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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

 

 

Posted in Animals, Baby Shower, Boy, Cake Pop Designs, Cake Pop Displays, Cake Pops, Character Cake Pops, Christmas, Featured, Holidays, Pie Pops, San Francisco Tagged , , , , |

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

 

 

 

Posted in Cake Pops, Christmas, Featured, Holidays, San Francisco, Uncategorized

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!

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

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

Saint Patrick’s Day with Cake Pops!

Happy Monday everyone!  We wanted to let you know that this week, we’re making special Dark Chocolate Guinness Cake Pops for Saint Patrick’s Day!  Wouldn’t you like to try this decadent and flavorful new combination?!  Place your orders today by calling 415.371.9380 or emailing us at [email protected] /* */

Four Leaf Clover Cake Pops

Four Leaf Clover Cake Pops

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

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

The Bay Lights, Cake Pop Edition!

The Bay Lights, Cake Pop Edition!

Have you heard about The Bay Lights Project? It’s a huge public art installation on the Bay Bridge here in San Francisco. 25,000 individual computer controlled white LED lights have been installed on the bridge to create mesmerizingly beautiful patterns of light that span the west side of the bay!

We’ve seen the lights being tested over the last few months, and tonight is the official grand lighting ceremony! We’re so excited that we made our very own Cake Pop version to celebrate!

Will you be watching the lighting ceremony tonight? If so let us know and share your photos in the comments!

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