Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Bridal Shower Favors & Prizes

Have you ever thrown a bridal shower and lost hours of time trying to find ideas for the perfect favor? This hostess fell in love with these Almond Wedding Cake Cookies. I came up with a design to incorporate a wedding dress. She was also in search of prizes for the lucky winners of each shower game. The bride's main wedding color was used as an accent among the desserts. Each favor and prize was packaged individually for hand out.

Owl-Themed Baby Shower

Owls are such a popular baby shower theme lately! This baby shower was thrown to welcome baby Finley into the world.

An assortment of C-HOO-colate Fudge Cupcakes and Vanilla Bean Cupcakes were topped with Vanilla Buttercream and matching owls.

The hostesses loved the idea of a large Owl Cupcake 'Cake' where cupcakes are put together to form larger shapes! This little wise guy was made using fondant, pretzel rods, orange candy, coconut and buttercream icing.

We designed the custom display to incoporate wooden plaques for serving dishes, mason jars wrapped in twine, pinecones, burlap sacks for table coverings and twigs to complete the woodland theme.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Cupcake's Fondue Party

I actually threw this Cupcake Fondue Party for my husband's family. We had been affectionately calling our baby "Cupcake" since we found out we were pregnant. It just made sense...I'm a baker and we hated referring to our baby as "it" for the first five months.
Finally, March arrived and we were on our way to the big ultrasound. Wanting to tell the whole family together, we begged them to wait until that evening and kept it a secret all day long! We celebrated with a large assortment of "Cupcakes," fruit, dippings and toppings! The toppings included rainbow sprinkles, coconut, nonpareils, pecans and maraschino cherries.
In order to capture what each family member was predicting, we created cards for them to write their guesses on. Here's just a few of the predictions!
The party was a great way to celebrate "Cupcake" and create fun family memories!
Oh! You wanted to know too???
Cupcake's a girl!
And if she grows up to be a baker like me, her nickname will be perfectly befitting!