Ribbons & Ruffles for Baby Blake…My Baby Shower!

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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Desert Elopement Photo Shoot

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

Little J5′s Rocking Baby Shower

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!

Recent Kid & Party Cakes

April 9th, 2012

We have been busy, busy at the shop making lots of fun cakes for kid’s birthday parties & baby showers and here are just a couple recent photos…

First up is an adorable Sesame Street Cake complete with a hand sculpted Elmo by Kyong!  Recently since I was pregnant and now have my little one I haven’t been working on many cakes, but rather getting ready for the new shop in Newport Beach and spending time with my little one, so Kyong, Jenna, & Irene have been doing all the cakes and I have to say I love seeing how they all turn out!

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Still sticking with the Sesame Street theme here is an adorable Big Bird cake!  Kyong did a fab job with this figurine too!

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Kyong went on vacation for a week this month and Jenna & Irene really did a great job with lots of cakes!  This fun topsy turvy cake was for a 15th anniversary celebration and their love of Micky & Minnie Mouse was definitely on display as well!

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Gotta love a Super Hero Cake!

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I think this Dora cake is so simple and sweet…the flags/party hats are such a great little addition to the design!

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This is next cake is quite over the top and lots of fun!  The sweets theme is carried out perfectly on each tier I think and I love the color scheme as well!

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First birthday cakes are always a lot of fun to do and this next cake was no different.  It was for one of our best customers, Michelle from MiBelle!  Her little son Izzy turned one and she wanted a fun, modern cake that pulled in the “Brown Bear, Brown Bear” Book theme.  We did a play off of our popular hand painted wedding silhouette cake and instead did the words to the book!

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One really popular style of cake these days at the bakery is our smooth ombre/color style cake.  Irene is a definite pro at it and I love these next two cakes she did…one for a birthday and one for a baby shower!

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Baby Showers are such a great excuse to get a cute cake and this next cake has a serious cuteness factor to it!  I love the little saying…”Look Whoooo’s Having a Baby…”

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This next cake is a great twist on a popular baby shower cake we do, but they switched it up with the adorable sign and patterns on the cake.

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This is a new design and I love it!  How cute is the little topper!?!

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

Easter Treats at Sweet & Saucy Shop

April 2nd, 2012

Well since Easter is just around the corner we thought we would show off some of our Easter treats!  If you are local in the Southern California area you can come by and pick up treats until this Saturday @ 5pm…we are closed Easter Sunday though since we will be celebrating with our families too!

First up is this adorable yellow ombre buttercream cake with mini birdies and a nest on top!  You can order this in any cake flavor you wish!

6″ Cake (serves 8-10) – $55

8″ Cake (serves 12-15) – $70

10″ Cake (serves 20-25) – $85

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We also have some fun Easter cupcakes!  They are pre-order so definitely call in or email us if you want to pick some up!  They are all $5 each and then if you want them individually boxed they are $7.  Our regular and mini cupcakes day of will have little Easter Egg candies on them for no extra charge if you just want to get a yummy assortment.

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For Easter sugar cookies we have lots of fun options!

Large Easter Egg – $5 each, $6 individually bagged w/ribbon

Medium Easter Egg – $4 each, $5 individually bagged w/ribbon

Cracked Egg w/Chick – $4 each, $5 individually bagged w/ribbon

Easter Bunny w/Carrot – $5 each, $6 individually bagged w/ribbon

**Please pre-order

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Next these French Macarons are way too cute!

Bunny French Macarons (12 min.)  - $24

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For yummy cake pops here are the options below…

Chick Cake Pops (12 min) – $54

Individual Boxed Cake Pops – $4.50

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Custom Boxed Cake Pops – (12 Pack) $32, (24 Pack) $60

**You can also ship these Nationwide for gifts through our site Sweet & Saucy Pops

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Blake Eileen Brandon

April 2nd, 2012

Well as some of you might have guessed (or seen on twitter and facebook) my little princess has arrived :)  My husband Tim and I are overwhelmed with love for her and I find myself constantly smiling and wanting to stare at her all day long.  She is the biggest blessing ever and I am so happy to finally have my little family of three all here!

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Blake Eileen Brandon was born March 20th @ 6:22am, weighing in at 8lbs 15oz and 21 inches long.  She definitely had her momma learn patience as I waited for my little bundle of joy to arrive, but she was sure worth the wait!

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Most everyone who knows me knows that I am obsessed with photos and so of course I couldn’t wait to have my little Blake photographed for the first time by the amazing Kristin Eldridge!  Kristin specializes in children’s photography and I can’t thank her enough for the beautiful photos she took of my little girl!

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Here are just a couple with her gorgeous little eyes open :)

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And of course you have to love her tiny little feet…

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Thanks so much for stopping by the blog…hope you enjoyed a tiny look into what I love most in my life!


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