About Elaine Ardizzone

Elaine Ardizzone is the owner and operator of Sweet Cheeks Baking Company in San Diego, CA. Sweet Cheeks provides spectacular looking and super delicious cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and treats for weddings special celebrations!

Recipe – Vegan Chocolate Cake

As society becomes more health conscious and aware of how food and ingredients are processed, more of our clients ask for wholesome ingredients to be incorporated into their sweets. At Sweet Cheeks, we are equally as passionate about the ingredients that go in to our desserts as the designs and decor that go on them.  [...]

By |2019-01-30T10:12:46-08:00January 30th, 2019|Categories: Custom desserts, Newsletter, Recipes|Tags: |0 Comments

“The Halo-Effect” for Taylor + Fey at Rancho Valencia

Who doesn’t love flowers on a B.A.C. (Big Ass Cake)? Whether the flowers are fresh or made of edible wafer paper or sugar, we love decorating with them for weddings. When Taylor and Fey requested a cake design that demanded HUNDREDS of sugar flowers, we were thrilled. Rather than asking for flowers to hug the [...]

By |2019-04-29T17:11:14-07:00January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Newsletter, Real Couples and Cakes, Real Weddings, Wedding Cakes|0 Comments

Spreading Sweetness: Giving Back to La Mesa Arts Academy

The holiday season brings the spirit of giving! We recently had the opportunity to give back to the culinary students at La Mesa Arts Academy where Debra Sands, a positive and inspiring teacher, started a Culinary Program for her middle school students. The program teaches students basic cooking techniques, how to use kitchen tools, and other [...]

By |2019-01-18T16:15:46-08:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: Classes, Giving Back, Newsletter|0 Comments

Sweet Cheeks Says Farewell to Donna Cellere, “The Left Cheek”

There is no real easy way to say “Buon Viaggio” to a friend moving away, but when it’s one of your BEST FRIENDS of 18 years, who also happens to be your business partner for 11 of those, it is even harder. While I am SO EXCITED for Donna and Nick as they embark on [...]

By |2018-12-27T13:32:38-08:00December 27th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter, Sweet Cheek Gals|0 Comments

Recipe – Classic Gingerbread Cookies

This year, with news spreading of their deliciousness, our gingerbread cookies have seen a proliferation in orders. Thousands have already been served at industry events and ordered for holiday dinners by our restaurant & hotel partners, not to mention handed out by our team at charity fundraisers, and decorated by the little hands at our [...]

By |2018-12-20T13:58:48-08:00December 20th, 2018|Categories: Custom desserts, Newsletter, Recipes|Tags: |0 Comments

Gabi + Jim’s Birch Aquarium Wedding

Gabi & I found some wonderful mutual contacts & connections when we met, and I just couldn't have been happier to work for her & Jim. They're not only a gorgeous duo, but dynamite people with very big hearts. Gabi worked for years in nursing at Rady's Children's Hospital, one of our favorite places to [...]

By |2018-12-17T14:45:23-08:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter, Real Couples and Cakes, Real Weddings, Wedding Cakes|0 Comments

Stylized Shoot for the New Intercontinental

Moving high class and urban chic to the downtown San Diego harborside, the new Intercontinental is not only the coolest new wedding venue in San Diego with spectacular views but already one of our favorite venues and happiest new clients! The Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) wisely hired in a killer F&B team, led by two [...]

By |2018-12-10T13:34:30-08:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: Events, Newsletter, Photo Shoots, Venues|0 Comments

Happy 243rd Birthday to the Marine Corps Ball!

Happy 243rd Birthday!!! We were thrilled & privileged once again to provide cakes for numerous Marine Corps Ball events this year! The US Military presence here in San Diego is so important to our country, our neighborhood, and our safety, and we are proud to participate by sharing our skills of delicious cakes & striking [...]

By |2018-12-04T08:49:15-08:00December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Custom Cakes, Events, Newsletter, Specialty Cakes|1 Comment

Recipe – Royal Icing: Quite Presidential

Royal Icing, although sounding very glamorous and fancy, is actually a very simple recipe that's easy enough for children to make for their own holiday cookie decorating. We think ours is PARTICULARLY fun to use because it was also the recipe used since the Carter Administration at The White House. Our very own Donna, AKA [...]

By |2018-11-29T05:38:14-08:00November 29th, 2018|Categories: Custom desserts, Newsletter, Recipes|Tags: |2 Comments

5th Annual Light Up The Night

Wander through our holiday gardens, awe at our various Christmas trees, and enjoy festive treats  & warm drinks. Fun for the whole family! Entertainment includes photos with Santa, cookie decorating, holiday crafts, and special guests: singers from Silver Strand Elementary! Enjoy complimentary tastings by: You & Yours Distilling Co. Sweet Cheeks Baking Company Mike Hess [...]

By |2018-11-26T08:54:15-08:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Events, Newsletter|0 Comments
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