I have to admit that today’s feature is a bit of a challenge to write the intro for. It is because I am totally distracted by the deliciously gorgeous desserts across my computer screen right now. Today’s feature is all about cakes, cookies, chocolates, and other yummy treats. I am excited to add Superfine Bakery to our list of favorite dessert companies. You know how much of a foodie I am, and when there are desserts around, then I am a total dessert foodie. It is hard to resist something that is so lovely in design and presentation, and that the first bite has me wanting another. Grab your morning coffee, and enjoy a little but of sweetness on this lovely Monday morning.
Something sweet and scrumptous has landed in our inbox this lovely morning. We are totally obsessed with weddings (of course right?!), and then add a bit of tasty treats, and it is all over. Over in a second! One look, and that small tasty bite is gone. But there are times that it is hard to eat that yummy sweet because the presentation look so darn pretty, you hate to ruin it. We are drooling over all the uber styling and desserts from a gorgeously talented Kim White of Two’s A Party. This lovely girl is more than just desserts. She creates the most amazing, stylish, and gorgeous things, you cant help but fall in love. It probably comes to no surprise why Two’s A Party is this week’s “Vendor Hot Pick.” With dessert tables that look this good, how could we not add them to our List? Enjoy a bit of delicious design, and you will see why we are in love.
About Two’s A Party…
Valentine’s day is almost here, and I can totally smell the sweetness of the love in the air. But do you know what else I smell? Yummy and delicious treats ready to be indulged by sweet lovers. It is the perfect excuse to have a little something yummy. Love and sweets, a lovely combo! Do you know what other combo I am in love with right now? Weddings and Cakes! Valentine’s day inspired cakes that is. I am obsessed with my lovely friend, Alexis Sturgeon and her designer cakes. So obsessed, that I kind of want to take each and every one of these cakes for myself. Is that bad of me? She is so amazingly talented, she whipped up three amazing Valentine’s Day inspired cakes for us, with each and every one with it’s own style and design. I am in love! See for yourself, and believe me, you will fall in love as well. TRUST ME!
- Three Tiered Valentines Day cake: This is an adorable Valentine’s Day wedding cake designed with a simple backyard wedding in mind. Three tiers generously iced blissful buttercream with hearts strung around the top and bottom tiers like music notes. On the middle tier, two lovebirds are featured. One asks the other to be his valentine to capture the essence of this special holiday. This cake was made at Susie Cakes Manhattan Beach.
- Cupcake Tower: This is perfect for a Valentine’s Day party. Cupcakes dressed in pink, magenta, rose, and white buttercream. All decorated with Cupid’s sanding sugar. This cupcake tower was made at Susie Cakes Manhattan Beach.
- Single Tiered Valentines Day Cake: This beautiful cake was created with a more traditional wedding design in mind. Its sweet and sensational pattern leaves you floating away on a cloud of love. A gorgeous bouquet of flowers tops this cake giving it a fresh organic look. This cake is perfect for a small wedding whose bride is looking to add a rustic or vintage touch to their special day.
About Alexis Sturgeon…
Alexis Sturgeon is a cake artist located in Los Angeles, California. Alexis has been designing cakes since 2007. Her specialty is showpiece, wedding and celebration cakes. She spent time working for the Roosevelt Hotel as the Resident Cake Artist,. During her residency, Alexis made cakes for various Hollywood stars and shows such as Gordon Ramsey and Fox’s The Simpsons. Currently, you can find Alexis working for Susiecakes in Manhattan beach where she continues to perfect her craft in the world of beautiful and artistic cakes.
Can you believe Valentine’s Day is right around the corner? Do you know what I think of when I hear “Valentine’s Day”? DESSERT! Yes, all I see is chocolate, cookies, cupcakes, and whatever is yummy. My mouth is watering right now, just thinking about it. So besides a birthday, this is also the time of year to indulge. Why not? I always say if you are going to indulge, why not do it with something amazing and delicious. So, if you are a bride and worried about not fitting into your dress, don’t worry, just don’t indulge too much. Maybe one cupcake, instead of like three? The time before you get married is a special time, and if there is something like a little sweet to have, go for it! Maybe make a special date night for you and your love, and enjoy your favorite dessert.
So what are my favorite desserts? There are way to many to count, however, I love myself some cheesecake. My favorite place to get some delicious and savory cheesecakes? None other than Pacific Cheesecake Company. They never disappoint with their mini cheesecake flavors. This time of year with Valentine’s Day here, their flavors are so divine.
Here are some heavenly and oh-so-yummy Valentine’s Day flavors. Which one to choose? I am kind of embarrassed to say that I want one of each. Can you tell that I have a sweet tooth? But when it looks this good, and tastes so darn good, how can I choose just one? Which one do you want to indulge in?
- Red Velvet– Red Velvet Cake, Vanilla Cheesecake, Cream Cheese Frosting
- Lemon Pie- Vanilla Cheesecake, Lemon Curd
- Salted Caramel– Vanilla Cheesecake, Caramel, Fleur De Sol
- Strawberry– Strawberry Cheesecake with a Strawberry Reduction
- Cookies & Cream– Vanilla Cheesecake, Oreo® Pieces
Photography: Tommy Wu
Mondays can be a drag, but how about if I told you that it doesn’t have to be? How about if I told you that if you read on, you will be happy and smiling? We are starting the week with some incredibly delicious desserts which has me drooling over them. As an admitted dessert lover, you can imagine how thrilled and over the moon I was when I received some scrumptious and mouth-watering treats. It is all about the delightful, flavorful, and oh-so-good desserts which make my sweet tooth even sweeter. We’ve got Brown Bear Eats here to make your Monday a bit sweeter and lip-smacking good. These tasty little treats may look simple and ordinary from the outside, but the inside? It is all over. My first try at these lovely things was like I was eating something from heaven. Yep, heavenly good! I said it, and I mean it. These desserts are so good, that I had to hide a few of them from myself to keep from skipping lunch and dinner. Yes, they are THAT good. So, kick off your week with these incredible and yummy desserts. Ready to indulge?
About Brown Bear Eats…
When was the last time you arrived at a wedding, only to be transported back to the elegance and charm of a rustic grand mansion from yesteryear where the devoted kitchen staff had made everything by hand, from scratch with recipes guarded and perfected through generations of artisans?
So it is with Brown Bear Eats. We present our desserts with unrivaled style and bursting with flavors you just can’t get from a mass produced buffet.
We offer classic items like rich and dense cheesecakes, small, flakey pies, thick, buttery and flavorful cookies, intense chocolate shortbread tarts, and refreshing homemade lemon curd filled tarts, just to name a few- all made in small batches by hand with uncompromising dedication to quality, taste and design.
No two of our desserts look the same since they are all hand crafted the old fashioned way. Each item is made with artisanal standards long forgotten and relegated to those who are pegged as the great cooks and bakers of the past. Our whole line is handmade, from scratch in small batches by hands that pride themselves on each pie, cookie, cheesecake, or tart.
Our desserts are rustic yet charming and elegant, unassumingly lavish, but possess the ability to fit right in to a modern setting.
We think weddings are sacred events in a couples’ life. We will design their dessert table to reflect the momentousness of the day. We will make sure their personality is reflected and their love is showcased in their choice of desserts and styling. Every bride and groom will be treated as if they are the ONLY bride and groom being married that day.
The week continues with some incredible tasty treats at BHL headquarters. We have to admit, we are in total love and kind of obsessed with sweets. I personally have a sweet tooth, and always ready to dive into something new and savory. So when something sweet and amazing landed in our inbox, we were beyond happy and in total heaven. Sweet heaven that is. Yep it is that kind of day. We are talking about mouthwatering, lip smacking, to-die-for desserts. So, if you are just getting back from lunch or an afternoon snack, we like to share some delightful and lovely cakes and cupcakes for your wedding loving hearts…or dessert loving hearts. We’ve got Love Me Sweets here to make your afternoon a bit sweeter, and your sweet cravings fully satisfied. Ashleigh Clesceri is a fantastic and very talented cake designer based out of Orange County, California. These desserts are not only beautiful, but they are so incredibly delicious, that our eyes roll back in our heads. At first, it took me a moment to bite into one of these. Why you ask? I know right? My sweet loving heart was dying to taste the goodness, but the design and pretty details stole my heart. That is why we had to devote an entire afternoon for admiring, loving, and drooling. You can see why we have picked Love Me Sweets for our vendor hot pick! Make sure you save enough time to read all that Ashleigh says about her desserts, before your sugar-induced coma sets in. She is such a lovely gal!
About Love Me Sweets
Love Me Sweets is a baking company, owned and operated by Ashleigh Clesceri. She specializes in wedding and all occasion cakes, gourmet cupcakes, and desserts.
Inspired by her mother, Charlene, who also is a baker and artist, Ashleigh learned as a young girl how to bake and decorate cakes. Starting in 1999 she began entering the Orange County Fair, and became an award winning cake decorator for over 10 years. Her love for culinary arts grew to create Love Me Sweets, where you can find delicious yet beautiful baked goods. Ashleigh, being a bikini fitness competitor, also enjoys creating healthy desserts for those that want to “Have their cake and eat it too!” With weddings being a passion of hers, she loves to help the bride and groom create the perfect wedding cake. Creating customized cake flavors, filling, and a one of a kind designs. Ashleigh also creates stunning dessert tables, to help make the day extra wonderful and delicious! She looks forward in planning her own wedding dream some day!
Halfway through the week already? How the week has flown by! It has been so busy here at BHL with a week of gorgeous details, I wanted to take a break, and well, indulge into some sweet goodness. Starting the day with some incredibly delicious desserts which has my mouth watering. I am talking melt in your mouth oh-so-amazing taste. I am a bit of a dessert snob, so you can only imagine my excitement when I was surrounded by some amazingly scrumptious cakes. Not just any ole cake, but mini cheesecakes! We’ve got Pacific Cheesecake Company here to make your day a bit sweeter, and your mouth water. These cakes are not only beautiful, but they are so delicious that our eyes roll back in our heads. My first bite, lets just say it was not my last. I treated myself to a few more bites. I could not resist! What is so amazing about these cheesecakes is the fact that there are so many flavors to choose from. The list is endless, so whatever your tastebuds want, you can get! Get ready to bite into some heavenly treats. If you are like me and want to reach into the computer screen and grab one of these tasty treats, don’t worry, its normal. Enjoy!
Steven Freeman from Pacific Cheesecake Company tells us…
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Remember as a kid at the carnival or amusement park you would get a Carmel apple? They tasted so good and was so much fun to eat! Well you don’t have to be a kid to have one! Actually you can have them at your wedding. Yes, its true. Instead of a traditional wedding cake, this is a really cute idea. It is unique and something that you and your guests will remember. These delightful apples can also be given as wedding favors for your guests to take home and enjoy. What a great idea right?
What is great about these apples, are they can be designed specifically for you. Whether you want the “classic” Carmel apple, or something with some colors and designs, these apples look and taste great. Who would have thought that you can have Carmel apples at a wedding, I sure did not!
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