How to Make Tiered Wedding Cake Sugar Cookies

My sister, Joyce, wanted to make tiered wedding cake sugar cookies for our friend Tina’s Bridal Shower. I offered to help her with the sugar cookies. They came out really good!

Be prepared…this one is a long one….

We made our sugar cookie dough and cut out 2 circles of 3 different size circles. A total of 6 round cookies for 1 tiered wedding cake sugar cookie.

After you bake the sugar cookies, let it completely cool before you outline all the cookies with royal icing. (We used a wilton tip #3 to outline the cookie)

 When its dry you can start flooding the cookie. (We used wilton tip #4 to flood)

 After all the cookie have been flooded. You need to wait for the icing to be completely dry or harden before you can start on these next few steps.

We used the royal icing as glue. Put some royal icing in the middle of the cookie and stacked the 2nd cookie of the same size. Do this for all your cookies.

 Then you want to put more royal icing in the center of the largest round cookie stack and stack with the mid size cookie to get the 2nd tier.

 And you do this again with the smallest stack onto the tiered cookie to get the third cookie tier.

 We made 2 dozen wedding cake tiers. But there’s one more step to make it look a lot better….

 We need to pipe a border around the cake on each tier. We used the star tip, I think  it was the Wilton tip #14.

 And lastly a box for presentation! We bought the boxes online from paper mart, they have lots of different sizes.

And this is how it looked at the bridal shower at each seat.

Congratulations Tina and Timmy!!!

Engaged!!!

It’s a big year of planning for me because I’m getting married this year!!! I’m really excited and will definitely be sharing cake tasting trips on my blog.

I had a traditional vietnamese engagement ceremony called “Dam Hoi” and added my crafty touch to it and of course a BIG desserts table. Check out all my details of my engagement :)  

Big thanks to Sargeant photography for the awesome pictures, Joe and Drew from Garden Row Media for the memorable video!!

The table were decorated with white table covers with a burlap runner and rustic floral centerpiece. Including wrapped utensils at each seat.

I made some Yarn Covered Monogram Letter for some extra decor around the house.

And now more details on my desserts table. I started out making many paper pom poms and bought Accordion Lanterns for my paper chandelier ahead of time.

Our favorite cake is carrot cake. So I made a rustic carrot cake as my main centerpiece underneath the paper chandelier with some party favors boxes filled with chocolates.

I wanted to make logo sugar cookies that I posted before from sweetopia’s blog. Her directions are awesome! 

I made simple cake pops in orange and blue for my desserts table.

Filled the table with french macarons from Layer Cake Bakery (I love there french macarons), powdered donuts, and white chocolate covered pretzels. And DIY candy favor jar. I saved baby jars and filled them with white mints. I covered the lid with burlap and used some string to hold it together. Very simple to do!

Plus some candy! Some rock candy and salt water taffy. I love the look of rock candy on a desserts table.

My BIG desserts table….

Thanks to my family and friends making a memorable engagement!

My Mom’s Birthday!

Last week it was my mom’s birthday and we decided to do something small at my siblings house, Joyce and Joe. Sort of last minute. Normally we eat out, but my siblings decided to change it up.

So the big day came for my mom’s birthday and I was tasked to pick up a cake. As I was driving to work, I was thinking, I need to find a cute cake and maybe even some small desserts.

I got chatting with my sister, Joyce, about desserts and I was thinking how was I going to display it. She didn’t have any cake pedestals, so I definitely had to get some!

I work the normal 8-5 job, what to do? I had to pick up my 4 month old puppy, Julius, get the desserts and cake stands.

I had to sneak a picture of my new puppy into this post, my sister let me use her dog, Bronx’s bow tie for my mom’s birthday :)

He’s such a cutie…..back on topic…I would not have the time to run around and run errands, but luckily I was able to leave a bit early from work…so the plan was to get the cake stands, desserts, the puppy and then to my sisters.

I decided to go to homegoods, cause they have really good finds for the house! And I got sooo lucky! I found cute cake pedestals for an awesome price and they were the only 2 left. <3 Homegoods!!!

Plans were slowly coming together…now on to the bakery. I decided to try Layer Cake Bakery because the french macarons are awesome!!! Picked up some macarons and 2 six inch cakes! Red Velvet and Tres Leches! I figure since we were having tacos we had to stay in theme with a tres leches cake! Everything worked out soo well and even had some extra time! Desserts were delicious!!

Happy Birthday Mom!

How to make Individual Cupcake Stands

Figured out how to make your own individual cupcake stand without have to buy  some? Well Diary of a Lady Bird came out with a tutorial on how to make your own and you can design it however you like.

You don’t need too many materials. Just a plate, a cup and super glue!

Simply glue it together and let it dry.

That’s it!

Then you can design it however you like! She has some really cute designs of her own too.

Thanks for the tutorial from Diary of a Lady Bird!

Edyn’s 1st Birthday

My cousin, Alyce, wanted to do a pinwheel and pom pom theme party for Edyn’s 1st Birthday. She went with purple, yellow and grey/silver colors. She made all the decorations for the party.

You can easily find on the internet how to make pinwheels yourself. I found some simple directions from Paper Source. And for pom poms, martha stewart has some step by step directions too.

For the cake, she requested from me, simple cake with grass and then planned to put pinwheels into the cake.

Check out Edyn’s 1st Birthday cake and birthday decorations.

Happy Birthday Edyn!!!

How to Use an Edible Image

If you don’t have printer, you can easily get an edible print made at your local cake supply shop or even online. You can use these edible prints on cakes and cookies.

Then these next few steps will be really easy after you have your edible image!

After your cake is frosted and smooth out, peel the edible image from the paper (just like a sticker) You can also cut out the edible image if needed before peeling.

Then you just place the image on the cake! You can add all your other decorations around the image after.

The edible print will eventually meld into the frosted surface. And that’s it! Pretty easy!!!!

Desserts Table for a Mermaid Party

I saw this really cute mystical mermaid party initially on Kara’s Party Ideas Blog by Kate Landers Events. The soft colors for this theme totally works: White, light pink, and light brown. Love it! The decor is beautiful and elegant. The desserts table were very detailed.

Check out the desserts table!!!! Yummy!!!! Too cute!!!

These octopus cupcakes are adorable and like these newly updated cupcake liner look!

Chocolate Covered Pretzels!!! Yummm!!!

The cake is simple and elegant on the double tiered cake stands.

Starfish Sugar Cookies on sand!!!

Sea urchins on top of a mini cake.

Coral Cupcakes…I like how she made these coral toppers!

Aren’t all the decorations and desserts just lovely! There’s more desserts and details of the event. Check out more pictures of the event here.

Cupcake Liner Crafts

Cupcake liners aren’t just for cupcakes anymore you can use them for homemade crafts. I posted yesterday how you can make flowers out of cupcake liners. But there’s actually a lot more you can do with cupcake liners than just flowers.

Cupcake liners come in many different colors and designs, you just need to choose the colors or designs that fit for your crafty idea and modify it to make it your own for your party decorations!

How about try a cupcake liner garland? 100 layer cake has an awesome tutorial on how to make your own cupcake liner garland. Isn’t this idea awesome!!!

Pom Poms are always good decorations to have. How Does She blog shows you how to make pom poms out of cupcake liners. They even show you in 2 different colors. The basic white cupcake liner and a multi-color design cupcake liner.

Similar to the pom poms, Aunt Peaches blog gives a tutorial on how to do this with paper lanterns so you get that awesome light with ruffle designs!

How about some good centerpieces made of cupcake liners? Craft-O-Mania blog has a tutorial to make cupcake liner topiaries. Or maybe a cupcake liner tree as a centerpiece from Domestifluff blog.

Tatertots and Jello blog has a tutorial on how to make a cupcake liner garland. This is adorable!

Martha Stewart shows us you can even use cupcake liners to add decorations to jars. This would be an awesome party favor to do.

 All these cupcake liner ideas are sooo fun! Who would of thought you could do sooo much with cupcake liners.

DIY Flower Decorations

Dessert tables aren’t just desserts on a table. Adding small decorations to the table and using the wall, help bring out the table and can make it look fuller. Paper flowers are one of the popular things to use cause you can make them ahead of time so you aren’t crunched for time when it comes to making your desserts the day of and setting everything up.

Check out these DIY paper flower decorations you can add to your own dessert table. There are many possible ways to use these ideas. Hanging from the ceiling, on the wall or even on the tables. You can definitely modify these flowers to the size you need.

One of the most popular DIY paper flower is the pom pom flower and there are some spin offs of this version flower. Martha Stewart weddings has directions on to make these simple pom pom flowers with tissue paper.

This flower looks like an anemone flower and is very cute. Check out the 100 layer cake to learn how to make this flower with step by step instructions.

Who doesn’t love roses! This little paper rose can be added anywhere to your decor.

Martha Stewart also has there own version of a paper rose flower.

You can make a lot of small crepe paper flowers to make centerpieces for the table.

Ever think of making paper flowers out of a coffee filter?

I thought coffee filters was a good idea to use….but check out these cupcake liner flowers.

There’s are sooo many great ideas you can add to your decorations for your dessert table and what my favorite part is that you can make them ahead of time if you’re in a time crunch! Saves more times for all the other things you need to do!

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween Everyone!

My boyfriend and I carved pumpkins for some halloween decorations at the house.

I bought all my materials at Michael’s. I’ve been wanting to buy the power saw to carve pumpkins but was always hesitant to try it out. I tried it out this year and it definitely helps! The pumpkin has to be thinned out a bit in order for the power saw to work well. It’s good to have!

Doing it all manually is a lot of work, especially if you have a lot of carving to do. It’s also good to have the mini knife carver for the small detailed areas. Pumpkin carving takes some patience but worth it in the end!

Check out our pumpkins for this year!