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Chocolate Ornament Workshop 12.15.15

Ayres Hotel and Sweet Art be inspired present:
Chocolate Ornament Workshop with Susanne Michel, Sweet Art be inspired at the Ayres Hotel Costa Mesa                              Tuesday December 15th
IMG_6588Come to a fun and inspiring               Chocolate Ornament Workshop 
at the festive decorated Ayres Hotel in Costa Mesa. Enjoy a glass of Mulled Wine or Hot Cider and Appetizers as you learn how to work with and "temper" the best chocolate "Couverture". So you you can craft beautiful and festive, personalized Christmas Ornaments yourself. You can use them as table favors or gifts, matching your decor to "WOW" your guests and family. I will also teach you how to create a Chocolate box, you can use to fill with truffles or other sweets.
As introductory offer with one ticket purchased, you can bring one friend free of charge.

DATE: Tuesday December 15th at 6:30pm
Place: Ayres Hotel, Costa Mesa 
Room: Sweet Art living room 
Cost: 99.00 includes, Beverage, Appetizers, teaching and 2 Favors to take home.As introductory offer with one ticket purchased, you can bring one friend free of charge.

Make your reservation by December 12th 2015 spaces are limited
Please call Susanne at Sweet art to reserve your spot. Or email [email protected]

Looking forward to spend a fun evening with you!





Coming Up… Kids & Adult Workshops for the holiday season at Ayres Hotel

Coming up soon…..  Kids and Adult Workshop for the Holiday Season.  SWEET ART  Be inspired will be at Ayres Hotel

103-0319_IMG So excited to announce Sweet Art be inspired and Ayres Hotel will be collaborating.

We will be putting on a “Chocolate  Workshop” for Adults and “Santa’s Bake shop” for kids in December. We will announce the dates and details and how to reserve and purchase your tickets here.  Or please call 949.677.7994

Also starting in the NEW YEAR. We will put on beautiful High Teas at the Ayres Hotel in Costa Mesa. Come with your Girlfriends, Mom, Sister or Grandma and let yourself be pampered with tasty tea sandwiches, delectable sweets, scrumptious scones. and special take home favors. All accompanied by beautiful music at  the warm and elegant Sweet Art LIVING ROOM at the Ayres Hotel. It makes a great Christmas gift celebrating your friendships and family.

Please call to purchase a Tickets, which you will be able to use for any date next year. Look for the dates being announced on this site. Or call for details 949.677.7994



One of the newer Trends “Naked Cakes”

One of the newer  Trends are “Naked cakes”. They are just filled cakes, which are not masked or coated, and look a little like ” back in the good Ole days….” having the organic look. Bringing back a little Nostalgia, to Mom’s simple cakes. Back to get a feel of “the simple life”.
They actually look really great decorated with fresh fruit, surrounded by an assortment of Mini pastries, Chocolate covered Strawberries, french Macaroons and  Mini Cupcakes, here displayed on a Bakers rack.
It just makes it all look so authentic, and just like home made, getting a touch of the eclectic, with the set up, on a  variety of stands.
You can find different stands from friends and family and get a fun collection, and finish it with  little hand written chalk board labels.
Or we can design it ALL and bring in the stands, along side with all the dessert and the “Naked Cake”. And we will set it ALL up for you and you don’t have to worry a bit. Just enjoy “the simpler life”.

Celebrating a special Birthday

Celebrating a very SPECIAL BIRTHDAY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I had the honor to create a special cake for my Pastor Mike’s Birthday. He and his wife Janiece have been a big part of my connection to come to America to learn English as second language. They knew and were friends with my pastor Martin and Georgia Buehlmann from Switzerland. I came back later through a professional exchange program, then got my green card and in the meanwhile, I  am a proud American Citizen. MIke and Janiece have been so supportive in my journey and I felt honored and it was so special I got to create something amazing for his BIG DAY and celebrate with friends and family.


Mike’s Wife Janiece

image(7)Michelle and me


The Cake tells your Love Story



Photo Credit Closer to Love Photography

May i introduce you to Kalyse and Josh, one of the couples who just came in to pick up their Anniversary cake, to CELEBRATE their one year of marriage.They both had a big smile and their faces and I could tell they are happy- it just showed. It inspired me to ask “would you share your love story…..”


                                                                                                                                                       It took me back to the beautiful Sweet table and cake we designed for their Wedding reception. I got to meet Kalyse’s Mom and her sisters and its always such a privilege and pleasure to help design and be part of a couples biggest day together. Often i get to hear couple’s stories how they met and what they walked through.  Even the cake is just a small part of an expression of that couple’s love story, it’s for most couples a very important, sweet and artistic part of who they are.
And so looking at a cake I often wonder what is the love story behind the cake….
So when Kalyse shared her beautiful email with me about the cake, and i saw their beaming faces, i knew i was going to ask if i could feature them on my NEW BLOG SWEET ART “be INSPIRED”          THE CAKE tells your LOVE STORY and the answer was, “Yes!”It brought a smile on my face….




                                                                                                                                                                                                         Kalyse’s   email to Sweet Art:
Thank you so much for everything you did on our wedding day and our anniversary cake! I’ll send you our story sometime this week.

    Kalyse Mello


        And here we go…….

                                    Kalyse  shares their beautiful love story……….

Josh and I met about 6 years ago through a mutual friend in college.  My roommate asked me if I wanted to study with some of her friends, so I joined them and ended up meeting Josh that night.  We definitely did more talking than studying.  After that initial conversation, we talked all throughout the summer.  School started again, and we began hanging out together with our friends.  A couple months into school, Josh asked me out on our first date.  He took me to the Huntington Library in Pasadena where we spent the afternoon looking at gardens and art.  It was such a beautiful day!  Josh and I spent many date nights going to Disneyland and eating Mexican food.

Four years later, I had just finished the first semester of my Master’s program and Josh wanted to celebrate.  So he took me out to one of my favorite restaurants.  Josh knows how much I love Christmas so after dinner we went to look at Christmas lights.  While admiring the beautiful houses, Josh started to tell me how much he loved me and got down on one knee to ask me to be his wife.  Of course, I said, “YES!”.  We had a beautiful wedding that was absolutely perfect with our friends and family surrounding us.  It is definitely a day we will never forget!  We are each others best friends, and I am so happy that we are husband and wife. Now, we have been married over a year, loving every minute of all the adventures we have had, and look forward to the many more to come!
Thank you for sharing…
Wishing you Kalyse and Josh all the Happiness in the world, it was
a joy to be part of the creation of your Wedding day!

Elegant Simplicity

Love this cake…. in its elegant SIMPLICITY;  it’s the modern way to go. Clean lines, the modern touch in teal blue fondant, with a few streaks of gold, which makes it artsy. The antique gold leaves around the bottom- hand made, gold brushed, brings the elegance to the cake. It just makes a Statement in its Simplicity.
  …you can create it for Christmas or someone’s Birthday, as i created this for my friend Bianca’s Birthday.
You can to do it yourself ….!  Come out and learn something NEW,  have fun being creative….check out the new creative Workshops which are starting soon…
 You will find the  schedule on the “Sweet Art Entertaining” link  on this website.
Looking forward to meeting you soon