Thursday, December 23, 2010

A Cupcake Stop at Magnolia Bakery in NYC! Review

Magnolia Bakery in NYC located at 1240 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY

On my Cupcake Mission the third stop for me was in NYC on Black Friday......I know New York..Black Friday...what was I thinking!?!?  It actually wasn't that bad.  This Bakery on the other hand was BUSY!  I can't imagine they aren't everyday though.  And Yes, I did say this was my third stop on My Cupcake Mission.  I will be blogging about my first two trips to different bakeries but was so excited to get this one in that well....I skipped the first two!

First of all the window decor is just the cutest thing ever.  My 3 year old who loves any and everything to do with tu-tus and purple was loving this display.  You can imagine her excitement when actually walking into the bakery and finding that there were Cupcakes inside!  This Bakery is so cute, friendly staff, and the layout was nicely planned. 

I wish I would have had a chance to take any pictures of the inside but since it was Black Friday, well enough said.  What I can tell you about the inside is that it isn't very big which is the story of most restaraunts and bakeries in Manhattan.  When you walk in the door to your left will be different sections for ordering.  They have cakes, pies, cookies, Ice Box Cakes, and of course Cupcakes!  The Carrot Cake Cupcake was to die for!!  The Red Velvet was the best beside Crumbs Bakery located just down the street.  Anyone who knows me, knows that I am on this secret mission to try all the Red Velvet Cupcakes from every Bakery in the United States.  I know what ambitious goals I have :)  All joking aside I will definitely be back to get more cupcakes and try other things as well.  I think my dad had a slice of pumpkin pie there which he thought was very good.  Oooooh....Speaking of Pumpkin....their Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese......AMAZING!!! 

Out of the six I tried there wasn't one I didn't like.  I forgot to mention the Red Velvet.  I need to personally address this Cupcake, after all I am on a secret mission.  The Red Velvet as stated above was moist however I love my Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese.  At Magnolia Bakery they make there's with Buttercream.  Some people like Buttercream with there Red Velvet and if you are one of those people you have to try Magnolia Bakery in NYC, the Buttercream was melt in your mouth, so good it could have been Italian Buttercream, Buttercream Icing

My overall Rating for Magnolia Bakery NYC would be an A++

This picture is from the Website of Magnolia Bakery!

300 Custom Decorated Sugar Cookies Shipped to Great Barrington, MA

We made these sugar cookies awhile ago. They were for a catering company in Massachusetts. They need the star cookies to be decorated for a huge event where they would be given away to all the guests. I did hear back about them and they were the biggest hit at the party apparently. Everyone was asking about the cookies! They wanted to know if they were shortbread?, what flavoring was that?, how could they get some more?, etc….. Needless to say we couldn’t have been more satisfied! Not only did 300 custom cookies take a while to bake, the decorating was a task all in itself, I had five people, and at one point, six, people helping out well into the night Can’t wait to do it again!

300 Sugar Cookie Order, No this isn't all of them

The 300 star cookies were not the only order for the weekend. We also had 180 dog bone cookies for Wedding Favors for that Saturday. The Dog Bones were a nice favor from the wedding couple to all of their guests who were making donations to the local York County S.P.C.A. instead of giving the couple gifts. talk about a great cause! The Dog Bones were decorated in Orange and Coral to match the Wedding Colors. Sooo Cute!

Peek at the Sugar Cookies Drying on Racks in our Display Case

We did receive another order the next week from the MA Catering Company for 150 Decorated Brownies. The brownies were for a Golf Outing and would be placed ont he tables. This took a minute for me to figure out just what they would look like. I had no clue for a good 15 minutes, LOL!! It didn’t take me long to figure it out. I would make the brownies into circles and then lay marshmallow Fondant on top to look like the actual golf ball. Next I placed Green Royal icing at the bottom to look like Grass. I think they turned out well, if I only could have gotten a better picture.

Where do you put 150 Decorated Brownies. Thank Goodness for Stackable Cooling Racks, if you don’t own any I suggest you invest.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Super Mario Bros. Birthday Parties! Cake and Cupcake Ideas!

March 2, 2010

Birthday Cake for Super Mario Bros. Birthday party!

Bear Heart Baking Company made this Birthday Cake and Cupcakes for a Super Mario Bros themed Birthday Party this Monday! The Super Mario Bros. Birthday Party was at Daddy O’s Pizza in York, PA! The Birthday Cake was Super Mario Bros! We did the scene from the game going around both tiers of the cake. The Mario and Luigi were toys used for decorations. The Super Mario Bros Cupcakes were done with the Stars from the Nintendo game matching the Super Mario Bros Star topper! The Hand Molded Mario head on the one cupcake was a huge hit! The little mushrooms accented two cupcakes and also one of the tiers. We added the Super Mario Bros coins, tubes, man eating flowers, bricks, and clouds. This cake was alot of fun to make. We loved creating an all time favorite Super Mario Bros Nintendo Game.

Super Mario Bros. Birthday Cupcakes! Mario!!

The Super Mario cupcakes toppers were hand molded out of Marshmallow Fondant. The stars were also made of Marshmallow fondant and then little eyes were added with an edible black icing writer. The Blue background of the cupcakes goes great with the yellow and reds color scheme for this Super Mario Birthday Party! If you need any ideas we used a great website were you can print off really big pictures of your favorite Super Mario Bros. Characters! You can check it out here.

Super Mario Bros. Birthday Cake and Cupcakes!

A close up of the Super Mario Bros themed Birthday Cake. I think there was one happy 6 year old at this Birthday Party! For more fun Birthday Parties check out our other Birthday Cakes! We are constantly updating pictures and adding our new work. You can also visit us on the web at

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York, PA Bakery Pink Princess Pillow Cake with Edible Tiara!

A Two Tier Princess Pillow Cake with a Gumpaste Tiara on Top and lots of beautiful flowers all over the cake. The colors were different shades of Pink and Green. Our Favorite Princess Cake by Far. We made the bottom Princess Pillow Cake out of a square Red Velvet Cake and carved into it to make it look more like a real pillow. We then iced and covered it with Marshmallow Fondant, decorating it with and Argyle Pattern and Silver Dragees. The top Pillow was a Black and White Cake the top layer Vanilla and the bottom Chocolate. It was also iced and covered in Marshmallow Fondant. Deocorated with a simpler band going around the cake. The Marshmallow Fondant Flowers were hand rolled and placed all over the cake for the extra girly touch. We had a lot of fun making this cake and were so excited to be challenged with something that ended up looking so beautiful. If you are interested in a Princess Pillow Cake for your childs next Birthday we would love to make another. Feel free to contact us or stop by the bakery located at 1413 North George Street in York, PA to order.

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Birthday Cake Delivery to York College of Pennsylvania

We recently made a Birthday Cake for a student attending York College of Pennsylvania! Her mother called our bakery and wanted to do something for her daughter who was away at York College. Since she wasn’t close enough to bake a cake for her she trusted our bakery to make a custom birthday cake for her daughter. She requested Hot Pink Fondant on the Birthday Cake. Also that a Boston Terrier, since they owned a Boston Terrier, be put on the Birthday Cake. She needed it delivered to York College of Pennsylvania on March 12 at 1:00 p.m.

We are so happy that Connie found us on the web and that we were able to share in her daughter’s Birthday Cake Surprise! We were even more thrilled when we sent her an e-mail asking about her experience and she sent us this wonderful comment!

Bear Heart Baking delivered a beautiful, custom made birthday cake to my daughter at York College. We wanted to include our family dog on the cake, and Amy called for a picture so she could mold it to look just like our pet. The delivery was timely and the cake was unique and beautiful in addition to being delicious. We will definitely call Bear Heart again. Thanks, Amy”

West Virginia

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Welcome to the Nest Baby Shower Cake!

Welcome to the Nest Baby Shower Cake

This Welcome to the Nest Baby Shower Cake was so much fun to make! The nest with the Robin Eggs which are (Mini Easter Whoppers) was made out of modeling chocolate, a first for us at Bear Heart Baking Company! The tree branch was also made out of modeling chocolate as well. The flowers were marshmallow fondant painted pink at the tips for the baby girl! The cake itself was an almond flavored white cake with a black raspberry filling and cream cheese icing with a hint of almond flavoring. We wrote “Welcome to the Nest” on the cake in pink of course!

Birds nest Toasted Coconut Carrot Cake Cupcakes!

The cupcakes…..Oh the Cupcakes!! The Cupcakes were our amazingly moist carrot cake with chunks of glazed pecans and plump moist raisins mixed throughout. We added a cream cheese icing that is to die for and sprinkled toasted coconut over the tops of the cake! In house toasted coconut which was another first for Bear Heart Baking Company. The little birds were made using our marshmallow fondant, pink because It’s a Girl, and then little yellow icing beaks were added and little eyes dotted on with black edible marker. To see the comment Deb left about this cake click here.

Welcome to the Nest! Cake and Cupcakes!

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Get Well Soon Cake Delivery York, PA

Bear Heart Baking Company recently delivered a Get Well Soon Cake for a woman in Pittsburgh, PA! Before you get any crazy ideas, we didn’t deliver to Pittsburgh, PA we delivered a get well soon cake for a woman who lives in Pittsburgh, PA to a woman in York, PA! Her friend had surgery and since she wasn’t close enough to make something for her she found us on the web and Contacted Us to make a cake for her friend who lives in York, PA!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Topsy Turvy Birthday Cake York, PA Bakery!

Topsy Turvy Birthday Cake!  This was our first time making a Topsy Turvy Cake!  The color scheme was purple, pink, and orange for the little girls Birthday Cake.  We added daisy detailing and stripes and polka dots.  The cake flavors were Chocolate Cake on the bottom tier and white cake on the top tier.  Both tiers had Vanilla Icing and Marshmallow Fondant covering.  The decorations were also made of Marshmallow Fondant.  We had a lot of fun making this cake.  It was our first time making the Topsy Turvy and we think it turned out great!  

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Topsy Turvy Birthday Cake!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

York PA Bakery makes Custom Roulette Wheel Cake!

Bear Heart Baking Company recently made a Custom Roulette Wheel Cake for a Las Vegas themed Birthday Party.  The roulette wheel and all decorations are made entirely of Marshmallow Fondant!

There are Vegas Poker chips stacked all around this cake.  The playing cards reflect the ages of the three birthdays this cake was made to celebrate!  It was a White Cake with an Orange Pineapple Filling and Italian Buttercream Icing covered with Marshmallow Fondant!  I was told this cake tasted as good as it looked!  If you are in York, PA or the Surrounding areas and would like a Custom fondant Birthday Cake or Special Occasion Cake feel free to Contact Us today for a quote!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

York, PA Bakery Makes Custom Cookies, Order Online, Shipped to your door!

Here at Bear Heart Baking Company we have many things we love to do.  One of them being custom decorated cookies and brownies!  If you are looking for a really unique gift, or maybe a party favor that is personalized, you have come to the right place! 

Mod Daisy Cookies!  Order by the dozen!  Perfect way to say Thank you, Get Well, Miss you, Just Thinking of You!  We'll even include a personal message with your order!  2-3 business day ShippingOrdering online is easy!  Check it out here!

Cookie Cowboy Boots and Cookie Cowgirl Boots!  Perfect for a cowboy themed party favor!

Like your cookies filled in, want the cowgirl boot to stand out more with a pink background?  Not a problem simply let us know when ordering.  These cookies are custom for you, looking to have a red cowboy boot?  We can do that too!

See a Custom Cookie design you like?  They can be ordered as Brownies as well!

Mini Heart Brownies!

Pink and blue puppy dog cookies!  Perfect Birthday Treat for a classroom mixed with boys and girls!! 

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Monday, February 1, 2010

Birthday Cake with Made from scratch Italian Buttercream Gettysburg, PA Delivery!

As always we had a ton of fun making this green and pink polka dot cake!  It was for a 9th Birthday Party at a local hotel in Gettysburg, PA.  We delivered the Birthday Cake to the hotel in Gettysburg, PA this past Saturday.  The green and pink twist around the bottom and top tiers of the cake was something new.  We haven't done this on any cakes we have made yet and think it turned out to be really cute!  With all the polka dot on the Birthday Cake I didn't think our normal look of small and big multicolored balls going around was going to do the trick!

The final cake looked a little different we added some balls sticking out of the Birthday Cake with thin wores.  Giving it a truly 3 dimensional look!  The cake itself was a white cake with Italian Buttercream Icing!  Our first attempt at making Italian Buttercream from scratch and it was well worth it.  Alot of work but so worth it.  Italian Buttercream for those of you who aren't familiar with it, is a basic bend of melted sugar and water whipped into egg whites that have been whipped prior to melting the sugar.  Then you combine the two mixtures and whip for about 15 minutes!  My arm was so tired!  Add the butter next and after that you add the flavoring (which we used vanilla) and voila!  you have Italian Buttercream, so silky smooth it literally melts in your mouth!

Ready for delivery!  The cake turned out beautifully and made it the whole way to Gettysburg, PA without any problems!  Whew...that is always a happy ending  :)

Friday, January 29, 2010

Fondant Puppy Dog Birthday Cake!

This Birthday Cake was made for a little boys fifth birthday.  His mother sent me pictures of his favorite stuffed dog "Little Dog".  The puppy was so cute and was pretty easy to make.  I think he turned out really well with the Marshmallow Fondant.  The color scheme was Thomas the Tank Engine Blue and Orange.  I think the colors of this Birthday Cake are my favorite.  Not only because I am a Miami Dolphins Fan but also because of how trendy they make the cake look!  We added a doghouse to the front with the name "Little Dog" hanging over the doorway.  The Birthday Cake was completely covered in Marshmallow Fondant and the decorations added were also Marshmallow Fondant.  You can't have a puppy dog cake without bones so we lined the whole bottom tier with white bones and added his name "Cole" as well.  Another fun Birthday Cake made by Bear Heart Baking Company!

"Little Dog" Birthday Cake

Bear Heart Baking Company is located in York County Pennsylvania!  Contact Us for your next Custom Cake Quote Today!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Pink Birthday Cake for York, PA!

This cake was very fun to make!  It was covered entirely with Marshmallow Fondant.  The decorations were mostly fondant with a little bit of vine detailing done in white icing.  This pink cake was made to celebrate three friends birthdays!  I really hope they enjoyed the look and taste of this cake!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Custom Brownies and Cookies York PA Bakery Shipping, Delivery, Pickup!

Bear Heart Baking Company will deliver to many areas in Pennsylvania and Maryland!  We even ship some of our treats to anywhere in teh Continental U.S.  COntact Us today to see if delivery or shipping is available in your area!  Custom Cakes, Cookies, Brownies and other Gourmet treats!

Butterfly Brownies made fresh today!  These Custom Brownies were made for a little girls Classroom Birthday Celebration.  She isn't a cake eater so her mom thought Brwonies would be perfect for her classroom.  Her actual Birthday Party will have the Puppy Cookies we made today as well displayed for her instead of Birthday Cake.  The puppies and Butterflies turned out so cute!  What a great Birthday Surprise! 

If you would like to order custom cookies or custom brownies for your next event, Contact Bear Heart Baking Company today!  We will deliver, and even ship these cookies right to your door!  If you are local and want to pick them up, not a problem just let us know what date you would like to pick them up and they will be ready as long as there is at least a 3 day notice!

Our Bakery services the following areas:
  • Dover, PA
  • York, PA
  • Dillsburg, PA
  • East Berlin, PA
  • Hanover, PA
  • Gettysburg, PA
  • York New Salem, PA
  • Chambersburg, PA
  • Waynesboro, PA
  • Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Camp Hill, PA
  • Enola, PA
  • Harrisburg, PA
  • Linglestown, PA
  • Lancaster, PA
  • Middletown, PA
  • Elizabethtown, PA
  • Lititz, PA
  • York Springs, PA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Manchester, MD
  • Hampstead, MD
  • Reisterstown, MD
  • Ownigs Mills, MD
  • Westminster, MD
  • Sykesville, MD
  • Eldersburg, MD
  • Frederick, MD
  • Thurmont, MD
  • Taneytown, MD
  • Emmittsburg, MD
  • Parkville, MD
  • Belair, MD
  • Perry Hall, MD
  • Havre De Grace, MD
  • Aberdeen, MD
  • Elkton, MD
  • Catonsville, MD
  • Arbutus, MD
  • Towson, MD
  • Cockeysville, MD
  • Hunt Valley, MD
  • Timonium, MD
  • Sparks, MD
  • Middletown, MD
  • Parkton, MD
  • Whiteford, MD

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Mickey And Minnie Mouse themed Birthday Cake for Twins!

This was definitely a fun cake!  Who doesn't love Mickey and Minnie Mouse?  The three tier cake was a bottom mickey inspired tier and the middle tier was inspired by Minnie's Skirt.  The ruffling detail of the Minnie's Skirt tier turned out perfectly and was done with Marshmallow Fondant.  The entire Birthday Cake is covered in Marshmallow Fondant as well.  For the Top tier of the Birthday Cake I made Mickey and Minnie faces out of Marshmallow Fondant.  Adding the little bow detail for Minnie!

To finish off the top of the tiered Mickey and Minnie Birthday Cake I added a spiral candle with polka dots.  The Twins were turning one so one is all that was needed.  We did the smash cake a little different.  We made individual Cake Slices for each twin.  One Pink and Minnie Mouse theme for the one year old baby girls Birthday Cake.  One Red and Mickey Mouse theme for the one year old little boys birthday cake!

The other side of the slice was decorated to look like it was cut into and triple layers were showing on the cake.  The spiral candles go along perfectly with the theme and were made entirely out of Marshmallow Fondant as well.

The cakes looked absolutely fabulous!  We had so much fun making them and look forward to making many more Mickey and Minnie Mouse themed Birthday Cakes!

To order your special order Birthday Cake give us a call at 717-858-7941 or visit us on the web and fill out our quick Online Form and someone will get back to you with a quote in a timely manner!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Brazilian Themed Waterfall Birthday Cake!

I was asked to make a Brazilian Themed Waterfall Cake for a Birthday get together with some old friends by Kristin in East Berlin, PA.  She wanted something to go along with the memories of there trip to Brazil where they all met for the first time.  Everything design wise was left up to me and she was very happy with the results.  Her Comment can be found on our website under the photo album link.  Just look for Kristin East Berlin, PA under the comment.  Here is how the Cake turned out!

The little Toucan at the top of the cake was my favorite!  He was added last and sort of blends in with the rocks unless you are looking at it just right!  The waterfall is definitely the highlight of the cake.  It took 4 cakes to get the height for this Waterfall Cake.  The fondant flowers go all the way around the Waterfall.  The rocks and boulders were so fun to make out of fondant as well. 

The top of the cake looking down definitely shows another side to the waterfall.  The peaceful calm waters at the top flowing over the side just before crashing into the rocks along the way and at the bottom.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

CubCakes, Buy Cupcake Kits Online!

Bear Heart baking Company is excited to announce the addition of our CubCake Kits! CubCake Kits are Yummy Made From Scratch Cupcakes that are perfect for letting your little Cubs show there Creative side! Whether it’s for a group of kids at a Birthday Party or in a Sunday School Class, CubCakes are the perfect way for kids to get hands on with decorating and eating!

Order CubCakes for your next Birthday Party, or send them to school for an extra special educational, fun treat! Looking for something fun to do with your kids? CubCakes are fun for the whole family. Pick your color icing, your flavor CubCakes, and how many you will need. Order through our Online Store and they will be shipped right to your door.

Our CubCake Kit includes 6 non-decorated CubCakes, 6 single color Icing Packets, and two

decorative pearl packets!

Order 6 Chocolate - Pink and 6 Chocolate Chip - Blue for a mixture of colors and flavors! Perfect for a fun activity at a sleepover or playdate! Not just for Birthdays anymore.

Our Fun Flavors Include:

•Chocolate CubCakes – our Classic Moist Chocolate Cake in Cupcake Form

•Vanilla CubCakes – Our Moist Vanilla Cake in Cupcake Form

•Chocolate Chip CubCakes – Our Yummy Vanilla Cupcakes with mini Chocolate Chips swirled throughout!

Icing Colors:

•Pink Made from Scratch Buttercream Icing

•Yellow Made From Scratch Buttercream Icing

•Sky Blue Made From Scratch Buttercream Icing

To order your CubCakes today visit our Online Store at or Click Here