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FEATURED! Red, White & Grey Elephant Baby Shower Dessert Bar

We’ve been busy in our bakeshop and are just now getting around to sharing all the great things happening around us ! But don’t worry, we are back and ready to share with you all the adorable treats we have been making.

Our cake pops and pie pops have been hugely popular amongst future moms, including our owner Lauren Martin!  Lauren’s baby shower from last November was featured on On to Baby (now called The Little Umbrella) with a Sweet Winter Elephants theme! We are just now getting around to actually posting these adorable images because, well, there was a baby on the way! And as you know, they can be very distracting.  But we didn’t want to leave you hanging without these delicious images from our favorite photographer, Michele, with  Michele Beckwith Photography.

Sweet Winter Elephant Baby Shower

Sweet Winter Elephant Baby Shower

My wonderful friend, Sarah, and our Sweet Lauren Cakes team tied in the best elements of our company and created an unforgettable party!

Sarah was so great to put up with my husband and I through the planning process to host this adorable Red, White, & Grey Elephant themed baby shower. Sarah drew inspiration from Lauren’s due date (exactly Christmas Day!) and the theme for their baby’s room-sweet elephants. She settled on the red and white striped colors to bring a little Christmas touch into the design without being overly Christmas. And the blues for the sweet baby boy!

Sweet Winter Elephant Baby Shower

Sweet Winter Elephant Baby Shower

Sweet Winter Elephant Baby Shower

And why elephants? My husband and I travelled the world a few years ago and fell in love with these thoughtful animals while adventuring around Thailand. We fell in love with these gentle giants and spent as much time as we could around them during our last weeks of travel. It seemed only natural that our first baby would fall in love with the elephants as well. What could be a cuter symbol of our hopes for his future adventures?!

Sweet Winter Elephant Baby Shower

The showstopper was a cake made by Katrice, one of the SLC decorators. It was two tiers with moist lemon cake filled with mascarpone and local honey and then dark chocolate fudge cake with salted caramel buttercream and caramel on the top tier. Is this not the cutest?!

Sweet Winter Elephant Baby Shower

My fabulous team at Sweet Lauren Cakes also helped plan and arrange the awesome dessert display featuring: cake pops, pie pops, a custom cake, krispy pops, and cookies!  They came up with all the cute display ideas and tiny details that made it all come together.  Seasonal flavors such as gingerbread spice and pumpkin stole the show along side our classic vanilla bean and red velvet. Our pie pops were made with our custom red and white striped lollipop sticks that you can order from us too! It was a great way to tie in family using Lauren’s grandmother’s secret recipe and everyone enjoyed them.

Sweet Winter Elephant Baby Shower

Sweet Winter Elephant Baby Shower

Sweet Winter Elephant Baby Shower

Sweet Winter Elephant Baby Shower

***All of display items were provided by Sweet Lauren Cakes and are available for rental or purchase for your own party! The red and white striped lollipop sticks are also now available for purchase in our SHOP  (6” or 8″ packages of 25 sticks). We had these specially manufactured just for us, so keep an eye out for new colors coming soon!

Sweet Winter Elephant Baby Shower

Sweet Winter Elephant Baby Shower

 

 

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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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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!

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

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

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

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

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

Come See Us Saturday at Williams Sonoma Union Square!

We’ve been clocking a lot of hours this year at Williams Sonoma!  And for good reason!  We love spending an afternoon sampling our cake pops in such gorgeous surroundings.  Not to mention our fellow vendors sampling everything from olive oil to chocolate babka!  It’s a feast for the eyes and stomach!

Cake Pops at Williams Sonoma

Cake Pops at Williams Sonoma

Come on by between 12-4:00PM for a bite and to meet our owner and genius behind Sweet Lauren Cakes, Lauren Martin!

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

Cake and Pie Pops at Williams Sonoma for Amy Atlas Book Signing!

Mark your calendars cake pop fans and brides!

What: Amy Atlas Book Signing and Wedding Event

When: Thursday, June 28th @ 5:00PM

Who: Us! Williams Sonoma, Amy Atlas, and a bunch of other cool vendors ready to show you the best in bridal registry at Williams Sonoma

Where: 340 Post St., Union Square, SF

Why: To get your signed copy of Amy’s gorgeous book, Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It.  To check out our cake pop and pie pop dessert table inspired by that very book.  And most of all, to enjoy our yummy sweets!  Why?  The better question is, why not?!

Checking out Amy Atlas's book while munching on cake pops!

Checking out Amy Atlas's book while munching on cake pops!

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

Fruit Shaped Cake Pops Featured on Amy Atlas’s Blog and The Party Dress Magazine!

We are so excited to announce one of our newest features in The Party Dress Magazine by Kelly Lyden!  Kelly did such an awesome, creative job with this Very Hungry Caterpillar themed dessert table that Amy Atlas (the queen of dessert tables,) showcased it on her blog Sweet Designs by Amy Atlas as well!  We adore the modern updates on the classic children’s book by Eric Carle and were thrilled to contribute our bright and sweet fruit shaped cake pops for the party.

Very Hungry Caterpillar Dessert Table with Fruit Shaped Cake Pops

Very Hungry Caterpillar Dessert Table with Fruit Shaped Cake Pops

Caterpillar Cake by Two Sugar Babies

Caterpillar Cake by Two Sugar Babies

Fruit Shaped Cake Pops

Fruit Shaped Cake Pops

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