Archive for January, 2015

Valentine’s Day Treats

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Well it’s that time of year again when love is in the air and our bakery is super busy making yummy treats to help you shower those you love! It seems like we have found a winner with these handsome man desserts!  We are selling them on sugar cookies, oreos and cupcakes now too!  Below is our set 6 pack of cookies that is $25 boxed and bowed.  This set cannot be changed for the $25 price.  If you want to do a custom order you can pick one guy of your choice and we can print him on the cookies, but it has to be a minimum of 6 and there is a $5 add on charge so then the boxed set comes to $30.  Your box would have various set Valentine’s Day sayings on them and there is no customizing the sayings a this time due to the amount of cookie orders we are taking on. You can also buy the cookies not boxed and they are $3.50 each and come in sets of 6 for pre order.

We can only ship the oreo man cookies and there is a $10 flat rate ground shipping charge for in the US. To order just email or call one of the bakeries to place your order.  All the contact info is on our website at www.sweetandsaucyshop.com  We will have some cookies in the front of the shop that you can buy on an individual basis for $3.50 each the week of Valentine’s Day, but they go quickly so if you want a set we recommend pre ordering them.

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The cupcakes are $5 each and again we will have some in store the day before and the day of Valentine’s, but if you want the pre set 6 pack in our gift box you would need to pre order and that is $33.

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We also have various Valentine’s themed macarons and you can box them up as gifts as well.

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For sugar cookies we have these cute new designs as well as yummy brownies, rice krispy treats, and pies too!

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For cake pops we have heart and cupcake shaped ones and will have some the week of in store or you can pre order too.

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Our mason jars are filled with delish layer cake and can be easily shipped along with the man oreos, our cake pops, brownies and rice krispy treats. The flavors for the mason jars are strawberry, birthday cake, salted caramel and red velvet.

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For pre designed gift baskets we have two sizes, the one below is $40 and then we have a $20 version as well.  The oreo man cookies cannot be requested for a certain guy due to the volume of orders we are doing unless you choose to order the cookies in the set of six and then we can put whatever cookies you want in the box.  You can also make your own basket up with treats you see in store and then we can put it together for a $5 gift wrapping fee.

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We are also so excited to hosting our first Valentine’s Day pop up shop with JL Designs who does the most gorgeous florals and Uncvrd who has stunning jewelry too!  Come visit up for a one stop shop for all your Valentine’s needs!

 

 

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Here is the pricing below for all of our Valentine’s Day treats…

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Behind the Scenes @ Sweet & Saucy: Pancake Cake

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Hello! How’s it going? Out here, we’ve had a bananas winter, or lack thereof. I know it’s been a lot crazier and colder out there, so, sorry for the gloating, but this post ought to help you feel a bit better. Cuz this week, we go over a really excellent winter breakfast food, pancakes!! Kaytee made this cake a few months back and recently discovered she’d documented the process, so she’s here to share it with you!

IMG_20141212_190725First we had a taller tier for this order. It really is up to you, how tall you’d like your cake to be, because realistically, you’re not going to get a 40 stack of pancakes, so a shorter tier works perfectly fine for this design.
IMG_20141212_152239I mixed up my light beige colored fondant. You’ve got to keep in mind that the base color needs to be the color of pancake batter, which doesn’t cook uniformly on the griddle.

IMG_20141212_153250Then I rolled out a little snake for each layer of pancake. I made sure to vary the thickness of the snake themselves, as well as the parts of the snakes.

IMG_20141212_181813Then I wrapped each around the cake, allowing the fondant to stick to the buttercream alone. I made sure the ends all lined up to the back of the cake.

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IMG_20141212_161827Then I rolled out a top layer to slightly fit the cake, allowing some parts to fall over the edge, as real pancakes would.

IMG_20141212_163623For the tops, I mixed gel colors in orange, ivory and brown, diluting it heavily with vodka. I dipped my brush in the mixture, placed it between the layers and turned the turntable around. The key is not to get it looking too perfect.

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IMG_20141212_165436Afterwards, I used an airbrush to color the top with the same mixture of gel colors and vodka. The airbrush allows an even texture of the color, so as not to get brush strokes on the top.

IMG_20141212_181727I then took ivory modelling chocolate and formed loose patties of “butter,” placing them on top.

IMG_20141212_182541I made a “syrup” mixture out of gel colors, corn syrup and piping gel. I tested out the consistency, so that it would drip, but not spill.

IMG_20141212_184645I then placed it in a piping bag and piped it in places, allowing it to coagulate and drip as it naturally would.

IMG_20141212_185538I finished it up by poking little holes all around the stack, imitating the little air bubbles that mark pancakes. And there you have it! Pancake cake!!

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Behind the Scenes @ Sweet & Saucy: Teapot Carved Cake

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Well hello there! It Has been a minute, hasn’t it? Thanks to the holidays being over, we can resume our showing you fine folks how we make our cakes, ok?

This week, Kasey made a really cute carved teapot cake!

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So she starts by carving up her layers of cake into a ball type shape.IMG_20150109_133917Then she fills the cake with her flavor, damming up the sides with Swiss Meringue buttercream.

IMG_20150109_141155She then frosts the outside with buttercream, using a piping bag.IMG_6708She scrapes the sides then puts the cake in the fridge to set up. Then, with rubber gloves, uses her warm hands to smooth the cake into its round shape.IMG_6716_2Then she covers the cake in white fondant, smoothing out the edges so it looks like this beautiful thing.IMG_6717_2She then makes the top by rolling out a thick piece of white fondant and cutting it into a circle and rounding out the edges. Then she affixes the top with water to the fondant on the cake.IMG_6719The spout is made of Rice Krispie square, molded into shape, coated in white chocolate and covered in modeling chocolate (to ensure smoothness) before being covered in the same white fondant. The spout has a skewer in it, and gets jammed into the cake in the appropriate spot, then sealed on with melted white chocolate and freeze sprayed into place.IMG_6720_2 She uses pre-made daisies and leaves, and has Frances help her make rosettes, attaching them with white chocolate. She rolls a ball of blue fondant for the top handle.IMG_6721_2The handle is fondant dried onto a wire (the fondant has extra tylose added for quicker drying time) and is skewered into the bottom and white chocolated to the top. She finished the cake off with Swiss dots piped on with royal icing.

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Til next time!


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