Archive for June, 2013

Donating deliciousness…

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013


Recently, we helped with a small donation to an important fundraiser benefitting Casa de Amparo – An organization that assists neglected and mistreated children.  The kids in the organization are all kids who need a little extra attention in their lives, and we greatly appreciate our friend (and former Weddings of Distinction member) Tiffany Arnaldo for organizing a super special day/fundraiser called the “Day of Beauty.”
The intent of the day was for all the kids to feel pampered, to feel as though there were at a spa!  The day was not just about providing the kids with beauty products but more so about making them feel special.  There were thirteen boys and girls, ranging in age from 9-18.
Thanks to generous donations from local businesses in San Diego, this day was a rousing success.  Over $800 was raised, and ll the boys and girls received amazing gift bags with personalized hair and skin care items and well as providing the home with a flat iron, curling rod, blow dryer and hair trimmer (for the young men).
We at Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. donated various cookie platters to keeps the kids’ bellies full, and while it seemed small to us, the kids were so happy.  That makes our job: happiness!


Local San Diego Businesses Involved:
Jarrod Harm, Owner of Detour Salon: Donated a Stylist, Jo, as well as hair care products & friendship bracelets
Clarissa Champlain, Hair Stylist Extraordinaire
Leah Nelson, Mary Kay Sales Director: Makeup products & more
Karen Lee, Makeup Artist
Lois Mathews Design: Bouquets of Sunflowers
Pride Socks: Retro knee socks


If you would like to give to Casa de Amparo, please visit:


Going Gaga for Gatsby!

Friday, June 21st, 2013

In twenty-13, the roaring twenties are all the rage.  “Gatsby” is far and away the biggest catchphrase of interest for weddings this season!  Brides and grooms, alike, are all about the vintage-inspired wedding details, the hats, the outfits, the overall elegance.

Recently, we here at Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. partnered up with some fantastic San Diego wedding vendors to create a look for a styled shoot that paid homage to time long gone.  Set at the amazing Villa de Flores in Rancho Santa Fe, the result of all the efforts is a photo shoot so fantastic that it was recently featured in wedding blog, Style Unveiled!

Part I of the three part series is features one beautiful couple; part II, which is where yours truly will be featured, focuses on the amazing props and attention to detail!  Then, in Part III, there are even more gorgeous images, featuring yet another gorgeous couple!

Regarding our cake design: Style Unveiled put it this way: “the wedding cake was set up in the rose arbor with a chandelier hung above with beautiful rosette patterned floor length linen that draped over the entire cake table. The design of the cake, by Sweet Cheeks Baking Co., ties in with the design and decor of the reception and menus. The four tier round cake with a white base has accents of gold and silver with a different treatment and design for each tier. A perfect combination of delicate floral, bling accents, draped pearls and ribbon with a brooch.”

So, enjoy!  We worked hard, but so did all the wedding vendors that took part in this shoot.  It truly is spectacular!


Part I

Great Gatsby

For the full Part I gallery, visit Style Unveiled’s blog post.


Part II

wedding cake

For the full Part II gallery, visit Style Unveiled’s blog post.


Part III

The Great Gatsby

For the full Part III gallery, visit Style Unveiled’s blog post.


Vendors Involved:

Venue: Villa de Flores

Photography, Concept for Prohibition Lounge, and Styling for the Models: Amore Wedding Photography

Coordination and Design: Brilliant Event Design

Floral Decor: Modern Bouquet

Wedding Cake: Sweet Cheeks Baking Company

Beauty: Groomer Girl

Dresses and Accessories: Here Comes The Bride

Tuxedo: A Better Deal Tuxedo

Event Rental Items including Art Deco Gold Flatware: Classic Party Rentals

Decor for the Art Deco Pavillion and Candles: Z Gallerie

Flower Girl Dresses: Borrow Baby Couture

Lounge Setup Pieces: Lauren Sharon Vintage Shop Rentals

Art Deco Jewelry: Diamonds Forever

Invitation Suite: Whimsique

Menu and Seating Cards: Brilliant Event Design

Vintage Car: Hire Old Cars

Linens: Wildflower Linens

“I now pronounce you…; you can now eat some Bacon!” – Bacon Fest at the Del Mar Fair

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

As we mentioned last week, the Big Bite Bacon Fest took place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, and what also took place at this flavorful event: a wedding!

Yes, we said wedding.  The creators of the Bacon Fest (Farmer John sponsored the event at the Fairgrounds) offered a fully-paid wedding & honeymoon for a lucky couple, and the lucky couple turned out to be Adrienne & Eddie – who could not have deserved it more.  This amazing couple have 4 adopted children: 1 baby plus 3 children (all siblings)under 12 who were adopted as a group from a foster home in order to keep the 3 together!  Wow, right!?

Star 94.1 FM – San Diego hosted the wedding, with Jesse Lozano – known for his “Single Dad Diaries” feature on air – officiating the wedding!  How cool!

You may be wondering: what was the theme of the wedding?  Well, the theme clearly captured a country-western-Americana design (red, white, blue color scheme; red polka dot fondant table cloth; denim).  It also, as might be expected, had a solid focus not only on bacon flavor but also hand made glistening fondant bacon!

We at Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. were so thrilled to be a part of this special event and even more so thrilled because the winning couple truly deserved it so much!  It was Elaine’s favorite project in a while…that’s how big it was!

Now to the CAKE —  the flavor Donna created was a magical combination of vanilla bean cake soaked with STONE Brewing Co. Smoked Porter-Honey syrup.  It was filled/frosted in Honey-Bacon Butter Cream and freshly-baked Farmer John bacon pieces! (Note the little back denim pocket with SCBC logo & bacon stuffed into it… ;p)

Our creation was set up on stage for all event guests to see, and the happy couple shared slices with family & friends. Even better, the couple was able to take a small tier home to enjoy with their special family in the weeks to come!

We wish this couple nothing but the best, and we were so honored to be a part of this amazingly fun day at the Del Mar Fair.  We can only imagine what’s in store for next year!

Bacon lovers unite at the Del Mar Fair (I mean, they literally do unite!)

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Bacon and beer; the two best “B”s come together for this epic event: the Big Bite Bacon Fest.  Taking place this Sunday, June 16th, at the Del Mar Fair,  Farmer John’s Bacon Fest features a collection of all the best bacon foods, in addition to 50 craft beers, all available for tastings, samplings and enjoyment.

Yet this event is not just good food and drink; the Bacon Fest also happens to feature a “Bacon Lovers Wedding Ceremony.”  No, we are not kidding.  A real couple has been chosen to get married at the event!  And, the way that Sweet Cheeks Baking is involved: we are providing the bacon lovers’ pork-loving wedding cake!

Stay tuned for the pictures of this extra special wedding cake!  And, if your a Star 94.1FM listener, tune in on Wednesday, June 12th at 8:30am for a segment, which includes us, about the oddly unique weekend coming up!

 Big Bite Bacon Fest