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!
I am SOOO excited to share with you my little girl Blake’s 1st birthday party! I definitely went over the top I guess (I’m an all or nothing kind of person…haha)! It was quite a lot of work to plan and execute, but I had a lot of help and definitely couldn’t of done it without the key people below! I told myself that I wanted to make sure and really enjoy the party and not be in crazy mode and I have to say I accomplished that and was able to enjoy every moment with my little girl, friends, and family! She has been the biggest blessing this past year and I really can’t believe she is so big now. She is the joy of our lives and I loved being able to plan her special day!
The team behind everything….my sweet & talented sister, Sara of SaraRaeShop, made the bow backdrop, fringe tassels, blake’s adorable headband, and the headband favors as well. Karrie and Elizabeth from Posh Paperie designed her invitations which I love and the other paper products, Carissa of JL Designs did the gorgeous florals, Katherine from LittleCatDesignCo made the fabulous cake topper, wooden bows on the wall, and mini bow toppers, and Krisa Mason took the stunning photos!!! I also have to thank my sweet mother, best friend kate, cousin Kandyce, and husband Tim who helped pull off this crazy fun day!
My precious girl…love her eyes!
The party hats, dot garland, and fringe for the balloons I found DIY tutorials on the great blog Oh Happy Day!
Love these photo wall decals from Pinhole Press…add a little washi tape and you are done!
You can’t see it really well, but we created a fun birthday sign for Blake with everything she loves and little details about her at this age. Karrie designed it, my Uncle Dan of Instant Signs Cypress printed it and then I added pink fringe to the outside.
Love the flowers Carissa added to our wood wall! For the bows I painted them and decorated them myself….I really pulled out all my craftiness for this party I tell you! It was quite exhausting, but fun! I also used our mini instax polaroid camera and took photos of people throughout the day and used washi tape to stick them to our wall.
Here is Blake’s playroom! You can check out 100 Layercakelet’s blog post to see the link for where I got most of her playroom stuff if you are interested.
Love the mini bakeshop stand my inlaws made for Blake for Christmas! Too cute!
Here are the three main ladies of Sweet & Saucy Shop! Love always having my mom by my side!
I kept changing my mind for Blake’s party outfit, but eventually went extra fancy and dressed her up in sparkles, bows, and big girl shoes…too fun!
The theme for her party was Bows for Blake…I guess I came up with it since I am always making her wear headbands and bows, so we just went with it and I really loved finding ways to incorporate the bow theme throughout the party!
I love mini food items so these little kid sippy cups were perfect from Shop Sweet LuLu. We bedazzled them out with gold glitter tape, custom stickers, and washi tape.
This photo just mades me smile so much!
We absolutely loved sharing this special day with so many friends! We had two separate parties, her family party was on her real birthday since we could only fit so many people in our loft.
Call me crazy, but not only did we do the desserts, but I decided to make the homemade sangria, strawberry lemonade, and gourmet sandwiches. I almost didn’t think I would get it all done and it was definitely a race to the finish, but it finally all came together!
Our sweet little family!
This shoe shot is one of my favs too!
Well Krista took so many good photos that I am doing her party in two posts, so next one up is all the desserts!!!
Over the years our bakery has grown and I am so blessed to share with you the wonderful team behind Sweet & Saucy Shop! My mom and I are so blessed to have such an awesome staff and we really couldn’t do anything without them! A couple months back my good friend and talented photographer Carlie of Gabriel Ryan Photography took new staff photos for us and I want to show them off today! We also have a couple photos from our previous shoots with Ashley Rose Photography & Diandra Ann Photography as well and they both captured my team perfectly too!
First we must of course start off with our resident taste tester (just kiddidng)…Miss Blake Eileen Brandon! My mother-in-law found this adorable chef jacket and hat and so I of course had to dress her up for the photo shoot!
I absolutely love owning this shop with my mom and couldn’t do anything without her!
Love these photos Carlie captured of Blake and I!
My gorgeous mom, Eileen, who runs all the business end of Sweet & Saucy Shop (a job I could never tackle) and of course has to make sure every cake lollipop is rolled to perfection as well!
I love that my Aunt Rosie has worked with us from the beginning…such a joy to work with family! She works in the bakery and is our pro sugar cookie decorator among other things!
My fabulously talented bakery manager, Jenn, keeps our bakery running smooth and loves coming up with new desserts with me!
Here she is the macaron queen, Jess…her instagarm photos make many swoon and the taste of her macarons are to die for!
Heading up our cake team is the amazing Kyong! She was the first person I let work on our cakes and now she, along with our whole cake team, pump out tons of gorgeous cakes each week!
Kasey is Kyong’s second half and they are quite the team on fondant cakes! She is such a fast learner and very talented!
Irene is our buttercream master and also does most of our garden rose petal cakes, which is our most popular cake to date.
Francis is our newest addition to our cake team and has picked up both buttercream and fondant cakes in record time! She is a joy to work with and on her spare time makes the cutest cake lollipops ever!
Love this shot of all the cake girls!
I have known Brandi since we are kids and it is so fun getting to work with her now too! She has been with us for quite a while now and runs our Newport Beach shop and preps all the daily desserts we make there! She also heads up our cake stand store so she is one busy lady!
Christina has also been in our life since we were 13 years old so my mom and I love that she is now a part of the Sweet & Saucy team! She always has a smile on her face and is in charge of our cake lollipop orders…which are quite a lot these days!
Franny joined our shop when we expanded into two shops and now works in our LB store as our assistant manager! She helps make sure everything from mini pies, tarts, shot glass desserts, cupcakes and more go out on time every day! She’s a great part of our team!
Michelle is the newest addition to the bakery! She finished her internship with us and we couldn’t let her go! She is hardworking, talented, and always has a great attitude!
We are so happy that Lisa, who interned with us at the beginning of our bakery has now come back and works full time with us! She does all the early morning baking of our cupcakes and cakes amongst the other things! She is so sweet and I’m blessed she came back to our team!
Sweet & Saucy Shop wouldn’t run at all without our amazing Wedding & Party Consultants! They work hard everyday with our clients to make their dessert dreams come true and we love them all!
Jenny works at both our Newport Beach and Long Beach stores and her sense of humor, smart business knowledge, and work ethic are going to be sorely missed when she moves to Northern CA later this summer! She is a gem!
Cortney is our head consultant in LB and has taken over being my right hand person is making sure everything runs super smooth each week! Her to do list is a mile long, but she always manages to finish it all! We are so excited for her upcoming wedding and can’t wait to see the dessert table she dreams up for it!
Jennifer is our main wedding consultant in Newport Beach and the customers love her there! Her cheery attitude and bubbly smile always win them over and we love having her on our team over there!
Here are a couple more snapshots from that day that were too fun not to add in…
Sadly not pictured, but very import is my sister Sara who is our resident sugar flower pro, our two new wedding consultant interns Katherine & Katie who are doing a fabulous job, of course my Dad who is co-owner and does all the hard work on our new shops, my husband Tim, who manages all our web stuff and keeps me sane, and our wonderful front counter staff Luke, Samantha, Graham, and Ashley!
When going through photos I came across these adorable ones of Blake hanging with our staff so of course I had to include them too!
We are also so excited that Cloudless Weddings recently shot a fabulous video our of shop and we can’t wait to show it off! Thanks so much for stopping by the blog!
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!