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Year In Review – Our Favorite Cakes From 2013 (2013)

Ringing in 2014 with 2013 behind us, let us take a look at what has been some of our favorite and most demanded cakes throughout the year! (For past “Year in Cakes” articles check out our archive.)

Year in Review - Top Cakes from 2013

Let’s first start with our favorite cakes from 2013

  • 1
    Great Gatsby Themed Baby Shower Cake

    Vintage 20s Baby Shower Cake

    We’ve been a huge fan of Alice Vitarelli ever since she highlighted our bakery in her TV Show “Best Kept Secrets of NJ”. So you can imagine we were absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to create her baby shower cake!

    Her Great Gatsby themed baby shower shows off delicate pearls draped around the tiers with lace and feathers to celebrate a baby girl’s arrival. The pregnant mommy stands proud on top with the stroller and cupcakes are wrapped with filigree liners to add more to this elegant cake for a baby shower.

    For more ideas on baby shower cakes, check out our gallery here.
  • 2
    Mama Khoobs Parrot Tulip Cake

    Delft tulip vase cake with parrot tulips

    Mama Khoob’s (Anne’s mom) is a fixture at the bakery. So when we were commissioned to create a cake for her surprise birthday party, Anne and the staff wanted to make it a unique cake that reflected Mama Khoob’s interests. Anne describes the cake best in her post:

    Year’s ago, my mom and I saw a gorgeous 17th century Delft Tulip Vase filled with fabulous parrot tulips. I kept the picture in my ‘one day I will make a cake like this’ pile. Well, I couldn’t think of a better event to make this cake – especially because my mom loves parrot tulips and has a ridiculous green thumb!

  • 3
    Bat Mitzvah Dress Cake

    Sculpted Crystal Bodice Cake

    We’ve done several dress form cakes through the years and this was one of our first created for a Bat Mitzvah celebration. What’s special about this cake is it also appeared on the cover of American Cake Decorating 2014 issue which was quite an honor!

  • 4
    Super Mario Cake for Jimmy Fallon

    Nintendo video game super mario bros cake

    Did you know Jimmy Fallon was a big Super Mario Bros fan? This cake was created by the folks at Nintendo to celebrate the announcement that Jimmy Fallon will be eventually taking over the Late Night Show throne from Jay Leno.

    We’ve been fortunate to have a great relationship with Nintendo over the years. See more Nintendo cakes we’ve created for the company here.
  • 5
    Winter Wonderland First Birthday Cake

    Francescas First Birthday Children

    This was one of our more popular cakes of the year with nearly 1000 pins since it was created back in Feb 2013. It’s great wintertime cake and the penguin topper is adorable!

    More first birthday cakes available in our gallery.
  • 6
    JJ’s 2nd Birthday Truck Cake!

    JJs Vintage Pick-up Truck Birthday Cake

    This cake, like JJ’s first birthday cake, was a very special cake for Anne to make. Like most two year olds, JJ loves trucks, so Anne found a vintage truck online which she used as inspiration for this cake.

  • 7
    Alice in Wonderland Sweet 16 Cake

    Alice in Wonderland Birthday Cake Whimsy

    We love Alice in Wonderland themed cakes at Pink Cake Box and this was an especially fun one to make with all sorts of trinkets and mementos from the story. We partnered with our friends at Extraordinary Productions to create this cake.

  • 8
    ‘Doctor Who’ TARDIS Cake

    TARDIS/Eleventh Doctor-themed cake

    We were honored in 2013 when BBC of America reached out to us and asked us to create this TARDIS cake for Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary. After publishing the cake, we were also honored (and thrilled) to win the “The Ultimate Doctor Who Cake Contest” on our favorite blog Between the Pages!

    You can see the cake on display at BBC headquarters here. Also, on our instagram account we took a shot of Joanne and Anna constructing the cake.

  • 9
    Swiss Dot and Peony Wedding Cake

    Pink Cake Box Cake

    This four tiered blush pink cake has meticulous detail with ivory swiss dots and a textured ivory band around the bottom of the tiers with clusters of peonies to bring together this elegant cake. This is perfect when looking for a simple and elegant look.

    Credit goes to Joanne for masterfully piping every one of these swiss dots! You can see her in action here on our instagram account!

    To see a variety of different wedding cakes check out our gallery here.

Our most in-demand cakes for 2013

Here are some of our most popular requests from 2013. Also, to find the latest trending cakes at our bakery, check out our popular cakes of the day section!
  • 1
    Claire’s Sweet 16 Cake

    Topsy Turvy Sweet Sixteen Cake

    This fun Sweet 16 cake brings together animal print with some whimsical swirls to celebrate Claire’s Sweet 16. The top tier has a dark pink tier with black zebra stripes and a silver 16 standing on top with some fun dark pink feathers and 2D stars sticking out on wires.  The second tier is dark pink wrapped with a two looped white bow with long tails draped down the cake. The third tier is white with dark pink and silver whimsical scrolls and the bottom tier reflects the top tier with the dark pink and black zebra print. Rolled fondant balls sit at the base of each tier to match.

    For more Sweet 16 cake ideas, you can find them in our gallery here.
  • 2
    Sweet 16 Princess Cake

    Turquoise Sweet 16 Cake

    I think every parent wants their daughter to feel like a princess, especially when celebrating a milestone like a Sweet 16. This cake captures the elegance of a growing woman with a touch of fairy tale we hope they hold on to. The top of the tier captures the essence of every princess with a silver scrolled tiara with clear crystals that sits atop an ivory tier with a “16″ pattern with silver dots between. Blue hydrangea and garden roses are in clusters throughout the cake and a silver rope sits at the bottom of each tier. The second tier is in turquoise with a white damask pattern and a plaque with the birthday girl’s name. The third tier is an ivory quilted with matching turquoise medallions with a silver piped design. The bottom tier comes together with the beautiful turquoise and a white scrolled pattern.

    You can find more princess themed cakes in our gallery here.
  • 3
    JJ’s First Birthday Cake

    1st Birthday Giraffe Cake

    This cake is asked about time and time again because of the cute giraffe and fun colors that is perfect for a little one’s birthday. The oversized giraffe on top of the tier holds tight to his balloon and a number one to celebrate JJ’s first birthday. The top tier has polka dotted white frosting dripping down the lime green tier with rolled fondant balls at the base. The second tier in light blue shines bright with stars and Jesse’s name in 2D cut outs with stripes running through alternating letters. The bottom tier ties in more colors with polka dotted stripes and yellow frosting dripping over the top. The back shows a cute tag stamped with “love mommy”.

    For more first birthday cakes, check out our gallery here.
  • 4
    Doggy Groom’s Basketball Cake

    Pink Cake Box Cake

    We receive a lot of requests for sculpted dogs, not only for groom’s cakes but for birthdays and a number of other celebrations. This particular cake was a groom’s cake of the couple’s French bulldog with a basketball “chew” toy at his feet.

    No matter what the event, you can see other dog cakes in our gallery here.
  • 5
    Circus Clown First Birthday Cake

    Animal and Circus Close Birthday Cake

    Circus themed cakes are popular for children of all ages and work well for both boys and girls! In addition, this cakes adds cute animal figurines which was another frequently requested item for 2013.

    This particular cake has a cute clown popping out of the top holding onto the birthday girl’s age. The top tier has a fun red and yellow circus tent theme with an elephant hanging out in his party hat. The second tier in blue with fun circus like circles has a monkey hanging on with his party hat. The bottom tier finishes off with red and white stripes and a lion in his party hat sitting nicely on the side. Our favorite little guy is the Ring Master Teddy Bear that holds onto a ball with the inscription “Muah” which has a very special meaning to the birthday girl.

    Find more children cakes in our gallery here. We also have a whole section devoted to animal themed cakes!
We are excited for the new year to bring in fresh ideas and see what will be topping our favorite list for the upcoming year!

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