Featured Vendor – Sweet Dreams Cakes

Sweet Dreams Wedding Cakes and Flowers offers custom cakes of exceptional quality as well as exquisite, full service floral design for all of life’s celebrations. Proudly serving Central California from the Sierras to the Coast for 20 years.

Designer & Baker “It is very gratifying to make people happy by doing something that I love to do.” – Laura Zabicki of Sweet Dreams Cakery

Sweet Dreams Cakery is owned and operated by Laura Zabicki.
Laura has always liked baking and decorating cakes.  Her desire to become a professional  baker and cake designer led her to obtain a degree in Food Systems Management from Eastern Michigan University.  After graduation, she held positions in Michigan, Northern Virginia, and San Diego.  Sweet Dreams Cakery was established in 1993, specializing in custom cakes and gourmet desserts for all of life’s celebrations. Sweet Dreams Cakery prides its self on baking everything from scratch. Using all natural, high quality ingredients to provide  deliciously moist desserts.
We offer a wide selection of elegant wedding cakes and specialty cakes for all of life’s celebrations.

SWEET DREAMS CAKES

Supreme Cake
This is the ultimate wedding cake. This outstanding confection consists of moist French vanilla or dark chocolate cake layered with tangy raspberry filling, two generous layers of chocolate mousse and a center layer of classic cheesecake.

Specialty Cakes
Specialty cakes are made from scratch using the finest ingredients. All cakes are frosted with a silky buttercream.

Toffee Bavarian Cream Cake
French vanilla or chocolate cake filled with toffee Bavarian cream and carmel sauce.

Raspberry or Strawberry Cream Cake
French vanilla cake filled with citrus Bavarian cream and either a tangy seedless raspberry coulis or fresh sliced strawberries.

Chocolate Mousse Cake
Moist chocolate cake filled with chocolate mousse and chocolate ganache.

German Chocolate
Moist chocolate cake filled with coconut pecan cream and chocolate ganache.

Lemon or Orange Cream Cake
French vanilla cake filled with rich citrus Bavarian cream and lemon or orange curd.

Carrot Cake
Moist carrot cake made with pineapple and walnuts filled with a toasted pecan cream and cream cheese buttercream.

Please note that any of the specialty flavors can be made “supreme” with the addition of a center cheese cake layer.

Custom Services

Rolled Fondant, Gold Leaf, Pleated Fondant Wrap, Chocolate Drip
Fondant Swag, Rosettes and Streamer, White or Dark Chocolate Curls, Rose Petal Decoupage, White Chocolate or Dark Chocolate Wrap, Sugared Fruit, Butter-Cream or Royal Icing Flowers,
Pastiage (sugar paste) Flowers, Bows, Swags, Basket Weave
Pulled, Blown and Casted Sugar Art.

“Sweet Dreams” will provide a boxed keepsake cake as a gift for the bride and groom.

Contact Sweet Dreams at: (559)-641-7606

About Premier Bride

Welcome to Premier Bride Fresno, the valley’s most complete wedding website to Central Valley brides! Our directory includes the best wedding professional in and around the Fresno, CA area for your wedding. We are proud to provide you with information for wedding locations, reception sites, caterers, DJ’s, bridal salons, decorators and wedding planners. We also cover Visalia, Clovis, Oakhurst, Madera, Tulare, Lemoore, Reedley, and Selma. Premier Bride, your local wedding resource.

Here we feature our wedding vendors to spotlight their services and specialties. Congratulations on your upcoming event – we wish you a lifetime of happiness, adventure and joy.

Premier Bride Featured Vendor – Fresno Event Group

Premier Bride Featured Vendor – Fresno Event Group

Fresno Event group is a full service event and design group that will take you from conception to presentation. They specialize in highly personalized event management, superb attention to detail and creativity. Their team knows how to throw the kind of event that will have people raving.

Simple or elaborate, Fresno Event Group can help you stay within your budget. They pull out all the stops to take your event from ordinary to extraordinary.

  • Weddings
  • Corporate Events
  • Golf Tournamnets
  • Motorcycle Rallies
  • Social Events
  • Fundraisers
  • and much more!

Whether you are wanting help from start to finish or something in between, they are ready to take the weight of planning off your shoulders.

Pricing

Because each event is unique and special, pricing is based individually. Call Fresno Event Group for a one-hour consultation free of charge. They can then help design your vision within your budget.

The most important element in determining the quality of your event is EXPERIENCE!

Barbara Tanimoto – barb@fresnoeventgroup.com

Barbara is the hub of Fresno Event Group and the “go to girl” to make it happen. Prior to launching Fresno Event Group, Barbara was involved with many charitable organizations. With over 15 years of non-profit fundraising she directed and managed numerous corporate events, fundraising luncheons, black tie galas, golf tournaments, charity walks, motorcycle rallies, small intimate parties and grand soirees.

Her passion is to create the most gorgeous event and make it a reality that is enjoyable, exciting and stress-free for her clients. She has built a team of highly respected individuals to be a part of Fresno Event Group. Exceptional management experience, multi-tasking several demanding projects at once and getting it done on time and on budget is what she does best. If you think it, she will create it.

  • Annual Bob Powers Invitational Golf Classic – Central Coast
  • Annual Anlin Windows Charity Golf Tournament – Fresno
  • Annual Realtors Golf Tournament – Central Coast
  • Annual Black Tie Gala for National Charity
  • Coordinator for National Charity involvement in Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
  • Creator of Motorcycle Rally for National Charity
  • Director of National Charity Walks for multiple non-profit organizations
  • Gala event planner for local Art Museum
  • Organized Tournament of Dreams for National Charity
  • Produced numerous corporate luncheons and donor recognition dinners

Cindy Bergthold – cindy@fresnoeventgroup.com

Cindy was born and raised right here in Fresno. She is in charge of materials, supplies, and anything else it takes to keep the job running smooth and, of course, whatever Barb tells her to do! Her love of design and color is a passion that she has kept for family and friends, until now.

Ed Bergthold – ed@fresnoeventgroup.com

Local boy done good! Ed was born in Reedley, CA and has lived in the valley his entire life. He served in our armed forces and is retired from the military. Ed is a licensed contractor and builds our sets or special pieces as needed. He also specializes in photography, graphic arts, layout and printing. He does invitations, menus, flyers or whatever you can dream up. Thanks Ed!

Ronnie

Designer Extraordinaire! Need we say more? Ronnie has 23 years of experience in the design world & we are excited to have his talent on board.

TOP TIPS & WEDDING PLANNING ADVICE

Bands
Personalize the entertainment – give some script ideas to the band leader.  Note funny and meaningful facts about your courtship and members of family or close friends – and ask for the band to squeeze these comments in between songs.

Bar time
Stop serving alcohol one-half hour to an hour before the end of the reception, to limit guests from drinking too much before driving home. If you have big drinkers in your crowd, try to plan accordingly, by offering end-of-the-night transportation, or having your reception at a hotel where your guests can rent rooms.

Beauty
Make sure you’re comfortable with the hair stylist you choose.  Be sure to take along any veil or head pieces as well as a picture of the dress to give them an idea of what they are working with.  Trial hair runs are a must!

Bridal Shows
Temporarily rent a PO Box for all of the wedding related material, including free drawings and giveaway information, to come to. After the wedding you simply cancel the PO Box. (GREAT idea to do with e-mail as well!)

Cakes
Add even more meaning to the cake moment by personally serving a piece to one another’s parents after you’ve fed each other. Your parents will be honored!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ceremony
It is not written in stone that your wedding ceremony has to take place between ten and two. Think about having an evening wedding by doing the photos first and therefore not making your guests wait around for the shin dig to re-start between the ceremony and dinner.

DJ’s
DJ’s can switch up the music for cocktail time and reception. What mood do you want to create?

Etiquette
Flower girls and ring bearers should be between four and eight years of age.  While a two-year old may be really cute, this tiny person is not predictable. Go for adorable, sentimental, and age appropriate.

Flowers
For a calm and earthy mood, create centerpieces using green plants.  Match up fragrant, flowering herbs, such as basil and oregano, with variegated leaves and wild flowers.

Gifts & Registry
If you already have most of the everyday ware, think of registering at specialty stores – art galleries, hardware or luggage stores, or even travel agencies!

Gowns
As emotional as you are, don’t let sales persons or well-meaning family and friends talk you into a dress you have doubts about.  Pay attention to the moment that you felt a tingle, a sparkle…the instant you saw the dress in the mirror

Honeymoon
Are you doing most of the wedding planning? How about putting your groom in charge of the honeymoon details?  Lots of guys like to plan the honeymoon because this is where they get to be adventurous and romantic.  Brides, give him a few “dreamy locations” and a couple of “absolutely-not’s,” and let him surprise you!

Invitations
Get creative with your invitations! Try box-style invitations with mini objects illustrating your theme inside or try wrapping your invitations in monogrammed paper. This will serve as the first impression, make it spectacular!

Music
Whether you hire a DJ or a band or burn your own music, choreograph your first dance and make sure it’s part of the play list.

Personalized Ideas
Consider making photo books with old photos of you and your friends.  Spend some time thinking of all the things you’ve been through and give these cherished, personalized gifts to your maid of honor and best man.

Photography
Have supplies for a wedding scrap book on hand at your reception so your guests can take Polaroid’s AND create pages for your book on site. What fun for the guests to create and for you to enjoy afterwards!

Pre-Wedding / Engagement
A good test for a photographer is the engagement photo.  Pay attention to the way he/she communicates and whether or not you are handled in a relaxed but professional manner.  Is this person willing to work with you?  Do you love the results?  Is the customer service excellent?  Don’t sign up for the package deal untilyou’ve seen the end result.

Reception
Create a memorable, take-home token for your guests and set up digital photo booths during the cocktail hour.  Have the memory card processed at a nearby one-hour shop and present the guests with a framed photo.

Transportation
After booking your luxury limo for your wedding date, strategically plan out times, stop-off’s and routes.  Consider transporting other guests if you have gaps in times or layovers.

Videographer
Entertain your guests with a brief, after-dinner creative flick that’s more than just snapshots of you and your honey in diapers. Arrange to have your videographer do tongue-in-cheek interviews with close friends and family.

Premier Bride’s Cake Dive Live & Wedding Feud Event

Written by: Anne Driscoll for Premier Bride

Cake Dive Live!

To get into the spirit of our upcoming bridal show (Sunday, August 21st from 10:00-4:00) and getting a chance to spend some quality time with our Brides-To-Be, Premier Bride decided to have a little fun. We invited our friends Clayton Clark from KMPH26, Oh So Swank, Sweet Dreams Cakes and Flowers, and FresnoDJ.com  to join the party and we held a Cake Dive Live and Wedding Feud event!

We put out the invitation to our Facebook friends looking for adventurous brides-to-be and we received a wonderful response. We drew names to find our contestants and Chelsea , Brandi and Alyssa were our lucky brides! Click on the link below to view the taped segment.

Cake Dive Segment

As you can see we had a lot of fun! Special thanks to our wedding vendor partners who donated the prize packages.

(Our Premier Brides: Alyssa, Brandi and Chelsea after diving into the cake!)

Prize Package #1:

Haro Entertainment, www.haroent.com – 100 picture photo montage (value), Make Up by Dara, www.makeupbydarac.com – Bridal Package, includes on-location trial-run and day-of airbrush makeup for the bride (value $140) and Premier Bride Showplace, www.BrideShowPlace.com – 2 tickets to Premier Bride Showplace, Sunday, August 21, 2011 (value $20)

Prize Package #2:

Creative Chair Covers, www.creativechaircoverings.com – Backdrop, up to 30 ft with twinkle lighting in white or ivory (value $400) and Premier Bride Showplace, www.BrideShowPlace.com – 2 tickets to Premier Bride Showplace, Sunday, August 21, 2011 (value $20)

Prize Package #3:

The Pantages Company, www.thepantagescompany.com – 3 Hours of Miscellaneous event support such as, pick up/return of rental items or other event related errands (value $105) OR Set up of up/break down of up to 10 tables and 100 chairs for their choice of the wedding reception, rehearsal dinner or bridal shower (value $110), Wonder Valley Ranch Resort, www.wondervalleyweddings.com – Romance Package which includes dinner, horse-drawn carriage ride with champagne (or cider) and overnight accommodations (value $250) and Premier Bride Showplace, www.BrideShowPlace.com – 2 tickets to Premier Bride Showplace, Sunday, August 21, 2011 (value $20)

Wedding Feud!

After handing out the prizes, we moved onto our next game-Wedding Feud! Our brides-to-be Chelsea and Megan went head to head (with help from our lovely Premier Bride’s Perfect Dress staff) in a heated wedding feud. Click on the link below to view the action!

Wedding Feud Segment

Although Chelsea’s team gave it their best, Megan’s team ultimately won the challenge. Megan won the Flemings Steak House Prize. Both brides received tickets to the Sunday, August 21st Premier Bride Showplace.

Prize Package #1: Flemings, www.flemingssteakhouse.com/Fresno – Gift Certificate to Flemings ($100 value)

Prize Package #2: The Spectrum, www.spectrumdayspa.com – Skincare set (value $126)

Overall we had a great morning & we thank all of our vendor partners and brides-to-be who participated. See you at the show!

Special thanks to Clayton Clark of KMPH26 for being an AMAZING game show host.

Thank you to Amber for being our beautiful bridal Vanna.

Photos provided by Anne Driscoll of Build Media Marketing.