December 7th, 2013
We have been fortunate to be involved in the San Diego Bay Food + Wine Classic since its first year! Originally, we started off helping some of the planners, and we also, as a Certified Sommeliers, taught wine classes.
In Sweet Cheeks’s first year of business, Donna & I won “Best Dessert,” entering their ‘Chef of the Fest’ contest, and as a result of the festival, the company was discovered by the FOOD NETWORK! Since then, we won “Best Dessert Category” every year thru 2011.
Well, in 2013, we participated in the festival in a different way. We joined in on the the classic’s startup event, the “Fit Foodie.” As part of the event, we did a VEGAN CAKE demo on a stage at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel. Then, we got to ENJOY the amazing Grand Tasting event in Embarcadero Park. Holy cow. We may never work again. It was just TOO MUCH FUN!!!
The weekend was absolutely incredible, filled with wine and food for all of the Sweet Cheeks gals. The delicious dinner concluding the weekend (at the Marina Kitchen in the Marriott Marquis) was the perfect ending to a amazing few days.
Many Congratulations to Ken Loyst & Michelle Metter on so much success in their 10th year of one of the best Wine & Food Festivals in the US!
November 21st, 2013
Order your cakes +/or pies for Thanksgiving from us, and we guarantee you’ll be the most popular Thanksgiving dinner guest(s)!
Gobble, gobble, gobble up that savory dessert
November 14th, 2013
Want to feel better about that Thanksgiving meal? Well, the week before Thanksgiving, Saturday November 23rd, is the Cooking Light + Health Magazines’ Fit Foodie 5K. The race is an opportunity for San Diego foodies to work up an appetite, on a course that features friends and family cheering stations, a finish line celebration, and a post-race Finisher’s Village for racers and supporters.
May not sound that different than most 5K runs, but the special thing about this race takes place in the “Finisher’s Village” after the run. There, participants and family/friends will be able to enjoy cooking demonstrations, fitness discussions, beer and wine tastings and much, much more! It is there that yours truly, Sweet Cheeks Baking Company, will be there with other amazing San Diego culinary experts satiating the appetites of hungry runners and supporters. An even better key point: there will be goody bags and all ages are welcome!
For more information about the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Classic, or for info about the Fit Foodie 5K run, visit the respective websites. And, to see our news feature on San Diego 6 News, visit the link below!!
November 6th, 2013
Last week, we were on CBS 8 News – San Diego for a segment that featured our small, yet wonderful team here at Sweet Cheeks Baking Company!
We had reporter, Larry Himmel, join us in our kitchen to see how the culinary magic happens! He met some of our amazing artists and bakers, and even enjoyed a small treat!
We are so honored to receive the recognition and publicity by this wonderful news organization! For the full story and write up by CBS 8 News, visit their site!
San Diego, California News Station – KFMB Channel 8 – cbs8.com
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!
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.
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!
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!