Monday, April 30, 2012


This week I'm throwing together a "snack" for the women's retreat this weekend at my church. Cookies, cupcakes, mmmmm!!

I'm trying out a new chocolate chip cookie recipe, the dough has to "sit" for 36 hours!!

So Wednesday I will let you know how they taste. I'm excited! I'll also post the recipe.



Summer and Fall Weddings

Can you believe tomorrow is May 1st? I'm sitting here this morning working on contracts for fall & winter 2012 into 2013, and thinking "wow, the year is FLYING!". Not to mention all the orders I'm putting in this week for my summer weddings. Burlap & Lace anyone?

Yes, my summer. Lots of vintage, rustic-style events on the horizon. I've put in an order this morning for about 450yds of burlap, and seriously wonder if I should have ordered more. But I'm excited, I am cutting a custom burlap aisle runner, that I hope to be able to use as a rental afterwards *cross fingers*, and I will have burlap table runners (these I am seriously excited about!), burlap chair sashes (for mountain weddings, add in a wired pine cone on the back), and burlap bags to use for flower arrangements and to hang from trees.

And then lace. I'm hunting for the perfect lace pattern, I think a trip into LA is on the horizon, there's simply no where else in Southern California to hunt for fabrics. For any of you do-it-yourself brides, I highly HIGHLY recommend a trip into the Garment District of LA. A word of caution though. Please be careful shopping at the flower market though, they tend to sell non-wholesale clients their week+ old flowers. You think you are getting a good price, but they just won't hold up as well, specifically roses, peonies & other delicate flowers. Honestly, I really recommend you consult with a florist for your wedding flowers, at least for your bouquet. You would be surprised how inexpensive it can be, and how less stressed YOU will be!

A fun cake I have planned? Wood-grained fondant with "initials" carved. This particular bride, her father is making a custom stump to put the cake on (in addition to the hand-made benches & arbor for the ceremony! Now if I can get him to carve a bear.....), and so the idea to do wood-grain detail in fondant, it just seems to flow with the design.

So many other exciting things on the horizon this summer and fall. A wedding with a cotton candy machine, a custom cookie bar (I'm testing a new chocolate chip cookie recipe this week, I'm super excited about it!), candy bars, and rustic mountain/backyard weddings!

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Have a fabulous last day of April and first week of May! Our weather here in Southern California is going to be gorgeous!!



Thursday, April 26, 2012

Mother's Day Specials

Call or email and mention you saw this blog post!

Super-secret specials!!



Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Thinking of you

A special arrangement for a friend, just because. Tulips, peonies, ranunculus, stock flower, wax flower, smells so yummy!!

I wrapped the 12" vase with pretty ribbon, a nice way to also cover the water line!

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Black & White Wedding Part 2

Some more photographs from the wedding this past weekend! The bouquets, centerpieces, and the car! Oh the car!! 1953 classic!!!

My lovely sister did the photography on this wedding, so I know she will be posting some fabulous photos soon, as well as some video clips on Vimeo. Stay tuned!

Congratulations April & Aaron! May you have a long and happy life together!


Monday, April 23, 2012

Black & White Wedding Cake

What a fun couple this was! The bride went with a complete black & white theme, think "rockabilly". I had alot of freedom with this cake!

The draping and lace on the cake was meant to compliment her dress, and it did!

I do believe this is my favorite wedding cake thus far. I love any cake with edible lace on it though!



Friday, April 20, 2012


I've posted this before but, I'll do it again! M Cupcakes n Pastries on Roy Rodgers Dr in Victorville, yummy Macarons!! They also have delicious cupcakes and French pastries!




Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Design inspirations

I found all these fun pieces at Ross a couple weeks ago. I think they could make some very interesting centerpieces for a rustic or mountain wedding. (okay, I don't "think", in reality I know they would!!)

Lots of exciting things this weekend, looks like we are double booked! Exciting times!!!



Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Black & White Wedding

Prepping for this weekend! My bride made these, I love them!!



Friday, April 13, 2012

Don't Monkey Around!

Last month I made that adorable Monkey cake for one of the pastors at my church. Then about a week later I got a call from a gentleman who ordered the 10th anniversary Christmas Eve cake in 2011.

His wife is having a baby, and their nursery theme? Monkey!! Soooo, her baby shower is this weekend, and I'm sitting here this morning putting the finishing touches on before I go out of town for the weekend!

He is red velvet with cream cheese icing, white chocolate fondant and Gumpaste accents. And yes, he is hand-painted!

Don't monkey around this weekend!



Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Mountain Lakes Wedding Association

Come join us and have a stunningly beautiful wedding a mile high! There are no clouds up there, you can be above them!

There are spots in both Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead areas. Lakeside, mountainside, rustic, also a great place to recreate the Twilight wedding!

Many amazing vendors, unique venue. choices, and a lovely destination for your guests, especially in the summer!



Monday, April 9, 2012


Black & White (chocolate cake with white chocolate buttercream) and Peanut Butter Cup. Mmmmm


Large cupcakes and mini cupcakes!


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Easter Cookies

Mmmm, 125 cookies later!

I kept them simple, I cut the amount of sugar I put in the cookie dough, and add in a touch of cinnamon. It's quite delicious!

Lots of happy kiddos tomorrow!



Wednesday, April 4, 2012