Friday, September 14, 2012


I'm just now getting around to posting some photos from my daughter and son in laws wedding reception.  These are from the dessert table.
The pictures I'm posting were taken by Shawana Gerry.
If you're in the Ann Arbor/Jackson area and need a photographer, be sure to look up her website.
This wedding was definitely a family affair.  Everyone pitched in to make it a success.
We personally took care of the decorating, appetizers and desserts.
The dessert bar included the following...
Chocolate Peanut butter Fudge Wedding Cakes, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Cheesecake, Chocolate Chip Cheesecake, Dark Cherry Cheesecake, Strawberry Cheesecake, Chocolate Truffles, Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles, Orange Chocolate Truffles, White Chocolate Almond Truffles, White Chocolate Lemon Truffles, Raspberry Mousse, Banana Cream Pudding, Mexican Wedding Cookies, Mini Cannolis dipped in Chocolate, Chocolate Cinnamon Heart Cookies dipped in Chocolate and Chocolate Brownie Pops

My sister and I made little signs for each dessert.  The can be seen in some of the photos.  They were made of little chalkboards on a stick and were placed in little flower pots, finished off with some moss.  The chalkboard lettering was done with chalkboard markers.  We also added little stick on jewels to the chalkboards.

Many of the desserts were placed on Cake Stands that we made.  They were made with wooden candle sticks and either a round or a square board glued together and painted.  We painted them black or aqua to go with the theme.  To some of them we added scalloped borders made with scrapbook paper.  They were done with two different punches that can be found a most craft centers.

I also made the Wedding Cake, just two layers, and Cupcakes.  The cake was a vanilla pound cake with butter cream icing and fondant decorations.  The flowers were made ahead of time and added to the cake and cupcakes the day before the wedding.  With all the other desserts we only needed the cake for the cake cutting ceremony.

The cupcakes were vanilla cake and chocolate cake with butter cream icing.  Some cupcakes were left with white butter cream while others were aqua colored.  Some were dipped in crystal sugar or nonpareils.  Fondant flowers were the finishing touch.

I hope to post more pictures soon!

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