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Melody Brandon, Long Beach, CA Vendor: Baker Website: Sweet and Saucy Shop About Me: Sweet & Saucy Shop is a dessert studio that specializes in cakes, cookies, and cupcakes, as well as many other goodies that taste as good as they look. Our new bakery storefront will be up and running within the next two months!
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Creating Custom Cakes

November 25th, 2009 @ 12:14 pm by Melody @ Sweet and Saucy Shop

As a cake designer, I definitely tend to enjoy making high-end, fashion forward wedding cakes more than party cakes, but recently I have started being more selective with the party cake orders I have been taking and only choosing ones that I really feel I can put my own spin on them. I don’t want to copy any party cakes or pump out a million kids cakes a weekend (like a lot of bakeries do)… I went into this business to be a custom cake shop where my clients would have one-of-a-kind cakes that reflected their styles and types of events. This past year I have tried to start using a lot more new techniques at the shop and really utilize everyone’s talents on my team. I tend to want to do everything myself since I ran my business like that for almost 2 years, but these past few months I have been inspired and honored to work with people on my team. I try to push them harder and help them refine their talents and skills and I find they are doing the same for me. So before I show these fabulous photos I have to give a shout out to Susie, Louisa, Heather, Sara, Tim, Rosie, and Geoff!!! I have been so blessed with such a wonderful team and of course I could never do it without my sweet Mommy & Daddy… you’re the best parents a girl could ask for!

This first cake was actually for a a old school friend of mine. She contacted me a couple weeks ago as she was planning her mother’s 50th surprise birthday party and wanted a fashion forward cake. This cake was definitely a little challenging, but in the end I was quite happy with it.

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The high heel was mainly made out of white chocolate and then covered in fondant. I printed the Prada label on edible frosting sheets and used fondant to make the edible pearls and brooch. The shoe box was covered in black fondant and then we put a white damask pattern on it to spice it up a little.

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This next cake was for a little girl’s birthday party. Of course all little girls dream of princesses and castles so we made a three tier castle cake and added the Disney princesses to the cake.

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Anther kid’s cake that we recently made was for a little girl’s first birthday party and her Grandma wanted a Betty Boop theme…this is what I came up with!

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This American flag cake was for a party honoring a past army admiral and I thought Heather did a great job on the painting!

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And last, but not least is a three tier topsy turvy cake we recently made. This cake was fun because each tier of the cake celebrated one daughter in the family. The top tier was for the little baby, the middle tier was for the little girl who loved Strawberry Shortcake, and the bottom tier was for the pre-teen who loved fashion. I had a lot of fun making this cake and thought Susie & Sara did a great job helping me with it!

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Well, I hope you enjoyed stopping by and definitely let us know what cake you liked the best!

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6 Responses to “Creating Custom Cakes”

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honeymyheart
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honeymyheart (message)  764 posts, Busy bee

the prada cake is so glamorous and pretty, but i really like the fun and whimsy of the princesses cake :)

 
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LatteLove
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LatteLove (message)  5,567 posts, Bee Keeper

the strawberry shortcake is absolutely fantastic! My 4 year old self would have been IN LOVE!

 
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Faiza Brunner

what wonderful cakes!!!my favourite is the one with the straberry shortcake!

 
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missbmckay

Your cakes are simply wonderful. I’m stunned at how you work with the gum paste stuff. AMAZING!

 
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merilyn

Wow everything is so nice ! Love the bettyboot cake.

 
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Miss Pinot Grigio
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Miss Pinot Grigio (message)  1,410 posts, Bumble bee

These cakes are absolutely rockin’! The kid inside of me definitely *squealed* at the sight of the Strawberry Shortcake concoction!

 

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