TURQUOISE, PINK & GOLD
Turquoise, the color I am falling in love with.
Not as immature as Neon.
Not as vibrant as Green.
Not as bold as Blue.
It’s a show-off, yet is blunt.
Seclusive yet versatile.
Seems hyper like a child,
As if will get spilled everywhere,
But is graceful at the same time.
A small thing in life, that makes me happy.
PRETTY IN PINK CUPCAKES
I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
–– Audrey Hepburn
MOMMY'S LOVE in the GANTRISCH NEWSPAPER
Creativity that tastes good...
What an honor it was for me to be asked to be featured in an article in the Gantrisch Newspaper with Mommy's Love including photos of me and some of my creations. It was penned by the very congenial and competent journalist, Salome Guida, with whom I share the same wedding day and being vegan. Have a read to see what makes Mommy's Love tick and feel free to contact me to make your sweet dreams come true, in edible form, that is...
Feeling heartfelt gratitude and blessed,
It was my pleasure to design and create this two-tiered cake for a lovely lady celebrating her 40th birthday. It was so relaxing and meditative to pipe different succulents in varying shades of green buttercream and adding gold accents.
The Birthday Girl was surprised with the cake as a gift from a dear friend. Moved to tears she was in awe of the surprise, the design and the taste. When she called me during her celebration to extend her appreciation, I sang her a personal rendition of the Happy Birthday song.
We made each other’s day. I am so very grateful to have such magic moments in life by touching others with my creations.
I like this cactus quote portraying the beauty and staying power of this amazing plant:
“I will not be another flower, picked for my beauty and left to die. I will be wild, difficult to find, and impossible to forget.”
― Erin Van Vuren
& GOLD CELEBRATION CAKE
MOMMY'S LOVE wishes
HAPPY EASTER with
I love flowers and created these flower themed goodies, pastel and vibrant to catch the eye as well as please the palate.
During the lockdown, creating them shed beauty on what’s an ugly situation for us all, that I hope soon will come to an end.
Meanwhile I’m enjoying spending lots of time with my family. Although homeschooling my daughter was a real challenge, I was very proud of her and the regular progress she made. Despite her being reluctant at times to accept Mommy as Teacher, we managed to have a silver lining amidst the clouds.
Erin Hanson’s quote paints a lovely picture...and hit the nail on the head of my sentiments exactly as follows:
"She sprouted love like flowers, grew a garden in her mind, and even on the darkest days, from her smile the sun still shined."
Happy Easter Everyone!
CAN'T BAKE FOR
2 SPRING EXHIBITIONS
I was very excited to create wonderful and yummy Mommy's Love Easter and Springtime Treats for two exhibitions: namely the Kunsthandwerk Exhibition in Münchenbuchsee and süss the Sweets Fair in Köniz.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic unfortunately Münchenbuchsee was cancelled and the süss Fair had to be postponed until October 24 and 25, 2020.
I'd planned an assortment of cakes, cupcakes and cookies full of flavor and lots of playful fantasy that never got a chance to be realized.
EASTER TREATS 2020
Nonetheless I did bake a few festive goodies for customers and to enjoy at home with my family.
Hoping for sweet relief from this sour situation for us all soon. Please stay healthy and stay home.
at the 4th
in der ELFENAU
Here are some sweet creations that Mommy's Love presented at the 4th Adventsbasar in der Elfenau in 2019. Over 20 exhibitors with lovely and creative products enchanted the visitors of the event that took place for the first time in the sunlit greenhouses of Stadtgrün Bern.
It was a lovely 2 day event and I was very proud to have my daughter Joya join me with her debuted "Jo-Jo's Doggy Treats" - homemade healthy snacks for dogs. We shared the Dog Theme in our products. She was a wonderful and cheery vendor who won over many a customer with her natural charm and love for dogs.
presents the 4th
in der ELFENAU
The versatile and creative exhibitors, the supporting program with live acts and activities for young and old and the greenhouses of Stadtgrün Bern kissed by the sun renders the Adventsbasar in der Elfenau the hot spot as a weekend destination and the prelude to Christmas shopping.
On the flyer you will find everything that awaits you. Come by and be enchanted.
We look forward to your visit!
THE SEMI-NAKED CAKE
This romantic cake is two cakes in one, with three layers each, rendering a 6 layer cake, which displays its individual layers unabashedly from the outside!
Oh là là!
Inspired by Spring it's adorned with fresh flowers and filled with fresh raspberries and lemon curd.
The cake was created for a lovely lady's round birthday and enjoyed by her and her 40 plus guests who celebrated her.
HAPPY EASTER EVERYBUNNY
...and congratulations to
Sandra Di Medio, the winner of the Easter Bunny Cake Contest!
She guessed exactly how many chocolate eggs and Smarties were in three jars at süss - the Sweets Fair 2019 in Köniz where Mommy's Love exhibited BUNNYWOOD, the Easter Cookie Collection.
The cake prize was presented to her personally on Easter Sunday to enjoy with her family.
HOORAY FOR BUNNYWOOD!
Easter Cookie Collection 2019 for you and your loved ones to enjoy for the Easter holiday created with love by Mommy's Love. Order yours today!
MOMMY'S LOVE CHRISTMAS TREATS 2018
Premiered at the Advent Bazaar in the Elfenau 2018
MOMMY'S LOVE presents the
in der ELFENAU
The "Advent Bazaar in the Elfenau" will take place for the third time on Sunday 25 November 2018 in the Parkcafé Orangerie Elfenau, Bern from 10:00 am to 17:00 pm.
The "Advent Bazaar in the Elfenau", the pre-Christmas market, is a platform for creative, unique and exclusive handmade products and an oasis for Christmas present seekers in the familiar and festive atmosphere of the inviting Parkcafé.
Numerous visitors have been enchanted by the wide range of products on offer over the past two years. Let yourself be enchanted by the exquisite products, the musical performances by Rhonda Dorsey, face painting for children and the delicious food and drinks in the festively decorated Parkcafé. There is also a contest with many great prizes to be won.
The exhibitors are looking forward to your visit!
MOMMY'S LOVE TREATS for JOYA IN WONDERLAND
My daughter turned seven years old this October. I can hardly believe it! Seems she was just seven months old yesterday. Here's a look at her chosen birthday party theme "Alice...uuhm...Joya In Wonderland". Joya and her freinds all had a ball. Happy Birthday with all of Mommy’s Love my sweet Jo-Jo! Happy watching!
MOMMY'S LOVE creates GENDER REVEAL PARTY TREATS
Gender Reveal Party – Is it a girl or is it a boy?
The Baby Shower, which is tradition in the USA, has long since established itself here in Europe. Now there is a new trend: the "Gender Reveal Party". The name "Gender Reveal Party" says it all. At a baby party, everyone finds out the gender of the baby. Watch the video and discover the delightfully revealing creations of Mommy's Love. OH BABY!
MOMMY'S LOVE LOVES BIRTHDAY CAKE - TORTA REGALE
I fell head-over-heels in love with gold painted cakes and accents as I created this two-tier stately birthday cake I decided to dub "Torta Regale" (regal cake). The gift-giver said it was both beautiful and delicious. That made my day! I feel more golden deliciousness is on the way...because I think birthdays are nature's way of telling us to eat more cake. Don't you?
MOMMY'S LOVE CARS THEMED BIRTHDAY TREATS
CALLING ALL "CARS" FANS
Watch this reved up, round-up of "Cars" themed treats for a 5 year old's big birthday bash. Ka Chow Baby!
Custom Treats: Mommy's Love / Event Design: Create Memories Events by YFK
MOMMY'S LOVE CHRISTMAS TREATS 2017
ADVENT BAZAAR IN THE ELFENAU
Pre-Holiday cheer was again spread at the second Advent Bazaar in the Park Cafe Elfenau on November 26th. Mommy's Love was glad to host and welcome sixteen diversely skilled vendors presenting their crafts to the interested visitors who weathered the snow to be there. The atmosphere was lovely: Delicious food & drinks were on offer from Carol Meile, Pantea Amiet of P3 decorated with great style, a Gospel Flash Mob from my choir project "Rhonda Dorsey's Gospel Experience" pleasantly surprised the visitors and I performed three sets with my trio. Mommy's Love presented an array of holiday treats pleasing to the eye as well as palate. Time really flies when you're having fun. When it was over it seemed to have only just begun. Can't wait till next year's event on November 25th, 2018. See you there!
A 6TH BIRTHDAY MERMAID TALE
FOR THE MERMAAAZING JOYA!
A sweet table for my sweet daughter with a
Custom Birthday Cake,
& Custom Cookies...
It was my pleasure to spoil her
& her friends with Mommy's Love.
See the Mermaid Tale captured in the gallery.
MOMMY’S LOVE LOVES
Creating Buttercream Bouquets
Vintage Bouquet Cakes:
were a joy to create to celebrate the 70th Birthday of a beloved mother. They are Vanilla Cakes infused with Vanilla-Lemon syrup and filled with Lemon Buttercream & Lemon Curd. The Piped Bouquets and Cakes' Frosting are Vanilla, Lemon & Strawberry Buttercream.
The gift giver wrote:
Many thanks for the wonderful cakes! They were not only beautiful (almost too beautiful to eat) - but also delicious and full of flavor! It was clearly noticeable that you bake with lots of fresh ingredients...And that there was a great expert and artist at work!
MOMMY’S LOVE & P3
2 Mommies Who Love to
Sweet Table Design:
I am passionate about food. So it was only a natural step to extend Mommy’s Love services and offer Sweet Table Design. Our delectable desserts designed to suit your event and budget, add that extra culinary sparkle. Feel free to get in touch for a consultation and quote for your special occasion.
We are happy to collaborate with and recommend Pantea Amiet of P3 who just launched her website! P3 is the address for all your party planning and decorating needs. Have a look at the gallery featuring the Minnie Mouse Birthday Party we created together. The birthday girl, her family and friends were delighted!
MOMMY'S LOVE - CHOCOLATE LOVE
How interesting, lovely and delicious it was to spend an evening creating chocolatey goodness at a Praline Course by miniSchoggi in Berne on June 1st. Take a look at the video to see the variety of flavors in my praline and truffle creations. The world of Chocolate is an amazing one and I'm glad to have been able to take a closer look at and try my hand at the wonderful art of making chocolates.
If you could try one, which one would you choose?
Bittersweet Chocolate Champagne
Bittersweet Crispy-Chocolate Champagne
Bittersweet Chocolate Almond-Apple-Cinnamon
Milk Chocolate with Bittersweet Chocolate-Orange-Chilli
Milk Chocolate Pistachio-Vanilla-Raspberry
Milk Chocolate Caramel
Milk Chocolate Hazelnut
I had them all:-)
LET'S PLAY AND THEN EAT CAAAKE!!!
Mommy's Love created this Custom-made Soccer Cake for a great day of fun and games among friends with a yummy reward-time at the end of play-time.
This Moist Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Italian Meringue Buttercream, Semi-sweet Chocolate Ganache and Custom Made Topper was quite a fun challenge.
I was pleased with the outcome and very happy to present it to the gracious host of the party who served it to her guests as a surprise reward well earned after an afternoon of energetic ball playing.
Can't wait to make my next sports themed cake.
HOW SWEET IT WAS!...
MOMMY'S LOVE at "süss", the first Sweets Fair in Berne on April 1st & 2nd, 2017! Over 2000 visitors came and 40 stands showed a great variety of craftsmanship and artistry in sweets. See the flashback video of the Mommy's Love stand above.
The recipe for the Mommy's Love Funny Bunny Cookie Pops was featured on the report of the local TV channel TeleBärn.
What a lovely weekend it was, thanks to the organizer Karin Trüssel-Abplanalp, the süss team, the many enthusiastic visitors and last but not least, the skilled and creative exhibitors.
Wishing you an enjoyable Easter holiday!
is at "süss 2017"
the first Sweets Fair in Berne!
Stop by the stand on April 1st & 2nd!
A wonderland of goodies awaits you.
Click the süss logo link for more info...
Till then, sweet greetings, Rhonda
I had the great pleasure of hosting my first Wedding Cake Tasting for a very lovely couple. The couple was so excited, that they arrived 20 minutes early to taste what they hoped would be their dream cake to enjoy and to serve their guests on their very special day in July.
I prepared three cake compositions, incorporating inspiration from Italian cuisine, for them to choose from for their Venice themed ceremony.
Would it be cake number 1:
A Prosecco Cake filled with Mango Confit and Mango-White Chocolate Ganache?
Would it be cake number 2:
A Vanilla Cake filled with Dark Chocolate Ganache, Passionfruit Confit and Passionfruit-Vanilla Buttercream?
Or would it be cake number 3:
A Cornflour Lemon Cake filled with Strawberry Confit, fresh Strawberries and Vanilla-Bean Buttercream?
Aaaand the winner is, or better said, the winners are Cake 2 and Cake 3. The gracious couple was very keen on these two flavors and couldn't choose between them, so they chose to have them both.
I'm very much looking forward to creating the dream wedding cake for this dreamy couple.
This birthday cake was ordered to celebrate little Rafael's second birthday. He's fond of giraffes, so I created my signature XL Chocolate Cookie Billboard Topper with a giraffe enjoying his pacifier, which the birthday boy is also fond of, according to his Mom. The giraffe and name plate are both printed with edible ink. The chocolate cake is frosted as well as filled with aromatic orange Italian meringue buttercream. The foilage is piped buttercream. And the finishing touch is a border of yummy Maltesers.
BABY GIRAFFE CAKE with
XL COOKIE BILLBOARD TOPPER
I heard there was a little scuffle about who would get to eat the pacifier, the coveted...I wonder who the lucky one was.
My holiday baking was kicked off at the Advent Bazaar in the Parkcafé Elfenau, which Mommy’s Love hosted with a group of friends. Various vendors presented lots of creative handmade crafts and delicious homemade delicacies for all the senses. Mommy's Love baked goodies, like festive cakes, cupcakes & cookies, were clad in their holiday best for the palate's pleasure.
Thereafter I filled several orders and created some new designs as gifts for customers, my family and friends throughout December.
My daughter even got her hands in and helped bake too. She made some pretty nice original designs of her own (see the gallery above) and we had fun getting stuck into the dough. Can’t wait until next season.
This birthday cake was a surprise for a beloved Mother-in-law. The gift-giver had this to say:
"Dear Rhonda, My Mother-in-law was extremely impressed by your talent, first of all, and sends hundreds of compliments on such a delicious cake. (It was almost a shame to cut it!) The combination of chocolate and orange flavored buttercream was perfect! You have certainly exceeded my expectations. I’ll definitely be ordering again! Thank you for a delicious work of art!"
THE FEATURED FLAVORS:
Moist and Rich Dark Chocolate Cake with Aromatic, Silky-Smooth Orange Italian Meringue Buttercream with Piped Buttercream Flowers and Meringue Leaves
MY SWEET DAUGHTER
This Mommy's Love News Gallery is chock full of all the goodies I baked and decorated for my sweet daughter's fifth birthday in October. She's a fan of all things chocolate, pink, blue and My Little Pony.
So I had lots to be creative with, to play with and to juggle around on the five times she was celebrated. That rendered two chocolate
cakes and two dozen cupcakes with silky smooth chocolate frosting, chocolate drip, fruity raspberry frosting, blue colored vanilla - white chocolate buttercream, meringue drops and swirls and decorated cookies galore.
I wonder what her sixth birthday cake's theme will be... At the moment her heart is set on a Princess and Pirates Party. Hmmh, I have a few sweet ideas already:-)
In September I decided to try my hand at a new and trendy style of cake design, the "Drip Cake".
Check out the pictures and see my take on these towering confections, measuring 25 cm and 30 cm high. I really enjoyed designing the custom made decorations like chocolate shards and meringue drops and swirls that adorned the buttercream filled and frosted cakes. Applying the chocolate drips was exciting as well as courage demanding. These cakes are definitely suited for those who aren't fond of fondant, yet love a lovely decorated cake with true taste all the same.
THE FEATURED FLAVORS:
25 cm high Double-Barrel Carrot Delight Cake with White Chocolate-Vanilla Bean Italian Meringue Buttercream, garnished with Chocolate Drips and Custom-Made Meringue Drops
30 cm high Double-Barrel, Moist and Rich Dark Chocolate Cake filled and frosted with Aromatic Orange Italian Meringue Buttercream, garnished with Chocolate Drips, Custom-Made Meringue Drops & Swirls, Chocolate Shards and Golden Gumpaste Roses
FLAVORFUL WEDDING DELIGHTS
TO THE NEW MR. & MRS.
THE FEATURED FLAVORS:
Chocolate - Orange Tiramisu Delight: Chocolate Cake infused with Grand Marnier and Brown Sugar Syrup, dusted with Cocoa Powder, filled with a layer each of Coffee & Orange Blossom Italian Meringue Buttercream and coated in silky smooth Milk Chocolate Ganache
NICELY SPIKED CAKE TRUFFLES:
Vanilla-Single Malt Whisky & Chocolate-Grand Marnier
WEDDING FAVOR COOKIES: Vanilla-Lemon Sugar Cookies with
One-off Fondant Hearts
LEGO CAKE &
This Mommy's Love LEGO Cake & Cupcakes made with love were lots of fun to create for little Jayden's 5th birthday celebrations at school and at home with family and friends.
The Featured Flavors:
Bourbon Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Bean Italian Meringue Buttercream and Custom Made LEGOS, LEGO Font Nameplate & Banner
Moist Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Italian Meringue Buttercream and Custom Made LEGO Toppers
The cake and cupcakes complimented the LEGO themed party decorations from invitation to treat bags and hats along with the chocolate ice cream that the kids made themselves on an antique churn. The colorful event hosted by Jayden's loving parents was yet another sweet ocassion where Mommy's Love had the opportinity to spread joy with edible art for the little and the big kids attending the festivities. Grateful me!
This Mommy's Love Nissan Navara Cake goes to the Facebook Contest Winner
Sonja Lauener from Thun. She unselfishly gave over her prize as a surprise birthday present to her partner Christophe von Gunten, who drives the very same 4-WD!
Sonja says, "The cake was the real highlight of the party!!"
Congratulations Sonja and Happy Birthday and Happy Travels Christophe! It was my pleasure to make your birthday sweeter with Mommy's Love.
Nissan Navara Cake:
Moist Chocolate Cake infused with Caramel Syrup, filled with Mocha Buttercream, coated in Semisweet Chocolate Ganache and adorned with Custom Made Car Topper and Decorations
A SWEET ATTRACTION
Check out this sweet attraction starring a yummy moist chocolate cake infused with caramel syrup, filled with caramel Italian meringue buttercream, coated in milk-chocolate ganache and garnished with caramel popcorn.
Chocolate-Caramel and Vanilla-Caramel cake pops take on the supporting roles.
According to his Mommy, who threw a wonderfully colorful carnival themed 1st birthday bash for her little darling, the birthday boy danced as he watched this video featuring his birthday treats. Clive's Mommy says: "The cake looked and tasted amazing."
Smiles all around:-)))
June 1st, 2016
MOMMY'S LOVE MEGA MONTH
The merry month of May granted Mommy's Love the pleasure of creating custom made cakes and cupcakes for a host of diverse celebrations spanning 3 to 70 years. Mega! My May baking merriment was kicked-off by two custom made cakes for Boris Pilleri's Jammin', celebrating 40 years of gracing audiences with his feel-good Blues, authentically sung & played on his guitar. After the great concert at the Mühle Hunziken, family, friends & fans enjoyed champagne & cake honoring Boris & his top-notch band. The next cake was a Lightning Mcqueen Cake for little Namo, celebrating his 3rd birthday. Then came the surprise Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky Cake for Jacek, visiting from Poland & celebrating his 50th birthday. The Polish wish happy birthday by saying "100 Lat" meaning "may you live 100 years".
Then the Open Book Cake was created for Brigitte, who's an avid reader celebrating her 70th birthday. And lastly the Spiderman Cake for Dylan's 3rd birthday was created along with Spiderman Cupcakes to match, which he shared with his nursery school friends. Wow, so was Mommy a' bakin' in May or what? Yeeees she was & it was my pleasure. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to make so many people happy while celebrating their special day with goodies created by and with Mommy's Love. Thank you and a very happy "100 Lat" to you all!
May 1st, 2016
On May 1st, officially Labor Day, my husband, our daughter and I happily labored in our home and especially in the kitchen from 7am until our friends arrived for Sunday Brunch at 11am. Our daughter, excited to welcome our friends, helped decorate the table, made the seating arrangement & prepared her toys to be shared with her little friend. Meanwhile Daddy and Mommy prepared the following: mini omelets with bacon, parmesan & oregano, salmon, scallions & dill and spinach & feta, an assortment of cheeses, jams & chestnut-honey, smoked ham & salmon, french toast with maple syrup, fresh baked, homemade buttered plait bread, drinks a plenty including O.J., of course coffee & tea, as well as a fresh twist on the beloved Mimosa; Prosecco with blood orange juice popsicles. After satisfying our appetites with the savory & a tad sweet, we dove into the very, berry desserts: Passion fruit & Lemon Mascarpone Mousse Creams garnished with blueberries & strawberries and last but not least... taa-daa...the Four Berries Naked Cake which topped all off by sweetly enrobing our palates with flavor & freshness. See the photos to uncover the bare cake details. Thanks for stopping by and have a great, not so laboring start in the first week of May! Berry Yours, Mommy's Love
Four Berries Naked Cake:
Vanilla Bean Sweet Milk Cake filled & garnished with Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries &
Vanilla Bean Italian Meringue Buttercream
May 8th, 2016
IS IT A CAR
"KA-CHOW!!!"energetically says Lightning Mcqueen, with a wide smile. "Well, I'm a Mommy's Love car-cake, a car made out of cake with love for taste & detail! Take a look at me out on the road & chilling in the grass. Psssst, but please don't pick me up & roll me down the street. Instead get your fork & dig in. You'll be glad you did! Check out what's underneath my body work in the pic description. And hey there, Happy Birthday Namo! Hope you liked my paint job done just for you for your 3rd birthday celebration!"
Lightning Mcqueen Cake:
Dark Chocolate Cake with Chocolate-Caramel Italian Meringue Buttercream & Smarties Surprise inside
April 26th, 2016
Mother's Day is on May 8th. These "Berry Delight Mini Cakes" spotlighting four springtime berries are dainty treats designed for your mother's special day. Celebrate her & delight her sweet palate with your choice of Mommy’s Love vanilla sponge cakes garnished with strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries, frosted and/or filled with silky-smooth, melt-in-your-mouth Italian meringue buttercream. The cakes are about 7 to 8 cm wide and high and serve 4 to 8. A gift box of four cakes costs CHF 65.00 payable by Paypal or prepaid invoice. Please place your order by May 4th, for pick-up or delivery (additional charges apply) by May 7th. Wishing you and yours a delightful celebration of your mommy's love!
Berry Delight Mini Cakes:
Vanilla Sponge Cakes garnished with Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries & Blackberries, frosted and/or filled with silky-smooth, melt-in-your-mouth Italian Meringue Buttercream
April 19th, 2016
Be among the first 100 yea-sayers who LIKE the Mommy’s Love Facebook page for a chance to win an exclusive Mommy’s Love Birthday Cake. Tell your friends and get ready to celebrate! (The cake is not depicted and giveaway is only valid in Switzerland.) Go for it!
Vanilla Bean Cake with Vanilla Italian Meringue Buttercream and White Chocolate Ganache
March 25th, 2016
For a dear friend's son's 28th birthday, it was my pleasure to create this Fireman's Cake as a surprise! I had lots of fun with the details, like the eagle, the shield & the yellow tetrahedron reflecting decals. Necessity played mother of invention and gave birth to the aquamarine water flowing from the hose, which is actually vanilla flavored salted candy. Mmh-mmh, packed with a yummy extra treat to boot...
My mommy-friend said, "My son was speechless. The cake was perfect & a delicious surprise!. You are just awesome, Rhonda!"
Chocolate Cake with Chocolate-Cappuccino Italian Meringue Buttercream & Chocolate Ganache