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!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Its the end of October!!! Wow!

We cant believe that we are almost through the month of October! But you know what that means......? HALLOWEEN!!! And..... Halloween cookies!!! This year we have decided to do something special! We will be giving away Halloween treats to ANYONE who stops in with a costume on! We are also hoping to get pictures of some of you in your costumes to post on the blog! So come out and get a free treat, but remember to wear your costume! On top of that we will be posting the pictures on facebook, then letting YOU choose the best costume. A 6" round cake of your choice will go to our fans pick of the best costume! (a $25 value!)

We would also like to thank all of you who came out to join us for the launch of our new cake balls!!! We hope you all enjoyed them as much as we did! Although we don't officially have them on our brochure yet they are always up for sale! Just remember, they do come as assorted dozens based on the bakers choice. Only specifics we are accepting at this time is if you have someone with a nut allergy, they can be prepared nut free.

Along with all of the other fun stuff we have had going on we have been working hard too! Wedding season is coming to a close and it seems like just yesterday we were saying we couldn't wait for it to start. We will have more time to work on fun new things that we have up our sleeves for next year. Can you believe it will be 2011!!! Wow! So keep an eye out on here and facebook for anything new! Here are some pictures of cakes that we have been working on the past few weeks! Hope you enjoy and remember, we love your feedback so leave us comments! Thanks!

They really wanted this girl to know she was turning the big 3-0! So fun with all the little numbers on each tier

We could use some of that sunshine now! Cant believe fall is already here! Happy hula birthday!

This was for a guy's birthday who is into architecture, very modern and interesting!

For a very special first birthday! The cake was almost as cute as the little girl in her birthday dress!

Lady bugs and flowers! Such a cute cake! Good job Rachel!

Here is the monster of a cake that was designed for Grand Valley's 50th anniversary Homecoming weekend! The whole event was based around the theme of Willy Wonka! So much fun! And here are the pictures

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Cake Balls Are Here!!!!!

One of the newest trends in the world of cakes are cake balls! We have begun to see them popping up all over and recently were lucky enough to sample some from a bakery in Chicago, IL. They were so good and irrisistable it prompted us to begin making them ourselves. After several taste testings (darn, :) yummy) we have perfected the consistancy and flavor of cake balls!!! We are so excited to now be offering assorted cake balls that we are doing something we have never done before!!! Giving them away.... FOR FREE!!! Yup you heard it right, free cake balls! This coming Friday and Saturday, Oct 1 and 2 we will be giving away one dozen! astd. cake balls to each of the first 25 people to walk through the doors!!!! Thats 50 dozen free cake balls!!! Who can resist???!! The only thing we ask is one free dozen per person, and leave us some feedback either on our facebook or comment on here to let us know what you think about them!!! Hope to see you all soon! And remember we open at 9:00 both days so get here early!

Some of our Cake Ball Flavors include:
Chocolate Peanut Butter
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Chocolate Caramel
Coconut Carrot
and many more amazing flavors to come!!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Things Keep Getting Better and Better!

We recently were able to do a small replica cake for one of our bride and grooms from last year. We were very excited to do this cake as they were also one of our featured weddings in Grand Rapids Bride magazine! Here is the cute couple with their cake, as well as the pictures of their original wedding cake. Pictures were provided by their photographer, Phrene-Exquisite Photography. http://www.phrene.com/

We also have had several beautiful other wedding cakes that we would like to get out there. Thanks to all of our wonderful brides, and grooms for allowing us to make your special day even better with a beautiful wedding cake!

Just to show a few! We will be adding more pictures as the week goes on! Also watch for the pictures of our cake we are doing for the opening ceremonies of Art Prize, that will be featured downtown tomorrow, (Wednesday 9/22) at "the Hub" the new gathering place for all things Art Prize!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Amazing Crazy Cakes

Wow! There is so much to catch up on! We have had so many cool cakes the past few weeks and have so many photos to share! First off, without further delay I have the photos from our cake for the 105.3 HOT FM First Annual Bridesmaids Ball. Keeping with the theme of the fact that the groom was going to leave the bride at the altar...... He is running down the side of the cake trying his best to get outta town!! Which in turn leaves a not so happy bride at the top trying to throw her bouquet at the groom.

Overall the event went fabulously and we can not wait for next years event!!! Thanks to everyone who came out to the event, as well as the people who helped make it happen! 

Here are some photos of the other cakes that we have done in the past few weeks, that we know your just dying to see!!! Hope you enjoy, and remember when you look at our postings on here you can comment on them just as you could on our facebook! Click on the "comment" icon below the post and leave some feedback! We love to hear what you think of our cakes!

These baby blocks were done by one of our designers, Rachel, for her nieces! The blocks turned out almost as cute as the girls!!

Matching dinosaur cakes! These two brothers had birthdays just a few days apart! So of course, celebrate together with matching Cakes!!! 

This was for the beach loving birthday girl, Abigail! She and her friends are lounging by the water playing beach volleyball!!! So fun!

This was for one of our regulars, it was her daughters first birthday and they were having a carnival themed party! There were three seperate cakes, the one to show all the fun things to do at a carnival, one with a roller coaster and one to look like a carousel. Then there were these ADORABLE cupcakes that she placed on top of each round cake! Some were make to look like ice cream scoops, some to look like sno cones and my personal favorite! POPCORN! 

Tea time! What a sweet way to celebrate a little girls birthday! One large teapot cake to serve the adults, and on individual "teacup" cupcake for each little girl!

Now for some of our beautiful wedding cakes we love making!!! Thanks to all of our beautiful brides for allowing us to make your day special with a wonderful cake!

Small cake for cutting and individual cupcakes for each guest! This has become very popular with the growing trend of cupcakes. 

We were so excited for this cake as it was the first to be held at the John Ball Zoo!!! Covered in animal print, the women at the wedding were also encouraged to wear animal print dresses So fun! The ceremony was held across from the penguins, with dinner and drinks served on the boardwalk near the lions. The zoo staff even walked around with animals for the guests to pet and play with. Hopefully this is just one of many fun weddings we will be able to be a part of at the zoo. 

We hope you enjoyed all of the photos for today! Keep an eye out for many more to come later in the week!!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Busy, Busy and Even More Busy!

Wow! The last few weeks have been so crazy for us at Sweet Cakes! On top of all of the weddings we are working on and awesome special event cakes we participated in the first annual 105.3 HOT FM Bridesmaid's Ball at the JW Marriot. Everything went off with a hitch, unless you consider the groom walking out on the bride a hitch lol. The Dog Story Theatre put on a fake wedding in which that groom has several of his EX-Girlfriends standing behind him. Which of course caused problems, and the groom ended up walking out. However there was still a party and the reception went until all hours of the night. Our cake mimicked the fact that we knew he would be running off leaving the bride at the alter. We will be posting pictures of it soon, but as we all are cake decorators and NOT photographers we didnt get great pictues that would do the cake justice. On top of having a great display all of the tiers were different new flavors we are now offering.
      *Banana Split Cake- 1/2 Banana Almond cake, 1/2 white chocolate cake with french vanilla
        buttercream filling, chopped nuts, fresh sliced strawberries, chocolate buttercream and chocolate

     *Chocolate Fudge cake with Orange Grand Marnier buttercream and fresh orange curd

     *White Chocolate cake with Blackberry fresh fruit and vanilla cream cheese, my new personal favorite!

     * Death by Chocolate- chocolate fudge cake with chocolate malt buttercream and chocolate ganache

     * Lemon cake with lemon creme filling and fresh lemon curd

If you have any other interesting flavor combinations that you would like to try for your next cake let us know, we are always looking for new flavors!

Keep an eye out for new photos that we will be updating later this week!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Bridesmaid Ball

Sweet Cakes Design will be part of an upcoming event hosted by the local radio station, 105.3 HOT FM! The event is going to be Friday August 13, at 7:00 PM. It will be an evening of fun and games. They will begin the night with a "wedding gone wrong" hosted by the Dog Story Theatre with radio DJ Ellen Tailor as the Maid of Honor, and DJ Gravy as the Best Man. It is a free event, however you have to have a ticket to the event and it is a 21+ event. Sweet Cakes Design will be making a REAL wedding cake, that will be a part of the reception area at the "wedding". We will be cutting and serving the actual cake, so for those of you who have never seen our cakes before this will be a chance to see them. It will be a full size wedding cake, with multiple tiers and a top secret design that will incorporate the theme of the wedding! Check out their website for more details, and tune in to 105.3 HOT FM radio station and listen to hear our name.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Babies, Birthday's and Graduations

Along with many wedding cakes we do each weekend we have been doing so many specialty cakes for other events! Also as you may have noticed we are still working on getting our website back up and running properly, keep checking it for new photos daily! Here are a few photos of some of the awesome cakes we have been doing!!!

This was for a first birthday, with a lolipop theme. So much fun!

We loved the story behind this one. It was for an new mother to be who was having a scheduled birth and they wanted to celebrate with a cake!

Monkey See Monkey Do! This was our intern, Angela's very first 3-D fondant character!

One of our photographer friends, Jen Kroll had a cake made for her son Ethan's Birthday. He is a HUGE fan of the Harry Potter Lego game for his WII, if you couldnt guess

This was a cake for a boy graduating from high school who was going to college to be a biochemist!!! Thus the microscope cake and the scientific writing. Hope he understands what it means, we sure didnt!!!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Website Under Construction!!!

In the process of trying to update to newer photos on our website we seem to have lost everything!! Yikes. So if you are wanting to look at the site, hang in there we are doing the best we can to quickly fix this problem. We know you are just dying to see some new pictures of our cakes we have been working on so we will be updating and fixing this as soon as possible!!!

On a happier note, if you have not yet added us as a friend on Facebook join soon! We are going to be having tons of fun giveaways this summer and have recently posted our first one! Starting July 1st and running until July 31st we are having a "Refer A Friend" event. We will be offering a 25% off gift certificate to each client that refers a first time friend to place an order with us. Only exceptions are on wedding cakes as we are almost completely booked for the year. Only one certificate per client :)

Along with many many wedding cakes that we have been doing, we have had the opportunity to do quite a few fun kids birthday cakes. Here are a few to share with you:

This top picture was for a little girls birthday who wants to be an astronaut!!!

A fun scooby doo cake!!! 

One fish, two fish. Red fish, blue fish. Cat in the Hat birthday celebrations!!!

One of our favorite cakes!!! Alice in Wonderland. We tied in all of the elements of the movie, and even put a little fondant figure of Alice sticking out of the rabbit hole!!! It even had a tea party set on top! So cute!

The one on the right was a fun sweet 16 party, and the cake on the left was for a baby shower that we decorated to match the sheets that the new mother to be had picked for the nursery.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

New Things To Come!

As many of you know we are back into the swing of things with our wedding season starting up! We are working on getting cake pictures updated on here as well as on our Facebook! Look for more posts to come with lots of pictures of what we have been up to! Follow us on our facebook and read about the people behind the cakes! We are going to be introducing each of the members of the Sweet Cakes Design team over the next few weeks on our Facebook. This week we are going to be featuring Sweet Cakes Design's very FIRST intern, Angela! Also keep an eye out on there for some interesting contests and give-aways that we will be having this summer!

Here is a sneak peak at one of our new cakes that we did recently for a lucky young lady's sweet 16!!!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Exclusively @ Leigh's

Leigh's in Breton Village kicked off a pre-spring break party last weekend by show casing the opening of their Lilly Pulitzer shop. Love the bright colors and patterns! Refreshments were served along with mini cupcakes created by SCD.
Be sure you add a shopping trip to Leighs on your "to-do" list and check out their amazing Spring & Summer fashions..or check out their website at www.leighsfashions.com!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

2009 Wedding Cakes

We love it when some of our couples or their photographers send us their photos of the cakes we created for them. I will be the first to admit that I am not a photographer...I leave that up to the experts!
Here a couple of pictures that were sent to us within the past couple of weeks.....Thank You!

January 9, 2010
Dawn & Nate
Thank You to Paul Retherford @ www.PaulRetherford.com
for providing these great pictures.....great job Paul!

This wintry cake design really complimented Dawn & Nate's vision of a winter wonderland theme.
A nice variety of cakes were served to their guests.....1/2 chocolate fudge& 1/2 white chocolate cake with chocolate mousse filling, French vanilla cake with Bavarian cream & french vanilla filling and raspberry swirl cake with raspberry butter cream filling.

Dawn also surprised Nate with a tree stump grooms cake which was our Cookies and Cream cake with French vanilla butter cream and crushed oreos...mmmmmmmm!
Too Cute!

October 17, 2009
Noddea & Calin

What a fun couple! They are both very talented actors and are very involved with the Civic and Circle theater and wanted a cake designed to reflect their love of theater, jazz and New York City! Well, I believe we fit the bill.........check it out. Thank you to Noddea for providing us these pictures!!

They had replicas of themselves made for the cake top....aren't they cute!

The three tiered cake consisted of carrot cake with vanilla cream cheese filling, buttermilk spice cake with caramelized Apples and caramel butter cream and almond cake with pear ginger butter cream filling.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Bridesmaid Cake
This sweetheart cake was created for Jenna Rose of www.jennarosephotography.blogspot.com. She needed a cake for a photo shoot project, and requested lime green and pink colors and stated that she loved plumeria's. We were happy to accommodate and loved the way it turned out. Check out Jenna's work...she's amazing!

Here are a couple of "milestone" birthday celebration cakes we created these past couple of weeks for two special guys! We love it when our clients give us an idea of what they're looking for and let us run with it!

Eric is a big fan of Founders, so his wife surprised him with a large beer mug cake. Oh course we had to add some peanuts and pretzels! This cake was a German chocolate cake filled with milk chocolate buttercream and coconut pecan filling. Delicious!

Love, love this cake! This was for a 40th birthday bash that our friend Diana Racek of www.mimosa.me requested we create for a client of hers. It was made with our fabulous carrot cake with vanilla cream cheese filling. Yum!
Be sure to check out Diana's web site to see more pictures of this special event.
Great job Diana!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


A big Thank You to all of you who purchased Valentines Day cookies! Because of you, SC Design was able to send $55.00 to the American Red Cross earmarked for Haiti Relief. We appreciate all of you!

It' not just another bridal show!!!
Please Join Us

The Wedding Experience
Sunday, March 7th
12:00 - 5:00 pm
Amway Grand Plaza

Be sure to mark your calenders to attend this very special bridal event!
SC Design will be there showcasing some new cake designs. Be sure to stop and see us to pick up a "bit of deliciousness"!!

We hope to see you there!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Bride's Choice Awards 2010

WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced Sweet Cakes Design has been selected to receive the WeddingWire 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™ for Sweet Cakes Design

The annual Bride’s Choice Awards recognizes and celebrates excellence in quality and service within the wedding industry, as determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 500,000 newlyweds.

Sweet Cakes Design is among the top five percent of all vendors in the WeddingWire community, which includes over 100,000 wedding professionals across the US and Canada. Awards were given to winners across 19 different service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers.

We are happy to announce that Sweet Cakes Design is among the very best Sweet Cakes Design within the WeddingWire Network. We would like to thank our past newlyweds for nominating us for the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards. Thank you!

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Friday, January 29, 2010

Have a Heart for Haiti

For every Valentines Day cookie order sold between now and Febuary 14th Sweet Cakes Design will contribute 10% of total sale to the American Red Cross for aid to Haiti. Spread a little love this Valentines Day season with sweets for friends, family and neighboors and be able to help those in need in Haiti.