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One of My Favorite Cakes!

Monday, June 20th, 2011

We get to make lots of wedding cakes during the year, but certain cakes come along and make me so inspired and this cake was one of them!  I loved designing the cake based off of a wedding dress from Anthropologie’s new wedding website BHLDN and then meshing it with the style of the bride’s wedding design.  They were a wonderful couple to work with and I think their wedding just turned out dream-like.  They got married at the gorgeous Rancho Las Lomas and of course has Found Vintage Rentals to deck out the whole venue with their amazing furniture pieces & rentals.  White Haute Photography snapped the stunning images and Larissa from, Inviting Occasions, did the lovely florals.  You can check out all the other great venues down below!

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We not only did a wedding cake, but a fun mini dessert spread and a vintage baseball glove as well for the groom that LOVES baseball!

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Love this last photo of the couple cutting the cake…

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Like I said this has to be one of my favorite cake designs.  It has so much texture and design, but is still modern and clean looking.  I basically did all the sugar flowers and lace molds by hand and then accented some pieces with pewter silver.  Here is the dress from BHLDN that inspired me!

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And here is the cake…

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I did 3 tones of blush pink…one of my favorite colors.

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While I worked on the cake for this wedding Kyong sculpted this amazing vintage baseball glove groom’s cake….the details are fantastic!!!

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Thanks so much for stopping by the blog!  Have a great day!

Venue :: Rancho Las Lomas

Event Coordinator :: Amy of CJs off the Square

Caterer :: 24 Carrots

Florist :: Inviting Occasion

Hair :: Salon One

Makeup :: Makeup by Berit

Desserts :: Sweet & Saucy Shop

Furniture rentals :: Found Rentals

Sweet & Saucy Shop on TLC’s Fabulous Cakes

Monday, August 9th, 2010

So hopefully by now all of you have had a chance to see our Fabulous Cakes episode on TLC!  It was such a great experience and I feel really blessed to have been asked to do it.  To tell you the truth it was a last minute whirlwind experience that I basically only had 2 days to plan for.  I had been in contacts with TLC for a while about me pitching a wedding for the show and each time it fell through and then 2 days before Kristin & Michael’s wedding they confirmed everything and I said yes!  We had cameras in our studio for 3 days straight and let me tell you that is quite an experience.  I had no clue what they would use and how they would edit me and my shop, but overall I was really happy with how it turned out!

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It was such a pleasure to work on Kristin & Michael’s wedding and I could not of asked for a better couple for this show.  I was actually already booked for their wedding when I was approached for the show and when they said they were up for it too I was so happy.  We basically made their cake bigger & better than we had planned it to be and even threw in a groom’s cake (which I will talk about later).

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Kristen from The Treasured Petal did an amazing job with the floral design…I was seriously blown away by it!

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This is the first time I had the pleasure of Michael Norwood shooting a wedding of mine and it was truly a pleasure; his photos are simply breathtaking.

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This wedding definitely wouldn’t have been the same without the incredibly talented and sweet Angel Swanson of Events of Love & Splendor who did the wedding planning & design!  She made my job so easy!

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Once I met with Kristin I was so inspired by her and her creativity.  She designed and made the invitations herself and I have to say they are some of the most gorgeous ones I have seen.  She pulled such inspiration from the location of Rancho Las Lomas and really wanted to pull in the spanish tiles that they had there, spanish style lace, and of course her grandmother’s vintage buttons (if you watched the show)!

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We made silicone molds of her grandmother’s buttons, handpainted the tile design on the cake, took the tile pattern and used it for a depression & impression on the cake, made a giant sugar flower anenome flower since that was her favorite and finally lined the cake with spanish lace.  This cake was certainly one of my most daring designs that pushed the envelope, but I was truly proud of it once it all came together.  I LOVED how Michael captured their reaction when they first saw their wedding cake!

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Of course we also had do to a full on dessert bar for them as well!  Angel did a fabulous backdrop for us that really made it all pop!  We made custom sugar cookies with Kristin’s printed designs, cake lollipops, mini cupcakes, mini key lime pies, and chocolate chunk cookies

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One interesting aspect of the wedding and show is that I was actually asked to make a second cake that would be featured as well, so Kristin wanted to surprise Mike with a groom’s cake.  Kristin and Mike love their dog Baxter like a child and he was even a part of their wedding party.  Kristin thought Mike would flip if I made a 3D dog for him and so that was my mission. There was actually quite a lot of drama that occurred with me making Baxter (which would’ve made for great TV), but I guess they ran out of time for the episode so that is why he didn’t make it on the show.  Nonetheless here is the cute little guy!

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Again I loved seeing their reaction!

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Thanks so much to my incredible team at the shop…we all know I could never do anything with you!  A special thanks to my mom who keeps me sane, encourages me daily, gives me the best advice a girl could ask for, and is the most amazing business partner ever!

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Spanish Style Wedding

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

First off I have to say THANK YOU to everyone for your sweet comments & encouragement after the last post!  We are all very excited for the show on TLC and it makes it even more fun that we can share it all with you who have been with us for a while now!

This next wedding that I’m going to share with you might be one of my favorites!  I always LOVE working with Courtney from Joyful Weddings & Events and Carissa from JL Designs and the venue Rancho Las Lomas is one of my favorites to work at as well.  The bride was one of the sweetest clients I have worked with yet and really trusted me to pull their vision through.  Their wedding had a Spanish style to it and once I saw their invitations I knew we had a great design for the cake!

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As you can see from their menu card, we took the exact pattern of their Spanish style flags and recreated a silicone mold of the design.  We then poured white chocolate into the mold and dusted it with pearl luster dust.  We draped the flags all along the cake like a banner and then made a large fushia sugar peony to accent the top!

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Carissa & Courtney out did themselves with the design for this wedding and I was truly blown away when I arrived on site.  I love the details!

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The color scheme for this wedding was so rich and deep…

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Another aspect I LOVED was that we got to do six mini rustic style cakes along with the large wedding cake.  I think this made for a gorgeous, dramatic display that was really the focal point of the reception!

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Courtney made the most adorable name cards for each cake with their flavor on it…she always pulls through for me!

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Of course the little bride & groom topper had to sneak into the display!

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Such a fun, personal wedding with lots of gorgeous details!  Thanks so much for stopping by the blog!

Three Wonderful Weddings!

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Wedding season is in full swing here at Sweet & Saucy Shop!  As I’m typing this post I can’t believe that this upcoming weekend I actually have 8 weddings!!!  I remember the days when one wedding a weekend was a lot for me…too funny how times have changed!  My team has grown and so have the number of weddings we can take on each weekend.  We still love working with each individual couple and seeing their wedding come to life & being a party of their sweet celebration!  These next 3 weddings were such a pleasure to be a part of and I’m so happy to be sharing them with you!  First up is a wedding that I had the pleasure of working with the AMAZING Jesi Haack again!  I truly love that lady and am so blessed to work with her a lot.  Her clients are always such a pleasure to work with and this time was no different.  Beth and Jon wanted a unique wedding with lots of organic, rustic touches to it.  We decided to do a pistachio covered cake with a large fresh kale flower accent.  We also created a mini dessert bar with lots of goodies!

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Jesi and I wanted the cake to stand alone this time and have it’s own space so we decided to use one of Jesi’s dressers and fill it full of moss…LOVED how it turned out!  I have to thank Jesi’s fabulous husband Ryan Haack for supplying me with some great shots of the cake & mini dessert bar.  I can always count on him for perfect photos of my treats!

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The details for this wedding were great and the couple looked so gorgeous!

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Inside the reception Jesi created such fun floral arrangements and design details!

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And finally the mini dessert bar!

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This wedding I actually worked on quite a while ago, but am finally now getting the chance to blog it!  I had to take a ferry boat over to Catalina Island for this wedding, but it was worth it!  The bride made a lovely backdrop for the dessert table and really wanted to incorporate the Spanish tiles that are all over Catalina Island in her wedding so we tried pulling them into the dessert bar on the cake and sugar cookies!

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For the cake we also did sugar flower orchids!

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This last wedding was at the beautiful Surf & Sand Hotel in Laguna Beach.  Devon & Shariff were dream clients to work with and I’m so happy I was apart of their special day.  Since it was near the ocean we went with a nautical theme, but wanted to modernize it a little bit.  I got inspiration for the cake from a brooch that was at Anthropologie and then recreated it in sugar!  I have to thank the lovely Lauren Hillary for these gorgeous photos!

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Love these next photos!

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Thanks to all the lovely couples that let us share in their special day!

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/

Melissa & Bryan’s Wedding…To Die For!

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Melissa & Bryan were some of the first weddings clients that I booked back when I started that I KNEW would be amazing and I have to toot my own horn and say that I was right…it was AMAZING!  Their attention to detail was fabulous and their sense of style really showed through in everything from the flowers to the dresses.  Of course a wedding this gorgeous takes a whole team to pull off…Courtney from Joyful Weddings & Events did such a great job with every detail, Amelia & Justin Lyon killed the photos (definitely some of my favorites EVER), Nicole DeAnne made Melissa look stunning on her special day, and Kristin from The Treasured Petal blew me away with the flowers!  Rancho Las Lomas is one of my favorite venues to work at and from the photos you can see it is a lovely backdrop for a wedding!  Well now that you know how this beautiful wedding came together lets look at some photos!

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Look how adorable her invites were…

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They have so many gorgeous photos that I couldn’t help, but share them all!

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The beautiful touches at the reception were just perfect!

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I do have to say that I am a little bit jealous of her ring…

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And lastly…the desserts!

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I absolutely love seeing photos of my couples enjoying their cake!

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I know my photos don’t compare to Justin & Amelia’s, but I just had to take some too since I was so into the whole look!

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I loved all the mercury glass, bird cages, and romantic flowers!

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Hope you enjoyed this wedding as much as I did!


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