Last Saturday I had the pleasure of participating in the 2nd annual Santa’s Secret Workshop in West Hollywood, California. The incredible event was put on by my friends Bill Horn and Scout Masterson, held at the Andaz Hotel in West Hollywood.
Stars gathered to benefit LA Family Housing and were treated to manicures from mom.me, photos with Santa from HP, crafts from Joann Fabrics, and cookie decorating with Jenny Cookies! In addition to our cookie decorating station, we created two dessert displays for the guests to enjoy. The mom.me lounge housed a chic white and silver dessert bar filled with snowflake sugar cookies, snowball cookies, sparkly cake pops, coconut cupcakes, and our signature rose cake. In the main room, we created a North Pole Bakery dessert table overflowing with holiday themed desserts such as red velvet brownies, candy cane marshmallows, Christmas tree rice krispy treats, holiday fudge, oreo cake lollipops, santa hat sugar cookies and more.
The event was so much fun. I had the chance to meet fellow Seattle-ites, Bachelor alums Jason and Molly Mesnick, and chat about their upcoming baby due this March. Pregnant Malin Akerman was just as cute as can be and even whispered the sex of her baby to me. Eek! So exciting. My sweet friend Tiffani Theissen came with her darling daughter Harper, who loved our cookie decorating station. Gilles Marini remembered us from last year’s event and left his family behind to sneak treats from our North Pole Bakery table. And my home away from home LA family, the whole Spelling/McDermott crew came out to kick off the holiday season with us. I always love seeing my girl Stella, the most fashionable 4 year old around!
A big thanks to Wilton for sending their fantastic products to create these tables and our cookie decorating station. We love Wilton!
All of the gorgeous cake plates and display pieces on our tables were provided by Minted and Vintage, a dessert display company in LA.
See additional photos and read more about Santa’s Secret Workshop on People.com
Last month I had the opportunity to create a dessert table for Tori Spelling’s chic new kid’s and baby clothing line Little Maven.
Camp Little Maven was created to launch this new brand for JC Penney. It was beyond cute. Little Maven clothes strung across the entire venue from vintage clotheslines, a faux campfire for roasting smores, a fishing pond for the kids to fish, teepees to play in, bugs to discover, crafts to make, and of course lots of dessert to enjoy!
For the dessert table we had a banner, table runner, and mini tent made from Little Maven fabrics. I scoured antique stores and ebay for vintage camping items such as vintage camp stoves, lanterns, enamelware, and even a tin tackle box and picnic basket. Desserts were set atop real tree stumps and were given camp themed names, such as kumbaya krispies and campfire cake pops. We decorated sugar cookies like the 6 main Little Maven fabrics, and topped the table off with a two-shaded pink cake with a mini tent on top. It was such a fun theme, I loved Camp Little Maven!
See more of this amazing launch party on Tori’s blog EdiTORIal.
In October we created a dessert table for an exclusive Seattle wedding event for brides and grooms to visit and meet the industry’s top vendors. This was not your typical wedding show. Event lighting, plenty of food, cocktails, performances and an aerial artist greeting you upside down with a glass of champagne when you walked in the door…well those were just a few of the antics that went on. It was an incredible night and we had an absolute blast participating!
We created this Falling in Love themed dessert table for Ashly and Scott’s fall wedding. The table was filled with caramel apples, cupcakes, mini pies, homestyle cookies, and a rustic buttercream cake. We loved how this table turned out!
Congratulations Ashly and Scott!
This darling table was created for a bride-to-be who loved all things vintage. I had the chance to use a lot of pieces from my vintage cake topper collection. For the desserts, we did a variety of colorful cakes in different buttercream textures, along with sugar cookies, cupcakes, and cake lollipops.
My father in law turned 60 last month. I wanted to make him a masculine cake, something different from my usual fluffy, pretty, buttercream cakes.
I headed to the nearest Cabella’s and found this camo “G”, and picked up these plastic deer at Michaels. For the cake, we did a german chocolate cake, then coated the sides in chopped walnuts.
It turned out super cute, and definitely masculine! Happy 60th Grandpa George!
This sweet dessert table was created special for my cousin Erika. She and her fiance chose a peach themed wedding, with gold accents. For her dessert table, we did peach shaped sugar cookies, gold dusted cake lollipops, mini pies, fluffy buttercream cupcakes, and a rustic cake with peach flower accents set atop a gold cake plate. It turned out gorgeous!
Congratulations Erika and Robb!