September 13th, 2012
If you would of asked me a couple years back if I ever thought I would be doing desserts for Anthropologie and Oh Joy I would’ve said “No way”…well guess what?!? I was lucky enough to be a part of such a fun event that was held at Anthropologie and you bet I was smiling all night long! Joy, from Oh Joy, was the main attraction for their new line of Petite clothing and it was so fun finally getting to meet her in person!
The lovely Bonnie Tsang took that fabulous photo of Joy…love her work! The event was such a success and for anyone that knows me I am obsessed with Anthropologie and shop there now-stop, so you know I enjoyed every minute!
I can’t thank Kristin, from Kristin Eldridge Photography, enough for these gorgeous photos of my desserts! She seriously always blows me away when she photographs my stuff…love every photo!
For the desserts we decided to do some crowd pleasers and set them out on some of my favorite stands…vintage peach & clear glass, jadeite and milk stands! First up always a popular one the mini key lime pies!
Mini cheesecakes with fresh raspberries and salted caramel french macarons.
Strawberry french macarons…
Our decadent brownies cut into triangles for a fun presentation.
Our #1 selling cupcake in Newport Beach…S’mores!
We had such a great time at this event! Thanks so much for stopping by the blog!
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…
Our 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!
August 6th, 2012
Get ready for a eye popping gorgeous explosion of colors! This fun wedding shoot I got to be a part of is full of bright pops of color and inspired by watercolor paintings & pop art. Katie from, Bella Destinee, put together the whole shoot and did such a great job! Scott Clark Photography took the beautiful photos for the shoot and I have to thank Leila from, Wedding Pr, for bringing me on the team for this shoot!
You can take a look at all the wonderful vendors I got to work with at the end of the post!
The paper design and flowers were just stunning I think…
This might be one of my favorite cakes we have ever made a Sweet & Saucy Shop. I got inspired by the beautiful watercolor I saw on a wedding dress via pinterest and knew we could make a gorgeous cake from that. I love how the burst of color is at the bottom of the cake and then it goes up to all white at the top. I decided to do an all white magnolia sugar flower so that it blended in to the top of the cake and kept it modern and clean looking. Kyong did the lovely watercolor hand painting and I just love how it turned out!
We also were able to do a full watercolor inspired mini dessert bar which included mini cupcakes with mini french macarons, cake lollipops, and shot glass desserts!
I almost died when I saw the fabulous backdrop they had for our table…how amazing is that!
planning & design: Bella Destinee // photography: Scott Clark Photography // floral design: Dolce Design Studio // videographer: Loyd Calomay Films // venue: SLS Hotel of Beverly Hills // desserts: Sweet and Saucy // furniture: Designer 8 // paper goods: Treespace Studio // tumbler: Anthropologie
July 24th, 2012
First off so sorry for the lack of blog posts lately! I have to say that running two bakeries and having a little one is quite a lot of work, so sadly blogging has had to suffer. Things are doing great at the new bakery though and we can’t thank everyone enough for all of their support and love!
I am so happy to share this adorable 1st birthday party with you though! We were lucky enough to be a part of Gracie’s 1st birthday party and her fabulous mom, Susie Ostrowski of Onto Baby, really made it such a special day. There was a whole team behind this ombre filled birthday bash and you can check them all out at the bottom of the post! Thanks for letting me be a part of it ladies!
How cute is the birthday girl in her ombre dress!
Love the invitations and florals!
The attention to deal on this party is just flawless…so many great ideas!
Ombre is just such a gorgeous trend right now and I am still obsessed with our ombre buttercream cake…I especially love the shades on this one!
These stands that Susie put together were amazing!
Ombre flower cupcakes…
Love these messy cake shots…too much fun! Thanks so much for stopping by the blog!
Party Planning, DIY Decor, and Invitation: Susie Ostrowski at On to Baby
Floral Design and Tablescape Design: Fleuretica
Cake and Desserts: Sweet and Saucy Shop
Rentals (linens, chairs, etc.): Baker Party Rentals
Catering: Sundried Tomato Cafe
Acrylic Stand: Amazon.com
Gracie’s Ombre dress: Gap
July 3rd, 2012
Well as most of you know we just opened our second location in Newport Beach’s Crystal Cove Promenade last week Wednesday and the outpouring of love and support has been amazing! We had such a wonderful (and crazy busy) first week and we can’t wait to see how this new shop grows into its own! I again have to give a shout out to the amazing Jeni from Found Vintage Rentals. She captured this instagram photo on Friday when she brought in the last pieces of furniture and to say I was blown away is an understatement. She went above and beyond for our little shop and it clearly shows in my opinion! Thank you so much Jeni…we love our new shop’s look!
I will have more photos of the shop to show you soon, but this email is actually a posting about a job opportunity we have at Sweet & Saucy Shop Long Beach. Typically I only hire on after someone has completely an unpaid 2 month internship with us, but with our quickly expanding business we do have an opening that I need to fill for an experienced baker/pastry chef. Below are the details/requirements for the position….
Hiring at Sweet & Saucy Shop Long Beach! Looking for a well experienced, hard working, team player to join our team. Needs to have at least 2-3 yrs work experience in a bakery environment. Position would be for a baker/pastry chef who would be responsible for mini desserts, macarons, frosting, etc. Person needs to be able to run day/night shift during the week from 11-7pm and weekends during the morning/daytime. The person needs to be a quick learner, can work in a fast paced environment, and a team player. Please do not email if you are just out of pastry school or with less than 2-3 yrs experience as this position is for our higher level baker/pastry chef position, not an entry level position (for that we only do internships first). We are looking to hire on asap so please email if interested to firstname.lastname@example.org and I can give you more details.