Thursday, December 30, 2010

Vacation and stuff.

I've been here by myself for the past couple of days. Just like it was when I first started! Every once in a while it's nice to be here by myself. I haven't frosted this much is months! It's good to get my hands "frosty", makes me remember why I love this so much.
We're taking a much needed vacation now thru January 11th. Manuela is going to Colorado for skiing, Keri to Columbia to visit family and I'm going on a short cruise to Nassau.
Boy do we need it, we did approximately 130 wedding cakes and over 250 other cakes, all unique and individually designed and decorated. Plus we did thousands of cupcakes, anniversary cakes, desserts, dummy cakes, events... so much cake!
But, here's looking to next year! Let's double it!!! Yeah!!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Cookie Video

From our friend David Bettencourt... check it out here.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Ali won!

Ali's groupon guess was 220... we sold 214! Yeah!

Thursday, December 9, 2010


We've had a groupon coupon today for holiday cookie platters and have been scooping cookies and baking up a storm! We have an in store contest to see who's come closest to guessing the number of groupon coupons sold... so far it seems like it will be between our new intern, Ali, and Ginger. We'll report on the outcome tomorrow!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Fabulous FREE Facebook Fridays!!!


Giving you all 24 hours to respond this week-

3 winners will be chosen at random from all entries received by 2 pm tomorrow.

Share with us your favorite cake memory for (wait for it...)

a chance to win one of THREE cupcake 6 packs!
Flavors are Yellow, Lemon or Old Fashioned Chocolate.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Fabulous FREE Facebook Fridays!!!

Every Friday on our Facebook page, we will announce a FREE give-away from Sin!
It may be cupcakes, a cake, tartlets, brownies or some other delicious delicacy to fill your belly!

Go to our page-

"Friend" us, encourage friends to "friend" us and share in the joys of Sinning.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

GINGER takes over!

Hello- Ginger here, Office Manager for Sin. I have been asked to take over blogging for a bit so that Jen can focus on making her amazingly sinful & beautiful cakes.

Summer has been BUSY!
Lot's of weddings, awesome responses to the article in the PROJO & we were recently crowned winner of FOX 64 Cake Off!

My day-to-day existence at Sin is full of emails, phone calls, invoices, filing, ribboning boards but most importantly- eating CAKE! No, I am not a baker or decorator. I am an eater. Yummy delicious cake. My name has become a synonym for eating cake. Especially from a bucket of scraps. Such as- "Yesterday, I totally did a Ginger" or "Are you Gingering?" :)

Okay, gotta go, stuff to do, cake to eat. Until next week!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Pro Jo Piece

Sorry we haven't been blogging as much as we did last month, wedding season has hit us! But here's a piece that appeared in the Providence Journal, hopefully that will tie you over until we can get some more pictures up...

Monday, June 21, 2010

City Bride Cake off...

I know this is late... but we participated in the WNAC Fox 64 City Bride Cake Off Competition last night. And WE WON! Keri came up with an incredible design and we rocked it out.
Check out the Cake Cam shots.... I'll post more pictures later.

Here's the winning cake....

Sunday, June 13, 2010


I wasn't sure if I was going to post this. But at the beginning of this blog, I said it would be about the joy and trials of owning a business, as well as a showcase for our cakes. So... here it goes...
This weekend we had our first cake disaster in 5 years. Our delivery person called and said, "Jen, we have a problem. The cake has fallen over." GULP. That's the last thing we want to hear. We know how important wedding days are. Our driver was in tears. She had to swerve to avoid another driver that merged into her lane.

I immediately called the venue and told them what happened, and told them that we would get them cake to serve. We had to make cake to serve 180 people.

One of the staff started a sheet cake of Old Fashioned Chocolate, the other started the Coconut and I made two batches of buttercream and ganache. While that was baking we covered a dummy to duplicate the destroyed cake. The driver came back and we were able to salvage one of the four layers. We frosted and decorated it so the couple would have a cake to cut for photos.

The delivery person left at 9:20 for an 11:00 wedding, we got the call at 9:45. By 12:30 I delivered 2 sheet cakes with 192 slices, a 4 tier dummy replica and a cutting cake. I was blown away by how efficiently, calmly and steadily my staff (and myself) worked. So was the venue. And luckily we had an incredible bride. When I got to the site, the bride came out and the first thing she said to me was "I'm so sorry this happened to you!" See... incredible!
She really wanted to know if we were able to save the custom cake toppers we made for her of her 3 dogs. We did. She was happy, we were happy and so was the venue.

Whew! That was the most stressful day ever. Plus we still had 4 more cake to deliver later in the day!

You never want disaster to happen, but I'm glad to know that if it does, my staff can handle it. Boy can they handle it. They were awesome.

It's not necessarily a good story, but it's not too bad either. Hopefully we're not due for another disaster for another 5 years!

I didn't get any photos of the destroyed cake or the dummy cake. (I was a little too busy to take pictures)

Update: Here's a photo of the original... Cute !

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Motorcycles, card reading and Wonder Woman....

First I want to show you a close up of a chef on a motorcycle that Keri painted. It's a flat sugar piece that's on top of a 10" round cake.... look at the detail... it's awesome. Keri does such a great job.

I think this is another of Keri's.... a dirt bike for an 11 years birthday.

Um... hmmm... this is another of Keri's. A tarot card reader at her desk with all her favorite things....

Really? Yep.... another one of Keri's paintings. This is for my friend Kristen. Her son wanted her to have a Wonder Woman cake. Apparently I need to get to work and frost a cake sometime!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Flying Monkeys...

Yep, Flying Monkeys.... George to be specific....

And for the older crowd, how about a cocktail?

And Congrats to Rick and Nicole.... this is Rick's grooms cake.
Sorry for the short post!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Other Stuff...

Here's a mini Cat in the Hat cake

This is just a cute little flower cake (it's actually a gluten free yellow cake) with matching cupcakes.

For a Skating birthday party we did this cute roller skate. It just needs a disco ball now!

For a hair dresser's bridal shower we did this....

And this is what we called the Candy cake... lollipops and cupcakes.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

This week at the studio....

We had a busy week for April.... We hand painted this Rhode Island Favorite....

Ethan's love of snakes prompted this cake.... though all the girls in the studio were a bit reluctant to do it....

Last year we did a spooky hand cake for a birthday party that rents out Monster Golf in Seekonk, this year we did a tilty halloween cake....

This is a replica of another baker's cake. We prefer to do our own designs, but the client really loved this design, so we did it for her...

A baptism cake for a very large baptism party.

and finally our favorite... The reeses' cups. They were so good! Old fashion chocolate cake with peanut butter buttercream covered in chocolate fondant. We really enjoyed these scraps.