Friday, October 15, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
So you can image the pure bliss that I felt when Jennifer, one of our brides, asked us to find something unique(and SWEET!) that she and her groom could surprise their guests with after their reception.
We came across the following lil' nuggets of goodness for them.....
Cupcakes in a jar by GDesserts- http://www.gdesserts.com/
These yummy treats are sealed in a jar for freshness and neatness. You get a bit more cupcake in a jar than a regular cupcake and twice as much frosting. No messy crumbs on your shirt or left over cupcake liner to throw away. All you're left with is a nifty jar that can be reused or recycled. Neat, tasty AND green!
These are perfect as unique wedding favors or farewell gift for your guests.
A world of deliciousness in your hand!!
Seriously?! This one had my head spinning!! These beauties are the genius creation of Lil Rae's Cakes in Los Angeles. http://www.jenny-rae.com/ This girl is all over the place! From the OC Foodie Fest to events for jewelry designer Tarina Tarantino and clothing designer Betsey Johnson.
Her made from scratch cake and frosting combo comes together in perfect harmony to create the center of her cake balls. She then bathes them in bright, decadent chocolate coating and tops them off with sprinkles. Her flavors include the staples...vanilla, chocolate, lemon, red velvet, spiced carrot, as well as her over the top flavors like maple bacon, German chocolate, bananatella and cranberry orange.
Include these as part of your afterglow sweets at your next event!
A little bit of trivia for ya...Lil Rae's Cakes can be found at Sweet Harts in Sherman Oaks. Sweet Harts is Melissa Joan Harts candy shop...remember her?! From Sabrina the Teenage Witch?! Random, I know, but I live for tid bits like this!
You can also find Lil Rae's cake balls at Sweets Truck, http://www.thesweetstruck.com/
Have you heard of this one? Remember the days of having the In N Out Burger truck roll up at your company's annual event?? Well, sweetness, this is heaven on wheels right at your door!!!
These guys roll up, open up their sweet truck and voila! Out comes an Oompa Loompa of tasty treats that would put Willie Wonkas' Chocolate Factory to shame!
Sweets Truck offers all types of baked goods. Think rich chocolate cookies made with Belgian chocolate, coconut cupcakes with cream cheese frosting rolled in coconut, PB&J sandwich crispy treat, brownies and whoopie pies- oh my!
Not to mention all the yummy goodness of their espresso drinks, coffees and teas, hot chocolate and good old fashion milk to quench your thirst after a mouthful of their stuff!
The BG girls will be "stuck" (insert sarcasm HERE) with the chore of taste testing a few of these treats for Jennifer and the mister, then creating the signage for this fabulous surprise to their guests.
We'll be waiting patiently for our bride and groom to select one of these scrumptious options for their 2011 nuptials. Think they'll notice if we crash the after party?!
BG Girl Merc :0)
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Yes, we know....we're moms, we're too old to be reading teenage books, much less reading about vampires and werewolves. However if you've read any of the books for yourself, you ABSOLUTELY understand why we are admittedly, dorky, TWIHARDS!!
I have to say that Eclipse is my favorite book of the Twilight saga. Perhaps it's because it reminds me of that feeling I had when I first fell in love with my beloved- the butterflies in my belly, the pitter patter of my heart when I was with him, the anticipation of seeing him...or perhaps it's simply because Bella and Edward are finally together and make out like the hormone-charged teenagers they are! Regardless, the movie didn't disappoint and certainly lived up to my expectations!!!
When we returned to the studio and began to work, I couldn't stop replaying the movie in my head and feeling like I was going through Eclipse withdrawals!! I couldn't stop pondering on how, exactly, Breaking Dawn will be made into two separate movies. Where will it begin? Where will the second half begin? How will they bring this book to fruition with all the special effects needed?
keeping in line with the organic vibe of Bella and Edward
A more muted option for their August wedding