Halloween Cookies!

This season was so busy that I didn’t have a chance to bake any Halloween cookies.  Here are some pictures of fun cookies from previous Halloween celebrations.


Coffin Wedding Cake
Cakes, Weddings

Last October, while I was working for Something Sweet by Michelle, we made the cake for Mistress Carrie’s wedding which was held at Mechanics Hall in Worcester.  The cake was three large tiers made in the shape of coffins and covered in dark chocolate ganache.  The sides were piped with vines to look like they had thorns and then painted silver which matched the silver vines on the wedding invitations.  All of the flowers on the cake were made of gum-paste and included two shades of red roses, eggplant calla lilies, and silver thistle.   The linens were black and there were red candles on every surface for ambiance. The bands were warming up while we were setting up the cake and it looked like it was going to be a really fun party!



Beach Themed Bridal Shower
Bridal Showers, Cookies

We recently did some fun beach themed cookies for a bridal shower held in RI over Columbus Day weekend.  The colors for the shower with were white, cotton candy pink, and silver.  I added sage as a fourth color and dusted all of the cookies in a shimmer powder.  We decided to do four different ”beachy” cookies including scallop shells, starfish, conch shells, and sand dollars.  The cookies were packaged 2 in a bag and finished with tags printed on shimmer paper thanking guests for coming to the shower.   

Seashell Cookies

The mother of the bride also decided to surprise the bridal party with tall tiered cake cookies.   These are currently my favorite cookies to make.  I love seeing them all lined up in their boxes…so cute!  For these cakes I used drop flowers in pale pink and white as well as mini roses in a brighter pink and pale yellow.  Each cake cookie has about 30 flowers on it and each of those flowers are made by hand and dried before being affixed to the cookies.  When they’re being added to the cookies I also add small foilage to fill in each grouping.  It’s very time consuming but I think that the end result is definitely worth it.  For these favors we added silver and white tags with each girl’s name to the boxes.   

Tall Tier Cake Cookies

Fall Wedding – Hudson, MA
Cakes, Weddings

 I thought I’d share a few photos from a September wedding held at Charter Oak Country Club in Hudson, MA.  I helped Lindsay from Something Sweet by Michelle deliver the beautiful wedding cake.  The cake was 4 white fondant covered tiers with climbing vines of cymbidium orchids.  It was amazing how the late afternoon sunlight coming in behind the cake through the windows in the ballroom made the orchids glow and almost appear translucent.  Orchids seemed to be a trend with many of the cakes I helped deliver this summer.  There were two mouthwatering cake flavors: Chocolate Fudge Cake filled with chocolate truffle ganache and drizzled with warm pecan caramel and Almond Brown Butter Cake filled with caramel and caramel butter cream.  I’ve tried both and they are absolutely delicious!  

White Orchid Cake

 Here’s a few photographs of the table centerpieces and other details.  The centerpieces featured warm red, orange, and deep purple/burgundy flowers as well as berries, greens and branches.  They chose to alternate both tall and short centerpieces throughout the ballroom.  The colors worked very well with the sage walls and  dark wood/green upholstered chairs in the room.  Their paper goods (menus, table numbers, etc…) all incorporated a vine design done in a shade of claret.

Fall Centerpices

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Fall Themed Bridal Platter
Bridal Showers, Cookies

I recently received an order for a fall themed platter to be used at a bridal shower.  The client’s only requests for the platter were that it had a bridal theme and was done in fall colors.  I chose to include some monogram wedding cakes, champagne flutes, gift boxes, monogram hearts with flower embroidery, engagement rings, fall leaves, mini hearts, and a bride and groom.  Typically I make the engagement ring cookies silver, however I felt that the gold would be a better complement to the warm tones used on the other cookies.