Mimi’s News

Shuri – Black Panther Cake Topper

If you haven't heard, the Marvel Comics hit, Black Panther has reached $1.7 BILLION dollars in sales since its February 16, 2018 release date! LET THAT SINK IN..... ONE POINT SEVEN BILLION DOLLARS in a month! WOWZERS!!!!  We were ssssssoooo excited about the release...

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Karen & Antonio’s Royal Blue & Silver Wedding Cake

Getting married is a special occasion that marks a major milestone for many. It is often one of the top two things people look back on as the happiest moment of their lives. The second could quite possibly be eating our cakes…..just kidding (smile).  We recently had...

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Newest Creative Cakes – The Drip Cake

Newest Creative Cakes - The Drip Cake We are super excited about our newest creative cake design! The Katherine Sabbath inspired drip cake! We came across Miss Sabbath's drip cake designs a few months ago via Instagram, and spent a good portion of three days scrolling...

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Habesha Bride – National Capital Area Cake Show!

Habesha Bride - National Capital Area Cake Show! While perusing thru Instagram a year ago, we came across the awesome work of Sara K. Golish from Ontario, Canada.  Her work completely BLEW us away and we knew we HAD to recreate one of her pieces in cake! One piece in...

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2015 DC Central Kitchen’s Capital Food Fight

2015 DC Central Kitchen's Capital Food Fight This year we participated, alongside Stacked Cakes and Amazing Cake Creations, in the 2015 DC Central Kitchen's Capital Food Fight!  This annual fund raiser takes place at the Ronald Reagan Building International Trade...

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Gold Lace & Purple Peonies

Gold Lace & Purple Peonies We thoroughly enjoyed creating this gold lace & purple peonies cake for a recent bridal shower in Alexandria, VA.  It was designed, with love, for the bride-to-be by her wonderful bridesmaids and the Mimi's Mocha Treats team. Every detail...

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Peach & Gold Wedding Cake

Manassas, VA - Peach & Gold Wedding Cake Ok - this was DEFINITELY a first for us! We were recently contacted by a "bride to be" who resides in Texas to create a cake for her Virginia based wedding. Wow..... Well, how in the world do you conduct a tasting and...

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Ruffles and Pearls Wedding Cake

Ruffles and Pearls Wedding Cake Nothing screams feminine more than ruffles and pearls.  And when you receive a call from a childhood friend requesting ruffles and pearls for their nephew's upcoming wedding..... you make it happen! And that's just what we did! We were...

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Custom Sculpted Giraffe Cake for a 2015 Graduate

We are in love with this custom sculpted giraffe cake! To the 2015 high school graduating class - we would like to take a second and congratulate each of you! Just know that your future is full of endless opportunities and the world is your oyster! We look forward to...

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NASCAR Themed Birthday Cake – VROOM!!!!

NASCAR Birthday cake = VROOM!! This NASCAR birthday cake brought so much joy to one of our favorite clients.  The expression on his face upon seeing his cake? PRICELESS!! And what could possibly be greater than that? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! We recently had the pleasure of...

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Purple Ombre and Orchids

Purple Ombre and Orchids Purple ombre and orchids.....with a hint of gold.  Yep, that's all we were told to incorporate in this birthday cake design for one of our favorite repeat clients.  She is a true spit fire; so full of energy and life.  So, it was no surprise...

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Sunflower Wedding Cake

Sunflower Wedding Cake - breaking thru the winter blues This sunflower wedding cake DEFINITELY warmed us up during these last wintry days.  What we loved most about it was the symbolism the sunflower played in the couple's relationship.  It was definitely a unique...

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Custom Cake Topper: Release the Kraken

Custom Cake Topper Over the course of the past two years we have become OBSESSED with the human form.  I know... I know... it sounds crazy, but its true.  We have YouTube'd ourselves to death, bought almost every sculpting book we could get our hands on, even took a...

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Cheese & Wine: The Food Artist Group

What would you do with 90lbs of cheese? Oooohhh…. the possibilities are endless! Let’s see, we could make: 1. Cheese soufflé 2. Cheesy Mac & Cheese 3. Cheese Quesadillas 4. Cheesy grits 5. Cheese Omelets The list could go on…and on….and on…. But! We were impressed...

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The Pastry Portal

We are super excited about being an affiliate of The Pastry Portal! Talk about a confectionary heaven! They sell everything from ready to fill pastries to fondant and pastry tools.  We sat down with the Owner in hopes of learning a little more her and the company: How...

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2014 – New Flavors and Updates to Existing menu

We are super excited about a few changes here at the studio! We listened to you, our favorite clients, and decided to up our game by including new flavor combinations in our menu.  We now have flavor combinations dedicated to weddings that are sure to please everyone....

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2014 National Capital Area Cake Show

Let us tell you...there is nothing greater than spending a weekend with like minded individuals, especially artsy ones! This past weekend we attended and participated in the 2014 National Capital Area Cake show.  We entered a piece as well as taught a "rose box" class...

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Cake & Food Artists Gone WILD!!!!

We cannot wait for the 2014 Food & Wine Festival at Busch Gardens, Williamsburg to start again! We created ssssssooooooo many amazing memories last year and this year is guaranteed to be even better!!! Shout out to Veggy Art for including us, again, this...

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Sugar Spooks Collaboration

So...what happens when 40+ cake artists decide to come together and create awesome pieces celebrating their love of Halloween? Sugar Spooks is born! Around two months ago, we were approached by Avalon of Avalon Cakes, to join a team of fantabulous cake artists...

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2013 Wedding Trends – Stay in the “Know”

This year promises to be the year of true personal expression! Good bye to the old stuffy, traditional ways of wedding ceremonies.  Instead, brides and grooms are focusing on letting their “light” and individualities shine! We try our best to stay on top of the latest...

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Wine Bottle Class at Mother of Cakes

We recently taught our first class at Mother of Cakes Sugar & Cake Academy in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.  It was an amazing experience with equally amazing students! The students were given the task of creating a stand up wine bottle made of cake.  They learned how...

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2012 – What an amazing year!

2012 was definitely a year for the records! We achieved some amazing goals and met some phenomenal cake artists.  Our clients made this year extra special by trusting us to create their dream cakes for their special occasions.  And the referrals? Wow! We were totally...

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Social Media Cake

This cake was created for Navy Federal Credit Union to celebrate their 250,000 Facebook fan "Likes". The cake was in our Black Tie Affair flavor combo. If you look closely, you will see edible images of some of their fans and...

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Cake Artists + Too Much Free Time = ……

I want to start off by saying.... I absolutely LOVE my caking family! In the past year of my caking journey, I've created some amazing bonds with some of the most talented people in the caking community.  And, when we get together...it is guaranteed to be a good...

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What “Cake” Taught Me

When I hear people say “It’s just cake”, I get a tad bit annoyed. Really? Is that all it is? Cake IS so much more than flour, eggs and milk. It’s entertainment! It’s love! It’s joy! It’s art! And….I recently came to the realization that it’s a “teacher”. Confused?...

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The “Dirty Ice” on Entering This Caking Game

As a member of a few "caking groups", I see a few questions asked over and over again. Seeing this prompted this post a few days ago and since then I've heard nothing but "thank you's" from those who took the time out to read it. So, after being asked to do so, I...

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New Fondant Line!!!

Do you remember how excited you would get about the hottest new toy when you were a kid? Like the Cabbage Patch dolls? Or for the younger generation, Tickle Me Elmo? Well.....that's sort of how we feel whenever we are introduced to a new cake product! We’re telling...

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Cherry Blossoms in Bloom….

One of the advantages of being a cake artist is having the opportunity to create cakes for some of my closest and dearest friends. This past weekend, I was blessed to create a design for a friend that holds a dear and special place in my heart, Robin. Eight months ago...

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Garden State Cake Show (Burlington, NJ)

This past weekend, we participated in the 3rd Annual Garden State Cake Show in Burlington, NJ. This year's theme was "Fashion Through Time" and let us tell you....fashion was well represented at the show! The awesome committee (Robin, Vanessa, Silvina, Anne & Barbara...

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The Enchanted Twincess Birthday

One of 2011’s best highlights for me personally, was when I was asked to be Ninang Mimi for Peyton Marley Jones (Ninang means “god-mother” in tagalog - Philippines).  I broke out in tears and replied “yes” without hesitating!! Though I have five god-children already...

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Simplistic Sophistication

A lot of times customers come to us with an elaborate vision of their cake design.  Usually their description includes numerous colors, varying textures and multiple layers.  But, they fail to realize that sometimes the simplest cakes are indeed the most extravagant!...

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Happy Holidays From Our Family to Yours….

The Mimi's Mocha Treats family would like to wish you all a great and safe 2011 Holiday Season! We've had an amazing year and we look forward to everything 2012 has in store for us!!! Our goal for 2012 is to continue growing in our craft so that we can better serve...

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Bird’s Party Magazine – 2011 Holiday Issue Feature

We are super excited about being featured in the latest Bird's Party 2011 Holiday Issue (see our work starting on page 33)! Sparkling Events & Designs, LLC approached us about creating a cake design based on "Glam"! As soon as we heard the word "Glam", we knew exactly...

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Happy 6th “Rock Star” birthday Kennedy!!

Kennedy is a Rock Star, so no other theme would have been appropriate for her 6th birthday celebration! Her party attendees received the VIP treatment by receiving spa treatments at Dollin It Up Spa.  Pedicures, manicures and facials were enjoyed by all.  After being...

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Happy SPOOKTACULAR Birthday, Ava!!!

Our latest cake request was for Ava’s Halloween themed 10th birthday celebration. We were asked by Sparkling Events & Design, LLC. to create a personalized cake for Ava since the dessert table would have cookies, cupcakes and cake pops provided by other vendors. The...

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Pea in a Pod Baby Shower

We were recently challenged by Kyndall Ty'relle Edible Decor to create a small cake to accent their candy bar. The theme? Pea in a Pod.  They wanted something with a little "wow" factor, but that wouldn't overwhelm the overall design of the candy bar.  We created this...

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Our favorite quote of the day!

"You've got this life and while you've got it, you'd better kiss like you only have one moment, try to hold someone's hand like you will never get another chance to, look into people's eyes like they're the last you'll ever see, watch someone sleeping like there's no...

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Yummmmmmy….Dulce de Leche

OK... so... other than chocolate, ANYTHING with caramel makes my heart swoon! So, when I was thinking of cake flavors for our menu, Caramel Lover's Delight was a definite MUST! Come on now.... everything tastes better with caramel, right? Our Caramel Lover's Delight...

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Why are custom and wedding cakes so expensive????

The other day I received a call from a potential client for a cake order.  After talking in detail with her about what she wanted, I told her I would get back to her within two days with a quote.  I emailed her quote along with a description of her cake and her...

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No Monkeying Around

Anyone who knows me knows I absolutely LOVE monkeys!!! For as long as I can remember talking... I have always expressed my love for them. As a kid I wanted to be Jane Goodall because I thought she was the luckiest person on earth! I would dream about sleeping out in...

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Our First Feature

One of the coolest things about this cake artistry journey is that we have been blessed to work with some pretty amazingly, talented women! One in particular is Ebony, of Sparkling Events & Design, LLC. In working with Ebony, we created a “Charming Southern Style...

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And then there was Mimi’s Mocha Treats…Cake Artist

I will never forget the first time I was introduced to the world of cake decorating.  Many friends had seen my cheesecake and cookie work, and one person in particular decided to challenge me.  A high school friend approached me and asked if I would mind creating a...

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