Sweet Cheek Gals

Behind the Scenes Look into Our Bakery

Donna, always stirring the pot... Cake is Tough Work... Team Cheeks is here! All those home bakers out there who think baking & decorating cakes is (pardon the pun) "a piece of cake" have it wrong.  Serious cake decorating is tough work and requires many hours of training, patience, practice, and attention to [...]

By |2017-02-28T12:33:49-08:00January 5th, 2016|Categories: Cakes, Featured Friends, Sweet Cheek Gals|Tags: , |0 Comments

Italian Pastry Inspiration! Desserts & Wine of La Dolce Vita..

"La Dolce Vita," we all dream of the SWEET LIFE - here at Sweet Cheeks Baking Co., we LIVE IT daily!  Woo hoo! Fortunately, we have an incredible team who can cover each other's positions when we need a break... so when 3 of us decided, all in 2015, that we were going to Italy, [...]

By |2017-02-28T13:21:22-08:00December 16th, 2015|Categories: Having Fun, Mini Desserts, Sweet Cheek Gals|0 Comments

Our very own Sugar Shaker…Engaged!

Krista & Mike's engagement session, shot at home in downtown San Diego for an intimate glimpse into their personal lives.

The Cheeks go FISHING!!!

Fishing from the Sweetness of our Souls.  Thank you, Captain Morgan!!!...no, not THAT Captain Morgan, the OTHER one... Jodie Morgan, owner of sport fishing company Apollo Charters! What a day! We fought & caught incredibly powerful fighting yellowtail (AKA "Hamachi" in the sushi bars...) and found ourselves fending off Sea Lions for our dinner (gosh, they're so [...]

By |2017-02-28T13:44:03-08:00May 6th, 2015|Categories: Featured Friends, Having Fun, Sweet Cheek Gals|0 Comments

Guest Chefs in the Kitchen!

What amazing friends we have in this industry! We do whatever we can for them, especially our chef buddies ...and no better way for them to show their appreciation of SWEET CHEEKS than to cook for US! Woo hoo!!!! One blessed morning, in came Chefs Mark & Justin from Loew's Coronado Resort to create some [...]

Q + A – Insight into how a baker prepares for her own wedding!

We connect with most of our brides, but when we have an extra-special connection with one, well, it is pretty exciting!  This is the case for one of our special Sweet Cheeks bakers, Katrina!  Katrina recently got married to Sam, and as a wedding baker insider, we thought it would be interesting to hear from [...]

SD Wine + Food Festival

We have been fortunate to be involved in the San Diego Bay Food + Wine Classic since its first year!  Originally, we started off helping some of the planners, and we also, as a Certified Sommeliers, taught wine classes. In Sweet Cheeks's first year of business, Donna & I won “Best Dessert," entering their 'Chef of the [...]

Happy Anniversary!

Finding good employees is difficult for any small business, and for Sweet Cheeks, although we create delicious and make happy memories all day, every day, we too have difficulty.  So, when we find an amazing employee that works as hard as ever for the business, well that person deserves recognition! Krista Lautenbach was our first hire. [...]

Pairing Wine with Dessert…Daily Fun for the Sweet Cheeks Team

As lovers of the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival, each year we participate in multiple ways. This year we certainly enjoyed our annual madness at the enormously popular Grand Tasting on Saturday, Nov. 17 and wowed the elegant, high-profile clientele at Friday night's Reserve Tasting at the newly renovated Mariott Marquis. But starting [...]

“Fight Like a Girl!”

Learning Self-Defense Training from an expert military trainer, the Sweet Cheeks Team took on Jeff Hanlon of DEFEND UNIVERSITY. An evening of kicking some butt and learning not to fear yelling "9-1-1!" to save your own life was an amazing test in nerves. Jeff is researching a new facility to start regular classes, but [...]

By |2017-01-11T20:02:15-08:00July 1st, 2012|Categories: Classes, Sweet Cheek Gals|0 Comments