Archive for May, 2012

Summer’s here~ Groom’s Camping Cake

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. photo

Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. photo

Fondant inner tubes, gel paste fishing ponds, and chocolate bears sneaking around chocolate cabins with a single little Coors Light can just waiting for a swig… Do bears enjoy Coors Light with their snacks?

Film maker’s Wedding ~ Film Cans & popcorn cake

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

One of our darling groom’s who works in the film industry, wanted their wedding cake not only made of NEW YORK CHEESECAKE but also shaped as the stacked FILM CANS that he works around daily as a movie producer. Never afraid of a challenge, we asked them to send us some awesome engagement shots and used those as the (now edible) film spooled around the top reel.

Our friend Lisa, owner of Elle G Photography, brought some of our very cool cakes to life with her shots taken in the kitchen. She always has a way of making even fluorescent kitchen lighting look fabulous – pretty amazing.
Thank you, Lisa G!

edible engagement photos

Hotel Del Coronado Weddings

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Sweet Cheeks is so blessed to have been chosen to produce fabulous wedding cakes for Hotel Del Coronado weddings. What a stunning venue with outstanding service, amazing vendors, and happy couples!

Recently our cakes were featured in multiple photo shoots at “The Del,” while they were showcasing some of their cool reception rooms. We wanted to highlight some of our team’s creative designs through the gorgeous photos taken by Pam Scott Photography.

*The beach wedding set up with Pacific ocean blues & natural driftwood (decor by Dawn Stone of Embellishmint Floral & Event Design),  made Kristin’s white on white 3-D flower mini cake shine like a gorgeous addition to the sea scape. This cake design was chosen by Dawn Stone especially for this setting she created with the sea fans, shells, and wood pieces…very cool.

Embellishmint Floral & Event Design

Pam Scott Photography

 

*Bejeweled as its namesake Crown Room, our handmade sugar jewels sparkled around the shoulders of the 3rd tier with help from pink & blue uplighting. I had this vision of the jewels “hugging the shoulders” of this single tier to enhance the design and focus it all in one spot. Sogoal & Jessica made of those sugar gems in the kitchen during a crazy week of client appointments, and they just mastered them for my design. The Crown Room is the true GEM of the Del’s venue sights, although not the only beautiful location by far.

Crown Room Jewels

Sweet Cheeks handmade sugar jewels

 

*Given a second layout in the Crown Room to work with Natasha from Classic Creations and her lush array of all white hyacinth, we captured an all white approach to nature with the butterfly wedding cake design. Sogoal had also hand painted monarch butterflies for this cake design, but the setting in the room begged for an all-white look for these photos…more with the fully detailed monarchs can be seen under Wedding Cakes on our website gallery.

Sweet Cheeks Handmade Sugar Butterflies

 

*Rippling water lights in the Empress Room enhanced both the oceanic beauty and movement of underwater sea kelp, hand painted in gold & copper over royal icing piped on aqua fondant. This is my own favorite design, having a love for all things NATURE in design. It is a toss up between feathers and kelp, hand painted in copper and gold on pale aqua fondant. The moving lights that streamed through the room during the shoot gave it a fascinating feeling of underwater movement, truly one of the COOLEST designs in lighting I’ve seen for a wedding reception.  Stunning flowers like these phaleanopsis orchids in the room were provided by LaVonne of Adorations Botanical Artistry.

Hand-painted feather kelp

 

*Finally, an all-white, delicate setting of lace overlays and dusty rose pink in the Carousel Room provided the perfect stage for a resplendent, contemporary shaped white wedding cake.  Jessica’s pink, hand made flower on an extra tall middle tier and the striped effect on the top gave this cake a very modern yet classic feel. She added softness to the contemporary design with the mini white florets on the bottom tier, which coupled beautifully with the lace overlays. (decor by Dawn Stone of Embellishmint Floral & Event Design)

Custom crafted gumpaste flower

Carousel Room at Hotel Del

Brian Worley of Your Bash in Los Angeles designed the basis of the photo shoots, such a beautiful eye for the elegant.  Appropriately fabulous linens were provided by both Wildflower Linens and La Tavola Linens.  All in all, a REALLY EXTRAORIDNARY SETTING with beautiful “models” and a gifted photographer. Thank you, Hotel Del Catering Team and Pam Scott Photography for supplying these great pics for us to share!