Feature #2 on Grace Ormonde Wedding Style!

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 Match.com 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

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.

R2-D2

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

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!

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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…

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.

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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.

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Let them eat cake when they celebrate!

September 27th, 2013

Old or young! Business or personal!  Cakes and treats are the perfect addition to any celebration, especially birthdays!  When clients come to us and want to incorporate a special theme or character into a cake, we are more than happy to accommodate. As the pictures below show, we have had a wide range of requests!

Here are a few of our favorites:

Despicable Me cake, Sweet Cheeks Baking co.
‘Despicable Me’ Birthday Cake
White Lotus logo cookies, Sweet Cheeks (1)
Even small businesses celebrate “birthdays!”  Here are White Lotus Productions mini cakes!
Sweet Cheeks photo, globe cake
For the globe trekker in your life, give him/her the world on a platter 😉
Minnie Mouse cupcakes, Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.
Minnie Mouse Cupcakes in the prettiest of pinks.
Koalafornia zoo cake, Sarah Cloyd, Sweet Cheeks Baking (531x800)
California meets Australia in a imaginary land called “Koalafornia.”
Alice in Wonderland hat cake with tea cup (2)
When you want cake for your birthday tea party…

Real Wedding :: Briana + Steve

September 20th, 2013

The phrase goes: “like father, like son,” yet for this real wedding feature, we challenge that idiom.

To start, backtrack a few years.  It was the wedding of Cheyne (pronounced like Shane) + Megan, and let’s just say: it was a huge deal!  The couple had just won the “Amazing Race” together, and as a result, their wedding was a media frenzy!  (We even made it to PEOPLE Magazine online as a result, but that’s not the point!)

Well, back to present day, and with the coolest of situations, Cheyne’s dad, Steve, who loved what we’d done for his son’s big day, came back to us to help him celebrate his own wedding to the gorgeous Briana! Are you still following us?!  Like son, like father; challenge successful! 🙂

Like his son’s wedding, Steve (+ Briana) opted for a tiered cupcake tower.  A variety of flavors and a colorful selection of cupcake wrappers made this tower the pertfect accent for their very colorful wedding.  Their celebration was poolside, and the focus was all about laid-back fun!  Abbey Party Rentals supplied the perfect style of tables and linens, and Wedding Paper Divas created adorable table art and wooden plaques.   Pair those elements with the decadent candy table and our cupcakes, and guests had their share of sugar!

San Diego Weddings

Photos courtesy of TRUE Photography

Everything about this wedding was bright and fun but at the same time elegant.  Briana wore a stunning lace bridal gown from Isis Bridal Boutique, which was paired with tasteful gold and pearls from Harold Steven’s Jewelers.  Steve, in honor os his time in the military, wore his “dress blues,” complete with his impressive lineup of military medals of recognition.  Together, Briana + Steve are a beautiful and inspiring couple.  They radiate so much love & friendship.  It was an honor to be a part of this family’s special day, yet again, and it was so much fun!

San Diego wedding

Photos courtesy of TRUE Photography

Wedding Color

Pretty Pastels at La Jolla Cove Suites

September 16th, 2013

La Jolla Cove has some of the best ocean views that San Diego has to offer. So, when a couple chooses to have their wedding in La Jolla,  La Jolla Cove Suites offers some amazing wedding options for the Cove-loving couple.

Sweet Cheeks Baking

The cake was filled with beautiful pastel yellows, which was just darling, and the couple, too, was darling as well!

Yellow Cake

Special thanks to  Michelle Zuniga at Studio Z Photography for the wonderful photos!

Real Wedding :: Cherie + Cameron

September 9th, 2013

San Diego is the perfect place for a destination wedding, and for the couple featured in this REAL wedding, San Diego was an easy choice!  Cherie and Cameron are both New Yorkers, and they wanted the San Diego sun to be their backdrop for their beautiful nuptials!

Their wedding took place on a perfect San Diego summer day (no humidity like there is now!).  The gorgeous waterfront Bahia Resort Hotel hosted and catered.  Appropriately enough, the couple’s theme was nautical. Lots of blues, yellows and whites, and every element perfectly coordinated with the couple’s sea-loving theme. They were married outside, with the water behind them and palm trees giving the illusion of their own, private outdoor oasis.

Wedding cakes San Diego

(Photos courtesy of TRUE Photography)

Being as the couple was not local, they relied on communicating with wedding vendors via email and over the phone, so for Cherie and Cameron it was important to find wedding vendors they could trust. Fortunately, when it came to the cake, they had us!  We were pretty stoked about how it turned out, and the couple was too! Anchors aweigh!

San Diego weddings

(Photos courtesy of TRUE Photography)

Bringing the Sea to the Wedding

September 4th, 2013

The wedding location may have been Inland San Diego (Rancho Bernardo Inn), but the wedding cake was all about the sea.   Nature-loving/ocean-loving couple, Sharon & Tim King, chose to have a seaside-themed wedding cake for their big day, and we could not have been more thrilled about how the cake turned out!

Seaside Wedding Cake

Made of citrus with passion fruit curd & raspberry preserves, Italian butter cream with smoothed/beveled edges, and chocolate with white chocolate-raspberry mousse & Belgian chocolate ganache, the cake ingredients may sound complex, but really, they were perfectly paired!  That combination of flavors is a personal favorite of mine, in fact.

Special thanks to the amazing photographs by San Diego photographer, Resolusean (Sean Capshaw), the seaside cake and the happy memories from the cake cutting were perfectly captured.

 Sharon + Tim were a super fun couple to work with, and their lovely relaxed nature & great sense of humor made this experience another positive one for the books!

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