Saturday, October 4, 2014

40th Birthday Celebration

I have debated so many times whether or not to throw myself a party. I was really tired and just wanted to relax. It has been an exhausting year mentally and physically and to top it off I was leaving to go out of town within two days. After much thought; I decided to throw myself a Moroccan Spa at My Place Party. I hired Make Up & Martinis to come out and give my guests and I makeup application along with manicures and pedicures. I even had my cousin come out to curl my hair. I even provided belly dancing hip scarfs for my guests. I had a blast and so glad that I decided to celebrate my life.

The color scheme for the room was fuscia, purple, teal, orange and metallic gold.

I had provided the guests with lite bites to eat while being serviced. We had a tricolor pasta salad, tuna, buffalo chicken dip, french and Caesar salad cups, veggie and fruit skewers with associated dips to accompany, candy jar, and alcoholic jello shots.

For dessert we had no bake key lime cheesecake and a banana pudding taster spoon.

My birthday cake was a Banana Pudding Cake.

#40thbirthdaycelebration #eventstylist #event #stylist

Strawberry Cake Cups

During my birthday party I wanted to honor some of the people that came out to help me successfully create the celebration of the year. Since I am a baker; I decided to give two of my guests that helped with Strawberry Cake Cups. To do this I diced up some cake pieces, macerated strawberries, prepared strawberry glaze and powder sugar glaze. 

Bottom layer: 1/3 of the macerated strawberries and and strawberry glaze.
Second layer: 1/3 of the diced cake
Then repeat until the top is reached; lastly pour powder sugar glaze on top and seal with a lid.

#sweetandsavorytastings #cake #cup #macerated #strawberry #powdersugar #glaze #dessert 

Wedding Shower Cupcakes

I had the pleasure of making wedding shower cupcakes for my client today.  I was so thankful that the client called and gave as much detail about the event as possible. The more details you give about the event the more I can customize the outlook of the dessert. I was told that the colors for the wedding is purple, silver and white. I used a white cupcake liner, white pearl cupcake wrapper along with purple sugar sprinkles and silver pearls. The client requested vanilla cupcakes and vanilla buttercream. When I arrived at the venue for the proposed shower the client was so happy and stated that the cupcakes looks just like it represented the them very well.

#cupcake #vanilla #buttercream #purple #silver #sugar #pearls #candy #sweetandsavorytastings #dessert #bakery

Monday, September 22, 2014

Oreo Ice Cream Cake

This year for my daughter 18th birthday; she requested an Oreo Ice Cream Cake. I used my chocolate cake recipe and my base vanilla ice cream recipe bur added crushed oreos to the mix. I made the ice cream a day prior and let it set up in a spring form pan lined with parchment paper. The parchment paper helps for easy turn out the next day.

#oreo #icecream #chocolate #cake #icecreamcake #sweetandsavorytastings

Friday, September 19, 2014

A Chocolate Affair Wedding Sweet Table

I had the pleasure of putting together a menu of petite desserts for a wedding for 200 guests. All the desserts had to be chocolate based.

I chose the following chocolate desserts:
1. Mini Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream adorned with Chocolate Sprinkles
2. Chocolate Turtle Brownies
3. Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding
4. Oreo Peanut Butter Cheesecake Trifle
5. Gourmet Chocolate Dipped Strawberries (chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, peanut butter chocolate chips, coconuts and oreos)

#chocolateaffiar #chocolate #cupcake #brownies #breadpudding #strawberries #trifle #shooter #nobakecheesecake #sweettable #desserttable #dessertbar #sweetbar #sweetandsavorytastings #weddings #events