Charlotte’s Bake Shop


I am WAY behind on posts. It seems that the holidays just about did me in (not to mention the new website). So I am finally posting about my daughter’s bake shop party held the first of November.

My goal was to create a sophisticated, little bake shop that one might find in a quaint corner of a downtown district. The décor was set around the lovely chandelier and everything came together from there. From the bead board backboard to the hot pink, cut-out frame, Charlotte’s Bake Shop sung of feminine details that any little girl would go giddy over.

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 In keeping with the theme, Charlotte and her guests met at a local commercial kitchen, Lovable Foods, where they not only got to bake their treats, but received instruction from a professional chef. Alicia Garcia, co-owner and chef with Lovable Foods, lead the girls through baking and creating several delicious treats – including apple tartlets and strawberry shortcake. The idea was that the girls would create their own delectable fare for Charlotte’s Bake Shop and have enough to take home.

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I fell in love with this chandelier from Seequin. It truly became the item that directed my entire theme.

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Here are Charlotte, and her cousin, Adeline, decorating the cupcakes for the shop.

strawberry shortcake

The girls made the shortcake and cut the strawberries for the strawberry shortcake.

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inside of invite

the invitation

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the cake was supposed to be a ruffle cake. It didn’t turn out exactly as I would have wanted and the icing was supposed to be white, but Charlotte was thrilled and I thought the cake topper looked lovely perched on top.

menu sign

I created a menu sign that I “floated” in this cutout frame and hung it on a dress form with a vibarnt apron from my old line of aprons (way back from Ali’s Aprons). I was really pleased with how it turned out.

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recipe cards as favors

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personalized aprons were not forgotten. Aren’t these girls adorable?

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favor bags held the recipe cards and each girl was given a wooden spoon to also take home.

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For a craft, while all the wondeful food was baking, eache girl made a personalized tag like these that we hot glued onto a bakery box so they could identify who’s treats were who’s upon departure.


Chef Charlotte at work.

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the apple tartlets complete

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Alicia Garcia with Lovable Foods

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part of Charlotte’s name banner

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The party was a blast and the girls had a wonderful time baking and eating all their treats.

Party Resources:

Paper goods, invitations, aprons, tags, and photography: The English Pea Studio

Location and Instruction: Lovable Foods

Paper straws used in milk bottles and for the cake topper: Cakes and Kids Too

Cake: Bumble Bee Bakery

Cupcakes: Kroger

Chandelier: Seequin (spray painted with hot pink, gloss pain)

Cutout frames used in signage: Michaels (frames were spray painted with hot pink, gloss paint)

Bead board Backboard: Home Depot



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