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!
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!
February 27th, 2012
I have been wanting to share this with you for a while now…I was beyond excited during the winter to pick up my first copy of the Martha Stewart Wedding Magazine and actually see my own work in it! This has been a dream of mine for a while now and I was so thrilled it came true!
I was lucky enough to be a part of Josa Villa and Joel Serrato’s wedding. If you don’t already know Jose and Joel they are both amazing artists in the wedding industry…Josa is one of the best photographers there is and his images are simply breathtaking and Joel’s films capture weddings like nothing else! Lisa Vorce was the main design force behind this gorgeous day and pulled it off flawlessly. I love working with her and getting to see her visions come to life. I absolutely love getting to work with the talented Elizabeth Messina and her photographers captured the day perfectly!
Mindy Rice created the lovely floral designs for the day…
The Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse has to be one of the most breathtaking wedding locations I’ve ever seen!
For the wedding cake we did a two tier fondant cake with all hand made sugar flowers and succulents in various shades. I love the simplicity of it and letting the sugar flowers take the main stage…definitely my kind of cake design!
Thank you so much for letting us share in your special day Jose & Joel!
Here are the links to the amazing people behind the day…
Location: Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse, Event Design and Production: Lisa Vorce, Event Design and Flowers: Mindy Rice, Catering: New West Catering, Stationary: Tiny Pine Press & Papel Paper & Press, Calligraphy: Anne Jones, Cake: Sweet and Saucy, Lighting: Bella Vista Design, Ceremony & Cocktail Music: Bolero Soul, Reception Music: Michael Antonia of Flashdance, Rentals: Classic Party Rentals, Specialty Décor: Barker Décor Service, Cinematography: Joe Simon Films and Kristen, and Last but not least the one and only Elizabeth Messina photographed our wedding like no one ever could, and for that we’re grateful.
February 14th, 2012
I got sweet surprise last week when I received an email from Abby who runs the fabulous wedding blog, Style Me Pretty…guessing most of your have heard about it
Abby asked if I could create a Valentine’s Day cake just for SMP and of course I jumped at the chance! I knew I had to ask Carlie, from Gabriel Ryan Photography, to shoot it for me since I am basically in love with everything she photographs! I also knew I had to have an amazing piece of furniture to display my cakes on so of course I called Jeni, from Found Vintage Rentals,…the best rental company around for those showstopping pieces you have to have! We ladies had a great time putting the shoot together and I loved the outcome!
I absolutely adored Jeni’s furniture piece she brought and the paper flowers she accented it with were fabulous!
For the cakes I thought we would do one of the new techniques we have been trying out at the bakery, which I am in love with…smooth ombre buttercream! I liked combining all the shades of pink and red together and of course we had to throw a golden heart on top!
Then for two of the side cakes we tried a new piping technique and incorporated the ombre shades as well…we added a golden XO and we were all set!
We also made some mini sweet treats for the shoot as well…yummy salted caramel french macarons, heart shaped rice krispy treats, and of course a mini mason jar dessert!
We also threw in this adorable mini rosette cake too…how cute is it!
I definitely recommend checking out Style Me Pretty’s blog post today since we are doing quite a fun giveaway on their site! You not only get a pack of our Valentine’s Day Cake Lollipops from our new site www.sweetandsaucypops.com but you also get a white ruffle hobnail cake stand too, that we will be adding to our supply store www.sweetandsaucysupply.com soon!
Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my blog!
February 10th, 2012
I am so excited to share this absolutely GORGEOUS wedding we were lucky enough to be a part of! It was just featured on Style Me Pretty and they described all the details of the wedding perfectly…
“Vibrant doesn’t even begin to describe this cultural beauty crafted by Events of Love and Splendor and captured by The Image is Found! Oh no, this fête would need a completely new adjective for all of us to fully grasp the lovely that is this behind the take.your.breath.away details and florals whipped up by R. Jack Balthazar. And I haven’t even mentioned the masterpiece by the cake queens at the Sweet and Saucy Shop – it’s pin-worthy perfection. The entire affair is completely stop and gawk gorgeous. So stop and gawk I shall, maybe for an embarrassing amount of time, because a wedding this new adjective worthy doesn’t come around every day.”
How stunning are these photos…
I was blown away by the attention to detail and decor…the vibrant colors were simply amazing!
We of course did a full mini dessert bar with lots of bright pops of color and yummy desserts.
For the wedding cake we wanted it to be bold and really stand out so we used lots of bright colors and then detailed it with gold…I’m in love!
Thanks so much for letting us be a party of your special day Vipula & Dan!