Treats from Sweet and Saucy

Good afternoon!  I wanted to share with you some of the adorable goodies that I picked up for my dad for Father’s Day from the Sweet and Saucy Shop.  With locations in Long Beach and Newport Coast, Sweet and Saucy Shop specializes in unique and stunning wedding cakes, desserts for every occasion, and a large supply of cake stands.  Not only are Melody’s desserts beautifully made, but they taste amazing as well!


Sugar cookie ties…


Cake in a jar, so cute!


I figured these were just too cute not to share!  Head over to Sweet and Saucy’s website and check out all the amazing wedding cakes, too! 

Have a fabulous day!




Christmas Cake Pops

Hello and happy Monday!  I hope everyone had a great, long Thanksgiving weekend.  Christmas season is definitely in full swing and I’m loving all the decorations and DIY projects on the web.  One thing I need to try out is my cake pop maker that is sitting in my cupboard unopened!  I came across some really cute Christmas cake pops that I’m dying to make.  Hopefully this weekend I can put the maker to good use!




Peppers and Pollywogs 


Aren’t they fun?  I gotta get going on these – great for holiday parties, bridal showers, even weddings!

Give Thanks!

I want to wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends!  We have so much to be thankful for!  And I’m especially thankful for you, my readers! 

Here’s some cute Thanksgiving treats and decor I love: 

Pilgrim hat cookies | Woman’s Day 

Jenny Cookies 

Candy Apples | HWTM

Any goodies you’ll be making for tomorrow?

How pretty is this Thanksgiving tabletop?  It’d be gorgeous for a fall wedding as well.

Photography: Studio EMP Inc via California Wedding Wave

Have a great weekend and see you back on Monday!



Cupcake Topping Bar

Yep, you read that right … a cupcake topping bar!!! When I found this post on Green Wedding Shoes I couldn’t believe my eyes and had to share this one on the blog!  The idea came from Enjoy Cupcakes, a darling cupcake shop that is also portable making it’s way to weddings and parties in a restored vintage trailer!  You can see a picture of it on their website, too cute!

The shoot had a fall, rustic theme to it, perfect for the fall season that is quickly approaching!  This idea is fabulous for weddings but can also be used at any party or special occasion.

Cupcakes were frosted with just a ring of frosting in order to leave room for the toppings to be placed in the middle.

Vintage syrup dispensers were filled with home-made sauces and syrups!

They used hallowed out mini pumpkins and filled them with various cupcake toppings (what a smart idea!).

How good do these look?

 All photos from Green Weddings Shoes | Concept Design: Enjoy Cupcakes

I’m completely in love with this idea – make your own personalized cupcake!  It’s so easy and fun!  Maybe not for my wedding in particular but for parties!  I’m so glad I came across this one, thanks Green Wedding Shoes!

Cake Anyone?

Ok, I LOVE this!  But then again, when do I put something on my little blog that I don’t love?!  This is such a fun, fun, fun idea and you could do it for any type of celebration. Found on Strawberry Chic blog, this little party was dubbed “Let Them Eat Cake” – an all girl cake decorating party which included snacks, darling decor, and a cute little cake stand for the girls to take home!  I want to have a party like this of my own!

Images from Strawberry Chic

Too cute huh?  The little cakes were already pre-frosted with buttercream frosting, so the girls just had to concentrate on their cake decorating skills 🙂


I’ve been craving popsicles for the past couple of days and my brain is already in 4th of July weekend mode!  How good do these look?  Cool and refreshing!  Hope everyone has a great 4th and enjoy a popsicle!

  Desserts for Breakfast | Dandy Sugar

Rose Married … apple flavored … I’m so there!

Endless Simmer



Who Wants Cake Pops?!

Boy do I have something cute to share with all of you!  I’m so excited (yes, it’s the little things ;)) … Babycakes Cake Pop Maker!  How cute is this?  These would be so fun for a bridal shower, kids party, wedding favor – the possibilities are endless.  I can’t wait to make them, so check back and see how they turned out!  Special thanks to my friend Cinthya for sharing 🙂

Photos from Babycakes

Get yours today from Babycakes online store and right now save 15% off when you enter code FF1000.  They have so many other cute products I’m sure I’ll end up buying sooner or later … ahemmm … Whoopie Pie Maker.  Let the baking begin ♥

I Heart Cupcakes

It’s late!  How come I’m still up?  Because I want to show you guys some pics of some of the cupcakes I whipped up today.  I was just in the mood to bake!  And with the help of Ruffled blog, I was able to add some cute little touches – cupcake topper flags!  I just love them, they make the cupcake that much cuter!

Golden butter recipe, yellow cake …

With chocolate whipped frosting

Babycakes, Love, Sweet!

Yay, using my cupcake stands 🙂

You can find the printable cupcake flags here.  Don’t you just love them?  Perfect for a bridal shower or even a wedding.

Time for me to get to bed … thanks for reading!



Rice Krispies Treats + Dipping Bar = Awesomeness!

Can you guess what I’ll be doing this weekend?  Rice krispies treats have got to be on my top 5 list of favorite sweets and this is definitely a rice krispies treat upgrade – I love it!  Great idea for parties (especially with the kiddies), bridal showers, or just to satisfy that rice krispies treat craving!

Photographed by With Style and Grace

Rice Krispies Treat Recipe

3 Tablespoons Butter
1 package (10oz or 40) regular marshmallows or 4 cups of miniature
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
lollipop sticks ‐ optional

In a large saucepan, on low heat, melt butter. Add marshmallows and stir untilcompletely melted. Remove from heat.  Mix in Rice Krispies cereal and stir until well coated.  Once it’s cool enough to touch (5 minutes), use your {clean} hands, roll a small ball of the rice krispies mixture and set on a sheet of parchment paper. Continue until all the mixture is all gone.  For Rice Krispies on a stick, insert stick into the center and set aside for at least 30 minutes to finish cooling.

2 cups chocolate chips
Assortment of sprinkles & toppings
Foam block
Place toppings in individual bowls. Set out for dipping.  Using a double broiler (or microwave), melt chocolate chips. Remove the chocolate from the stove. Dip the tops of your rice krispies treats into the chocolate, hover over the bowl until its no longer dripping. Either dip or sprinkle topping(s) of choice.

Birthday Pancakes

I’m going to let you all in on a little secret.  I love pancakes!  I never seem to wake up early enough for breakfast on my days off, but when I do, all I can think about are pancakes.  How cute are these cake batter pancakes with sprinkles?  Yum, yum, yum!  Thanks to How Sweet It Is for this tasty recipe.  Who wants some pancakes?

Cake Batter Pancakes

makes about 12 pancakes

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

2/3 cup yellow cake mix

1 tablespoon sugar

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

pinch of salt

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1-2 cups milk (I used vanilla almond milk)

assorted sprinkles

Combine flour, cake mix, baking powder, sugar and salt in a bowl and mix. Add 1 cup of milk, egg and vanilla extract and stir until smooth. You want the batter to look like regular pancake batter; not too thin, not too thick. This will vary greatly on the brand of cake mix you use. Start with 1 cup of milk and add more if needed. I suggest a small taste test as well to see if the pancakes are flavored enough.

Preheat a skillet on medium heat (I use an electric grilled and turn it to 250 degrees). Fold desired amount of sprinkles into batter. Pour batter in 1/4 cup measurements onto skillet and let cook until bubbles form on top, about 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook for 1 minute more. Serve with vanilla glaze.


1 cup powdered sugar

1/2 tablespoon milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

assorted sprinkles

Mix milk, extract and powdered sugar until glaze forms. You may need to add a little more sugar or water/milk to reach desired consistency. Mix into glaze and drizzle on pancakes.

Images and Recipe courtesy of How Sweet It is.

I know what you’re thinking … whoa that’s a lot of sugar.  True – but hey … you only live once 😉