Welcome to my Sweets Blog!

Welcome to my Sweets Blog!
I've been looking for a way to share my sweet creations with everyone, and I think I have found it--here is my sweets blog! As I experiment with delicious desserts & sweet treats, I will post pictures, recipes, and how-to tips & tricks. Hope you enjoy reading about my sweets as much I enjoy eating them!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Beach Wedding Cupcakes

And the big day finally arrived! I’ve been posting my sweets over the last few weeks that I made for all of my sister Liza’s pre-wedding festivities. And now for the big one, the Wedding Cupcake Tower Extravaganza!!!

The bride and groom requested classic flavors, so I made 4 different combinations: vanilla butter cupcakes with vanilla buttercream, double chocolate cupcakes with vanilla butter cream, vanilla butter cupcakes with chocolate butter cream and double chocolate cupcakes with chocolate cupcakes. (Which I suppose could be called triple chocolate?)

Back in April I had a week off from work and not much to do, and I somehow had the forethought to do a practice run of making such a massive amount of cupcakes. Roughly 180 cupcakes. At the time, I was slightly overwhelmed, but I knew that all I needed was a game plan and some organization. By doing the test run, when it came time to bake for the actual wedding, I was calm, confident, and ready to have fun with it! I also figured out exactly how far in advance I could make the cupcakes, knowing that the day before the wedding I would be at the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. I made them on a Thursday, the wedding was two days later on a Saturday, and it turned out they still tasted fresh on the following Monday. So I knew I could make them well in advance. In addition to that, I learned a few helpful tips…

Mardi Gras Mask Sugar Cookies

My sister Liza’s wedding rehearsal dinner was held at a Cajun and Creole style restaurant in Asbury Park, NJ, called Trinity and the Pope. They have incredibly delicious food in a warm atmosphere with Bayou-inspired d├ęcor. 

Check out their website here and if you are in the area, definitely make a dinner reservation or stop by the bar for small plates and drinks. 

Liza and I were so inspired by the menu and atmosphere, that we decided to take the New Orleans theme to the dessert…with three different varieties of Mardi Gras mask cookies! 

It all starts with the classic Mardi Gras colors, purple, green, and gold.