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One of 5 finalists for the Pittsburgh Good Taste! Pittsburgh Cupcake Contest...
Fall Harvest Cupcakes by Samantha's Sweets

 2nd Place Winner ~ Good Taste!  Pittsburgh Cupcake Contest
Holiday Cupcake Creation Challenge! 2009

"Welcome to Gingerbread Land" November 7th, 2009

2nd place winner!

2012 Welcome to Gingerbread Land...

2012 Dream House Award
1st Place!
 1st Gingerbread House Tour Display and Competition
Mt. Pleasant, PA
I'm so very honored by this special award!
~Was displayed at Gradler's Studio, Main St. Mt. Pleasant~
I am the proud recipient of an amazing glass award by the incredible O'Rourke Glass

Samantha's Sweets meet Buddy Valastro ~ The Cake Boss...
  I was so honored to receive an email asking me, Samantha's Sweets, to promote Buddy's Family Celebrations Tour 2013.  The Cake Boss came to Greensburg and put on an amazing show!  I was also asked to make cakes for the show as back up.  I received a phone call from the tour manager telling me my cakes were GREAT!  I was so excited!  Buddy gave me a "shout out" from the stage that night with thanks; my two seconds of fame!  Here are our photos meeting Buddy, a great guy.

My sweet babies and Buddy!
Recipe sharing with 
CBS Local
Craft That Party
Parties by Jenny Dixon

Tori Spelling Feature of Craft That Party
      ~Favorite Things Party!
Photos by A Joy Photography

     The Party Dress Magazine!
  Via the amazing styling of Jenny Dixon of 
This is page 80 from the 2012 Holiday Issue of
The Party Dress

I created the two tier cake with ruffled white frosting on the top tier, and a fondant covering with gray horizontal stripes on the bottom tier.  Maria from Love & Sugar Kisses 
 created the adorable 2013 topper.
I created the yellow ruffle frosted cupcakes with Maria's amazing fondant toppers.
I also created some sparkly white cake pops, accented with striped straws and ribbon.
More pictures to come.

     Bird's Party Magazine!
Via the amazing styling of Jenny Dixon Craft That Party
Samantha's Sweets is published in Bird's Party Magazine... Issue 6 -Fall 2012

Photo by Jenny Dixon
This is Jenny's fab table ~ Roller Skate theme with oh-so-cute printables available on
Her work is AMAZING and she asked lil' ol' me to be her dessert vendor!

What an honor to be a party of such a cute party ; )

Full party pics available on

Stop on over to to view the Fall Edition - Issue 6!

Jenny Dixon from Craft That Party, has created an amazing Roller Skate party featuring Bird's Party printables ~Retro Roller Skating Party!
The cake was a collaboration between myself,   for the beautiful sugar flowers, for the super cute sugar roller skates and no. 7 and styled by Jenny Dixon herself. I layered the inside of the cake with colors to match the theme!Jenny graciously invited me to contribute the desserts! 
~So check out pages 19-24, to see the sweet treats I created for the party! *The Cake! --Collaborative effort by

*Marshmallow Pops to match the Bird's Party printables
*Balloon Cake Pops
*Strawberry Cupcakes with tube sock style frosting --Jenny placed the cake pop in the cupcakes ~SUPER cute idea!

Photo by Jenny Dixon

~A collaborative effort that I was so very proud to be a part of!

I love working with other cake decorators and party planners---especially ones as talented

as these ladies!

Photo by Jenny Dixon

I made the inside of the cake to match the party theme colors!

The flavors are red velvet, strawberry and well... blue vanilla---blueberry just wouldn't have worked.

When I make a cake for a party like this, I LOVE matching the colors to the theme! It is a great little touch to add to the fun elements of any themed party!

Photo by Jenny Dixon

My balloon cake pops in my strawberry cupcakes-decorated with tube sock style frosting.

It was Jenny's idea to put the cake pop in the cupcake---genius!!!

Photo and styling by Jenny Dixon

These are cupcake marshmallow pops I made to match the Bird's Party printables!

Balloon Cake Pops!

Party in Pink by Craft That Party...
    Features my brushed gold cake, cupcakes, and marshmallow pops!

Brushed gold cake, cupcakes, and marshmallow pops: Samantha's Sweets
Chevron Fondant Cupcake Toppers and Fondant Gold Crowns: Fondant Fantasy
Fondant Crown of Roses Cake Topper: Kima's Konfections
Party in Pink is also featured on...

Gingerbread Girl Party by Craft That Party...
This is my Gingerbread House Cake!
~As featured on Tori Spelling's EdiTorial and Amy Atlas Events Blog

J Pegs from Craft That Party 
~Table Styling by Jenny Dixon of Craft That Party

Izzy at the Photo Shoot
Printables by
Fondant toppers and Oreos by

Amy Atlas Moment!!!
Amy Atlas Moment
Photography for the Amy Atlas feature was done by
The amazing sweet, crafty party girl, Jenny Dixon is sharing the full party post of her
Gingerbread Girl Party!

Features on Catch My Party
I was featured on Catch My Party, on Oct. 13th, 2012 as a Party of the Day!

My 2nd Party of the Day feature on
Catch My Party!!!

My Practical Baby Guide ~Write ups!  Welcome Lil' Pumpkin Baby Shower  Moo Cow Baby Shower

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