About Us

We are a bakery located in West Michigan that prides ourselves by using only handmade products from scratch using the freshest ingredients possible. Our goal is to provide brides with beautiful wedding cakes that fulfill their dreams, and our clients with stunning cakes that can't be beat!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Holiday Sweet Tooth

I hope everyone had a very happy holiday weekend and everyone got there fair share of turkey and Sweet Cake Design sweets and treats. What's that you say? You missed out on Sweet Cakes fabulous holiday treat!? Well don't worry, you still have time to place your order for your upcoming party, treat to bring into the office or ever-so thoughtful Christmas present. We would be happy to wrap or box your treats and add a festive ribbon!
Sweet Cakes Design offers a wide variety of sweet bites including, cupcakes, cream puffs, chocolate covered strawberries, pies, cheesecake bites, peanut butter bars, holiday cookies, banket and many many more! Do you have a traditional dessert favorite? Give us a call and see if our sweets can compare to Grandmas old fashion treats. I bet you'll be happily surprised....

Happy Holidays!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween Everyone! Sweet Cakes was in a spooky mood this weekend and we were lucky enough to work with a few festive clients.

Here are few Jack-O-Lantern Cakes we created for Grand Valley State University because it's never too late to check Halloween cakes!

Circle Theater hosted a Halloween party for the holiday and what's a party without a scary haunted house cake.

Finally our very own Amanda dressed up, in true Sweet Cake fashion, as a cupcake!

Happy Belated Halloween!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Grand Rapids Wedding Affair

October 16th can't get here any sooner because Sweet Cakes Design is so excited to unveil their newest creation. We have been busy creating new and fantastic receipts for everyone to try at the Grand Rapids Wedding Affair. The event will be held from 5pm to 9pm at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Register in advance to receive a discounted rate. Please join for an evening for wonderful vendors, amazing displays and hottest dessert to hit Sweet Cakes kitchen!

Monday, September 21, 2009

A Birthday Celebration!

If you ask me the best part about a birthday party is the cake! What better way to celebrate your birthday then asking a friend to join you as together, you take over Sweet Cakes Design's bakery and create your own masterpiece! These two little boys sampled, designed, sampled, decorated, sampled a few more times and viola, the perfect birthday cake was born.

These two are hired!

Just had to double check the icing...

Feel free to give us a call to if you are interested in scheduling a small birthday party or group outing. Because our kitchen is always busy we encourage parties on weekdays during the months of January through March.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Two Tiered Mini Cakes

We had the pleasure of working with Chasity and Andy back in June and Jenn Marie from Jenn Marie Photography sent over a few fabulous photos of the couples two tiered mini cakes. Each guest received their own wedding cake, well a mini version of course!
I just want to send a little thank you to my team at Sweet Cakes Design. Each and every weekend they produce gorgeous work and the detail and time that went into each two tiered mini cake is why I'm proud to work along side of you. Thank you!

Monday, August 31, 2009

A Dessert for any Event

At Sweet Cakes Design we take pride in creating a magical and memorable dessert for any occasion and over the past few weeks we have had the opportunity to create special treats for many special days. Bridal showers, baby showers, birthdays, you name it, we'll bake it! One of my favorite cake displays was a collect of purses for a bridal shower. A bridal shower it a great time to break-away from your wedding colors and theme and have fun exploring with a fun themed party, crazy food and drink and of course, a not-so-traditional wedding cake.


Cookies are fantastic favors for any event!

Almost to cute to eat...almost!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Civic Theater Cake!

So, what is this all about? SC Design and other area bake shops were
asked by the Grand Rapids Civic Theater to donate a "Birthday Cake" to
celebrate all the birthdays of their wonderful, dedicated volunteers.
They gave us carte blanche in regards to the design, cake
flavors/fillings ect....
As everyone knows, we can't do something simple.........we pulled out
all the stops on this one!
ANYWAY......each volunteer was requested to vote for the cake they
liked the best and we recieved the most votes!

Sooooo...we won a free advertisement in their first playbill for "The
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee".

Myself and my staff REALLY enjoyed participating in this
event.......thanks for letting me share this with all of you!

Friday, August 14, 2009

A Nice Day for a Centerpiece Wedding

A single wedding cake has become a thing of the past. The latest and greatest in wedding trends is centerpiece cakes! Why not alow an entire table of your guest to enjoy there own personal wedding cake? Theses cakes make for great table decor and the styles are endless. Let's let the pictures do the talking.

A traditional tiered wedding cake may still be used but a fun twist would be to display it on the head table!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Bride and Bloom

We are so proud to announce that the Summer 2009 issue of Bride and Bloom is hot off the press! We thought we should give you a little sneak-peek of what's inside but be sure to pick of a copy of your own. Trust me, it's well worth the read.

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful work Jenn, Jodi! And a big shout out to Jen for the wonderful images. Below are few images that didn't make the spread but who doesn't love a good cake picture. Enjoy!

ooooo I just love the summer yellow color! Enjoy the weekend everyone!

Monday, June 22, 2009

A Month of June Weddings

June is a beautiful month for a wedding and you would be surprised at the variety of styles, colors, and themes we see.

Chasity and Andrew celebrated their wedding this past weekend. Each guest received their own mini, two tiered cake. The style, cake and fillings variety for each design and oh the detail! Theses little beauties are almost to cute to eat.

Corie and George selected beautiful draped cake with touches of hydrangea. The silver polished monogram was the perfect final touch.

June wasn't all weddings so we thought we should show you just a little of a gorgeous graduation party. Hats off to Jodi and Jenn for their always fabulous event and floral design expertise! On to the cake!

Hats off to Jen Kroll for her beautiful image. It's hard to believe June is almost done with but we are really looking forward to kicking some wonderful cakes for the rest of the wedding season.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Kid Cakes

Even though we are starting to kick of our 2009 wedding season we are still able to sneak a few fabulous birthday cakes. An there is nothing better then seeing a 4 year olds favorite cartoon come to life.

Who doesn't love the Backyardigans?!

The gangs all here!

We are able to create almost anything your kids can think of and here are few of our favorites. Boy kids sure do have creative imaginations!

Cookies are always a crowd favorite!

And finally, who doesn't like to host a great Cinco de Mayo fiesta?

Like I said wedding season is up and running so it's back to the kitchen for me but feel free to give us a call so we can bake you something sweet for any occasion!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wedding season has begun...

...and we'll begin those next week :) This week we have quite a variety of different celebration cakes.

Here is Dominic's birthday cake for his second birthday. We did his first birthday cake last year, and we happy to do another one for him this year! Hopefully he'll stay with us for his cakes all the way up to his wedding :)

This awesome orchid cake was for a baby shower! How cool is that? So totally different. Jennifer dropped off a plate and a napkin for us to get creative off of. I think the result is great!

I love this one year olds birthday cake. The flowers remind me of some sort of zinnia, maybe. Lots of bright and fun colors for this one-year-olds birthday... oh and her cute little smash cake to go with it.

Who wouldn't want an i-pod to cut into for their birthday?! This birthday boy's mom even knew his favorite songs to have written on the cake - that is one loving mom!

We did a baby shower cake similar to this before, but it was just one tier. Covering the 3 tiers of cake we these dots is just perfect for a modern, hip, classic mother-to-be. The top is adorned with some baby bottles, a few diaper bags, a pair of sun glasses and a snuggly baby blanket. I'm not a fan of big, poofy bows on cakes, but these simple bows are just adorable.

An adorable monkey baby shower cake was ordered from one of our favorite clients - who I hear throws amazing showers.

A simple birthday cake featuring spring colors and tulips is perfect for a mothers birthday.

We will most definitely have wedding cake pictures from this weekend next week to talk about and post. I cannot count the weddings on one hand and I don't think I could count the wedding and specialty cake orders on two hands... so be prepared for photo overload! - Sara :)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Gearing up

Hey Readers!

It has been a long time! We have spent the last few weeks prepping for our upcoming wedding season as well as preparing for last week's grand opening of A Modern Event. The opening went fantastically, we met and were re-united with a ton of great vendors and brides that night. So a large thank you to all who came and took part in the event!

As we begin gearing up and jump into the 2009 wedding season, we wanted to share with you some new cake flavors as well as some updates on our season's bookings this year.

First for the new delicious flavor combinations:
~ a caramel turtle mix, which consists of chocolate fudge cake, caramel buttercream, chocolate ganache, and if you'd like, a layer of praline pecan.
~ strawberry lime, consisting of our white chocolate cake, layered with lime buttercream and fresh sliced strawberries. I also think this combo would be delicious with our lemon cake (my fav!)
~ lemon blueberry... we use our lemon cake and layer it with blueberry compote and french vanilla - or lemon! - buttercream. The blueberry compote is made from fresh blueberries and is just fantastic.
~ a ginger pear flavored buttercream is currently in the works after one of our fall brides suggested it. I think it sounds delicious layered in a spice cake... fall has awesome, warm flavors to play with!
~ we love trying to flavor combinations and love suggestions from all you out there! We added two new flavors last summer that became hits after a local photographer's son's had some unique requests. Give us some ideas! We are also working on a triple berry compote for a wedding this coming season also... ideas are endless!

So, we are excited to say that we are booked for the rest of May, June, and July! We've got some awesome brides with awesome cakes this year! August is getting pretty full too, so is September and October... in fact, we are booking into 2010! Remember, we usually start booking about 8 to 9 months out for weddings, and June is usually the first booked.

If you have a cake order you need over the summer, 2 weeks notice is very preferred, its almost a sure-fire way to make sure we'll be able to do a cake for you! Graduations are just about booked up too! We are busy, and want to make sure we do not take too many orders that may comprimise our quality in flavor and design. We will be able to take a few small orders during the next couple months, but cannot guarantee every one. So, please call as soon as you know you need or want something to check our availability...we will try our best! We had one of our clients book her JUNE birthday cake in JANUARY this year. Awesome :)

Now onto some cakes:

This wedding cake used a combination of beautiful, rich colors - deep purple, charcoal black, with pewter highlights.
For a little boy's first birthday! I love love the colors, and think the elephants are just great!

Kristen has great tastes. I love this bird cake! We had one very similar on display in our lobby for awhile... she loved it and we were happy to duplicate it for her!

A mini cake wedding with bright hues of orange, blue and yellow. The cakes were accented with delicate royal icing butterflies.

These colors are great. This was for a local make-up artist's son's second birthday. Hope you loved your cake Jack!

We'll have more cake pictures and fun stuff coming soon. Wedding season begins in full swing next weekend! - Sara :)