Catering the French Open!

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Rise and Shine has the pleasure of catering the media crew covering the French Open.  We always love feeding a hard working television production team.

Flag Desserts!

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With Memorial Day, Flag Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day all coming up, patriotic desserts are the perfect dessert for any backyard barbecues, fireworks watching parties, summer evening sit outs. You name it!


Flag Cake #1


  1. Easy, peasy, two bowls of cake mix, make one blue and one red with food coloring.
  2. Take half of each of those and cook normally in a cake pan.
  3. Let all four cake pieces cool, then alternate with white buttercream frosting.
  4. Expert Chef? The stars are colored fondant, cut with a cookie cutter.

Flag Cake #2


Stand back! Its not as hard as it looks! 🙂 Actually its an adorably easy trick! Thanks to A Stove With a House Around It!

They have pics to illustrate and everything!


Flag Cupcake #1


  1. Split the cake mix between 3 bowls, and add the food coloring.
  2. Spoon them into the cupcake cups with white cake in the middle and bake normally.
  3. Simple white frosting and sprinkles. Ta da!

Flag Cupcake #2

Make a flag on top, with candy! Use the method detailed in Cupcake #1, then use Twizzler’s pull and peel twists in Red. Blue or white star sprinkles are always available this time of year and viola!

Cupcake #3

I left the hardest for last, but this is just creative use of icing. If you don’t have piping bags, just snip the corner off a ziploc bag. That may prevent the specific designs in blue featured here, but red and white strips would be easy. Finish with white sprinkles!


Friday the 13th Jason Voorhees Cupcakes!

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Calling all Horror buffs! Its the greatest day of the year! 2012 still has two Friday the 13th’s coming up! This Friday and one more in July. Celebrate with Jason Voorhees cupcakes! Spooooky!



Try Red Velvet cake, or yellow cake with red food coloring. Butter cream icing is perfect given it’s off white color. Easy to make with red and black lines and M&M eyes.



Elegant Garden Wedding

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Photo Courtesy of Signature Sasha

Spring is in the air at Rise and Shine Catering. Spring and summer weddings are booking up fast! Our wedding planner division, Abbey Road is already hard at work. You don’t want to plan too small for the biggest day of your life!


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Valentine’s Day Cupcake Decorating Cheat Sheet

Cupcakes are a lot of fun to decorate. Here’s a Valentine’s Day Cupcake Decorating Cheat Sheet to help you choose your perfect cupcake! Never fear, with time and and a little love, a determined cook can make anything!

The great thing about all these recipes is they can be easily made with a standard box of cake mix. Chocolate works for most of these but feel free to experiment!

Peanut Butter M&M

Effortless and cute!  Get some Peanut Butter frosting and Valentine’s M&M’s. Frost and sprinkle on top!

Candy XOXO

It gets a little harder now! Vanilla frosting works best to help the design stand out. Get some small red candies and gently place them in the wet frosting in X’s and O’s.  Just make sure the frosting hardens with candies already in so they stick!

Frosting Swirl

Simple. We promise! Just put two colors of frosting, unmixed, in a frosting tube and frost! DIYers can use a Ziploc bag, and cut off the tip. Squeeze gently, the key here is to keep the frosting as unmixed as possible.

Heart Shaped

These are easier then they look! You just need the secret ingredient!

^ Here’s the trick!^  Fill cupcake cups and cake mix and put them in the pan, then get a marble and place it between the cup and the metal pan creating an indent.

Powdered Sugar Hearts

Okay, your getting a little creative here. Here’s the key to this effect, cut a heart shape out of wax paper or card stock.  Use both the heart cut out and the remaining sheet to cover the cupcakes and sift the powdered sugar over top to make your heart topping. Do an even number of each and place them in an alternating pattern for effect.

Strawberry Puree Inside

There’s some skill level in this one. Use strawberry jam and a cupcake filler, Target and Bed, Bath, and Beyond will usually have one available. When you’re done frost as normal!

Cut Out Hearts

Your really going for it now! Cut the tops off chocolate cupcakes, added a layer of pink frosting, punched a heart shape using a cookie cutter, then replaced the top onto the cupcake.

Roses and Ribbons

Wow Master Chef! I’m impressed! Frost you cupcakes with white frosting to help the roses stand out. Use fondant to make the roses, color it, rolled it flat and then cut into uneven strips 3/4 inch strips. Then, start at one end and roll them up. Tie a ribbon around for extra effect.

We are the ultimate romantics at Rise and Shine and we enjoy helping love to blossom in any way. You’ll have to find that special someone on your own, but with our event planning and location scouting services, you’re sure to fall in love!


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