Friday, January 27, 2012

50% off Valentine's Day Cupcakes

RedRaspberry is featured on the group discount website, Plum District, through Monday, January 30th. You can receive a dozen cupcakes for $15, a 50% discount! You know the drill: share the deal with 3 friends, and if they buy it, yours is FREE. The flavors offered are: Red Velvet, Ally's Chocolate, White and Chocolate Covered Strawberry - a specialty flavor just for Valentine's Day. Here's the link to the 50% off deal, and here's a pic of what you will get!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Unreal Flowers

One of the most widespread cake trends is fondant or gumpaste flowers instead of traditional fresh flowers. Some look real, some are a modern twist on the real version, some look nothing like any real flowers. That's the beauty of these flowers, they can be anything you want them to be. It's unreal.


Monday, January 16, 2012


So, by now most of you know that RedRaspberry is on facebook.  We are constantly adding the most recent pics on there.  It's just so easy!  But while we are updating the gallery on our website, take a minute to look at some of our most recent cakes:

2 present cakes

2 small wedding cakes

cake pops

Joanna's wedding cake

shark cupakes
turntable cake
 2 smash cakes

  some fun girly cakes for some fun girls:

 our New Years Eve party cake

baby shower cakes
otter cake pops for our web designer who has a toy trading company

 some owl cookies
 Sophia's Tangled cake

Have you liked us yet?  Tell your friends!

Monday, January 9, 2012


January seems to be the month that summer brides really get going on their wedding to-do lists. We have a ton of bridal tastings coming up this month, and we're so excited! It's so much fun talking through details of a bride & groom's cakes while they try out some yummy flavor options. Since Ally & I run RedRaspberry out of our home kitchens, we have been asked if we offer tastings and how it works.

Yes we do.

We host tastings for brides in my dining room where we have cake samples on display to reference fondant, buttercream, size and scale in person as we talk through your options. Your requested flavors will be available to sample, and we'll have our website up to browse our photos and menu for ideas. Our summer schedule is filling up quickly with weddings, so make sure you get on our calendar as soon as you get engaged! Here are some mouth-watering pics of our cakes so it's like you're at a tasting right NOW:

My wedding cake on our 1 yr. anniversary. This tier was Fresh Strawberry - SO good, even a year later!

Red Velvet

Remnants of Wedding Cake w/Vanilla Custard filling

RedRaspberry Swirl - So messy. So delicious.

Ally's Chocolate Cake w/ Peanut Butter & Chocolate Mousse fillings

Monday, January 2, 2012

NEON New Year's Eve Party

Good morning!  After spending all day yesterday cleaning up after our party, recovering, and starting to take down all the Christmas decorations, I am finally able to rela...oh crap, I have 2 cakes to start on again today!  So much for having a clean kitchen.  That never lasts long.

This year was our 4th year to host our NYE party at our (Ally's) house!

The first year we had a black and white theme:

The next year we had a glitter theme:

Last year we had a wig theme:

And this year we had a neon theme!!!!  It's getting harder every year to come up with something original.

This year Nick and Amanda brought washers (a game where you throw washers into a hole...kinda like corn hole...kinda like horseshoes...get it?).  It was a hit!  Everyone (almost everyone) loved it!

We're totally blocking it, but we had neon signs for the theme.  Felt like we were in a bar.  Fun.

Sorry about the quality of these pics.  I took them all with my phone.

Amanda made our awesome cake!  So it's like "hey, I'm just a regular old black cake w/ silver sprinkles.  happy new year or whatever" and then all of a sudden...

 You cut into it and it's like BAM!  HAPPY NEW YEAR, YALL!
 and everyone oohed and ahhed!  It got quite the reaction!  Tasted yummy too, of course!  Some people were convinced that each flavor was a different fruity flavor, but we assured them that every layer was the same champagne flavor!

Thankfully Joanna can wear her awesome neon sweater to a tacky sweater party!  Maybe that'll be next years theme...