Check Out this Sweet Cookie & Wedding Dessert Wall and it's Just for the Boys!

Lavish Candy Life knows their desserts! These sweet experts brought the donut wall to So Cal and they just keep raising the bar  ... the dessert bar that is!  Check out this totally awesome cookie and donut wall just for the guys just in time for Father’s Day ;)! 

Fun Facts about Lavish Candy Life founder Kate Dutka: 

  • Sweet and simple I carry an immense passion for all sweets, style and design.

  • As far back as a child I was the party planner always filled with ideas and eager to celebrate even the simplest occasion.

  • In college I studied event planning, color and design.

  • I’ve been called a perfection snob.

  • My fresh French macaroons must be displayed beautifully.

  • The candy selection for our candy bars must be color coordinated to my clients color scheme.

  • The donuts must be soft, fresh and tasty perched delicately on lovely pedestal platters or our donut wall.

  • To create a stunning candy or dessert bar and watch my clients joyful reaction gives me pure happiness!

  • Quality and presentation in my work are of utmost importance to me.

  • My favorite part of the process is meeting my clients and unveiling their visions.

  • I love my sweet and savvy daughter that makes my life complete.

  • I love donuts, Greece, and my three dogs Rocky, Cassidy and Stella.

Happy Pi Day! 3.14 reminds us all that life is short, eat more pie!

Happy Pi day! So it’s 3.14 a great day to remember life is short so why not eat more pie?! Don't wait for your wedding celebration to connect with those you love, or vow to do your best, or enjoy an amazing day surrounded by love (and hopefully some pie like these scrumptious mini pies by San Diego’s preeminent pie bakers Under The Crust ) We love you San Diego!


Don't miss this Sunday's Cake Tasting Contest at The Wedding Party EXPO

Don't miss the sweet drama at this Sunday's Cake Tasting Contest at The Wedding Party EXPO when local wedding cake bakers Eccentric Chefs International and Flour Power Cakery go cake topper to cake topper to wow you with all their delicious types of wedding cakes!! Yummy!! 

Get your tickets to the February 25, 2018 Wedding Party EXPO @ the US GRANT HOTEL now to save 50%!! See you there! 

Happy Thanksgiving - Celebrate all that you are Grateful for with this Smashing Pumpkin Cake by Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.

Finding the things in life you are grateful for is the most beautiful [and mentally healthy!] way to handling everything from creating a special event, growing your connection with loved ones, to spending time with family and just living life. Today on this special holiday that focuses on gratitude, we wish you a fabulous Thanksgiving full of love and appreciation for all you have in life; love family and another day in which to enjoy it. Oh and this delicious Smashing Pumpkin Cake [perfect for a post Thanksgiving dessert] by local bakery Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. who was kind enough to share the recipe! Generous bakers....yet another thing to be grateful for! 

The well appointed wedding reception dessert table by La Dolce Idea, Wedding Designer and Planner

We love this wedding reception dessert table!

Dessert tables can make your reception festive, fun and engaging for your guests, like this beautiful roaring 20s style dessert table by San Diego luxury event planner Sabrina Cadini of La Dolce Idea. Rich with golden accents, blingy rhinestones, rock candy, metallic gold cake pops, yummy cupcakes, and beautiful colorful Macarons, this dessert table is the cats meow! 


And check out that rhinestone covered silver wedding cake! 


Rock candy is so in style for wedding receptions; it's fun, it's glam, and it's sugar!! 


Seriously... the little bow ties on the gold cake pops!! LOVE!


This dessert table would have every one of your guests enjoying themselves for hours!


Unique and beautiful stands and platters to display the desserts add to the drama! 


And who doesn't love a fun custom cake topper with the couple's fave hobbies?!


Macarons, say no more. 


Chocolate and salted caramel are just a few of the guest favored flavors.


Cupcakes...we just do not want to live in a world without cupcakes... and why should we?


Cotton Candy at a Wedding for a sweet, pretty and fluffy special dessert by Sugarii

Happy childhood memories of boardwalks, carnivals, warm Summer nights ... and cotton candy! Who doesn't have fond memories of sweet and fluffy cotton candy and now you can add this delicious and fun dessert [the spinning of colors is mesmerizing!] to your wedding day with Sugarii's Get Fluffed Up Cotton Candy booth!

Bright citrus colors wake up your wedding dessert table

Bright yellow, orange and tangerine colors are a fun and festive way to liven up a dessert table at your wedding reception. Expert wedding designer Sabrina Cadini of La Dolce Idea Weddings makes the most delicious looking wedding reception dessert table displays! Pucker up and enjoy this citrus themed table by this talented San Diego wedding expert. 


Watch local fave Cute Cakes on Cake Wars tonight!

Set your DVR for tonight because local fave Cute Cakes in Escondido is going to be on @foodnetwork! Don't miss Briana and #TeamCuteCakes on #CakeWars! Tune in Monday June 6th (or check your local TV listings for the Season Premier) So thrilled for this great local bakery team and wish @cakes_ondeck14 the best in the competition!


Quite possibly the most beautifully iced cookies in the world

We caught this the other day as it went by on Facebook and it blew our minds! The artistry! The colors! The skill! The patience! These 'embroidered' cookies by Hungarian artist and baker Mezesmanna are the coolest thing for any special event!! They're almost too pretty to eat! (we did say almost.)

Think of the art of embroidery itself: hours of painstaking skill goes into creating a delicate and beautiful finished product to last generations. With these delicious 'embroidered' cookies you'd best enjoy the craftsmanship quickly as it may not last five minutes before it gets popped into your mouth!  Some of these works of art remind us of beautiful, traditional Eastern European folk dresses...what a talent!


Check out this fascinating video of how this artisan creates her beautiful embroidery designs in icing on cookies [and cakes!]

Our Editor speaks to The Union Tribune about wedding cake....grab a slice!

We love wedding cake and Editor Pamela Ann Noxon was happy to share her thoughts about this lovely (and delicious) tradition with the Union Tribune newspaper today. Check out some awesome Cake Bakers in our Resources section. 

 And thanks a bunch to  True Photography  for the gorgeous cake photo for the article!

 And thanks a bunch to True Photography for the gorgeous cake photo for the article!

You can taste lots of yummy wedding cake at the February 14 Wedding Party EXPO!

Bring your honey, your mom or your best friend to this exciting wedding fair, but get your tickets now.  

Henna cookies [and others] are the coolest most colorful thing for your wedding ever!

When we say we could just eat these up we're not kidding! Sugar Bea's Custom Cookies [baked and decorated by designer Caitlin who is just as cute as the cookies!] makes these Mehndi designed cookies and a whole more and she ships anywhere for your wedding!

Sugar Bea's cookies are a show stopper - they're yummy and cute!

Sugar Bea's cookies are a show stopper - they're yummy and cute!

check out these adorable floral sugar cookies in pink rose design!

check out these adorable floral sugar cookies in pink rose design!

so sweet!

so sweet!

this girl has some skills with icing and can match any wedding or event decor

this girl has some skills with icing and can match any wedding or event decor

Time to taste cake with Teresa Johnson wedding cake expert and baker extraordinaire

As the holidays approach be sure to save room for delicious desserts by Teresa Johnson, Wedding Cake Expert, Pastry Chef, Baker Extraordinaire and Yumminess Expert for the last few decades. Check out these beautiful [and tasty!] cakes and reach Teresa at 619-203-1603 to book a free cake tasting and design consultation and be prepared to be amazed!! 

Selecting your wedding cake is oh so important and you simply have to taste all the delicious flavors that Teresa {well known – and respected- as the head baker at Grove Pastry Shop for the past few decades} offers! You may have seen that the Lemon Grove location of Grove Pastry [home to this bakery for over 60 years!] is changing – but not to worry, Teresa’s cakes are just as incredible as always and now that she’s not behind the counter, Teresa says she is very excited to be able to give her full attention to all her wedding clients! 

Let everyone eat cake!

Did you know we have an awesome section on our site just for cake and dessert vendors like the amazing gluten-free 2good2b, Artistic Wedding cakes by the Grove, Kuba Kreations,  Jennywennycakes and more... check it out! 

Jennywennycakes does great cake!

Jennywennycakes does great cake!

  Artistic wedding cakes the the Grove

 Artistic wedding cakes the the Grove

2good2b gluten free delicious wedding cake    

2good2b gluten free delicious wedding cake    

Kuba Kreations

Kuba Kreations