Our new bakery! Sweet & Saucy Shop Bixby Knolls

December 28th, 2013

Well this post is WAY too long overdue, but my life is crazy busy these days so I do most of my posting on instagram and facebook, but I definitely wanted to share the photos of our move to our new Long Beach bakery in Bixby Knolls!  We started out at our humble location 4.5 yrs ago on Stearns & Palo Verde and had many great memories throughout those years!  The journey has been amazing, super hard, exciting, overwhelming, and fabulous all rolled into one! I have been so blessed to have my mother as my business partner & co-owner and I wouldn’t want it any other way!  My father built our first bakery and he took on the challenge of our Newport Beach location and our Bixby Knolls location as well and I can’t say enough wonderful things about him!  My husband has been super supportive and my friends and family are the best!  Below is a little peek into our journey…

 

Old location

New location

Old bakery right before we first opened…

The bakery in full swing towards the end of our stay there…we were so cramped!

Now at our new bakery which is 3x’s the size…the main kitchen

The cake girl’s room

The walk in fridge

Our old cake stand collection when I first started…

Just one of the 6 shelving units that we now have!

My sweet daddy and my precious little girl!

Moving was sure A LOT of work!!!

First week in and we had over 150 or so mini cakes alone…crazy town

Love my lettering design by Karrie Pyke Designs & the sign done by Instant Signs Cypress

A look inside the bakery!  The new one has seating, coffee & tea, a refrigerated case and two bathrooms…woo hoo!

We even have a playroom for blake even though the truth is she is so wild these days she just runs all over the place and we can barely keep up with her!

The bathroom door designs are some of my favs from Karrie!

The bakery girls!

Such a fun grand opening!  We did a slow opening one day and then did a grand opening party & were blown away with the response!  We had so many customers that showed up to support us that we couldn’t believe it…so blessed!

Thanks so much for the support along the way!

 

 

 

Christmas Desserts

December 6th, 2013

Well it is full swing over here at Sweet & Saucy Shop!  Christmas season is upon us and we have tons of fun and delicious treats for you to order for your various celebrations!  At the bottom is a price list and you can call into either shop or email for your order!  We do carry some stuff in the front on a daily basis, but it sells out quick and we definitely recommend pre-ordering to make sure you get what you want this holiday season!

Christmas cake pops in ornaments, santa hats and snowmen!

Cutest Christmas french macaron options below!

New naked layer cake options!  Gingerbread Cookie & Chocolate Peppermint

Our new cupcake flavors for the season are chocolate thin mint, gingerbread cookie, and chocolate peppermint!

HO HO Rice Krispy Treats

Mini mason jars in Red Velvet and Chocolate Thin Mint Flavor!

Decorated sugar cookies!  We can personalize them too!

Lots of gift basket options!

 

Thanksgiving Desserts

November 13th, 2013

I know it has been forever since I have blogged…life of a mommy I guess haha!  Well we have been busy baking away at the bakery and have come up with some delicious desserts for Thanksgiving that you can pick up the day before & enjoy with your family! Our pumpkin desserts are some of my all time FAVORITES and I can never resist them when they are in front of me…hope you get to try some of them too!

9″ Pumpkin Caramel Cheesecake w/Gingersnap Pecan Crust $35 serves 8-10
*gluten free pie $38
6″ Naked style Pumpkin Cake w/Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting & Salted Caramel $40, serves 12-15
*Gluten Free $45
*Larger size cakes on request
We also have our pumpkin cupcakes, mini caramel apple pies, pumpkin & toffee shot glass desserts & mini pumpkin cheesecakes! Prices range $1.75-$2.25 each *cupcakes/mini cheesecake can be gluten free

You can order via email at info@sweetandsaucyshop.com or call either of our locations LB 562.598.8340 OR NB 949.715.0920

Hope you all have a wonderful time with friends and family for the holiday!

I also wanted to let you know about a new class we are offering at our LB Bakery!

French Macarons & Mini Desserts
You asked for it and we listened!  Our first French Macaron & Mini Dessert class will go over the delicate and detailed work of creating delicious and gorgeous looking french macarons & yummy mini desserts, such as Key Lime Pies & Pumpkin Caramel Cheesecake w/Gingersnap Pecan Crusts. You will learn all the tips and tricks to get your desserts to look like a professional made them!
Class cost: $185 (hands on class & you get to take your desserts home of course!)
Date: Monday November 18th 6-9pm (Sold out), Monday November 25th 6-9pm (spots still available)

Decker’s 1st Birthday Party

September 5th, 2013

So sorry for the delay in blogging!  Life has been super busy, crazy, and exciting for us over at Sweet & Saucy Shop since we just relocated our original bakery in LB to a bigger location this past month (more to come in another post) so I haven’t had too much time to blog, but I’m back!

It’s a good thing I’m back too since this adorable birthday party was last year and I am just now getting to share it.  Decker is my sweet friend Carissa’s, from JL Design’s, handsome little boy and she threw him the best construction themed birthday party ever!  You can check out all the vendors over at Inspired By This!

She threw together the party in like a week and I literally couldn’t believe my eyes when I got there and saw everything she had done!  Wonderwoman!

Oh course we had to be at the party and as you can tell little Blake was quite a lot younger back then haha! Time sure does fly!

The food was amazing and I loved how it was all packaged!

Future boyfriend girlfriend action going on!  Recently we were on a playdate with them and got them to kiss…too cute!

My little family…

I had so much fun putting together the desserts for this party!  Loved using our new tin cake stands too…perfect for a boys birthday party.

We made hard hat cake lollipops and fresh cement vanilla panna cotta!

Chocolate dirt mousse shot glasses were yummy too!

For the cake we kept is simple and did a rustic chocolate frosted cake and then placed a big dump truck on top!

I will never get tired of seeing little kids smash their face into our cakes!  Decker did great!

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog and more posts to come soon!

Sweet & Saucy Shop Video by Cloudless Weddings!

June 24th, 2013

I am SOO thrilled to share with you our first shop video by the talented team of Cloudless Weddings!  They were an absolute pleasure to work with on this fun project and I am beyond in love with how the video of our shop turned out!  I hope you all enjoy it as it lets you look a little at the behind the scenes of Sweet & Saucy Shop!

Bows for Blake – Part 2

June 5th, 2013

I have to say that I felt a little bit of pressure to pull off quite a dessert extravaganza for Blake’s 1st birthday party, but once we came up with a theme and my mind started going it became a lot of fun to dream up what I wanted for my little girl’s special day!  My amazing sister made the fabulous bow backdrop (with help from my cousin Kandyce too) and I have to say I was in love with it!  I added some gold dots and a golden “B” and that was the backdrop!  I also added plain and glitter gold dots to accent the table as well.   I have to thank my amazing team at Sweet & Saucy Shop since they literally brought all of my ideas to life and blew me away as always!

I tried to incorporate the bow theme into most of the desserts so for the salted caramel macarons we hand painted a gold bow on top.

I love tiny details so we added mini bows to the round rice krispy treats.

I had too many ideas for her cake and couldn’t commit to just one main cake design so I decided to do three cakes instead…I guess that is one perk of owning a bakeshop!  For the first one we did a gold glitter fondant with a mint and white polka dot large bow!

Next we did mini salted caramel tarts and accented them with mini pink chocolate bows!

I have a love affair with panna cotta so we did vanilla panna cotta shot glasses with a raspberry coulis on top!  Love these little spoons I believe I got from Shop Sweet Lulu too!

A customer fav and mini too are our Red Velvet cake lollipops that we dipped in white chocolate, add mint green modeling chocolate dots and a pink bow.  I also had fun using a variety of pink and gold stands as well from our collection and a lot of them are up for sale on our supply store Sweet & Saucy Supply!

I am so excited about my recent collaboration with Little Cat Design Co as she creates the cutest cake and dessert toppers out there!  She crafted this fabulous topper for Blake, as well as the mini wooden bows on the large cupcakes and the #1 on her smash cake!  We can’t wait until we start selling Katherine’s designs in our stores as well as online, which hopefully should be done in the next month or two.

For the main cake I wanted to keep it not too busy since the topper was the main show stopper so we did a simple pretty pink bow, large gold dot garland, and also crimped the edges of the tiers to add a little more detail.

One of my favorite parts of the whole table was the cake below!  I dreamed up the idea of having these bows painted all over the cake once I saw a print like it on pinterest and Kyong brought it to life perfectly!

We made some large strawberry cupcakes with chocolate ganache filling and dressed them up with ruffle frosting, bow toppers and gold cupcake holders.

At almost all my friend’s parties they always request our sugar cookies so I knew I needed to have some cute bow cookies on the menu for the party…

Last, but not least our ever popular mini key lime pies…cute as ever!

We are so blessed to live life with such a great community of people and so many of our friends have kiddos around Blake’s same age which always proves to be loads of fun when we get together!

My sweet sister made these adorable headband favors for the little girls at the party.  You can check out her shop on etsy at SaraRaeShop 

Love my girlfriends!!!

Of course Blake needed a smash cake as well.  We did a simple mint buttercream cake with a cute little bow, polka dots, and another adorable topper from Little Cat Design Co

I had a feeling my little girl would attack the cake (she is a girl after my own heart) and she did exactly that!  She got right in there and we all loved every moment!

Of course she got to the moment of cake overload and clearly was DONE!

This is such a sweet photo below since both Angel and Christina had their sweet babies in March as well with me and we have enjoyed sharing so many precious moments of motherhood together.

This is the best photo we could get of all the kids…this day was clearly tons of fun and we were so blessed by everyone that came!

 

 


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