Archive for March, 2010

Easter Time @ The Shop

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Well Spring is definitely upon us!  I can’t believe Easter is this week already too!  I have to thank the lovely and talented Kristin Eldridge for taking these gorgeous photos of the new decor in my shop!  I wish I could take credit for the adorable pom poms, but again I must give all the credit to Kristin!  She was so sweet to help me redesign the front of my shop and really made it all come together!  Thank you SO much Kristin!!!  If you are in the Southern California area and are in need of some family or children portraits Kristin is your lady.  She has an amazing eye, creates stunning backdrops, and brings the best props!  You can check out her work here!

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We are also making some fun Easter treats as well, so I wanted to share some of them with you too!   I will have more photos tomorrow, but for now stop into the shop for some adorable Easter sugar cookies, delicious cupcakes, and tasty cake lollipops!

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Hope everyone has a fabulous week!

Utterly Engaged Party

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Well I am finally breaking my blogging drought!  I can’t believe how busy I have been lately!  The shop keeps growing and growing and more fun opportunities keep coming my way, which is so amazing, but leaves me with little time to do anything else but work. Thankfully my wonderful new assistant, Hayley, is going to start blogging for me too, so then I’ll be able to share more fun photos with you!

This blog post is completely dedicated to the lovely women over at Utterly Engaged! They threw an AMAZING party a couple months ago and I had the pleasure of being a part of a wonderful team that designed a table for the event.  There are so many fun details to this table that I thought I would send you over to the wonderful blogs of two of the talented ladies that I worked with…Nancy from, So Happi Together, and Megan, from Mae Mae Paperie!  Nancy & Megan came up with the whole fun concept behind the table and this is how Megan described it…

“The requirements were to take our own twist on a modern tablescape. We created a “brand” for the wedding which was “Love. It’s the big idea” and the logo was a light bulb with a heart inside. The couple was a pastry chef + an engineer, Polly + Edison. Mel crafted cookies and the decorations for the cake from my illustrations. You haven’t lived until you eat something with your design on it. My favorite element was all the paper we used in place of traditional elements. The table runner was paper and the place mats were also paper. The two place mats also acted as escort cards with the names on the top.”

Megan also took some wonderful photos as well, so here they are!

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I have to say I was blown away with Megan’s designs and knew I had to incorporate them into my desserts somehow…that is why I used edible images to print her designs out.  Nancy had a great vision for the whole tablescape and Mille Fiore did an amazing job with the florals! So here are the rest of the photos that the fabulous Jasmine Star took for us!!!

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I also made some mini cupcakes with the images and sugar cookies as well!

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I had a chance to snap a few photos myself, so here they are!

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Thanks so much for stopping by and I promise to have more posts soon!!!

High School Sweethearts

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

I have definitely been waiting a while to be able to post this wedding!  Right from the start I was super excited to work with this particular bride & groom because I actually had the pleasure of going to high school with both of them!  I was student body president and Ashley was president of her freshman class…to say the least we hit it off perfectly the first time we met during student council meetings.  My husband even ended up playing soccer with her husband Tommy too!  I absolutely love being able to make wedding cakes for people I know and help them celebrate their special day!  Ashley & her mother have amazing style and are incredibly gorgeous, so I knew the wedding would be one for the books…and boy was I right! They hired on an amazing team of vendors including Brooke Keegan, as the wedding planner, Aaron Delesie, who took the amazing photos, and Annette Gomez did the incredible floral decor!

Since this wedding will inspire and probably leave you wanting to know more I highly recommend checking out Style Me Pretty’s feature as well which gives lots and lots of details!  And just a warning…Ashley will most definitely make you jealous of her beauty so beware!

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The details in this wedding are what make it so special and you can really see how much love went into every aspect of it!

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The florals for this wedding have to be some of my favorite so far…simply dreamy!

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And the flower girl dresses were too adorable for words!

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The reception design we just as gorgeous!  I love all of the earth tones mixed in with the blush pink!

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For the wedding cake Ashley wanted something elegant and dreamy!  She loved the idea of having sugar pearls and sugar crystals on the cake and her mother also found a vintage bride & groom cake topper, which I adored!  We decided on add one large sugar peony and let the cake rest of a simple clear cake stand, as if it was floating on nothing at all.

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I wish Ashley & Tommy all the blessings in the whole and absolutely love that they live right by my bakery so they can pop in and say hi once in a while!

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Winter Wonderland Photo Shoot

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

One thing I love about the wedding industry is that we get to do photoshoots! Photoshoots are a time where we can push the envelope, be as creative as we want, and really let our personal style and design come through!  From the first moment that I heard Jesi Haack, from Jesi Haack Weddings and Carissa, from JL Designs, were doing a photoshoot that was going to be shot by Jessica Claire I knew I had to be in on it!  Jessica wanted to do a winter wonderland style photoshoot and Jesi & Carissa really came through with a fun, new, and very creative styled shoot.  I love all of the scarves and pops of color.  To get more details on the shoot definitely check out Jessica Claire’s Website!

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One fun tidbit of info is that the gorgeous models are actually friends of mine! Darren & Alex did an amazing job & looked stunning!

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Carissa’s flowers were so breathtaking I couldn’t believe it when I first saw the photos!

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The table setup out in the middle of the snow was just dreamy and Jane, from Olive Hue Paper, created such fun and creative invitations!  You can always count on Jesi Haack to find such great accent pieces, like these chairs!

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For the cake I wanted to go simplistic with a pop of color, but I also wanted some movement on the cake, so I decided to go with petal tiers instead of round or square, to give the cake an interested shape. Then I put a grey pearl border around each tier and accented it with a large open purple peony!  I was really in love with how this sugar flower came out and thought that it was bold enough to stand on its own.

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Here are some more photos of the gorgeous couple!  Jessica Claire’s photos are always so inspiring to look at and she definitely captures the moment perfectly!

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They were such a great couple for this shoot!  As you can see from this last photo they were definitely up for everything!

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Thanks to all of the amazingly talented ladies I was able to work with…you always inspire me!


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