Monday, June 07, 2010

spring {bridal} showers

Last weekend included lots of grilling and enjoying the gorgeous weather for us.  It was a pretty wonderful weekend for a party... which is good news, because I'd been busy working on some fun purple cupcakes and a fresh spring-y cake for a couple of bridal showers all week!

The first was for a bride I knew from college.  Her summer wedding will feature a fresh green color, so naturally her cake did as well!  Anna, who requested the cake, said to just have fun with it, so this is what I came up with (daisies are probably a surprise to no one...).  The cake is a two layer 9" basic white cake with white butter cream and fondant.  Something I've really enjoyed the last few weeks is some new cardboard cake boxes and display plates.  Makes me feel official.  :)

Here it is:

Next up were 4 dozen cupcakes for a cupcake tower at a bridal shower my friend from work hosted.  The wedding's main color is a soft pink/purple, so we went with purple cupcakes in a variety of shades.  Cupcakes are fun, fresh, and just delightful to look at.  This was my first time using my new cupcake tip for the piles of frosting on top of these beautiful cakes, and I think I'm in love with it!  Decide for yourself...

I especially enjoy the hued frostings on these cupcakes and the variety of different toppers.  This is a technique I will definitely use again.  The pearled sprinkles are so simple and turn out very elegant.  Fun.

1 comment:

  1. Grace just gave me the address to your blog spot. You really are so very talented. These cupcakes were for my daughters wedding shower and they tasted as wonderful as they are beautiful! Everyone loved them, especially Shayna!!!