Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Brooches are such timeless accessories for brides. They can be passed down for generations and give bride after bride a fashionable sparkle. You can't say that about many hand-me-downs! Well now the timeless beauty of a brooch is making it's mark on cakes. Specifically, wedding cakes. The cake almost becomes the wedding dress of the reception. The tiers are often plain white, so ribbons, textures and brooches are what make it beautiful. Here are some wedding cakes where the brooch steals the show.

Monday, November 28, 2011


RedRaspberry has officially launched! The party on November 19th was a huge success. We had old friends and new acquaintances, faithful customers and new converts. In case you missed out on the big shebang, here are some of the photos from the party. Visit our facebook page for the complete collection of photos and visit Jason Kindig Photography's page for the red carpet pics.

 Ally & Amanda with our mom & dad on the red carpet

Cakes, cupcakes, french macarons & whoopie pies

A place to check out our website

Raffle time! We gave away a free cake, free cupcakes and 3 french macaron gift boxes

Seeing the magic of our desserts for the first time!    

Your very own RedRaspberry box of cookies to take home. This is a small version of our cake packaging!

Thanks to everyone who came out to support us on the launch of our new business! We had so much fun sharing our sweets with all of you!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Eric and Mindy's Wedding!

We had the privilege of making the wedding and grooms cakes for my friends, Eric and Mindy Niehaus who met at my (Ally's) house a few years ago at our small group from church!  I'm so excited that they finally tied the knot!  Mindy's style is very vintage chic, so her wedding was super cute and fit her style perfectly!

The wedding was at the Chapel in Chestnut Square in Downtown McKinney.

Tee hee hee
The reception was at this cute little house right next to the Chapel.

Amanda made Eric's grooms cake, but made sure everyone knew she didn't support the Longhorns!
 They kept it clean.  Too bad there wasn't any cake in the face!

If yall want to see more pics of the wedding (you totally should!), look at this website from Stacie Tatum Photography

Bear with me...I'm new to the whole blogging thing.  I'm still learning the ropes!   

Monday, November 7, 2011


I love Cupcake Wars on Food Network. I love the huge number of puns in every episode. I love the subtitles when Florian Bellanger gets mad. I love the contestants who start kitchen fires. And finally, I love the ridiculous ingredients they are given to make cupcakes. Savory cupcakes, however, are more than just an interesting twist for a TV show. A lot of bakeries are cashing in on "weird" flavors with the crowd that just wants to try  them. After having just visited the Texas State Fair, I'm convinced that people are willing to try  almost any food. (I'm no exception. See also my fb status with the embarrassingly long list of what my family ate at the fair.) Savory flavors are fun to play with in your own kitchen, so here are some recipes straight from Cupcake Wars winners.

Not too weird, sounds yummy:

Different, but probably pretty good:

And here's the kicker:

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Join us for our RedRaspberry launch party on November 19th at 7pm! This will be a great place to bring friends, brides, co-workers or anyone who's interested to taste and see our cakes and desserts. There will be prizes to be won, so don't miss out! Please RSVP on facebook and let us know if you plan to bring friends. Thanks for supporting our new business, and we can't wait to see you there!