Thursday, May 19, 2011

{Ice Cream Bar}

If you are new to the Glam Candies blog, welcome!  If you have been with us over the past couple of weeks, Thanks also for following along, and you may already be familiar with our new blog series, Raising the Bar.  This blog series is completely dedicated to my love of planning events and styling dessert stations.  I am always on the hunt for the most cutting edge bar ideas that will not only entertain, but will delight and entice your guests, creating that fun and memorable experience to be shared by all, on any occasion.
Delivering not only a sweet experience, but exceptional customer service, great-tasting quality products made with simple ingredients that are sweet on the environment, and ethical business practices to events in the Southern California area; I could hardly contain my excitement to welcome our next guest, for our Raising the Bar blog series, Sweet Lucie’s!

Not only did I have the honor of meeting the masterminds (husband and wife team), behind Sweet Lucie’s, Geri and Mike Czako at an industry event hosted by Utterly Engaged earlier in the year, but I had the pleasure of trying their organic handmade ice cream (and trust me, the pleasure was all mine)!
I was immediately drawn to cutest vintage ice cream cart I had ever seen, containing premium, organic, handmade ice creams and sorbets in customized flavors like Vanilla Bean, Cookies & Cream, Snickerdoodle, Coffee and Peanut Butter Cup (to name a few) drizzled in organic handmade sauces like caramel and chocolate and piled high with more organic toppings like coconut shavings, gummi bears and seasonal fruits (to name a few more).
Oh, back to the vintage ice cream cart…there she is...isn’t she’s a beauty?!...

Sweet Lucie’s evokes an era when ice cream was made with simple, natural ingredients.  The organic ice creams and sauces are handmade especially for your special event, on the day of your event or on the day before, using only organic and natural ingredients and select fair trade vanilla, chocolates, teas, and coffees.  Because the ice cream is handmade for each event, the flavors can be customized to go with your theme, color palette or special flavors for the celebrants. 

Sweet Lucie’s prides itself on using only simple, all natural organic ingredients that are better for both you and the planet.  Their serving cups and spoons are not only recyclable, but compostable as well.

Image courtesy of Gabriel Ryan
If you haven’t melted over this series yet :), wait until you read about the inspirational story behind Sweet Lucie’s…
Sweet Lucie’s all started when owner, Geri Czako, had a craving for something sweet. Geri and her husband Mike were expecting their first child, and Geri wanted ice cream.
To satiate her ice cream craving, but also to ensure that the ingredients were delicious, superior, and organic, Geri decided to make her own.
After months of experimentation, along with attending the world-famous Penn State Ice Cream course, Geri developed the ideal combination of organic ingredients and sweet perfection.
Geri and Mike soon welcomed their baby girl.
Her name is Lucie.

Images courtesy of He and She Photography

A huge Thanks to Sweet Lucie’s for stopping by today!

Until next time,

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