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Friday, September 3, 2010

Wedding Colors & the Story of a Cupcake Tower

the cupcake tower with ribbons and pins

When my youngest daughter got engaged, she received a ring from Tiffany's.  She didn't ask for a ring from Tiffany's, but she did want a diamond that was ethically mined.  At first, she wanted to 'recycle' a diamond and she looked at many rings from estate sales, etc.  Her husband-to-be, however, wondered about the authenticity of the diamonds and doing some research found that Tiffany's did only choose ethically mined diamonds.  

That's NOT the point....the color of the box became the main color theme of the wedding, along with chocolate brown.  My daughter seemed to fall in love with the color combination and so I set out to make that dream come true.  On a trip to New York City, she visited the Magnolia Bakery.  The Magnolia Bakery became famous because of Sex and the City because the girls in the show frequented the little shop for its sinful delights! The most famous of those delights, however, is the "vanilla vanilla" cupcake.  The vanilla vanilla is pretty much as it states--a lusciously moist vanilla cupcake with creamy buttercream vanilla frosting.  Buying the cookbook was NOT enough--at higher altitudes, the recipe had to be adjusted, modified, baked, and of course, sampled....many times!!
350 degrees for 14,  15,  16,  17,  18 minutes....
So, now we have a cupcake tower and some what?  Well, to get more of their personality into the masterpiece, I found some gorgeous damask ribbon that captured the brown and tiffany blue theme.  I added pearl-headed push pins, a silver spray on the entire tower, and lighting that was wrapped in blue netting along the bottom of the tower.  Silver doilies camouflaged the connection areas and a special cake topper was created to capture the spirit of them both.  The bride, at the age of 3, said she'd be married in a white gazebo.....and the two of them have two dogs: a collie and a yellow lab.  Put those elements together and what do you have?
a yellow lab, a collie, and I DO

So, what do you get when you put them all together?  
Well, let's see....

Photographer for Wedding:  Rick Ney Studios 

Desserts:  ME! The REAL GIRL- website to come! 

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.  ~Emily Brontë



  1. You are amazing! Beautiful cupcakes and mother-of-the-bride?

  2. I just love the ideas of cupcakes at a wedding! And thank you so much for becoming a Rosebud! Make sure you check in when you can as we link someone from the network often and feature a Rosebud every Friday! Cheers!


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