Rosamaria and Jeremy’s Wedding at the Hershey Lodge

What a lovely couple! I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Rosamaria and her family from the time we met for our initial consultation. Her dad creates the most amazing Italian pastries, which I’ve had the chance to enjoy several times 🙂

Rosa and Jeremy had their reception at the Hershey Lodge. Their colors were ivory and mocha.

Delicate scrolling with pearl accents and sugar roses decorated the cake. The cake flavor was vanilla cake with chocolate ganache and chocolate hazelnut buttercream fillings.

Congratulations Rosamaria and Jeremy!

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United Way Cupcake Construction Event

Yesterday, the Bridges Society of the United Way of the Capital Region had a reception at the beautiful WITF building in Harrisburg. They wanted to incorporate cupcakes into the event and wanted something where guests could participate. I thought creating a mosaic with cupcakes would look pretty cool…here’s how it went.

I had to create a grid so I could create fondant toppers to go on each cupcake to create the image. I thought the United Way logo would be the perfect image. The final creation would be 3 feet by 2 feet and was made up of over 120 cupcakes.

First, each guest selected a cupcake….

After they picked their cupcake, they put a swirl of frosting on it and placed a fondant tile on it. I mixed them all up so people would not know what the image was going to be. Each tile was marked with a number which corresponded to a square on the grid.

The first cupcake on the grid…

Oooo…it’s working!

Everyone got involved and the cupcake construction was in full swing.

The final result was this cupcake mosaic of their logo….voila!

Here’s Emily my intern for the summer. She a doll and was a huge help 🙂

The event was wonderful and was catered by The JDK Group. Doesn’t this table look amazing!

This was my favorite…roast beef crostini with a yummy horseradish sauce.

The Asian meatballs were served on steaming rocks..how cool is that.

Grilled veggies…

A beautiful presentation and delicious food.

A special thanks to Joe Roller with the United Way of the Capital Region for coordinating a wonderful event, The JDK Group for the fantastic food and service and to David Everett who invited me to be a part of this event.

Kate & Mike’s Wedding Sweets Table

Kate and Mike were married this Sunday at the State Capitol building in Harrisburg. They had their reception afterwards, within walking distance, at Stock’s on 2nd. It was such a pleasure working with Kate and creating a wonderful cupcake tower and sweets table for their reception.
The theme included black and white damask and chartreuse green accents. The bouquets included calla lilies, so I used some of the flowers she provided to create the cake topper for the cupcake tower.

The cupcake menu included Nutty Monkey, Cafe Mocha and Vanilla Vanilla. Flower blossom decorations on the cupcakes included white, green and black.

Some of the goodies included fresh chocolate chip cookies, yogurt covered pretzels, black and white peachy penguins, chocolate gems in black, white and green, marshmallow pops, chocolate covered pretzel rods, green gummi bears, rock candy sticks and gummi apple rings. All super yummy!

Each of the damask print tags included a green rhinestone accent. Green gummi frogs too…my favorite.

This was a blast creating. Adding sweets to a cake or cupcake display really makes a statement and takes the entire presentation to another level.

Congratulations Kate & Mike!

Here’s what Kate had to saying on her Wedding Wire review.

“We had a cocktail reception with heavy hors d’oeurves, and we didn’t feel that a traditional cake fit with our theme. We met with Jasmine to discuss a dessert buffet, which was absolutely perfect, as people could pick at treats and mingle as they had their drinks. I had utmost faith in her abilities, but when I saw the buffet for the first time, I was floored–it was more beautiful than I ever could have imagined. We had three different cupcake flavors in addition to cookies, chocolate pretzels, and candies that coordinated with our wedding colors. She beautifully incorporated our wedding flowers into the top of the cupcake display, and she provided labels and tags that were so elegant and classy! Jasmine was also flexible with us as far as choices and pricing, and every bride needs a vendor as easy-going and upbeat as her to keep your mind at ease! Oh, and did I mention that the cake was DELICIOUS? She offers a great variety of flavors, and your biggest challenge will be narrowing down which ones to get, because you WILL want them all. I would (and have) recommend her to anyone who wants something beautiful and still reflects the individual tastes and personalities of the couple.

Baby Shower Cake

This past weekend I had the pleasure of creating a cake
and cupcakes for a baby shower.

The cake flavor was vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream filling.

Little onesies decorated the cake and were placed on each cupcake. Try to imagine the cake on a custom stand I made with cupcakes around the cake on another tier. Wondering where the cupcake photos and adorable stand are? I brought my camera to the party, but forgot to put the memory card back in…so not photos 🙂

Ashley and Anthony’s Wedding at the West Shore Country Club

Today Ashley and Anthony were married at the beautiful West Shore Country Club in Camp Hill. The primary wedding color was kelly green and shades of green filled with reception room.

The fresh flower cake topper was created by Hammaker’s Flower Shop. It included gerber daisies and hydrangea. Subtle butterfly accents were also added to the cake topper. I’m really loving the fresh flower toppers.
The cupcake flavors included Nutty Monkey, Red Velvet and Vanilla Strawberry.

That’s a real gerber daisy…really pretty.

The guest sign in and escort table included a touching message in a frame and a beautiful display of escorts cards and rocks for guests to sign.

Pretty escort tags were hung from branches.

Beautiful florals were provide by Hammaker’s Flower Shop in Lemoyne.

It was such a pleasure working with a wonderful team of vendors including Hammaker’s Flower Shop, the super talented DJ Freez and Stephen Hanawalt with the West Shore Country Club.

Congratulations Ashley and Anthony!

Vendors: West Shore Country Club, Stephen Hanawalt, Manager
Florals: Hammaker’s Flower Shop
DJ: DJ Freez

Melissa and Dave’s wedding at Landis Valley Museum

On Saturday I had the honor or creating a fun wedding cake and cupcake display for Melissa and Dave’s wedding at the barn at Landis Valley Museum in Lancaster. A charming rustic setting with exposed beams and twinkling lights. Melissa and Dave’s wedding cake was a chocolate cake covered with chocolate ganache and decorated with large chocolate curls. Not my normal style, but it was fun creating it!

Guests also, enjoyed cupcakes including chocolate chocolate, 24 carrot and lemon drop. Catering and additional goodies were provided by the wonderful team from C&J Catering.
The bridal bouquets were created by the very talented Melissa with C&J Catering. I love the bright colors.

Melissa looked so beautiful before the ceremony. I love the little flower girl
wand with the ribbon details.

Attention to detail makes a wedding extra special and personalized. The escorts cards were hung from the barn door with small wooden clothes pins. Love it.

The center pieces were created by the bride and the table numbers coordinated with all the printed pieces.

Other wonderful details included the coordinating signage for the gift card basket. The guest book area included family photos and a photo book to sign.

Flip flops were even provided for guests with tired feet.

The favors were red velvet whoopie pies with a tag that said “whoopie we’re married”. Wonderful details.

Here’s the horse and buggy waiting for the couple after the ceremony.

Guests also enjoyed a photo booth and live band throughout the evening.

Congratulations Melissa and Dave!

Vendors:

Venue: Landis Valley Museum
Catering and Bridal Party Florals: C&J Catering
Cake and cupcakes: The Couture Cakery

Andrew & Emily at Drumore Estates

Emily and Andrew were married Saturday at Drumore Estates in Pequa. What a stunning estate. The views of the Lancaster countryside are breathtaking and the property is so beautiful.

The wedding colors included lime green and raspberry and the decor included a floral damask pattern. The cake topper design tied in the floral design from the runners. A large sugar peony added a splash of color to the cake.

Each of the cupcakes was decorated with a sugar hydrangea. The cupcake stand was built by the owner of Drumore Estate’s son. I had fun hanging out with Bill the owner. He was so nice.

The cupcake flavors included Nutty Monkey (banana cake with peanut butter buttercream frosting), 24 Carrot (carrot cake with honey cream cheese frosting) and Mocha (chocolate cake with chocolate ganache filling and mocha buttercream frosting).

Here’s a shot of the front of the estate. I could live there!

Vendors:

Venue: Drumore Estate
Photographer: Matthew Tennison (fabulous & incredible..be sure to visit his website)