Sunday, May 06, 2007

Brown and pink all over

On Saturday I helped throw a bridal shower for Joanne, who is getting married in two weeks! Her wedding colors are brown and pink, so I made chocolate cupcakes with pink buttercream frosting.

Brown and pink cupcakes
Cupcake tower with sprinkles

This was the final chocolate cupcake recipe trial for the attempt at the Magnolia frosting effect did not turn out so smooth and swirly, but the buttercream certainly was very sweet.

Since the bride and groom are going to Europe for their honeymoon, the shower featured some European touches. I made pink and chocolate macaron cookies that looked nothing like their inspiration.

Brown and pink macarons
Not-quite-so-Parisian macarons

And since it was a kitchen-themed shower, a pleated apron was part of Joanne's gift.

Pink and brown pleated apron
Brown and pink hostess apron

I used the leftover brown and pink fabric for dishsoap aprons, which were part of the favors. I enlarged this pattern just a bit.

Pink and brown dishsoap aprons
Shower favors

Joanne's sister Jenny hosted the event, and it was a lovely afternoon. Yay! Now it's time to start gathering ingredients for the wedding cupcakes...the big day is just around the corner!


Anonymous said...

Wow! Those all look great - the cupcake tower looks fantastic!

African Kelli said...

That is one thoughtful shower! You did a great job.

snoopyjoanne said...

thank you carol! yes she did a WONDERFUL job! waaaaay outdid herself! the cupcakes were delicious and the macaroons were a hit. and everyone was so impressed by her sewing abilities. i can't wait to do some entertaining with my lovely pink & brown apron :)