December 28, 2009

Let them eat cake!

I can't believe i'm getting married! It still seems surreal to me, and hasn't quite sunk in. Spencer and I went to a wedding last night for my cousin Victoria and it was odd to look up at them exchanging their vows, and know that we would be doing that ourselves in less than a year!
We haven't gotten too much planning done, but we do think we would like to be married in the month of October. It's my favorite time of year when all the leaves are changing color, and it will be a little cooler so the gentlemen don't get sweaty in their suits. :)
We also have begun looking at locations, thinking of colors and contacting photographers. :)

One thing we don't have to worry about? Cake! Sarah, my future sister-in-law has agreed to make our cakes for us!!! Now, if I haven't mentioned before, Sarah is an AMAZING baker. She makes beautiful, and ridiculously tasty cakes, cupcakes, deserts and candies. A modern day Martha Stewart this one! (She's Sarah Rae, a blogger on apartment therapy and thekitchn.com!)


These were her homemade salted bacon caramels from the American Royal Competition. If one judge hadn't marked her down she would have made top 10 no problem! here

Carrot Cupcakes with candied carrot and cream cheese frosting. She made these for my moms Suprise 50th Birthday Party!

Dark Chocolate & Fig Ice Cream here

Homemade brownie bites. here

Speaking of bacon....Candied Bacon Fudge here

Avocado ice cream here

Turkey cupcakes for Thanksgiving!

Pomengranate cheesecake she helped Spencer make

One-Bowl Mascarpone Brownies here


There aren't too many actual cakes pictured here, but that's because most of the time when she makes a cake it's gone before anyone remembers to pull out the camera!!! She's even going to let us do a little taste test. :) I'm thinking we'll have one little cute, small, 2 tier cutie that we can put a topper on and cut into at the reception, and then have a few other cakes...hmmm carrot? Red Velevet? Chocolate? Poppy Seed? The possibilities are endless!!

THANK YOU SOOO MUCH SARAH!!!!!!!!
~xoxoxo~
Jenni

19 comments:

bananas. said...

oh lady...i am still so happy for you! my friend got engaged over christmas and i'm more happy for you than i am her. HA! horrible i know...well to her at least. moving on...

avo ice cream? hmmm...that i must try.

Elizabeth said...

Yay Jenni! Your ring is beautiful...I've never seen anything like it. He did good :)

Summer (BisforBrown) said...

um
you posted the bacon fudge for me? right? lol.
you are one lucky gal ro have sarah making those treats for you.

Juliana said...

Planning a wedding is so much fun. I think you should go to bakeries anyhow just to get free samples to eat

KatieSPerk said...

Mmm all of those look heavenly. You are a lucky gal to have such a pro in your corner!! I am having a serious red velvet cake craving now that you mentioned it!

Ashley Thalman said...

Congrats so much congrats! Mmmmmm. Cake.

Rasha (andthisiswhatshesaid) said...

Sooo happy for you, and omg, those look delicious!

Amanda Roo said...

Lucky you. Man.. i'd be looking forward to that taste testing lol

GiGi said...

whaaaaat??!! how luck are you?? engaged AND you have a gourmet baker in charge of your cake????

Toothfairy said...

Oh it looks great, so your cake will def. be even more amazing! good luck with all the preps. now!

loves

KLaw said...

You have NO IDEA how hungry you're making me! Delish!

Amber said...

Does she bake for a living? Or have a shop in KC? If not she should. I was drooling by the end of this post. And I love how she incorporates bacon into things. My hubby would love it. I got him a maple bacon sucker for his stocking this year. Ha!

~KS said...

oooooh.... I think the most exciting part about getting married would be picking out the cake!! Yummy!!

So... in honor of your fabulous engagement, I left a bloggie award for you on my post tonight. AND it features cupcakes, which seems perfect since you're thinking about wedding cakes and treats!! Hooray!

my name is lauren. said...

so awesome that you've got your very own amazing baker in the family. all of those treats look delicious! one thing on the wedding to-do list down....about a million to go :).

carrie1 said...

Can you share your SIL with me please???

Kimbirdy said...

EEEKKK!!! Congratulations!!! What a merry christmas you had!

Sara-Jane Elizabeth said...

Those are such beautiful treats! They all look so savory and delicious! I can't wait to hear about more of your plans!

Gabby said...

Congrats on your engagement! I think I need some salted bacon caramels in my life asap!

Sea Witch said...

Congratulations on your engagement. Blessings to you and your husband to be. Sea Witch