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Black & Gold Layer Cake Shop Giveaway - Closed May 06 2013, 37 Comments

Giveaway One lucky Daily Mixer reader will win 1 4oz bottle of Pearly Gold Chunky Sugar, 100 yards of Classic Black Bakers Twine, 20 Black Polka Dot Nut Cups, 12 Black-White Dot Paper Bags, and 25 Gold Chevron Paper Straws.

How to Enter To enter post this giveaway on facebook or twitter and leave a comment telling where you posted it. This giveaway is open to readers all over the world. Only 1 entry per reader, please. We will choose a winner at random on Friday, May 10.

Rules Your giveaway win will be shipped using the shipping method of our choice.

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Spring Layer Cake Shop Giveaway - Closed April 29 2013, 30 Comments

Giveaway One lucky Daily Mixer reader will win 24 Lily of the Valley Picks, 1 bottle of Mint Green Gel Paste Food Coloring, 60(approximately) Green Polka Dot Baking Cups, 1 4oz bottle of Pastel Pink Sanding Sugar, 25 Light Pink Stripe Paper Straws, and 1 Spring Bird Cutter.

How to Enter To enter leave a comment with a suggestion of a baking project, or Layer Cake Shop product, that you would love to see on this blog. This giveaway is open to readers all over the world. Only 1 entry per reader, please. We will choose a winner at random on Friday, May 3.

Rules Your giveaway win will be shipped using the shipping method of our choice.

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New Bakers Twine Line January 04 2013, 0 Comments

Introducing our new line of classic, 100% cotton, 4-ply bakers twine! There are many of the same colors we previously carried, plus a few new ones. Hello, Mustard Yellow! We are most excited about the size of these new spools. Our new twine comes in 100 yard lengths making it much easier to only buy what you need for your project. Happy crafting and packaging!

♥ Layer Cake Shop

NEW! BULK Baking Cups September 17 2012, 0 Comments

We are excited to be offering bulk baking cups in a pretty rainbow of solid colors..

and a few patterns too!

All patterns and colors are also available in mini size!

Sugarlicious February 08 2012, 2 Comments

This week was the release date of the much anticipated edible art book Sugarlicious by bakers everywhere. I preordered my copy and when it arrived bright and early yesterday morning I snuggled in with some coffee and Sugarlicious and read it cover to cover. The projects were just lovely, the kind that make you smile instantly, and its organized so well! I was nearing the end when I turned to page 203 and what before my sparkling eyes did appear..

Thats right my friends.. listed in the resources section of the book! What a surprise!

Check out just a few of my favorites..

Made you smile didn't they?! Order yourself a copy of Sugarlicious and make sure to check out Meaghan's blog The Decorated Cookie for tons of baking inspiration! Thanks Meaghan!

♥ greta

Thanksgiving Weekend Coupon Code! November 24 2011, 0 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving friends! Now through Monday save 15% at with coupon code TURKEY15. Have a great holiday and weekend!

♥ NEW at Layer Cake Shop ♥ October 19 2011, 0 Comments

29 new chocolate molds!

18" Disposable Decorating Bags

12" Disposable Decorating Bags now in packages of 100

Happy chocolate molding!
♥ greta

Good News! October 18 2011, 2 Comments

Our shop has some belated news to share! Over the summer Layer Cake Shop has changed from a partnership to a family run business. I miss my bff/partner so very much, but making the decision to move our family from Illinois to Wisconsin this summer just didn't make our partnership practical any longer.  Josh and I, along with our fantastic employees, now operate Layer Cake Shop full time together.  Working together as a family on our business is the very best, and what we have always wanted!  A huge thank you to all our fantastic customers who have helped make this dream of ours possible!

This summer I have also been working on growing a baby! That's the baby belly up there at the top. We are all crazy excited to meet this little one, but big sister Olive can hardly contain her excitement! We are planning on a late November arrival, but Olive was quite early, so it could happen any day now. Eek.. yay!

When I first launched the Daily Mixer I intended for it to be filled with baking inspiration, created in house, and a way to share shop news. However, our big move and this pregnancy has made it challenging to create as many baking inspiration projects as I would have liked. Knowing that there will soon be a newborn to snuggle a whole lot, I know for certain there will be less time to bake for a while!

Part of my Layer Cake Shop vision has always been to create original content for the sole purpose of inspiring people. I love, love, love to share ideas and inspire others to create.  So if it can't be all about baking for right now, I thought I'd transform this blog a bit to include all the other things I love and am working on.. babies, kids, vintage, thrifting, fashion, home, sewing, crafting, and certainly baking. A lifestyle inspiration blog maybe?

Just to be super duper clear, Layer Cake Shop is humming along just peachy and will continue to do so after baby is here. You can continue to expect the best products and service!

Cheers to changes!
♥ greta

♥ NEW at Layer Cake Shop ♥ October 04 2011, 0 Comments

Yummy new colors of Bakers Twine.. Halloween and Buttercream!

Fluorescent Paper Tags.. perfect for labeling Halloween goodies!

Pretty Cream Paper Tags to coordinate with our new Buttercream Bakers Twine!

♥ greta

♥ NEW at Layer Cake Shop ♥ September 27 2011, 3 Comments

We are so excited about our new paper straw colors!  Isn't the Aqua/Green Stripe gorgeous!!!  Like our other paper straws they are available in packages of 24 or 100.

We are just in love with these straws!  We carry paper straws in stripes, dots, and even stars and hearts.  We now have any color you would need to coordinate with your party or event.  They are very durable and eco-friendly to boot!

♥ greta

♥ NEW at Layer Cake Shop ♥ September 09 2011, 1 Comment

We just listed some adorable new paper bags.. they are just the sweetest!  I think I heard our employee Kellie squealing over them.  I had to play with them a little bit.  I think our Sixlets look just adorable in the mini bags.  Would make a perfect party favor!  We listed 17 different new paper bags so I won't post them all here.. but my oh my.. chevron, polka dots, stripes, notebook print, they are so sweet!  Here are just a few more of my favorites.

Light Blue Diagonal Stripe Paper Bags

Red Dot Paper Bags

Black Goodies Paper Bag

MINI Blue Notebook Paper Bags

♥ NEW at Layer Cake Shop ♥ August 29 2011, 1 Comment

Cotton Candy Pop Rocks

Strawberry Pop Rocks

Bubble Gum Pop Rocks.. that turn into gum as you chew!

We think sprinkling Pop Rocks on cupcakes would be so fun!  Check out these festive cookies CakeSpy made using Pop Rocks!

So fun right!

We also just got in these yummy.. very vintage.. goodies..

C Howards Violet Mints

C Howards Scented Gum

We are having fun expanding our Novelty Candy department this week.  If you have any suggestions we would love to hear them!

National Sugar Cookie Day Feature! July 11 2011, 2 Comments

We are honored to have our Cherry Cutout Cookies featured in Sugar & Meringue's National Sugar Cookie Day online booklet!  This adorable, extremely well put together, booklet full of fun cookie projects and recipes is free my friends! Make sure to treat yourself and check it out.

Emily of Sugar & Meringue is hands down one of my favorite cookie decorators. Her obvious love of vintage and color so suits my sensibilities, and tugs at my vintage loving heartstrings!  Here are some of my Sugar & Meringue favs..

Adorable Button Cookies

Yarn Ball Cupcakes

and these BEAUTIFUL gum paste flower cupcakes!

Thanks Emily!

♥ greta

♥ NEW at Layer Cake Shop ♥ July 09 2011, 0 Comments

3D Cupcake Candles

Tall Rainbow Stripe Candles

Short Skinny Sparkler Candles OBG

Short Skinny Sparkler Candles RWB

Magic Relight Twist Candles

We have had so many requests for a bigger birthday candle selection, so here are the latest shop additions. Those Tall Rainbow Stripe Candles are my personal favorite! We will continue to bring in new birthday candles, so check back soon!

♥ greta

♥ NEW at Layer Cake Shop ♥ March 23 2011, 0 Comments

Mini Squirrel Cutter

Mini Candle Cupcake Cutter

Mini Acorn Cutter

Mini Daisy Cutter

Mini Fruit Cutter Set

We just added these new totally adorable mini cutters to the shop.  That little squirrel is killing us!

♥ NEW at Layer Cake Shop ♥ March 16 2011, 1 Comment

Assorted Candy Melts

Peanut Butter Candy Melts

Gold Dragees

Honeydew Charteuse Bakers Twine

Bunny Face Sugars

Loafer Shoe Toppers

Large Baby Lamb Lollipop Mold

We have recently added quite a few new items to the shop and here are some of favorites!

Win a Layer Cake Shop Gift Card! March 07 2011, 0 Comments

The talented duo over at Icing Designs is hosting a couture cupcake contest and a gift card to our shop is one of the prizes!  In their words..

We are celebrating the one year anniversary of our blog this we figured we better do it in “style”, couture style that is!  We want you to send us a picture of your most “couture” (homemade) cupcake.

We are thrilled to have two of our sweet and very talented friends, Jill of Modern Cupcake and Rosie of Sweetapolita, judging this contest with us...two ladies that you can certainly draw plenty of inspiration from!
On March 16th we will announce the “Cupcake Couture” winner! Prizes will include a fabulous gift certificate to Layer Cake Shop, 12 Cupcake Couture petite invites and 12 coordinating note cards. Good luck, now get decorating...we can not wait to see what you come up with!

We know you all can come up with some amazing cupcakes!  Good luck and see their blog for rules and details.

We made Martha! March 04 2011, 1 Comment

We made Martha!  In case you missed it we added a nice red arrow for you.  They made a cute daffodil table setting project using our Mini Electric Yellow Baking Cups and Mini Electric Orange Baking Cups.  Really adorable!

This is a great day!  Martha Stewart, and her team of talent,  is our idol!

♥ NEW at Layer Cake Shop ♥ February 25 2011, 2 Comments

We promised you Mini Cupcake Decorating Tips earlier and now they are here!  A lovely Round Mini Cupcake Decorating Tip..

Star Mini Cupcake Decorating Tip..

Closed Star Mini Cupcake Decorating Tip..

and a French Mini Cupcake Decorating Tip to round out the selection!

We hope you love them as much as we do!

♥ NEW at Layer Cake Shop ♥ February 25 2011, 0 Comments

Rad Blossom Baking Cups .. these are a shop favorite.  A bit Betsy Johnson inspired don't you think?!

Brown Cheetah Baking Cups

Brown Giraffe Baking Cups

Black Ivy Baking Cups

Red Ivy Baking Cups

Purple Orchid Baking Cups

Black Hummingbird Baking Cups

These baking cups may only be available for a limited time so get them while you can!

♥ NEW at Layer Cake Shop ♥ February 10 2011, 0 Comments

There is something about sweet packaging that can turn the simplest treat into something extra special. We just got these little Clear Candy Boxes in the shop and we love them! They fit 4 Mini Baking Cups just perfectly which makes them ideal for packaging small chocolates.  Little chocolates look so sweet nestled in the Mini Baking Cups.  Some large chocolates fit in them as well, like the Horse Head Chocolate Mold, 3D Camera Chocolate Mold, Boom Box Chocolate Mold, and the Hollow Heart Chocolate Mold just to name a few.

Happy Packaging!

♥ NEW at Layer Cake Shop ♥ February 04 2011, 0 Comments

Heart Candy Shapes

Star Candy Shapes

Flying Saucer Candy Shapes

Fruit Candy Shapes

We think these would be just the cutest on top of cupcakes or packaged as party favors!

We ♥ Our New Business Cards February 03 2011, 1 Comment

Our new business cards from Print Place just arrived and we are ecstatic with how they turned out.  We love the rounded corners, how vibrant they are, and their satin finish.  You can expect to have one of these pretty things tucked inside your order to stash in your recipe box or share with a friend.  Don't they just look happy!

Indie Wed Recap February 02 2011, 1 Comment

We had a booth at Indie Wed this last Saturday and we had so much fun!

Our fantastic employee Devin helped us out.  Seriously people.. the guy is willing to wear a pink tie in public for us!

Doesn't our booth look like a parade float!?  We got a lucky spot.. the first booth right in front.

Devin workin' the crowd.

We couldn't bring one of everything, but we really packed a whole lot in.

We met so many wonderful new friends who love to bake.

Its always really fun to meet customers that have ordered from our website in the past.

We had a great time, handed out a ton of business cards, and hope to attend again next year!

We had to shamelessly include this photo of Olive (Greta's baby) who came to visit us at the show.  She found herself a lollipop.

Snow Storm! February 01 2011, 2 Comments

Kristen is from California, and admittedly afraid of this snow storm we are in right now. I however am from Wisconsin and snow doesn't scare me!  I am not one to stock up on groceries and hunker down, I always seem to find a way to go about my days in the midst of snowy weather.. until today!

Olive and I had to leave the shop early today for fear that we wouldn't be able to make it home safely if we waited an longer.  I think I made the right choice.  I'm at home looking out the window at snow flying horizontally, and the wind whistling through the windows.  Its CRAZY outside!

Kristen will be shipping on her own, without the help of the rest of the Layer Cake Shop team, for the next couple days.  If you've placed an order this week, hang in there, we are doing everything we can to get it to you as soon as humanly possible amidst this insane weather.

This is the perfect time to stay at home and bake your little heart out.. I think that's what I'll be doing!

♥ greta

Our Television Debut January 31 2011, 0 Comments

If you missed us on NBC's First Look here is a LINK to the segment.

Layer Cake Shop featured on NBC's First Look January 27 2011, 8 Comments

We have some exciting press news!  This Saturday, Jan 29th, we are going to be featured on NBC's First Look. The episode features a variety of online businesses. It airs nationally right after Saturday Night Live.  Just a few weeks ago Kimberly and Pat from NBC came out to our shop and filmed our interview in the shop, us packaging orders, and giving demos on how to use some of our products.. including our new Cupcake Decorating Tips.  They were so fun to work with and we had a blast. Make sure to watch our television debut!

Visit us at Indie Wed! January 26 2011, 0 Comments

Come and visit us Indie Wed this Saturday, Jan 29th, from 10-4!  The show will be held at Chicago's Ravenswood Event Center.  We would LOVE to see you there!  The show is really fun and certainly the best wedding show around.  Last year was a ton of fun and we are really looking forward to meeting so many of you in person!

See you soon!

♥ NEW at Layer Cake Shop ♥ January 24 2011, 0 Comments

We are SO EXCITED to finally have decorating tips and bags in our shop!  We have been wanting them forever, and so have our customers!

We listed our Cupcake Decorating Tips, just moments ago, and there is more to come.

Including lots of smaller tips, grass tips and even a really neat cupcake, or doughnut, filling tip.

We are really excited about our Decorating Tips section, there are so many more really fun tips to experiment with!  We were planning on having cupcake decorating tips for mini cupcakes as well, but some of tips we ordered weren't the perfect size.  Stay tuned.. they will be arriving soon!

Have fun piping!

a BIG thanks! January 08 2011, 1 Comment

Our Retro Baby Animals, featured in this months Country Living Magazine are back in stock!  Aren't they just the cutest.. one of our favorites!

We want to give a huge shout-out to our sweet customers for all the orders these last couple weeks!  They have been our busiest yet!  We are doing everything we can to keep our stock well supplied.  If you are waiting for something to come back in stock its most likely on order and will be in really soon.

Thanks again!

Happy Birthday Josh! January 05 2011, 4 Comments

It was my mans birthday this week and we had some delicious rice krispie bars with Rainbow Polka Dot Sprinkles to celebrate.  Happy 32nd Josh and thanks for being the best husband, daddy, and Layer Cake Shop supporter!  You're my favorite!

Love, greta

Layer Cake Shop in Country Living Magazine! January 02 2011, 22 Comments

What a way to ring in the new year.. we have been featured in Country Living Magazine!

The issue just hit the newstands and we are overjoyed with how it turned out.  We vote this the hardest secret to keep in 2010 and the very best thing of 2011.. so far!

The article, Making a Country Living, is a regular article that features a different female owned business each month.  Its right in the front on page 20!

They photographed a TON of different products, and ended up choosing our Small Deer Toppers and Retro Baby Animals. We had no way of knowing what they would feature, which made it a bit hard to stock up on these little guys.  We sold out of them really quick, but no worries, they are on order and will be here asap!  Make sure to sign up to be notified when they are back in stock if you are waiting for them.

Country Living contacted us at the end of September and we only had a few weeks to prepare.  I (greta) looked at about 300 dresses online to find just the right one.  I found this one from Anthropologie with the help of my BFF.. thanks Sara!  Then I was on the hunt for the perfect cardigan.  I spent many hours cardigan shopping! Kristen has an amazing collection of vintage clothes and already had that perfect little red puffed sleeve number..LOVE it!

There was hair dying to be done, hair cuts, raiding of the makeup drawers, curtains to be made, some touch up painting on the walls, oh and what to put on the bulletin board.   It was fun, and when your aiming for perfect it gets a little crazy!  There was a whole lot of laughing at the insanity of it all!

We were photographed by the awesome Aimee Herring, she was so much fun to work with!

Here is the cover!  Thanks Country Living!

It was a great experience and we are amazed at how our shop has grown from its tiny beginnings in just 2-1/2 years.  We couldn't have done it without all of you, our incredible customers!  We have received some of the sweetest emails from County Living readers, and a lot of questions.  We hope to do a little business related FAQ in the future to help answer some of them.  If you have any questions that you would like to add feel free to put them in the comments on this post, or email us.

Merry Christmas! December 25 2010, 0 Comments

Merry Christmas everyone!  May your day be filled with family, laughter, giving and yummy treats!

Layer Cake Shop in Brides Magazine! December 21 2010, 2 Comments

How exciting is this!  Brides magazine so kindly featured our shop products in their Jan issue!  It just came out so run and get your copy!  We are super excited!

Flip to page 308.  The article is really great..

and the colors are fantastic!

Nothing tops the fact that we get to go to work at our own business and always have orders to ship.  We love each and every one of you for supporting our shop and can't thank you enough.  Press like this is really really fun though and is very high up on the list of what makes us giddy!  Time for an 80's dress up/dance party day in the shop, our favorite way to celebrate!

And a quick link to our products you see in the article..
Blue Polka Dot Baking Cups
Blue Gingham Baking Cups
Mini Blue Sweet Flower Baking Cups
Lemon Yellow Bakers Twine
Orange Swirl Baking Cups
Lime Green Polka Dot Baking Cups

♥ NEW at Layer Cake Shop ♥ December 10 2010, 2 Comments

Brought to our shop by customer demand Layer Cake Shop Gift Cards are finally here!  They are available in $15.oo, $25.oo, $50.oo, $75.oo and $100.oo values.  Perfect for holiday gift giving!

♥ NEW at Layer Cake Shop ♥ December 03 2010, 0 Comments

We just added a few new chocolate molding accessories.. Foil Candy Wrappers and Candy Color.  The Candy Color is the perfect way to achieve just the right color when using our White Candy Melts or also tinting Colored Candy Melts.  These wrappers look so pretty on your homemade chocolates!

Here is some wrapped chocolate inspiration, click photos for the links.

Cinnamon Fudge Jewels A little pastel action Foil wrapped chocolate eggs Daily Shoot 04.05.10: Blue chocolate hearts wedding wrapped in foil - pinkfuschia - lr

♥ NEW at Layer Cake Shop ♥ November 23 2010, 0 Comments

Our new Chocolate Molds have been listed in the shop and here are just a few of our favorites.   They are fun to make and produce adorable results!  Also check out our Candy Melts and Chocolate Accessories.  Happy chocolate molding!

♥ NEW at Layer Cake Shop ♥ November 19 2010, 0 Comments

We are really excited about adding Candy Melts to our shop!  We have been wanting them for so long!  Chocolate molds and accessories will be listed throughout the next week and we will post about them here as they are listed.  Check out those Houndstooth Baking Cups.. adorable right?  They are available in Standard and Mini size.

p.s. purple candy melts will be coming soon.. our supplier was out : (

♥ NEW at Layer Cake Shop ♥ November 18 2010, 0 Comments

We are constantly adding new items to our shop and you can expect to get the first glimpse of them here at the Daily Mixer!

The SWEETEST Mini Owl Cutter!  This little guy is only 1-3/4" tall! We cannot wait to whip up some teeny tiny owls!

Fun Cinnamon Bakery Labels just in time for packaging your holiday goodies!

Welcome to the Daily Mixer! November 15 2010, 4 Comments

Welcome to the Daily Mixer, our very own Layer Cake Shop blog!  We are really excited about this new venture!  You can expect to come and visit the Daily Mixer for new cute, kitschy and vintage inspired baking ideas and inspiration every day.. Monday through Friday.  Our baking projects will be created in-house by us, especially for you, and will feature lots of fun ways to use products available in our shop.

The letter chocolate pop molds and supplies pictured above will be available in our shop soon!

Stop by tomorrow for our our hands down favorite cut-out cookie recipe!