Ashley and Erick’s Wedding Cake…bows & lots of ruffles

I had the tremendous honor of creating Ashley and Erick’s wedding cake. Ashley and her mom were such a joy to work with. The very elegant wedding reception took place at the beautiful Hershey Country Club. The theme of the cake was lots of ruffles. Ashley wanted to incorporate a bow and their monogram while keeping the design very elegant. I loved how the cake turned out.

 The florals by Blooms by Vickery included beautiful large silver bowls filled with white hydrangea and pink roses. Tall silver candelabras were also included on some of the guests tables for a nice variation of high and low designs.
 

 The elegant escort cards were designed by Love Jessica.
The cake flavors included white cake with peanut butter buttercream filling and chocolate cake with chocolate ganache and raspberry chambord buttercream filling.
It was such a pleasure working with Ashley. I wish you and Erick a wonderful new life together πŸ™‚
Vendors:
Florals: Blooms by Vickery, Camp Hill
Stationery: Love Jessica
Cake: The Couture Cakery


Thanksgiving 2011 Sweets Table

Thanksgiving is the one holiday my husband’s entire family tries to get together for. With five brothers and sisters and lots of kids young and old, it’s a crazy but fun day. It all began yesterday with the annual Turkey Bowl (football game) and finished off with dinner at my brother and sister-in-law’s beautiful home in Princeton, NJ.

My contribution was a sweets table for everyone to enjoy and a special way to celebrate my wonderful mother-in-law’s birthday.
Treats included chocolate dipped pretzels, puppy chow, whoppers and more.
Beautiful Oreos by Sweeties by Kim added a special touch to the table. The gold swirl print on the milk chocolate was so pretty.

Cupcake flavors included Lemon Drop, Strawberry shortcake, Oreo and Chocobutter.
What a great day with amazing family and friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving this year too πŸ™‚


Mommy to Bee Baby Shower Cake

It seems like baby shower season is in full swing.  This is a fun cake I made recently for a shower at the Colonial Country Club in Harrisburg. The theme was “mommy to bee” including a black and yellow color scheme and bubble bee accents.

 The little flying fondant bees looked so cute hovering above the cake.
 Just a pop of of color with a bright yellow peony was the perfect accent. The cake flavor was spice cake with caramel buttercream filling.

Jessica & Jarred’s Charming Fall Wedding

 Jessica and Jarred were so much fun to work with. They were married and had their reception at the charming barn at Wind at the Willows in Grantville. Jessica and Jarred found their invitation design and coordinating stationery pieces on Etsy. The dangling vines of hearts and rustic theme inspired the cupcake, cake and table design.
I incorporated the dangling vines from the stationery on the cake. The cupcake tower was placed on a low wooden stump and the additional cupcakes were placed on stumps surrounding the tower.  Each cupcake was decorated a with a sugar blossom that coordinated with their wedding colors. The adorable wooden bird cake toppers were the perfect touch.
The charming burlap bunting looked perfect with the rustic decor. Like I always say, 
it’s all about the details.
 
The florals were designed by Queen Bee Floral Design. I’ve had the opportunity 
to work with them quite a bit this year and I really love their work.
 Here is the adorable couple. I love the red bridesmaid’s dresses and the colorful bouquets.
Congratulations again to Jessica and Jarred!!
A special thanks to Valerie Newman Photography for letting me share her photos.
 Vendors:
Venue: The Barn at Wind in the Willows
717.469.0887, Dave and Pam: graybill4@hotmail.com

Thanksgiving Dessert Table Ideas

 I’m sharing a sweet’s table I designed last Thanksgiving for our family get together to give you some inspiration to do something fabulous for your holiday get together. I downloaded Posh Pixels Design Studio’s free So Thankful printable collection for inspiration for the table design.
 It happens that my wonderful mother-in-law’s birthday is celebrated as well, so I made a ruffle cake for her birthday. Click here to learn how to make this adorable cake from Martha Stewart’s website. I also incorporated some of my favorite cookies… French Macaron’s…yum!
 Chocolate dipped marshmallow pops are fun and easy to make, plus a treat your kids can help make. Just dip the marshmallows into melted chocolate, decorate them with sprinkles and insert a candy stick.
The collection of tags with just perfect. I loved the fun combination of colors and modern design.
You can incorporate apothecary jars and containers with goodies like Puppy Chow or any sweets you like. I added lemon candy to compliment the colors theme.
The harvest spice popcorn from the local farmer’s market was delicious! Plus, cupcake are a must πŸ™‚
The printable designs from Posh Pixels Design Studio were just perfect. Please visit their website for more of their fabulous designs.
Here are some other wonderful printables you can use for your 
Thanksgiving sweets table from some of my favorite vendors:
Hostess with the Mostess:
Tomkat Studio:
Ander’s Ruff: 


Lindsey & Paul’s Fall Cupcake Wedding

 Lindsey and Paul had their tented reception at the beautiful Lime Springs Farm in Lancaster. 
What an amazing venue.
 Since it’s fall, maple leaves make the perfect edible cupcake decorations. The beautiful florals were created by the very talented Sandra Porterfield.
 The cupcake flavors included Vanilla Vanilla, Chocobutter and Red Velvet.
I love this floral design…very creative.
 Dinner was provided by Hess’s Barbeque Catering
The staff at Lime Springs Farm was amazing.
Congratulations Lindsey and Paul!
VENDORS:
Photographer: Todd Spitler 
Cupcakes: The Couture Cakery