Wedding Cake Topper

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

It's been a very busy week's starting to feel like I'm saying that a lot! Let me explain....

It's wedding week! My husband's and my good friends are getting married this Friday. My hubby is a groomsman, my son is the ring bearer, my daughter is the flower girl and I'm the baker. It's seriously a family affair.   

In between pick-ups, alterations, fittings, bachelor parties and baseball practice I've been working away on their cake. The first step in this cake was to make the topper. It's a fondant sculpture of the bride and groom.
The groom is a firefighter (of course he's in his suspenders) and the bride (who is gorgeous) is sitting on his lap while staring into his eyes .... *sigh*... I love weddings ... 

Here's some pictures of the newly finished topper. I'll be posting pics of the cake when I'm done :) But I have to wait till after Friday, I can't let the bride sneak a peak ;)

Valentine's Day

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

For my amazing die hard blog readers, you might recognize this picture from last year. In truth, I did not make these cookies this year. This year I'm still trying to decide what to do for Valentine's Day. I have a big wedding coming up the following week so I'm not sure that I'll be doing a lot. My girlfriend gave me a hard time about not making cookies this year, but a girl can only do so much ;)  I really do want to make cookies, but I know I need to focus all creative and mental energy on this wedding. If you'd like to make some sugar cookies and decorate them with royal icing here is the link for my amazingly simple royal icing recipe.

If you are lacking some motivation here are some simple ideas to help your valentine feel the love:

* Make heart shaped pancakes and use red food coloring in the batter to make them pink

*Make some toast and use a cookie cutter heart to remove the center of the toast and add some raspberry jam

* Cut out some construction paper hearts and leave some sweet notes for your loved one all over the house

* Put a coffee shop gift card in your loved one's brief case or on their car dashboard.