A Word From E: Cakes that Take the Cake!

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As the owner of Sweet E’s I am amazed every day at the incredible work that comes out of our kitchen.  I am so excited to be able to share some of my favorite orders with you! We have had the great pleasure of making some really cool cakes.  Here are some of my favorites.

28 foot Lasagna Cake

It’s not every day that we get asked to create a 28 foot long lasagna cake for the grand opening of the Santa Monica Place Mall.  I am a major pasta person so when designing this cake I pictured a mouth watering, super cheesy, piping hot lasanga!

train cake 2 This 5 foot train cake was so much fun to create! What’s better then a train that’s transporting chocolate rocks, cake pops, & chocolate covered oreos.  Now that is my kind of transportation.

Dog Cake

I surprised my husband at our wedding rehearsal dinner with this Groom’s cake.  This life size replica of our dogs Cody & Luna was truly a masterpiece! And Cody is still eating my shoes.

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This was a cake that we designed for our new store called Dessert.  I don’t think we could have created a cake more fitting.

DSC_0921 I know we have posted this cake a bunch already, but it’s worth spotlighting one more time.  This is the cake we made for Fergie’s baby shower.  For sure the coolest topsy turvey cake we have done to date!

To see more of our amazing cake designs check out our cake gallery here!

XOXO

E

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Lillian Loves: Back To School!

Okay, okay so it’s almost October everyone has already been in school for a month or so. But what can I say? I’ve always been a fan of the snooze button. Which is why getting back in the school groove was always a bit of an adjustment for me. So! Here I am with some ideas on how to ease back into the scholarly season. Or at least make it more fun. First thing is first: TREATS.

Need a teacher gift? Planning a study party? Or maybe you owe yourself a treat because you made it to all your classes on time today! Whatever the reason- we've got you covered on back-to-school treats.

Need a teacher gift? Planning a study party? Or maybe you want to do something nice for yourself because you made it to all your classes on time today.  Whatever the reason, we’ve got you covered on back-to-school sweets. Shown above: our Back-to-School Cupcake Package and our Apple Cake Pops!

Did you know that dark chocolate helps boost your memory? While studying snack on our Dark Chocolate Cake Pops, Espresso Cupcakes, or Dark Chocolate covered pretzels! Bring them to a study group!

Did you know that dark chocolate helps boost your memory? Really! While studying, may I suggest you snack on our Dark Chocolate Cake PopsChocolate Expresso Cupcakes, or Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzels? Just because it’s brain food doesn’t mean it can’t be delicious. Bring some to a study group! Just be sure to share. You don’t want a sugar rush while you’re stuck in the library, trust me, I know.

Another idea that DOESN’T involve sweets (sorry) on how to make returning to school more fun is crafting your supplies. Here are some fun DIYs! Because why shouldn’t you have a glittery stapler or fun text book covers?

Message Board by Gurl.com

Glitter Stapler by Pitter and Glink

Pencil Vase by Love of Family and Home

Notebook Cover by Sophie’s World

Acorn Pencil Toppers by Red Ted Art

Custom Pencils by No Time for Flash Cards

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My Desk Is a Diesel: A Typical Day at the Office

That's my ride!

That’s my ride!

A lot of my adoring fans ask me how I get prepared for shifts on the truck. They ask me all the time, “Chloe, how do you prepare for shifts on the truck?” I love when people ask me this, because I get to expose them to all the work that goes into it. It’s almost like that Warner Brothers tour, except a lot less fake buildings and this is far more interesting.

First of all, the one thing I want to convey is that I prepare for a truck run just like any NFL player would prepare for a game: lots of focus exercises, jumping jacks and protein/carb loading. When I put on my “trucker hat” (not an actual hat), I become a Cupcake Ninja. A Brownie Warrior. A Cookie Viking. While I wish all of those examples had alliteration, my main point is that I take this seriously.

On the day of a run, I start it like many other people: breakfast. I have a simple and delicious meal of a Pumpkin Spice cupcake and Snickerdoodle cookie. This is a great way to get my metabolism moving and add some pep in my step. Then I do twenty-three jumping jacks.

After breakfast, I like to do visualization exercises. I’ll visualize the following things: loading up the truck, getting to the event safely and without ANY traffic, the truck looking stunning and sassy, and then selling a million treats to wonderful patrons. I’m a huge believer in meditation, positive thinking and visualizations, and if you do some research, you’ll find some of the best athletes also follow this belief. Go on, Google it!

After pumping some mental iron, I run a quick 12 to 20 miles followed by a high-protein snack: Peanut Butter Bliss Bar. What a treat, folks. Around this time of the day I check my emails, confirm upcoming events, and catch up on other administrative tasks. Also, I have lunch. I like to keep this small with just a few Stuffed Cookies. My favorite is Twix, but I also love the Reese’s and Oreo varieties. I grab my backpack, a Fruity Pebble Treat and head to work.

While on my way there, I listen to “Stronger” by Kelly Clarkson on repeat.  Just for fun. Once at the shop, I quickly eat a Chocolate Chip Brownie and load up the truck with all my delicious cargo for the night. My average commute for a run fluctuates anywhere from about thirty minutes to eternity. Once I fight my way through traffic and miraculously arrive at my destination, I set up the truck to make it look like it did on its wedding day: flawless, radiant and pure. Before officially opening up doors, I have a pre-game ritual of 38 push-ups, 3 cake pops and a good heart-to-heart between the truck and me. There are usually tears at this point.

End of a long day.

End of a long day.

Then it’s all a blur. What happens during the shift is anyone’s guess, but I promise you, a lot of smiles and giggles are had. After a shift, I make sure to do something nice for myself, such as treating myself to a Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownie. But only if I’ve been good. (wink)

That’s a little window into my daily routine at work. It really is just like a professional football player. The next time you see me out, be sure to keep me in line and ask me if I did my push-ups or ate my morning cookie and cupcake!

What about you? What are your work rituals and how can you add more sweets into it? I’m always taking new suggestions!

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