July 31, 2009

Swirly Beachy Parasols Arrive for Spring Weddings

Filed under: Destination Weddings, General, Wedding Parasols, Weddings — Kathryn @ 4:27 pm

I simply adore wedding photos using wedding parasols as a prop and as far as bridal parasols go, we think the Pink Frosting buying team have hit the jackpot with these stunning new wedding parasols featuring a swirly beach print.  I can’t wait to use them at our spring and summer weddings here in Australia – perfect for our climate and stunning locations.

Wedding parasols are the perfect outdoor event accoutrements for guests and are an essential accessory for the bride and bridal Party, who typically withstand up to three hours of exposure at outdoor weddings from arrival through ceremony and photos to departure. 

Swirls of leaves printed on rice paper give this wedding parasol a dramatic look.  Perfect for beach and garden weddings in the outdoors, as a beautiful photograph prop or for shading the bride from the sunshine as she exists the car.

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

July 29, 2009

Stunning New Wedding and Party Cake Galleries

Hundreds of new inspirational images of wedding, baby shower and party cakes have just been added to the Pink Frosting inspiration pages.  If you aren’t inspired to celebrate after looking at these frosted works of art then I’m sorry, but we just can’t help you!  We’ve been working with some of the best cake decorators from Australia and around the world to bring you these glorious ideas… Go on, have a browse…

Chanel Handbag cake by The Cupcake Company

Baby Boy cupcakes by Belisa Cupcakes.

Big cupcake cake by Cake Journal

Clown cupcakes by The Cupcake Company

Embossed cupcakes by Cake Journal

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

July 28, 2009

Wedding Bomboniere Favour Display Ideas

Wedding bomboniere, bridal shower favours and baby shower favours can be just as much a part of the table decorations and overall look of the reception as flowers, settings, and linen. It is your way of saying thank you to each person attending your wedding or shower, so the presentation as well as the gift itself should reflect your intentions. Some thoughtful touches and creativity can speak volumes.  We’ve used bomboniere very creatively as table centrepieces over the years.  As part of my Bomboniere Buying Guide for Australian Brides special, here are some amazing ideas for displaying your bomboniere favours.

Take your wedding bomboniere to the next level by staggering favour bags filled with sweets on Styrofoam blocks of varying heights. The packages are set upon a copper tray beneath a stately arch of kiwi vines and orchids.  Image by Martha Stewart.

Unify your event by matching bomboniere favours to the day’s colour scheme. Mix up the offerings, and you’ll have even more opportunity to emphasise the motif. Here, soaps tied with dainty lace, candles bundled with eyelet ribbon, and doily-trimmed paper bags all reflect the black-and-white palette.  Similar bags, ribbon trims and lace tape are available from Pink Frosting if you want to recreate this look.  Image by Martha Stewart.

Water bottles are a wonderful favour idea for summer and beach weddings.  Here, guests grabbed bottles of water dressed up with labels featuring the couple’s monogram and a special message of thanks. Similar water bottle labels are available at Pink Frosting’s online wedding shop.  The chilled beverages are offered to guests before they were seated at the outdoor ceremony.  Image: The Knot.

Demure and delicate, African violets are pretty little packages and, with minimal effort, can make a dazzling display. Simply slip the potted plants into panettone molds, cluster on three-tiered plate stands or let stand solo, and tuck a handwritten note inside. Use cupcake wrappers to decorate your little pots of violets.  Image by Martha Stewart.

 
 
Miniature birds nests filled with traditional bomboniere almonds make a beautiful display at each table setting.  Recreate this look using natural mini bird nests and blue bomboniere almonds from Pink Frosting.  Image:  The Knot
 

They may look like the real thing, but candy pebbles in small galvanized pails are a sweet and delightful favour for an outdoor wedding or beach wedding. A note lets guests know they’re for eating. The candy shown here is marzipan and chocolate-covered dried fruit in disguise. Print your message onto paper, cut into strips, wrap around the pails’ handles, and secure with double-sided tape. Set the pails in trays filled with turbinado sugar.  These gorgeous pails are available from Pink Frosting’s online wedding bomboniere shop. Image by Martha Stewart.

Humble supplies can take on an elegant air: Monogrammed stickers and crepe paper decorate clear plastic tubes filled with candy. They’re then piled into a glass compote around a smaller compote of crepe-paper flowers. Image by Martha Stewart.

To protect your guests against the elements during an outdoor wedding ceremony, there’s no better favour than parasols.  Stack all of your guest parasols into a rustic galvanised bucket and add a hand-made sign for a natural look.  Many types of parasols are available at Pink Frosting’s online wedding parasol shop.  Image: Style Me Pretty.
The Pink Frosting wedding stylist team have assembled more wedding bomboniere favour presentation ideas over in the galleries at Pink Frosting.  Enjoy!
Happy Celebrating!
Kathryn 

July 25, 2009

Cake of the Week: Marie Antoinette Wedding Cake

I’ve been posting my cake of the week for some time now and while I love every single one of the cakes I’ve featured, this cake is going down as my new favourite.   This Marie Antoinette themed wedding cake by Cake As Art in San Francisco is a superb example of fine sugarcraft.

The wedding, held May 31st at the Marines Memorial in downtown San Francisco, was as coquettish as can be, with inspiration from Marie Antoinette’s lavish style. The cake is iced in pink butterceam and the scroll details are hand piped in buttercream and painted in gold. The cameos, bands and bow are made with fondant, painted bronze. The topper was transported all the way from the amazing patisserie, La Duree, in Paris.

It makes me seriously want to scream – “Let Them Eat Cake!”  Team this gorgeous cake with some other Marie Antoinette wedding theme style described over at Pink Frosting’s wedding inspiration pages.

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

July 23, 2009

Ella’s Little Duck Third Birthday Party Theme

Filed under: Children's Parties, Cooking for Kids, Cupcakes, Easter, General — Kathryn @ 11:08 am

Ella celebrated her third birthday last weekend with a gorgeous duck themed birthday party.  The gorgeous Suzi from Alannah Rose put together this sweet theme for little Ella’s birthday party and we loved it so much we simply had to share it with you!

Here are some images of how Suzi put the party together in stylish red and white polka dots with a yellow accent.

Little duck invitations by Alannah Rose at Pink Frosting.  Ducky themed laser cut cupcake wrappers from Pink Frosting

Above Clockwise from top left: Mini Hotdogs from the 4 Ingredients book – super easy and a hit with the kids; Happy Birthday banner by the very talented Mel at Paperklip; Lanterns, at Pink Frosting; blowing out the candles; home made cupcakes, duck icing decorations Sweet Dreams cakes, polka dot cupcake wrappers Pink Frosting.

Above clockwise from top left: The party table; flowers in white pots from Ikea; Drink bottles – wrapped in fabric from spotlight; the Duck cake by Designer Cakes, Donvale; homemade gingerbread ducks in cello bags; Pin the Beak on the Duck – a themed variation on the party classic! – homemade usiing felt from spotlight; the birthday girl loving the duck pinata.

Happy Birthday Ella! x

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

July 22, 2009

Wedgewood Jasperware Decorated Cookies

Wedgewood Jasperware is one of those classic looks that just about every entertainer in the world adores.  I just had to share these gorgeous Jasperware inspired decorated cookie favours by Sweetambs on Etsy. 

Sweetambs cookies are made from a basic sugar cookie recipe, which is then flavoured with fresh orange zest, vanilla beans, and a hint of cardamom. The royal icing has a dash of vanilla extract to bring together the wonderful flavors of the cookie.   If you’re a reader from the US you will be able to order from SweetAmbs for your wedding or special occasion favors.   If you’re not from the US, then get out your sugar decorating kit and start practising!  I am determined to learn how to decorate at least half as well as this!

And these stunning little cameo inspired cookies!  Who could possibly eat them?

What a divine wedding or christening bomboniere idea.

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

July 21, 2009

Lavish Pink Wedding Reception Table Decoration

Glamorous wedding receptions don’t come more lavish than this.  Megan and Kyle’s wedding reception at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, California USA by photographer Victor Sizemore featured the most stunning outdoor aisle style which I posted about yesterday and the wedding reception didn’t fail to please either.  Here are some of my favourite shots:

Crystal and pink are such a stunning combination.  This beautiful wedding is a textbook example of lavishing over the top style on tables - the wedding decorator did not listen to Coco Chanel’s advice about minimalism and taking one final piece off – instead they went completely over the top with ravishing decorations, crystals, floral detailing and linen.  Simply stunning.

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

July 20, 2009

Grand Outdoor Aisle Wedding Decorating Inspiration

I think this might be the most beautifully decorated aisle I have ever seen – better than any celebrity wedding, more stunning than any wedding I have attended.  The chandeliers over the aisle are simply divine, the coastline in the background, the floristry and the flower studded chair covers all combine to make a truly breathtaking ceremony site.  I just had to share…

These stunning images from Megan and Kyle’s wedding at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, California USA by photographer Victor Sizemore are so beautiful, I’m hoping it inspires one of our gorgeous Aussie brides to create an equally magnificent aisle for their wedding day – at the Whitsundays perhaps? 

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

Las Vegas or Casino Themed Wedding Bomboniere Favours

Feeling lucky in love? Las Vegas wedding favours for Vegas or casino themed weddings are more popular than ever. The lights and excitement on the Vegas strip prove to be an undeniable lure and have made Las Vegas a favourite destination or inspiration for parties, weddings and showers. At the same time, casino night has always been a classic theme for birthday bashes, corporate events and fund raising functions.  I love a Las Vegas style wedding and party – its fun for everyone with loads of great decorations, games and favours available to help you create real Las Vegas style atmosphere.

The busy team at Pink Frosting have been working hard to put together themes and styles of wedding bomboniere to make buying your wedding favours a much easier task!  Here are some of our favourite Casino themed wedding and party bomboniere favours.  Yes, we do feel lucky!

Pick a card, any card! These personalised themed playing cards are perfect for any event. Play to win with a pack for every guest at your birthday party, bachelor or Hens party, or casino-themed get together.

Hit the jackpot with these slot machine gumball dispensers, perfect for guests of all ages or as a special gift for your youngest guests. Just spin the wheel and be rewarded with an authentic Double Bubble every time!

You’ve got the winning hand, and it’s time to display your cards. Let the “Perfectly Suited!” Las Vegas-Themed Glass Photo Coasters show your guests you hit love’s jackpot! A 5.1cm x 5.1cm space for a favorite photo or place card is surrounded by the red and black playing-card icons, and there are four tiny “feet” on the back for surface protection.

You took a chance on love, your gamble paid off and today’s the day you collect your winnings! Share the thrill of it all at your Las Vegas or casino-themed wedding reception with a favor that’s a safe bet to please your guests. Don’t be surprised if these “Lucky in Love” Dice Favor Boxes inspire some gaming right at the table, especially because these dice are loaded—loaded with your favorite treat!

Most of all have heaps of fun at your Las Vegas themed party, wedding or shower.  Your’s really is a lucky celebration indeed.

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

July 19, 2009

Cake of the Week: Making A Fondant Ribbon Rose

My Great Aunty Ivy was a master cake decorator of the best kind – exact, creative and very generous with her young great-niece.  She spent countless hours teaching me how to mould fondant into little flowers, shapes and creatures.  Aunty Ivy passed away last week and I wanted to dedicate a post to her.  I can’t seem to find a photo of Aunty Ivy’s beautiful creations, so instead I’m passing on a tutorial on how to create ribbon roses, which I used to make hundreds of with her.  These tiny little roses are perfect on top of cupcakes and cakes for most sweet celebrations such as baby showers, kitchen teas, kids birthday parties and weddings. 

Thanks to the wonderful team at CakeJournal for this great tutorial and Fairycakes for the cute cupcakes decorated with ribbon roses. 

I’m almost certain that Aunty Ivy’s influence when I was very young had alot to do with my starting Pink Frosting and my interest in styling celebrations, cake decorations and beautiful little details.  Thank you Aunty Ivy for your patience and kindness.  These sweet ribbon roses are bringing back lots of beautiful memories for me.

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

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