SUGARSWEET

Twentieth-century baking. Twenty-first century design

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Our Story

Owner Pastry Chef David Benton started Sugarsweet Cookie + Cake Studio in 2009 baking in his duplex kitchen in East Oakland. Self-taught with only youtube tutorials and baking books to guide him, David spent the next few years perfecting recipes and selling his scrumptiously beautiful pastries online from his duplex.  Combining his love for delicious old fashioned baked goods with a modern artistic twist on design--Sugarsweet became a sought-after success making it one of the busiest online bakeries in the Bay Area.

 

Our mission is to simply provide baking that is real and uncomplicated.  We stay true to scratch baking traditions, never using chemicals or preservatives.  Everything we serve is handmade in our own kitchen and designed by the most talented and creative pastry chefs.  Stop by Sugarsweet and see for yourself how Twentieth-century baking meets Twenty-first century design.

 
 

FAQ

We do birthday cakes, wedding cakes, anniversary cakes, and cakes for just about any occasion you can imagine. We can accommodate you best if we have at least 48 hours notice for your special order. Cake prices include a border and a personalized message. Additional custom decoration is possible with one-two week advance notice at an additional cost. Please place orders on our website, in person or by telephone. We do not take orders by e-mail or on social media.

 

  • Custom cake prices are subject to change depending on design, details, complexity of decoration and serving size.  In general all custom cakes start at $125. Exact quotes are available from customer service staff only, and are good for that business day.
  • In order to hold a date, a 50% non-refundable deposit is required--the remaining balance is due 10 business days prior to the event. Orders placed within 10 business days of the delivery date have to be paid in full at order placement.
  • All dessert orders and holds over $20 must be prepaid.
  • Cancellations: refunds on prepaid cakes will be issued as store credit only and must be requested outside of the ordering time-table (e.g., a ten inch cake must be cancelled at least four days prior to the scheduled pick-up to receive store credit).
  • Please plan ahead for your special event cakes. We take orders on a first come, first served basis, and are sometimes unable to fulfill all order requests.
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Visit Us

Location

Sugarsweet Oakland

5855 MacArthtur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94605

510-969-7968

Hours

Mon-Fri 10-5

Saturday 9-5

Sunday Closed

 

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CUSTOM CAKE DESIGNER

(FULL TIME) $18hr

Custom Cake Decorator/Kitchen Manager  - At least 2 years pastry production and design experience required. This is a Full-time position for someone who loves to creative beautiful, fun and funky cakes!  Must have a creative artistic eye and a STRONG ATTENTION TO DETAIL--you will be called on to create and design custom cakes and cupcakes that range from the very simple to the very elaborate.  You must be equally adept at working with fondant, gum paste, modeling chocolate and buttercream. Maintain a high quality of standards in the creation of each product You will be called on to use tools like airbrush guns, stencils, modeling tools and edible printers among other things.  Must have an ability to work with large and small volume orders with ease. Knowing how to make gumpaste flowers is not a requirement but a BIG PLUS. So is having a good sense of humor, a positive attitude and a strong work ethic. When applying, please submit photos of your work.  



Job requirement:

  1. To be equally adept with buttercream and fondant cakes.

  2. To cut, carve and sculpt cake shapes : cars, animals, numbers, etc. will be expected.

  3. To design a variety of custom cakes for various occasions including but not limited to-- weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers, bridal parties, etc. of various sizes and scopes.

  4. To make and bake cake/cupcake batters.

  5. To stay on trend and up to date with the latest cake design styles...and willing to learn new ones.

  6. To have good piping and cake writing skills.

  7. To sometimes appear at wedding cake functions, expos and events representing Sugarsweet.

  8. To decorate, frost and design cupcakes with sprinkles, toppers and inscriptions.

  9. Preparation of baking product in accordance to company standards, recipes and procedures.

  10. To take inventory stock and restock bakery case, shelves and production ingredients when necessary.

  11. To maintain the highest level of daily kitchen cleanliness and organization making sure the kitchen is cleaned at the beginning and  end of every shift. ServSafe® certified is required.

  12. A good sense of humor, positive personality, fun!

  13. To come up with cool and fun designs to decorate the monthly display window.

  14. Take daily inventory of kitchen equipment, tools and ingredients.

  15. To learn and and on occasion perform all bakery shifts as needed including but not limited to: -Opening and Closing shifts.

  16. To lift, move & carry up to 50lbs.

  17. To perform frequent walking, bending, kneeling and reaching duties.

  18. To stand and sit for extended periods of time.


Qualifications: Minimum two (2) years of experience decorating special occasion and wedding cakes, culinary degree a plus but not required.


Please note:

• Resume of confectionery and/or baking experience and a cover letter that includes the reason you are interested in joining our team.

 IMPORTANT - Submitting Photos of your work is mandatory.  No Photos = No interview! See email address below. 

• Candidate must be within commuting distance of the bakery in Oakland.

• Fluent in English both verbally and written.

• Immediate availability for hire.


What we offer: Competitive Salary, Vacation time, IRA Account, Raises and promotions, Free sweets while you're working, Free cake design courses, Fun team building excursions, Pay increases, Promotions, Snacks!    

Please submit your resume, coverletter, photos, website links or any other info that you feel qualifies you for this position via email to Pastry Chef David at david@sugarsweetoak.com.


 


DECORATIVE COOKIE DESIGNER

(Feelance/PART-TIME)

Are you an experienced, talented, skilled and artistically creative decorative cookie designer?  Is your dream job working in a busy, fun and supportive environment where your imagination, creativity and artistic skill are your most valuable tools?  If so, we are looking for you. We are a small brand new minority-owned modern bakery opening in Oakland that specializes in beautiful custom made cakes, cupcakes, decorative and drop cookies.   We are not your typical bakery - At Sugarsweet we are artists and bakers...So your ability to think creatively in, out and sometimes way out of the box is what we value and cherish most. Our clients include everyday folks, young and old, corporations and public figures.



Job Requirements: 

  1. Baking and designing decorative sugar cookies with royal icing.   

  2. To have a great artistic eye and creative skill  for decorative and drop cookies. 

  3. Responsibilities include: following recipes, making sugar cookie dough, color mixing, cutting out and decorating sugar cookies using a variety of cutters and tools like air brush machine, stencils, etc for custom orders, catering and front of house display case.  Must have experience with royal icing, and fondant. 

  4. To problem-solve.

  5. A good sense of humor, positive personality, fun!


 Please have the following:

• Resume of confectionary and/or culinary experience and a cover letter that includes the reason you are interested in joining our team.

• Photos of your work.

• Proof of accreditation from any culinary or trade school programs, if available (not mandatory).

• Candidate should be within commuting distance of the bakery in Oakland.

• Candidate must be able to sit or stand for long hours.

• Fluent in English both verbally and written.

• Immediate availability for hire.


What we offer: Competitive Salary, Vacation time, IRA Account, Raises and promotions, Free sweets while you're working, Free cake design courses, Fun team building excursions, Pay increases, Promotions, Snacks!    

Please submit your resume, coverletter, photos, website links or any other info that you feel qualifies you for this position via email to Pastry Chef David at david@sugarsweetoak.com.


 IMPORTANT - Submitting Photos of your work is mandatory.  No Photos = No interview! See email address below. 


Please submit your resume, coverletter, photos, website links or any other info that you feel qualifies you for this position via email to Pastry Chef David at david@sugarsweetoak.com No in-person or phone applicants will be considered.



BAKERY FRONT DESK CASHIER

(PART-TIME)