November 6, 2014 · 8:00 am
I made cupcakes for a friend for her wedding. The theme of the wedding was “Til Death Do Us Part.” Quite perfect since it was the weekend before Halloween! All decor and attire was black and white. Very stunning! It was fun to get to make them and be there to enjoy their special day too!
The cupcake liners I purchased from The Tomkat Studio Store and from Fancy Flours.
I made white cupcakes with Golden Oreos in the bottoms and Golden Oreo frosting.
The other half were chocolate cupcakes with regular Oreos in the bottoms and in the frosting.
Me being a non-chocolate gal, I of course picked a Golden Oreo cupcake at the wedding. YUM.
I used 8 packages of Oreos. I made my husband buy them for me because that’s pretty embarrassing. Oh, and I only use Double Stuft, cuz duh.
March 7, 2014 · 8:00 am
I few weeks ago I got the opportunity to make some monogrammed cookies for a wedding. Simple, elegant, white on white.
Since I do all my piping by hand, I had to be extra careful with these to make sure the monograms were centered and all the same.
I practiced on one cookie over and over (wiping off in between) until I had my spacing right. Then I put little dots where all the key parts of the center W needed to go…
Then piped on the W, followed by the outer letters.
The cookies were going to sit next to the cake, so no individual wrapping was needed. This is fine, except I was worried about them getting smashed too much before wedding time. Then I was told they had to travel hundreds of miles away… Eek! Last minute I found these perfect boxes and some bubble wrap and packaged them all up safely. Worked out perfectly!
May 22, 2013 · 4:12 pm
A coworker asked me to make her proposal cookies based on this idea. Here are a couple more examples.)
I chose to go with a scalloped “lacey” edge.
The wedding color is UCLA blue (which is a very specific color according to my husband), so I used that for the flower in the girl’s hair.
The “diamond” is a white sugar pearl that I colored with silver lustre dust, because silver dragees are illegal here in California. 😦
These cookies were much harder and stress-evoking than I expected them to be. Black on white is always a challenge, but because the design was so basic, it really took effort to make steady lines and dots to make them look effortless.
I would love to see something like this again, but in color.
March 26, 2013 · 8:00 am
Last October I made treats for the dessert table for a friend’s Santa Cruz Beach Wedding. Unfortunately I was not able to make it to the wedding because it was out of town and during the week. Another friend who was in the wedding party delivered the goodies for me, but I forgot to take any photos before I handed them over. The wedding photos just came in, so I wanted to share the treats now!
I made 2 different flavors of mini cupcakes. The tiffany blue ones were bubblegum flavored (see here) and the pale yellow ones were lemonade flavored (see here).
Of course I also made cookies. The couple has a beloved boxer that actually took part in the ceremony and was in all the pictures. The bride asked for cookies of their pup, and this is what I came up with.
I had a hard time trying to get the facial features down, so I decided to stick to the basic outline and the coloring. (He has pale grey spots on his body.)
The wedding favors were classic S’more Pops (see here and here). I made simple little tags with the Bride and Groom’s name and their wedding date.
Thanks Katie for letting me use your pictures! Like I mentioned, I forgot to take photos of these treats… all photo credits go to Grandeur Photography.
August 10, 2012 · 7:12 am
Today is National S’mores Day!
A friend of a good friend of mine is getting married today and I made her these S’more Pops as her wedding favors!
Aren’t the tags just adorable?
If you love s’mores, you have GOT to make these. They take no time at all to whip up a few, and I promise they taste sooo much better than you can even imagine they would. I’m pretty much addicted.
How to: (sorry no pics. It’s easy though I swear.)
1. Stand up the mallows on a flat surface.
2. Shove the sticks straight into the tops of the mallows without lifting the mallow from the flat surface. (The stick may be into the mallow crooked, but it should be straight up and therefore sturdier. If you hold the mallow while you shove the stick in, it will end up crooked like 46.5% of the time. Ugh.)
3. Melt chocolate chips or candy melts in the microwave. I did candy melts this time and it seemed easier/smoother. But either works fine and tastes great. By the way, I like to melt in a short drinking glass. It’s taller and less wide so the chocolate is deeper and easier for dipping.
4. Dip the sticked mallow and shake downward to get as much chocolate off as will drip off. Trust me, they’re messy if you skip this step.
5. Roll the chocolated mallow in graham cracker crumbs.
6. Set the mallow “stick up” on wax paper to set up.
July 24, 2012 · 8:00 am
A good friend of mine is getting married next year and wanted to do something special to ask her little ladies/gent to be her flowergirls/ringbearer. She came up with the idea of doing a large decorated cookie for each of them. I just love how they turned out!
Here are the girls enjoying their cookies…
September 13, 2011 · 9:39 pm
Okay bravo if you can follow along with this: the daughter of a coworker of a family friend was getting married, and wanted some cookie wedding favors.
Lots of baking…
Color = Purple. Dark purple is hard to make! It took me like 45 minutes to get it dark enough. It was worth it, it came out great!
I tied little tags onto each bag with the bride and groom’s names and the wedding date. Love that it’s 9/10/11!
I had a couple blank cookies leftover, so I did roses out of the purple buttercream to pair with the extra Monogram cookies. These are extra, so they are just something extra and special for the bride!