Monday, September 7, 2009

Niece April & Brandon's Wedding

April dancing with her Dad to Brown Eyed Girl. Special song for them, he used to sing it to her when she was a little girl.
I wonder what Chelsee said to make Briana look at her this way! I love this picture, so funny

The head table enjoyed being served their meal!

We made 5 different kinds of mints for the wedding: Traditional Mint flavor, Rum, Almond, Raspberry, and Root Beer. The recipe is simple, and it is tradition in our family to use this recipe for special occasions. The recipe is my Mom's.
2 lb bag powdered sugar
8 oz. package cream cheese at room temperature
1 1/2 capfuls Mint Extract (or whatever flavor you choose)
Food coloring
Mix together, cover and chill in refrigerator
Dip mint molds into granulated sugar, press small amount of mint mixture into mold and push out of mold. Arrange in single layers on was paper until "dry set". Then freeze until day of wedding. I made a decorated card listing the different flavors of mints. We did one color of food coloring per flavor. We even did some "marbled" looking mints, which were very pretty.

Cupcake Tier and Eggless Chocolate Cake Top (Brandon is allergic to eggs) and Lily Flower Topper I made for April's Wedding. There were 3 different flavors of cupcakes, White (plain white frosting), Carrot (Pink Spray on top of frosting) and Chocolate (pink glassy looking sprinkles on top). I made a card listing all the flavors color coded by the color of frosting or decoration on the top of cupcake. It all turned out pretty good. April and Brandon really liked it, and that's what counts.
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  1. Hey, the eggless chocolate cake---I need to come up with a recipe for an eggless cake or else find a mix in the store. Are you aware of any store bought mix?

  2. Actually, just a couple of days ago someone told me that there are box mixes for eggless cakes. I know that my hometown does not carry them. Try a larger store. I will look to see if I still have the eggless choc cake recipe, if I do I will post it sometime this weekend.

  3. Looking at this again, I like the idea of cupcakes, and 'over the top' cupcakes are 'hot' now. I think it's an easy and fun thing to do. I'd like to work in a bakery except for the part of being to work long before the sun rises...Zzzzz. I'd fall into the batter, but yum, maybe I could eat my mistakes??