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Our new bakery! Sweet & Saucy Shop Bixby Knolls

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

Well this post is WAY too long overdue, but my life is crazy busy these days so I do most of my posting on instagram and facebook, but I definitely wanted to share the photos of our move to our new Long Beach bakery in Bixby Knolls!  We started out at our humble location 4.5 yrs ago on Stearns & Palo Verde and had many great memories throughout those years!  The journey has been amazing, super hard, exciting, overwhelming, and fabulous all rolled into one! I have been so blessed to have my mother as my business partner & co-owner and I wouldn’t want it any other way!  My father built our first bakery and he took on the challenge of our Newport Beach location and our Bixby Knolls location as well and I can’t say enough wonderful things about him!  My husband has been super supportive and my friends and family are the best!  Below is a little peek into our journey…

 

Old location

New location

Old bakery right before we first opened…

The bakery in full swing towards the end of our stay there…we were so cramped!

Now at our new bakery which is 3x’s the size…the main kitchen

The cake girl’s room

The walk in fridge

Our old cake stand collection when I first started…

Just one of the 6 shelving units that we now have!

My sweet daddy and my precious little girl!

Moving was sure A LOT of work!!!

First week in and we had over 150 or so mini cakes alone…crazy town

Love my lettering design by Karrie Pyke Designs & the sign done by Instant Signs Cypress

A look inside the bakery!  The new one has seating, coffee & tea, a refrigerated case and two bathrooms…woo hoo!

We even have a playroom for blake even though the truth is she is so wild these days she just runs all over the place and we can barely keep up with her!

The bathroom door designs are some of my favs from Karrie!

The bakery girls!

Such a fun grand opening!  We did a slow opening one day and then did a grand opening party & were blown away with the response!  We had so many customers that showed up to support us that we couldn’t believe it…so blessed!

Thanks so much for the support along the way!

 

 

 

Sweet & Saucy Shop Birthday Party

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

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!

Mr. Haack Turns 30!!!

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

I absolutely love the true life long friends I have made since starting in the wedding industry!  I have to say the Haack’s are some of the best people around and I was so blessed to be able to be a part of the surprise 30th birthday party for Ryan!  His wife Jesi Haack, the amazing wedding designer, threw a killer party for him complete with every manly detail you could ask for! Thanks to Aaron Young for the fab photos as always!

I love when I get to pull out the clear plexi stands as they have a fun look that no other stands can create I feel!

S’mores cupcake…oh so good!

The surprise reaction was SO good!

Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Event Location: San Juan Capistrano, CA / Event Photographer: Aaron Young / Event Design: Jesi Haack / Event Venue:Serra Plaza / Caterer: El Toro Bravo / Cake: Sweet and Saucy / Rentals: Signature Party Rentals / DJ: DJ JP McLeod

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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

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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!

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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!

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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!

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

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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!

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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.

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

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

More Custom Cakes from Sweet & Saucy

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Get ready for some cakes!  First up is one of the most tedious, time consuming cakes we have done yet!  This indian inspired groom’s cake was a team effort between all of us ladies and overall I am pretty thrilled with it.  The client brought a photo in that he wanted us to replicate, so the design isn’t ours although we changed the patterns up a little bit, but is was so fun to see it come to life!  Almost the entire cake was edible and we only used rice krispy treats for the bottom of his legs and bottom of his trunk!

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Kyong did an amazing job sculpting the figurine…so realistic!

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Anothe fav of mine that we did recently is this adorable circus/fair themed cake!  Can you believe that Kyong handpainted the cracker jack box?!?  I was in awe!

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Love this fun batman themed cake…

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We so enjoy being able to do cakes for LeAnn Rimes & Eddie and this cake was no different.  For Mason’s 9th birthday they wanted an over the top fun cake with his favorite character…the Silver Surfer

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Gotta love groom’s cake…baseball is a popular one!

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Another sports themed cake…this time the Raiders!

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This Custom Beats by Dr. Dre portable speaker cake was a fun request.

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Mini track cake!

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I absolutely love this next cake…it is so much fun with the bold colors and mustaches!

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Mickey Mouse Clubhouse cake

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How fun are these fondant stacks of books?!?

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Thanks so much for stopping by the blog and we hope you enjoyed taking a look at some of our cakes!

Ombre Bug 1st Birthday Party

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

First off so sorry for the lack of blog posts lately!  I have to say that running two bakeries and having a little one is quite a lot of work, so sadly blogging has had to suffer.  Things are doing great at the new bakery though and we can’t thank everyone enough for all of their support and love!

I am so happy to share this adorable 1st birthday party with you though!  We were lucky enough to be a part of Gracie’s 1st birthday party and her fabulous mom, Susie Ostrowski of Onto Baby, really made it such a special day.  There was a whole team behind this ombre filled birthday bash and you can check them all out at the bottom of the post!  Thanks for letting me be a part of it ladies!

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How cute is the birthday girl in her ombre dress!

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Love the invitations and florals!

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The attention to deal on this party is just flawless…so many great ideas!

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Ombre is just such a gorgeous trend right now and I am still obsessed with our ombre buttercream cake…I especially love the shades on this one!

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These stands that Susie put together were amazing!

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Ombre flower cupcakes…

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Cake time…

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Love these messy cake shots…too much fun!  Thanks so much for stopping by the blog!

Party Planning, DIY Decor, and Invitation: Susie Ostrowski at On to Baby
Floral Design and Tablescape Design: Fleuretica
Cake and Desserts: Sweet and Saucy Shop
Rentals (linens, chairs, etc.): Baker Party Rentals
Catering: Sundried Tomato Cafe
Acrylic Stand: Amazon.com
Gracie’s Ombre dress: Gap


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