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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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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

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

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

 

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Cake Pop Displays from our Clients

Inspiration is everywhere these days, blogs, Pinterest, etc etc.  And we especially love seeing how creative our customers can be!

3rd Birthday Party Collage with Purple and Green Cake Pops

3rd Birthday Party Collage with Purple and Green Cake Pops

Batman cake pops and display for a 3 yr old birthday

Batman cake pops and display for a 3 yr old birthday

 

Batman Cake Pops close-up

Batman Cake Pops close-up

Thunderbird Jets over Beach Display

Thunderbird Jets over Beach Display

Hobart College Lacrosse Banquet Cake Pops

Hobart College Lacrosse Banquet Cake Pops

Cake Pops in Vases of Jelly Beans

Cake Pops in Vases of Jelly Beans

Cake Pop Favor Tucked into Napkin

Cake Pop Favor Tucked into Napkin

Girly Glittered 30th Birthday Cake Pops

Girly Glittered 30th Birthday Cake Pops

 

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

Cake Pops at the Artisan Market at Williams Sonoma – This Weekend!

This Saturday, we have been invited back (for our third time!) to the Williams Sonoma Artisan Market at their SF Union Square location.  It’s been so fun attending in both March and April, rubbing elbows with some of the Bay Area’s yummiest local vendors and chatting with Williams Sonoma customers about our cake pops.  We will of course have samples to taste and individual boxes as well as assorted sampler sets of six for purchase.  Here is the lineup from Williams Sonoma.  If you find yourself in the area, please come see us and try a cake pop! (or three!)

Artisan Line Up for May 19th 2012

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

Cake Pops Featured on Style Me Pretty

Isn’t Style Me Pretty just a total swoon-fest???  We could get sucked into looking at gorgeous weddings for hours on their site.  We’ve been so excited to have our cake pops be featured there a few times now and are anxiously checking daily to see if another one of our sweet brides’ special day has made the coveted pages of SMP.  In March, we were giddy because we were featured once again with the following surprise wedding!

Back in December we were contacted by Jacin of Lovely Little Details for an order of cake pops for a surprise New Years Eve wedding.  We loved the idea of surprising all of your family and friends that instead of attending your engagement party, they’d be witness to your very special nuptials that day.  Peach, mint and gold glitter were the colors of the day.  And with all of that shiny gold, the photos from the happy bride and groom’s day taken by Flory Photo came out with such a warm lovely glow, enjoy!

Glittery Cake Pop Display

Glittery Cake Pop Display

Glittery Table Setting

Glittery Table Setting

Glitter Dusted Cake Pops on Pink Pedestal

Glitter Dusted Cake Pops on Pink Pedestal

 

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