Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Purple Wedding Tasting

Actually the colors for this 2013 wedding are purple, fuchsia, and turquoise.  Vibrant and youthful!   We chose foils in those colors for the liners (despite the paper ones you will see below).  I won't ruin all the details for this one so check in again next year!
 Purple Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese frosting and fondant flowers on top.  The pictures don't capture the true color of purple.  In real life, they were less blue-purple.  More royal!

This was my first attempt at the purple velvet cake.  It just looked like chocolate.  But I had to post this to show the flower on top that I love!

The second attempt was much better.  I actually had to reduce the amount of cocoa a little but the flavor was still there. 

 The bride's niece is licking her lips in the background.  She was a lucky little girl that day.  I lost count on how many cupcakes she got to taste!

 My classic carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and candied ginger.

 The second tray of offerings to taste.

 White cake with black berry butter cream and a small fondant flower on the side of the frosted rose.

And finally, marble cake with chocolate cream cheese frosting for the groom.  He is a self-proclaimed non-sweet-tooth kind of guy.  But I'm pretty sure he tasted all of the flavors and actually liked the carrot cake as well as this one.  In the background, a chocolate option with chocolate covered espresso bean on top.

The purple velvet batter.  I was also making red velvet at the time for another event.  One batch did double duty for me.  I added more cocoa to the red and the color to both after mixing all other ingredients.  I heart efficiency!

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