Archive for February, 2011

Courtney’s Camping Baby Shower

Monday, February 28th, 2011

I am so happy and excited to share this next baby shower with you!  I had the chance along with some of my best girlfriends, Jesi from Jesi Haack Wedding, Carissa from JL Designs, Elizabeth & Karrie from Posh Paperie, and Carlie from Gabriel Ryan Photography to throw a baby shower for the fabulous Courtney, from Joyful Weddings & Events.

The theme for this adorable shower was camping and I have to say that I loved how it turned out!

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How amazing are Carissa’s florals!

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How fun is this…make your own onesie station that Jesi set up!!

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We did hotchoco spoons in s’mores and nutella flavor!

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And of course mini s’mores tarts!

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For the cake I decided to do the wood grain pattern on it and then we added some cute fondant camping props to it.

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I love these double chocolate mousse mini trifles…

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And lastly we made some sugar cookies with the vintage camping theme on them.

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Congratulations Courtney…we are so happy for you and your family!

Real Wedding: Sarah & Michael

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

You are definitely in for a treat today!  The fabulous ladies, Kelly & Paige, from over at BashPlease brought me on for this gorgeous wedding they put together for Sarah & Michael!  CharleyStar Photo captured the day flawlessly and we were even lucky enough to be picked up in C Wedding Magazine, which is definitely one of my favorite new magazines right now!

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I was also blessed enough to be featured in C Weddings Magazine again as a Southern California Cake & Dessert Studio!

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And here are all of the lovely details from Sarah & Michael’s Wedding…

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Dandelion Ranch outdid themselves with these lovely florals!

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How cute is this love chain?!?

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For the cake we kept it rustic and paige & kelly had some great wooden stumps for the cake lollipops.

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images via {charleystar photo}
event design + coordination via {bash, please}
venue {private home in brentwood, california}
flowers via {dandelion ranch}
stationery via {pica press}
dj {the flashdance}
bride’s wedding dress via {vera wang}
bride’s reception dress + gold sandals via {jill stuarttory burch}
bridesmaid attire via {j.crewtomsmadewell}
groom’s attire via {j.crew}
photobooth via {smilebooth}

Kristin’s Baby Shower

Friday, February 18th, 2011

I know I have been featuring LOTS of baby showers lately, but the truth is that I have lots of pregnant friends right now…I guess it’s that time!  I love the look of this shower that Angel Swanson, of Love and Splendor, put together for our friend Kristin, of Petal and Thorn.  The earthy, woodsy feel is so gorgeous looking and perfect for a fall time baby shower.

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I love the simplicity of the flowers that Angel did…pure gorgeousness!

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planning: angel swanson with jennylyn + chie

styling, florals, stationery + signage: angel swanson

photography: trista lerit

tables, chairs and various décor rentals: {found} vintage rentals

food: homemade by kristin’s sister, jennylyn!

Here are some close up’s of the cake I took at the shop.  We made a wood grain effect on the chocolate fondant and then accented it with a large fushia gloriosa lily sugar flower.

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Thanks so much for checking out my post!

Wedding Cake Time!

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Thanks so much for your sweet comments from our last wedding cake post!  I am excited to share some new designs with you today as well!

This first cake design I got inspired to create based off a intricate print.  I loved how the bride & groom silhouettes were surrounded by words that described marriage & their relationship.  I also love the color scheme of blush pink and grey…overall I was quite happy with it!

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Kyong did a great joy hand painting all the details on this cake…it definitely was a labor of love!

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These next three cakes were all for one wedding.  The bride couldn’t make up her mind about just one design, so instead we did three completely different techniques on three different cakes for her, while keeping with her same color scheme.

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Kyong hand painted these gorgeous, delicate branches & added two fondant love birds.  The design matched the bride & groom’s invitation.

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Up next was a simplistic two tier wedding cake we did for a modern Hawaiian style wedding.  I loved the texture on the cake with the pearlized finish and then we simply accented it with multiple burnt orange sugar flower dahlias.

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All buttercream cake below with detailed piping that matched the bride’s invitation.

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The bride wanted lots and lots of gold and that’s what we gave her!  We also incorporated a touch of brown & then a deep red in the garden rose sugar flower.

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This next cake is a great example of an inexpensive cake that still looks gorgeous…I love the mixture of rustic, yet elegant!

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My idea of an all-white wedding cake…lots of detail & texture, but still simplistic & modern.

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I do have to say I love gardenia sugar flowers!

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This last cake is both elegant and romantic…I love the combination of blush pink & gold together!

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Thanks so much for stopping by the blog…we’d love to hear which cake was your favorite!

Rue Magazine Shoot…Valentine’s Day Style

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

Well Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us and I am so excited to share this fun, flirty photo shoot with you that I was lucky enough to be a part of.  This shoot was featured in the fabulous new online Rue Magazine!  I had the pleasure of working with some lovely, talented ladies for this shoot and I think it came out perfect!  It was shot  at the amazing Faire Frou Frou, in Studio City, CA.  You can check out all the vendors at the end of the post!

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photography: Sarah Yates

styling: sitting in a tree events

wardrobe stylist: the life styled

hair/makeup: fiore beauty

paper goods: wiley valentine

talent: models international

and of course, RUE!

Recent Cakes from Sweet & Saucy Shop

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

I’m still trying to catch up on blog posting some cakes that we had the pleasure of making last year!  I have been so blessed to have such an amazing team behind me this past year and am excited as we go into this next year full of new couples, new cakes, and lots of fun times!

First up is a cake that I was so excited to work on!  This cake definitely has the most sugar flowers we’ve ever done before and I loved it.  We wanted it to be romantic and elegant and I think we did it!

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This next cake was a challenge that I was up to.  The bride worked for the Girl Scout Company and wanted to implement the cookies onto the main wedding cake and 4 small side cakes as well.  I painted the cookies with edible gold paint and then added some chocolate jewels & bottoms too.  I really was thrilled with how it all turned out!

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This black and white cake below is one that Kyong and I dreamed up.  I love having Kyong hand paint on our cakes so we came up with a look that we liked and let her go to town.  We accented it with a huge white sugar rose on top and it was finished!

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Not all cakes are elegant & girlie, this next cake is full of modern fun with a whimsical flair.  We used hand cut fondant pieces and then painted on the cake as well.  The shape is unique too because instead of traditional rounds the bride wanted hexagon shapes.

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Next up we did a traditional elegant wedding cake with a vintage twist.  We did brush embroidery on two of the tiers, mimicked the brides jeweled band on her wedding dress for one tier, and then lastly added a single blush pink garden rose to the bottom tier.

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I love the look of bright colors, textures, and multiple cakes when done in the right way and I think we managed to pull it off with this next wedding.  Thanks to Jasmine Star for the photo below!

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And lastly, normally draping isn’t my look, but I really did like this traditional style cake that we created.  I think the monochromatic look of it makes it look a little modern, but still very elegant and traditional.

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Thanks so much for stopping by the blog and definitely let us know what you think of the cakes!


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