Feb 28, 2011
Feb 26, 2011
For less than $20, top-tier cake expert Dede Wilson shares all the secrets of how to make a wedding cake - everything you need to know to be overjoyed instead of overwhelmed at measuring, baking, decorating and transporting a spectacular and delicious wedding cake. Some of her very useful wedding cake baking tips include:
- the amount of batter needed for different sized cake pans
- determining your favorite wedding cake flavor and what you will need (Vanilla Wedding Cake - Yellow Cake - Vanilla Bean Moistening Syrup - Vanilla Buttercream Filling - Vanilla Buttercream Icing)
- using cake flour in all your recipes because it produces a more tender crumb
- how to level your cake layers
- assembling a wedding cake with pillars
- delicious wedding cake recipes such as Italian Rum Cream and Fruit Cake
- transporting a wedding cake for best results
Feb 25, 2011
Beach themed cookie cutters - a seashell, palm tree, dolphin and starfish - a charming set of four for less than $2 each! Each set of playful metal cutters comes in a clear box and tied with ivory organza ribbon and a charming "thank you" tag. Pay only $1.89 for quantities over 48. A well-loved and practical beach themed favor idea for close family and friends!
Feb 23, 2011
Love is sweet and so are your sinfully delicious red velvet cupcakes with melt-in-your-mouth cream cheese icing! So why let these marvelous creations go “as is” when you can doll them up with these “Love is Sweet” black and white cupcake toppers, perfect for a bridal shower, engagement party or wedding. Flag your guests down with these festive dessert toppers, sold in sets of twelve from pertyfultings at Etsy.
Feb 22, 2011
Designer gold wedding bands - exquisitely made with seamless Irish Celtic knot designs, continuous around the entire band. If you're looking for a low-priced gold wedding band, then these are not for you. But if you love the idea of a heirloom quality ring to mark the most sacred commitment you'll ever make, these wedding bands are worth their weight in rose and yellow gold.
Feb 21, 2011
Purple and white wedding cakes - exquisite, elegant and edgy. Each of these purple fondant cakes had me at "hello" but my favorite is the third photo - a fairly plain three-tiered cake accented with white fondant "lace" appliques all the way around the center tier but used sparingly on corners and edges. Deep purple and pale lavender roses add the perfect touch to this exquisite purple and white wedding cake design.
Feb 20, 2011
Feb 19, 2011
Bridal shower mini mason jars under $2 - sounds wonderful if they're well-made, well-loved, fabulous and feminine. How large are they? Just under 4 inches tall and 2 1/2 inches in diameter or the smaller, 8 ounce size. Be prepared to order these in sets of 24. Charming label designs include Chandelier, Eiffel Tower, Butterfly, Flip Flops, Teapot, Seashell and Diamond Ring. Pick your favorite label design and include the bride and groom's names and wedding date. Fill each mini mason jar with something delicious - pastel mints, bakery fresh French macaroons or loose-leaf tea.
Feb 18, 2011
Who doesn’t savor a sweet Hershey’s Kiss? Hershey's has been busy turning out these chocolate bits of heaven since 1907! They remain the classic American treat to pass out as a well-loved wedding favor. Dozens of colors and designs are available, find that one that suits your personality! Adding your names and the date of your wedding promises your favors will look elegant and professional.
Posted by Beautiful Bridal at 11:12 AM
Feb 17, 2011
Feb 15, 2011
This acrylic heart shaped cake topper is simple, elegant and says it all. These are our names (or initials) joined together, marking the most important day of our lives and the very day our two hearts become one. What more needs to be said? Choose an engraved double heart design with your choice of two first names and a wedding date (maximum of 24 characters per line) or a beautiful script 3 letter monogram. Each heart wedding topper - a real value at just over $30 - is shaped like a heart on its side and measures 4" tall by 4" wide and 1/2 inch thick.
Posted by Beautiful Bridal at 10:52 AM
Feb 14, 2011
Feb 11, 2011
Gourmet wedding cake cookies - detailed, delightful and delicious! At lorisplace on Etsy you can order some of Florida’s freshest shortbread cookies made by the former head pastry chef of the Florida Panther Hockey Team. Didn’t know hockey teams had pastry chefs, but I guess after a rough night of hair-trigger tempers and heart-pounding headshots a nice warm shortbread cookie is just what the doctor ordered. Her wedding favor cookies are $3.75 each (minimum order one dozen) lovingly handmade from her favorite shortbread cookie dough recipe.
Feb 9, 2011
Strapless satin bridesmaid dresses for less than $80! An array of beautiful colors - aqua, black, burgundy, chocolate, coral, fuchsia, ice blue, ivory, lilac, pink, purple, red, royal, sage, champagne and white - in a figure flattering style that suits all body types. These satin strapless bridesmaid dresses are fully lined, with a flirty side bow, and matching satin scarf. Spaghetti straps are optional.
Posted by Beautiful Bridal at 6:29 PM
Feb 8, 2011
What to present in those sweet little heart shaped tins? Fill them with old childhood favorites such as Lemonheads, jelly beans and conversation hearts, or let your guests pick their own from a selection of Sixlet mini milk chocolate balls, pastel buttermint creams, personalized M & M's and mini jawbreakers. Small, unwrapped candies look the best! These aluminum heart shaped tins - that will not tarnish and can be used again for another purpose - are available in silver or white in sets of 10 for a little over $1.00 each.
Feb 7, 2011
The old ball and chain, 20th century man-friendly slang for a wife. The allusion being that a man's wife held him back from doing the things he really wanted to (scratch himself, drink Budweiser and watch football from dawn to dusk). This bride, looking sweet and innocent in her trendy short wedding veil strikes a sassy pose, holding the keys to her new groom’s freedom…to find the remote.