Archive for May, 2013

We contribute to the local bounty in San Diego

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Yes, we love making cakes, cupcakes, and special treats, but our talents extend beyond weddings and special events!

Just this week, San Diego Magazine did a feature about the Whole Foods Hillcrest’s Produce Collaboration Program.  As part of the collaboration, we here at Sweet Cheeks were featured….for our Pound Cakes!

According to the magazine: our pound cakes are “addictive,” and we think so too.  As some of you may know, we supply a couple different types of Pound Cake to the Whole Foods Grocer in Hillcrest, and these flavors include our famous are Orange-Thyme and Lemon-Bluberry!  Wholesome, delicious and vegan!

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We make culinary dreams come true!

Monday, May 20th, 2013

DREAM Bridal Affair is an amazing event. Hosted by Alchemy Fine EventsIsari Flower Studio, and Luna PhotoDREAM gives couples in San Diego who are getting married the opportunity to explore unique and distinctive options when it comes to wedding design, tastes, and details.  In its second year, the DREAM event drew over 200 people to The W Hotel in downtown San Diego, and the guests included couples and wedding vendors alike.

We here at Sweet Cheeks Baking Company were honored to be a part of this exclusive event, which took place last month.   The special thing about the DREAM event is that, unlike other wedding events, DREAM organizers* only ask one (1) vendor, yes one, per specialty, to showcase their work in their niche….that’s one bakery, one makeup artist studio, one videographer; you get the point!

Not only was it an honor to be selected as the bakery of choice for this event, the night was truly spectacular!  The live music, the decadent small snacks, the lovely jewels, decor, and wedding attire, it all came together perfectly to make a night to remember!

*Again, special thanks to the amazing creators of DREAM, who without them, couples in San Diego would not have the level of inspiration and quality that these San Diego wedding vendors have to offer:  Vanessa of Alchemy Fine Events, Tam of Isari Flower Studio, and Paula of Luna Photo.

 For a complete list of all the San Diego wedding vendors who participated in this event, please visit here!  All are talented, experienced, and of the highest level in their particular field!

 

 

 

 

 

We’re in the Press!

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

We love helping our clients plan for their wedding, so when they’re wedding is especially unique and incorporates their culture, we get even more excited to cater to their wishes.  This was exactly the case for a recent Indian wedding of ours.  For this special couple, we made a cake with a traditional Mendhi (Indian) design in red icing on fondant.  The flavor: a delicious citrus cake with passion fruit curd and lemon butter cream!

Besides being delicious, the cake fit perfectly with the couple’s Indian-themed wedding day.  The day also gave us the opportunity for a fun photo shoot, complete with elephants and elegance!  To see more of these images, check out the following magazines, which will feature the wedding in upcoming issues:

:: Modele Weddings Magazine
:: South Asian Bride
:: Maharani Weddings

 Indian Wedding   Indian Wedding Cake

 

Other great San Diego Wedding Vendors:  

Design – Wedding Elegance by Nahid 

Photos – Braja Mandala & Gene Higa

Rentals – Classic Party Rentals

Chairs/Linens – Concepts Event Design

Indian outfits – Fontier Heritage

Venue – The Grand Del Mar 

Elephant – Have Trunk Will Travel

Henna – Henna San Diego 

Flowers – Isari Flower Studio

Makeup – Jellis Faces

Bridal Gown – M Bride

Stationary – J Grace

Cake – Sweet Cheeks Baking

Tux – A Better Deal Tuxedo

Welcome to the Jungle ….or the Baby Shower

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

We here at Sweet Cheeks Baking make cakes and treats for many occasions: weddings, corporate, parties, etc.  Baby showers are just one kind of party we cater to!  Recently, a lovely couple, Dirk & Linda, approached us as and asked us to create a surprise for their son and daughter-in-law, who were preparing for the first child (and first grandchild), “Victoria.”

We were told the baby shower theme would be “Jungle Jill,” which included adorable figurines of wildlife animals like elephants, monkeys, giraffes and more!   Victoria’s future bedroom design will include the same design elements, which made the entire theme that much more adorable!   We knew the family would be going all out decorating the space according to this theme, so we, too, wanted to make sure the cake fit the scene.

We went with a two-tiered, two-flavored cake.  One layer was one of our light and refreshing flavors, Sunshine Raspberry, which is a citrus-flavored cake with raspberry preserve swirls, which is then filled with raspberry and lemon butter cream.  The next layer was our oh-so-delicious Red Velvet cake, filled with slow-cooked chocolate fudge and strawberry preserves.  Italian Butter cream frosting glazed the cake, and then the four, adorable jungle figurines were made by modeling chocolate and fondant!  We created a monkey, which topped the cake, an elephant, a giraffe, and a hippo for this darling creation.  And, to truly outdo ourselves, we created palm tree, grass and leaves to complete the look!

The shower was held at Dirk & Linda’s Mission Valley clubhouse, and even the location was decorated perfectly.  The entry to the space included giant Birds of Paradise, as well as handmade painted signs that said, “Beware: Wild Animals Ahead!”  The day of the baby shower happened to be a cooler day in San Diego, so the presence of the clubhouse’s stone-fronted, roaring fireplace was a welcome feature for guests and family.  We also think that this adorable cake looked pretty great when added to the setting.  It all fit so perfectly, and we were so honored to be part of this family’s celebration!  We hope we can help them in the coming years with other celebrations and birthday parties!