Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sweet Treats

Last Saturday we had a wedding shower for Kyler and Kara. While Kara's sister, Kelli, was the mastermind behind the whole party, I did help out a little. I used the shower as the perfect excuse to try a few new things and be creative! Kelli picked out the pink and brown decorations she wanted to use, and I made these beautiful, simple invitations to match.

Terry and I were going to order a cake from Costco when she got the brilliant idea that we I could make the cake. I was really excited about planning and executing something I hadn't ever done before. Thank goodness for the Internet...I watched a lot of videos on how to make my icing smooth!!

This was my first tiered cake, and the first one that was for someone other than my boys. How picky can a 2 and 1 year old be, but a lot of people were going to see this cake! Overall, I was very pleased with this cake, I learned a lot and had a lot of fun in the process.

A few months ago on one of the baking blogs I read, I saw wedding cake cookies and I just knew I had to make some. Back then I didn't know who to make them for, but then when we started planning the shower I thought they would make the perfect favor. To go along with the cakes, I also made some daises.

On a different cookie blog, I saw a Scrabble board awhile back and knew it would be perfect for my favorite Scrabble loving couple!

The heart should have probably been in a different place for the photo and I should practice piping letters a little more...but overall I love the look of them!!
Kyler and Kara, I hope that you had fun at your shower! And Kelli, thanks for letting me help out!


Kara said...

It was perfect, and I loved all the beautiful details! You all did such a wonderful job!

Your favorite MIL said...

I see a whole lot more cake/cookie decorating in your future! I'm glad "we" made the cake! "We" did an awesome job!!! :)

Mom said...

Dana it all looks beautiful...Grandma Tomaw would be so proud of you!

Craig said...

Look at you - SO CREATIVE! Everything looked so professional!

Kyler said...

Thanks for helping put on the party. Loved the cake and the Scrabble pieces.