Archive for June, 2013

Sweet & Saucy Shop Video by Cloudless Weddings!

Monday, June 24th, 2013

I am SOO thrilled to share with you our first shop video by the talented team of Cloudless Weddings!  They were an absolute pleasure to work with on this fun project and I am beyond in love with how the video of our shop turned out!  I hope you all enjoy it as it lets you look a little at the behind the scenes of Sweet & Saucy Shop!

Bows for Blake – Part 2

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

I have to say that I felt a little bit of pressure to pull off quite a dessert extravaganza for Blake’s 1st birthday party, but once we came up with a theme and my mind started going it became a lot of fun to dream up what I wanted for my little girl’s special day!  My amazing sister made the fabulous bow backdrop (with help from my cousin Kandyce too) and I have to say I was in love with it!  I added some gold dots and a golden “B” and that was the backdrop!  I also added plain and glitter gold dots to accent the table as well.   I have to thank my amazing team at Sweet & Saucy Shop since they literally brought all of my ideas to life and blew me away as always!

I tried to incorporate the bow theme into most of the desserts so for the salted caramel macarons we hand painted a gold bow on top.

I love tiny details so we added mini bows to the round rice krispy treats.

I had too many ideas for her cake and couldn’t commit to just one main cake design so I decided to do three cakes instead…I guess that is one perk of owning a bakeshop!  For the first one we did a gold glitter fondant with a mint and white polka dot large bow!

Next we did mini salted caramel tarts and accented them with mini pink chocolate bows!

I have a love affair with panna cotta so we did vanilla panna cotta shot glasses with a raspberry coulis on top!  Love these little spoons I believe I got from Shop Sweet Lulu too!

A customer fav and mini too are our Red Velvet cake lollipops that we dipped in white chocolate, add mint green modeling chocolate dots and a pink bow.  I also had fun using a variety of pink and gold stands as well from our collection and a lot of them are up for sale on our supply store Sweet & Saucy Supply!

I am so excited about my recent collaboration with Little Cat Design Co as she creates the cutest cake and dessert toppers out there!  She crafted this fabulous topper for Blake, as well as the mini wooden bows on the large cupcakes and the #1 on her smash cake!  We can’t wait until we start selling Katherine’s designs in our stores as well as online, which hopefully should be done in the next month or two.

For the main cake I wanted to keep it not too busy since the topper was the main show stopper so we did a simple pretty pink bow, large gold dot garland, and also crimped the edges of the tiers to add a little more detail.

One of my favorite parts of the whole table was the cake below!  I dreamed up the idea of having these bows painted all over the cake once I saw a print like it on pinterest and Kyong brought it to life perfectly!

We made some large strawberry cupcakes with chocolate ganache filling and dressed them up with ruffle frosting, bow toppers and gold cupcake holders.

At almost all my friend’s parties they always request our sugar cookies so I knew I needed to have some cute bow cookies on the menu for the party…

Last, but not least our ever popular mini key lime pies…cute as ever!

We are so blessed to live life with such a great community of people and so many of our friends have kiddos around Blake’s same age which always proves to be loads of fun when we get together!

My sweet sister made these adorable headband favors for the little girls at the party.  You can check out her shop on etsy at SaraRaeShop 

Love my girlfriends!!!

Of course Blake needed a smash cake as well.  We did a simple mint buttercream cake with a cute little bow, polka dots, and another adorable topper from Little Cat Design Co

I had a feeling my little girl would attack the cake (she is a girl after my own heart) and she did exactly that!  She got right in there and we all loved every moment!

Of course she got to the moment of cake overload and clearly was DONE!

This is such a sweet photo below since both Angel and Christina had their sweet babies in March as well with me and we have enjoyed sharing so many precious moments of motherhood together.

This is the best photo we could get of all the kids…this day was clearly tons of fun and we were so blessed by everyone that came!

 

 

Blake’s 1st Birthday Party…Bows for Blake Part 1

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

I am SOOO excited to share with you my little girl Blake’s 1st birthday party!  I definitely went over the top I guess (I’m an all or nothing kind of person…haha)!  It was quite a lot of work to plan and execute, but I had a lot of help and definitely couldn’t of done it without the key people below!  I told myself that I wanted to make sure and really enjoy the party and not be in crazy mode and I have to say I accomplished that and was able to enjoy every moment with my little girl, friends, and family!  She has been the biggest blessing this past year and I really can’t believe she is so big now.  She is the joy of our lives and I loved being able to plan her special day!

The team behind everything….my sweet & talented sister, Sara of SaraRaeShop, made the bow backdrop, fringe tassels, blake’s adorable headband, and the headband favors as well.  Karrie and Elizabeth from Posh Paperie designed her invitations which I love and the other paper products, Carissa of JL Designs did the gorgeous florals, Katherine from LittleCatDesignCo made the fabulous cake topper, wooden bows on the wall, and mini bow toppers, and Krisa Mason took the stunning photos!!!  I also have to thank my sweet mother, best friend kate, cousin Kandyce, and husband Tim who helped pull off this crazy fun day!

My precious girl…love her eyes!

The party hats, dot garland, and fringe for the balloons I found DIY tutorials on the great blog Oh Happy Day!

Love these photo wall decals from Pinhole Press…add a little washi tape and you are done!

You can’t see it really well, but we created a fun birthday sign for Blake with everything she loves and little details about her at this age.  Karrie designed it, my Uncle Dan of Instant Signs Cypress printed it and then I added pink fringe to the outside.

Love the flowers Carissa added to our wood wall!  For the bows I painted them and decorated them myself….I really pulled out all my craftiness for this party I tell you!  It was quite exhausting, but fun!  I also used our mini instax polaroid camera and took photos of people throughout the day and used washi tape to stick them to our wall.

Here is Blake’s playroom!  You can check out 100 Layercakelet’s blog post to see the link for where I got most of her playroom stuff if you are interested.

Love the mini bakeshop stand my inlaws made for Blake for Christmas!  Too cute!

Here are the three main ladies of Sweet & Saucy Shop!  Love always having my mom by my side!

I kept changing my mind for Blake’s party outfit, but eventually went extra fancy and dressed her up in sparkles, bows, and big girl shoes…too fun!

The theme for her party was Bows for Blake…I guess I came up with it since I am always making her wear headbands and bows, so we just went with it and I really loved finding ways to incorporate the bow theme throughout the party!

I love mini food items so these little kid sippy cups were perfect from Shop Sweet LuLu.  We bedazzled them out with gold glitter tape, custom stickers, and washi tape.

This photo just mades me smile so much!

We absolutely loved sharing this special day with so many friends!  We had two separate parties, her family party was on her real birthday since we could only fit so many people in our loft.

Call me crazy, but not only did we do the desserts, but I decided to make the homemade sangria, strawberry lemonade, and gourmet sandwiches.  I almost didn’t think I would get it all done and it was definitely a race to the finish, but it finally all came together!

Our sweet little family!

This shoe shot is one of my favs too!

Well Krista took so many good photos that I am doing her party in two posts, so next one up is all the desserts!!!

 

 


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