Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Weddings and Bridal showers and anniversaries, oh my!








And again another month has gone by in between posts . . . I always have the best intentions to keep this site up to date, but between working and cookies and summer with my kids it hasn't happened!  I really want to share a couple of wedding, bridal shower and anniversary platters I've done in recent weeks.   I have done these types of platters for a while now and just love how they are evolving.  It's so fun to take the same general concept (bride & groom, cakes, flowers, champagne, etc) and customize for the couple!


This first one was for a bridal shower for Lindsy.  Kathy sent me swatches of the bridesmaids dresses, photos of Stephen's linen tux and Lindsy's dress, and even a photo of the cake!  Her attention to detail really brought this platter to life as a cookie representation of the wedding to come.  What a lovely color combo!


I was so excited to make this platter for my former co-worker Jimmy and his fiance Natalie.   It was a treat to make it for the surprise "groom shower" the office threw for him.    Their colors of navy blue and magenta made for a vibrant cookie platter.    I have been enjoying using the "Mr. & Mrs." cookie stencil from the Cookie Countess on these platters, and this time I added a coordinating "Mr. & Mrs." round cookie.


I made this most recent bridal shower platter last weekend.  The bride's mom Tracey told me the wedding would feature lots of sunflowers with marine blue accents.  She also told me they would have pie instead of a traditional wedding cake.  It was a lot of fun to make pie cookies for this platter!   I really loved how this one turned out!


In keeping with the wedding theme, I was asked by a dear friend to make a platter for their family celebration of her mom and dad's 50th wedding anniversary.    This platter featured the schools the couple attended together and separately and where they worked for years and years.  They are also both bird lovers and flower lovers so I included lots of those!  I also made a second platter celebrating the family their union has created:  4 daughters and their husbands and six grandchildren!