Posts Tagged ‘sugar flowers’

Ace Hotel Photo Shoot

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Happy Monday!  I am so happy to share this next photo shoot with you…it might be one of my favorites of all time!!!  One of my best girlfriends, Jesi Haack, wanted to do a fun shoot at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs and I knew I had to be in on it.  I love the fun pops of color everywhere and the florals that my sweet friend Carissa, from JL Designs, created are simply stunning! Gabriel Ryan Photography shot the fabulous photos!

For the cake I was really inspired by a chevron style pillow I saw online and wanted to mimic that on the cake, so Kyong hand painted the design in various color and then we accented the top of the cake with a vibrant sugar flower!

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Pitbulls and Posies created amazing paper designs for the day!

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Jesi and Carissa always blow me away with their design concepts and inspire me every time!

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How cool is this heart shaped tumbleweed!

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Fiore Beaty did the hair and make up for the day and I thought the models looked stunning! I also love the heart hair clip form Ban.do!

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Here’s one more look at the cake with a different background and the accent of some tumbleweeds around it…

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I’m in LOVE with the bouquet!

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This was such a fun team to work with and we were all SO happy when we found out Design Sponge wanted to feature it as well, so you can check it out their post here.

Hope you liked this Palm Springs shoot as much as I did…thanks for stopping by!

Vendor Credits:
Photography – Gabriel Ryan Photographers

Concept and Design – Jesi Haack Design

Florals and Design – JL Designs

Cake – Sweet and Saucy Shop

Paper Goods – Pitbulls and Posies

Hair and Makeup – Fiore Beauty

Bride’s Hair Accessory – Ban.do

Dress – Mary Me Bridal

Venue – Ace Hotel Palm Springs

Fun Pops of Color

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Sometimes when designing cake I tend to stay to more neutral colors and wouldn’t always think to cover a whole cake in all color, but these next two cakes definitely remind me that some fun pops of color just might be the perfect thing sometimes!

I have to thank my amazingly talented friend Michelle, from Mibelle Photography, for the stunning photos.  She is always so sweet and orders so many cakes from me and I am even more lucky when I get the photos back from the events!  This yellow floral cake was one she ordered for her best friend’s bridal shower.  I loved the room decorations they put up and they even rented the clear stand from my friend Carissa and filled it with lemons and more florals…love it!

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I had a blast making this cake and seeing it come to life…love the all white funky flowers.

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Michelle photographed her best friend Sydney’s actual wedding too.  I loved how the whole wedding turned out!

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How cute are these hearts!

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Some of you might recognize this cake design since it was one I came up with based off a painting and Sydney loved the original so much she wanted to do it for her wedding cake as well, but this time we did it in a fun purple color.  Kyong did this cake and I think it turned out perfectly!

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Strawberry cupcakes…yummy!

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For the set up instead of using cake stands Sydney wanted to use old cigar boxes…I think it turned out great!

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My Aunt Rosie made the adorable cookies…

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Hope you like pops of color as much as I do now!  Thanks for stopping by!

More Eye Candy Coming Your Way!

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

This first cake has to be one of Kyong’s sweetest creations yet!  The theme was candy land and this is what Kyong dreamt up…don’t you just love it!!!

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Damask always seems to catch the eye of certain clients and for this princess bridal shower it fit just right!

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Here is another fun purse cake…pretty, pink, and Chanel!

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This cake Irene made and I thought it came out perfectly!  Yo Gabba Gabba is still going strong at the bakery!

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We get lots of requests for Toy Story cakes and I love this next one with the jean and cowboy print pattern.  The badges are so fun too.

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For this sweet baby shower cake we pipped on tiny dots to mimic the clothing lines and then hung some baby onsies on them.

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Kyong made the perfect Dora cupcake toppers for this next order.

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How adorable is this airplane and stork cake…tiny and cute

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We got the chance to do a fun mardi gras cake for a 70th birthday celebration.

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This cake is all about fairies, dreams, and flying ponies!  The little girl sent us some photos of her room and we tried to make that design into a dreamy cake for her.

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Lastly one of my favorite shower cakes I’ve done…I just love the simplicity of it…the buttons, sugar thread, and delicate sugar flower.  I got the chance to make this cake for a high school friend of mine and it was such a pleasure.

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I also made some matching button sugar cookies.  We frosted them with royal icing so they tasted yummy and delicious and then I draped a super thin piece of fondant on top to give it the detail and texture it needed.

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Thanks so much for stopping by the blog!  Let us know what cake you liked the best!

Lots of fun photo shoots!

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Most of the wedding industry knows that I am pretty addicted to doing photos shoot!  I just love being able to have full control of coming up with a new cake or dessert design and the whole process is really a lot of fun for me since I get to try out new techniques and push the design boundaries :)

This first shoot was such a fun one we did for Styled Magazine, which is a new online magazine that my talented friend Vicky started.  She had a great idea of having one inspirational image and sending it to a bunch of different wedding vendors and seeing what they’d come up with.

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I loved this inspiration photo below and immediately wanted to do an out-of-the-box design for this mini cake.

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We made white pom pom sugar flowers and then for the cake I thought it would be fun to do the top half of the cake black and the bottom white…I love the bold contrast and once we threw the sprinkles on the cake it just completed it perfectly!

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Of course we have to add some cute french macarons to the shoot and we even sprinkled them with the colorful sprinkles too…

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This next shoot was for another online wedding magazine called NonPareil.  I was so excited to be featured in it as well and for this shoot we took a more modern, clean, preppy approach to the design.  I got to work with Vicky, from City Cradle Design, again, The Floral Lab, who did the beautiful flowers, and the talented Jackie Wonders snapped the gorgeous photos!

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We created two flavors of french macarons for the shoot, a large cake, and accented the table with some fun bright candy!

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I love the look of grey, yellow and white together and I thought the bold pops of color and pattern on the cake turned out nicely.

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Lastly I had the pleasure of working with a fabulous team on this next shoot.  I love the combo of green and white together and this shoot shows why! Kathy & Susan from Bella Weddings & Events did the planning & design, Carissa, from JL Designs, did the stunning florals, and Leila, from Be Inspired PR, produced the whole shoot!  You can check out the rest of the amazing team down below! Also big thanks to Barnaby Draper Studios for the great photos!

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The whole shoot was at the Vibiana in LA ad I have to say it is one of the most breathtaking venues in California!

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For the wedding cake we wanted to keep it all white on white, but add plenty of gorgeous texture to it, so we made sugar patterns and lace to accent the tiers and piped on small white dots to accent it.

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We also did some bright green apples dipped in white chocolate…love the color contrast!

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Thanks so much to the whole team for making this beautiful shoot come to life!

Venue: Vibiana //  Coordination & Design: Bella Weddings & Events //  Florals: JL Designs
Photography: Barnaby Draper Studios //  Wedding Gowns: Alisa Benay //  Linens: La Tavola
Stationery: Laura Hooper //  Rentals: Classic Party Rentals, Culver City
Cake & Desserts: Sweet and Saucy Shop

Fun, Girlie Celebration Cakes

Monday, March 28th, 2011

So sorry for the lack of posts lately!  I had the amazing opportunity to visit New York last week with my mother as I was invited for an interview with Carly Roney, the editor of The Knot Magazine, for their LIVE weekly web episode!  It was such a pleasure meeting all of the wonderful ladies at The Knot and they really made my time in New York even sweeter!  You can check out my web episode if you click here and then clink on “The Knot LIVE” and I am episode #6!  I am about 19 minutes in and I don’t think you can scroll forward, but all the other guests they have featured and tips they give are great so I would recommend watching the whole thing!

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It was quite an experience shipping a fully decorated dummy cake, cake stands, and desserts across the country and then having to prep it all for TV…I did survive it, but barely :)  Of course I loved seeing it all set up and I have to say a big thank you to my fav girlfriend and uber talented wedding designer friend, Jesi Haack, who made me this gorgeous back drop!  You are the best!

I was so happy to see Anja from The Knot and of course she is just as cute as her Twitter picture!

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A sneak peak into the fabulous studio where it all happened…

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Sadly the New York weather wasn’t the nicest too us while we were there (and I even got my iphone stolen the first night), but we did have an amazing time seeing Mama Mia & eating tons of yummy food!

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I was so happy to have my mom there with me the whole time…I am definitely blessed!

Well enough talking, I of course have lots of fun photos of cakes we’ve done lately at the shop!  We’ve done so many more specialty cakes this year, compared to last year and these next ones were really fun!  First up this Louis Vuitton purse was a collaboration between Kyong and I (we like to work together on projects a lot)!

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I definitely think the devil is in the details, so with purses you want to make it as realistic as possible.

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This cake below was a sweet, girlie birthday cake…all pink please!

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Our “favorite things” cakes are becoming more and more popular with people these days as many of them really want to personalize their cake and can’t hone it down to one theme/design, so instead we take all of their favorite things and put it onto one cake!

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Kyong is great at small, detailed fondant pieces!

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This wine bottle cake was a fun request from a regular client of ours.  He wanted to surprise his wife with a exciting cake for her birthday which they were celebrating at a wine bar.  He digitally made the wine label and we printed it with edible ink so that it had all of his wife’s info instead of an actual wine bottle’s info.  He also loves the french macaroons we make at the shop, so he wanted us to make a grape cluster out of french macaroons as well.

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Lastly this blinged out cake was for a fabulous 40th birthday party.  She wanted it to be fun, girlie, and with lots of bling!  We had a great time making it and I especially enjoyed making this new style sugar flower!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Crazy Detailed Cakes

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Sometimes when people call us to order a cake it is for a simple, basic designed cake and then other times we talk with clients who want over the top cakes with tons of detail and lots of their personality in it….these are definitely those types of cakes!

First up this is one of the largest celebration cakes we’ve ever done.  We made this crazy, fun Bat Mitzvah cake for the sweetest girl Abby who actually saw us on TLC’s Fabulous Cakes.  We had a ton of fun incorporating all of her favorite things into this one cake!

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And of course all the details are made out of sugar!  Don’t you love the Tom’s shoes that Kyong made!

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This next cake was made for Nickelodeon.  The Gir and Pig characters were quite fun to see made into cake!

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One of our great repeat customers wanted a favorite things cake for her husband’s 40th birthday party, so we came up with this wild and crazy cake!

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This next cake was for a client who wanted to mimic the golf setting that her husband plays golf at…it was a very interesting concept for a tiered style cake, but Kyong did a great job!

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Gotta love the groom’s cakes!  This bride wanted a cake that symbolized her husbands favorite pastime…FOOTBALL of course! And when football is your favorite sport that means a lot of couch time together :)

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Thanks so much for stopping by!


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