Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Saturday's weddings were a completely different feel than Friday's Poker theme. A sweet Swiss Dot was delivered to Centennial Lakes for an afternoon event, and then it was off to the Weisman Museum.
Masha and Chris had a small elegant affair planned for their day. I tinted the white chocolate roses to match the center pieces, and the design was drawn from the gorgeous lace on her gown's sleeve.
CrEATe did the catering. A sharper, more professional group of chefs, not to mention Nicky and her staff of servers, can not be found. The dinner was surely going to be divine.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Well, I think Teresa and Steve's Texas Hold'Em cake looks great. I delivered it to Mendakota Country Club with about 30 dozen miniature pastries including key lime, lemon curd and fresh fruit tarts.
The sun was just starting to come out for their celebration when I left.
Best wishes to them both.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
The September ISES meeting was held yesterday at Epic. Kelly and Dee from Indiana's Thomas Caterers of Distinction gave the presentation. They talked about how to change the look of your menu items without a complete menu redo or a huge investment in new equipment.
The message that was emphasized: look at what you already have and re purpose it to give it and your menu items new visual interest. People eat with their eyes first, so presentation is everything.
Does the barbie swing my dad made me 35 years ago count?
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
I gave myself a mini vacation this weekend. Headed north to Miltona(for the cabin) and Alexandria for The Grape Stomp and Wine estival at Carlos Creek Winery.
My Uncle was displaying his Bending Pines Pottery(sorry, no website yet) as well as the coloring books he illustrated. My aunt's friend, Cindy Krone was also displaying her wares-gorgeous dried flower arrangements in pots(Kenny's of course), old suitcases, metal bins, you name it.
It was a nice getaway, the view was gorgeous, and I came back refreshed.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
My niece and nephew turned 7 this weekend. The party was great. 50 guests, 22 of them kids, a big bouncy castle(I'm sure there's a better name for it, but you get the idea-kids bouncing and jumping and laughing, etc.)
Auntie Cookie(that's me, they have no clue who Jessica is!), got some happy squeals from Max and Sadie as she brought the cake in!