Wednesday, December 31, 2008


My personal second-favorite cake is....

The Ladybug Cake!
It is too cute for words, we'll just leave it at that!
Get your votes in for your favorite cake! only two more days!!
I will post the reader's choice on January 1st!!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Only 3 to go...

Fig & Ruby Sweet #3 is awarded to:

The Digger Cake!
This cake took a bit of engineering and a ton of frustration before I ended up with the finished product. My husband saved the day with a few small suggestions.

I had originally planned on making both the truck and the digger out of cake but I came to my senses and convinced myself that my 2 year old would be thrilled with "only" a digger made out of cake :) He was thrilled. He enjoyed eating the "dirt" out of the back of the truck most of all.

This cake opened up my mind to how fun cakes for boys can be!!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sweet #4...

Just has to be....

The giant pink cupcake!

This was for my youngest daughter Madison's 2nd birthday. She asked for a big pink cupcake with a strawberry on top and that is exactly what she got!! This was before the days of the sur la table cupcake mold pan. I had to figure this one out with the pans I had on hand. The top part of the cake was fresh strawberry cake and the bottom part was chocolate. The combination of chocolate and strawberry was really, really good. This is probably my favorite tasting cake to date..and it was so darn cute :)

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Sweet #5 is...

The Ducky Cake!

I just love the look of this one...the bubbles are so fun!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

And #6 goes to....

Favorite Sweet #6 jsut has to be...

The Poodle on the Pillow Cake!

This cake stretched me in a lot of ways...I had never made a "shaped cake", I had never used fondant...and I had never experienced a "cake disaster" when I opened the fridge the morning of a party!

Our little pink poodle's entire head fell off overnight and sent me into a panic in the morning! Because this was my first disaster, I was not prepared...I did not have extra icing. I had to whip up a whole extra batch, tint it the correct shade of poodle pink, and repair Miss Poodle in time for the party. It all worked out and I learned a lot along the way.

Sweet #7

Favorite Sweet #7 belongs to...

The Cheerleader cake!

I made this cake for my daughter Mailee and it was so much fun to do!

I have been drawing cheerleaders for a long time; I puff painted them on T-shirts for cheer camp and drew them life-sized on the signs for rallies and football games in high this was a little blast from the past!!

I love the overall look of this cake with the stars and stripes, the red white and blue and the fun firework-like candles... truly All-American!!

Favorite Sweet #8...

Fig & Ruby Favorite Sweet #8 is....

The octopus cupcakes from the sea creature baby shower cupcakes!!

I loved how funky these guys looked perched on top of the light teal icing! They had so much personality with their wiggly legs and sprinkles on their heads. They were also really really fragile so it was an extra big accomplishment when they were safely placed on their cupcakes!
The colors, the subject, everything about these guys was different than I had done before and dreaming up and creating something completely new is satisfying!!
Get your votes in for your favorites! I'll post the results on New Year's Day!!!

Countdown Time!!!

I just did the correct me if I'm wrong (math is not my forte)...Only 9 days till the New Year!!! I thought we'd do our own little Sweets countdown!

I will countdown to 2009 with a countdown of my favorite Fig & Ruby Sweets of all time. I am ending the countdown on New Year's Eve with my favorite sweet of all time but on New Years Day I will be posting the Reader's Choice for best Fig & Ruby Sweet!
To vote, just leave a comment on this blog post, email me or leave me a message on facebook describing your top pick! If you want a refresher, you can click on the cakes to the right and they will take you to my cake galleries. You can even leave the word "vote" in the comment section on the facebook picture of your favorite all comes back to my email in the end. You have until New Year's Eve to get your votes in. One vote per person please:)

And for Today...drum roll please......

Favorite Sweet #9

This baby shower cake for a little baby boy named Sterling turned out so cute, I love the color combination and the different designs on the layers. This is the first cake that I did with the textured stripe layer. it just sort of happened and when the cake was finished, I loved the look and depth of that layer in particular. The "textured stripe layer" has since become a Fig & Ruby signature!

My favorite cakes might end up being a bit memory-biased because for me, most of my favorites have personal significance as well :) This particular cake I made for a woman who called me out of the blue, she was so excited for her sister and she wanted her to have the perfect cake for her new baby boy. The proud Grandpa came to pick up the cake and even showed me pictures of his precious Grandchildren. What a sweet and loving family, I had thought at the time. 4 months later, the principal of my girls' school came up to me and told me that I had made his son's baby shower cake! Such a small world!

Stay tuned for my #8 favorite tomorrow!!!

Retro Flower Cookies

These cookies were so FUN!!!
The colors, the pattern, it all ended up feeling a bit "retro".

Check out their cool "display" too... We are always happy to work with you and provide a super cool way to present your Fig & Ruby treats.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Cake Time

Cake times are the best times!!
Here are a few recent cake orders for you to enjoy!

Baby blocks for a first birthday.

Teddy bears for a baby shower.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Wedding Cookies

Need a favor idea for your wedding? Cookies make a for a great presentation and taste fabulous as well! Cookies can be baked in various shapes and iced with any shade imaginable.

This ring bearer approves!

Two classic designs, this bride and groom ordered 1/2 of each. Other options are avalible

Monday, October 6, 2008

Wall E

Wall E, such a cute and loveable character! Putting a wee Wall E on top of a perfectly delicious classic chocolate coffee cupcake makes for a heavenly treat.

Something for Everyone...

Let's be honest, not everyone loves cake. That is okay, they don't have to, there's more for the rest of us!! If you have someone special in your life who is a non-cake eater, we can accommodate!

Check out this super cool "cake" we created!

Each wine glass was filled with cheesecake and the table was full of topping options. The "cake" still donned candles for the big "Happy Birthday" song and it made quite the statement.

Do not be discouraged by the "non cakers" in your life, you may not be able to understand their cake issues, but we can definitely help you come up with a way to acknowledge them on their special day with something other than cake!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Wedding Lovliness

Although I LOVE creating cool and unique cakes, sometimes classic is just as enjoyable! This cake order for a classic 50th anniversary wedding cake was so fun to make and it reminded me that the originality of the cake is not what is most important, it is the sentiment behind it!

Chocolate on top, vanilla on the bottom...a little bit of everything!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Something Different...

The way I see it, cake is art! As much as I love the classic looking birthday cakes, sometimes it's fun to mix it up a little bit! Today I was in the mood for preppy stripes. I hope the birthday girl loved it!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Calling All Horse Lovers!

These cupcakes are too sweet! We have lots of great ideas for a horse themed party as well. Give us a shout if you are interested in throwing your horse-lover a party she'll never forget!
All decorations are made by hand by me...they are not purchased. This is good news because it means we can create almost anything to coordinate specifically with your theme, colors, etc.
Let your imagination run wild...what do you want on top of your cupcakes???

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Ice Cream Themed Treats

This ice cream social party theme was so cute for a first birthday. No matter what the theme, we can create a cake that coordinates perfectly!

Fig & Ruby is now "skirting" our cakes. This optional cake skirt dresses up the cake board and looks so adorable!

Cookies as favors- what a great idea! These delicious treats can be personalized with names or dates. Fig & Ruby has dozens of cookie options to choose from.

Tagged and bagged and ready to hand out to the guests. Did you know that Fig & Ruby specializes in creating amazing stationary? Cute tags are the tip of the iceberg. We can do your invitations and meet all your stationary needs or create a fabulous mommy card for you.

Check out our stationary today!!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Baby Shower Cake

Cakes are such a great sentiment. This cake was purchased by one sister to congratulate the other on her new baby. Cake seems to go along with special times, significant moments in life; birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and new babies. How sweet it is to order a custom cake for your loved ones as opposed to the average sheet cake. Order yours today!!

Classic baby boy-light blue and lime green.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Patriotic Cupcakes

Canadians and Americans can all agree these cupcakes are adorable! Together in a display they are incredible!!
Fresh berries and whipped cream make these cuppies oh-so tasty.

Oh yeah, you are seeing right...even the cake inside is patriotic!

Call Fig & Ruby for your next event. Let the desert be the centerpiece and the talk of the party!!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Starfish and Coral

These cupcakes were one element of a sea creature cupcake tower for a baby shower this weekend. They are fun and bright! Wouldn't these be stunning in an all white or cream monocromatic beach wedding cupcake tower display? Fig & Ruby can do it! Call and book today!!

Keeping With The Trends...Hannah Montana!

No doubt there will be quite a few Hannah Montana birthday parties this year...we can accommodate! These cupcakes are fun, or consider an electric guitar cake or a funky cake with Hannah on top...the possibilities are endless!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Cupcake Craze

The popularity of the cupcake is not dying down. We have seen it pick up speed and we are running with it! Cupcakes are not what they once were. They are beautiful and sophisticated. By themselves they are adorable, as a group they are phenomenal! We can make gorgeous swirly cupcakes to coordinate with any color scheme. We make them in the traditional size and also in a mini.

Check out these teeny treats:
For the golf lover...

This grass is also adorable at Easter time with tiny jelly beans tucked in the middle!

We can create a sophisticated and delicious cupcake display with these chocolate balls in a variety of flavors and colors. we can mix and match the icings to make an incredible display!

A treat and a take-home all in one!

We have many exciting cupcake orders on the go right now! (flowers, ocean creatures, ice cream...) Check back regularly to see the latest creations!

Initials Take the Cake

Recently, letters have been making their appearances on our cakes. There is no better way to simply personalize a cake than with a bold initial!

Check out this awesome baby shower cake with the baby's first initial proudly placed on top!

This is an all-time favorite. What girl couldn't resist this fabulous "A'?? We can take your ideas and create an edible masterpiece! We are dying to try cupcakes with cute initials on top...give us a call if you need some sweet cupcakes or cake!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

An Official Introduction!

Fig & Ruby knows cake! We love parties, we look after all the details for your big events and confectionery masterpieces are no exception! You are in good hands with us from start to finish. We will make your event outstanding right down to the matching candle to top it all off! By offering deserts as a part of our services we are able to provide our customers with the assurance that every aspect of your event will be personally looked after by US! You can relax knowing your stationary, your decor AND your cake will all be meticulously coordinated with your theme.