Share-Worthy: Fantastic Wedding Review

January 11th, 2015
Kelly & William wedding cake & dance. Photo by Tim Anderson

Kelly & William wedding cake & dance. Photo by Tim Anderson

Clients who write us exceptional “Thank-You” notes truly make our jobs worth every moment of stress, time, labor, and attention to detail.  Kelly & William, married at the urban-cool setting of The Bristol Hotel in downtown San Diego, just sent us the most wonderful letter, just one week shy of their 1-year anniversary.  We don’t normally share self-congratulatory posts like this, but she really did make a rainy day shine today, with her note and with these gorgeous images of their love together!  Thank you, Kelly for this letter!

“Hi Sweetcheeks!
It’s been almost a year now since our wedding and I never actually reached out to THANK YOU for your unbelievable cake!! It was STUNNING, it was more than I dreamed of, and it truly – besides the whole marriage part – was my absolute favorite piece of the whole wedding weekend. (So much so that I had several pieces of it, haha) Our photographer has done 400+ weddings and he told us that your cake was without a doubt in the top 5 wedding cakes he has ever photographed. It was PERFECTION. (So perfect, in fact, that father of the bride thought it was an exquisite present throughout the whole event instead of the cake, and a group of friends was so convinced that it was fake – because the edges were too perfect – that one of them got the courage to swipe the back of it to see, then turned in a panic to the rest of them with her frosting finger! They made a pact not to tell us until later :) )
Your cake was also so incredibly yummy that we decided to eat the top tier so we could enjoy it without freezer burn! So I’m wondering if we can order the top again for our 1 year anniversary coming up?? 
The date is January 19th. It was the Red Velvet with cream cheese filling. We live in Madison, WI so it will include shipping. I hope I’m giving you enough notice? Let me know if this is doable! 
And THANK YOU SO MUCH again – I truly can’t thank you enough for how you made our day,
Kelly Boone”

Kelly ordered her cake from her home in Madison, WI, so it was all up to us to make sure we captured her perfect design, color, & flavor – sight unseen!  (gulp)  Our Sweet Cheeks Baking team knocked it out of the park by baking super-moist Red Velvet Cake and layering all tiers with our Silky Cream Cheese Filling and Italian Butter Cream Icing with crisp corner edging.  Sooooo yummy!

Red Velvet wedding cake

Delicious Red Velvet awaits! Photo by Anderson Fine Art Photography

Could these two look more stunning???  Wow!  Additional Wedding Professionals who helped make Kelly & William’s Big Day so special:

The Hotel Bristol & H Events *    Photographer: Tim Anderson     Florist: Leela Silchuk, Organic Flora

A Food Network Birthday Party!

December 31st, 2014

Happy Birthday, Gale Gand, from Sweet Cheeks Baking Co!

One of FOOD Network’s finest pastry chefs and James Beard Award Winning Chef celebrated her birthday during this year’s outstanding San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival – specifically during the first annual ONE WORLD BEEF – “Celebrate the Chef” Event that the festival showcased. The party lasted all day, located at the Del Mar Racetrack, a fun setting for both festival goers and Birthday Girls!

Del Mar Racetrack on a stellar San Diego day!

Top chefs showed off their delicious beef recipes, pairing it with anything from bacon to marmalade, habanero to Uni (sea urchin, my favorite little delicacy).  Our own Top Chefs from the Sweet Cheeks Baking Kitchen added in Gale’s birthday cake to WOW the masses of taste-frenzied Foodies.  Um, wait a second… Are we talking Wagyu beef AND Sweet Cheeks cake in one setting??? “YES, PLEASE!”

Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. was asked to create a “simple” Day At The Races-inspired cake for Gale to cut. We enjoyed every moment of the design, execution, and even delivery! Our fabulous Michael Banag was on site to share with her and capture a minute of laughs.

Gale’s surprise & excitement about her cake made our day!!!!

Tickled – cute!

Sweet Cheeks Pastry Chef Michael enjoying a quick moment of fun with Celebrity Chef Gale Gand!

Given the Wine Festival setting and the unique client, we selected our Vanilla Bean Sour Cream Cake, soaked it with Gewurztraminer Wine, and filled it with both Slow-Cooked Fudge and Salted Caramel Butter Cream, frosted in Classic Italian Butter Cream…holy deliciousness!!!

You can learn more about Gale, her classes, and her wonderful recipes at her website: (

Look for tickets to next year’s festival and check out what Celebrity Chefs will join in the WOW Factor!