Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Butterfly Themed 4th Birthday Party!

We are enchanting you with a whimsical dessert table that we created for Pricilla, a sweet little girl, who happens to love sweets! Pricilla was surrounded by lots of sweetness as she celebrated her 4th birthday.  

Drawing inspiration from her Tinkerbell inspired party; we incorporated a purple and green color palette with unexpected pops of orange and teal blues. The colorful sugar butterflies added a whimsy feel suitable for her age.  

You will find our signature touch of glamour in the edible gold leaf that topped Pricilla’s favorite chocolate cake, frosted in lavender icing…she also adored the cookies!

Guests enjoyed red velvet filled cake pops, each hand dipped in chocolate and decorated with purple, green and gold sprinkles.

Butterfly kisses were displayed in purple vintage jars while the dessert table was adorned in floral vines, moss and ranunculus.

Mixtures of white and chocolate cupcakes were topped with gold leaf, green lily pads and orange, gold and teal colored butterflies to match the cake.

We integrated a variety of hand painted cookies including sunflowers, honeybees, butterflies, lily pads and butterflies.

We gave the cake stand and props a new life by painting them in a shimmery gold spray paint.

What’s a party without candy?  Guest satisfied their sweet tooth with purple rock candy crystals, sweet tarts representing fairy dust, purple m&m’s and butterfly kisses. 

Styling tips and tricks: 
Tip #1 - This was an outdoor party so we put the desserts out just before the party started to keep them as fresh as possible and out of direct sunlight. 
Tip #2 – Being that this was a child’s party; we used plastic and plexy glass vessels as candy jars and where ever possible rather than real glass.  
Tip #3 – Take a few minutes to restock, remove or rearrange vessels once the sweets are consumed to keep a perfect presentation!

How adorable is the birthday girl sneaking off with a cookie... 

Design, Styling & Candies by:  Miriam of Glam Candies
Desserts by: Eileen of Cucamonga Cakery

Photography: (C) 2011 Glam Candies

Monday, April 25, 2011

{Royal Wedding Cakes}

The Royal wedding is only a few days away and everyone is anticipating what every detail of Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding day is going to be like. Although I can't wait to see the beautiful dress Kate wears, I'm equally excited to see what the wedding cake is going to look like. It has already been announced that the royal couple has chosen to feature two cakes. The main cake will be a multi-tiered traditional fruit cake with white icing created by designer Fiona Cairns. There will also be a special chocolate biscuit cake for Prince William reminiscent of his favorite childhood dessert.

What we don't know just yet is what the main cake will look like. Undoubtedly, it will be amazingly beautiful looking at Fiona Cairn's past work. Although the design remains a secret, we've heard that Kate has asked Fiona to incorporate popular English styling such as piping and scrollwork on the cake. She has also asked Cairn's to represent different blooms and foilage in her design that was very popular in the Victorian era.

In the spirit of this Royal wedding that is upon us and celebrating Mother nature's beauty that inspires brides everywhere, I thought it would be fun to feature beautiful flower and foilage inspired cake designs.

Which one is your favorite....

Courtesy of Elegant Cheese Cakes

Courtesy of MarthaStewart.com

Courtesy of MarthaStewart.com

Courtesy of Ron Ben-Israel Cakes

Courtesy Party Flavors Custom Cakes

Courtesy of Ron Ben-Israel Cakes

Courtesy of Mishelle Handy Cakes

Monday, April 11, 2011

{Eye Candy :: Kate Spade :: Book Clutch}

Meet our latest crush, the Kate Spade Book Clutch. 
Whether you are starting a new book collection or are looking to add a classic title to your bookshelf, one of these striking book clutches would be a fun accessory to complete an ensemble.  Consider making a fashion statement in one of these Kate Spade book clutches for your engagement or rehearsal dinner, bachelorette party or even a sweet bridal shower.

Friday, April 8, 2011

{Spring Sweet Treats for under $20}

I love sprucing up my home d├ęcor without spending a fortune or making a huge commitment.  When I create tablescapes I prefer splurging on a few key pieces to make a statement rather than including and incorporating everything that I find that screams Easter to me. 
Below are a few handpicked items that can easily transform your some of your every day furniture pieces such as a dining or coffee table, sideboard or mantel and make your transition into Spring just a little more cheerful & fun.  I challenged myself to stay under a $20 budget for each item. 

Candleholders can be used on any of the furniture pieces I mentioned above.  Last year, I purchased a few of these Trix Candleholders from Crate and Barrel and filled them with pastel colored m&m’s, jelly beans and tealights.

{Napkin Rings}
Napkin rings are another fun accessory to update your dining table.  I love these silk colorful Gerber daisy napkin rings also from Crate & Barrel.

Better yet, if you are into crafting, here is a great tutorial on making your own birds nest napkin rings from Scissors and Spatulas.

{Table Runner}
I LOVE this tablescape.  I love the doilies used to create a table runner, the cherry blossom tree (consider hanging Easter eggs from the branches or filling the vase with moss or candies), the paper Easter egg napkin rings (can double as place cards), the simple floral egg cup arrangements and I would love it even more if it was my dining table right now!

{Candy Filled Centerpieces}
Complete the look with a fun Easter/Spring centerpiece.  I really enjoy seeing candy filled floral centerpieces.  I have to try very hard to not eat the candies while crafting. 

Hoppy Decorating!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Spring Sweet Treats {Part I}:

It’s April and we are in the midst of wedding season here at Glam Candies.  We have been working on some very sweet & fabulous weddings and darling parties and we cannot wait to share them with you, but first check out these sweet treats that we have spotted in time for Spring & Easter!

{Cotton Candy Easter Eggs by Tasty Clouds}
Wondering what to fill your Easter baskets with this year?  Opt for a fun alternative and try out Tasty Clouds limited edition cotton candy Easter eggs  
With 14 savory cotton candy flavors, we can't get enough of these tasty cotton candy sweet treats and they are perfect for this years egg hunts, party favors, gifts, ornaments or decoration.  
Hunt this limited edition down at Tasty Clouds before it’s too late!

{Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow Peeps}
“What if regular peeps swam in a pond filled with delicious chocolate?” Well now they do and that makes them even more delicious and cuter than ever! 
We spotted a new trend on this classic marshmallow sweet treat over at Candy Warehouse.  Your choice of Milk or Dark Chocolate perfect for a springtime dessert table or gift basket.  

Sweet Tip - Dip them in white chocolate, throw in some sprinkles or make them your own creation!  This would make for a very fun and easy DIY activity! 

{Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Bunny Cupcakes}
Speaking of marshmallows, we also spotted a bunny peep show!  Recently featured on Cupcakes Take the Cake, these bunny peep cupcakes are surely going to get some attention! 
Hop on over to The Sweetest Baker to check them out!

We hope that you're thinking about picking up or making some sweet treats because we have a fantastic DIY Spring tablescape to share with you later this week!