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This week in the kitchen!

Are you ready for this week’s cakes?  From country girl celebrities to squealing tires, we have an assortment, so feast your eyes!

We made a cake for Lauren Alaina’s 18th birthday party at WQDR.

Sugarland Cake for Lauren Alaina

Lauren Alaina and Katrina

Aren’t those boots just darling?

This close to October 31st, you know we just had to make a jack-o-lantern too!

Rockin Sugarland Jack-o-lantern Cake

This is was definitely a favorite in the kitchen this week!  Did you see our sneak peak on instagram?

And check out this Mario Kart cake!

Sugarland video game cake

Remember the days of skidding around curves and throwing banana peels at other drivers?  (Speaking of, have you seen this video?)

And last but not least!

Sugarland Fishing Cake

It’s simple, but I think it came out really well.  I love all the details from the basket weave to the ripples around the bobber!

Falling for our Holiday Menu!

     Fall is in the air, and you know what that means!  It’s time for pies and warm cups of hot chocolate.  Soon the leaves will be changing and we’ll all be planning our holiday menus (unless you’re a little control-freaky like me and had them all planned out in May).  As it gets just little bit harder each morning to finally get up and abandon the warmth of your covers, I hope you won’t forget about us!

Sugarland tasty fall pumpkin treats

This season has the best foods.  I love everything pumpkin, so between Sugarland’s pumpkin pie lattes, pumpkin chocolate chip cupcakes, pumpkin tarts, and pumpkin cheesecake, I’m in orange gourd heaven.  I asked one of the lovely ladies at the counter to make me a pumpkin pie latte, and let me tell you,  It was so tasty!  I even took pictures so you can see what goes on behind that big, beautiful espresso machine!  Also pictured is the supremely tasty pumpkin chocolate chip cupcake.  Have you had one? They are divine.

In other news, we are putting our holiday catering menu out soon for those of you who want the delicious taste of organic, scratch made desserts but just don’t have the time.  Between packing lunch for the kids’ last day, going to work, picking the in-laws up from the airport, running to the store because you forgot marshmallows, washing/hiding the last load of laundry, and making sure the biscuits aren’t cold by the time the turkey is done, we understand that there’s not much wiggle room in the last few hours before T-day for trying to make a perfectly crisp and flaky pie crust.  So, we’ve done the hard work for you!

Delicious Sugarland Cherry Pie
The menus will be out by November 1st, so keep an eye out and pick one up.  Even if you always make grandma’s famous pecan pie, you never know when you’ll get into a pinch and we’re always happy to help!  I just love this time of year.  I cannot wait for my mom’s green bean casserole!  What’s your favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner?

Weekend Cake Roundup

It’s always amazing to me all the really cool things that people think of for cakes.  I’m usually not a part of the cake ordering, crafting, or even delivery process (I handle marketing stuff).  I hear about cakes second hand or when I update my photos every week or so.  Usually, before a cake is delivered (sometimes after)  someone will take a picture and they all get uploaded to our desktops.  I come in and email them to myself later.

The point is, it’s always fun to see what we’ve been making.  I get excited whenever I see that there are a bunch of new pictures because I know there is going to be at least one really cool and/or inventive creation.  So,  I’m going to share that experience with you!  I’m going to start posting a weekly roundup of a few neat cakes we’ve done recently.  If you follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, you might have seen these already, but I’ll try and make sure to always include something new.

Anyway, here’s this week’s!

 

Sugarland Peter Rabbit Cake

This one is not from last week, but it is so freaking cute, I just had to include it.

Sugarland Candyland Cake

This cutie was made for Michelle’s Bat Mitzvah

Sugarland Record Player Cake

Groovtastic record player cake, anyone?

Sugarland Muppet Cupcakes

Sugarland Muppet Cupcakes

And finally, some Muppet love.  Aren’t these adorable?

Grooms Cake Classic

If you saw our last post, you know that sometimes a cake is just a cake, and sometimes it’s more.  If you’re from the south, you probably know all about a bleedin’ armadillo grooms cake (it “looks like an autopsy”). And if you’re a sugarfan, you can imagine how ours turned out!

Steel Magnolias is a southern cinematic staple.  It’s funny and heartbreaking and everything in between.  Next to Fried Green Tomatoes, it’s probably my favorite classic southern movie.  Full of charm and quips like this:

*Note: there is a wee bit ‘o cursing and sarcasm*

Did you see the cake?  Well, we made one too!  Check it out:

Sugarland Armadillo Cake

What do you think?  How do we stack up to the original?  I like to think we did a pretty darn good job!  Just look at all those little scales and his ears!  He doesn’t look like his insides are all red velvety goodness, does he?  We even made little rocks so he would feel at home.  Have you ever been to a wedding with an armadillo grooms cake?  What was the best grooms cake you’ve ever seen?