Alphabet 2nd Birthday Party!

Believe it or not, I have ANOTHER kid…who I’ve never blogged about. ūüėÄ Until now! I’m still in the process of digging up his first birthday pics but in the meantime we’re just gonna skip ahead to his SECOND birthday.

We did an alphabet theme for this one because the child knew his alphabet forwards and backwards way before he turned two. And boy themes are TOUGH…farm animals, cars, jungle, cartoon/tv shows…ugh. Not my style so much but the alphabet theme turned out cute! Here are a few pics from our fun day…

It was a fun party with beautiful weather and awesome friends! And a certain two year old ate WAY too many chocolate letters off of the chocolate chip cookie bars while mom wasn’t looking but hey, it was his birthday and c’mon chocolate is just GOOD. ūüėȬ† We love you E!

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Kitty Cat 4th Birthday Party!

Since birthday parties are rolling around again, I thought I’d finally get around to posting LAST year’s birthday party pictures. I’m so on top of it! Avery decided on a Kitty Cat theme which was super fun to come up with all the decor and treats for. All the little desserts were made by me except the AWESOME cat cake. Goodies included chocolate cherry mice, feline faces, cat claws, meow mix and hair balls!

We had such a fun time! Hope you enjoy the pics!

P.S. If you want to see past birthdays here is her Rainbow Sprinkles and Confetti FIRST Birthday Party, Ice Cream Shoppe 2nd Birthday Party and Sparkle Princess 3rd Birthday Party!

The table!

The birthday girl in her black kitty cat dress with her bestie!

 

More friends!

 

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Fire Truck Birthday Party

A few weeks ago I was asked to do a dessert table for a little boy’s firetruck/firehouse birthday party.¬† Of course I said yes!¬† It sounded like so much fun.¬† But then I realized…what kind of desserts do I do for a firetruck theme?!¬† I have done plenty of dessert tables for weddings, baby showers and bridal showers but a boy’s firetruck birthday party?¬† Ummm, no.

I immediately turned to Google for ideas and was able to come up with some fun stuff!¬† I honestly am not a big decorator/detail person when it comes to desserts.¬† I like to make stuff that tastes amazing and just looks good.¬† Fondant and decorated sugar cookies have never been my thing.¬† So it was challenging to find desserts that I could do that didn’t require crazy decorating skills.¬† But I came up with a great spread! If I do say so myself.

We had Twizzlers to represent a firehose, fire hydrant sugar cookies, “flaming” yellow and red swirled marshmallows, red and yellow Jelly Belly’s and of course, cupcakes!¬† I was SO happy with how everything turned out and so was the client (which of course is the MOST important thing).¬† It was a fun challenge and more importantly everything was delicious!

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Love is Sweet

My last and final post about our trip to Illinois in August! ¬†I’ve covered chocolate, pie and cupcakes and now the grand finale—the wedding!!! ¬†Jeremy and Lisa worked together at the church we went to in Rockford and when we left a mere 2.5 years ago she wasn’t even dating anyone but before we knew it she was engaged to Adam and it was wedding time! ¬†Lisa is a very detailed oriented person so I expected alot out of this wedding and I can honestly say I was not disappointed! ¬†It was totally a gorgeous, picture perfect wedding. ¬†Seriously.

The ceremony was at 1, with a dessert reception immediately following outside on the front lawn of the church. ¬†There was a white tent with the most amazing spread of mini cupcakes, cheesecakes, chocolate-dipped strawberries, hand pies, mini brownies and chocolate dipped pretzels. ¬†I LOVE mini anything, especially desserts, so it was a feast for the eyes! ¬†And her colors were some of my favorites…pink, grey, black and white. ¬†Loved it.

A few hours later there was a dinner reception at the Rockford Art Museum.  The venue was awesome but even more awesome was this candy buffet!  It had gummies, Jordan almonds, Circus Peanuts, lollipops, gumballs, jelly beans and taffy.  So fun!

Lastly, the wedding cake! ¬†Isn’t it so sweet?? ¬†To my surprise this was a strawberry shortcake cake! ¬†The frosting on the outside looked like buttercream but was actually a whipped cream frosting and the inside was layers of yellow cake with strawberries and more whipped cream in between! ¬†Loved it. ¬†Definitely different and memorable!

We were so happy we were able to share in Lisa and Adam’s special day and wish them all the best!

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Treetop Friends Baby Shower

A couple of weekends ago I had the extreme joy of hosting my little sister’s baby shower. ¬†I am beyond thrilled that she is having a baby…it’s just her and I in our family and she is the first to have a baby/grandbaby, so this is pretty exciting for us and our parents! ¬†In just a little less than a month we’ll be welcoming baby Micah into the world and you can bet he will be spoiled to death. ¬†And I will probably spoil him the most! ¬†At least I’m gonna try. ¬†Haha.

The shower was a brunch and held at my parent’s church. ¬†We did a delicious breakfast casserole and fresh fruit, along with a dessert table that I planned months ago. ¬†It all came together perfectly and everyone had a great time. ¬†So wonderful having the opportunity to bless the parents-to-be. ¬†Great memories.

The shower was themed after the nursery, which is going to be Treetop Friends. ¬†Think trees, bird’s nests, owls, etc…

Here is the AMAZINGLY detailed cake by Celebrations by Sonja.  It seriously looked just like the invitation.  This is all buttercream, no fondant and I can honestly say her cakes not only look fabulous but are probably some of the best tasting I have every had.

Now for the dessert table…

“Treeknot” Mini Cinnamon Rolls

 A close-up of all the yumminess.

The macaroon “bird’s nests” were delicious and it was the first time I’d ever made them. ¬†I got the recipe here and just tweaked a little by omitting the Nutella, adding some almond extract and filling them with blueberries and drizzling melted white chocolate over the top. ¬†Yum.

Such a fabulous time…now we wait for baby Micah to make his grand entrance!

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A Vintage Christmas

I am so in love with this pretty, pastel vintage Christmas dessert table. ¬†If only I had time to squeeze in another Christmas party before this weekend, I’d so do this. ¬†For now I’ll just have to be happy with looking at these pictures…over and over and over again.

 

If you’d like to see more of the photos, you can check them out here. ¬† Hope everyone is having a great week so far! ¬†Only a couple days until Christmas!

 

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Vogue Girl-Cake for Princess

I haven’t done a lot of non-dessert recipe posts on my blog–as a matter of fact, I’m not sure if I’ve ever done any!¬† But, I saw these pictures from Vogue Girl that someone had shared on Facebook and I knew that I just HAD to put them on my blog.¬† I love everything about these pictures from the chandeliers to the tables to the way the models are posed…and of course the desserts!¬† Just beautiful.¬† I plan to be doing more posts like these in the future…not necessarily a recipe, but always dessert-related.

I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I did.  Have a lovely evening!

 

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