Archive for June, 2011

Estancia Weddings Make Us Proud!

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Talk about REAL WEDDINGS… How about REAL EMAILS from real weddings?

Letter from the Bride to our amazing baking team at Sweet Cheeks Baking Co:
“IT. WAS. PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!
I could not have imagined the Red Wings cake turning out any better. HE LOVED IT!!!!!!!!
Our wedding cake was absolutely amazing as well!!! Simply gorgeous!!!!!
And both were DE- LICIOUS!!!!!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Elaine, Kristy and team!!!!
I’ll send you pictures as soon as I get them!!!!
THANK YOU!!!!!!!

Ahh, Estancia La Jolla, a true gem within the jewel that is La Jolla!  Couples who hold their receptions here and at sister property of L’Auberge Del Mar just walk away HAPPY…and that is a blessing to all involved.  They must be doing something right – in addition to choosing great vendors! It all starts with a great Wedding Coordinator, and they selected beautifully with the lovely Liz Beck of Liz Beck Events. Hand-selected vendors like the wonderful Reverand Christopher Tuttle performed the ceremony to start the warm, loving atmosphere.

We loved Sarah & Scott and so did all of the people working for them!
Our cupcake team of Krista and Katrina even made some special Gluten-Free Cupcakes for her best friends with gluten intolerance, and Sarah was just thrilled that she could offer that special thoughtfulness to their guests.
What a fabulously fun, appreciative, and happy couple. Such a blessing to be involved in such loving moments.
“Scott’s favorite part of the wedding,” according to Sarah, was his Detroit Redwings Cake! Blackout chocolate cake filled with white chocolate mousse and Belgian chocolate whipped cream…the tricky part was creating this cake WITHOUT FONDANT…! GO Kristin, GO! Well done, lots of carving involved.

Tim Otto Photography


Tim Otto Photography shot this beautiful wedding of Sarah Sales and Scott Symons.
Flowers by Modern Bouquet.
Gorgeous Linens by La Tavola Linen
Ceremony Music by Caprice Strings
Reception Music by Mobile Dance Party
Classy Photo Booths gave the guests lots of funny memories!
Sarah chose Alberto Carrillo for her hair and Libbey at Kiss And Makeup Now for a little extra beautifying…as if she needs it?

San Diego Wedding Cakes LOVE Enticing Tables!

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Here they are, new looks for a San Diego Wedding…What a fun way to display cupcakes!
We love working with Enticing Tables, one of our best and most creative local San Diego companies who make all of us look great with their amazing displays. Displays for cupcakes, cakes, flowers, and more, Enticing Tables forges incredibly strong and beautiful pieces for use at any special event.

Valerie & Joe, two of the nicest people in business, offer a background of fascinating professional skill and wit.  Read on about their totally cool start of this terrific local business!

Nine months into a dating relationship is a risky time to start a business, but that’s exactly how it happened at Enticing Tables. Launched in December, 2009, Enticing Tables is a collaboration of partners, Valerie McCartney and Joe McKinney. While the two were watching a wedding show on TV, Valerie noticed the extremely dated and unattractive candelabras on display at the otherwise chic wedding. Surprised that those same candelabras were used at her sisters’ 1970’s-era weddings, she suggested to Joe that somebody needed to come up with something modern. She quickly sketched a design on a napkin and the design ultimately became Enticing Tables’ first prototype. A little over a year later, the Enticing Tables portfolio includes cupcake trees, cake stands, chandeliers, chuppahs, floral stands and other one-of-a-kind metal décor specifically tailored for wedding and party rentals.

With a background in marketing and franchise development, Valerie has held senior level positions at PepsiCo, Checkers/Rally’s, El Pollo Loco and Johnny Rockets. The skills acquired there prove useful on a daily basis as she continues to build the Enticing Tables portfolio and brand name. In addition to managing the day-to-day operations and client service, Valerie creates most of the company’s signature designs.

Having a 25-year career as an aerospace welder and facing the long, slow decline of the NASA space program, Joe was looking for a way to continue to use his skills. His inherent attention to detail and ability to work with a variety of metals make him a perfect fit for the specialized construction and precision welding needed at Enticing Tables.

As Enticing Tables has continued to grow and expand, so has the couple’s relationship. Planning has just started for a fall, 2012 wedding…..and you can bet the candelabras will be stunning!