Wednesday, July 30, 2008
These were done for a friend's daughter who is turning 2. They live in the Kansas City area and it is my first attempt at shipping sugar cookies. If all goes well I'll start shipping cookies from now on. I'll make sure to post after the cookies have arrived and announce the status of them. Hopefully they don't have a tin full of crumbs. :)
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
These were created for an 8 year old girl's birthday party. She is having a jungle themed party. That is the reason for the green frosting, to look like the jungle. The monkey with the party hat is for the birthday girl. I didn't realize when I was taking the picture that his ear was falling off. I had to repair it with a little corn syrup. That stuff is like glue :)
Saturday, July 26, 2008
These were done for the couple whose wedding I highlighted. He was turning 30 and she wanted to surprise him at the firehouse with some cupcakes. Since he is such a huge Cubs fan, she wanted me to add a few decorations that reflected that. Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
I created these for a little girl's birthday party. She is having a pool party and her mom wanted something beach like. The little six inch cake is for the birthday girl and there are cupcakes for all the guests. Yellow cake with vanilla buttercream frosting.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
I created these for a 13 year old girl's birthday party. She was having her party at the beach, so we went with the flip flop theme. I designed the circle with the flower specifically for the birthday girl so she had something special and different from the rest.
These were created for a client who wanted some cupcakes delivered to a friend. She wanted these to be a surprise for a friend whom she felt needed a little pick me up. I think cupcakes make a great gift. The cupcakes are chocolate with a vanilla buttercream frosting. This is my large size cupcake which is about double the size of a regular cupcake. The large size is fun, because you can tie a coordinating ribbon around it.
My client was throwing a bridal shower honoring 3 different brides. I created these cakes as the favors to be given to the guests. The red design represents the bride that is getting married in the Fall. The blue design represents the bride that is getting married in the Winter and the multi-colored design represents the bride that is having a tropical wedding.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
I did these as party favors for my husband's office holiday party. We have been having it at our home the last few years and I went all out with desserts and take home treats. I also handed out boxes of homemade turtles and caramels. The picture was done by my friend Karrie who has a beautiful photography studio in Naperville.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
These were created as the favors for a high school graduation. Alex's school colors were light and dark blue. I gave the cookies to my client in bags and then she added her own tag and ribbon. My client owns a great invitation store, so she has access to great ribbons and tags.Check her out at www.youreinvitedtoo.com
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
These were done for a party for the girl's in the Inspire dance school's "mini" company. My client wanted cookies with the school's name on them and then each cookie had the girl's name on the bag with ribbon. The cupcakes were made to match the cookies and the i from the school's name. I made chocolate and vanilla cupcakes, both with vanilla buttercream.
This was my first wedding cupcake tower. I love the tower that I had made. It is solid wood and weighs a ton. It has to be stable to hold all those cupcakes! The decor for the wedding was these purple/pink orchids and black accents. I made the decorations the colors of the orchids and put the couple's monogram in black. They chose four different flavor cupcakes; coconut, red velvet, chocolate and carrot. They all had cream cheese frosting.
Yellow cupcakes with chocolate fudge frosting. These were done for a 17 year old girl's birthday. They needed to be feminine without being babyish. This is the design I came up with. My client was really happy with them. I love the dragees in the center...always fun to use those.
A client ordered these for her nephew's wedding. These were for the get together the family was having between the church and the reception. The wedding colors were blue and silver. I made the blue circles with the couple's monogram and dusted each with luster dust to give that shimmer and appearance of some silver. The cupcakes are lemon with a lemon buttercream frosting.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
I made these for a bridal shower. The cookies were favors to be placed at each person's place setting. They were to match the envelopes and the invitations, that had the bride's initial on them. They were all tied in bags with the same color ribbon as the green background.
These were both done for High School graduation parties. The lemon cupcakes with lemon buttercream frosting were for a girl graduating from Neuqua Valley High School and the chocolate with chocolate fudge frosting were for a boy who graduated from Naperville North.
Monday, July 14, 2008
I did these for a little girl's birthday party. It is her first initial. Her mother was throwing her a "Fancy Nancy" party and wanted everything to be fancy. We went with the script thinking that fit the bill. The cupcakes are chocolate chip with chocolate fudge frosting.
These sugar cookies were done as Valentine gifts for my client's neighbors. Her children are grown and she wanted to deliver treats to the smaller children in her neighborhood. It was her idea to personalize each one with the mini heart.....great idea!! These go down as one of my favorite cookies. Love the design.
These were done for a little girl's first birthday. I did yellow cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting. The party was at the Morton Arboretum and the mom said the little girl loves butterflies. I decided to do butterflies along with flowers in very girly colors. I also did a "smash" cake for the birthday girl, decorated with the same butterflies and flowers. Really fun!
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Rose Petal has been going strong since January 1, 2008. I'm so glad to be able to share all the work I've done, so that current and future customers can get some great ideas for their events. I'll be sure to post every new design I create. I love what I do and am so happy to be doing it for a living. Enjoy the new blog!!