Another fun table from June was the Bake Shop dessert table we did for a baby shower in Mercer Island. The couple hosted a sip and see for their close family and friends to meet their new baby girl. The hosts showered their guests with not only sips but lots of sweets as well!
Summer has been so busy, I’m just now getting to blog the fantastic dessert tables I was able to do over the last two months. From wedding tables to baby showers, corporate events to birthday parties, it’s been a very eventful season!
In June I was asked to create a 50th birthday Golf themed dessert table for a very important person at Microsoft. What a fun table this was to put together! We did a green cake with a hole in one at the top, golf ball cookies, cake pops, and cupcakes. The team at Microsoft was incredible to work with. Happy 50th Birthday Brian!
My sweet little Ally is now a Kindergarten graduate. I can hardly stand to think of her being away from me next year in full day first grade. I had a hard enough time sending her to kindergarten 5 days a week!
But what an exciting year she had. I can’t believe how much she has learned in just 9 short months. She learned to read, write, spell, add and subtract, and most important, learned even more about Jesus. Every week at Northshore Christian Academy she was given a new bead to add to her “bible necklace” if she had memorized the weekly bible verse. Her little necklace is filled with colorful beads! We are so proud of our girl, she is truly one of the sweetest, most caring little girls you’ll ever meet.
To celebrate her accomplishments we threw her a pink ombre themed graduation party. All things pink! My incredibly talented photographer friend Kaylee of Kaylee Eylander Photography captured all the details of the day, from the grad hat cookies, diploma topped cupcakes, to the inside of a pink ombre ruffle cake. We snacked on diploma tortilla wraps tied in pink bows and sipped pink lemonade, while the kids filled their goodie bags with as much pink candy as their pink polka dot bags would hold.
Guests were sent home with pink ombre cakes in a jar, topped with paper grad hats complete with yarn tassels! And Ally didn’t leave the party empty handed, we gave her a new iPod engraved with her graduation year. 2024. Eek. I can’t even fatham that.
Congratulations Ally James! We are so proud of you!
This past weekend I had the pleasure of creating the dessert table for my cousin’s baby shower. My aunt and I chose the theme months ago, before we knew the baby’s gender. My aunt shares the same love of all things vintage, so it was easy for us to agree on a theme. We went with vintage storks!
This table was so fun. I made a turquoise ribbon cake and placed it on an old baby scale, which actually worked and informed us the cake weighed 12lbs! The cookies were baby carriages, rattles, and babies in blankets. Sugared cake pops stood inside an antique glass baby carriage, topped with the iconic pastel baby shower mints. Tiny pacifiers were tied around the mini apple cobblers, and nestled inside an old tin bread box. Blue mason jars, milk glass vases and even an old baby bottle warmer held beautiful blue and white hydrangeas. I made bunting and garlands out of fabric scraps I’d scored at an estate sale, and hung them from old doors for the backdrop.
Naturally, living in Seattle, we woke up to thundershowers the morning of the shower. Our outside baby shower had to be moved indoors, which no one was thrilled about. Furniture had to be moved out, and shower decor had to be brought in. I guess when you live in Seattle, you just have to count on the rain. It always seems to make it’s appearance on days I’m throwing a party!
Can’t believe a whole year has already passed since Simone’s 1st Birthday at the Santa Monica Pier Carousel. Sweet Simone is now 2, and as darling as ever.
We celebrated her 2nd birthday with all things pink and purple. From the ruffled ombre’ pink and purple cake, purple sugared cake pops, to #2 polka dotted sugar cookies, guests enjoyed the party on a sugar high.
Thank you Bill and Scout for including me in such a special event! Simone is one lucky little girl to be surrounded with so much love.
Photos: Frances Iacuzzi Photography & Jenny Keller
It’s all about ombre’ this season. Not only can we wear it as our hairstyle, nails and fashion, we can ombre’ in buttercream as well! Loving this ruffle ombre cake and 1st birthday smash cake. Even cookies can look great in ombre’ colors.
I am discovering more and more ways to make buttercream as appealing and even more gorgeous than fondant covered cakes. Using fondant is sometimes necessary to achieve a certain look or concept, but there is nothing like sinking your teeth into a cake covered in buttercream.
Loving this blue ombre cake we did for a boy baby shower. Just because it’s a blue doesn’t mean it can’t be pretty! We did batman in buttercream, which could have been completely fondant covered, but instead we just used the fondant as accents to decorate Gotham City. The pink ombre cake was for a sweet 16th, and Barbie was made trendy covered in ombre pink buttercream roses.