Saturday, March 5, 2011

Green Elephant Baby Shower

Last night some friends and I threw a baby shower and I designed this Green Elephant Baby Shower dessert table especially for Adriana and her baby David.

I used as a focus point a trunk-up baby elephant for good luck. The elephant is probably the most positive animal symbol known.

While looking for the theme and colors, I found matching fabric and napkins that inspired me to combine some shades of greens.

This table is an example of simplicity and fun. Just by adding some special items like the elephant and bringing together other matching elements you can turn a plain table to a very special one. Not much needed: a piece of fabric, napkins, couple of small vases, few flowers, neutral color plates and bowls and few sweet treats.

Corsages made of napkins.

Napkins and utensils

Some sweets

Elephant cookies made by Eunice. They were amazingly cute.

Congratulations to Adriana and thank you to all our friends that were there. It was a wonderful and fun night.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Dr. Seuss Cake Pops

Tomorrow is Dr. Seuss' birthday and my son, Joseph, will have a celebration at school. He is taking some cake pops to share with his classmates. This is my version of Dr. Seuss Hat Cake Pops.

I made marshmallow fondant to make the bottom of the hat. Marshmallow homemade fondant is much tastier than the one you buy in stores. The recipe is very simple and you can find it here.

I followed the basic recipe for cake pops from Bakerella using white cake and glue the fondant circles with some candy melt.

I covered them with the vanilla candy melt.

and using strawberry fruit roll-ups I made the stripes and the top.

Ready to be delivered.

Let's try them... They look good and they taste better.
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!