Wedding Wednesday: A Sweet Preview
It’s a widely agreed upon rule among women that a bridal shower should be a surprise.
Have I mentioned that I’m not a fan of surprises?
Luckily my mother understands and respects this about me, so the only surprise was that I was having a shower at all… I didn’t know you got that with a 6 week engagement and near-elopement!
I knew right away that I wanted the shower to be an Alice in Wonderland theme, for two reasons. 1) This is for me! I’m a little crazy, this wedding is a little bit crazy, and the idea of a Very Merry Un-Bridal Shower seemed ideal since I’m not registering anywhere and nothing else happening is at all traditional. 2) We’re getting married at a restaurant called The Looking Glass. Need I say more?
I even got an early shower present: a BabyCakes cake pop maker. This little beauty also makes donut holes and, I suspect, muffin holes. I promise that I will try not to inundate my blog with recipes of adorable little noms… I’ll try.
Can’t you just hear it saying “Feed Me”?
I’ll post something more in-depth after the shower actually takes place on August 7th, but for now I leave you with a sweet preview of some of my treats: Red Velvet Cake Pops.
I think they look like little watermelons.
How darling will these look with ‘Eat Me’ tags on them??
Heh… that’s what she said. Yes, I’m 12. Get over it. 😀
In case you’re wondering, the white layer just so happens to be the best cream cheese frosting EVER. If you’re frosting cake pops as I did, you can microwave the frosting 10-20 seconds at a time, stirring well after each heating, until it reaches a thinner consistency. It will harden up in the fridge.
Cream Cheese Frosting
- 8 oz. cream cheese or Neufchatel, room temp
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup softened butter
- 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Softened butter means that it has been sitting on the counter for 30 minutes… it shouldn’t be melty.
In a medium bowl whip cream cheese and butter together until fluffy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar (1/2 cup at a time), beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Try not to eat all of it before you frost your cake.