So Cal So Sweet

Sweet and Saucy Shop [1]

…… and Saucy.

I was in Southern California a week ago and finally got to visit Melody of My Sweet and Saucy [2]. Well, that was her blog name back before she became a superstar cake decorating, bakery owning machine. Now she has two Sweet and Saucy Shops and she’s in the construction stage of a third.

Melody of Sweet and Saucy [3]

Hi Melody. You are a doll.

I first “met” Melody when she would leave sweet comments here on the blog way back in the beginning and it’s been a blast watching all of her success.

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She’s super-talented and so is her staff… including her sweet little helper Blake.

And their wedding cake designs are just gorgeous, modern and sing Melody.

Sweet and Saucy Shop Mini Desserts [5]

But what I love most is her love for mini desserts. Little pies and mini tarts, macarons, cupcakes and cake pops, too.

Sweet and Saucy Shop [6]

The desserts are all displayed on beautiful cake stands like these. So cute. And so are the cupcakes. ; )

If you stop by, make sure you get a mini pie… Oh my. Get any flavor and have them warm it up for you. You won’t regret it.

The S’mores cupcake shouldn’t be missed either. Heck, just get a whole plate of petite treats.

We did. Thank you Melody.

Sweet and Saucy [7]

Yeah, I didn’t eat this all myself. I had help. Jenny of Picky Palate [8], Amanda of Kevin and Amanda [9] and I went on a quick sweets tour to a few places in Jenny’s neck of the woods before we headed out to a food blogging conference. Prep work.

Cake Stands at Sweet and Saucy [10]

Oh yeah, you can also rent or buy these beautiful cake stands from Melody’s shop. I wanted the whole table.

Okay, the whole bakery.

Sweet & Saucy Website [11]

Sweet & Saucy Stands [12]

Newport Beach, CA

'lette macarons [13]

Not far from Melody is ‘lette.

Macarons. Macarons. Macarons.

'lette macarons [14]

Okay. Will do.

'lette macarons [15]

Here’s the sampler pack I picked up for a next day treat. I say sampler pack because it sounds less like I’m eating so many.

They didn’t make it that long though before I had to dive in.

'lette macarons [16]

I’m always drawn to these little bites of perfection and their beautiful colors, but I haven’t found a flavor that beats out chocolate for me. Always my favorite.

‘lette Macarons Website [17]

Fashion Island, Newport Beach

Wonderland [18]

Jenny also took us to a little place called Wonderland. Such a perfect name for this sweet shop. So much eye candy.

Cupcake Stuff [19]\

And tons of cupcake gifts. Ornaments, mugs, and yes bandaids.

Wonderland Cupcakes [20]

And what a cute curved cupcake case set atop a sparkling glittery floor. Magical.

We didn’t pick up any cupcakes here though. Instead we had a couple of cookies.

Just two. Sandwiched between a tiny bit of buttercream… Ummm… that they will warm up for you!

Wonderland Cookie Sandwich [21]

And just for reference, I asked Amanda to hold it up for you.

See … tiny. Like Big Mac tiny. Help.

P.S. You can mix and match the cookies. We had Peanut Butter Chunk and Raspberry Dream. Yum!

Wonderland Bakery Website [22]

Newport Beach, CA


Truly Madly Sweetly Cupcakes [23]

Truly Madly Sweetly. We stumbled on this cupcake shop by accident when we arrived for the conference.

Truly Madly Sweetly Cupcakes [24]

It was at a mall that we were “accidentally” shopping at with Maria of Two Peas and Their Pod [25] ; ) and it was a sweet surprise.

Great cupcakes. Great frosting. We decided the chocolate cupcakes were our faves. Go figure.

Food Photos [26]

That’s once we finally finished photographing them. And when I finished photographing them photographing them. We have a problem. A big sweet problem.

Truly Madly Sweetly  [27]

Temecula, CA


Oh and next time I’m in Jenny’s area I want to try Sprinkles Ice Cream [28] in Newport Beach or even the one in Beverly Hills. They have red velvet waffle cones. Oh yes they do! The Newport Beach location just opened, but the line was Ridiculous!!! Even for me. I’m also told I need to check out B. Candy [29] and Confexion Cupcakes [30]. Any other recommendations?


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