Flying Pig Marathon

Flying Pig Marathon

Flying Pig Marathon

The Flying Pig Marathon is one of our favorite events of the year!  That’s why 3 Sweet Girls Cakery is the official bakery sponsor of the Flying Pig!  As the bakery sponsor, we get to be a part of the festivities, see the event from behind the scenes, and share our Flying Pig treats all weekend long. 

In this article, we’re going to share a little bit about the Flying Pig Marathon and then give you a peek at the process of making our trademarked Flying Pig Cake Pops.

What is the Flying Pig Marathon?!

The Flying Pig is more than just a marathon. It includes challenging half-marathon, 10k and 5k courses through the streets of Cincinnati as well!

The weekend kicks off with the P&G Heath and Fitness Expo at Duke Energy Convention Center on Friday May 3 and Saturday May 4th.  That’s where runners pickup their race packets and pound a few Flying Pig cake pops, cookies, brownies and other treats for before the race (carb loading, anyone?)!

Race participants come from all over the world to be a part of the Flying Pig! We love having the opportunity to meet them and feel the race excitement at the Expo.

Sunday, we run!  And eat.  And party.  In fact, there’s so much happening on race day, that we couldn’t begin to list it all here.  That’s why you should visit the official Flying Pig Website where you can even download the official Flying Pig Event App.

How do you make Flying Pig Cake Pops?

This is the question people ask the most, so here you go.

To make Flying Pig cake pops, start with freshly baked vanilla cake and buttercream. Crumble the cake and mix it with the buttercream until it reaches the perfect consistency.  Then, roll them into the “pig” shape (sort of like a stubby little sausage).

Next, add candy “legs” and “ears” to the cake bodies.  Once they are assembled, add a stick for holding and dip them into pink chocolate.

After the chocolate has time to set, you can add the details!  Fondant wings, and hand piped noses, eyes, and of course a curly tail.

We work in an assembly line when Flying Pig season rolls around so that we can make the pops as efficiently as possible. There are lots of details involved and we make thousands for race weekend!

We love that they are all hand crafted and no two pigs are exactly alike!

So, where can you get Flying Pig treats?!

The best place to get these little beauties is the Expo along with lots of other Flying pig themed goodies.

If you won’t be attending the Expo but still want Flying Pig treats, you can always special order some or stop into one of our two retail locations between now and race day!

Use our Order Inquiry Form to get the ball rolling on your special order.  Once you have submitted the form, please give us a call to follow up at 513-984-1100.

You can also give us a call first, or email us and we are always happy to chat!

We look forward to the Flying Pig Marathon all year and we’re honored to be the Official Bakery Sponsor.  See you at the race!

 

Calling All 2019 Grads

Calling All 2019 Grads

Calling all 2019 Grads

Calling all 2019 graduates! Now is the time to place orders for your graduation party dessert display!

Here’s everything you need to know about graduation dessert table options, how to order, and when to get your order in!

Graduation Dessert Tables

Graduation dessert tables are definitely our most popular option for graduation parties. Not only are they perfect for the more casual setting of an “open house,” but they also allow for the most customization and ability to incorporate the graduate’s personality.

One of our favorite aspects of a dessert table is the opportunity to have a variety of bite size treats. This means there’s an option everyone likes and you don’t necessarily have to offer a large dessert item per person, which makes it more budget-friendly as well.

We typically recommend about two bite size items or one larger item per guest. Larger items would be a full size cake pop, slice of cake, cookie or cupcake. Smaller items would be half size cake pops, mini cupcakes, brownie bites, and bite size cookies, as well as chocolate dipped pretzels and Oreos. It’s always up to you to choose what you think is best for your guests!

 

What are some dessert table options?!

Cupcakes

We offer regular size and mini cupcakes in over 100 flavors. They can be customized with sprinkles to coordinate with school colors, be topped with a logo topper, or simply have toppings specific to the delicious flavors you choose.

Cake pops

Cake pops are the highlight of any dessert table. They come in any of our menu flavors and have so much decorating potential. We can dip them in school colors, sprinkle the with accent colors, or even add a grad cap to the top.

Arrangements of cake pops are a way to add height to a dessert table display! We can also make them with a flat bottom to easily set on platters.

Cookies

We offer cookies in a variety of sizes, from bite size thumbprint cookies to full size logo cookies. Cookies offer customization, as we can mix up icing in any color palette, add specialized writing, and offer tons of shapes for you to choose from!

Choosing a selection of various sizes that are then displayed together creates a presentation that will surely impress your guests!

Chocolate Dipped Pretzels and Oreos

Chocolate dipped pretzels (the perfect sweet and salty treat!) and Oreos can also coordinate with your dessert table theme. They add a little more variety to the table and always seem disappear quickly with any crowd.

Chocolate Chip Cookies and Brownie Bites

We offer homemade chocolate chip cookies and bite size brownie bites. Chocolate chip cookies are a personal favorite, and who can resist a brownie in flavors like red velvet Oreo truffle brownie, peanut butter buckeye and classic chocolate iced fudge?!

Can’t Forget the Cake!

And you can’t forget the cake options! Cakes are an ever popular dessert table original. From a small cutting cake primarily for presentation, to a multiple tiered cake to serve 100, graduation cakes can be designed to spotlight the graduates special interests, degree or school! 

They come in any of our over 100 flavors and each tier can be a flavor of its own. We’ve created graduation cakes for graduates from cosmetology school, the police academy, veterinary school, nursing school and, of course, high schools and colleges.

We can match party decorations with colors from any schools including University of Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky University, Cincinnati State, University of Dayton, and Xavier. Not to mention highs schools such as Anderson, Mariemont, Mason and others!

We would love to talk to you more about design options for your special graduate this year!

So, when and how to I order?!

Graduation season hits right in our busiest time of year, when spring weddings are also at their peak. This means that we encourage you to place graduation orders as soon as possible!

We don’t have a specific order cutoff dates, but all orders are first come first served. We consider orders placed when they have been finalized and paid for in full either over the phone or in person. 

To begin the ordering process, you can fill out our Order Inquiry Form on our website. This will send us all of the information we need to begin talking with you about pricing and design suggestions. Once you have submitted the form, please give us a call to follow up at 513-984-1100. 

You can also give us a call first, or email us at 3sweetgirlscakery@gmail.com and we are always happy to chat!

 

3 Tips For An Easter To Remember

3 Tips For An Easter To Remember

3 Tips For An Easter To Remember

Easter is a big deal in our family. It marks the beginning of warmer weather, brighter colors and a fresh springtime start.

Here are 3 tips for an unforgettable Easter celebration.

Decorate With The Bright Colors Of Spring

After a long, cold winter, the thought of Easter could’t be more exciting. Easter means flowers blooming, birds chirping, warm Spring break, the Easter bunny, and finally Bright Colors!

In the bakery, it means turning a new leaf toward colorful cookie orders full of pretty pinks, blues, yellows, and greens!  We love kicking off the season with vibrant flower designs, Easter bunnies and Robin’s eggs.  It’s a perfect opportunity to bring a splash of color to our storefronts. 

You can liven up your home or office by simply including some spring hues.  Swap out the winter greenery for some fresh spring blooms, wear something brightly colored to perk yourself up, or just leave those neon colored post-it notes out on your desk instead of putting them in the drawer.  Any way you do it, color is fun.

Add some spring to your Easter brunch or dinner with custom colorful cookies! Check out some of our designs Here or bring us ideas of your own.

 

Friends, Family & Fresh Seasonal Food

Celebrating Easter means getting together with friends, family and food. Maybe you’re planning a special holiday meal, your first neighborhood gathering of the year, or you’re just ready to finally fire up the grill.  Whatever the occasion, community meals are great. 

Spring is the perfect time to trade in those frozen veggies from winter for fresh, in-season produce.  Look for tender Asparagus, leafy Arugula, and early Green Beans from down South.  You can also find some of the first fresh herbs of the year like chives and mint.  Try serving peas with some minced chives or adding a little mint to your favorite fruit salad for a tasty and colorful dish.

Regardless of what you serve, all great meals end in dessert!  Easter cakes and cupcakes always make for a special ending.  And they’re fantastic centerpieces for your table.  Try our springtime flavors like lemon raspberry, carrot cake, white chocolate blueberry and coconut chocolate chip.

You can get custom cakes and cupcakes for any party theme or design including bunnies, lambs, Easter baskets, and all kinds of flowers.  Check out our gallery for some fresh ideas.

Try A Creative Easter Egg Hunt

From Easter egg hunts to Easter baskets, there are so many opportunities to treat the kids with sweets.  In our family, it’s a tradition to hide easter baskets around the house and then turn the kids loose to search for them.  You might fill Easter eggs with treats and hunt for them outside. 

Here’s a creative idea.  Why not turn your Easter egg hunt into a scavenger hunt?  You could fill plastic eggs with clues and have your kids work in teams.  Each clue would bring them closer to finding their Easter baskets filled with goodies.

Regardless of how you celebrate, everyone loves baskets stuffed with cake pops, cookies, chocolate-covered pretzels and Oreos!  Stop into one of our two locations for some more ideas that will make this year one to remember.

Spring Hours are in Full Swing

OTR Is Open
Tuesday-Saturday from 12-5 pm.

Kenwood Store is open
Monday-Friday 10:30am-6:30pm & Saturdays from 9am-4pm.

Place Orders Now using our Online Order Form!

 

Cakes Ready To Go

Cakes Ready To Go

Cakes Ready To Go

Remember that time you forgot to order the birthday cake?!  Or when you found out you were in charge of the cake–the day of the party?!  Well, next time you feature in one of these festive faux pas, we’ve got you covered!

Announcing: Cakes Ready To Go!

Every week, we have a limited number of these little beauties in each store, pre-made for you and decorated for any occasion.

Here’s what you need to know:

Cakes for all Occasions

Cakes Ready To Go come in a variety of designs that vary from week to week. This includes everything from sprinkle cakes and drip cakes to simple textured buttercream designs.

Since they are pre-made, you’re able to score some scrumptiousness on the spot.  Choose from what we have available when you stop in or call ahead to see what’s bakin’.  They’re first-come, first-served, so the earlier you are–the better your selection.  You may even find seasonal and holiday-specific cakes available!

Cakes Ready To Go come in 4″ or 6″ sizes, serving 6-12 people.  Combine a smaller cake with a selection of cupcakes, cake pops, cookies or chocolate-dipped pretzels and Oreos to create a dessert table that serves even more people.

Impress your guests when you can’t plan ahead.

A Variety of Delicious Flavors

We are kicking things off with some of our top-selling flavors including Chocolate, Birthday Cake, Oreo, Red Velvet and White Chocolate Raspberry.

Imagine the possibilities:

  • A chocolate peanut butter drip cake topped with crushed Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  • Oreo ganache drip cake with Oreo cream cheese frosting and crushed Oreos
  • A blend of white chocolate and raspberries with a splash of rainbow sprinkles on the outside
  • Chocolate and vanilla birthday cakes with bright, colorful sprinkle mixes
  • Smooth vanilla buttercream with rosettes and gold splatter

The options are endless!

 

Both Locations

You’ll find Cakes Ready To Go at both our Montgomery Road and OTR locations.  All the baking happens at the Montgomery Road store, but you can have any cake or order sent to the OTR store for pickup!

Special Orders

Customize the colors, writing, and decorations on your cake by placing a special order in advance.

However, if you need a larger cake or know that you need a cake for a specific date, be sure to give us a call.  Handling things person to person eliminates miscommunication and ensures that you get exactly what you need.

Stop into the store, call to reserve a cake for pickup later, or place a special order in advance.  With so many options, how can you lose?

Call 513-984-1100 or come by to check out our current selection before they all fly out the door!

Have questions we didn’t answer?!

Use the contact form on our website to ask whatever you like.  It’s always great to hear from you!

5 Reasons to Checkout Our OTR Location

5 Reasons to Checkout Our OTR Location

5 Reasons to Checkout Our OTR Location

Our Over the Rhine location may be smaller, but it’s just as sweet. If you haven’t checked it out yet (or even if you have!) here are a few reasons you’ll want to visit!

1. Walk In Treats are the Perfect Pick-Me-Up

Located in Over the Rhine, this location is convenient for anyone downtown or traveling from Northern Kentucky or surrounding areas.

Whether you need an afternoon pick-me-up, last minute birthday cupcakes for a co-worker or dessert for a dinner party, we’ve got you covered.

With a selection of cake pops, cupcakes, cookies and chocolate dipped pretzels and oreos, chocolate peanut butter graham crackers, brownies and chocolate chip cookies, there’s something to satisfy any sweet tooth. Cake pops are especially popular in OTR because they’re convenient and easy to grab on the go.

 

2. All of the Special Ordering Possibilities

You can place any special custom order for pickup at either location. The OTR location doesn’t have a kitchen, which means we make everything at the Montgomery Road location, but we can have your order ready for you in OTR anytime during the store’s business hours.

This location is in downtown Cincinnati and just across the river from Northern Kentucky. It’s easy to access from the highway and has street parking right in front.  And don’t forget, we also offer local delivery in the area for extra convenience!

We can customize any of our products for any event, theme or occasion. We specialize in wedding events, baby showers, birthdays, corporate logo items, baptisms, anniversaries, and of course, seasonal holidays. 

3. Nearby Downtown Businesses

We can create logo cupcakes, cake pops and cookies to represent your brand.

A few businesses we have collaborated with are Cincinnati Magazine, Kroger, Empower Media Marketing, Flying Pig Marathon, Patty Brisben Foundation and Macy’s as well as University of Cincinnati and many local hospitals.

From birthday treats for co-workers to corporate meeting favors, we have ideas that will make any work event special.

4. Wedding Orders

We are located near so many of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky’s most beautiful wedding venues. We love delivering and setting up dessert tables.

A few of the venues that we work with frequently are the Monastery, The Madison Event Center, New Riff Distillery, the Trancept, the Pheonix, Rhinegeist Brewery, Backstage Event Center and Hotel Covington

You can stop into our OTR location to buy individual items to sample and checkout our displays. We also offer wedding tasting appointments at our Montgomery Road location. 

5. Spring Hours Kicking Off Next Week

Although spring might not be here quite yet, we’re ready to kickoff our Spring schedule in OTR!

Beginning Valentine’s week, we will be open Wednesday 12-5pm, Thursday (Valentine’s Day!) 10am-5pm, and both Friday and Saturday from 12-5pm. 

Then, beginning February 19th, we will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 12-5pm. 

We usually take a Winter Break at the OTR location and have been opened weekends only for the past few months. We appreciate your patience as we adjust our schedule while we learn what hours work best!

We love being a part of the OTR community and hope to see you in the store soon!

 

3 Sweet Girls Cakery

Over the Rhine Location

29 East 12th Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

513-421-0100

Tues-Sat: 12-5 PM | Sun and Mon : Closed

4 Ideas For The Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift

4 Ideas For The Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift

4 Ideas For The Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift

Valentine’s Day is always a challenge.  You want to give something original, but you also want to make sure it’s a hit.  You need a gift that’s classy, but fun.  Something thoughtful, but not too heavy.  You’re in luck, we’ve got just the thing.

Saying, “I Love You,” is sweet.  Saying it with Cookies, Cupcakes, or Cake Pops is even better!  The best Valentines are the kind you can eat.  They’re tasty and tasteful.  So here are some ideas to make this year’s perfect Valentine’s Day gift the best ever.

1. Plan Ahead

The look of panic is unmistakable.  It’s written all over your face.  You forgot all about Valentine’s Day and you got to have a gift right now!  We see it every year and, although we’ll always be here for you in those last minute crises, why not make this the year to plan ahead?  (We’ll even help you with a Special Deal.  Click Here to check it out.)

Make a list of all the things your special someone loves most.  Here are some suggestions to get you started: Favorite Food, Favorite Movie, Favorite Music, Favorite Book, Favorite Animal, Favorite Sports Team, Favorite Hobby.

Now use a line from the movie, some words from the song, or a favorite memory that you share from that time you did that thing together.  Share it with us and we can use it to customize your special treats.  This could really pay off.

Think about it, your Valentine gets a perfect treat AND you have a stress free day.

 

2. Order In Advance

OK, so you know just what you want to say–great!  Now, you need to get your plan in motion.  The best way to ensure that you get exactly what you want, is to place a gift order in advance. It’s never too early to place an order, so head to our Order Form to send us your ideas!

We offer customized cookies, cakes, cupcakes, cake pops and brownies as well as chocolate dipped pretzels and Oreos. You can order a variety of these items in a matching theme, select custom writing to personalize it, or just leave it up to us to surprise you with a gift package.

Regardless of what you order, the most important thing is to place your order.  Remember, we’re going for stress-free gift giving this year.

 

3. Request Delivery

Alright, now that you’re going to order that awesome surprise in advance, why not have it delivered?  Delivery is great, because you get cool gift points and impress the friends/co-workers points.  The only thing that makes a perfect Valentine’s Day gift more perfect is having it sit on the desk all day, so that everyone who sees it says how cool it is.

Besides, ordering in advance with delivery ensures that you won’t forget.  And we know how busy life is.  Who couldn’t use a little forgetfulness insurance?

We use a courier service who will deliver treats just about anywhere. We can deliver locally to homes, offices, schools, hospitals and just about anywhere you need in Greater Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky!

 

4. Stop in on Valentine’s Day

Finally, if you just aren’t a plan-ahead kind of person you can still just stop into one of our two local locations on Valentine’s Day.  We’ll have a selection of freshly-baked goodies for you “spontaneous” types.

All walk-in items are first-come first-served, so we suggest coming in as early as you can for the best selection.  Believe it or not, you won’t be the only one looking for that last-minute score on the big day.

Call in to reserve items from the store by paying for them in advance. We’ll set them aside and have them ready for pickup when you get there!

Check out our website for more perfect Valentine’s Day gift ideas and photo galleries. You can always submit your ideas to us under the Order Now tab or give us a call at (513) 984-1100.

Some More Gift Ideas

A Dozen Rosette Cupcakes

As pretty as flowers, but edible and delicious!

Customized cookies

The design options are endless and we can make your vision come to life. Let us know what you have in mind! From conversation hearts to intricate floral designs, we can do it all.

A Valentine’s Day cake

Send a cake to your Valentine at work so that they can share with coworkers (or choose to keep it all to themselves…!).

A Cake Pop Bouquet

Send a “bouquet” arrangement of cake pops! We’ll have a variety of flavors with Valentine’s decor for you to choose from.