Monday, February 22, 2010

Two very Tweet Birthdays!

I love referrals! I met this client while delivering the previous post (Strawberry Blonde Bridal Shower). She has two daughters 1 and 3, whose birthdays are weeks apart. She sent me the invitation above, and I knew it would be a fun project! We made the cupcakes below along with two crash cakes (no photo sorry :( ). Crash cakes are typically for first birthday parties that the baby can dive into! I add extra buttercream for extra cute pictures!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Strawberry Blonde Bridal Shower

When my friend, and super-suitie Jen Isham called to book her best friend's strawberry themed bridal I knew I was in for a fun project! We made strawberry blonde cupcakes, of course, which are vanilla cupcakes with strawberry buttercream (which has a naturally pink color). The cupcakes were accented with graphic strawberries made of fondant and royal icing. We made a little 6"tier to match the cupcakes of pink fondant with a sweet white eyelet reminiscent border. When she said the invitations read "How Sweet It Is" I knew this border was a definite. Jen, who was a contestant on The Next Food Network Star, and now has her own blog created an entirely strawberry themed menu.


Welcome Strawberry Milkshake Shooter ( non alcoholic )

Butler Passed Hors d’oeuvres

Mini Strawberry and Brie Grilled Cheese on Raisin Bread

Shrimp with a Strawberry, Kiwi, Shallot, Lime and Mint Salsa Fresca

Strawberry, Cucumber, Mint Bruschetta with Chardonnay Smoked Fluer de Sel ( salt J )

First Course

Chilled Strawberry Soup with Orange Zested Crème Fraiche

( hints of cinnamon and black pepper )

Main Course

Mixed Baby Greens Salad with Poached Chicken Breast, Balsamic Macerated Strawberries and Candied Walnuts


Cake and Coffee

Oh, doesn't that sound heavenly??? PS the first picture is the bride, Shannon, who will also be The Sugar Suite's bride in April.... can't wait!