Happy Birthday, Sweet Cheeks Baking Company! This past March marked the 6th birthday of our special woman-owned business. It seems like just yesterday that we opened our doors and began offering savory desserts and treats to the people and brides and grooms of San Diego!
So, like any 6 year old, we had a party, and this birthday brought out some great industry colleagues, family, and local & long distance friends for a wonderful evening! Approximately 300 people attended our modest festivities, and some brought with them some special favors and snacks. For example, Joes on the Nose, fellow Weddings of Distinction vendor and dear friend, brought caffeine (coffee + espresso), so needless to say, he was a hit.
Then, San Diego wedding coordinator, Carmin Cermak, of Carmin Design, also a Weddings of Distinction vendor, helped us style the food and decorate our space. We went with a 1950s – 1960s Americana theme, with many hints of Norman Rockwell art inspiration. So in fashion with the theme, our wonderful Sweet Cheeks staff, with the help of San Diego caterers and Weddings of Distinction vendor, Continental Catering, created snacks and treats, such as:
Root Beer Cupcakes | Hamburger Cupcakes | Parmesan Savory Shortbread Cookie “Fries” | Chocolate-Caramel Apples on a Stick | Mini Pop Tarts | Flourless Chocolate Cake | Gluten-Free Red Velvet | and Vanilla Sour Cream and Slow-Cooked Fudge Birthday Cake
Besides being Sweet Cheeks birthday, it happened to also be Carmin’s, so the celebrations were shared. Yet, these birthday parties did not just include food. We had music provided by Tim Altbaum Production, a photo-booth provided by Starlight Photo Booth, (yet another also a Weddings of Distinction vendor!), and event photography by McGuire Photography. It was a great evening all around. We talked; we ate; we celebrated. If only every evening could be like that!
Photography by Maryanne McGuire (mcguirephotography.com)