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***NOTE TO POTENTIAL CLIENTS: After 16 beautiful years, we have decided to retire the business. We wish you WONDERFUL choices in your wedding & future marriage and thank you for all the love & support we've gotten all these years!

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

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What services do your prices include?

Custom Cake Design

What types of desserts do you provide?

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

What special ingredients do you use?

Fresh Fruit

Are you licensed by the state health department?

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Elizabeth B. Married on 07/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

perfect, delicious wedding cake!

Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. has the best cake I have ever tasted in my life! My wife Karli and I are so happy that we got our cake with them. They were really easy to communicate with throughout our planning process. Sweet Cheeks adapted their tasting during COVID to a take-home tasting box, and I loved the experience. We ended up choosing a strawberry champagne flavored cake, along with a vanilla cake that had fresh berries and lemon curd. We loved it so much, we ordered another tier to eat after our wedding, too. I highly recommend this bakery for any event / wedding!
Carey K. Married on 06/18/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding cake of my dreams!!!

For my wedding, I was blessed with an INCREDIBLE, MAGNIFICENT, FANTASTIC, BEAUTIFUL experience of working with Elaine from Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.!!! Elaine just GOT ME! I swear, in another life, me and her were sisters! She got my sense of humor as well as my vision! I gave her a rough idea of my hopes and dreams in cake form, and she put into reality (with her extraordinary team of bakers and artists) the wedding cake of my dreams! Elaine provided drawings and pictures and the funniest emails EVER to really make sure I was confident in what they would create! And boy oh boy did they deliver! They also allowed me to rent a gorgeous cake stand that matched the cake style perfectly, and safely delivered and setup the cake (or delicious artistic masterpiece, I should say) to absolute perfection!! When I saw the cake, I was over the moon! I didn't have to compromise in the slightest, it was EVERYTHING, and then some! Elaine... I LOVE YOU and your team! Thank you for all you did for me and Adam! We are so lucky we had Sweet Cheeks as part of our wedding! HUGS!!!! xoxo
Also…. I almost forgot to mention, we had the Triple Chocolate and the Fresh Lemon Berry cake! Both were very loved by our guests and we purchased for 124 attendees (which was or original guest count, but only 105 ended up coming). The only thing I would change would be actually getting some cake! Other than the bite we got for the cutting, Adam and I didn’t get any cake! I guess the guests loved it so much they ate it all!!! Lol
Gracie J. Married on 12/18/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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!
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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”

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Michael Ardizzone
The Geek Cheek

Thank HEAVENS for this savior of computer issues & nonfunctioning equipment! My husband Michael can learn how to fix, build, and kickstart almost anything, and what a blessing to have him part of our team over the years.

Cake businesses require a lot more maintenance than just baking & decorating; think refrigeration, computer servers, printers, and sanity - ALL need maintenance... Thank you, my dearest, for always being the one to step in when lousy cards are dealt!

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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