Speckled Egg, Baby Shower Cake

I’ll admit, this was for my own Baby Shower!  Ha ha!  My good friends threw me the shower and I wanted this cake so bad!  It went with the theme of “Adding to Our Nest” so well!

My husband choose the flavor, so naturally it couldn’t be a simple chocolate!  We have here a 3 Layer, Vanilla Malt Cake with Vanilla Bean Buttercream and chopped Whoppers (Malt Ball candy)  It was actually, very delicious!  The cake was topped with the “Love Birds” from our wedding cake (bottom photo)!  A few fried rice noodles for the nest and some chocolate covered fruit for the eggs!

Speckled Egg Cake

 

Our Wedding cake!

Wedding Shower Cupcakes

Theres nothing I love more than a good wedding!  As crazy as things can get, the reason your there is because two people fell in love!  Thats enough to make you enjoy what you do!

This couple was celebrating with a co ed wedding shower and cake was a must!  I loved their colors!  Kind of a light teal, and coral.  It was gorgeous!

Wedding Shower Cake table

 

They choose Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese frosting (Teal frosted cakes) and Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Bean ButterCream (Coral frosted cakes).

Cupcakes!Simple cupcake decorating, and splitting the portions between cupcakes and sheet cake serving, really helped keep the cost low on this one!  And thats always something to consider when your the one paying for the whole party!!!

 

Poolside Pedicures & Pina Coladas!

What a fun event this was to be a part of!  Mandy’s Little Luxuries hosted the event exclusively for women.  She organized several vendors to set up shop and delivered a gathering of women to peruse their goodies for the afternoon.  She also offered pedicures and mini massages, by the pool to entice the ladies to spend a little!  And it wouldn’t have been a party without some Pina Coladas and some FOOD!  Thats where I came in!

We provided a Dairy Free Pina Colada Ice Cream (made with a coconut milk base)  for the drinks, so that everyone could enjoy!  And set up a small spread inside too!

Dessert first, of course!  Mini Toasted Coconut Cupcakes!  I also gave away Classic Chocolate Ice Cream samples, and had several other Ice Cream flavors (pint sized), for sale.

Toasted Coconut CupcakesLobster Hummus!  This stuff was a hit!  Homemade hummus blended with lobster and Old Bay Seasoning, served with pita chips!  This was so good, that people made orders for it!

Lobster Hummus

 

Here we have a Trio of goodies!  On top is Goat Cheese Truffles!  Creamy Goat Cheese rolled in chopped Almonds and Rosemary, then a drizzle of White Truffle Oil.  Perfect to top a cracker with, and I’m not gonna lie, I had orders for this too!

Then we have Tropical Chicken Salad Wraps, which were as tasty as they sound!  Chicken Salad made with Greek yogurt, Pineapple Chunks, Almonds and Raisens, then seasoned with Jamaican Spices!

Classic, refreshing Cucumber Tea Sandwiches!  Soft white bread, generously slathered with Lemon Ranch Butter and layered on thin sliced cucumbers!

Appetizer TrioLastly, Pesto Pasta Salad!  With yummy Balsamic Vinegar, fresh Parmesan and sliced Almonds!

Pesto Pasta Salad

 

Mini Breakfast for Men!

Breakfast is always hit or miss, especially when it’s for a men’s board meeting.  You never know if they are actually eat, or just stick with coffee.  So I decided to make breakfast in a “non committal” way… Miniature!  Which is always a favorite way for me to present things!

Mini Eggs Benedict: Poached Quail Eggs, atop  an English Muffin round, Ham and Classic Hollandaise garnished with Cayenne and Chives.  This one is a personal favorite!  Yum!

Mini Eggs Benedict

 

Just look at the runny yolk!

Just look at the runny yolk!

Sausage Gravy Shots with Mini Biscuits: Homemade fluffy Biscuits, atop a shot of Spicy Southern Sausage Gravy!

Sausage Gravy Shot & Mini BiscuitMini Monte Cristo Sandwiches: I admit, I didn’t know these existed till I moved to California! They are solo tasty!  Ham, Turkey and Swiss Cheese sandwich, battered and deep fried till gooey inside and crispy outside, served with blackberry jam and garnished with powdered sugar!

Mini Monte CristoSeafood Quiches: Just a basic quiche, baked in a mini muffin tin!  I used Puff Pastry for the crust and blended Smoked Salmon with Cream Cheese into the eggs and topped with fresh dill.

Mini Seafood Quiches

 

This was such a fun and delicious event for me to cater!  Of course, I’m a huge fan of breakfast foods, so I can tell you the left overs weren’t wasted!

Mini Breakfast

 

 

Just a bite! Soup & Salad

These bite site courses were for a Chamber of Commerce business mixer, where myself and a couple other food vendors were asked to set up some small, but tasty treats for the attendees.  It was a hit, especially the salads with the miniature deviled eggs.  No to mention the great networking opportunities that came along!

Mod Cob Salad: Iceberg lettuce, dressed in  a homemade Goat Cheese Ranch, and topped with Bacon, Grape Tomato and a Deviled Quail Egg.

Mini Mod Cobb Salad

 

Vichyssoise Shot: A classic French, cold soup, served shot style!  Potato and Leek soup drizzled with White Truffle Oil and Chives.  A perfect pairing for the salad.

Soup & Salad

Red Wagon Baby Shower

This was such a fun event!  But when aren’t baby showers fun?!  It was a classy outdoor venue and the food needed to look just as classy, yet approachable.  So we went with classic foods and just presented them in a modern way.

Caprese Salad: Bite size!  Served in a spoon, fresh tomato, mozzarella, pesto and balsamic vinegar pearls that look like caviar!

Caprese Salad

 

Popovers with whipped Blueberry Chipotle Butter: Popovers are always a hit!  They are just fluffy, heavenly rolls, that are best served with a flavored butter!

Popovers w/Blueberry Chipotle Butter

 

Classic Club Sandwiches: Whats to say, but YUM!

Club Sandwiches

 

Grilled Chicken and Pineapple Skewers with BBQ: Served atop a spoonful of BBQ sauce.  These are just outdoor food fun!

BBQ Chicken & Pineapple

 

The SpreadRed Wagon Baby Shower App Buffet

Baby Gender Reveal Cake

The new way to announce your baby gender is with cake!  If you haven’t heard of someone doing this, here’s how it works.  The expecting couple throws a small party with friends and family.  The main even is the cake cutting!  The cake conceals the gender of the unborn baby.  The cake is cut, by the couple, and the first slice is served to reveal either Pink or Blue!  Its really fun.

Gender Reveal Cake

This was my first gender reveal cake, and it went over so well!  It was for a baby boy, so I decided to do a Royale Blue Velvet Cake, with Cream Cheese Icing and Marshmallow Fondant.  It was delicious and beautiful!  This was an amazing experience and an honor to be able to a part of such a milestone.  I can’t wait to do another one!  Contact me, for cakes like this one or for any celebration or event.

Royale Blue Velvet Cake