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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!

 

 

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

Sweet Valentine’s Day Cake Pops

We are ready for Valentine’s Day at Sweet Lauren Cakes. We might go so far as to we LOVE the new cake pops featured in our shop!

We have lots of fun choices that we picked out  to send your loved ones: Hearts, sprinkles, kisses…so much love going ’round! And all of these cuties are available in gift box sets of 6.

Sweet Heart Cake Pops for your Sweetie!

Sweet Heart Cake Pops for your Sweetie! Available in a box of 6 Cake Pops.

Check out the Sweet Heart Cake Pops in our Shop!

Sweet Swirl Cake Pops

Sweet Swirl Cake Pops- Available in a box of 6 cake pops.

Check out the Sweet Swirls Cake Pops in our Cake Pop Shop!

Who doesn’t LOVE sprinkles?! Aren’t these “Be Mine, Valentine” Cake pops darling?

Be Mine, Valentine Sprinkle Cake Pops

Be Mine, Valentine Sprinkle Cake Pops

Check out the Be Mine, Valentine Sprinkle Cake Pops in our Shop.

And of course we need some super kissable cake pops….it’s the best way to send some XOXOXs to your sweetie if you can’t be there!

Kiss Me, I’m Yours Cake Pops- Available in a Gift Box of 6 Cake Pops

Check out the Kiss Me, I’m Yours Cake Pops in our Cake Pop Shop!

And if one of these designs doesn’t tickle your fancy- check out our Valentine’s Album to see past designs OR you can contact us to create a custom design.

….Coming soon-ZOMBIE LOVE CAKE POPS!!

Posted in Cake Pop Designs, Cake Pops, Featured, Girl, Holidays, San Francisco, Uncategorized, Valentine's Day

49ers Super Bowl Cake Pops!

As a San Francisco based company, we find it’s very important to support all things local, especially our winning 49ers!!!  Win or lose Sunday, we’re all pretty excited to be going to the Super Bowl this year and just know that our local customers are going to be excited about our 49ers cake pops pictured below.  Email us today to place your order at [email protected] /* */  Go Niners!!!

*We can also do Baltimore Ravens cake pops, begrudgingly… just kidding :)

49ers Logo Football Cake Pops

49ers Logo Football Cake Pops

Football Cake Pops

Football Cake Pops

Have a wedding around the big game day? We can do that too!

Football and Chanel Cake Pops

Football and Chanel Cake Pops – Photograph courtesy of Robyn and Maria at Verite Photography

Posted in Birthday, Boy, Cake Pop Designs, Cake Pops, San Francisco, Sports

Cake Pop Weddings and Displays, 2012 Round-Up!

Hi cake pop fans!  We’re so thrilled to share with you that 2012 was our biggest year yet!  We were honored to work on over 50 weddings for our special brides and grooms.  And also worked on numerous dessert displays for showers, dinner parties, corporate events, etc.  Here are some of our favorites.  We can’t wait to do more in 2013, call or email us today to book a free tasting!  More pics to come this week!

Pale pink and gold glitter cake pop display for a surprise New Years Eve wedding by Lovely Little Details, photo from Flory Photo

Close-up of gold glitter topped cake pops on our pink hobnail pedestal. Photo by Flory Photo.

Red, gold and white cake pop and mini cupcake display. We love customizing the stand for each event, this time using sparkly gold ribbon around each tier.

An all white display for a wedding photographed by Michele Beckwith

A cake and pie pop display for a corporate summer party. We created this using hay bales, wooden crates, mason jars, and mini chalkboard signs written out with all of the yummy flavors!

Ombre blue cake pops at Carneros Inn, Napa to match the bridesmaids dresses. Photographed by Kate Byars Photography.

 

Preppy kelly green and navy really pop against the white stand. And have you seen those Golden Gate Bridge cake pops? Our owner Lauren is a true artist, each one is like a miniature painting!

Golden Gate Bridge Cake Pops for a San Francisco themed wedding at the Fairmont Hotel

Coral and starfish decorate a table full of classic beach themed cake pops. Photographed by Jim Vetter Photography.

 

 

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

Special Cake Pops for the Holidays!

Happy Holidays from Sweet Lauren Cakes! We hope you get to take some time this season to relax with Family and Friends, eat some great food, and celebrate another year.

Take a look at the special holiday cake pop creations we’ve been working on in the SLC kitchen. We know you might want to spend some of your holiday time making pops of your own, it’s a great family activity! Of course these designs are also available in our online shop for gifts, examples, or backups ;)

They’re are all available and ready to jump into your stocking, with guaranteed delivery by Christmas if you place your order by Tuesday, December 18th.

Stocking Stuffers and Mixed Flavor Gift Boxes — view on Flickr

We’ve put together some special mixed flavor ribbon tied gift boxes, Chocolate and Vanilla Bean or Red Velvet and Vanilla Bean because we know that some people’s favorite flavor is BOTH!

Chocolate and Red Velvet Stocking Stuffer Cake Pops — view on Flickr

Cake Pops make perfect Stocking Stuffers, especially when packed in our cute individual boxes and tied with a bow! Available in Red Velvet and Chocolate.

And of course, we have extra special Santa Hat, Christmas Tree, and Snowman gift boxes that you wont even want to wrap they’re so cute!

Vanilla Bean Snowmen Cake Pops — view on Flickr

We think Vanilla Bean Cake is a much tastier way to make snowmen this winter season!

Santa Hat Red Velvet Cake Pops

Santa Hat Red Velvet Cake Pops — view on Flickr

As long as you leave some cookies for Santa, it’s ok to eat all of these Red Velvet Santa Hat Cake Pops yourself! (of course sharing is nice too)

Chocolate Christmas Tree Cake Pops

Chocolate Christmas Tree Cake Pops — view on Flickr

Relax around your big tree, and snack on some of these Chocolate Christmas Tree Cake Pops!

Feast your eyes on the whole holiday collection right over in Our Shop!

Posted in Boy, Cake Pop Designs, Cake Pop Displays, Cake Pops, Character Cake Pops, Christmas, Featured, Girl, Holidays, San Francisco

Client Gift Cake Pops

Wow, is it already that time of year again?!  As we head into Thanksgiving this week, we know that the time has come to start checking off our gift giving list.  Have you started?

Last year we had a lot of fun designing custom cake pops for businesses looking to ship their clients a little something sweet.  We’ve started taking more client gift orders already but still have room on the calendar!  Please email or give us a call to place your order today!

(415) 371-9380

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A few suggestions for gift packaging!  Who wouldn’t be delighted to receive one of these delicious treats?!

Client Gift Cake Pops

Cake Pop Client Gifts- the perfect sweet treat for your clients over the holidays!

Corporate Cake Pops
Close-up of customized cake pops with company logo and colors!

Corporate Cake Pops in Company Colors!
Custom Cake Pops dipped in your company colors!

Custom Logo Cake Pops

If your company has an iPhone app, we can make cake pops of it!

Send some to your boss, of your boss!

Individually Boxed with Custom Stickers and Business Cards, Branding at it’s Sweetest!

Half a Dozen Delicious Treats for Client Gifts

 

 

Posted in Cake Pop Designs, Cake Pop Displays, Cake Pops, Christmas, Holidays, San Francisco

Halloween Cake Pops Now in Our Shop

Great news everyone!  We now have our Halloween cake pops available in our online store HERE.  Choose from a six pack of our delicious red velvet Black Cats, decadent Chocolate Pumpkins, or absurdly yummy Mummies!  Each design comes in our handsome retail packaging that has it’s own built-in stand.  Perfect for your Halloween sweets table!

Let’s go shopping!

Also featured on Williams Sonoma!

Chocolate Pumpkin Cake Pops

Chocolate Pumpkin Cake Pops

 

Posted in Cake Pop Designs, Cake Pop Displays, Cake Pops, Featured, Holidays, San Francisco

Gluten-Free Cake Pops Now Available!

While we’ve not been writing blog posts (oops!), we’ve been super duper busy creating new gluten-free recipes for all of our flavors! (Red Velvet, Cinnamon Chocolate, Vanilla Bean, Lemon, Coconut, Caramel, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Hazelnut, Chocolate Mint, Gingerbread, and Brown Butter Pumpkin)

Having a sister with a gluten allergy, our owner, Lauren knows how hard it is to find yummy treats that are safe to eat.  And we don’t want anyone to have to go without eating a cake pop! :)  So she sought out to make the most delicious gluten-free cake pops around.  We hope you’ll enjoy this new addition to our menu!

Gluten-Free and Glittery Cake Pops!

Gluten-Free and Glittery Cake Pops!

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

Cake Pops at Carneros Inn, Napa

Mei and Stephen came to us back in November to start the process of ordering a cake pop display in lieu of a traditional wedding cake.  They were a lovely couple to work with and their wedding this July in Napa showcased what a truly special couple they are.   Kate Byars Photography  did a gorgeous job of capturing the joyful mood of the day.  And our cake pops were displayed on our custom white stand in a blue ombre design reminiscent of the bridesmaids dresses.  We used flowers from Maki at Viola Flowers to decorate the corners and we love how it all came together!

Mei and a Bridesmaid

Mei and a Bridesmaid

 

Bride, Groom, and Double Happiness Cake Pops

Bride, Groom, and Double Happiness Cake Pops

Blue Ombre Cake Pop Wedding Cake

Blue Ombre Cake Pop Wedding Cake

 

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

Time Flies When You’re Making Cake Pops!

Wow, it’s amazing to think how much this little company has grown in the past three years.  That’s right, just a few weeks ago, Sweet Lauren Cakes celebrated three years in the cake pop business!  I know our owner, Lauren is incredibly proud of the business she’s built and the team here is so very thankful for all of our loyal customers and supporters who allow us to create such a fun, yummy, beautiful dessert.

A huge thank you to everyone who has made this journey so special for Lauren and her team!

Meghan, Jessica, Lauren M, and Lauren S at the Today's Bride Event this March

Meghan, Jessica, Lauren M (Owner), and Lauren S at the Today's Bride Event this March

 

Posted in Cake Pops, San Francisco, Uncategorized