Thursday, May 31, 2012

All that baking...

Twin tables were set up to make serving easier
The freezer was full but Stephanie and I still had some mega baking sessions.

Pre-wedding prepping

Food waiting to be placed on displays
She is now an experienced cake pop and cupcake decorator, too.  The cupcakes were so beautiful, some people didn't think they were real!

If we knew it was going to be a near record breaking heat wave, we would have put together more of the above tea sandwiches I made and less of the hot sandwiches Stephanie had made (although they were SO delicious).

Cupcakes in their travel box

Mini cupcakes and mini pecan "pies"

Cupcakes on display

Cakepops on display
The lighting was not good but I'm hoping you can get an idea how pretty it all looked.


We didn't make the small wedding cake but I knew you would love to see a picture of it.


24 comments:

Rebecca said...

It was all SO beautiful! I can see why some people didn't think the cupcakes were "real"!

Jane said...

Beautiful - a lovely labor of love! It all looks delicious too!

Anonymous said...

Wow! What an "all out" production. You and Stephanie make a great team. Everything is so beautiful and tasty looking.
Know you are ready for a good rest.
So glad you are back--I've missed you.
Blessings, Sharon D.

Marge said...

Oh my! You and Stephanie went above and beyond! So beautiful, and I'm sure Christopher and his beautiful bride appreciated all your work.

Now take a little rest!

Vee said...

Wow! I can tell how beautiful everything is. Those cupcakes are amazing and the cake pops are so exquisite that I've never seen any finer.

Anonymous said...

Very nice. Your daughter's cupcake decorating skills are impressive. Congratulations on the wonderful occasion of your son's wedding!

D/NY

cheryl (copperswife) said...

All of your hard work certainly paid off in a beautiful way!

Anonymous said...

so very, very pretty - love the colors they chose! A lot of work and love in that feast!

Anonymous said...

Oh so pretty...hope your daughter keeps a little photo album of those photos...in case she ever wants to go into a side business catering such for others!! Thanks for sharing. A cake with real flowers is indeed beautiful too.

All the work you and Stephanie did...I hope your son AND his wife will forever appreciate the efforts!! I know you had fun doing it too. I did a huge spread, with help from a couple friends, and decorated etc. a big banquet for my son and his wife for the rehearsal dinner. (Might have been as cheap to take them out...ha...and certainly would have been easier!!) The good part is I did not need to cook much the rest of the weekend with extra relatives and guests on hand to be fed!! I hope you had some left overs as well!!

Rebecca said...

Brenda- I have been enjoying your blog for at least a year now. I hope your son's wedding was truly magical. Everything looks so amazing. I have been so very blessed and encouraged by your writing.

Thank you for sharing these lovely pictures of you and your daughter's labor of love.

Your family is an inspiration to my husband and I.

Rebecca

Ann said...

Looks lovely and delicious ... you both did a great job.

Heather L. said...

Everything was gorgeous!!!! Good job everyone! I couldn't wait to see all the cake pops and the cupcake sleeves Stephanie mentioned. So lovely!!!!

Mrs.Rabe said...

You and Stephanie did an amazing job! Really!

The cake is lovely too - I see Miss M had lots of her favorite color! So pretty!

Deanna

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Oh, Brenda, you and your daughter are SO accomplished. You really are. Everything looks beautiful and I can't imagine how you accomplished it all. It was a wonderful gift to Christopher and his lovely bride. And now I hope your days are calming down a little! Just a tad!

Anonymous said...

That's so pretty.

Could you show us how you did the gorgeous flower tops on the cupcakes? (After you get some rest) :)

Maggie said...

The food looks so pretty =)
A labor of love

Angela said...

Very beautiful, and a lot of work ;)

Kimberly said...

Yeah!!!
Hope you are getting some much deserved rest!

Nancy in Austin said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the shades of purple-- the cupcakes, cake pops, and other desserts were exquisite. What a wonderful gift you and your daughter gave your son and new daughter-in-law!
The newlyweds are an adorable couple. And the family picture was beautiful-- you and your husband look quite proud and happy!

Front Porch Grace said...

Wow! Absolutely, divinely, gorgeous! Thank you for sharing the photos; y'all outdid yourselves. You and Stephanie certainly created Narnia magic.

The Journey said...

everything was beautiful. You guys out did yourselves! Beautiful wedding- I love your dress.

The Journey said...

Absolutely beautiful. Almost too pretty to eat. I loved your dress.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

It' all so beautiful! Those cake pops are amazing! You and Stephanie did such a wonderful job with everything.

Anonymous said...

those cupcakes look so amazing! i adore cupcakes! it all looks so beautiful! joanna :)