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Our new bakery! Sweet & Saucy Shop Bixby Knolls

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

Well this post is WAY too long overdue, but my life is crazy busy these days so I do most of my posting on instagram and facebook, but I definitely wanted to share the photos of our move to our new Long Beach bakery in Bixby Knolls!  We started out at our humble location 4.5 yrs ago on Stearns & Palo Verde and had many great memories throughout those years!  The journey has been amazing, super hard, exciting, overwhelming, and fabulous all rolled into one! I have been so blessed to have my mother as my business partner & co-owner and I wouldn’t want it any other way!  My father built our first bakery and he took on the challenge of our Newport Beach location and our Bixby Knolls location as well and I can’t say enough wonderful things about him!  My husband has been super supportive and my friends and family are the best!  Below is a little peek into our journey…


Old location

New location

Old bakery right before we first opened…

The bakery in full swing towards the end of our stay there…we were so cramped!

Now at our new bakery which is 3x’s the size…the main kitchen

The cake girl’s room

The walk in fridge

Our old cake stand collection when I first started…

Just one of the 6 shelving units that we now have!

My sweet daddy and my precious little girl!

Moving was sure A LOT of work!!!

First week in and we had over 150 or so mini cakes alone…crazy town

Love my lettering design by Karrie Pyke Designs & the sign done by Instant Signs Cypress

A look inside the bakery!  The new one has seating, coffee & tea, a refrigerated case and two bathrooms…woo hoo!

We even have a playroom for blake even though the truth is she is so wild these days she just runs all over the place and we can barely keep up with her!

The bathroom door designs are some of my favs from Karrie!

The bakery girls!

Such a fun grand opening!  We did a slow opening one day and then did a grand opening party & were blown away with the response!  We had so many customers that showed up to support us that we couldn’t believe it…so blessed!

Thanks so much for the support along the way!




Valentine’s Day Shippable Treats + Our New LB Location

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Well as much as I wish that everyone lived close by to us so we could swoon you with our local Valentine’s Day treats I know that isn’t possible so we tried to create some treats that will be great for shipping as well!  These treats below would be the perfect Valentine’s Day treats to ship to your loved one, friend, family member, or business associates!  We of course are smitten with our custom Sweet & Saucy Shop boxes that hold 12 and 24 cake pops and can be shipped all across the US (except Hawaii…sorry).

We have two different Valentine’s Day options for you below with flavors like Strawberry, Vanilla, Brownie, etc how could you go wrong!  The 12 pack box is $32 & the 24 pack box is $60 plus S&H.  Place your order today on and just specify when you want it to arrive!

We can also ship our mason jar desserts which are SO cute and very tasty!  Below is Red Velvet with cream cheese frosting, but we can do tons of flavors from Candy Bar to Chocolate Espresso to Oreo!  These items and the ones below can be ordered through email at

If you haven’t had our homemade rice krispy treats you are missing out…seriously addicting!  And of course I am pretty in love with the hearts and XO design!

Lastly these little heart sugar cookies would be a special treat to arrive in the mail as well!  Email us to order and get full pricing with shipping at

We are also so excited to share with you our new custom liners that we had made for our Sweet & Saucy Shop boxes.  Now not only do our boxes hold our cake pops, but they can fit our mini and regular cupcakes as well.  Sadly we can’t ship these, but if you are local to Long Beach or Orange County then definitely stop in for these customer favorites and have them all tied up in our pretty boxes for only $3 extra!  The large boxes hold 6 regular cupcakes or 15 mini cupcakes and the small boxes hold 4 regular cupcakes or 9 mini cupcakes!

Last, but not least if you follow us on instagram, twitter, or facebook you might have seen that we are very excited to announce we are moving our current LB bakery to a new location in Long Beach…Bixby Knolls!  We will still be very close off the 405 Freeway off of Atlantic now and our new bakery will be our permanent home since we will own the building!  It will be 2 1/2 times the size of our current location and will have 15 parking spots just for our customers…now isn’t that music to your ears!  We will also have a refrigerated case and more sit down tables in front like we have in our NB bakery so you will be able to taste more of our treats on a daily basis!  Some other very exciting news is that this location has a back building behind it that will be exclusively for dessert decorating classes, so we will now have monthly classes and teach everything from buttercream cakes, to sugar cookies, cupcake decorating, sugar flowers, fondant cakes, and more!

Thanks so much for all your support through these last 6 years or so…I would never of imaged we would have two bakeries and so many wonderful customers!

We start this week tearing down everything that was in the building before and we are starting from scratch and building it how we want it…yippee!  A big thanks to my amazing parents and co-owers…without them and the Lord this would never be possible!

Sweet & Saucy Shop Newport Beach

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Well I can’t believe that it has been 3 1/2 months since we have been up and running in Newport Beach!  We can’t thank everyone enough for their support and love for our shop!  We have been overjoyed with the response that the community has given us and love meeting all of our new customers and also our loyal customers that have driven all the way to support us at our new location.

Everyone that knows me knows I LOVE photos and so I was so excited and blessed when Aaron Dieppa offered to shoot the new shop for me.  I was lucky enough to be a part of his wedding celebration a few years ago and now am so excited to see their family grow since they have a little one on the way.  I was so excited when I saw the photos of the shop he had taken and can’t thank him enough!


My Uncle Dan has always been such a big supporter of our business and we can’t thank him enough for the gorgeous signage he always does for us…you can check him out at Instant Signs.  I also have to give the biggest thanks to my amazing Daddy (Master Plumbing) who worked SO many hours getting the bakery shop ready for health code inspections (which is always a nightmare) and doing basically a huge construction project…you are the best!



Can you tell that I love cake stands…


0015-1828Our new chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes…


One of the comments I always get all the time at the new shop is how much everyone loves the decor and of course I can’t stop smiling.  I always let everyone know that all the praise goes to Jeni from Found Vintage Rentals.  I told her the vision my mother and I had for the shop and she really brought it to life and we can’t sing her praises enough!





So far our #1 selling cupcake in Newport Beach is the S’mores cupcake…so yummy!







Thanks so much for stopping by the blog…up next I’ll post some photos from our first day in business!





Sweet & Saucy Shop Newport Beach: Opening Tomorrow!!!

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

First off  THANK YOU so much for all the support and love everyone has given us along the years!  We have been so blessed and appreciate our loyal customers more than you will ever know.  We are so excited to be finally opening our second location…Sweet & Saucy Shop @ the Crystal Cove Promenade in Newport Coast!  This has been a long journey that has taken a ton of work, but together with my family and wonderful staff we have pulled together and will be opening tomorrow, Wednesday June 13th!  A big thank you to my parents who have worked more hours than I could ever count and are the best business partners a girl could ask for.  I also have to thank my amazing husband Tim for all his love, support, and hard work too…without him I would’ve never made it through this crazy time period with a newborn.  To my little Blake, you have made each morning a joy to wake up (even if I’ve only slept a little bit and am exhausted)!  You are the biggest blessing the Lord has ever given me and I am so excited that I have had this fun time to share with you by my side (literally) the whole time!  We have such a fabulous staff as well and are so happy to go along this journey with them!  The Lord has blessed our business so much and we are so grateful and happy to now share this new chapter with everyone!  We would love for you to come out and visit us any day as in Newport Beach as we are open 7 days a week Sun-Thurs. 11-8pm and Fri-Sat 11-9pm.

Another reason you definitely want to come in is to see the gorgeous furniture that Jeni from Found Vintage Rentals furnished our bakery with.  I knew she would be the perfect person to work with in designing the new look for our bakery and she has definitely outdone herself…I love everything!!!

So without further ado check out some photos from the beginning of the process to the end!







A couple photos from our staff party…




Of course I have to share a couple photos of my sweet little blake…




Thanks so much for stopping by the blog and we hope if you are local in Southern California that you will stop by our new Newport Beach location as well!

Opening a New Sweet & Saucy Shop

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Well you might want to call us crazy…not only am I going to give birth to my first baby girl this month but my family and I are going to be opening a NEW 2nd Sweet & Saucy Shop at the gorgeous Crystal Cove Promenade in Newport Coast!

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My mom and I had always joked about opening another store, but then we would just look at each other like we were crazy and drop the idea since of course our first shop keeps us busy, busy!  We have been so blessed by God with this business and can’t thank Him enough for our incredible staff.  Our staff has to be some of the best ladies around and we are so excited to be along this journey with them!  They are one of the main reasons why my mom came to me a couple months ago and felt like we should open a new shop…I was definitely surprised that she was up for such an adventure since she is so busy already, but we thought and prayed about it and felt that the Lord was directing us this way!



Of course my amazing dad is one of the only reasons we could get a bakery up and going in 3 months and I know Blake & I are going to owe him a lot of hugs and kisses for all the work he is going to be doing for us!  Also my sweet husband will be working away on a new updated website that has info for both stores now…so exciting!


We love our customers in the Newport Beach area and are so excited to be a part of their community now and serve them even more Sweet & Saucy desserts!  We will definitely keep you updated on the progress of the shop and estimate that we will be open in 3 months or so!  Look forward to hopefully seeing some of you there!

Big Announcement: Now Shipping Sweet & Saucy Cake Lollipops

Monday, December 5th, 2011

One question that my mom and I are always asked by our customers at the bakery and our customers in other states is “When are you going to start shipping your cake lollipops?”  Well we listened too all of your thoughts and suggestions and being someone who doesn’t jump into anything without thinking it through and coming up with some cute packaging to go along with it :), we decided last year to start the BIG endeavor of shipping desserts across the country and now finally it has come to fruition.


We of course enlisted the help of my talented friend Karrie Pyke, from Karrie Pyke Designs, to come up with package design and then the talented Kristin Eldridge shot some gorgeous photos of our product for us, and lastly my amazing husband Tim, from Skip Agency, brought it all to life through our new website…!!!



We at Sweet & Saucy Shop couldn’t be happier to announce that you can now purchase our cake lollipops in boxes of 12 or 24 whenever you want, no matter where you are from in the United States.  We would love for you to check out our new site and of course we think that our cake lollipops would be the perfect Christmas present under any tree this holiday season!  My mom and I thank you so much for your support over these last few years as our business has grown and we are excited to open this new chapter of our business!


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