Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tiffany Blue Bridal Shower

Tiffany Blue is a popular request for dessert tables lately and I love it! My friend Cassie asked me to create a dessert table for her soon-to-be sister-in-law using her black pottery barn desk and I was THRILLED at her request. I LOVE when a hostess asks me not only to do a dessert table, but to use a unique piece of furniture OTHER than the typical dining room table. So fun!! The white and turquoise looked gorgeous with black as the background color. 

I had FOUR shelves to deck out with dessert!
Rosette cake with bunting.  It's hard to see but it reads "love is sweet." Appropriate, right? ;)

Salted caramel cupcakes!
Mackenzie + Joey = the happy couple :)
I found this mini turquoise stand at Homegoods the day before the shower.  Had to have it!
French Macarons
Chocolate mousse served in mini shot glasses.  On the wooden spoons I stamped m&j. 

Kentucky Derby!

When I think of the Kentucky Derby, thoughts of fancy hats and mint julep come to mind!  I created this Kentucky Derby sweetscape for Derby weekend and had tons of fun working with traditional derby colors and making a "Run for the Roses" cake. Congrats to I'll Have Another for the big win, even though I was pulling for the Virginia-bred horse, Bodemeister. 

If you look hard you can see 2 horses in the background of this photo!
How gorgeous is this hat my Mom made?!
Red rosette cake as centerpiece

Mint julep, of course
Mini chocolate silk pies
Chocolate bourbon cake pops!  So good!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Mickey Mouse Birthday Party!

My nephew's 3rd birthday was this past week and he requested a Mickey Mouse birthday party. Character parties make me cringe because I immediately think of decor found at Party City - yikes! My sister hates primary colors so that made this party even more tricky (since Mickey wears RED and YELLOW). I'm always up for a challenge though and I had a lot of fun creating this party. The theme was 'Silhouette' Mickey -- It turned out so cute and Jackson had such a fun party! 

For the backdrop, I covered a board with pinwheels made out of newspaper.
Black fondant mickey cake topper
Recycled frappuccino bottles
Black silhouette cupcake toppers

Silhouette cake pops - love them!

I love these rice krispie mickey faces

Happy Birthday Jackson!