Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A Wedding & A Winner


Before the baseball season started {in March} Steve's sister, Christy, got married.  We traveled up to Santa Cruz and had the amazing pleasure to be part of the wedding.  Not only was Steve a groomsmen and I was a bridesmaid, but I had the most incredible honor to make the desserts.  I was truly stunned and completely honored when they asked me to make the cake.  It really is one of the best things being able to create desserts for the people you love, not to mention for their wedding! 


After going back and forth, we decided on making 3 smaller, 1-tier cakes, and cupcakes.  Each cake was a different flavor and was frosted with a different technique.  And then I made 2 different flavors of cupcakes, making about 80 total.  {Christy is Gluten-Free, so we made sure to have some Gluten-Free Options as well.}  Included was:
*Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake, frosted with a Rustic Buttercream, and topped with fresh roses {This was the cake that they cut for their official cake cutting.}
*Fluffy, White Cake, frosted with Buttercream Roses
*Sprinkle Cake, frosted with a Smooth Buttercream and Ruffles on Top
*Chocolate Cupcakes, frosted with Peanut Butter Frosting, and topped with Valrhona Chocolate Pearls
*Gluten-Free White Cupcakes, Frosted with Pistachio Buttercream, topped with Edible Chocolate Buttons


I had a blast baking all of their desserts.  I was in the kitchen all day the day before the wedding, and even the morning of the wedding, and it was all completely worth the time and effort!  And I think the work paid off :).  Enjoy these photos I got from the Photographers website.  His name was Scott Wilson from Urban Earth Photography and he did an amazing job - Check out his website here

Steve and I with the Bride and Groom (Christy & Jesse)
The photographer caught me loading on up on sweets.  Typical Krissy!




AND there is even more exciting news to share - The winner of the Keep it Sweet desserts giveaway!  Based on a random generator, the winner is Jen!  She said:



Jenn, please contact me at krissyscreationsblog@gmail.com to receive your amazing gift!

Happy Tuesday!



11 comments:

  1. wow, you truly are amazing to make all those desserts for the wedding! and the cakes were GORGEOUS!!! want to make mine for my wedding?? haha ;) beautiful pic of the family above! i love the color of your dress!

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  2. Wow, Krissy, everything is just gorgeous. You are so talented and what a pleasure to get to share with your family. I love it!

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  3. I am in awe and amazement at how gorgeous everything turned out! It looks professional. I'm not sure that I could take that much pressure...but you're pretty much a rockstar.

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  4. I agree with the above comments... all the desserts look amazing! I love the coral color you were able to accomplish with the frostings. My favorite is the cake with the buttercream roses!

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  5. Everything was SOOOOO yummy! I loved the chocolate cake :)
    The were all so pretty too ;)

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  6. What an honour to bake for your brother-in-law and his bride.  You must have been so busy preparing everything and being in the wedding party!  Everything looks wonderful and no doubt was very much enjoyed by all.  Congratulations to the happy couple.

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  7. That is so awesome that you were able to make all of those desserts for them.  All the cakes look exquisite and I NEED to try a pistachio buttercream.  My husband would love it!

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  8. Dear Krissy, Can you please make all the desserts for my wedding? These are outstanding. Thanks!-Audra ;)

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  9. Jesse & ChristyApril 28, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    We loved it all! It was so amazing Krissy! We cannot thank you enough for all the delicious and gorgeous sweets you made for our big day! You truly made it extra special :) -Jesse & Christy

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  10. Krissy - those desserts are stunning!  Your cakes really look amazing and I bet your sister-in-law was thrilled!  

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