Monday, October 25, 2010

Sparkly Wedding Candy Buffet



Today, I'm taking a break from all things Halloween to bring you this glitzy wedding candy buffet from Hostess with the Mostess.....love, love love it!!!!

I've been meaning to highlight it for a few weeks now and with some inquiries about wedding candy buffets, I thought I'd bring it you now!

Talk about eye candy, there's plenty of it here!!!!  Then head over to their site to see even more of this sweet and sparkly candy buffet!






Thursday, October 21, 2010

Madly Stylish Events is Featured!!!!

I am completely giddy right now!!!  Today I'm featured on Icing Designs!!
These ladies are beyond super talented.....they do fabulous work, love all things French, and great to work with  Did I mention they love JCrew and Anthopologie ( my favorites also!!!!)..... so in my book, they're pretty cool!

They've also been featured everywhere...Amy Atlas, the queen of dessert tables, Celebrations at Home, TomKat Studio and countless others!


 I heart this collection!!!...someone needs to have a baby shower!

Head over to their site and see more!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sweet Treat!



My girls love, love candy corn...I think it's the highlight of Halloween for them.  So when I came upon  these candy corn mini trifles, I thought we had to try them and and also share it with you!


INGREDIENTS

Box of yellow cake mix, plus oil, eggs and water needed to prepare
Yellow food coloring
2 (4 serving size) boxes instant vanilla pudding, plus milk needed to prepare
Orange food coloring
8 oz tub Cool Whip, thawed
2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened to room temperature
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Candy Corn

Prepare cake batter according to instructions, adding yellow food coloring during mixing. Pour batter into a 9x13 inch pan and bake and cool according to box directions.

Prepare instant pudding according to directions on box, adding enough orange color to make it a bright orange. Place pudding in the refrigerator while you prepare the topping.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Mix in the Cool Whip until well blended.

Crumble the yellow cake into an even layer in the bottom of each mini trifle bowl. Remove the pudding from the refrigerator and spoon on top of cake layer. Smooth out with the back of your spoon. Pipe whipped topping/cream cheese layer on top with a large star tip. Or, just spoon it on. No one will care.

Top with a candy corn!

Enjoy! 

image and recipe courtesy of  Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

Bridal Show Dessert Table







My lack of posts was due to to fact I was busy getting ready for the Kentlands Mansion Bridal Show in Gaithersburg MD.

I heart anemones!!!

A few weeks back, I featured my inspiration for this table and you can see it here.  I was thrilled with how it turned out!!! I had a blast at the show...loved meeting the brides, their moms, friends and the occasional groom that came along......not quite sure what to make of everything, but being supportive and wondering "how much is this going to cost!!"; which I overheard more than once.

So without further ado, take a look!



Absolutely love this garland created for me by the lovely ladies at Icing Designs...along with sweets tent cards, and favor box gift tags!
Madly Stylish Dessert Tables!
Special thanks to Sweeties by Kim, Allyson Jane Couture Desserts,Icing Designs, and Sweet Petal Bakery.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Pumpkin Stencils


It seems everyone went pumpkin picking last weekend, including us!  We headed to our favorite farm, Homestead Farm (yes, same farm we went apple picking), and the girls picked a few pumpkins, veggies and yes, more apples.  We also enjoyed some freshly made caramel apples......they were delish!!!!


 We also got some of these......

So if you picked pumpkins and are now wondering what to carve on them......checkout these cool Halloween stencils from Better Homes and Gardens.  They have lost of free pumpkin carving stencils for all those pumpkins you brought home.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Halloween at Williams-Sonoma



I apologize my dear readers...I can't believe I haven't posted anything in a week!!!  I have been busy with a few upcoming events which I'll get to in my later posts.  Today, while working on one of those events, I was on the Williams-Sonoma website looking for cake stands.

With Halloween around the corner, I thought I'd  share some treats I discovered on their site to fill your Halloween party with tricks and treats!  What's a Halloween party without a Spooky Black Cat to watch over your treats!  For the bakers out there, take a look at the cupcake kit....so cute and easy!  Great project for the kids to help with! Those of you that don't bake, don't panic.....you can order ready made treats.  They've partnered with Perfect Endings in Napa Valley to bring you some yummy treats like those cupcakes you see here. Take a look!

images courtesy of Williams-Sonoma
From the top, Halloween Browniepops, No-bake Halloween Haunted House Kit, Perfect Endings Halloween Cupcakes, Halloween Cupcake Decorating Kit,Spooky Black Cat, Shortbread Finger Cookies.