Monday, November 16, 2009

A (anything but) "Hokie" Bridal Shower

These fall flowered cupcakes, cake topper and Virginia Tech Hokie Bird sugar cookies were made for a bridal shower. The bride (Jen) is a friend of mine and I had the honor of attending the party as well, which was so much fun! It was a wonderful party, planned by her mom and bridesmaids and it had a lot of little touches that were perfectly Jen.

These are the cupcakes - chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with a swirl of vanilla frosting on top. Each cupcake was topped with a large flower made of fondant in fall colors.

The cake was vanilla with chocolate frosting and filling, covered in cream colored fondant, topped with a bouquet of fall flowers, with a brown and burgandy ribbon around the base.

Finally, as a party favor, I made Hokie Bird sugar cookies to celebrate the bride's favorite college football team/alma mater.  These were displayed at each place setting in clear goodie bags and tied with a burgardy ribbon.


Fall, Football & Vows

This NY Giants jersey themed grooms cake was commissioned by a bride as a surprise for her soon-to-be husband at their rehearsal dinner this past weekend.  Inside was a red velvet cake with cream cheese filling - his favorite! 

It was decorated to look like a football jersey, with the couple's last name across the top, the NY Giants logo in the center and a mini-football on top. Lying in a bed of fall leaves to denote the season, this cake was really fun to make!

Making the leaves was a fun project - they are made of fondant and I got the colors by mixing different colors together and rolling them out while they still had a tie-dyed look, rather than fully mixed together. Leaf cut-outs and my newly discovered favorite decorating tool - veiner molds - really brought them to life! My favorite leaf is the dark maroon colored one in the front! :)



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