Archive for July, 2013

WeddingWire Reviews ~ We love happy clients!

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

 WeddingWire.com is a popular resource for brides and couples looking for local wedding vendors in their respective area.  Of the local vendors on the site, only a few can be among the most elite!

The WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards recognize the top 5% of local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network that demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the organization, the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards are determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds!

Sweet Cheeks Baking has been fortunate to receive the Bride’s Choice Award many years in a row, and 2013 was no different!  Only seven (7) bakeries received the honors in the San Diego area!

 As much as we love making creative and delicious cakes,  what makes our jobs even more rewarding: the love from our clients. Here are just a few of our reviews!

 

Weddings, Wedding VenuesSweet Cheeks Baking Company, Best Wedding Cakes in San Diego - 2013 Bride's Choice Award Winner

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5.0/5.0

  • Quality of Service:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Responsiveness:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Professionalism:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Value:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Flexibility:  (5.0/5.0)

Hannah

“We found Sweet Cheeks through our venue and I’m so happy we picked them! The cake was scrumptious, with hints of fudge and peanut butter my husband’s favorite. The bakers were so lovely and helpful, always getting back to us with our questions within a day. And they made the process so easy! We just had to go in for the cake-tasting, which was delicious and fun, and then it was all taken care of! Yummy yummy!!”

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5.0/5.0

  • Quality of Service:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Responsiveness:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Professionalism:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Value:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Flexibility:  (5.0/5.0)

Julita

“Since I planned my wedding from abroad, I wasn’t able to do the cake tasting. But Sweet Cheeks Baking were very flexible – they allowed my friends to do the tasting and filmed a video so that we understood how everything worked.  We went for the classic cake with almond buttercream and mango curd and also for the chocolate cake with pistachio buttercream. The cake was stunning and tasty.

When returning the cake stand, I met the team in person and they were all very lovely!”

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5.0/5.0

  • Quality of Service:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Responsiveness:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Professionalism:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Value:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Flexibility:  (5.0/5.0)

Monica

“Sweet Cheeks did such a great job with creating a delicious treat for our wedding reception and guests. Everyone loved the peanut butter swirl cupcakes and our wedding cake was amazing!!”

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5.0/5.0

  • Quality of Service:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Responsiveness:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Professionalism:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Value:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Flexibility:  (5.0/5.0)

Stephanie

“I went to a few places to check out cakes prior to our April wedding and the tasting at Sweet Cheeks blew away the competition out of the water! Kristy was amazing to work with and extremely flexible to dream up a design that fit our theme and was personalized. If you’re looking for a small company that will give you phenomenal, personalized service with a smile and a quick response, look no further than Sweet Cheeks!”

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5.0/5.0

  • Quality of Service:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Responsiveness:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Professionalism:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Value:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Flexibility:  (5.0/5.0)

Carina

“Elaine is a design wizard.I told her about the cake I wanted and she immediately drew me a picture.
We had tried many good wedding cakes but Sweet Cheeks was excellent.We chose Vanilla Bean and the other layers were coconut with coconut cream.”

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5.0/5.0

  • Quality of Service:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Responsiveness:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Professionalism:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Value:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Flexibility:  (5.0/5.0)

Dana

“The staff at Sweet Cheeks made our cupcake tower at our wedding in La Jolla…let me say that all 5 flavors (yes, they were THAT good, I couldn’t just choose 3!) were the best tasting cupcakes I have ever had! Our guests really enjoyed them as well and we had leftovers to send back with people too! I am still hearing about how great they were and it’s been a couple of months since our wedding. The staff is very responsive, friendly and easy to work with. We got exactly what we wanted and more! Thanks, ladies!”

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5.0/5.0

  • Quality of Service:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Responsiveness:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Professionalism:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Value:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Flexibility:  (5.0/5.0)

Amber

“Sweet cheeks is Amazing and Yummy.. My consult with them went very well and they created my vision. I was in tears Seeing my cake for the first time at the reception. It was sooooo beautiful. I wanted simply elegant and they got it. Sweet cheeks you are soooo amazing, and everyone is soooo very nice and helpful. The cake was sooooooooo yummy and moist everyone ate it up. Everyone raved about how beautiful and yummy it was. Thank you soooooo very much. You are soooooo much appreciated!! From one bride to another, please hire Sweet Cheeks to create your weddnig cake, you will not be disappointed. Thanks again!”

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5.0/5.0

  • Quality of Service:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Responsiveness:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Professionalism:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Value:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Flexibility:  (5.0/5.0)

Brisa

“My wedding venue included a wedding cake as part of their package and gave us a choice of 3 different bakeries. My husband and I went to all three, did the tastings, and sat down with each one. Out of all of them, we liked Sweet Cheeks Baking Co the best! Not only did their cake taste amazing, but the whole team seemed extremely experienced, professional, and willing to go above and beyond to make their customers happy. On that first meeting we sat down with Elaine and she sketched out a beautiful design for us that fit our vision exactly. We signed the agreement then and there!

I know some companies seem like they stop caring after you sign a contract with them, but Sweet Cheeks continued their great customer service the whole way through. They never disappointed! Kristy continued to have fantastic communication with us (I would email her and she would always respond right away). On the day of our wedding, the cake looked exactly like the sketch Elaine had drawn for us… which just goes to show you what a great team of decorators and bakers they have as well. The cake tasted absolutely delicious too! They also saved the top tier for us (which I had forgotten to ask about) which is now stored in our freezer. Can’t wait to try the cake again on our one year anniversary.

Overall, I can’t say enough good things about them. I would absolutely recommend them 100% Thank you to everyone at Sweet Cheeks Baking Company for helping make our day spectacular!”

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Do you DREAM? – Exquisite Weddings | Bridal Suite Blog

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

So, we talked about the DREAM Bridal Affair that we participated in this spring, but this event was also recently featured on the Exquisite Weddings|Bridal Suite Blog!  Loads of amazing photos that offer you the inspiration you may be looking for!  Pinterest-friendly images make this article even better!

So, do you want to pin even more amazing images from this fantastic San Diego wedding event?  Check out the article and pin away!

DREAM Dessert table

 

Time-lapse Video

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Take a look at what our friend,  Laura Christin, of  Laura Christin Photography, made for us.  The video shows our kitchen right before our 3rd birthday party, in the process of preparing, then shows the party itself, and finishes with all the cleanup.

Sorry no music is attached, but if gives you an idea of the hustle and bustle we encounter many-a-day!

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Cold beer on a hot day…or on your wedding day?

Monday, July 1st, 2013

We meet great couples all the time in our line of work, and Rebecca and David were one couple that we especially loved.  The two were married at the beautiful Estancia Hotel in La Jolla, and their choices of wedding dessert was as unique as this special couple!

A little background: the couple met in Denver, Colorado, when CO-native, David, was out with friends (and friends of friends), of which Rebecca was part.   The connection was instantaneous, and fast forward years later, and CA-native, Rebecca, moved to Denver be with her man!

Fast forward another few years, and this couple gets married in a gorgeous day at the Estancia.  Since they were getting married in CA, Rebecca wanted to do something special for her groom to remind him of home.  For Coloradans, Coors Light is like Rocky Mountain water; a staple in a CO man’s diet!  For David, Coors Light is his drink of choice!  Rebecca wanted to ensure that her husband’s favorite drink was incorporated into their special day!  For Rebecca, having the Coors Light groom’s cake was a way to bring Colorado to California.

It took a lot of hard work, but the result was a groom’s cake so special and meaningful that we, too, felt like we were from Colorado!  The couple was thrilled with not only the Coors Light cake, but with all the desserts we prepared for their wedding. Couples like this make our job!