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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!

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

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

Posted in Baby Shower, Bat Mitzvah, Birthday, Bridal, Brides, Cake Pop Designs, Cake Pop Displays, Cake Pops, San Francisco, Wedding, Wedding Shower

Cake Pop Events This Weekend!

Hi Cake Pop Friends!

We’ve got a very busy weekend ahead with Bridal Shows on both Saturday and Sunday.  We’d love to visit with you at one or both and share wedding ideas and such.  We’ll have many yummy cake pop flavors to try too so come hungry!

Saturday from 11-3pm we’ll be mingling at The Lodge at Tiburon, a gorgeous Marin venue.  See details below.

Lodge at Tiburon Wedding Showcase

Lodge at Tiburon Wedding Showcase

If you miss us Saturday, we’ll be back in the city Sunday at The Mandarin Oriental’s Event, “The One,”  also from 11-3pm.  We’re very excited to share our desserts in this hip space as well!

The One Event at  the Mandarin Oriental

The One Event at the Mandarin Oriental

 

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

Enter today for 4 free tickets to Eat, Drink, and Get Married Event at the San Jose Museum of Art

Eat, Drink, and Get Married at the San Jose Museum of Art

Eat, Drink, and Get Married at the San Jose Museum of Art

Calling all brides!!!  We’ll be participating in the Eat, Drink, and Get Married event at the San Jose Museum of Art on Thursday, February 28th.  We’ll be there all night sharing our yummy cake pops with you and chatting about your upcoming weddings.

Today, we’re launching a contest to give away four FREE tickets!  Tickets are also available for purchase now over  HERE.

Win Eat, Drink & Get Married Tickets!

In order to win the contest, we’re asking for your best new cake pop design ideas.  We know you’re creative, so bring it on!  We’ll announce the winners on Monday and look forward to seeing what you come up with!

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

Cake Pop Gift Sets on Sesame!

Recently, our owner Lauren was contacted by Sincerely, the company that launched the mobile app “Sesame,” to curate a chocolate lovers gift box for their shoppers.  If you haven’t downloaded their app yet, go HERE and do it now! :)  They’re making shopping on your phone a breeze with fabulously curated themed gift boxes to take the work out of gifting.

We received an example of our “Chocolate Lover’s” box last week and oooh’d and ahhhh’d for about an hour.  First of all, the box it arrives in is so beautiful (we’re suckers for well thought out packaging!)  Once we got over the packaging, we all enjoyed the yummy chocolate treats inside, salty sweet caramel toffee from Vosges, dark and smooth chocolate bar from Chocolove, Marich’s natural chocolate strawberries, and of course, our yummy and rich cake pops in chocolate and rich red velvet!  All perfect for Valentines Day!

Pretty Packaging for the Chocolate Lover's Gift Box from Sesame!

Pretty Packaging for the Chocolate Lover’s Gift Box from Sesame!

Opening our Chocolate Lover's Box from Sesame

Opening our Chocolate Lover’s Box from Sesame

Lots of chocolate decadence in the Sweet Lauren Cakes curated Chocolate Lover's Box!

Lots of chocolate decadence in the Sweet Lauren Cakes curated Chocolate Lover’s Box!

Cake Pops from the Sesame Gift Box, we adore them, how about you?!

Cake Pops from the Sesame Gift Box, we adore them, how about you?!

Have you downloaded the app yet?!  Click HERE, last chance to order your chocolates for Valentines Day!

 

 

Posted in Birthday, Boy, Cake Pop Designs, Cake Pop Displays, Cake Pops, Easter, Featured, Girl, Holidays, San Francisco, Valentine's Day

A Foreign Cinema Wedding with Sparkly Cake Pops!

Foreign Cinema in San Francisco’s edgy Mission neighborhood is definitely one of our favorite spots in the city.  This past fall, we had the opportunity to work with a lovely couple who chose to host their reception there.

Michelle Walker of Michelle Walker Photography, one of our favorite bay area photographers, captured these gorgeous shots of the night below!

The Romantic Foreign Cinema Courtyard

The Romantic Foreign Cinema Courtyard

During our initial tasting, Lauren explained that their interests included writing, biology, Shakespeare and of course cake pops!  She wanted these elements, along with her rich fall colors to really come through on her dessert table.  So we got to work!  Exploring thrift shops for old books, test tubes, etc. we found our props for the dessert display that would come to be one of our favorites of 2012.

Custom Signs to Direct Guests

Custom Signs to Direct Guests

Book pages cascade of the cake pop display as a table runner.

Book pages cascade of the cake pop display as a table runner.

 

 

We contacted Foreign Cinema’s favorite florist Natalie Bowen to create a few bundles of flowers to decorate our three tiered natural wood cake pop stand.  We loved how the rich orange flowers brought out the burnt orange sparkle on our pops!  She was even able to match the bridesmaid’s bouquet and dress.

Oranges, corals, and golds set the tone for the evening.

Oranges, corals, and golds set the tone for the evening.

Natalie Bowen designed flowers bundled at each tier's edge to resemble a traditional cake.

Natalie Bowen designed flowers bundled at each tier’s edge to resemble a traditional cake.

Gold glitter topped pops on a glass tray with a runner created from book pages beneath.

Gold glitter topped pops on a glass tray with a runner created from book pages beneath.

Books, florals, coral, and a framed butterfly as props for a literary/biology themed affair!. Cake pops under a glass cloche add a little sparkle!

Books, florals, coral, and a framed butterfly as props for a literary/biology themed affair!. Cake pops under a glass cloche add a little sparkle!

Close-up of our coral glitter topped cake pops.

Close-up of our coral glitter topped cake pops.

Side view of our display.  We had a lot of fun creating the custom book page table runner that cascaded off each side of the table.

Side view of our display. We had a lot of fun creating the custom book page table runner that cascaded off each side of the table.

A full view from the front of the table, lots of yummy cake pops!!!

A full view from the front of the table, lots of yummy cake pops!!!

An overhead shot of the room and courtyard outside.

An overhead shot of the room and courtyard outside.

Congrats to the happy couple! May your life be full of happiness and cake pops!

Congrats to the happy couple! May your life be full of happiness and cake pops!

 

 

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