Double Feature

April 25th, 2010

Happy Easter! This week we’re featuring not one, but TWO fabulous cake designs.

Here are a few shots from the rowing club oar that we did for UC Irvine’s crew teams. They had a Vanilla Chiffon cake with Belgian Chocolate Whipped filling throughout the oar. The team loved the fact that passers-by kept making double-takes, not sure if it was a real oar and wondering why it was on a table with a knife. The team mates were really great and were so appreciative. We hope to work for kids like this all the time!

This bottle of Dom was a gift for a fine young gent’s girlfriend to be eaten (because it’s made of poured sugar, not glass) in the Hard Rock Hotel suite he’d gotten for her birthday party, super cool! The ice bucket is the cake; the glasses are also made of sugar and hold champagne themselves. Charity George, our cake decorator/designer is a master now with the sugar! Go girl!

Eagle One Commander

March 24th, 2010

This week’s blog is a focus on our lovely Kristy Eagle, a.k.a. “Eagle 1 Commander” of the office, the woman who keeps Elaine sane throughout the week.

Kristy came to Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. just months ago, and for that we thank Ms. Brenda Swann of Swann Soirees. Brenda is a snap-shooter wedding coordinator who was kind enough to release her fabulous assistant Kristy to work with us full time. THANK YOU, BRENDA! We just adore Kristy and could no longer imagine our daily operations without her.

While our new computer commander deals with crazy requests, outlandishly late notice orders, and constant direction-giving, she also keeps Elaine free to take care of the myriad other operational tasks that this company requires…and all with a smile and a sparkle in her eye! Gotta love positive attitude, and Kristy certainly has it.

Maybe the infusion of Italian Butter Cream on a daily basis is keeping her joyous???

Although we have not yet met the rest of the family, we have gotten to meet Kristy’s mom Kathy Eagle, who is a rockstar landscape designer and will be helping “The Left Cheek” and”Cheek of All Trades” (AKA Donna & Nick) with their upcoming home improvements on the new house…super cool!

As you can see, Ms. Eagle is rather shy and prefers no limelight, even if it comes from our cameras here…

Our Fine Friends in the Industry

July 16th, 2009
This month, we are featuring some of our favorite friends in the wedding industry!

Wedding Photographers

Laura Christin Batisfore :: Laura Christin Photography

Laura is not only a darling person and beautiful woman inside & out, but she is truly one of the finest photographers we’ve ever had shoot our cakes. She has an awesome knack for angles and moments, and we could not be more blessed to have her so inspired by our cakes…Yeah, Laura!

Kyle & Kaiya Karges :: San Diego High Definition Weddings

Kyle is our newest buddy from Weddings of Distinction and a real character. His team filmed us at work and put together just the coolest little vimeo video for us, showing a particularly heavy Red Velvet cake day. Yum!

Catering

Lisa Gossmann, Sales Manager :: Behind the Scenes

We love Lisa, what a gem! She operates sales at one of the world’s largest scale catering companies, located right here in San Diego. Kick-ass worker, super organized manager, and rockin’ mom she is.

Chef Scotty Wagner, Executive Chef & Owner :: Chile Co. Catering

How does one even begin to describe Scotty’s talent, charisma, and creativity? He rocks! We loved creating his sister’s wedding cake and have almost always managed to sneak a snack of his fresh, organic styles whenever possible – so delish.

Jay Miller & Donna Sly :: Creative Catering

Offering the best value we’ve seen in catering, Jay & Donna are a fantastic team effort. Their food is delicious, fresh, and affordable – a combination not easily found these days.

Event Coordinators

Heather Balliet, Owner :: Amorology Weddings

Damn, these Amorology weddings are amazing! Heather’s whole family gets involved, from building décor to florals to designing an incredible stage of wedding bliss. She is the vision of grace and cool, such an organized coordinator; it is our good fortune that she found us as a cake company.

Rachel Welland, Owner & Coordinator :: Bliss Events

Congratulations on Rachel’s own honeymooning this year! Rachel and her team throw a serious party with every dotted ‘i’ and crossed ‘t’ to perfection. We know that any wedding Bliss Event organizes will be smooth as silk.

Entertainment

Andy Hagenah, Owner :: Disc Go Round DJ & Video Services

Super cool, Andy is so calm, collected and professional. We think he’s so great; Donna even hired him for her own wedding. What a fun night he gave her & Nick!

Merrylin Brichmann, Disc Jockey & Emcee :: Artistic Productions

Rock it, Sister! Merrylin is so cool, the perfect party animal DJ – electric energy and fabulous dance music. We think she’s one of the most fun people in the biz…

Florist / Hair & Make-Up

Dawn Stone :: Embellishmint – Floral and Event Design Studio

Gorgeous flowers, insanely cool design technique, such an amazing touch with elegance coupled with creativity, Dawn and her team are true artists. With a little help from Maximus (see “Paws & Smell the Roses” blog), her talents bring every event such beauty, it brings tears to the eyes…

Ellie :: A New Twist Hair and Makeup

There are not many make-up artists around who have such a delicate hand and the ability to make brides look so radiant. Ellie is fantastic and just a funny, delightful character to make the last minute beauty details that much less stressful.

Locations & Honeymoons

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

Wow! If you have not seen this property, you have not felt the essence of Southern CA. This is Mediterranean luxury with a rustic touch, engulfed by blossoming roses and lush green lawns. Chef John cooks up fresh, delectable foods, Marianna runs her events with class and perfection, and the service team provides seamless grace.

The Bahia Hotel

If you want a great value at an Oceanside property (or even ON-OCEAN site), talk to Tracey Amernick and the Bahia team. Choose between 2 super fun bay cruisers or multiple event rooms for the party. Ceremonies on the beach segue into relaxed, let-your-hair-down fun!

Susan Ashley-Howell, Owner & Consultant :: Romantic Travel

Susan will take care of everything to save you the nonsense of booking your honeymoon while you should be planning your wedding. She’ll make sure you hear about all the cool things to do while you’re away and help save you $$$ to enjoy the romance as well as adventure on this glorious dream vacation.

Fine Paper & Packaging

Elizabeth A. Seaton, Owner & Paper Stylist :: Posh Paperie

Posh Paperie makes unique, individual invitations and cards for your event. Everything is so hand-crafted, we are always so impressed by their artistic abilities, even as designers ourselves. These girls will go out of their way to make your invitations so impressive, your guests will want to keep them to frame.

Lola Chaney :: West Coast Print Brokers

Probably the coolest lady we’ve met this year, Lola has proven herself over & over again with professionalism, speed, efficiency, and results in printing. She finds the best deals, turns around the product faster than we can keep up with our answering machine, and still has the best come-backs to any joke I could ever tell. We think she’s the $%#@! Go Lolita!

Check back every month to find new friends featured on our blog!