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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!

 

 

Cakes I have yet to share…

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Time seriously goes by so fast and I can’t believe how many cakes I have yet to share with you guys that we did last year!  This post is a gathering of various photo shoots and weddings we were blessed to be a part of…hope you enjoy!

Most of the cakes below were shot by the amazing Jen Huang!  Her photos are simply gorgeous and I was so lucky to work with her on this shoot…some of my favorite cakes came out of it!  Major props to Kyong who always brings my visions to life when it comes to cakes!

I just love sugar flowers! My sister and I teamed up for this next cake and the turquoise sugar flowers below as well and I really adore how they turned out!

Bold and intense patterns below…

Simple, but cute!

Hand painting on cakes is one of my favorites new trends…

Color blocking is always fun on cakes these days…

Why not send your message through a cake design!

Another fun pattern that came to life perfectly on a cake.

Inspired by a moroccan theme we came up with golden bronze tiles and turquoise sugar flowers.

Might be one of my favorite cakes of all time below…I absolutely am smitten with the flowing sugar ribbons!

This next cake we did for a shoot with Mark Brooke Photography! We again used the hand painting technique and then added sugar roses.

Lastly these next two real weddings were so dreamy looking I had to add them to the post as well.  The cake isn’t our original design (the bride requested it from a photo she saw), but I love it and think it fits perfectly with the decor!

I always love working with Found Vintage Rentals since we get to use the cutest tables for our displays then.  Below is a fun set up  of a wedding last year!

I also wanted to let you know of two new classes we have added this month!  I will be teaching another fondant basics class since our first one went so well!  The class will be Sunday April 21st 3-6pm at the LB location.  You will learn how to cover a square and round cake, our tricks of the trade with fondant & stacking cakes, how to crimp, use stencils, bows, basic molds, and more.  It is $350 for the class which includes the supplies and there are only a couple more spots open. The other class my sister will be teaching and it’s Sunday April 28th 2-6pm at the LB location.  This class will be on the Dahlia & Poppy Sugar Flowers!  It is $215 and has a couple spots open as well.  Please email or call the LB shop to reserve your spot today!  info@sweetandsaucyshop.com

 

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!

Mother’s Day Desserts

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and we have of course have some tasty treats for you to give your mother no matter if she is near or far!  For our California customers we have some sweet cupcakes and cake lollipops for you and for our customers all over the US you can ship our cake pops to your mom…just order early at Sweet & Saucy Pops!

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6 pack of Mother’s Day Cupcakes @ $20

*Flavors can be mixed and matched from our menu

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Individual Boxed Cupcake @ $5.50

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6 pack of Mini Cupcakes @ $10

12 pack of Mini Cupcakes @ $20

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You can now give your mom chocolate and flowers in one delicious gift! Our cake lollipops come in this gorgeous custom box that will surely put a smile on your Mother’s face!  You can call or email in your order for local pick up or order online to ship anywhere in the US @ Sweet & Saucy Pops

12 pack @ $32

24 pack @ $60

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Individual Boxed Cake Pop @ $4.50

Now if desserts aren’t the thing to wow you Mother take a look at these beautiful cake stands, platters, and domes.  You can check out our full selection @ Sweet & Saucy Supply.  Local orders can be picked up in store or we ship all over the world too!

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Kentucky Derby Wedding Inspiration

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Well with the Kentucky Derby this weekend I thought I would share with you a recent photo shoot that I was a part of that features the bright, bold, and fun look of the Derby!  Jessi from You and Me Events asked me to be a part of the shoot and I’m so glad I did as I think the whole shoot turned out gorgeous!  You can check out all the wonderful vendors that were a part of the special day at the bottom of the post!  This shoot was also featured on Green Wedding Shoes this week so you can pop over to their blog to see the full post!

Since the inspiration for the shoot had all of the fun colors I thought I would try something different and do a bold cake with bright sugar flowers.  I thought the ranunculus flower would be perfect and we did them in shades of pink, orange, and yellow. I have to say this might be one of my all time favorite cakes!

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I love that the shoot was done on location with real horses and such…so much fun!

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This bridal bouquet is SO beautiful!

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I love the mix of the colors and patterns for this table…perfect for a summer wedding.

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Thanks so much for stopping by the blog!

event design + styling: You & Me Events // floral design: The Little Branch // photography: Annie Edmonds // vintage rentals: Archive Vintage Rentals // cake: Sweet & Saucy // invitation + paper goods: Prim & Pixie // linens: La Tavola // dresses: BHLDN // jewelry: Tacori // shoes: Poetic Lisence // hat: Louise Green // bag: vintage // stylist: Ebony Campbell // hair + makeup: Michelle Hodnett // model: Jelly Howie // venue: Paddock Riding Club // DIY table runner.

Desert Elopement Photo Shoot

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Well you if frequent wedding blogs a lot you most likely saw the lovely post that Style Me Pretty did on this gorgeous shoot I got to be a part of last Friday!  Abby called the shoot “Vintage Desert Chic” and I quite like the name she gave it!  Megan Hartley, who took all the beautiful photos, asked me to be a part of the shoot and I jumped at the chance.  The inspiration board that Whitney, from Whit Mitt Design & Events, had come up with was breathtaking and I knew the shoot would be gorgeous!  I actually went to school with both of these ladies and I even got to do the desserts for Whitney’s lovely wedding!  She had now gone into the wedding business as well and I think she has quite the talent for it!

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I love the DIY projects that came out of this shoot…so creative!

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How adorable are these little boutonnieres that Rosie as a Button made?!?

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I can’t wait to have little blake model in some wedding shoots…these two kids are way too cute!

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Of course my favorite rental company, Found Vintage Rentals, did the shoot too and their pieces always steal the show!

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I love the use of Jeni’s spools mixed with the florals…such a pretty set up for a table.

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Art with Nature Floral Design did the stunning florals for the shoot…I absolutely LOVE this bouquet!

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For the cake I wanted to veer off of the traditional white wedding cake and do a subtle taupe color for the base.  Then we accented the cake with a sugar succulent and some tiny dogwood flowers.  For the topper I had Kyong make a ball of yarn and then a tiny spool as well with the bride & groom’s initials etched on it!  We also crimped the top of each tier to give it some texture and then wrapped some edible yarn around the base tier.

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Since it was a smaller size cake I thought it would be fun to do some cupcakes as well and we accented them with tiny sugar flowers too!

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Thanks so much for stopping by the blog!

Photography: Megan Hartley Photography / Location: Irvine, California / Styling: Whitney Mittmann ofWhit Mitt Design and Events / Floral Design: Art with Nature Floral Design / Boutonnieres: Rosie as a Button / Desserts: Sweet & Saucy Shop / Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals / Cake Stands + Plates: Sweet & Saucy Supply / Wedding Dress: Forever 21 / Makeup: Flawless Faces


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