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Sweet Cheeks Baking Company

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Sweet Cheeks Baking Company, located in San Diego, California since 2007, is a renowned bakery that offers custom treats for weddings, among other special events. Elaine and her team of talented bakers & artists strive to bring fun and high-quality service to every event. The team realizes that a wedding cake is one of the most photographed items at any wedding event, so they work to make each cake as beautiful as possible, using the best ingredients to create delicious cakes with flair.

Experience - About the Founders

Sweet Cheeks Baking Co's creations have been featured multiple times on Food Network and TLC (and won Food Network's Cupcake Wars!) Elaine is also a wine educator & Certified Sommelier and graduate of the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, while Donna served for 10 years as a chef for Presidents Clinton and Bush. Today, the team provides nearly 400 wedding cakes and dessert buffets to clients each year.

Services Offered

Other than wedding cakes, Sweet Cheeks Baking Company offers a number of custom-designed desserts for events, including specialty cookies (monogram cookies and photo cookies too!), cupcakes, grooms' cakes & partner's cakes, mini pies, and dessert buffets. Dessert items can also be provided for those with dietary restrictions, including gluten-free, nut-free, lactose-free and vegan options. Other services provided by Sweet Cheeks include:

  • Consultations
  • Private tastings
  • Delivery
  • Set up

Pricing averages $9-11/guest

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for wedding cakes with buttercream frosting (per slice, without tax)?


What is the starting price for fondant wedding cakes (per slice, without tax)?


What is the starting price for cupcakes (per cupcake, without tax)?


What services do your prices include?

Custom Cake Design

What types of desserts do you provide?

Cake Pops
Dessert Buffet
Groom's Cake

What services do you provide?

Custom Design
Tastings - Private

What cake items do you provide?

Cake Stands
Cake Toppers

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Nut Free

What special ingredients do you use?

Fresh Fruit

Are you licensed by the state health department?


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    Gracie J. Married on 12/18/2021
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    Highly recommend Sweet Cheeks!

    Sweet Cheeks did a fantastic job with our cake and assorted cupcakes. The cake looked amazing and all of the flavors were delicious. We loved being able to have a variety of flavors for guests to choose from. They also made us monogramed cookies as our wedding favor. Those were a hit! Our wedding was postponed twice due to covid. The team at Sweet Cheeks was flexible and responsive throughout the process and postponements. I highly recommend Sweet Cheeks!

    Sweet Cheeks Baking Company's reply:

    Awwww, thank you for the kind words about your wedding cake & cookies, Gracie! You & Dan picked delicious flavors - the Lemon Berry and Signature Wedding Cake are the most popular lately. I got to set up your cake, cupcakes, & cookies myself at RBI, so I remember the day well. Wishing you two all the wonderful years of marriage, love & health together!
    - Elaine
  • Kristin
    Kristin S. Married on 11/20/2021
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    The Sweet Cheeks Bakery team provided our wedding guests with scrumptious cupcakes! We had a simple, single tiered cake to ourselves. Our cake flavor was Smashing Pumpkin, and our cupcakes were Smashing Pumpkin, Fresh Lemon Berry, and Triple Chocolate Darkness.The cake itself was a perfect blend of pumpkin and cream cheese; it was so delicious! As for the cupcakes, our guests kept going back for more!

    Because of the pandemic, our cake tasting involved us picking up the samples and trying them at home. The process was easy and Candace was super welcoming when I arrived. We also decided to rent cupcake stands through Sweet Cheeks. The team was great about providing options for us to choose from.

    After our wedding, we returned all the rented stands at the bakery. Our dog was waiting in the car, and Elaine came out to say hi to us and our dog, and we chatted about our wedding. It was so nice of her to come out and see how our day went!

    We would definitely order from Sweet Cheeks Bakery again!

    Sweet Cheeks Baking Company's reply:

    Oh my gosh, Kristin, I somehow missed seeing your lovely review - THANK YOU! Yes, was super fun to get to talk with you guys afterwards and meet your pup... We are huge dog fans here! The Smashing Pumpkin is SOOOO good, I'm so happy it made your day extra delicious! We look forward to hearing from you again for a future fun party.
    - Elaine
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    Simone P. Married on 08/21/2021
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    Our cake was absolutely stunning and everything we had hoped for! Besides getting married the thing I looked most forward to one our wedding day was the cake! I had been dreaming/thinking about it since we had our tasting! All of our guests raved about how delicious the cake was. I would highly recommend getting your wedding cake from here not only are they beautiful but the taste is amazing and will leave your guests talking about it.

    Sweet Cheeks Baking Company's reply:

    Wow Simone, we're so happy to hear this and so appreciative that you took the time to write such a wonderful 5* review for us! I got to deliver your cake myself that day, and it really feels good to know you loved it.
    You chose some of the best flavors: Triple Chocolate, Marbled with Love, and Tiramisu are all popular and delicious!
    We hope to create something for you & Kyle again in the future, please stay in touch.
    -Elaine, AKA "The Right Cheek"


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Chef Jeff Lewis
Chef Jeff Lewis
Executive Chef & Flavor Master

Raised in his mom’s bakery, Jeff has years of hidden skills and ideas within his repertoire of baking knowledge. Hoping to see more of the world outside his native Pennsylvania, he trained and spent 20 years working as a mechanic in the United States Air Force.

Now retired from the military, he is our Executive Chef & Chief Flavor Master - lucky for us! He steps into every job with enthusiasm and ideas – OH, how valuable that is, finding solutions with the COOLEST methods of baking greatness! He creates delicious fun, whether he’s force-feeding us new cookie recipes (Oh the pressure!), suggesting more efficient methods for decorating, torching mini lemon meringue pies, or wowing us with his dancing skills in the kitchen.

Kayla Kranz
Kayla Kranz
Manager & Queen of Logistics

Kayla has been running the bakery office for many years and is loved by our clients for good reason. Known for her incredibly CALM demeanor on the phone, even with telemarketers, Kayla keeps the office under control daily.

She is also our wonderful Logistics Specialist. Using her ability to source bizarre cookie cutters or figure out ANYTHING technical when none of us cake-brains has a clue. She is our 2nd Cheek in Command and the perfect brain for all random questions.

She is also our “House Vegan. Taste-Tester”

Noel Conklin
Noel Conklin
Baker & Cake Tasting King

Bring it on, PA! Wow, another Philly-bred baker, Noel is now our 3rd! He has so much talent, so much varied Food & Music experience, and the perfect smarmy humor to keep us all laughing… He’s toured the country as a bassist in numerous bands (we’ve even gotten to see him perform live here in San Diego!)

Noel bakes all of our cheesecakes & breakfast breads, makes that incredible Italian buttercream, and puts together all of your wedding cake tastings.

But Noel’s true loves really shine when he talks about his fantastic wife Kate, his Award-Winning BBQ Team, and of course his memorable upbringing by his wonderful baking-genius of a mom (AKA “Franny”) - known for her pies, cakes, and custard cream puffs that they baked together since he was a little boy. We adore you, Noel, and we are proud that you represent us both as a baker and on our wholesale deliveries!

Professional Network & Endorsements

54 Endorsements
Spotlight Studios Spotlight Studios Wedding Photographers

Such delicious cakes!! Super beautiful creations you will love! Very professional team as well!

Events Inspired Events Inspired Wedding Planners

We absolutely LOVE working with the Sweet Cheeks team! Their cakes + desserts are not only extremely delicious, but the presentation is wonderful as well. Our clients are always so impressed with how great their dessert table turns out. Since they also also offer cake stands, trays, and platters to rent it makes it that much easier for the client. Communication prior to event is great, and they always deliver on-time the day of events.

Mobile Beauty Team Mobile Beauty Team Wedding Hair & Makeup

Our brides in San Diego have used this company many times and the cakes that come out of here are AMAZING! Great customer service too!

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4564 Alvarado Canyon Road Suite A, Suite A San Diego, California, 92120

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