Weddings are hard.
I always knew that making a wedding cake would be difficult but never really understood why they cost so much…until I was asked to make cookies for two weddings. Both weddings had great designs which I loved creating but I really didn’t realize how long everything would take and the amount of sleep I would get, or lack of sleep I should say. In the end, it was obviously all worth it and seeing the brides faces when I showed them the cookies made the all nighters worthwhile.
Let’s look at the first wedding order of 100 “double happiness” cookies. Never before have I seen a larger sea of red!
Then for the actual double happiness symbol, the bride decided on gold, which was both very traditional and super fun. Each cookie was decorated using a stencil method of transfer so the design could be somewhat consistent and then hand painted gold with luster dust.
The second wedding order went a very different route. Much more muted color palette, more personalized, a bit more modern but of course still a little bling-y.
The bride pretty much gave me free range in terms of design, but wanted the color scheme to match that of the wedding. So I kept the lovely purples and pinks, and added a bit of silver and gold.
As the title suggests, besides these two wedding orders I also had a baseball themed order for a birthday. Baseball cookies and red/white/blue cupcakes. Though this was a fairly simple order, I totally stressed myself out because of the baseball cookies. Should I make them somewhat roughed up and dirty or keep them perfectly white??!??!?! I ultimately decided to add a little roughness to them, which I think was a good choice.
The cupcakes were easy but adorable. The best kind of combo.
And finally, the last order I had was a personal one for my best friend who was moving away from San Francisco * crying silently *.
My theme, if you can call it that, was Everything Will Bee Okay. Get it….GET IT?!??!