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Featured in Southern Wedding Magazines: Mini Desserts

Friday, December 16th, 2011

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We were so excited to be featured in Southern Wedding Magazine for our Southern Style Mini Desserts!  We chatted with the ladies over at the magazine about what their top favorite desserts were and then we created them in mini dessert form.  We were lucky enough to have Brandon Flynn shoot the gorgeous photos for us…I had a lot of fun styling these mini treats!

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Mini Banana Cream Pie Shot Glass Desserts

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Heart Shaped Blueberry Pies w/Initials

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Mini Vanilla Bean Pound Cake w/Fresh Raspberries

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Mini Strawberry Rhubarb Lattice Pies

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Mini Key Lime Pies

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Mini Skillet Blueberry Crumble w/Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

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Mini Pecan Pie

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Mini Glazed Donuts

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Mini Red Velvet Mason Jar Dessert

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Let us know which mini dessert is your favorite!

French Patisserie Inspired Shoot

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

First let me start off by saying that this might be one of my favorites shoots I have EVER done!  Everything is pure dreaminess and I really have to thank Melissa from The Loveliest Day for inviting me to be a part of it!  I had the pleasure of making Melissa’s wedding cake about a year ago and now she has turned her passion for weddings & design into a business!  I would definitely recommend any new brides to check out Melissa & her gorgeous work…she is a joy to work with!  Below Melissa describes her thoughts about the shoot…

The inspiration behind this patisserie brunch bridal shower shoot was Ladurée and the other tea and pastry salons of Paris. For this shoot we created a dessert table and a tea bar, both ideas that can be easily re-created! The ribbon curtains, which hung behind the dessert table, were inspired by an image of the gift packaging station at Ladurée. Rolls of pastel ribbons cascaded down the wall, ready to be snipped off and used to tie up a gorgeous package of fresh macarons. In between the ribbon curtains I hung a vintage window pane, which I painted white. To me, the window helped bring in the feeling of a Parisian storefront.”

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I of course have to thank Ashley from Ashley Rose Photography for making me simply swoon over these images.  When I found out Ashely was the one taking the photos I jumped with joy and then when I saw them for the first time I nearly scream they were so gorgeous…thanks a million Ashely!

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I truly had a wonderful time dreaming up the desserts for this shoot. I wanted to stay away from fondant for once and really play around with beautiful colored buttercreams for the cakes.  It was so fun accenting them with french macarons, fresh fruit, and whimsical piping!  Instead of traditional cream puffs and eclairs I thought it would be fun to dip them in colored chocolates so they looked light and airy.

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For the mini cupcakes I made mini french macarons and used them as a fun accent on the frosting.

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I do have to say this is one of my favorite cakes…I just adore the mini madeline cookies on top!

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Melissa describes the decor a little more…

“I wanted to include some fresh flowers, but opted to keep it simple. I displayed the flowers in galvanized metal pails to mimic the look of street side flower shops in Paris. I also added a few single stems and mini bouquets here and there for a bit of added charm.”

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“Jane of Olive Hue Paper Goods created some darling favor boxes. Perfect for guests to take home a few macarons or a colorful cream puff! The boxes were topped with some vintage mother of pearl buttons from my personal collection. You can add buttons like we did, or any other kind of accent you wish. The box has a lovely pattern, so it will also look great without additional accents if that’s the look you prefer! No matter what you choose, your guests will love these adorable favor boxes!”

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If you are wondering where we got all the amazing furniture and accent pieces look no further than Jenni from Found Vintage Rentals!  Jenni has the most fabulous collection of gorgeous pieces and they were just perfect for this shoot!

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If you loved this shoot as much as I did definitely check out the whole post on the lovely Ruffled Blog which also has downloads of Jane’s adorable printable material!

Utterly Engaged Hoedown!

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Last month I had the pleasure of doing the dessert bar for Utterly Engaged’s 1 Year Anniversary Hoedown Party!  I had such a great time collaborating on the design and look for the table & overall I think it turned out pretty fun!  Lucia had the idea for the hanging ropes that was inspired from the Ace Hotel set up and instantly I was in love with it!  I also had the great pleasure of working with Summer from Grey Likes Weddings!  She made the whole backdrop come to life & even made me an adorable cake topper!  If you haven’t checked out her fantastic blog definitely stop by!  The lovely florals were done by Megan from Honey & Poppies…as always she created such gorgeous arrangements that complimented the table design so well! Jessica Claire was the main photographer for the party & you can check out all of her fabulous images in the current issue of Utterly Engaged!  Thanks so much Jessica!  Since this was an industry event I was lucky enough to have tons of photographers send me their photos as well so I wanted to post them as well. Check out the links at the bottom for their photography blogs!

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Since I got to make the whole menu up myself I wanted to try a lot of new desserts. For the main cake I frosted it with meringue style frosting and torched it so it came out like a toasted smore’s!  The two side cakes were chocolate hazelnut nutella…yummy!

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For the treats we made mini smore’s tarts, carrot cake whoopie pies, caramel nut brownies, blueberry crumble pies, my grandma’s caramel nut mix, & chocolate covered rice krispy treats!

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Of course I have to give a shout out to the Mustache Mafia since they took home the gold in the BBQ challenge!

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And I love this photo I took with my iphone because you can see the fun tumbleweeds in front of the table.

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Thanks SO much to all the photographers who shared photos with me…

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Travel Themed Wedding

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

There are certain weddings that you know are just going to be dreamy and this one was definitely one of them!  Once I heard that Stephanie Williams was photographing it I was super giddy as she always captures gorgeous images!  Maya & Joe wanted their wedding to really reflect them & their love of traveling.  I thought Shana Fu did an amazing job helping them pull this love of their’s throughout the wedding.  The images really capture how beautiful the day was and just how happy Maya & Joe were to become husband & wife!

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Maya just looked stunning!

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I partnered with Euri & Kendra from Fleuretica on the dessert bar!  They did the amazing job on the backdrop & provided the fun props too! I have to say that their florals for the day were beyond gorgeous too!

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For the cake we did brown lace with blue sugar pearls & a large white sugar flower!

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And of course we had to have lots of yummy mini desserts too!

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The dessert set up was so much to see come to life…definitely one of my favorites!  I love the details for this wedding…the pom-poms, the travel details, her gorgeous flower hair piece…it all was fabulous!

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Thanks so much for having me as part of your wonderful day!

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Lots of New Weddings

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

We have been busy bees over at the shop these last few months and that means lots of WEDDINGS!  Here are a couple lovely weddings that we have had the pleasure of working on!  This first wedding at Rancho Las Lomas was for the sweetest couple and I loved that they sent photos back to me so I could see them enjoying the desserts!

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We made the custom cake stand and backdrop for the couple.  They wanted to incorporate a rustic and earthy touch to the table, but still wanted it to look elegant.  They decided to do a two tier cake and then cupcakes, so guests could choose which one they wanted.

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How gorgeous is the bride?!?

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And you have to love these photos of the groomsmen…boys will be boys!

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This next wedding I had the pleasure of working with Carissa from JL Designs & Christina from Simply Modern Weddings.  We ended up doing a small cake that pulled in design from their invitation and then a variety of mini desserts.  Christina & Carissa definitely pulled off a gorgeous wedding with lovely details!

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The flowers that Carissa & her assistant Darcy did were so romantic!

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Close up of the sugar flower Sara made for the cake!

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Loved all of Christina’s cute signs she added to the table.

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Here is a rare shot of us ladies after we set up and a couple fun photos of the sweet husbands who came along to help!

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So blessed to work with you ladies!  Here is one more fun wedding cake I was able to do recently for a sweet couple.  They wanted to incorporate color onto the cake, so we did a butter yellow base with dark grey lace accents and a purple sugar flower accent.

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I recently had the pleasure of working with my friends Ashlyn & Heather from Carter & Cook Event Co. on a photoshoot for Exquisite Wedddings Magazine.  They are an amazing design team and I knew the photoshoot would turn out gorgeous.  You can check out their blog to read about all the details of the shoot, but here are some photos!

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And here are a couple more details shots of the cake I took at the bakery.

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The whole team who made it happen…
Exquisite Weddings Magazine: http://www.exquisiteweddingsmagazine.com/
Florals: The Floral Lab http://www.theflorallab.com/
Linen: Classic Party Rentals http://www.classicpartyrentals.com/
Paper Stylist: Love at First Invite http://www.loveatfirstinvite.com/
Photography: Terri Rippee, Rippee Photography http://www.rippeephotoweddings.com/
Location: Rancho Valencia Resort http://www.ranchovalencia.com/

An Eventful Post

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Well as you probably know these kind of posts come up every couple months when I have so many small events that I want to feature, so I cram them all together into one large, mega post!  There is a lot of eye candy coming up, so definitely let me know what’s your favorite!  First off I recently got to do a wedding with Jesi Haack Weddings & Sarah K Chen at The Marvimon House (which I LOVE).  I met Jessica, the bride, at The White Dress in Cornona Del Mar when we did a wedding showcase there and we definitely hit it off.  She told me her and her fiance, Curt, wanted to have an out-of-the-box kind of wedding cake.  The wanted sleek, modern, and rustic all at the same time and threw out the idea of a square cake that looked like a real block of wood, SO that is just what we did.  They had goodies on the dessert table from friends, family, and local bakeries, but we were really happy to do their special wedding cake.  Their wedding was to say the least AMAZING…it has been featured all over the wedding blog world, so I am pretty sure you have seen the photos already, but if not here is just a little sneak peak into their special day.  To see all the photos from their wedding check out this post! Thanks for the great photos Sarah!

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Her bouquet is unbelievable!

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Here is the fun dessert table…before and after the desserts were eaten!

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A couple detail shots of the cake that I took at the bakery…

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These next photos are from another recent weddings I did.  The cake is all buttercream with fresh raspberries on top.  Thanks to Bonnie Tsang for these beautiful shots.

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This next cake was for a baby shower and they had an owl invitation they wanted me to grab inspiration from.  She wanted the cake to be simple and modern with some fun accents.  They were also kind enough to send me some personal photos that they took at the shower…thanks!

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I also got the pleasure of providing mini desserts for Jessica Claire’s recent Shootsac party.  I loved how the set up turned out and of course I got some gorgeous photos from Jessica!

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We always get lots of fun cookie orders, so here are some photos of some recent cookies we’ve done!

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Now these two deadly cookies are my main addiction every day in the bakery!  My sole mission is trying to not grab one from the front of the store and eat it, but sadly I fail often!  Chocolate Chunk Cookies & White Chocolate Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies are in the shop daily, so if you are near by definitely stop in!

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Well hopefully I didn’t tempt you guys too much and ruin your diet for the day…if I did, I apologize!


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