie Pyle (left) and Joe Lin (right) of Cocoa & Fig with Diane Pyle (center).

That was definitely the case Nov. 5 with Maiden Minnesota, now in its third year. The event was created by Tracy Dyer of Urban Junket handbags and Jennifer Stack of Relish Minds public relations and graphic design.

"We were talking about all the cool women we knew who owned cool businesses, and we thought that collectively we would have more power to attract attention," Dyer said.

That hunch turned out to be true. This year's event featured everything from clutches by Nelle Handbags, market baskets by Jeanne Beatrice, Hollywood Fashion Tape, belts by Elin & Clara, cards by Apiary Design and gadgets by Talisman Designs.

Part of the proceeds from the event benefited Free Arts Minnesota, an organization that helps neglected, homeless and abused children explore art. "They help kids become future designers and realize that they can be good at something," said Dyer, who is a board member of the nonprofit.

It was a night all about celebrating and supporting women in the Twin Cities. "I'm proud to live in Minnesota with all of these cool and talented ladies," Stack said.

This Maidens' tale had a truly happy ending.


Monday, November 9, 2009


We created this Poker Themed cake for a recent Bridal Shower. The theme was "Lucky in Love". The top of the cake was an exact replica of the couple's invitation:

Congratulations Jim & Angela!


Friday, November 6, 2009


I've watched this video again and again and it makes me smile every time. Too cute not to share with all of you! Happy Belated Halloween!


Tuesday, November 3, 2009


We've made a lot of cake toppers for our cupcake towers. But never have we been asked to make a replica of R2D2! This fun cake topper was for a dessert table at a recent wedding reception. A very unique cake for such a fun couple.

We enjoyed using our airbrush to achieve the shiny silver look. And the little details really make a difference.

The cake would not have been complete without Han Solo & Princess Leia!


Sunday, November 1, 2009


In case you missed it.... Cocoa & Fig was on the radio! Yes, Stephanie Hansen & Stephanie March from the "Weekly Dish" on FM 107.1 interviewed Laurie on Saturday morning. They talked all about Maiden Minnesota which will be this Thursday, November 5 at The Graves Hotel.

For those who would like a listen: Laurie Pyle on the Weekly Dish


Tuesday, October 27, 2009


We created this amazing Volcano Cake for a 5-year-old Birthday Party. Chloe, the birthday girl, loves to watch Ace of Cakes... don't we all! So for her Hawaiian Themed party she suggested a Volcano Cake... so fun! The top tier is a functioning volcano complete with dry ice. Check out some of the amazing detail Joe included in the design......

A sun umbrella, flip flops and surfboard are set in the sandy beach. It's really just brown sugar, but it looks so real!

The treasure map inspired sign we made to wish Chloe a very Happy 5th Birthday!

The back side of the cake showing more of the spectacular details Joe included.

The active volcano about to erupt with the help of some dry ice!


Saturday, October 24, 2009


We'll be participating in Maiden Minnesota again this year! Last year was so much fun we jumped at the opportunity to do it again this year. The evening will be filled with gorgeous products from Minnesota-based Women-owned companies and we feel honored to be included. Find out more information on their website: Maiden Minnesota


Sunday, October 18, 2009


We created this My Little Buddy to sit on top of a recent cake. The Birthday Boy was turning the big 3-0! His wife told us all about his childhood and how he never went anywhere without his My Little Buddy doll (he still has it!) She brought us a picture and we recreated an edible version.

Joe went all out on the detail for this little guy. Complete with his striped shirt, overalls and freckles.

My favorite is the hair.... amazing!


Wednesday, October 14, 2009


We delivered this gorgeously rich burgundy colored cupcake tower to the Carlson Towers. I love the simplicity of our new square tower. And such a perfect color for a fall wedding! Cupcake flavors are Vanilla Bean with Vanilla Bean Buttercream and Valrhona Chocolate with Chocolate Buttercream..... so classic.

Here is a close up of the fresh flower topper that sat atop the 6" cake. Pazzobello Flowers gets the credit for these beauties! And check out the floral arrangements for the guest tables..... fabulous!


Tuesday, October 13, 2009


We've done it again.... we made another tape measure cake! You might remember our post about our first tape measure cake from last year. The one I made for my Dad's birthday. Well a couple of months ago we had an awesome family in for a wedding cake tasting. While looking through our photo albums, they came across the tape measure and just loved it. So, when dear dad John's birthday came around they contacted us to create a replica for him. This one is a bit bigger than the first, but just as adorable in its bright yellow fondant!

Happy Birthday John!


Friday, October 9, 2009


Kid's cakes are so fun and creative. Often times parents come to us with a specific party theme that they would like to see carried through in the cake. And we're happy to oblige! Below are pictures from a recent Cowboy themed birthday cake.

A detailed shot of the horse on the side of the cake.

Happy Birthday James! We hope this party was giddy-up good time!


Wednesday, October 7, 2009


What an amazingly bright color palette for a fall wedding! Look at how vivid these orange and pink Gerbera daisies are. With such a wonderful choice of colors, we were excited to put together an amazing wedding dessert spread. Here is the table as the guests saw it upon entering the reception site:

Two of our custom cupcake towers on either side of a coordinating custom cake.

The cake was beautifully dressed in black polka dots and finished with bright Gerbera daisies.

The perfect combination of cake and cupcakes!

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