Hot Stollen will Steal Your Heart!

We'll have hot Stollen coming out of the oven in about an hour! This artisan-style sweetbread contains rum-soaked raisins, marzipan and plenty of love. We're sure that just one bite of this delicious holiday bread is sure to make you giddy. We invite all of our fans to stop in for a sample, and we hope to see you soon!


Create Your Own Centerpiece!

Join Living the Sweet Life on Dec. 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for a Gingerbread House Making Class, and take home your masterpiece for the holidays. The class is $55 per person and includes a gingerbread house, candy and cocktails. Only 10 spots remain, so grab your friends and sign up for a night of holiday cheer. We'll be having a sweet time decorating our houses, and we want you to be part of the fun!

While you're here, also be sure to order your holiday gift baskets for clients and friends. We offer super cute packaging filled with an assortment of goodies. Take it from us, they'll love you for it!


Book Your Holiday Party at Living the Sweet Life!

Come in today for hot apple cider and a blueberry muffin, and, while you're here, be sure to book your holiday party! Our beautiful upstairs loft can accommodate up to 25 people, and it's the perfect place to host everything from secret Santa parties to work get-togethers. Or, if you really want to go all out, you can rent the entire bakery space and host a party for up to 65 people. Gather all of your closest friends, and plan a party that they'll remember well into 2011. Just be sure to book soon to ensure your preferred date is available.


Join us for a Complimentary Tasting Event Tomorrow Night!

Things just got a little sweeter at Living The Sweet Life! We are hosting a complimentary tasting event tomorrow night from 5:30 to 7 p.m., and we hope you'll join us. The event is open to brides and grooms-to-be who may be looking for a unique approach to wedding desserts, as well as any of our fans who are interested in learning more about our pies. This also is a great chance to sample a pie before you place your Thanksgiving orders. We are filling up fast so place your order by Saturday. The highlight of the evening includes sweet bites of Pumpkin Creme Brulee Tarts, Caramel Glazed Apple Pie and Tollhouse Pie. Otto Schultz Photography also will be on hand to discuss wedding photography options for your special day. RSVPs are appreciated, and we hope to see you (and your friends) here!


FALL in love with Living The Sweet Life!

It's Fall, and the start of the Holiday Season....
What better way to celebrate than with 10% OFF all your Holiday Special Orders!
This Saturday, October 30th ONLY!

Pumpkin Creme Brulee Pie... made with a shortbread crust to add some hearty sweetness, the pumpkin creme brulee has a light texture and pairs perfectly with our delicious homemade cinnamon whipped cream

Caramel Glazed Apple Pie... if you haven't tried this spectacle of an apple pie yet, now is your chance! Made with at least two types of crisp seasonal apples, and our homemade caramel glaze... the flavors are bursting with every bite, and the crumble of the flaky crust completes the perfect apple pie that is.... to die for.... just ask our fans!

Traditional Pecan Pie... You've seen what we can do with a Pecan Caramel Bar... just imagine what we can do with an entire pie! One word.... yum, yum... (ok, I guess that was two words).

Are You Drooling Yet?

Build a Basket... Fill a Holiday Gift Basket with your choice of fresh baked chocolate chip cookies, homemade english toffee, coconut filled chocolate balls, or any assortment of our delicious treats... Items may be individually wrapped in clear cellophane, and are then positioned in a decorate gift box (sizes vary) of your choosing! What a SWEET way to say Happy Holidays!


Come Celebrate with Us!

We're Celebrating Living the Sweet Life's First Birthday this Saturday Afternoon from 12-5PM! Come Celebrate with Us!

We'll have Complimentary Treats, Cotton Candy, and Lots of Fun!

Hope to see you all there!


Kristen Got Married!

That's right folks our own lovely shoppe girl Kristen tied the knot with her wonderful fiance (now hubby) Chris! Like Kristen the wedding was elegant and cute as a button.
Kristen and Chris wanted to share their love of sweets with their guests and ordered 10 cake combinations! Rather than traditional floral centerpieces, they chose to go a tastier route. Each table was decorated with its own 2 layer 7 inch cake!
Because Chris has lovingly nicknamed Kristen "Button" they wanted to make that a subtle part of their special day. The bride and groom cut a 3 layer white cake coated with vanilla buttercream and ornamented with an array of fondant buttons. In accordance each of their centerpiece cakes were decorated like different buttons from their cutting cake. Hope Duke (the couples adorable bull dog) got a little slice too!

Mimi and Dustin shared a groovy day at Evergreen Lake House this August. This fun funky couple celebrated their special day embracing the 70's!
Along with baby blue, yellow, orange and brown decorations, their tables were ordained with false mustaches for their guests. The desserts too embraced Mimi and Dustin's love for lighthearted fun. Their delectable red velvet cutting cake, covered in baby blue fondant, was adorned with 3-D mustaches and topped with a fondant replica of a "Here Comes the Sun" vinyl record! To finish off the dessert table we made an assortment of banana, white, chocolate, and red velvet cupcakes each of which was topped with it's own retro 'stash.
Thanks for such a memorable arrangement!
Peace, Love, and Sweet Lives!


Meet the Bakers...


Q: If you were a treat, what would you be and why?
A: Snickerdoodle. Mostly I just enjoy the word itself. Though, I am a lover of both snickering and doodling.

Q: You just had your last meal on earth. If you could pick anything, what dessert would follow?
A: Tiramisu.

Q: What's the most interesting request you've received from costumers?
A: I once decorated a cake to look like the character Bonafet's (from Star Wars) helmet. When I finished, a man picked up the "helmet" to put on his head... not knowing it was a cake. It's probably not necessary to say it didn't end well.

Q: What is your first baking memory?
A: (With much giggling) The door fell off of my family's oven when I was eight years old and my father didn't have it replaced until I was twenty-two.

With more giggling, she pondered if that was the reason she decorates cakes as opposed to baking them.

Q: If you were a treat, what would you be and why?
A: A rice krispy treat. Because I snap, crackle, and pop.

Q: What baking project are you most proud of?
A: Making Dessert for Mayor Hickenlooper.

Q: You just had your last meal on earth. If you could pick anything, what dessert would follow?
A: Rocky road ice-cream.

Q: What is your earliest baking memory?
A: When I was very young I used to always want to bake with my mom whenever she was baking. (Again, with laughter)Listening to directions and following my mom's orders weren't quite as important to me at the time.

Q: If you were a treat, what would you be and why?
A: A fruit pie because I am pretty sure that the girls in the kitchen think I am crusty at times while still coming across saucy and bubbly at other times.

Q: You just had your last meal on earth. If you could pick anything, what dessert would follow?
A: Pecan Pie. It is my favorite and I really only eat it on Thanksgiving and the morning after with coffee (that is the best).

Q: What is your earliest baking memory?
A: When I was a little girl I always wanted to bake when my mom was so she would pull down the dishwasher door so I could use the flat surface as my own table. Thanks for being so patient Mom... I think I learned a bit about baking.

Q: What baking project are you most proud of?
A: Having the opportunity to open my own shoppe and celebrating it's first birthday.

Happy Birthday, Living the Sweet Life!


Adorable Tasting Events!

Brides, Grooms, and all those who get excited about gorgeous weddings.... 

Checkout these photos from our latest tasting events hosted here at the shoppe!

We love to be creative and give brides a new spin on the traditional wedding cakes... 

Did you know... during the middle ages guests would bring small bridal cakes to the wedding celebration; each cake was stacked on one another and piled high for the bride and groom.  The couple would then kiss over the stack of towering cakes in order to bring them good luck in their marriage!  

How wedding cake traditions have changed!


Pairing at the Wine Cellar

We here at Living the Sweet Life are excited to let you in on our latest pairing. We have joined forces with The Wine Cellar!  Located on the west corner of 15th street and Boulder street the Wine Cellar opened their doors earlier this month and features a wide selection of reasonably priced wines, a few beers, and delicious meets, cheeses, and desserts to accompany your drink of choice. The knowledgeable staff make choosing the right wine for you a sinch! 

We have been working with the staff at the Wine Cellar to provide the perfect tantalizing treats to enhance your experience.  Right now the desserts you'll find there are our creamy dark chocolate mousse, mini fruit tarts filled with rich pastry cream, and extra bittersweet chocolate and pistachio biscotti.  Perfect choices to pair with your red or white wine! 

So come get some delicious specialty treats while sharing a glass at the newest wine spot in Lo-Hi!

Break me off a piece of that candy bar!

Most everyone has a special place in their hearts for that special candy that sucks you in every time you see it.  Last month we had a blast putting together a retro candy bar for a tasting event here at the shop.  For our retro theme we got old fashioned pulled lollipops in swirling pink, white and yellow.  To add a little glitz we got white crystal rock candy and for the gentlemen we added some candy cigars!  Gum balls and select gummy candies also gave an easy nibbling option.  

The best part about the candy bar is that it's a fun way to incorporate not only your favorite candies but also wedding colors and themes.  Together we can put together rainbows of color or use our candy connections to find the perfect treats to play into your special day.  


Ice Cream Bar - Wedding Tasting

We are so very excited for this month's featured wedding tasting: The Ice Cream Bar.  Teaming up with us this month is the fabulous Little Man Ice Cream.  On the menu is full-on summertime fun with the most delicious Ice Cream Floats and Sundaes.  In true Living the Sweet Life form, we are going to feature old-fashioned soda, homemade toppings, sauces and sprinkles.

In addition to celebrating our brides and grooms - we are celebrating Erika's BIRTHDAY WEEK!  So we are opening up the complimentary event to ALL of our fans.  Come in and celebrate with us and maybe learn a few new things about the bakery while you are enjoying the treats. 

Tasting:  Thursday, June 10 from 5:30-7:00 pm.


Forever Frosting... A Cake Decorating Series!!!

Yay for Summer... 

And Cake Decorating!!!  

Sign up today to reserve your spot.... Spaces are limited!  Class includes four two-hour sessions, complimentary treats and wine, and you'll learn skills to make a masterpiece of your cake!

Beginning Cake Class: June 8, 15, 22, 29
August 3, 10, 17, 24

Intermediate Class: July 6, 13, 20, 27


Featured Wedding Tasting Menu

Brides and Grooms, the 2nd Thursday of the month is fast approaching.  Come rain, snow and anything in between, we are throwing a "Cupcake Garden Party" featuring a plated presentation of our delicious cupcake and mini cupcake flavors with all of the beautiful blooms of spring.  Bring yourselves, parents, planners and curious friends to our complimentary tasting.  Give us a call before Thursday to reserve a spot; 303.477.8088.  

See you there!


Cupcakes for the Cure

Mother's Day Week event to benefit
The Denver affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Announcing the Third Annual

Tuesday, May 4 through Saturday, May 8, 2010

Our business will donate 50 cents of from the sale of each of our Sparkling Pink Vanilla Cupcakes. Come in and buy our special designated treat or order some for the office. Living the Sweet Life along with many other local bakeries wants to help these ladies reach their goal of $10,000.

Please help us make this a sweet success!

Mother's Day is this Sunday!

Surprise Mom with Breakfast in Bed... a box full of scones, muffins and sweet breads or maybe an afternoon treat of cookies including Madeleines, Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Surprise and Mexican Wedding Cakes. We will make sure to have lots of beautiful cupcakes on Saturday and Strawberries dipped in Bittersweet Chocolate. If you want to make sure we have your treats please call ahead to place an order! The bakery is open Tues. thru Sat. 10am-6pm and can be reached at 303.477.8088.



Busy like a bunny rabbit last week at the bakery... we made marshmallow eggs, sugar cookies, caramel apple pies, cheddar jalapeno scones, festive cupcakes and not to mention William (see above).

Cake Tasting

First off thank you to Lisa Hodnet who took some amazing photos of our February Cake Tasting. We were trying to present cakes in a different light, as centerpieces, mini cakes, cake buffets and with Miss Lisa's help I think it was captured. In this photo you will see a 6 Layer Messy Chocolate Cake filled with Pastry Cream. Erin from Plum Sage embellished the cake with Gladiola and Tulips, Linen Hero and Colorado Party Rental helped to make the tablescape look fabulous. Thank you to all for making the event so special.


Valentine's Treats for Friends & Lovers

Don't forget the ones you care about...

Order Treats by Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Chocolate Lover's Box
3 Traditional Brownies, 3 Chocolate Chip Cookies, 3 Homemade Oreos

Chocolate Covered Strawberries
$15/Half Dozen $25/Dozen

Sweetheart Cupcakes
Chocolate, Vanilla or Red Velvet
$15/Half Dozen $25/Dozen

Pecan Caramel Bars
$15/Half Dozen $25/Dozen

Homemade Oreos
$12/Half Dozen $20/Dozen

Add a Dozen Red Dutch Tulips
Plum Sage Flowers
$25 and up

Call: 303.477.8088
Email: info@thesweetlifedenver.com
Come In: 1535 Central St. Denver, CO 80211
View Full Menu: www.livingthesweetlifedenver.com


Valentine's Skyline Dinner

Valentine's Day is one of our favorite holidays here at the Bakery. We are hosting a Valentine's Day Dinner with our friends at Serendipity Catering in the upstairs seating of our Bakery. Four course meal with local wine pairings and a beautiful view of the Denver Skyline.

Thanks to those who showed interest, it will be a great night. To those that have not RSVPed unfortunately we are SOLD OUT! Look for another seasonal dinner this Spring.


Best Bites

Running a small business is ALOT of work so it is those moments that make you smile that are a wonderful reminder of why you do what you do. In early December we received a phone call that a photographer wanted to do a photo shoot for 5280. They specifically wanted to shoot our Pecan Caramel Bars. We said "Sure". Thank you to Amanda, Sarah and Laurie as the photos and review are just perfect and more than make me smile.




Our latest tasting was all about the desserts. The Dessert Bar showcased our Pecan Caramel bars, Brownies, Elegant Raspberry Cookies, Colorado Cherry Pie, Chocolate Chewy Ginger Cookies and English toffee set off beautifully with a dramatic black and white linen affectionately called “Stella” by Chair Covers & Linens. We offset some of that drama with playful flower arrangements by the endlessly creative, Plum Sage Flowers.

Maybe it was the black and white theme shot with bright splashes of orange, pink and green flowers, maybe it was how Peter Holcombe framed the shots and captured the evening, maybe it was the champagne cocktails. Whatever it was or maybe it was all of those things - everything looked so very special.