Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. All the hearts, the red and pink, the classic conversation hearts, and all the love that’s in the air. So fun. But my favorite is the vintage valentines. I love, love, love vintage valentines.
So last year, while Dan watched the Superbowl, I baked and set up a fun Valentine’s Day cookie decorating table, vintage valentine themed. I invited a couple of my friends and their children over for a heart shaped pizza lunch and an afternoon of buttercream icing and sprinkles.
In December I met Bachelor alums Jason and Molly Mesnick at Santa’s Secret Workshop. Jason and Molly have been married now for three years, live here in Seattle, and are expecting their first baby together this March. I was thrilled to create a dessert table for Molly’s special day, her “baby party” as she called it.
Minted designed a darling invitation and coordinating party decor. Using gender neutral colors (gray, green, yellow, and white) along with baby animals, giraffes, elephants, zebras, and sheep. To incorporate the stationary into the dessert table, I pulled the colors into the icing, and made animal shaped sugar cookies to coordinate with the invitation. With Minted’s matching table confetti, I made a bunting to hang across vintage windows, and made an even tinier one for the top of the cake.
Our table was featured on people.com as well as E! online, Yahoo, Project Nursery, The Bump and more. The shower was also shown on E! News with Giuliana Rancic, giving Jenny Cookies a great shout-out! Yay!
Congratulations Jason and Molly! I can’t wait to meet your new bundle of joy!
Back in October, I had the pleasure of creating a dessert table for Tori Spelling’s youngest daughter Hattie’s 1st birthday party. Hattie, known as Hattie Cat by her family, is just an absolute doll. Tori chose a Mad Hattie Tea Party theme, with Alice in Wonderland accents.
For Hattie’s dessert table, we decided instead of a separate table for desserts, we’d use the tea party table as our actual dessert table. Tori has an incredible farm table that seats 16, which was perfect for this party. We used mismatched vintage chairs for seating and set gorgeous vintage china teacups at each place setting. The abundance of overflowing desserts made up our centerpiece. I made 5 different cakes, 3 different kinds of mini and regular sized cupcakes, cake lollipops, sugar cookies, brownie bites, rice krispy treats and more. It was a dessert feast! Paper lanterns hung above the table creating the tea party scene from Alice in Wonderland. It was more than perfect. I have to say, this was one of my favorite tables ever!
Happy 1st Birthday Miss Hattie Cat!
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!