Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sylvia Weinstock, "Queen of Cakes" Event!

Chic Sweets had the honor of providing a candy/dessert table for the Sylvia Weinstock, "Queen of Cakes" luncheon at the beautiful Renaissance Tampa Plaza. Sylvia was a featured guest for Florida West Coast NACE!

Sylvia shared her career highlights, including her famous clients (Ivanka Trump, Cathrine Zeta Jones & Michael Douglas, etc.), and becoming top in her industry.

Sylvia took plenty of questions from the audience, giving us some insights into she got her start, how she has established her business and brand (those trademark glasses), and how she has maintained her business for years!

FWNACE Members that helped to contribute to making a great event!
BBJ Linen
Botanica Showorks
Events Room Service
Grand Dames Car Service
Café Al La Carte
Capital Grille
Paper Presence
Click Marketing Group
Dj Felix
Catering by the Family
Bay Stage Lighting
Grant Hemond and Associates

Friday, September 25, 2009

Gasparilla International Film Festival

Some of Tampa's best and brightest artists showcased their latest works at The Ritz in Ybor for a silent auction. Many other great prizes, including a trip to Puerto Vallerta, Mexico, were auctioned and raffled off to support the 2010 festival!

The Gasparilla International Film Festival, is one of Florida 's largest independent film festivals and is dedicated to advancing film education and community involvement in film in the Tampa Bay area. Nothing beats helping out a great cause and organization!

The night was fantastic and everything looked beautiful-it was definitely a team effort and we look forward to participating again next year!

Fantastic Vendors

Event Coordination and GIFF Board Member: Elan Event Studio/Monica Varner

Floral Design/Lounge Furniture: MMD Events/Amanda and Matt Allen

Espresso and Cappuccino Catering: Cafe Ala Carte/Diana Tamayo

Linens: Linens by the Sea/Allison East

Photography: CSE Photography

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

As Seen in Brides Florida...

In Brides Florida..my new ad!

And please do not forget to pick up Brides Florida latest issue for the best wedding ideas and the local professionals who can bring them to life!


Well, I am finally getting around to adding a few sneak peak pictures from a recent surprise birthday party Chic Sweets was asked to do. When creating a table, it's not only important to use a great palatte (love yellow and navy) but also adding different elements which will only serve to complete the look of your table. That includes florals, coordinating linens, candles, great ribbons and of course, a running theme--winter, Halloween, fall and in the case of this table...Butterflies!

Friday, September 4, 2009

New, Fresh, Exciting Wedding Cake Stands!

How gorgeous is THIS?! I love the dramatic, raised platforms for your cake, and the site allows you to custom-design your own coordinating-color cake platforms (which you can also use as a cupcake platform, or use for other great desserts.) I can even see them elevating table numbers or framed photos as centerpieces!

The owner, Kathy Jo Peterson has been in the industry for over ten years and was always on the lookout for some better alternatives to the usual, silver platter. I have been working with Kathy on an upcoming event later this month and I cannot wait to see the "final product!"

Visit, explore, design...and Raise the Cake! http://www.raisethecake.com/