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Holiday Cake Pop Stocking Stuffers for Family and Friends

It’s that time of year again and we are getting ready to stuff stockings with all the fun goodies that we have here at Sweet Lauren Cakes!

We have gathered a few of our favorite cake pop holiday designs to share with you as well as some of our new items! You can find most of these tasty treats in our SHOP!

Santa cake pops

Aren’t these Santa Cake Pops adorable? Recently featured in Williams Sonoma, they have been the hit of the holidays! A great option for kids and adults alike. Need a special gift for a co-worker or a favorite client? Everyone loves to see Santa show up at their door! And who doesn’t love Red Velvet?

Peppermint Cake pops

If you love Andes Mints, you’ll love these Candy Cane cake pops. They have a delicious crunch from the crushed candy cane on top and serious peppermint chocolate cake inside.  A perfect treat Christmas morning!

Christmas Tree Cake Pops

Get festive with these Chocolate Christmas Tree Cake Pops!

Vanilla Bean Snowman Cake Pops

Snowmen are just the cutest!

christmas - gingerbread house

Around here everyone gets really excited when we start baking up our gingerbread cake- it’s hugely popular! We sometimes end up making Gingerbread cake all the way through Valentine’s Day-clients love it that much! These Gingerbread – Gingerbread Houses are the perfect way to get the sweet and spicy flavor this holiday!

And for your DIY employees, friends and coworkers- our Cake Pop Kit features all of our original ingredients along with everything you need to make fabulous cake pops just like us. We even enclose a very detailed instruction booklet with step by step photos. It’s the most comprehensive kit on the market.

Sweet Lauren Cake Pop Kits

So what are you waiting for?! Now that you have lots of brilliant ideas for cake pop gifts -Get stuffing !

Red Velvet or Chocolate Cake Pop Stocking Stuffers

 

 

 

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Inspired Wedding Photo Shoot with Cake Pops and Pie Pops!

We are so very excited to share with you photos from out “Notebook” inspired photo shoot we created this past June!

The concept for our shoot came after many hours in the kitchen chatting about our cheesy love for the movie “The Notebook”, and mainly, Ryan Gosling :)

Ever since we created our pie pops, Lauren has been excited to see them displayed in our custom stand which happens to be perfect for weddings as it resembles a tiered wedding cake.  The rustic nature of the pies combined with our elegant stand came together as the perfect representation of the love story of a country boy and a city girl.

A Grand Tiered Pie Pop and Cotton Candy Display on the back of a Vintage Yellow Truck

We incorporated light pink puffs of cotton candy since Allie and Noah met at the county fair.

Does it get any sweeter than heart shaped pies?

Once the idea was there, we sought a venue with the same feeling.  What we found when we toured Campovida seriously impressed, a gorgeous organic farm and vineyard with elegant structures and beautiful grounds with rose gardens and weeping willow trees.  It was perfect!

Cake Pop Display under Campovida’s arbor with flowing golden fabric and custom ribbon and cotton backdrop

Pink ombre dipped cake pops accented with “watercolored” flower detail cake pops (a nod to Allie’s love of painting.)

 

Cake Pops with hand painted dogwood flower details.

We knew instantly we wanted to work with Michele Beckwith for her amazing way with light and capturing those special moments.

A vintage dining table and chairs under the arbor with oversized glamorous chandeliers

Vintage place-settings and mini cake pedestals with monogrammed cake pops for each guest. Wouldn’t you love to have a wedding dinner here?!

Our bride “Allie” with a heart shaped pie pop. We love how it mimicked the heart shape of her dress!

“Noah and Allie” sharing a kiss under the willows.

Campovida honey favors tied with custom tags and cake pop “honey dippers”, yes, those are cake pops :)

Head over to the gorgeous feature on Ruffle Blog HERE for more loveliness!

Our wonderful contributing vendors:

Cake Pops and Pie Pops: Sweet Lauren Cakes

Photographer: Michele Beckwith Photography

Event Coordinator: Ryder Sloan Events

Venues: Annadel Estate Winery and Campovida

Florist: Alicia K Designs

Make-Up and Hair: Marisa Perel

Paper Goods: Aerialist Press

Place Setting Rentals: Frances Lane

Furniture Rentals: Milk Glass Vintage, and BluePrint Studios

Gowns: And Something Blue

 

 

 

 

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Sweet Lauren Holiday Pies

Get Excited! Introducing…………………. Sweet Lauren Holiday Pies!

Sweet Lauren Caramel Bourbon Pecan Pie

Sweet Lauren Caramel Bourbon Pecan Pie

Yes, that’s right – a WHOLE Pie!  Just for yourself, or you can share. Up to you- we won’t tell!

Sweet Lauren Apple Cinnamon Pie with Classic Lattice Crust

Sweet Lauren Apple Cinnamon Pie with Classic Lattice Crust

With three enticing delicious flavors to choose from, you’re sure to find a favorite!

Apple Cinnamon- Biting into a slice of this pie is like biting into the holidays. Cinnamon, butter,and vanilla bean simmer with a delicious variety of apples under a thick Texas cream cheese crust. The depth of the flavor in this butter crust highlights every sweet/tart bite!

Caramel Bourbon Pecan: We love our pecan pies with extra pecans, a scoop of caramel, and a dash of Kentucky bourbon to bring out that nutty rich gooey flavor. The top of the pie sets with a nice crunch and compliments the flaky Texas cream cheese crust. This southern favorite is at the top of everyone’s dessert wish list!

Maple Pumpkin: We found that even people that don’t love pumpkin pie, love this one! The rich flavor of pumpkin, butter, maple and holiday spices tantalize the mouth and fill the tummy! The cream cheese crust makes every bite mouthwatering!

Sweet Lauren Maple Pumpkin Pie

Sweet Lauren Maple Pumpkin Pie

All can be purchased through our online shop HERE, by calling (415.371.9380) or by emailing us ([email protected] /* */ ).

***Our pies are currently available for pick up or delivery ONLY within the Bay Area.

The last day to order to receive in time for your Thanksgiving feast will be Sunday, November 24th.  We’ll have two time slots for pick ups at our kitchen on Thanksgiving Eve, 12-3:00PM and 4-5:30PM so they’re super fresh for the next day’s festivities!  Order today to schedule your time and let us handle the desserts this year so you can kick back and watch Christmas Vacation with a slice of pie!

Sweet Lauren Pie Pops

Sweet Lauren Pie Pops

With the whole pies taken care of, don’t forget our pie pops as great updates on a traditional dessert. A great treat to take to holiday parties or a little dessert on a stick for the kids, our pie pops come in a variety of fillings: Apple~Cinnamon, Caramel Pecan, Cranberry Cinnamon, Peach, Cherry, Strawberry/Rhubarb, Holiday Pumpkin, and Blackberry-Blueberry.  And Lauren’s grandmother’s cream cheese crust is the perfect buttery flaky compliment.

These are available by the dozen and in addition to being available for pick up or delivery within the Bay Area, the pie pops can ship to your family and friends across the US- order yours HERE today!!!

Now, off to have some pie for breakfast- no judgement okay? :)

 

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Cake Pops for a Glam Cliff House Wedding

Recently we were hired to make cake pops for a couple that were so much fun during their tasting, we knew their wedding would be an awesome party!  When we got the photos back below, they proved us right!

Close-up of a white cake pop stand decked out in glammy rhinestones!

Close-up of a white cake pop stand decked out in glammy rhinestones!

Another glitzy view!

Another glitzy view!

During our experience making cake pops, we’ve found many uses for them at weddings.  They’ve been cute and yummy take-away favors for the guests, in lieu of a traditional cake, as escort cards for the table seating chart, and even as a unique element to a dessert display.  But this couple had other plans in mind for the cake pops.  We think cake pops as microphones take the cake, so to speak!

The bride and groom rocking out with their cake pops!

The bride and groom rocking out with their cake pops!

This rockin affair was held at the classic San Francisco Cliff House restaurant overlooking the Pacific Ocean and was photographed by North Point Photo.

 

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Cake Pops and Pie Pops Featured at Unveiled!

This year’s Unveiled event was held at City View at the Metreon overlooking downtown San Francisco.  It featured tons of fantastic Bay Area wedding professionals and even a runway show featuring Vera Wang’s latest Spring 2014 Bridal Collection, gorgeous and such a fun girls night out!

Custom white three tiered cake pop stand with chevron backdrop

Custom white three tiered cake pop stand with chevron backdrop

We showcased our yummy desserts, cake pops in red velvet, salted caramel, and vanilla bean and also pie pops in strawberry-rhubarb, blackberry-blueberry, and apple-cinnamon.  Something for everyone!

Lots of delicious pie pops displayed in mason jars with sugar

Lots of delicious pie pops displayed in mason jars with sugar

A modern twist on wedding desserts!

A modern twist on wedding desserts!

Custom chalkboard flavor signs to entice your tastebuds!

Custom chalkboard flavor signs to entice your tastebuds!

 

Heart shaped strawberry-rhubarab pie pops, delish!

Heart shaped strawberry-rhubarab pie pops, delish!

The lovely Jenna Hesse with JennaBeth Photography was there shooting and captured these fantastic shots of our display!

 

Posted in Bridal, Brides, Cake Pop Designs, Cake Pop Displays, Pie Pops, San Francisco, Wedding, Wedding Shower

Supergroom Cake Pops!

For this 2012 Always RSVP wedding, we created an elegant “almost” all white display of cake pops with various white toppings.  We suggested a small white cutting cake for the top of the stand to keep the cake cutting tradition alive.  And the bride even had a special surprise cake pop made for her groom!

Our custom tiered white cake pop stand decorated with flowers in lieu of a traditional cake.

Our custom tiered white cake pop stand decorated with flowers in lieu of a traditional cake.

Supergroom cake pop!

Supergroom cake pop!

What better way to show your groom he’s the best and mightiest?!

 

Photos by Bruce Forrester Photography

 

Posted in Bridal, Brides, Cake Pop Designs, Cake Pop Displays, Cake Pops, Character Cake Pops, San Francisco, Wedding

Half Moon Bay Wedding Cake Pop Dessert Display!

A few months ago we created pastel shimmery display of cupcakes and cake pops at the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay.  The wedding was for one of our fellow industry professionals and we felt honored that she chose us for the desserts for her special day, as we do with all of our lovely couples!

Custom wedding cake pop and cupcake display

Custom wedding cake pop and cupcake display

With a growing inventory of cake pedestals, custom wood stands, platters, risers, etc., we’re happy to rent any of these items out and help customize a fabulous dessert display for you and your guests.

Close-up of our display stand which we have in many sizes!

Close-up of our display stand which we have in many sizes!

Although we love working on the highly custom cake pops, (Nintendo characters, the cast of Scooby Doo, etc.)  in our opinion, sometimes the most beautiful displays are made up the more simple, clean lines with just a touch of shimmer and a sweet topping!

Gold shimmered cake pops with white drizzle and pastel pink with classic white nonpareils

Gold shimmered cake pops with white drizzle and pastel pink with classic white nonpareils

Gray pops with a white drizzle and pastel purple pops with sweet white nonpareils

Gray pops with a white drizzle and pastel purple pops with sweet white nonpareils

Our stands are most classic in painted white but we also have natural wood stained stands for a more rustic look as well!

Our stands are most classic in painted white but we also have natural wood stained stands for a more rustic look as well!

All photos here by the talented Bay Area photographer Augie Chang.

And stay tuned for more wedding posts to follow this week.  We have lots of yummy images to share with you!

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Cake Pop Kits are Finally Here!

Sweet Lauren Cake Pop Kits

Sweet Lauren Cake Pop Kits

We are so excited to share with you a new product that we have launched at Sweet Lauren Cakes…. DIY Cake Pop Kits!

These cake pop kits were truly the result of lots of deep thought- we wanted to make sure that we thought of everything you could possibly need to have the same great cake pop experience at home! What’s even better…each kit makes around 32 cake pops!

 

See what's inside our Sweet Lauren Cake Pop Kit

See what’s inside our Sweet Lauren Cake Pop Kit

So we pulled together these fun items to get you started:

  • Vanilla Bean Dry Mix (created from the very same Vanilla Recipe that we use to make our delicious baked-from-scratch cake pops).
  • Creamy Frosting (also the very same delicious buttery-hint-of-caramel frosting that we use in every batch). Made from the famous Strauss Creamery butter.
  • White Chocolate Melting Wafers (these are not your average Wilton or Merkens variety- these are far better tasting, and far easier to melt and dip, making your cake pop experience 100% better!)
  • Cake Pop Sticks – 32 elegant 8” sticks for a sophisticated yet fun cake pop experience.
  • Sprinkles, Sprinkles and more Sprinkles! 3 Different jars of sprinkles to decorate your cake pops: confetti sprinkles, multi colored decoretttes and pink sparkle sugar.
  • Wrappers and Ribbon Take these cake pops to go with optional wrappers and ribbon! OR give to friends, they’ll be thankful!
  • Presentation Display Box- The perfect size to display your favorite pops, complete with a “Vanilla Bean” tag so everyone will know what flavor they are about to bite into.
  • DIY Instruction Booklet- Last but not least, the instruction manual! We get down with all the tips and tricks you need to know, along with photos to help you along the way. We even include some flavor options for turning your vanilla cake into other fun flavors!
Sweet Lauren Cake Pop Kit Items

Sweet Lauren Cake Pop Kit Items

Feel like turning your oven right now?! Luckily, we have our DIY Cake Pop Kits ready to go in our online shop! Just hop on over to the SHOP and you’ll have these kits in hand in just a few days!

OR send to a friend- know someone who loves to bake? Let them give these cake pops a whirl. They might even want an extra box.

DIY Cake Pop Kits are also available for pick-up from our Kitchen in Bernal Heights. Just let us know you are coming to make sure we have some ready to go!

Happy Poppin!

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Summer Internship with Sweet Lauren Cakes!

Intern with Sweet Lauren Cakes!

We have two awesome internship positions available at Sweet Lauren Cakes in San Francisco! 

We’re looking for two interns to come hang out and learn with us, one focusing on baking and decorating, and another focusing on business development and marketing. Here’s all the info for the Marketing and Business development internship, we’ll detail the bakery position soon.

We are looking for someone as unique and crafty as our product!

If any or all of the following apply to you, you should consider applying:

  1. You find yourself on Pinterest, design blogs (of any kind: fashion, party, wedding) when you have a spare minute.
  2. You feel like you are bursting with new and better ideas for the latest products. You believe you know what it takes to make the best product out there (or at least tell the world about it).
  3. You spend your spare time on the latest DIY pretty project. Generally you could be found covered in glitter.
  4. You are addicted to social media.
  5. You are organized to a T.
  6. You take great pictures! *Bonus: If you know how to use Adobe Photoshop.

Prove it: We want to hear about you and why you might be a great fit! Creative responses are encouraged.

  1. What’s your favorite craft project?
  2. What product can you not get enough of and why?
  3. What is the best new product out there?
  4. Favorite packaging that you have seen recently?
  5. Make your own question (and answer it!).

Why Apply:  You can gain creative experience working with a start-up company in new product development, marketing development, and general biz dev. At the same time you’ll be honing your skills in event planning, blogging, accounting, crafting, editing, photographing, and designing!

Please send your answers to the above  (and anything else we can’t live without knowing ) to:

[email protected] /* */  with the subject line INTERNSHIP

We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Sweet Lauren Cakes and Wedding Paper Divas Team Up!

Well it’s no surprise that we love all things wedding at Sweet Lauren Cakes!  So when Wedding Paper Divas contacted us for a collaboration, we squealed and jumped up and down and then said yes right away!

Many times, we have brides come to us unsure of how they’d like the cake pops to look for their wedding.  While we’re happy to show them images from all of our past weddings and make suggestions, our favorite is when we get to completely customize them for that particular couple’s special day!  One of the best ways to do this is by taking the invitation suite or colors and drawing inspiration from those designs.  Since the invitation or save the date will be your guests’ first look into your special day, it’s a great way to set the tone.   Reminding your guests of that initial impression with cake pops echoing the same designs at your reception, are a fabulous and yummy way to pull it all together!

The same could go for any event, birthday parties, baby showers, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, etc.  We can match any custom invite!

We chose four different beautiful and gorgeous designs from Wedding Paper Divas seriously humongous selection to inspire these cake pop designs below.  Enjoy!

Bridal Shower Invitation from Wedding Paper Divas with matching cake pops with bunting theme and color matching.

Bridal Shower Invitation from Wedding Paper Divas with matching cake pops with bunting theme and color matching.

“Petite Flags” Bridal Shower Design – Bridal Shower Invitations

 

Black and gold cake pops with lettering detail and arrow theme to match Wedding Paper Divas' Invitation Suite

Black and gold cake pops with lettering detail and arrow theme to match Wedding Paper Divas’ Invitation Suite

Arrow Detail on Cake Pops

Arrow Detail on Cake Pops

“Archer’s Affection” Wedding Invitation Design – Wedding Invitations

 

Green Vine Piped Cake Pops to Match Wedding Paper Divas' Beautiful Wedding Invitations

Green Vine Piped Cake Pops to Match Wedding Paper Divas’ Beautiful Wedding Invitations

Another image of this beautiful invitation with matching cake pops.

Another image of this beautiful invitation with matching cake pops.

“Fine Filigree” Wedding Invitation Design – Wedding Invitations

 

Watercolor Painted Cake Pops match these lovely Save The Dates from Wedding Paper Divas

Watercolor Painted Cake Pops match these lovely Save The Dates from Wedding Paper Divas

A close-up of our watercolor themed cake pops, wow!

A close-up of our watercolor themed cake pops, wow!

“Painted Garden” Save the Dates – Save the Date Cards

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