November 23, 2011

A wedding!

A Couple weekends ago, my MIL got remarried :) She married a great man in a sweet and simple ceremony that fit them perfectly. There were less than 30 guests and many were around the entire weekend for a weekend of fun, laughter, and good food.

My MIL has seen the pictures of cake pops I had previously made and had asked me to make some for the wedding in lieu of the traditional wedding cake. I was thrilled to make them. She gave me no specific colors, just that she wanted bright colors. I took to the candy color options I had and spent time just figuring out how many different colors I could come up with (in the effort of full disclosure, this *may* have been more about me playing around and having fun than about the cake pops themselves). After being torn between 2 color combinations (and I'm still only 90% convinced I chose the right one), I decided upon blue, purple, and pink.

I was asked to make them with white cake, which was fun since I hadn't done it before. At the last minute, I realized I would need an additional cake so I decided to bake a red velvet cake as well. I'm not sure if I will make red velvet again since myself or my husband didn't like it nearly as well as the other flavors I have made. If I do make it again,  I will need my husband around to take pics because it was quite the colorful and messy experience! The white cake tasted really good.

Here are the pics of the final products...


  1. I am finally catching up on my reading. I am said MIL and the cake pops were wonderful! The colors were perfect, they tasted great, and their novelty was a huge hit. I am a white cake person myself, but the red velvet cake was really good. You did a great job, Sarah! The photographer had asked me prior to our wedding what I wanted photos of, and I answered, "the Cake Pops." She wrote back asking what they were and if they were frozen. No, they are cake on a stick. Hmm. Well, she loved them--both visually and edibly! Hey, Sarah, what about photos of the boutineers and bouquets you made for my wedding, too?! They were beautiful. Thank you, thank you for all your help. --Your MIL, who thinks you are great!

  2. I'm glad you liked them! I have to say, while I liked both, I actually liked the white cake ones better than the red velvet ;) you have good taste! The red velvet came about because I had wanted to try it for a while, but really I realized the white cakes I had made weren't going to make as many cake pops as I intended and so I needed to make another cake! haha
    You know, I actually have a post written with pics of the bouquets, but I didn't like my pics of the boutineers so I was waiting to get Marilee's pics from you to finish it. Of course, then its just taking the time to do it...which I believe I will go do right now.