A little more about the creators of A Sweet Design

A Sweet Design
Cakes that look as good as they taste!

A Sweet Design was established in 2007 as a boutique cake and cupcake shop, located in the San Fernando Valley. A Sweet Design specializes in amazing flavor combinations and one-of a-kind designs. Every single order created is held to the highest standard using only top quality ingredients­. Whether it’s a custom cake for the most important day of your life or a dozen cupcakes for a celebration­­, flavor and taste are just as important as design.

Owner and lead decorators, Joeleen and Miguel Medina, are experts in their craft and create edible works of art for all occasions. In 2008, this husband and wife team gained the Small Business of the Year award by the United Chambers of Commerce. They have received notable recognition such as: appearing on TLC’s Fabulous Cakes and The Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, being voted #1 for “Best Wedding Cakes in LA” by LA Hotlist in 2014 and being featured on The Knot’s Best of Weddings 7 years in a row. In 2015, A Sweet Design was inducted into The Knot’s Hall of Fame.

Miguel is a self taught carpenter who specializes in 3D custom made cakes such as­ life size guitars, replicas of cars, and much more. He is a builder—an engineer of cake, there is no limit to the possibilities. So basically, if it’s a challenge, bring it on!

A Sweet Design Owners, Joeleen and Miguel Medina

Owners, Joeleen & Miguel Medina

Joeleen is classically trained from Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, CA. As a Pastry Chef, she has worked under some great talents throughout LA and New York City where she developed a love for working with fresh and seasonal ingredients. On a quest to always learn more, she trained to become a baker. After years of working for others, she was determined to go out on her own. Having started her business over 10 years ago, Joeleen has developed her own style. Her passion is creating gorgeous free-hand piping on buttercream and fondant, with an emphasis on beautiful wedding cakes—what a romantic!
What does the future hold for A Sweet Design? Well if you ask either Joeleen or Miguel, they will tell you that they are building their legacy daily—creating memories that will last a lifetime!


3 Responses to “A little more about the creators of A Sweet Design”

  1. Nancy Mosqueda February 12, 2009 at 8:56 pm #


    Thank you for the great cake. The cake was for my daughther’s XV. I’ve got a lot of compliments for the cake. I had 200 guests and ordered cake for only 100 people thinking Oh well not everyone likes cake and I don’t want to have cake left over. Well I was wrong, all the cake was gone and I did not even have a piece. My sister is planning her wedding and we’re going to order it from you, this time we’ll make sure we order enough. I think we just started a tradition for our celebrations.

    Once again thank you and keep making awsome cakes.


  2. Nina May 7, 2009 at 9:15 pm #

    I absolutely love all the pictures you have up!!! Is there any way that you can send me a picture of the fondant covered madhatter style cake with damask pattern going all the way around?? I absolutely LOVE that cake!!! That’s the exact cake I had pictured in my mind for my wedding, but couldn’t find it anywhere & I’d love to have a bigger picture of that cake to give to my baker?! Truly would appreciate it.. 🙂

  3. Sherif Ali June 29, 2010 at 4:02 pm #

    I am very interested in talking to you about learning this beautiful art