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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Somebody's Getting Married!

Wow... it's been a busy weekend!  We had a birthday/graduation party Friday night, and I co-hosted a bridal shower Sat night, which ate up a lot of the day Saturday, preparing food. 
I actually got quite a few projects completed last week, and I am hoping to find time this week to actually share them with you.  
For now... you get to see shower fun!

I love to cook, and I especially love to make beautiful food.  This shower was a great excuse to try out a few fun recipes.  The theme was "color", so I knew exactly what I wanted to make!
The first is a Pampered Chef cake recipe that I have had for about 8 yrs and always wanted to try... but just never had the occasion, or wasn't brave enough to attempt it.  
Here it is:  The Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Torte
 I love the simple beauty!  Now it did take a little bit of time to assemble, but that was fun anyway!  This cake used a pound cake box mix...shhh, don't tell! ;)

The next dessert I did was a modified Tuxedo Brownie, also a Pampered Chef recipe.  I love PC, great when you don't have a ton of time, but still want the "wow factor"  
I wanted to use raspberries instead of strawberries, and I added a mint leaf for extra color.  
What do you think?

I made an apron for her shower gift.  My sister-in-law likes to tease me about being so "domestic".  (her words)  I can't wait to throw that one back at her!  ;)  Sooo, I made her an apron... as girly and cutesie as she is!  I hope she prepares many wonderful meals for her family in it. 
 I wish you could see more detail in this pic... but I am not a photographer.  I added a string of pearls around the neck, my personal favorite touch!  And the white ribbon across the middle is actually ruffle-y on top and bottom.  I think she liked it!

And just a sneak peak into the fun.  My very creative co-host, Jen (sister of the bride) came up w/ a game where we split into 3 groups.  Each group had to design either a bridal gown, mother of the bride gown, or a flower girl dress.  So here are the creations!

 Not too many people could be a beaming beautiful bride 
in tissue paper!!  Katheryn definitely pulled it off :)
 Mother of the Bride!
 And Emma Cate loved... 
I mean LOVED being dressed up.  ;)  
I think she's as close as one can get to being a "Professional Flowergirl"  This will be her 5th wedding.

Quick shot of the food table... note the easy and colorful decorations hanging in the window, made by my sister that have now been used and reused for a baby shower, birthday party, and now a wedding shower!  You rock, Bekah!

Thanks for visiting!


  1. Looks awesome and so yummy can you please post the recipe links??

  2. here's the tuxedo brownie cups
    The cake is in PC's Casual Cooking cookbook and is not available online. :(

  3. The tuxedo brownies are one of my go-to party treats. I love them! I can't wait to try this cake. Yours is gorgeous!