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Creativity Checklist: Rainbow Cake

4 Mar

Okay, I’m changing things up a little. Last “checklist” post, I said that I would be tackling the last of the wedding projects…. wellll, I decided to change it up last minute. With my first bridal show happening at the end of the month, I spent a huge amount of time in the kitchen, so I decided to switch my monthly item to tackling the “rainbow cake“.

And I decided to match it to my dessert table and make it shades of blue (like I said, changing it up!) It was pretty fun to make and I was really pleased with the way it turned out. This was also my second time dealing with fondant. I’m learning!


I probably will make an actual “rainbow” colored cake around my birthday. (I can make my own birthday cake right?) But I love the way the blue turned out! And it’s tasty. I may have cheated a little with boxed cake mix but the icing is homemade! Yum!

Want to see more of the dessert table this cake was in? Head over to the Très Sweet Designs blog.

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Dessert Design: Cameo Pink & Black

13 Jan

I felt like a design board for a gorgeous dessert table would be a fun way to say sorry for not being a diligent blogger! But hey, before you scold, I should tell you that I’ve been working hard on task number one for my creativity checklist. So there!

Lately, I have been loving anemones. They are such a gorgeous, simple flower and when I saw that pale pink bouquet with the striking black centers on Martha Stewart, I felt the inspiration flowing. A simple concept and color palette with great details that won’t overwhelm the table. Macaroons, the delicate pattern on the cake, and a pink champagne all tie together without being too “matchy-matchy”.

I know pink and black has been done so many times before, but the blush pink of this board is too beautiful to forget about. And *hint hint*, I do believe this design board will be coming to life very soon!

Anemone Bouquet from Martha Stewart, Pink Macaroon Recipe, Black and White cake, Cameo Jewelery (again) from Martha, The Katharine Bridal Gown, Pink Champagne image here.

"The Hangover" Inspired Dessert Table

15 Nov

“The Hangover” is one of the greatest movies ever, in my opinion and I was psyched when I hopped over to “Hostess with the Mostess” and saw that Jenn was planning her 10 year anniversary party to be in Vegas and this was going to be the theme! She put out the “creative call” for readers to submit inspiration and party ideas to see what the community could come up with. Well, I was not going to sit this one out!

One of the gliches she had expressed was not being able to find great ways to incorporate the tiger. I think I may have solved the problem. With my new found cookie obsession, I set out to create “steak” cookies. Oh, yes. I’m serious. And, no joke, they turned out great!

And for the rest of the table, I decided that a “destroyed hotel room” would be the inspiration. I used a crumpled bed sheet as the table cloth, threw out playing cards, clothes, and, if you’re a real aficionado when it comes to the movie, you’ll even notice the skittles tie in. (“Hey! There are skittles in there!”)

How about some pictures?



I even created a little video, to a very familiar song (if you’ve seen the movie) to give a better idea of what’s going on on the table. What an awesome theme! And, seriously, if you have not seen “The Hangover”, go rent it. You will not regret it!

http://www.youtube.com/get_player

Halloween at Apartment 1313

1 Nov

Welcome to November! I hope you all had a safe and fun Halloween. I thought I would share some more pictures and details from the party Josh and I threw this past weekend. The thing that sparked our interest in have a Halloween party was the fact that our apartment number is 1313. Creepy on its own accord, right?

And of course, this whole month, I’ve been going on about non-traditional Halloween themes. This year, I chose black birds/bird silhouettes.

We invited people through Facebook, so I found an image of bird silhouettes and added the party information in paint with a creepy font. This one was Destroyed License Plate from dafont.com. I also made fun food cards from another “googled” image.


Dead flowers add a nice touch, eh?


I picked up some “matte-finish” ornaments from Hobby Lobby and filled them with black feathers to create a “black orb” kind of feel.


Here you can see my first attempt at decorating cookies. As I mentioned in my October Favorites, I have fallen in love (fairly quickly) with cookies. For this party, I made ghosts and black cats. They turned out rather well for a beginner (if I do say so, myself). More cookie updates to come!

And another note? I will never, ever make candied apples again. First of all, I didn’t find actual sticks, so I ended up using the popsicle sticks that came in the kit, so while they looked spooky (because they were really deep red) they didn’t have the same effect as actual sticks would have had. And then of course was the problem of “they were just a pain in the ass”. They were so sticky, I couldn’t get them off of the cookie sheet. I literally had to use scissors to cut them up. They did look creepy, but it wasn’t worth the work. Now I know.

Once our friends arrived, we had an awesome time! There were so many candles lit, it looked like we were going to be sacrificing someone. Good (and interesting) conversation with good friends.

What did you do for Halloween?