Sunday, July 19, 2009
Since Thursday, my dining room was transformed into a "bakers workshop"!
My sweet friend, Ashley Freeman(now Newport) asked me sometime last year, to make cupcakes & cookies for her wedding day. I was very excited, but nervous at the same time:)
300 cupcakes and 300 sugar cookies is not an easy task, but with God's grace, he gave me the strength to make it through:)
First, I made up the cookie dough. I had to quadruple the recipe, then roll out dough, bake, glaze, "monogram", & package each cookie!
Ashley ordered the cutest little orange boxes to put the cookies in. She also made labels with their initials & the wedding date on them. A single cookie was placed in each box, then placed on the tables at the reception for each guest to take as a favor.
On Friday, I started "whipping" up the batter for the cupcakes. I also quadrupled the recipe, because my recipe only makes a dozen at a time. Then on Saturday morning, I started making my homemade Vanilla butter cream FROSTING. My kitchen was totally & completely covered in powdered sugar "dust":)
I finally finished around 1:00p.m., jumped in the shower, packed up my clothes & makeup, loaded the car, & I was off!
I made it to Westwood around 1:45, unloaded, went to V's ( to get "prettiful"), picked up my pal, Lynn Bullen, then headed back to the church to arrange the cupcakes onto the stand:)
Ashley & Jason's wedding was so elegant, and I am so blessed to have been a part of such a beautiful day:)
*Scroll down to see more pics from the wedding:)