Archive for April, 2014

40th Birthday for Our Favorite Karaoke Lover

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Sometimes blog posts come across as impersonal or simplistic… It is with great LOVE & ENTHUSIASM that I savor the 40th Birthday celebration of our neighbor & wonderful friend Jason!!!  Thank you for all that you do for so many of us, You Handsome Hunky Wild Man!

Not a DAY over 39, my friend!

Not a DAY over 39, my friend!

Not only has he joined the ranks of “those over 40” with some of us, but he has enriched our lives with vibrant sounds of (read: Tone Deaf) Karaoke (can you sing Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror” any better?) through the walls of our Little Italy loft.

In order to create this KARAOKE SPEAKER CAKE, we borrowed one of his speakers with the explanation that we needed it for our own party…he was none the wiser.

JasonBarnes' 40th birthday, karaoke cake, Sweet Cheeks Baking (20) (800x531) Edible Microphone sugar Jason's 40th birthday, karaoke cake, Sweet Cheeks Baking (19) (800x531) music speaker karaoke cake, kitchen photos, Sweet Cheeks Baking (3) (531x800)

 

We LOVE Jason, David, and all of their amazing friends who helped us to put together this outstanding surprise party, celebrating his love of Karaoke parties…with an ode to his favorite Michael Jackson…and Jason played the part like a ROCKSTAR!!!

JasonBarnes' 40th birthday, karaoke cake, Sweet Cheeks Baking (289) (531x800) JasonBarnes' 40th birthday, karaoke cake, Sweet Cheeks Baking (277) (800x531)

Michael Jackson's Muse

Michael Jackson’s Muse

Amazing friends & family created a photo booth, taped hilarious & incredibly touching selfie videos, and reveled for hours amongst Tequila & tacos…yum!

An ode to the boys…who were not invited…and are clearly unruly about it:

Rambunctious Pooches

Rambunctious Pooches

Tools of the Baker’s Trade

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Sometimes it’s just the beauty of the kitchen, the cake pans and the baking basics that brings us inspiration…well, that and the exquisite photography of some of San Diego’s finest shooters!

During one of our Sweet Cheeks parties, Eddie Bojorquez caught a quick pic during the rain of our entrance at night – so cool, he is a master with a lens:

Studio 512 Photography...Captured at night

Studio 512 Photography…Captured at night

Whisks may well provide some of the FINEST Italian Meringue Butter Cream on the planet, but they also share a beauty of curve, form, and style…without the fine whisks we would never get the elegant mouthfeel of whipped frostings.

kitchen whisk for Donna's biz cards

Donna’s fave…caught by Studio 512 Photography’s Eddie Bojorquez

Photos by Darin Fong Photography.... "delicious!"

Photos byDarin Fong Photography…. “delicious!”

 

Some of our favorite items = PANS

Cake pans, cooking pans, saute pans, all help us get through our day of cooking & baking tasty treats:

hanging pans, David Bain Photography (532x800)

David Bain Photography

Studio 512

Studio 512 photo

…and last but never least, the grand Madame Mixers!  Without the help of small machines, our little hands would never be able to keep up with demand for our delicious batters.

987C1644.CR2 cake batter, David Bain Photography (800x800)Many thanks go out to our amazing photographic genius friends at:

:: Studio 512

:: Darin Fong Photography

:: Leeland (David) Bain Photography

Now go start baking!

Bumble Bee 1st Birthday Party!

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Black & Yellow colors add splash & fun to any party.   These colors work for both male or female when combined… thinking Ferrari, insects, taxi cabs, and lightening bolts – woo hoo!

Reema asked us to make some goodies to enhance the candy & dessert station she wanted to put together for her two youngins sharing their birthday party together.

Kids' bumble bee colors create festive fun!

Kids’ bumble bee colors create festive fun!

So many great additions make a great looking set up for a DIY party at home.  Here’s what we selected for Reema’s party:

:: Crystal Sugar cookies

:: Mini cupcakes:  Vanilla Bean with Fudge Frosting and Italian Butter Cream

:: Mini Pop Tarts (chocolate and raspberry fillings!) with yellow & black striped royal icing

:: Tropical Coconut Cake with Lemon Butter Cream

:: Vanilla Bean Cake with Vanilla Butter Cream

Bumble Bee cookies, black & yellow desserts, Sweet Cheeks (5) Bumble Bee cookies, black & yellow desserts, Sweet Cheeks (6) Bumble Bee cookies, black & yellow desserts, Sweet Cheeks (3)  Bumble Bee cookies, black & yellow desserts, Sweet Cheeks (4)

Photos taken by our very own Lauren Rennie…Dessert Diva Extraordinaire!