No, not more Valentine's Day promotions! However, February does seem to be a popular month for celebrating love. Engagements, weddings, we love them all; and they are made all the sweeter with scrummy cake and of course Candy Buffets.
We have been fortunate enough the past two weekends to be able to create some special treats for two sets of couples. Firstly, Sarah and Jarrad celebrated their engagement. The colour scheme was inspiring with red, magenta, white and silver. These colours just wow together whether it is balloons, lollies or cake. We made a tower of red velvet cakes for this celebration with swirl piped cream cheese frosting and then sprinkled with little red and magenta hearts.
Secondly, today we styled a unique Candy Buffet for Frog and Megan. The brief was to create a beautiful table using red and black candy with some white for relief. Frogs were requested as this is the name that the groom is most commonly known by - so red frogs, small red frogs and white chocolate frogs were all central to the Candy Buffet. We covered two of the white chocolate frogs in red foil and placed these in the centre of the display plate, added two little red jelly frogs to symbolise the children as they were an integral part of the day and the celebration. Red lollies included: sour straps, sour strings, little red heart lollipops, and of course the favourites of raspberries, strawberries & cream and jellybeans (mini and regular). The bridesmaids wore black dresses with a satin sash under the bust, hence we added black satin ribbon to the jars to tie in with the ladies dresses. Some bling was added with diamente buckles for added interest and visual impact which helped to coordinate with the bride's bodice. Red roses were the focal point as this was the flower the maids and bride carried - and who could resist using the traditional dozen red roses given we are only a couple of days out from Valentine's Day. The jar labels, bnbonniere bags made use of the insignia of the invitation with the flourish, white card mounted on black and backed with either red card or a red candy bag. Further we attempted to use a font that was very similar to that of the invite and placecard so as to keep the candy buffet as an integrated elelment rather than having it sit on the sidelines with no links to the chosen stationary of style.
Now to get to work on our first Lollipop Bouquet order to go out Valentine's Day. And some time for dreaming ideas for the Bridal Forum in a couple of weeks.
Remember Love is Sweet
Oh Crumbs :)