Cakes & Snowmobiles…
Cookies, Weddings

I’m excited to share this fun and colorful October wedding!  Christina & Dennis decided to do two completely different cookie designs so that they could incorporate something from each of them into the gifts for their guests.  Christina’s choice of design for the women’s cookie favors was a smaller version of our stacked wedding cake cookie decorated with lots of bright pink and dark purple flowers. They matched the vibrant colors used throughout the wedding as well as their invitations.  The cakes were packaged in a clear plastic box and finished with matching ribbon.  I love seeing so many of these little cookies all lined up, they’re just too cute!

For the men’s favors, Dennis chose a design that represented his favorite pastime, a cookie made to look just like his snowmobile!  We added their wedding date to commemorate the occasion and finished the packaging with black satin ribbon.  Fun!

Check out their photographer  Sheila Bailey’s blog to see more pictures from the day as well as Christina’s fabulous shoes!!

Farmer’s Museum Wedding – Part 2
Cookies, Dessert Displays, Sweets, Weddings

Today I’m posting the second half of Caitlin & Mike’s Farmer’s Museum Wedding, some of the sweets that went into their “Vintage Sweets Table”!  In case you missed it yesterday here’s a look at their cookie favors as well as their beautiful wedding which was featured on Style Me Pretty!  I wanted to make confections that were tasty, fit into the vintage/homemade theme, and could go into the fun “Sweets” bags we made for guests to take their treats home in.

First we made creamy vanilla caramels which were individually wrapped so that they could go into a jar for serving…

Next was pistachio nougat which was also individually wrapped…

I made three different kinds of candy bars, White Chocolate Amaretto, Milk Chocolate, and Bittersweet Orange.  Then I used some brown kraft paper as well as some twine to attach the tags and give the packaging a rustic feel.

Next were marshmallows in two flavors.  I used these as a chance to pull in some color to the overall table design. The light purple were vanilla and the light green were lime!

I made a huge batch of double chocolate caramel popcorn to go into jars for guests to take.  I love this popcorn for weddings as part of a dessert display, packaged as favors, or even just in a big bowl as a snack for guests presented with fun and colorful  sodas…it’s perfect for nibbling (not to mention very addictive!)!

Finally we also made dark and white chocolate dipped pretzel rods as well as some dark chocolate turtles.  I wanted the bags/boxes for guests to collect their treats in to have a rustic and vintage candy store feel.  We bought small white bags and I had a “SWEETS” stamp made to be stamped in periwinkle on each one.  I love using custom rubber stamps as an easy and relatively inexpensive way to add detail to paper goods.

Be sure to check out the full wedding gallery to see more details (it’s beautiful!!), and the final sweets table all set up and captured by the wonderful  Justin & Mary on Style me Pretty!

This was such a fun wedding to work on and Caitlin and Mike were a super sweet couple!  I’m very excited to say that I’ve added several recipes from this table to the collection we’re going to be making for our friends and family as gifts this holiday season!

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Farmer’s Museum Wedding – Part 1
"Inspired" Cookies, Cookies, Design Inspiration, Dessert Displays, Weddings

Now that this has been published on Style Me Pretty, I’m super excited to finally share part 1 of Caitlin and Mike’s wedding which was held at The Farmer’s Museum in NY!

Caitlin was kind enough to share her wedding inspiration board with me, which you may remember seeing earlier this year, and was aiming for a wedding full of rustic elegance with a touch of vintage throughout.  The overall design was done by Jessica of Jessica’s Country Flowers and she came up with some amazing design elements and beautiful floral arrangements to complement the venue and Caitlin’s vision! (Here’s a peek at what Jessica created)

When I saw Caitlin’s inspiration board there were so many ideas and cookie designs that came to mind.  However, after hearing more about what Jessica was planning I settled on doing 2 different cookie designs.  The first was inspired by vintage shadowboxes filled with dried flowers.

I wanted them to be elaborate and overflowing with flowers so I made a variety of different sugar flowers to go on each cookie.

I chose a creamy ivory as the background color and added leaves and ferns.

I really wanted to balance the elaborate floral cookies with something pretty and simple so I chose periwinkle circles and added a delicate border and monogram to match Caitlin and Mike’s invitation font.

I loved how the two designs worked together!  There was just something so sweet about Caitlin’s colors and the mix of  elaborate with simple … a perfect combination of rustic, elegant, and vintage!

Stay tuned for Part 2 of Caitlin and Mike’s wedding…a little behind the scenes at what went into their vintage sweets display!

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Heart Cookies…as in Human Heart Cookies!

In the spirit of Halloween I thought I’d share these slightly creepy human heart cookies!  They were actually made for a client’s daughter to bring into her nursing class as an fun treat for everyone to go along with her presentation on the human heart…

Lucky in Love Cookies
Cookies, Weddings

I made these silver horseshoe cookies back in early September for a wedding being held in Saratoga, NY.  The cookies were designed to include several details that were meaningful to the couple and their love story.  First, they chose a horseshoe shape as the groom actually owns a racehorse and the wedding was being held in Saratoga, NY.  It is a fitting shape for a wedding cookie as horseshoes are often seen as a sign of good luck.  I hand-painted each horseshoe silver and we personalized the cookies by adding the couple’s monogram in violet.  To tie in their wedding colors of lavender and baby blue we added 2 vines of delicate flower embroidery as well as the wedding date done in blue and finished the packaging with lavender tulle.  My favorite subtle detail was the choice made by the couple to package the cookies so that they looked like a “U”.  They actually met while  in college at a football game at the University of Miami, who’s logo/symbol just happens to be a “U”…what a sweet touch!!