Zach & Caitie’s peach-of-a-wedding

Yesterday evening was Zach & Caitie’s wedding & the reception was at Tartan Park Golf Course. It was so gorgeous that I had to beat the guests to the club house and sneak some pictures of décor and the beautiful color pallet of Coral, Peach, Silver and Charcoal before everyone started arriving.

I was honored to help Caitie out by making her cupcakes, cake, and of course lugging along my infamous ever-morphing cupcake stand. (Shout out to my Mom for helping with the set-up and take-down of that beast.) The massive cupcake stand was originally built by my Dad for my best friend’s wedding back in 2010, but since then I have had some opportunities to use it & re-decorate it for weddings of friends or family a couple times a year. Other than that, its a big dust collector in my parents’ garage!

I’ll admit I was pretty nervous about the cake because I’m no cake decorator and I consider myself to be better at cupcakes than cake but Caitie is pretty laid back and gave me free reign with the cake as long as I incorporated her wedding colors. I’ve always liked the “rose cake” you see on Pinterest all the time and the technique is pretty easy so I did that with an artificial flower & some ribbon. Here are some pictures of the awesome color pallet:

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I took this photo at my house, so excuse the blue. It was not one of the wedding colors ;)

I took this photo at my house, so excuse the blue. It was not one of the wedding colors 😉

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Cupcakes {Here Fishy Fishy}

Just thought I would share some fun cupcakes I made for a friend’s daughter.  They are having her 1st birthday party at the lake & and requested a fish/beach theme.

Enjoy!

Pretty Pink Fish adorned with M&M's and candy fruit slices!

Pretty Pink Fish adorned with M&M’s and candy fruit slices!

Swedish Fish candy with pearl sprinkles for "bubbles" make for simple, yet colorful fish themed cupcakes!

Swedish Fish candy with pearl sprinkles for “bubbles” make for simple, yet colorful fish themed cupcakes!

If you want to make fishing cupcakes, you could add a pretzel stick as a fishing pole with some dental floss or some other type of string for the fishing line

If you want to make fishing cupcakes, you could add a pretzel stick as a fishing pole with some dental floss or some other type of string for the fishing line

I hope you like these next beach bear cupcakes, because I drove to 8 (count ’em) 8 stores looking for the umbrellas to go on top. Actually, I drove to 7 stores and eventually came home desperate and a little crabby, and then my dear husband went to 1 last liquor store and they had them!! Several stores such as Party City, Target & many liquor stores carry them but every single one I went to was sold out. I thought to myself, “Is everyone in Minnesota sitting next to a pool with an umbrella drink?!…and why am I not one of them!?” I got them. Crisis solved.

I used candy peach rings (one of my faves) for these lounging mini Teddy Grahams, as well as graham cracker crumb "sand".

I used candy peach rings (one of my faves) for these lounging mini Teddy Grahams, as well as graham cracker crumb “sand”.

And of course, baby's 1st smash cake!

And of course, baby’s 1st smash cake!

Photo courtesy of Callie V Photography

Photo courtesy of Callie V Photography

Photo courtesy of Callie V Photography

Photo courtesy of Callie V Photography

Photo courtesy of Callie V Photography

Photo courtesy of Callie V Photography