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Featured!!!

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Something that is always sure to put a smile on my face is to see our work in print, online, or in a book!  We have been so blessed this past year to be featured in some great magazines, websites, and books and below are a couple recent ones!

A month ago I was asked by Martha Stewart Weddings to design a cake based on their color palette series they were bringing back for their blog The Bride’s Guide and of course I jumped at the chance!  The color palette they wanted me to focus on was shades of pink, which I have to say I was pretty happy about!  I love pink and with Valentine’s thoughts running through my head it was a perfect time to design!  I had recently noticed the Wedding Chicks amazing pattern on their website and thought it would be a great design for a cake one day and so when I got asked to do this cake I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to try it out!  Below is the cake, the inspiration, and the feature on The Bride’s Guide!  Thanks to my sister for the photos she snapped of the cake!

Our new addition to our fondant team, Kasey, headed up this project and I think she did an amazing job executing my design!

Another fun feature we recently got in was for Martha Stewart Destination Weddings!  This was a last minute request from the magazine for a couple who got married in Palm Springs!  They already had their wedding cake that came with their hotel package in Palm Springs, but the magazine wanted gorgeous sugar flowers to accent it so they asked us to create them!  My sister did an amazing job with the sugar flowers and it was so fun seeing them in print!

We were lucky enough to be featured in The Knot Southern California for a wedding too that we did with Constance Curtis Events and Aaron Young Photography took the great photos!

Lastly we got featured in the UK’s You & Your Wedding Magazine with Kristeen Labrot Events and Jose Villa!  Love getting to work with so many talented people!

I also wanted to mention we have a couple spots left for our sugar flower class this Sunday from 2-6pm at our LB Bakery.  The class will teach you how to master the sugar peony and sugar rose, which are our two most popular sugar flowers!  The class is $215. If you are interested email us asap at info@sweetandsaucyshop.com to get more info and reserve your spot.

The other class that we have on the books is the last buttercream techniques class I will be teaching for a while.  We have had 3 great classes so far and our students have mastered the rustic, line buttercream, sugar encrusting, dots, and of course the most exciting ombre buttercream.  This class is Sunday, March 24th from 3-6pm for $185.  Email us at info@sweetandsaucyshop.com to sign up!

Baby Shower for Ashley & Parker Rose

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Get ready for a lot of PRETTY!  I am SO in love with this baby shower that we got to throw for the sweet & talented Ashley Rose and her little baby Parker London!  The team of ladies behind this special day made it a dream come true to put together….Jesi Haack – Jesi Haack Design, Carissa – JL Designs, Karrie & Elizabeth – Posh Paperie, and Ala – Love Ala who took the gorgeous photos!

We decided to go all out girlie for Ashley’s shower and did lots of gold and pink and SPARKLE, SPARKLE, SPARKLE!!!

Love the backdrop Jesi made for the dessert station!

To add a little extra cuteness to these rice krispy treats we hand painted little arrows & parker’s initials on them!

Karrie & Elizabeth always blow me away with their invitation and paper design!  Love dreaming up my dessert bars after I see their designs!

How amazing are Carissa’s florals!?!  And gold, sparkle dinos…I die!

Giant balloons are one trend that I am still in love with and think forever will be…

This might be one of my fav dessert spreads yet for a party!  I just loved getting to add all the girlie details to it!

Of course we had to do some ice cream cone cake pops, “P” sugar cookies and sparkle macarons!

Don’t you just love Ashley’s dress too!  She is such a beautiful mommy!

Simple, cute and modern is what we went with for the cake and I love how it turned out!

Ashley I am so blessed by your friendship and think little Parker London is just the sweetest baby ever…besides Blake of course :)  Congrats!

 

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…

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

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Coral peony anyone…swoon!

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Simple, smooth buttercream with flower cluster accent.

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

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

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Rosette buttercream cake!

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

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

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Vintage flower lace with sugar ranunculus!

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

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

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

South Western Meets Art Deco Americana Photo Shoot

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

I am so lucky to get to work with some amazingly talented people in the wedding industry and this next photo shoot really shows off their talent! The shoot was inspired by Cassa de Perrin’s new Navajo dinnerware and then Jesi Haack came along and added her usual brilliant design spin to everything!  The photographer who always captures everything perfectly…Jose Villa, shot this for us as well!  This fab photo shoot is featured on 100 Layer Cake today so you can check out even more details over there!

Pitbulls and Posies seriously keeps knocking it out of the park with her designs…I absolutely love everything she makes!

Honey and Poppies created such amazing florals for this shoot and the bouquet is to die for!

For the cake I wanted to add a little glam to the Navajo design so we painted the whole cake gold and then Kyong added in some painted patterns at the base of the cake to bring some pops of color to the cake.  Then I accented the top of the cake with large succulents…loved how it turned out!

1011 Make up did such dreamy hair and make up for the shoot…this model is stunning!

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog and I hope you enjoyed the shoot!

 

Photography: Jose Villa / Concept production + rentals: Casa de Perrin / Design: Jesi Haack Design/ Floral Design: Honey and Poppies / Paper Goods: Pitbulls and Posies / Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop / Head dress: Karina Puente / Hair and makeup: 1011 Makeup / Groom’s wardrobe: Beta Unit / Logistical install: Dovetail Coordination / Location: Anza Borrego Desert

 

 

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!

Sweet & Saucy Shop Newport Beach

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Well I can’t believe that it has been 3 1/2 months since we have been up and running in Newport Beach!  We can’t thank everyone enough for their support and love for our shop!  We have been overjoyed with the response that the community has given us and love meeting all of our new customers and also our loyal customers that have driven all the way to support us at our new location.

Everyone that knows me knows I LOVE photos and so I was so excited and blessed when Aaron Dieppa offered to shoot the new shop for me.  I was lucky enough to be a part of his wedding celebration a few years ago and now am so excited to see their family grow since they have a little one on the way.  I was so excited when I saw the photos of the shop he had taken and can’t thank him enough!

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My Uncle Dan has always been such a big supporter of our business and we can’t thank him enough for the gorgeous signage he always does for us…you can check him out at Instant Signs.  I also have to give the biggest thanks to my amazing Daddy (Master Plumbing) who worked SO many hours getting the bakery shop ready for health code inspections (which is always a nightmare) and doing basically a huge construction project…you are the best!

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Can you tell that I love cake stands…

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One of the comments I always get all the time at the new shop is how much everyone loves the decor and of course I can’t stop smiling.  I always let everyone know that all the praise goes to Jeni from Found Vintage Rentals.  I told her the vision my mother and I had for the shop and she really brought it to life and we can’t sing her praises enough!

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So far our #1 selling cupcake in Newport Beach is the S’mores cupcake…so yummy!

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Thanks so much for stopping by the blog…up next I’ll post some photos from our first day in business!

 

 

 

 


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