Archive for the ‘Kid Cakes’ Category

Let them eat cake when they celebrate!

Friday, 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…

birthday parties in house – teaching kids to bake!

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Not all birthday parties look the same.  Sure, we make cakes and treats for birthdays celebrating all ages, and we usually bring the cake to the respective party, but sometimes the party comes to us!

Kids Class - Birthday

Recently we had a special 10th birthday party in house for Francesca Fong.  It was her dream to celebrate her birthday baking with her buddies, so her mom asked us to help make that dream a reality.  We had Francesca & her darling friends visit the Sweet Cheeks kitchen, and we were able to teach these young ones the secret to delicious cakes and treats!  Each of the kids got to mix, bake, frost, design, and then take home their special creations…and what an awesome job they did!

Decked out in adorable aprons and chef hats that we bought for them to embellish later, the kids had a blast, and we did too!  It was an amazing day, filled with lots of laughs, lots of sugar, and some truly amazing photo ops.  (Many thanks to Darin Fong, Father of the Birthday Girl Francesca , for capturing such pics of our first Kids’ Cupcake Class!)


Kids Class Board 2

Kids Class Board 3

Welcome to the Jungle ….or the Baby Shower

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

We here at Sweet Cheeks Baking make cakes and treats for many occasions: weddings, corporate, parties, etc.  Baby showers are just one kind of party we cater to!  Recently, a lovely couple, Dirk & Linda, approached us as and asked us to create a surprise for their son and daughter-in-law, who were preparing for the first child (and first grandchild), “Victoria.”

We were told the baby shower theme would be “Jungle Jill,” which included adorable figurines of wildlife animals like elephants, monkeys, giraffes and more!   Victoria’s future bedroom design will include the same design elements, which made the entire theme that much more adorable!   We knew the family would be going all out decorating the space according to this theme, so we, too, wanted to make sure the cake fit the scene.

We went with a two-tiered, two-flavored cake.  One layer was one of our light and refreshing flavors, Sunshine Raspberry, which is a citrus-flavored cake with raspberry preserve swirls, which is then filled with raspberry and lemon butter cream.  The next layer was our oh-so-delicious Red Velvet cake, filled with slow-cooked chocolate fudge and strawberry preserves.  Italian Butter cream frosting glazed the cake, and then the four, adorable jungle figurines were made by modeling chocolate and fondant!  We created a monkey, which topped the cake, an elephant, a giraffe, and a hippo for this darling creation.  And, to truly outdo ourselves, we created palm tree, grass and leaves to complete the look!

The shower was held at Dirk & Linda’s Mission Valley clubhouse, and even the location was decorated perfectly.  The entry to the space included giant Birds of Paradise, as well as handmade painted signs that said, “Beware: Wild Animals Ahead!”  The day of the baby shower happened to be a cooler day in San Diego, so the presence of the clubhouse’s stone-fronted, roaring fireplace was a welcome feature for guests and family.  We also think that this adorable cake looked pretty great when added to the setting.  It all fit so perfectly, and we were so honored to be part of this family’s celebration!  We hope we can help them in the coming years with other celebrations and birthday parties!



1st Birthdays made Super Special at Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.!

Friday, November 2nd, 2012


All photos by Roger Knight, John’s proud Grandpa!

We love Old School style Winnie the Pooh!

1st Birthday cakes make every child smile!  We have so much fun making them for the little ones to smash, lick, poke, taste, and gobble up that we thank all of the parents for offering us the opportunity whenever they order a theme cake for their child’s 1st real party.

We will showcase a few upcoming blog posts, starring some fabulous cakes & happy kids, starting with this little cutie, who just celebrated his 1st birthday with family & friends last week…gosh he is adorable, and we LOVED their old school Winnie the Pooh theme!  Chocolate cake with slow-cooked chocolate fudge & raspberry preserves, frosted in pale blue Italian Butter Cream…truly a classic combination of deliciousness.

Cupcakes to feed the kids made a simple snacker for little hands.  Pooh Bear & his “hunny” pot in white chocolate; butter cream trees & grass; & forest flowers, #1, and tiny buzzing bees in gum paste completed the setting.

Mom Amy kindly sent us a glowing THANK YOU today that we just had to share around the kitchen (happy clients make our days worthwhile):


We just wanted to let you know what a great hit your cake was at our son’s first birthday party. Everyone was in love with not only the way the cake looked but how great it tasted. We’ve attached a couple pictures of the cake, and also a picture of John enjoying his first cupcake. He enjoyed it so much that he even tried to lick the leftovers off of my husband’s hand. Thanks so much for working with us and making John’s birthday even that much more special.”


Baby John couldn’t get enough of the Sweet Cheeks butter cream…

Do you have a baby, child, husband, sister, friend, or grandma, etc. who would love a cool and yummy gift of deliciousness?

Please give us a call or email to inquire about more of our fun SPECIAL EVENT CAKES, CUPCAKES, AND PIES!







Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. Turns 5!

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Sweet Cheeks - it's all business....

Slippin’ & Slidin’ in Butter Cream Madness with Augie!!!

Special thanks to our families, friends, and especially our husbands, Michael Ardizzone & Nick Cellere for making our lives better, our business busier, and our butter cream tastier!  CHEERS to all of you for all that you do for us!


Celebrating 5 years of baking, decorating, entertaining, enlightening, sharing, playing, meeting, greeting, and of course EATING, Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. rallied over 150 friends and family (including the often-missed Nick Cellere!) to gather at the beautiful grounds of Sycuan Golf Resort for a party not to be forgotten!

Led by the amazingly organized Liz of Liz Beck Events and motivated with the help of Merrylin & Bob Brichmann of Artistic Productions, the party antics jumped into high gear with no holds barred.  Heather Elise Photography, creating history with her moments on film, captured some of the finest images we’ve seen to date
of industry friends!

The 35’ inflatable Slip n’ Slide (complete with spritzing palm trees and finishing pool) rented from Bounce Time Jumps was ICING ON THE CAKE beyond all expectations. The Italian Butter Cream “option” was a dream of
Master Sugar Shaker Krista Lautenbach, Sweet Cheeks’ first ever employee 4 years ago.  Well done, Krista, in
inspiring the joy for all of us!  First to don his sliding suit and rally the troops, DJ Bob!  Not to let a comrade slide alone, one of our fearless leaders, Elaine Ardizzone, joined him in what spring-boarded an
amazing array of costumed partiers…donning costumes and minimal gear to soak up the fun:  ketchup bottles, inflated (if a bit water-logged) ostrich riders, snakes, sharks, pirates, SCUBA men, and of course…the PINK GORILLA!  Sweet Cheeks Yoga Pants were garment of the hour, many of which had a serious rinsing after that day!

Kids, parents, coordinators, photographers, and others grabbed the sticks to beat up the 2 Pinatas, spilling out candy (and a surprise of 10x sugar spray!) for gobbling up.

Tim Altbaum (of Tim Altbaum Productions) beat out Michael Ardizzone in a very tight race to the finish in Round 1 of the Cupcake Wars!  Hands were tied behind backs, full size cupcakes WITH PAPER were ready for eating, and the war was on…  Round 2 of Cupcake Wars found the graceful Kecia Kelly of L’Auberge Del Mar killing off the competition (even our newest cake decorator Rebecca) in a fabulous feeding frenzy.

Throughout the day, guests enjoyed a fabulous outdoor BBQ spread prepared by Chef Augie Saucedo & his Sycuan Golf Resort cooking team and sipped Guava Martinis and iced tea when they weren’t relishing in the ever-delicious Joes on the Nose Coffee.  Barista James truly outdid himself with the crema!

Never to be outdone by anyone else’s goodies, the Sweet Cheeks Baking Team created not only a gorgeous, memory-laden sculpted #5 cake (Vanilla Bean Cake with Pear Butter Cream) in honor of Elaine & Donna’s crazy experiences but also endless goodies like NEW MINI POP TARTS, classic oatmeal raisin cookies, and Smashing Pumpkin Gluten Free Cupcakes!  Display was, as so often is our fortunate case, provided by friends Valerie & Joe at Enticing Tables.

Woohoo! Heather Elise Photography