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!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Hope you're wearing your green today...

Happy St. Patrick's Day from everyone here at the shop!

To get started with some pictures from the past couple weeks, here is Isaiah's first birthday cake! His mom chose some really cute plates to use at his party which we used as inspiration to decorate his cake! My favorite part is the number 1 on top with the party hat, or the lion with the cupcake - too cute :)

Adoption is a wonderful way to expand your family, and a wonderful gift to give a child. This cake was for a couples shower, welcoming in their adoptive daughter. We copied a design from the invitation onto this cake, painting it directly onto the icing.

A Sweet Cakes one-of-a-kind design. The bride gave us her colors, and her ideas, and let us run with them. Once a couple books their wedding date with us, we are more than happy to draw and design sketches for them of potential cake designs. Its great for us to do - the couples will know exactly what to expect from us on their wedding day, and they get a unique cake designed just for THEM - Not just a cake picked out from a magazine for us to copy. This cake had a butter yellow colored fondant ribbon wrapped around the bottom of each tier, and was accented with a beautiful red fondant scroll coming from different corners on each tier.

A hip, modern cake design was requested for this mother-to-be. Her first baby, a little girl, is on the way, and they wanted to welcome her in with style. Diaper bags, a baby blanket, some bottles, and of course, some sleek sunglasses were added to the top of this polka-dotted ribbon wrapped cake. I love how this turned out!

Enjoy this beautifully warm weather we are and have been having the past couple days. From what I'm hearing, its not going to last too long. It's Michigan after all, and its only March! I'd like to get my hopes up that it won't ...snow... again, but let's be honest, IT'S MICHIGAN.
more soon! - Sara :)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

SUPRISE and excitement!

We are more than happy, eager, excited, glowing (more adjectives please)... to announce that we will be featured in not one, but TWO bridal magazines this coming year!

The first will be in Bride and Bloom, this years April issue.

They are an awesome, high-end wedding magazine, covering everything from cakes, flowers, invitations, gorgeous receptions, wedding dresses, and much, much more. And they are FINALLY highlighting a fabulous place to hold a wedding - Grand Rapids! We were more than pleasured to work with other great vendors such as Jodi Bos of In Any Event, Jen Kroll Photography, and Modern Day Floral. You'll have to wait for the magazine to see anything!

And the featured wedding that will be in theKnot magazine is of Liz and Kurt, back in August of 2008 at Cascade Country Club. I loved their colors, their style, and of course, their cake! Mmm... plaid. Most of the same vendors that we worked with on the Bride and Bloom shoot will also be highlighted in this article to appear this spring I believe.

We are excited... look for our name in lights! - Sara

spring forward!

Spring is in the air! Well, almost, since it is still a chilling 30 degrees in the morning - but I'll take that over 8 degrees. The "Spring Forward" time change is this weekend, which means that we'll get a little less sun in the evening, but more in the morning. I love being up at 7am with lovely sunshine starting to shine through the windows. Although I can also not wait for those evenings where its light out until 10 o'clock at night. Those, are truly wonderful.

This is the time of year where we gather and recoupe ourselves from the previous year. You thought that was during Christmas-time? Nope, its a month called February and *early* March. We value this time so, so much. We set new standards for ourselves, see where we can improve, and update our brochures and websites along with pricing - and all to better serve you! We really appreciate the time to relax and prepare ourselves for the year to come. This is our summer vacation. And we have been up to a lot this summer break (look for following entry!)...

onto the cakes!

An adorable baby shower cake covered in blue and pink buttons, fondant fabric, and baby booties on top. Perfect to welcome baby!

This mock license plate cake was made for Katie's SUPRISE 16th birthday party. Hope you had a blast Katie!

A sweet little girl turned one, and her mom requested limey greens, purples and pinks for her cake, topsy turvy style of course. We were happy to deliver.

An awesome Sheriff's badge cake for Warner's birthday. Complete with cowboy boots and a hat.

Another 16th birthday cake! This one was a bit more elegant covered with black polka dots and light pink ribbons. The zebra stripes are my favorite part of this cake!

I'm sure there will be an update above this one before you even get to read this part. The next entry is super exciting! Enjoy the slowly warming weather! - Sara :)