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Sweet & Saucy Shop Birthday Party

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

I never thought I would see something so sweet and special to my heart! The photos below are of the cutest little birthday party ever and it happens to be themed around our bakery…it’s a Sweet & Saucy Shop Party!!!  I was blown away when Hilary from The Sugar Studio, in San Francisco took a decorating class from me and then told me about her daughter’s birthday party and how it was themed after our shop since she was such a big fan!  When I finally saw the photos I couldn’t stop smiling!  Thanks so much Hilary for sharing these with us…your dessert skills are amazing and your daughter’s are so adorable!

How gorgeous is Hilary’s sugar flower below…

Love these little marshmallows with their fun little toppers!

Dying over the aprons, hats, and cake holders!!!

I can only think that this might be Blake in a couple years…be still my heart!  Hilary’s girls are so precious!

Prettiest little birthday girl and most darling party ever!  Thanks so much again Hilary!

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

 

Featured!!!

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Something that is always sure to put a smile on my face is to see our work in print, online, or in a book!  We have been so blessed this past year to be featured in some great magazines, websites, and books and below are a couple recent ones!

A month ago I was asked by Martha Stewart Weddings to design a cake based on their color palette series they were bringing back for their blog The Bride’s Guide and of course I jumped at the chance!  The color palette they wanted me to focus on was shades of pink, which I have to say I was pretty happy about!  I love pink and with Valentine’s thoughts running through my head it was a perfect time to design!  I had recently noticed the Wedding Chicks amazing pattern on their website and thought it would be a great design for a cake one day and so when I got asked to do this cake I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to try it out!  Below is the cake, the inspiration, and the feature on The Bride’s Guide!  Thanks to my sister for the photos she snapped of the cake!

Our new addition to our fondant team, Kasey, headed up this project and I think she did an amazing job executing my design!

Another fun feature we recently got in was for Martha Stewart Destination Weddings!  This was a last minute request from the magazine for a couple who got married in Palm Springs!  They already had their wedding cake that came with their hotel package in Palm Springs, but the magazine wanted gorgeous sugar flowers to accent it so they asked us to create them!  My sister did an amazing job with the sugar flowers and it was so fun seeing them in print!

We were lucky enough to be featured in The Knot Southern California for a wedding too that we did with Constance Curtis Events and Aaron Young Photography took the great photos!

Lastly we got featured in the UK’s You & Your Wedding Magazine with Kristeen Labrot Events and Jose Villa!  Love getting to work with so many talented people!

I also wanted to mention we have a couple spots left for our sugar flower class this Sunday from 2-6pm at our LB Bakery.  The class will teach you how to master the sugar peony and sugar rose, which are our two most popular sugar flowers!  The class is $215. If you are interested email us asap at info@sweetandsaucyshop.com to get more info and reserve your spot.

The other class that we have on the books is the last buttercream techniques class I will be teaching for a while.  We have had 3 great classes so far and our students have mastered the rustic, line buttercream, sugar encrusting, dots, and of course the most exciting ombre buttercream.  This class is Sunday, March 24th from 3-6pm for $185.  Email us at info@sweetandsaucyshop.com to sign up!

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!

South Western Meets Art Deco Americana Photo Shoot

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

I am so lucky to get to work with some amazingly talented people in the wedding industry and this next photo shoot really shows off their talent! The shoot was inspired by Cassa de Perrin’s new Navajo dinnerware and then Jesi Haack came along and added her usual brilliant design spin to everything!  The photographer who always captures everything perfectly…Jose Villa, shot this for us as well!  This fab photo shoot is featured on 100 Layer Cake today so you can check out even more details over there!

Pitbulls and Posies seriously keeps knocking it out of the park with her designs…I absolutely love everything she makes!

Honey and Poppies created such amazing florals for this shoot and the bouquet is to die for!

For the cake I wanted to add a little glam to the Navajo design so we painted the whole cake gold and then Kyong added in some painted patterns at the base of the cake to bring some pops of color to the cake.  Then I accented the top of the cake with large succulents…loved how it turned out!

1011 Make up did such dreamy hair and make up for the shoot…this model is stunning!

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog and I hope you enjoyed the shoot!

 

Photography: Jose Villa / Concept production + rentals: Casa de Perrin / Design: Jesi Haack Design/ Floral Design: Honey and Poppies / Paper Goods: Pitbulls and Posies / Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop / Head dress: Karina Puente / Hair and makeup: 1011 Makeup / Groom’s wardrobe: Beta Unit / Logistical install: Dovetail Coordination / Location: Anza Borrego Desert

 

 

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Summer Wedding Cakes

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

With summer always comes a time of year where we make more wedding cakes than we can count!  One weekend this summer we even had 45 cakes (wedding & specialty)!  I don’t know how the girls fit it all in the fridges, but they managed and we came out with some beautiful new cake designs!

First up one of my favorites of the season…bright coral sugar peonies, a teal/mint fondant base, and edible white sugar lace doilies.

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Next is a more elegant lace cake with a pretty pink bow that has a silver jewel for the center.

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This fun cake was a main feature in California Wedding Day Magazine.  They wanted to feature the trend of “ombre” so I decided to do a pink ombre and then add an unexpected pop of turquoise.  We then accented it with some pink sugar ranunculus!

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One of our most popular summer cakes is our rustic style frosted wedding cake.  It is such a simple, yet gorgeous sight and I loved how the ladies of BashPlease accented it with these gorgeous florals for a wedding we did with them!

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Our tallest cake of the season is the next one up!  I had to personally go set this one up to make sure it stood up nice and straight and thankfully it turned out great!

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We have lots of Marie Antoinette fans out there and for this wedding they wanted lots of blush pink and gold…dreamy!

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These next photos are right after the set up so the whole room wasn’t finished or cleaned up, but I just had to share all the pretty!

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Another fun trend we started was the ombre buttercream cake.  I love this yellow one and then the large pop of the teal peony is such a sweet surprise!

Clean and modern defines this next cake with simple navy stripes and gorgeous golden sugar peonies.

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Just had to include this mini wedding cake…a tiny 4″ cake with quilting, sugar pearls, and then accented with a real dahlia.

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


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