Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sweet Alchemy by Amelia Has Arrived in Manhasset precious. We just loved designing this Purpliscious cake for Anastasia's First Birthday!
This Centerpiece display was created for a Baby Shower held at Limani Restaurant in Roslyn, NY on Northern Blvd. Each cupcake was toped with a 3-D sculpture. Each table at the shower had their own cupcake centerpiece.

Head table centerpiece with a small cake on top of the baby block themed tower.

Indian themed wedding cake for a wedding held at Leonard's of Great Neck. The top tier was adorned with a replica of one of the bride's earrings.

Anastasia's Christening Cake. Christening reception was held at Morton's Steak House on Northern Blvd.

Front view of Anastasia's Cake.

This cake was created for Paul and Desiree for their wedding vow renewal and Christening for their daughter Sophia.

Ahhh...our Katie turned 11!!!!!

This cake was for Cleo. The mom of one of our brides. Happy Birthday Cleo!

25th Wedding Anniversary Cake.

Wedding Vow renewal cake for Lon and JoAnna on their 24th Anniversary. Their party was an Indian Fusion themed party. Elephants on top of cake were sculpted by Theodora.

Sam's Celebration of his new apartment in NYC. This was a biography cake commissioned by his dad Chuck. Best of Luck Sam in your new digs!

Our Costaki turned 8 this summer. What better way to celebrate but with a shark themed cake. The boys loved it! check out the Lego body parts. I think however Mr. Leggo Man will save the day!!!

This awesome cake was created by Theodora for Sweet Alchemy for Timothy who had his birthday at Top Gun Karate on Northern. He loves Toy Story and especially Buzz Light Year. How true to the toy is this cake!!!

Another sculpture created by Theodora. ELMO!!!!

Bridal Shower cupcakes. Simple yet elegant.

Motorcycle themed cake by Theodora of Sweet Alchemy.

Pinkalicious Cake and cupcakes. This is probably one of my favorites!
Again...Theodora our sculptress created this adorable Pinkalicious sculpture.

Pinkaliscious cupcakes to compliment main cake.

More pinkalicious cupcakes.

Yankee's themed cake.

Holy Crap!!! Tom turned 40!

Dora the Explorer cake for our friend Shara's daughter...Adrian.Happy Birthday Adrian.

For the Manhasset Mothers Group we created these chocolate cupcakes with their little birds logo for their season kickoff. We met quite a few of the moms that afternoon. Good Luck ladies for a successful year.

40th Birthday Cake. Our customer's hubby caught a huge ....we mean really huge black stripped bass this summer. You should have seen the pic! So, we created a cake to represent the catch for his 4oth Birthday.

Sponge Bob Square Pants!!!!! Sponge Bob Square Pants!!!! Sponge Bob!!!!

Nicholas' Christening Cake. This cake was designed by Sofia for Sweet Alchemy and executed by moi.
We Finally Did It!!!!
We finally did it! My dream come true...a little custom cake shop in Manhasset, New York.
It's almost two months now since we opened on October 30, 2010 and the response has been wonderful.
But...before I go on...I have to publicly say thank you thank you thank you to all of my family and friends for coming out to our opening celebration and for all of your support and well wishes. The opening would not have been as special as it was without all of you! Our little place still resonates with all of the laughter and smiles from that day! Again...from the bottom of my heart....Thank You!!!!!
Ever since we opened...I have spent nights here...literally...there were several evenings when I or Theodora and I spent the night on the sofa or chair! We even tossed a coin one night to see who gets the sofa! Exhausted you ask! Absolutely....but a good exhaustion! We did however, promise ourselves not to do this again. Unless of course we have there is a tornado or a snow blizzard preventing us from going home. :)
Since opening we've catered to the Manhasset Women's Coalition Against Breast Cancer, the Manhasset Mother's Group, the Flower Hill Mother's Group, Shelter Rock's Sixth Grade Halloween Party, North Shore Nursery's Ladies Night Out...and oh so many fun birthday parties, showers and anniversaries and weddings and christenings.
We've expanded our menu of goodies to cupcakes to order. All we need is a couple of days for those. Soon to come will be frozen tiropetes and kourambiedes....Who wouldn't want such wonderful Greek delicasies as Greek tiropetes and kourambiedes? Just come in and place an order or call us - and we will be happy to make them for you and deliver to your front door!
We will also be giving classes in beginning fondant work starting in late January. Working on the curriculum as we speak.
Classes will be for Mommies and Me, Children: Ages 5 - 7, 8 - 10, 11- 13, teens and adults.
Just stay posted on this blog and my FB page for more info as it becomes available!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Newbie Cake Designer Theodora Rises to Occasion!

New cake designer for Sweet Alchemy by Amelia, Theodora created this awesome Wubbzy in Space birthday cake for Yianni...who turned three just a couple of weeks ago.
Several months ago...I had been asked to create a Wubbzy cake for Dessie and Peter Anastasopoulos' son Yianni. I have been making all of Yianni's cakes since he was born...including his christening cake. So...of course I said "YES!" Not knowing, that I would be filming for a television show at the same time as Yianni's party. Yet..I couldn't disappoint Dessie and, I asked Theodora my daughter and creative consultant to create this cake. And create a cake she did in addition to making coordinating cupcakes! But not without some drama! Poor Daisy....on the way to the venue Space Odyssey in Englewood, New Jersey, suffered a head trauma...not once but twice! Yet!!!! She survived! Looks like Daisy put on her big girl bloomers and made it to the party in one piece. Thanks to Theodora's quick thinking and nimble hands. looks like you have a permanent place at Sweet Alchemy!
Welcome aboard!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Ibiza in Manhasset

A fabulous time was had by all at Nick's 40th Birthday Bash on Sunday, June 27th. Nick and Maria and their gorgeous children Katie, Melina and Costaki hosted the birthday party of the decade in their beautiful home.
Maria's vision of bringing Ibiza to Manhasset was brought to life with the decor and attention to detail in decorations adorning the tables, the music by International Sounds (DJ George) and wonderful catering staff from PAX Foods and entertainment for the children.
Friends and family gathered to help celebrate Nick's birthday with music and dancing and delicious food and of course cake. Can't have a birthday party without cake...a cake shaped to look like a vintage bottle of fine wine in a crate.

Cake by Amelia of Sweet Alchemy by Amelia. Bottle was made of Rice Krispie Treats. the case was made from a scrumptious Blackout Chocolate Cake filled with Cookies and Cream filling. The grapes were made of sugar! Fooled a lot of people!
It was so much fun creating this cake for Nick. Wishing him a Very Happy Birthday. As we say in Greek...Na ta ekatostisi!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Lena's Sweet Baby Shower Cake and Mini Cakes

Lena's Baby Shower Cake

Lena's Baby Shower Cake and Mini Cakes
Memories of great times when our son's were playing high school and college football were brought back when Helene, Lena's mother in law and I were planning Lena's baby shower cake and mini cake favors.
You see Helene's son, John John and my son Terry played together for 8 years....and now....John John is going to be a dad and my son is getting married in August.
As we planned the design of the cakes and the beautiful tower display that my daughter Marilena created, we carried on as if it were yesterday when we were gettting ready to tailgate at one of our games at C.W.Post.
Together we laughed at memories of the antics our boys got into and tears of joy were shared as we talked about our families.
If you're wondering about the the flavors...well...hope you are sitting...or getting that virtual cup of coffee was a blackout chocolate cake with a light and airy italian merengue and nutella buttercream.
My best wishes to Lena and John John. Can't wait to see the pics of baby when he/she comes.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Baby Einstein Cake and Cupcakes for Baby Bruce

Ahhh! I remember the days of young motherhood and how exciting it was to plan baby's first birthday! If only I knew about fondant and gumpaste back then! Oh the cakes we would have created!
This cake was designed for Baby Bruce who turned 1 today. His birthday party was held at Connolly's in Maspeth, New York.
Baby Bruce's cake had the sock puppet characters of Dragon....."blaaaahhhhh!" I love this character....Tiger....Ducky and hiding behind the center tier....Moo Cow. On top of the cupcake is "Worm" or is it "Caterpillar?" Cake was a red velvet with cream cheese frosting and cupcakes were my famous blackout chocolate cupcakes and creamy American buttercream frosting.
Happy Happy Birthday Baby Bruce!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Our Newest Cakes for May and More to Come!

Upcoming cake theme. Pretty yes???
Proud family of Emilia who celebrated her Sweet 16 at El Carib
in Brooklyn, New York.

The beautiful and sweet Emilia. Doesn't she look like a princess! It was such a pleasure sitting in Emilia's family's living room talking about cake and more cake and designing her custom couture Sweet 16 Cake.
Her venue was gorgeous. What a lucky young lady! Many happy returns Emilia!

Here is Jennifer's ...Coach diaper bag cake I created. Sweet Alchemy designed Jame's Starbuck's Coffee groom's cake for their wedding. They weren't into the reception more than three minutes when Jennifer told James that when they got pregnant she wanted only Sweet Alchemy to design her baby shower cake. Thank you Jen!!!! This is what it's all about...creating something to make people happy! Good Luck Jen and James!
Jennifer's shower was held at Caroselo in Howard Beach, New York.

And last but not least of this month's work is a classic Chanel Purse Cake created for Nickie who celebrated her birthday at Parkside Restaurant with her friends, in Corona, New York. I love Chanel!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Amelia of Sweet Alchemy by Amelia
Sofia of Potion Cupcakes
are proud to announce their newly formed collaboration.
Together, Amelia and Sofia will bring to the fabulous world of cake, their talents in baking and custom design for their cake-aliscious customers.
Check out our websites for more information on our offerings in custom designed cakes, yummy cupcakes and cookies for all of your events.
For Potion Cupcakes:
For Sweet Alchemy by Amelia:

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Two Beautiful Cakes for Two Beautiful Brides to Be

These cakes were both shower cakes for two lovely young women. The top cake, a three tiered chocolate black out cake filled with an Italian Buttercream infused with vanilla and almond flavorings was created for Aphrodite. Aphrodite loves flowers. So we created this romantic cake with a modern twist of pearlizing the pink fondant and scoring the fondant to create the image of threads wrapped around each tier. The flowers...a fantasy magnolia and hydrangea petals.
The second cake you see was a cake for our Vicky. Vicky's cake was a red velvet cake with a light and airy buttercream also infused with a vanilla and almond flavoring.
Vicky loves Chanel and so we created this classic pink clutch purse with a cascading Chanel Scarf ala Sweet Alchemy by Amelia with white flowers adorning the side of the cake.
The warm and inviting atmosphere at Vicky's shower was ever so special. I know...because I was there! Vicky and my children grew up together. It was indeed a very special day. We are all so happy to have shared in this beautiful day and look forward to her wedding in June to her fiance...Nick. They make a beautiful couple.
Congratulations to both our brides. Aphrodite and Vicky. Best Wishes to you both.
You will both make beautiful brides.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Mardi Gras Themed Sweet Sixteen for Ciara

This lavendar and yellow Mardi Gras Sweet 16 Cake was created for a lovely young teen...Ciara who celebrated her special birthday yesterday in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York.
Cake was a fabulous chocolate cake filled with canolli cream and a vanilla beany cake filled with milk chocolate ganache.
The masks (top and bottom) were my visions of Venetian Mardi Gras masks. The lavendar theme was the perfect contrast for the deep dark and rich colors of the the Mardi Gras themed deco's at her venue.
Happy Birthday Ciara.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sweet Valentine Cake for Gabriella's 1st Birthday

Maryann, Gabriella, Benjamin and Francine.

I loved loved loved creating this cake for little Gabriella who celebrated her 1st birthday yesterday at Lenny's Clam Bar in Howard Beach.
The cake was a three tiered red velvet with cream cheese filling and Italian Merrengue Buttercream frosting under a buttercream flavored fondant.
The tier in the middle...the clear one was filled with heart shaped candies to be shared with guests.
Wishing Gabriella a Very Happy 1st Birthday.