Archive for October, 2013

Feature #2 on Grace Ormonde Wedding Style!

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Grace Ormonde Wedding Style (GO) is the epitome of high-class.  When it comes to wedding magazines and an online showcase of weddings, GO is a pretty big deal.  Earlier this month we told you about a wedding we took part in that was showcased by the site, and now just a few weeks later, we are thrilled to announce yet another has been featured!

Sweet Cheeks Baking Wedding Cake

Blake and Nicole have an adorable story  Nicole “met” Blake while browsing through her girlfriend’s account.  She happened upon Blake’s picture and immediately thought, “wow… he’s so cute!”   In fact, Blake had no idea that his friends had even created an account for him, so you can imagine his surprise when Nicole sent him a message asking to set up a date!  Once they met, though, the connection was immediate.   Ever since, they have not spent a day apart from one another.

Their wedding was soft and elegant, with pinks and whites being their main wedding colors.  The couple loves the sea, so we made a cake that incorporated sea-inspired elements of starfish and coral.  The cake was simple, yet the design elements fit perfectly with the pastel color scheme that was their wedding.

Wedding Cake - GO Wedding Feature

It was a gorgeous wedding in Carlsbad, and we were honored to be a part of an amazing day.  We are also especially honored to be among the other amazing wedding vendors that made Blake + Nicole’s wedding worthy of Grace Ormonde!

For a full list of the vendors involved, and for more pictures, visit the GO feature!

Table Design - GO Wedding Feature


AFR Design Showcase Event

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

October is the month of wedding inspiration!  This Thursday, October 24th, from 5:30-8:30pm, AFR EVENT FURNISHINGS will host its SAN DIEGO LEG of its touring design SHOWCASE!

Taking place at the SAN DIEGO CENTRAL LIBRARY, the event will showcase some of AFR’s stunning new designs for event decor, and it will have great food and treats from of San Diego’s finest, including CONTINENTAL CATERING +  yours truly, SWEET CHEEKS BAKING COMPANY!  Can you say, mini desserts?

REGISTER today for this evening of fun, food, and inspiration!  For photos from previous tours, visit AFR’S FACEBOOK PAGE, or for more tour dates for AFR’s design showcase, visit the MAIN PAGE!

Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.


Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

For the Star Wars lover in your life, make him/her a themed cake!  Whether there is a birthday, anniversary, or wedding, a themed-cake is the perfect way to add some fun and personality to your event (+ your belly)!

Now, we should try to make it so the R2-D2 sounds accompany the cake!  Always good to have something to shoot for! 😉

Star Wars R2D2 cake, Sweet Cheeks Baking (3)

Star Wars R2D2 cake, Sweet Cheeks Baking (4)

Star Wars R2D2 cake, Sweet Cheeks Baking (5)

Hawaiian-Themed Vow Renewal

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

More often than not, we receive photos of the weddings we are a part of, but every so often, we get an awesome video documenting the special day.

Recently, one of our favorite couples, Angie + Barry Smith, shared a video of not their wedding, but their vow renewal!  This couple has the best sense of humor, and their Hawaiian-themed vow renewals were all about fun and entertainment! There were Hula Dancers, Fire-Throwers, Leis for the Bridal party and Groomsmen, Hibiscus, Orchids, and Birds of Paradise decorations: this special day was all about Hawaii – set in our beautiful San Diego.

The day was full of color, and as such, we wanted the “wedding” cake to reflect this couple’s unique personality and theme.  It is, unfortunately, not as common for couples to renew vows, so we were so excited to work with this couple!

Wedding Cake San Diego

If you watch the video, our cake can be seen around the 6:40-6:50 minute mark!

San Diego Weddings

Photos courtesy of TRUE Photography

As Seen on Grace Ormonde Wedding Style…

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

The wedding may have been months ago, but just recently, the lovely multicultural wedding of Braja Mandala and Gene Higa was featured on the ever so famous wedding site, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style.  Being that both the bride and groom are wedding photographers, the day was filled with extra special touches that reflected their elegant, black-tie taste.

The wedding took place in La Jolla, at the gorgeous Estancia La Jolla.  Gene, a Buddhist, and Braja, Hindu, worked together to find the perfect representation for their religions, and in the end, a Hindu priest customized their ceremony and integrated various traditions, and even some new ones.  Then, in honor of the Asian inspiration, the space was decorated with cherry blossoms, Buddha statues, and lots of candles.


The day was absolutely perfect, and we were so happy to be a part of this couple’s day.  This wedding was all about elegance, so the cake we made for this wedding was that too, elegant.

For more amazing photos of this spectacular wedding, visit the Grace Ormonde feature.