Author: Fran

Easter Treats



All of our cakes are available for your Easter celebration. Cakes are 9 inches round, 2 layers and are decorated in an elegant lattice pattern for $30. Or choose one of our special cake designs, Watercolor, Pastel Rosettes, Bunny and Carrot, Easter Basket or Easter Chocolate Drip,  for $45. See Mangia Gallery for photos.  Choose one of our flavor combinations (Our Selections – Classic Cakes) or make your own combination of cake flavor, filling and frosting.


COOKIES – Decorated Sugar Cookies

Mini Chicks   2″ tall                                              $1.50

Round Chicks, White Bunnies   3″ tall             $2.50

Easter Eggs, Bunny Cotontails, Carrots, Side Bunnies  4″tall          $3.00

Big Bunny    8 1/2″ tall       $10.00

Buttery Pecan Shortbread

One in a cellophane bag  $1.25    Six in a gift box  $8.00    Nine in a gift box   $12.00

Jelly Bean Cookie Boxes    $10

Chocolate Covered Oreos

One in a cellophane bag  $1.50                        One in clear box    $2.00

Six in a gift box          $10.00                            Twelve in a gift box  $20.00

Buckeyes and Oreo Balls

Four in a gift box      $4.00                              Twelve in a gift box   $8.00

Bunny Cake Pops          $2.50



Airbrush fun

I just bought an airbrush!!! I feel so much like a 5 year old with a new box of Legos. Unlike Legos, you can eat the stuff when you’re done. I started playing around with colors and designs for Valentine’s Day because it’s right around the corner. In the cake world you start thinking about Valentine’s Day on December 26.

These photos are a result of my playing, and spraying. I opened my black airbrush color and brought out my striped stencil for a very Kate Spade inspired set of cookies. So much fun!

Edible paper is great!

Does it seem to anyone else besides me, like Christmas was about 4 months ago? Maybe I’ll feel differently when my next credit card bill comes in. It was such a busy time that I like to sit In January and look at photos of creations that I have made and whisked right out to a party.

I found this piece of scrapbook paper online and thought it was fun, with just the right colors. I copied it and printed it on edible paper with edible ink to create these sugar cookies for a dessert bar that was, of course, red and green themed. Bright, fun and oh so yummy!

Back in the old days

Back in the old days, this was my version of Pinterest.  Several notebooks, one for each area of interest, labeled and filled with neatly trimmed, hole punched magazine articles. Magazines were my guilty pleasure. I had so many subscriptions I couldn’t read all of them if I quit my job and sat at home on the couch all day. I still have 30 years of Bon Appetit magazine collecting dust in a book case in my family room. But for some odd reason I can’t seem to part with them.

I still have a couple of magazine subscriptions, just not as many as in the past. If I’m searching for an idea or need inspiration for a cake, a project, a table setting, I flip open my MacBook and go straight to Pinterest. I’m obsessed with Pinterest.

I especially love that young girls are finding their way through Pinterest and learning about entertaining and hosting parties. The cake was one that I made last month for two close friends sharing their 10th birthday. The found the cake on Pinterest and together, decided that was the cake they wanted to celebrate with.