Hooray for the Camp Confetti Valentine Pop Up Shop!

Thank you all for coming out to the shop on Saturday! Valentine's Day was super inspiring to me this year and I had a blast coming up with so many cute designs. From tattoos to hedgehogs, pugs to sloths, I feel like I produced a good range of cuties to brighten up your babe's holiday. (sometimes I can't believe this is my job! so fun.) Also, can we talk about how crazy Walking Dead was tonight?!?!?! geeeeeez. 

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Holiday Cookie Workshop Review

It was such a pleasure welcoming students into Camp Confetti for our cookie decorating workshop earlier this month. The group came up with some creative ideas on their own and produced some really beautiful designs. Below are some of the materials and tools we used, as well as the royal icing that I commonly use. Stay tuned for info on further workshops in 2016. Happy Decorating! xo

Suggested Supply List:

Royal Icing Recipe:

  • 4 c. Powdered Sugar
  • 3 Tblsp Meringue Powder
  • Vanilla, Almond or flavored extract of choosing
  • Water to desired consistency

Mix powdered sugar and meringue powder in mixer with whisk attachment on low until blended. Add water, in very small portions, until desired consistency is reached. I usually start with a thick icing for outlining and later thin it out further with a bit of water for flooding the area that I'm filling in. If necessary, color with Americolor gel food colors. 

Sign up now for our Holiday Cookie Decorating Workshop!

I'm very much looking forward to hosting our first workshop and so excited to share some of my favorite ways to make these holiday treats extra snazzy. We'll be exploring several alternate techniques for decorating cookies that can be a bit more accessible than the typical royal icing embellishments. We'll be working in a color palette of red, mint, black, white and metallics. The workshop will be held at the beautiful and light filled Camp Confetti - a studio space shared with Kate of Kate Farley Design, Sara of Confetti & Co. and Wil and Danielle of DanFredo Photos + Films (thanks for the awesome photos above!).

Greensgrow Farms Venue Preview Party

I had a blast being part of the Greensgrow Farms Venue Preview Party on Friday, surrounded by so many other talented vendors. We met great couples and attendees, stuffed our faces with Little Baby's Ice Cream (coffee toffee and thai iced tea for the win!) and even went home with small bouquets from Q/A Event + Home Design. If you are looking for a unique, farm venue, you should certainly be checking out Greensgrow for your wedding or party. With the lighting and music, this place was magical. Happy venue hunting!

Jen & Jesus's modern & tropical Cape May Wedding

The lovely Desi from Styled for Love Events reached out to me to create a cake for a couple going with a sophisticated and modern tropical vibe. Once she sent me a photo of the invitation, I knew the exact direction I wanted to take the cake in. I've brought elements of hand painting into many of my projects, but have been looking forward to the opportunity to do so on a larger, more prominant scale…and this was the project! The leaf pattern was inspired directly from the invitation, as well as the touch of raffia. Desi explained to me that the palm and leaf motifs were Jesus's idea and Jen's personality was represented in the form of various white blooms. I topped the cake with a lush, white sugar rose and surrounded it with some greenery provided by the design team. The wedding was held in the beautiful Ocean Club Hotel in Cape May, NJ and Mary Kate Moon provided some stunning calligraphy and hand lettering (on leaves! so perfect!). Danielle from Dan Fredo Photos + Films was there to catch the magic and I can't wait to see what cake shots she was able to get!

Happy Birthday, Pizzeria Vetri!

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of designing a very unique Birthday cake for local business, Pizzeria Vetri. I have made a pizza cake in the past and enjoyed it so much, I knew that was the route I wanted to go again. I chose one of their most popular flavors, margherita, and hand molded all those components out of fondant. The crust got brushed with some powdered color to bring it to life and the "cheese" got hit with the torch to give it a realistic burnt look. To finish it off, I hand lettered their logo. I was so happy to hear that they thoroughly enjoyed this funfetti and oreo buttercream creation!