Posts Tagged ‘sugar flowers’

Behind the Scenes @ Sweet & Saucy: Teapot Carved Cake

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Well hello there! It Has been a minute, hasn’t it? Thanks to the holidays being over, we can resume our showing you fine folks how we make our cakes, ok?

This week, Kasey made a really cute carved teapot cake!


So she starts by carving up her layers of cake into a ball type shape.IMG_20150109_133917Then she fills the cake with her flavor, damming up the sides with Swiss Meringue buttercream.

IMG_20150109_141155She then frosts the outside with buttercream, using a piping bag.IMG_6708She scrapes the sides then puts the cake in the fridge to set up. Then, with rubber gloves, uses her warm hands to smooth the cake into its round shape.IMG_6716_2Then she covers the cake in white fondant, smoothing out the edges so it looks like this beautiful thing.IMG_6717_2She then makes the top by rolling out a thick piece of white fondant and cutting it into a circle and rounding out the edges. Then she affixes the top with water to the fondant on the cake.IMG_6719The spout is made of Rice Krispie square, molded into shape, coated in white chocolate and covered in modeling chocolate (to ensure smoothness) before being covered in the same white fondant. The spout has a skewer in it, and gets jammed into the cake in the appropriate spot, then sealed on with melted white chocolate and freeze sprayed into place.IMG_6720_2 She uses pre-made daisies and leaves, and has Frances help her make rosettes, attaching them with white chocolate. She rolls a ball of blue fondant for the top handle.IMG_6721_2The handle is fondant dried onto a wire (the fondant has extra tylose added for quicker drying time) and is skewered into the bottom and white chocolated to the top. She finished the cake off with Swiss dots piped on with royal icing.

Isn’t that just the cutest thing?!MG_6727

Til next time!

Cakes I have yet to share…

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Time seriously goes by so fast and I can’t believe how many cakes I have yet to share with you guys that we did last year!  This post is a gathering of various photo shoots and weddings we were blessed to be a part of…hope you enjoy!

Most of the cakes below were shot by the amazing Jen Huang!  Her photos are simply gorgeous and I was so lucky to work with her on this shoot…some of my favorite cakes came out of it!  Major props to Kyong who always brings my visions to life when it comes to cakes!

I just love sugar flowers! My sister and I teamed up for this next cake and the turquoise sugar flowers below as well and I really adore how they turned out!

Bold and intense patterns below…

Simple, but cute!

Hand painting on cakes is one of my favorites new trends…

Color blocking is always fun on cakes these days…

Why not send your message through a cake design!

Another fun pattern that came to life perfectly on a cake.

Inspired by a moroccan theme we came up with golden bronze tiles and turquoise sugar flowers.

Might be one of my favorite cakes of all time below…I absolutely am smitten with the flowing sugar ribbons!

This next cake we did for a shoot with Mark Brooke Photography! We again used the hand painting technique and then added sugar roses.

Lastly these next two real weddings were so dreamy looking I had to add them to the post as well.  The cake isn’t our original design (the bride requested it from a photo she saw), but I love it and think it fits perfectly with the decor!

I always love working with Found Vintage Rentals since we get to use the cutest tables for our displays then.  Below is a fun set up  of a wedding last year!

I also wanted to let you know of two new classes we have added this month!  I will be teaching another fondant basics class since our first one went so well!  The class will be Sunday April 21st 3-6pm at the LB location.  You will learn how to cover a square and round cake, our tricks of the trade with fondant & stacking cakes, how to crimp, use stencils, bows, basic molds, and more.  It is $350 for the class which includes the supplies and there are only a couple more spots open. The other class my sister will be teaching and it’s Sunday April 28th 2-6pm at the LB location.  This class will be on the Dahlia & Poppy Sugar Flowers!  It is $215 and has a couple spots open as well.  Please email or call the LB shop to reserve your spot today!


Summer Wedding Cakes Part II

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Well I am COMPLETELY behind on blogging cakes from last year, so here are some from last summer!  Time sure does fly when you have a 10 month old and two bakeries!  Shout out to my team of cake girls who consistently make gorgeous cakes all year round: Kyong, Irene, Kasey, & Frances, plus Jenna who isn’t with us anymore, but worked on a lot of these lovely cakes!! First up sugar flowers and dot lace…




Gold definitely is one of my favorite colors on cakes these days!


Coral peony anyone…swoon!


Simple, smooth buttercream with flower cluster accent.



One of our most requested vintage lace cakes with sugar peonies.


We did this cake for Utterly Engaged Magazine and based the design off a Vera Wang wedding dress!



Rosette buttercream cake!


Client requested and we delivered..lots and lots of sugar flowers!



I do love square rustic cakes…so modern and cute!


Vintage flower lace with sugar ranunculus!


Probably our most requested design this last year…ombre buttercream!  This time we accented it with a sugar cabbage rose!


Here is another ombre design, but this time in rustic form…sooo pretty!  Love the gold heart accent too!


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Summer Wedding Cakes

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

With summer always comes a time of year where we make more wedding cakes than we can count!  One weekend this summer we even had 45 cakes (wedding & specialty)!  I don’t know how the girls fit it all in the fridges, but they managed and we came out with some beautiful new cake designs!

First up one of my favorites of the season…bright coral sugar peonies, a teal/mint fondant base, and edible white sugar lace doilies.





Next is a more elegant lace cake with a pretty pink bow that has a silver jewel for the center.


This fun cake was a main feature in California Wedding Day Magazine.  They wanted to feature the trend of “ombre” so I decided to do a pink ombre and then add an unexpected pop of turquoise.  We then accented it with some pink sugar ranunculus!





One of our most popular summer cakes is our rustic style frosted wedding cake.  It is such a simple, yet gorgeous sight and I loved how the ladies of BashPlease accented it with these gorgeous florals for a wedding we did with them!


Our tallest cake of the season is the next one up!  I had to personally go set this one up to make sure it stood up nice and straight and thankfully it turned out great!


We have lots of Marie Antoinette fans out there and for this wedding they wanted lots of blush pink and gold…dreamy!


These next photos are right after the set up so the whole room wasn’t finished or cleaned up, but I just had to share all the pretty!



Another fun trend we started was the ombre buttercream cake.  I love this yellow one and then the large pop of the teal peony is such a sweet surprise!

Clean and modern defines this next cake with simple navy stripes and gorgeous golden sugar peonies.


Just had to include this mini wedding cake…a tiny 4″ cake with quilting, sugar pearls, and then accented with a real dahlia.


Thanks so much for stopping by the blog!  Definitely let us know which one was your favorite!

Kentucky Derby Wedding Inspiration

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Well with the Kentucky Derby this weekend I thought I would share with you a recent photo shoot that I was a part of that features the bright, bold, and fun look of the Derby!  Jessi from You and Me Events asked me to be a part of the shoot and I’m so glad I did as I think the whole shoot turned out gorgeous!  You can check out all the wonderful vendors that were a part of the special day at the bottom of the post!  This shoot was also featured on Green Wedding Shoes this week so you can pop over to their blog to see the full post!

Since the inspiration for the shoot had all of the fun colors I thought I would try something different and do a bold cake with bright sugar flowers.  I thought the ranunculus flower would be perfect and we did them in shades of pink, orange, and yellow. I have to say this might be one of my all time favorite cakes!



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I love that the shoot was done on location with real horses and such…so much fun!



This bridal bouquet is SO beautiful!

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I love the mix of the colors and patterns for this table…perfect for a summer wedding.

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Thanks so much for stopping by the blog!

event design + styling: You & Me Events // floral design: The Little Branch // photography: Annie Edmonds // vintage rentals: Archive Vintage Rentals // cake: Sweet & Saucy // invitation + paper goods: Prim & Pixie // linens: La Tavola // dresses: BHLDN // jewelry: Tacori // shoes: Poetic Lisence // hat: Louise Green // bag: vintage // stylist: Ebony Campbell // hair + makeup: Michelle Hodnett // model: Jelly Howie // venue: Paddock Riding Club // DIY table runner.

Whimsical Warehouse Elopement Photo Shoot

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

We were all excited to be featured on Green Wedding Shoes yesterday for the recent photo shoot we did!  The lovely girls from over at GATHER Events and Occasions asked me to be a part of this Urban Photo Shoot and I loved the concept. The space was amazing and I absolutely loved everyone on the team’s design that brought together this one of a kind shoot!  You can see all the details and inspiration over at Green Wedding Shoes too!  Thanks to Leah Lee Photography for the fabulous photos and you can see the rest of the wonderful team I got a chance to work with at the end of the post!







The paper design and invitations are so much fun I think…




The flower design was simply amazing in my opinion!  So earthy and unique…lovely job by Krista Jon.





Heirloom catering made some of the best looking food for the shoot…they have to be on my top list for “NEED TO TRY” since I have only seen millions of delicious looking photos of their food, but never been able to actually taste it! Hopefully one day soon!



I just adore the place setting design…so original and whimsical.





For the cake design I knew I didn’t want to do a traditional white cake, so we paired grey, cream, and peach together and I love the combo!  For the grey bottom you can’t see all the detail we did, but we imprinted the bottom with a doily like pattern to give it texture and detail and then covered the top two tiers in peach fondant.  Then we did a simple sugar lace doily to lay under the cluster of sugar flowers.





Thanks so much for stopping by the blog…hope you enjoyed this shoot as much as I did!

photography: Leah Lee Photography // design + styling + paper goods: GATHER Events and Occasions// cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop // catering: Heirloom LA // florals + styling: Krista Jon // rentals: Archive Vintage Rentals // hair: Nicole Chew Beauty // makeup: Lauren Dunning // wedding dress: Stella Alberti Couture // bridal accessories: Lo Boheme // bow ties: Pocket Square Clothing // jewelry: Ariel Gordon // venue: Jesse St. // videography: Tower Films // models: Aurelia Scheppers + Jado Lee

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