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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!

 

 

Baby Shower for Ashley & Parker Rose

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Get ready for a lot of PRETTY!  I am SO in love with this baby shower that we got to throw for the sweet & talented Ashley Rose and her little baby Parker London!  The team of ladies behind this special day made it a dream come true to put together….Jesi Haack – Jesi Haack Design, Carissa – JL Designs, Karrie & Elizabeth – Posh Paperie, and Ala – Love Ala who took the gorgeous photos!

We decided to go all out girlie for Ashley’s shower and did lots of gold and pink and SPARKLE, SPARKLE, SPARKLE!!!

Love the backdrop Jesi made for the dessert station!

To add a little extra cuteness to these rice krispy treats we hand painted little arrows & parker’s initials on them!

Karrie & Elizabeth always blow me away with their invitation and paper design!  Love dreaming up my dessert bars after I see their designs!

How amazing are Carissa’s florals!?!  And gold, sparkle dinos…I die!

Giant balloons are one trend that I am still in love with and think forever will be…

This might be one of my fav dessert spreads yet for a party!  I just loved getting to add all the girlie details to it!

Of course we had to do some ice cream cone cake pops, “P” sugar cookies and sparkle macarons!

Don’t you just love Ashley’s dress too!  She is such a beautiful mommy!

Simple, cute and modern is what we went with for the cake and I love how it turned out!

Ashley I am so blessed by your friendship and think little Parker London is just the sweetest baby ever…besides Blake of course :)  Congrats!

 

Summer Wedding Cakes Part II

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Well I am COMPLETELY behind on blogging cakes from last year, so here are some from last summer!  Time sure does fly when you have a 10 month old and two bakeries!  Shout out to my team of cake girls who consistently make gorgeous cakes all year round: Kyong, Irene, Kasey, & Frances, plus Jenna who isn’t with us anymore, but worked on a lot of these lovely cakes!! First up sugar flowers and dot lace…

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Gold definitely is one of my favorite colors on cakes these days!

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Coral peony anyone…swoon!

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Simple, smooth buttercream with flower cluster accent.

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One of our most requested vintage lace cakes with sugar peonies.

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We did this cake for Utterly Engaged Magazine and based the design off a Vera Wang wedding dress!

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Rosette buttercream cake!

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Client requested and we delivered..lots and lots of sugar flowers!

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I do love square rustic cakes…so modern and cute!

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Vintage flower lace with sugar ranunculus!

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Probably our most requested design this last year…ombre buttercream!  This time we accented it with a sugar cabbage rose!

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Here is another ombre design, but this time in rustic form…sooo pretty!  Love the gold heart accent too!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cakes Galore

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Get ready for a slew of cakes!  I have definitely been behind on my blogging this summer…wedding season, my little blake, and the two bakeries are definitely keeping this mommy busy, but I finally have some posts ready and this first one is filled with lots of special occasion cakes that we have done recently!

I am so blessed to have such a fabulous staff…my cake team of Kyong, Jenna, Irene, and Kasey really make some amazing cakes…at least in my opinion…every week!  And of course they couldn’t do it without my whole team who bakes all the delicious stuff day in and day out!

First up is one of my favorites…how cool is this buttercream space themed cake!

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Keeping with the science theme we have a cute birthday cake full of brainiac stuff!

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Train cakes are definitely popular among the toddler ages and this one turned out really fun I think!

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Another fun tiny train cake…

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Cat in the Hat anyone?

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This next cake is one of my favorites too.  I think the camera turned out fabulous and the modern design of the cake (the client requested it) turned out great!

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Angry birds is also a very popular cake for kids and this one is full of action and movement!

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Gotta love this construction cake…

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Topsy turvy cakes are a big hit at birthday parties for little ones too and this one is full of bright colors and patterns.

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A lot of clients love looking at our previous designed cakes and putting their own spin on them so for this baby shower cake the client wanted to add another tier and then a fun rainbow on top too!

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How adorable is this baby shower cake…love the tiny clothes!

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Sweet and simply gets me all the time…ruffle buttercream cakes get me every time.

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I love this modern twist on a Hello Kitty cake…the strips and large bow are too much fun!

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Of course Disney theme cakes get requested a lot too!  This Mickey and Minnie Mouse cake is the perfect accent for any Disney party.

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Sprinkles, sprinkles, sprinkles…

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Adding course sanding sugar to any buttercream or fondant cake really gives it such a fun sparkle.  This communion cake is sweet and simple, but completely girlie!

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Just had to add in these fun sugar cookies…love how the mermaid turned out!  My Aunt Rosie, who works with us is a pro at cookies!

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This next cake is such a boy cake…love every aspect of it!

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Thanks so much for stopping by the blog!  Definitely let us know which cake was your favorite!

Ribbons & Ruffles for Baby Blake…My Baby Shower!

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

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Well as most of you know my little Blake has arrived and I am SO in love with her!  I am now SO excited to share  my baby shower that was filled with so much love from all my girlfriends!  I was also lucky enough to have Jenn from Hostess with the Mostess feature my shower today as well on her blog…you can check out her amazing post here!

These last two years I have had the great pleasure to throw lots of baby showers for my girlfriends, specifically those in the wedding industry, and I have loved every minute of it…well, my turn came around and my sweet friends threw me the most gorgeous baby shower EVER!  I was so blessed the entire day and loved every second of it!  Karrie & Elizabeth, from Posh Paperie, designed me the most dreamy invitations a girl could ask for.  Karrie did so much work for my shower and I love her tons!

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Carissa, from JL Designs, not only hosted my shower at her fabulous house, but she also did all the beautiful floral decor and design…how cute are those vases!

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My mom and best friend, was there of course and I am absolutely loving sharing this time with her…blake is one lucky girl to have her as her Nana!

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Carlie, from Gabriel Ryan Photography, not only shot my maternity photos, but she took all of these photos as well…I can’t thank her enough for making this pregnant mommy so happy!

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Two of my besties…Kate & Karrie!  Thanks so much ladies for all you did for my wonderful shower!

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I have gotten to help throw two baby showers for my Jesi Haack within these past 2 year and boy did she go all out for my shower.  She designed the entire headband making station…what an amazing idea is that and also created the ruffle backdrops for the dessert bar and drink station!

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My fabulous headband making station…little blake is going to be one spoiled little lady!

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The girls spared no details when it came to my shower!

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Of course I had to get my hands in on the shower a little bit once I saw the adorable invitation design, so I designed this cake after the invitation and thought up some cute new twists on mini desserts for my little blake!  Kyong & Jenna made the cake for me and all the girls at the bakery made my desserts look so great…I have such a great team!

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Love these ombre ribbons on the shot glasses…

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Little “B” french macarons…

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Boy did I get some adorable gifts…I was so spoiled and loved every second!

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How handsome is Decker, Carissa’s little man!!!

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Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for sharing in the joy of welcoming my little girl into my life!

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Little J5′s Rocking Baby Shower

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Baby shower season for my friends and I is finally starting to slow down and most of us have our little bundles of joy at home with us now…yippee!  This next adorable shower was for my amazing friend Christina, from Simply Modern Weddings, and we couldn’t wait to shower her and her little future man, James the 5th, with lots of love and of course yummy dessert!  Little J5 is now 1 month old and he is more handsome than ever!

The look for the shower was Rock n Roll since the mommy to be and her hubby James love all things music!  She also is obsessed with the color turquoise (and who can blame her) so we definitely knew we wanted to incorporate that into the shower.  Courtney, from Joyful Joyful Designs, headed up most of the shower and created the adorable record signs & made some really delicious food.  Carissa, from JL Designs, hosted the shower at her fabulous house and of course did the gorgeous florals!  Carlie, from Gabriel Ryan Photographers, shot the whole day and like always her photos are perfection!

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Lori, from Paper and Thread, created the most amazing invitations and paper goods…her designs are so much fun…I love it!

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I have to say the food was one of the yummiest I’ve had at showers…I could eat mini burgers and sweet potato fries all day long!

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For the take home gift they put together a collection of modern baby lullabies…such a cute idea!

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For the dessert table we did a simple, yet modern one tier cake and kyong accented it with a fondant made record on top!  Then we did guitar pick sugar cookies, salted caramel french macarons, rice krispy treats, lemon raspberry cupcakes, and my favorite & Christina’s passion fruit panna cotta!

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I just love these new shot glass holders I got…they are perfect for the modern look!

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And how cute and adorable does Christina look?!?

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Thanks so much for stopping by the blog!  Hope you enjoyed the shower as much as I did!


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