Sunday, June 12, 2011

Deann and Nick's Wedding Reception

The bride's colors were black, white, purple & lime green.  The reception was at the new Mahaffie visitor's center on KC Road & Ridgeview - an fantastic place for an event like this; really modern and roomy.   We've driven by it a million times but this was the first time I'd been inside.
The Bride & Groom's cake was a 2-tiered layered vanilla cake (7" bottom, 5" top) filled with Swiss Meringue buttercream, draped in marshmallow fondant. Fresh spider mums on top and satin ribbon/bows. Piped Swiss Meringue pearl detail.
My friend and co-worker Denise's daughter was married in Vegas a few months ago, but had their reception here over the weekend.  This was my first wedding so I was excited but also a little nervous, hoping I could get it all done in time.  With the help of my mom and Karl I delivered 200 cupcakes and a small topper cake and I think the bride really liked how everything turned out. There were 100 vanilla/chocolate mixed cupcakes topped with Swiss Meringue buttercream and the other 100 were topped with disks of marshmallow fondant with crusting buttercream detail.  50 of those had small MMF daisies in the bride's colors.  The cupcake wrappers were fun - for half of them I cut the tops off of some paper doilies from a party store, and made a sleeve to drop the cupcake in (those are on the cupcake tree) and for the rest I wrapped and tied a small ribbon and bow around them.  KG was awesome to built the cupcake tree from cake drums and dummy cakes.

Ava's Magic Cake

For my niece Ava's 6th birthday, her party was "magic" themed.  This was all vanilla cake; 2 layers for the bottom tier filled with buttercream and sliced strawberries),  outer frosting was crusting buttercream.  The magician's hat is 3 layers, filled with buttercream.  The hat is covered with marshmallow fondant.  Bunny head is rice krispie treat wrapped in marshmallow fondant.  Gumpaste details (letters, ears, stars, etc.)  Once again, Aunt Meg made WAY too much cake!

Donna's Garden cake

For my mother-in-law's birthday in May.  I used marshmallow fondant panels around the cake for a base, gumpaste for the fence posts and flowers (which were a big hit with my niece, Leta), and crushed up Oreo cookies for the garden dirt.