Last week I attended an event hosted by The Knot for wedding professionals at the Whitaker Center. I was asked to create a cupcake tower for the event, so I designed a stand with their logo and made flowers in The Knot colors to match. It was a great evening of networking and meeting other professionals. Of course all my brides or “Knotties” out there are familiar with The Knot, but those of you not getting married, probably have no idea what it is. The Knot is the premiere wedding website for brides. I have an ad on their site and if you’d like to visit it, click here. If you are one of my brides, I’d love for you to do a review online after your wedding. My goal for next year is to get into “The Best of the Knot 2010” annual publication.
This Thursday is my Decorating with Fondant class at the Cornerstone Culinary Kitchen in Camp Hill. I’m really excited that 19 people have signed up for the class. It is going to be a lot of fun. If you are interested in attending a future class, let me know.
I was asked to make some Super Mario theme cookies as birthday party favors. Here are the creations I came up with. They are sugar cookies decorated with royal icing and a little fondant. It was fun making them and I got the seal of approval from my son Dalton 🙂
This is a cupcake tower I did on May 16th for Sarah and Rich. I had such a great time working with Sarah. Her colors were really beautiful. They were eggplant, ivory, deep blue and silver. The cake topper included a pretty magnolia flower to coordinate with her bouquet. The 150 cupcake flavors were, chocolate cake filled with chocolate ganache and topped with Oreo buttercream frosting, white cake filled with fresh lemon curd topped with vanilla buttercream frosting, red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting and nutty monkey (banana cake topped with peanut butter frosting). The reception was at the Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg, PA. They have a beautiful private banquet facility upstairs.
Here’s what Sarah had to say:
Thank you for everything! Everyone couldn’t stop talking about the cupcakes and how amazing they were. I told every woman at the wedding to create an account on The Knot so they could write a review of your business, because I know I certainly will be! The flowers that you made for the cake were absolutely gorgeous and they tasted great too. I will absolutely recommend you to everyone I know. You were one of the best people I’ve ever worked with.
I have gone national! I shipped these cookies to Arizona for a special birthday for Janice. I received great news that they arrived in perfect condition! Our custom made cookies are a great personalized gift and the perfect wedding or party favor.
This is a cake I made this weekend for Quinn’s 5th birthday. The cake was dark chocolate with Oreo buttercream filling. Happy birthday Quinn!
Also, I am going be teaching a class “Fun with Fondant – Girls Night Out” at the Cornerstone Culinary Kitchen in Camp Hill on May 28th. If you are interested in coming, click here for more info.
This is a 1st communion cake and cupcakes I did for Sophia. The theme was Celtic, so I made delicate clovers to decorate the vanilla buttercream covered cake and cupcakes.
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