Thursday, October 04, 2007

THE WEDDING, non-professional

*** UPDATE ***
In case you weren't sure... Yes, I DID make all of these! I took off work the week preceding the wedding, and basically spent 24/7 in the kitchen. I didn't take any pre-wedding pictures because I was too consumed and stressed out with getting the food out, but our dining room table housed the 200 tart shells after they were baked, half of the living room had about 400 cupcakes scattered all over the floor... and the rest was kept in the fridge and assembled the morning of.

Thanks to people who helped during the week, and everyone who helped the day of! Stressful, but I'm glad I did it. There were about 900 items total, and everything was made from scratch (except for the dollops of whipped cream on the mousse. Making that would be too unstable). Phew! I'm so glad it's over.

Here are pictures of my sister's wedding dessert table. I'm sure the professional pictures will look really good, but I have to wait awhile for them. In the mean time, these are pictures courtesy of Jon (modern Abe Lincoln).

If you've been following my blog, you'll notice that I've posted about almost every one of these desserts before... that's because I was practicing/experimenting with the menu!

L: view of the table
R: Valrhona truffles - Grand Marnier rolled in chopped hazelnuts, Coffee Liquer rolled in cocoa powder, cinnamon & cardamom coated in chopped pistachios (not pictured)

L: Lavender cupcakes with lemon frosting & garnished with candied lemon zest "confetti", Mascarpone cheesecake with pomegranate champagne mirror glaze & garnished with pomegranate seeds
R: Coconut tapioca with red & yellow watermelon, drizzled with basil lime syrup

L: Valrhona chocolate mousse
R: Fruit tartlets with vanilla pastry cream (blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, baby kiwi, and pomegranate seeds), Lemon Cream tartlets garnished with candied nasturtium petals

One of everything for the "Midnight Snack" box
(not mentioned above: Red Velvet Cupcakes with cream cheese frosting)


Tina said...

Kathy, this might be a stupid question, but did you make all those?!?!

kathy said...

I did!

Tina said...

I'm proud to you know.

Ken said...

I am really really impressed! WOW. They look delicious, creative, and professional. Well done!