Archive for August, 2009

Vintage Inspired Wedding Cake!!!

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Well, I am finally feeling like life is getting back to some sort of pattern and I am really enjoying it!  Today I am actually at my in-laws beach house in Newport Beach and then off to lunch and shopping with my girlfriend Kate!  But before I left for my day of fun I thought I would post these gorgeous photos from a recent wedding that I had the pleasure of doing.  Courtney Toney of Joyful Weddings & Events completely blew me away with the look of this wedding.  She worked hand in hand with the bride and groom who were very involved with the planning of their wedding day since their reception was actually in their backyard.  I loved my wedding day too, but if I were able to go back in time I think I wish this was the style of my wedding…intimate, detailed inspired, and a touch of vintage…love, love, love it!  The bride and groom were so much fun to work with and really let me try out some new ideas with the design of their cake!  Lastly, I have to say that Amy Squires did an amazing job with the photography!  I was able to work with able on my first real wedding back in the day and it was so much fun seeing her work her magic again with this wedding!  

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For the dessert station Courtney found the most adorable vintage cart!  For the cake design the bride wanted to incorporate sugar lace, pearls, and lots of vintage details!  We accented the cake with a fabulous sugar magnolia flower too!  To add to the details the bride wanted to do some mini desserts as well, so we had cake lollipops, mini red velvet cupcakes, and mini cheesecakes with raspberries.

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Here are a couple more details shots of the gorgeous day!

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I also took a couple detail shots of the desserts and cake so I could share them with you!  They are not as good as Amy’s, but hopefully they will do!

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Thanks for checking out the photos…I would love to hear from you!

Featured on UtterlyEngaged!!!

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Well, as most of you can tell from my lack of posts I am barely hanging onto my sanity! The shop is basically all I sleep, breathe, and eat these days! I knew it would be a lot of work, but let me say that it is really A LOT of work starting up a dessert studio! I am loving every second…well, maybe not every second (the late night dishes, lack of sleep, and nervous stomach aren’t too much fun), but overall I am really, really happy with how everything is going! I have so much to blog about, but before I try to do all of that I had to let everyone know about my absolute favorite online wedding magazine…Utterly Engaged! You must check it out…even if you are already married or not in the wedding time of your life, the magazine is filled with gorgeous photos, interesting people, and fun ideas. I was beyond excited when they asked if they could feature my new studio and had a blast when they came out for the photo shoot. I of course had to get my adorable nieces and handsome little brother in on the fun…they are my cutest advertisement! A big thanks to Eva Chiou, Lucia Dinh and Henny Setiadi, they are the talented ladies behind all the magic. I also can’t forget to thank Brandon Kidd who was the amazing photographer who shot all the photos…if you are in the Southern California area and need a photographer I definitely recommend checking him out. Well here is the link to the whole magazine and sneak peak at my feature! Utterly Engaged Magazine!

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And like I said there are tons of uber talented contributors so check them out!

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Photoshoot!!!

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Last week I had the pleasure of being featured on Green Wedding Shoes and Snippet & Ink!!!  A couple months ago I was asked by the fabulous Carissa, of JL Designs to do a photoshoot!  I was so excited when she said that Jasmine Star would be shooting the photos and I was so happy with how everything turned out!

The first look was an eco-chic tablescape.  Carissa had such great ideas for this table and the end product turned out amazing! For the cakes I chose to go with three smaller size cakes instead of one large cake.  I love this look and hope to do this for more upcoming weddings!   I used fresh flowers for these cakes and combined different size cake tiers to get a modern look.  To get more details on the table design visit Carissa & Jasmine’s blog on the links above.  

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The second shoot of the day was a French Farmhouse look!  I love all of Carissa’s eclectic pieces for this table, such as the hens and pitchers of artichokes.  Wildflower linens really supplied us with some gorgeous linens for the table too!

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For the cake I decided to go with a white-on-white look and I put subtle details on each tier of the cake.  I added intricate lace and sugar buttons to the cake and accented it with a gorgeous sugar gardena.  

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Grand Opening August 16th!

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Well I can’t believe it has already been 2 weeks since we have opened Sweet & Saucy Shop!!!  I have never worked SO much in my entire life (and I don’t think my family has either…thanks guys!).  We have been loving it here each day and I have so much fun seeing all the blog readers that stop by for some treats; you guys are the BEST!  

We are having our official GRAND OPENING this Sunday, August 16th from 11-5pm.  If you come in we will be giving away a free mini dessert with purchase…think mini key lime pies, chocolate peanut butter bars, lavender lemon bars, and lots of other mini treats!  Here is our flyer, so if you want to copy and email it around to all your friends and family that live in the area I would LOVE it!

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I also wanted to introduce my cousin Kandyce to all of you…she is a fabulous youtube blogger (and quite famous too).  She is one of my front counter girls and I am going to have her start doing some more videos for the blog so you can see what is going on here in the shop.  Here is the first one….drumroll please!

 


If that isn’t enough to make you want to come out and visit us, check out these yummy photos that my photographer friend, Diandra Ann, took for me! She was so much fun to have in the shop and I was amazed at the images she captured…thanks SO much!IMG_3148

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Thanks so much for checking out the blog!  I will be posting photos soon from all the recent weddings so check back!

Peak into Sweet & Saucy Shop

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

First off thanks so much for all the love and support that has been sent my way this past week!  I really appreciate it more than you know!  These past few days have been a windwhirl of events that have left me happy, excited, exhausted, overwhelmed, but most of all grateful!  I am so grateful for the wonderful support I have from my friends, family, and blogging community….without all of you I could never have made my dream come true and I am forever grateful for all your thoughts and prayers.  This first weekend open was so much fun and so much work!  I was lucky enough to have so many friends and family stop by along with wedding industry friends and blog readers!  Mary from SoCal Weddings did such a nice feature on me on Jay’s Catering Blog, so a lot of the photo credit goes to her…thanks!  Well lets start the photo madness….first off, custom cupcake picks made just for your’s truly from Posh Paperie!

**Also the Grand Opening Party has been CHANGED to Sunday, August 16th…we hope to see you there!

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Here are a couple detail shots of the shop!

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Now my lovely family!  I could never of survived without them!

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We were so happy when we saw these cute faces for some of our first customers of the day!

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I also have the best friends in the world…thanks for the support!

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And now for the goodies!!!

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Thank you all once again and hopefully if you are ever in the area you will spot in, grab a treat, and say hello!

**Reminder again: The Grand Opening Party has been CHANGED to Sunday, August 16th…we hope to see you there!


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