Thursday, January 24, 2013

Wedding Sweet Table-Black and White


So last September I did my first, and probably last, wedding table for a friend.  I say last because I just don't think I have that much time to do something like that again.  I loved it, but until I am rich, this will be it.

  Anyway, it was for a smaller wedding of about 50 people.  I took three days off work and baked my little heart out, with some help from my mom and sister.  I finally got the professional pictures so I get to share them here.  They were all taken by the wedding photographer Megan Ursini.  It was really nice to see some good pictures of my treats for a change.  But don't get used to it, this is not that kind of blog.  I do snap shots, and some times they are in focus, but usually not.  Anyway I thought  I would show you all the pictures then link the recipe posts to them in case you want to try making them.

I could eat these all day, I used simple black and white sprinkles.

Simple but great, chocolate covered pretzels.


I linked to these down below, but those are baby pies, the bride wanted a crunch so I rolled them in chocolate covered rice puffs.  Oh and the black candies are Sixlets, seriously those are so good.

This is an artistic shot.  And this is why I will never be good at pictures, I am just thrilled when they are in focus.

A close up of the vanilla ones, yummy!

Cute baby whoopie pies.

I made lots because it was just easier to make whole batches of items than it was to cut the recipe.  So there was lots to be had.

My mom said the ones with the regular swirl didn't look very professional.  I said as long as it was vanilla and not chocolate icing, it was all good. No poop icing here, at least this time.

This was a throw away cake stand, it was perfect to match 

The best from scratch cupcakes ever, Here!


More rod pictures.  And yes I know I am immature.  No need to point it out.

So these were the first attempt at gluten free for me, and they were killer.  I was so paranoid I didn't even put sprinkles on, because I don't know if those have gluten. Do they?  Please someone tell me, I don't want to google it.

These Gluten free cupcakes were the bomb!

These are my first attempt at these, and they turned out great, I have a post coming up about how to make them.  Sorry I'm way behind on that one.

This was the one and only time ever that my white chocolate melted and was perfect.  And then I was cocky and thought I could do it again that way every time.  Well never happened again, stupid chocolate!

I could eat these all, only three ingredients and I have a baby donut maker so super easy.

Super yummy, and super simple, Nutella donuts.

Again, I got cocky, I made these once before and they turned out so I was all, I can do this no problem.  They didn't turn out perfectly, but whatever, people still ate them.

And these little macarons that were a little over done, sorry.

Okay so I made two kinds of brownies, using the same brownie base.  I found that awesome chocolate frosting recipe on line, and now for the life of me cannot remember where. And that stinks because Hubby actually liked the frosting.  Sigh.


Here is the base for these great chocolate chip cookies.

And those brownies, oh those brownie are good!


Another nice picture.

I cut those brownies way too big, but whatever, if you cannot handle it, you need to leave it alone!
So apparently the biggest hit was the strawberries, weird.  Considering how I feel about fruit as desert.  But whatever, I filled the table up a few times and then headed home to my mom and Pork Chop.  I was happy to have been able to do something like this, made me feel sort of professional, but not really. Grab a Bloom Button
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11 comments:

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

I have to stop reading your blog first thing in the morning, Sue. All of the yumminess you show always makes me hungry and I crave chocolate for the rest of the day. LOL!

Katrina said...

Looks like a delicious spread. I haven't done a wedding yet, but get freaked out when I am asked to do anything, like a baby shower. It's just too much. I always tell them I'd be happy to help, rather than do the whole thing. ;)

Gina Lideros said...

I second what Lisa said, your blog just made me really hungry too. Everything looks so yummy!

Connie Mercer said...

amazing !! You should re-think, you are excellent at this!!!

Paula said...

I can see why it was a lot of work!!! You certainly did a huge dessert table and it all looks wonderful.

Tam said...

awesome!
I've discovered a good way (for me anyway) to melt chocolate. I turn my oven on the lowest temperature and heat up a pyrex mixing bowl in it. I add my chocolate and put it back in. Take it out to stir it and put it back in (or microwave it). If I'm worried about the chocolate cooling down I can just stick it back in the oven. And I don't have to worry about water with a double boiler. And the glass bowl stays warm a little bit so that helps, too.

Sue Alexander said...

Thanks Tam I will have to try that!

Sarah Webb said...

Beautiful! You should be so proud of that table! A tremendous amount of work and it shows!

Carole said...

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Giselle said...

Looks Yummy!

Yvonne @ bitter baker said...

OMG, these all look adorable! I would have come home with a stomach ache from that wedding, that's for sure ;) And I mean that in the best possible way, I wouldn't be able to stop myself from trying all these little delicious treats!