Thursday, February 28, 2013

Cocoa & Fig featured in the Star Tribune: Good restaurants in the Minneapolis skyways

The Cocoa & Fig retail shop was in the spotlight in the Star Tribune Taste section this week as one of Rick Nelson's picks for good restaurants in the Minneapolis skyway.  He called us the "Sweet Spot" of the skyway!

Minneapolis Bakery in the Skyway - Cocoa & Fig

From the article:
How many downtowners know that one of the Twin Cities’ best bakeries is parked on a skyway? It’s Cocoa & Fig, and the tiny Gaviidae shop is the source for a slim but wickedly tempting array of imaginative cupcakes (pick up C&F’s luscious riff on the Hostess fudge classic), cookies (it’s easy to fall for the scalloped-edged faux Oreos) and festive cake lollipops. The four-packs of bouchons, intensely chocolate-ey cork-shaped brownies, are ideal $5 gifts, or, better yet, as a midafternoon indulgence.

 Read more at the Star Tribune website.


Friday, February 22, 2013

Pink and Red Birthday Cake for McKenna's 3rd Birthday

This adorable cake was made for McKenna's 3rd birthday, which is close to Valentine's Day.  We used lots of pink and red along with a few hearts, but the main inspiration came from McKenna's favorite rag doll.  Even the doll's pet puppy made it onto the cake!  

Hope you had a wonderful birthday, McKenna!

3 Tier Birthday Cake with Doll, Puppy, and Hearts

Cake With Button for 3rd Birthday Cake

Rag Doll and Puppy on Birthday Cake

3rd Birthday Cake for 3 Year Old GIrl


Friday, February 15, 2013

Nautical Inspired Wedding Desserts and Guest Favors: Ashley and Beau

Ashley and Beau had a lovely nautical-inspired wedding last summer at the Lafayette Club.  With the wedding experts at mi mi design coordinating the details, the celebration was truly amazing!

The centerpiece 3 tier cake had navy blue fondant ribbons around the base of the top and bottom tiers and a fondant pearl border around the middle tier along with elegant, white sugar flowers as accents.  The mini dessert table included Key Lime and Tiramisu Dessert Shooters, Peanut Butter & Jelly French Macarons, Chocolate Chip and Sinfully Chocolate Mini Cupcakes, Peanut Butter Lollipops, and Fresh Fruit Tartlets.

What better way to send off the guests than with Minnesota shaped Pie-on-a-Stick guest favors.  These were displayed in ribbon-tied wooden boxes with white crinkle paper and looked adorable.  Congratulations to Ashley and Beau!

Navy Wedding Cake Minneapolis Minnesota

Nautical Cake with Navy Stripes - Minneapolis Wedding

Sugar Flower for Wedding Cake Minneapolis

Nautical Themed Wedding Cake Cutting - Minneapolis Baker Cocoa & Fig

Navy and White Cake for Minneapolis Wedding

French Macarons on Mini Dessert Table

Mini Cupcakes and French Macarons for Minneapolis Dessert Table

Minnesota Shaped Pie on a Stick Guest Favors

Lafayette Club Wedding Venue in Minnetonka

Photography: Vick Photography
Venue: The Lafayette Club
Wedding Coordination: Mi Mi Design
Wedding Cake and Mini Dessert Table: Cocoa & Fig

Related Posts with Thumbnails