Sunday, July 31, 2011

An engagement weekend!

 This was an engagement-filled weekend!  On Saturday I did an engagement shoot with my friends Melanie and Gethyn.  Today was a surprise engagement party for Adam and Catherine.  I made cupcakes in a jar!
 I did strawberry
 And blueberry
I also made a berry tart
 This thing was pretty killer!  It took 2 days to make but so worth it!  The shell was buttery and flaky.  Under the berries was a pastry creme; it's like a vanilla custard/pudding.  It is very tasty!
 Here are all the jars full of cake, icing, whipped cream, and berries
 Alex made this wonderful label for the tops of the jars
 The sprawl

 Jordan and Adam's grandfather visit

 Then we enjoyed a slideshow that Peter made

The tart disappeared very quickly!

I will have photos from Melanie and Gethyn's engagement session soon so check back

Congrats to Adam and Catherine!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Birthday festivities

 We celebrated Alex's birthday this weekend
 Naturally there were cupcakes
 Cupcakes that I made and then cupcakes someone else made
 Shugar Shugar is run by Kay out of her house in Ashburn.  I came across her cupcakes at a wine and cupcake tasting several weeks ago.  I am typically not impressed by boutique cupcakes but hers were different
 I ordered 24 mini cupcakes with the following flavors; vanilla crunch, peppermint patty, red velvet, and chocolate caramel
 they were perfect!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

My new favorite place

 I made homemade Oreos this weekend, y'all!
 They were pretty freakin' tasty!  not quite as good as my homemade oatmeal cream pies but pretty close
 Yesterday Alex and I set up our new sail shade over our deck.  After some new lights, it is now my new favorite place to hang out!
Seriously, how could you not love it?  Don't you just want to be laid back in those adirondack chairs?!