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Christmas Time @ Sweet & Saucy Shop

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Well time sure does fly when you are busy with two shops and have a new baby!  I really can’t believe it is Christmas time already, but I have to say that I am thrilled!  I absolutely love this time of year for so many reasons and I am thrilled to share it with my little Blake this year! Our team at Sweet & Saucy Shop have had some fun coming up with some new (and of course some tried and true) holiday desserts and we hope you love them as much as we do!  All prices will be up on the website and of course you can always call, email, pop into the shop to place your order for holiday treats! First up my favorite…gold sugar and mini gingerbread men!

I always love me some good character pops!

I am definitely into washi tape this year and love adding it to anything for an extra pop of color!

Christmas sugar cookies and mason jar desserts are always popular among our clients!

We love our new macaron boxes!  We have both sizes in kraft and red and you pick what kind of washi tape you want to add to it!  The large fits 8-9 macarons and the same 4-5 macarons.

Some new delicious macaron flavors have been coming out of Sweet & Saucy thanks to Jess!  The flavors we have daily (until they get sold out) are Mexian Hot Chocolate, Pistachio, Salted Caramel, Eggnog, and White Chocolate Peppermint!

We can add these cute fondant accents to the mini or regular size cupcakes for you!

We also have gift baskets we can fill macarons, peppermint brownies, sugar cookies, cake pops, and everything else you love of ours!  We can ship baskets too

We are so excited to also be a part of a fun pop up shop this weekend in Santa Ana so if you are in the area definitely stop by as some of the top socal wedding vendors will be making and selling Christmas stuff!  Here is a sneak peek at an adorable new product we will be selling at both bakeries and the pop up shop…Santa & his sleigh of cake pops!

**All pricing is on the website…check it out here!

Sweet & Saucy Supply New Products!!!

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

I am so in love with the new products that we’ve added to Sweet & Saucy Supply!  I can’t believe my little dream of having an online store has come true and now it’s almost 3 months old…I feel like a new mom!  I am constantly searching high and low for the next new cake stand that I have to have and I’ve clearly found some!  I hope you love them as much as I do and you can check out all the details & purchase them at Sweet & Saucy Supply!

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Hope you are just as smitten with these new products as I am…You can check them out at Sweet & Saucy Shop!

Modern, Fun Wedding!

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Well I am back safe & sound from Italy…I had the most amazing time there and will share more with you soon, but first I thought I would feature one of my favorite weddings from last year that I’ve been dying to show you.  I once again got to work with a fabulous dream team of other vendors, with my dear friend Jesi, from Jesi Haack Weddings at the helm.  Below Jesi describes the fun & unique elements that made this wedding one of a kind!

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Jesi says….

“Alicia & Scott are hilarious!  Scott is one of the writers for It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, so of course they wanted their wedding to portray their awesome sense of humor.  They also have the BEST story of how they got together.  Scott is known for his well manicured beard.  Alicia is known for exceptionally large (yet beautiful) teeth.  Sooooo, we took that and with the help from Karrie Pyke Designs and Posh Paperie, made that the apex of our design.  It was my most favorite element.  The rest just fell in to place, especially with the clean, crisp style of Carissa from JL Designs.  She spray painted succulents white!!  WHAT??  They realized my *not so secret* dream with their 1st dance to my all time favorite song, “Glory of Love” by Peter Cetera.  AND Scott’s dancing in his scuba gear.  And who freaking better to capture the entire thing???  Max Wanger.  Done Deal.  Enjoy their story.”

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These cookies definitely turned out even better than I had imagined…they were quite funny in person!

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Dying over Carissa’s bouquet!

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I had such a great time setting up this dessert display!  I loved the modern, clean look to it and the color scheme is definitely right up my ally!  Jesi made the most amazing backdrop for me and I couldn’t of been happier with it!  This was the first time we made a white succulent sugar flower too and I have to say it is one of my favorites now!

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Alicia’s mom made the funniest cake topper too that fit perfectly with the theme of the night…

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You gotta love a fun, crazy couple!

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Christmas Time is Here

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

All of us girls over at Sweet & Saucy Shop have been busy, busy elves so far this Christmas Season!  We have lots of fun treats for you this year and I have to say a big THANK YOU to the talented ladies over at Anders Ruff!  Adria & Maureen were sweet enough to make all of these adorable Christmas tags for me.  I have to say they really take my treats to the next level and you are lucky because you too can have them and all of their other fabulous designs through their Esty shop!  Definitely a must have!

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I have to say our Pistachio French Macaroon might be my new obsession!

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I am quite smitten with these French Macaroon Towers too…wouldn’t they be the perfect addition to any holiday party!

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We’ve also added some new fun items to Sweet & Saucy Supply

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Utterly Engaged Feature!

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

I had the pleasure of working with the lovely ladies from Utterly Engaged again for their 1 year anniversary issue!  When I heard the idea for the shoot, “Sew in Love”, and then the amazing team I was going to get to work with I was SOOO excited! The team included…Art Direction & Stylist by Sugar and FluffLucia of DL/sh Design and UtterlyEngaged, and props & design from Jeni from Found Vintage Rentals!  The fabulous florals were from my girl Carissa from JL Designs…she never disappoints! Also the paper painted bouquets by Kristy Rice of Momental Designs were too much fun! I have to say a major thank you to Paula & Mike from Luna Photo for the gorgeous photos; I absolutely love working with them!  Here’s some of the pages from the online magazine!

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The models were simply gorgeous & got perfectly beautified by the talented Fiore Beauty.  Their lovely gowns were by Elizabeth Dye of The English DeptSarah SevenHolly Stalder, and Joan Shum.

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Lucia was sweet enough to send me over a couple more photos from the shoot and I had to post them!  I loved making this cake & seeing it come to life.  We made lots of custom vintage molds & put sugar paste in them & then painted them.  I loved how it turned out!

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We’ve recently been starting to make a lot of french macaroons at the shop and boy can I tell you that I am now addicted to them! My talented assistant pastry chef Susie has been coming up with so many scrumptious options that I think I’ve gained 5 lbs. just taste testing them!

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We also made some yummy little french desserts and drizzled them in pink frosting!  I wanted to make homemade donuts too, but sadly we ran out of time, so lucky me I have a donut shop right next door to my shop & picked some up for props!  Speaking of props…how jealous are you of Jeni from Found Vintage Rentals…her collection is AMAZING!

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Thanks again Lucia, Henny, & Eva for this fun opportunity!  The next photos are from the talented Kristin from Kristin Eldridge Photography!  Kristin blesses me all the time with her many talents and again came by my shop and took some photos for me of our new window display….it is quite hard to capture the cutest of it all with the funky windows & reflections, but Kristin did a great job!

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Even though my good friend Jesi, from Jesi Haack Weddings, was almost about to pop out a little baby she still was sweet enough to come over to my shop & help me put it all together!  We got inspiration from the recent Martha Stewart Weddings magazine and made the fabric hoops for the main display.  We then hung some flag banners that Jesi had from previous weddings and we were basically all set!

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If you follow me on Twitter you probably already know that I am almost finished with my new online store!  We have been working on it for what seems like FOREVER, but it really is almost finished!  I have such a love and passion for cute, adorable cake stands and I really wanted to share that with my readers, so they can get them too!  I will be selling the most gorgeous cake stands, platters, dishes, domes…..the list goes on and on!  Here are a couple sneak peaks that Kristin took for me…aren’t they dreamy!

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Another Amazing Ron Ben Israel Class!!!

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Well first off I have to apologize that this post has taken me SOOO long to get up, but with that being said it doesn’t mean I haven’t been thinking about writing this post for a long time. As most of you probably know, last year I had the pleasure of taking a class with Ron Ben Israel, who is definitely one of the most amazing and inspiring cake designers that I know. I am constantly enthralled with his new designs and innovations and I know taking any class with him is money well worth it! After I took that class I heard of another class on “Making Your Own Sugar Molds” and once I told my sister she said she HAD to go!

She had the time of her life at the class and learned so much information! Ron is a wealth of knowledge and she so appreciated all of his help, tips, and techniques. We have put into practice this new technique of making silicone molds out of everyday objects and then using them to make custom sugar or chocolate molds for our cakes. This allows us to customize our cakes like never before, because now when we make a mold it is unique and not everyone can buy it to replicate on another cake. We are constantly now scouring flea markets, ebay, old jewelry cases…you name it, we want to make a mold out of it!. Well enough blabbing from me, but before I go I want to say once again if you ever have the chance to take a class from Ron Ben Israel it is worth every penny! Here are some fun photos of the class in action!

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Sara made these two custom molds by taking smaller jewel molds and combining them together to make a larger mold.  For the second mold she actually braided the sugar paste around a jewel mold and then made it into a custom shaped mold…love it!  My sister is truly so talented and I really don’t know what I would do without her, she makes me a better cake designer and pushes me more than anyone else!

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Ron also taught the class how to make blinged out poppy sugar flowers!

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Now Sara, since bless her heart she is a perfectionist to the T, didn’t finish the cake at the class, but here is a photo of Ron & her with her cute, unfinished cake anyway!

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So the main reason why I waited SOOO long to write this post is because we both wanted to post a photo of the finished cake along with the rest of the photos.  As you might have guessed, we were a little busy at the shop and it took us awhile to finish it. We wanted the cake to be elegant, modern, and glamorous.  We made some more custom jewel molds and even took apart the flowers she made in class and combined them into one larger flower with a black center.  We added a middle tier to the cake too, so that it was a little larger overall.  The final cake has to be one of our favorites so far!

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And here is another cake we made using Ron’s mold technique. We found this amazing little mum brooch at the local flea market and knew we had to make a mold out of it.  We wanted the cake to be modern, clean, with a vintage touch!

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Thank you SO much again Ron for your dedication to the craft and your willingness to share your knowledge!


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