From Miss to Mrs.

I had the great honor of not only being in my best friend's wedding, but also making her wedding cake and favors.

Kala and I have been friends since high school, back when we were a part of completely opposite friend groups. If you had known us back then, you'd be surprised how close we've remained as friends. I'm so grateful to have Kala as one of my closest friends, and was thrilled to be a part of her special day! 

In February, I flew to Virginia to do a cake and cookie tasting with Kala and her other two beautiful bridesmaids. We went bridesmaid's dress shopping, then headed over to Blackfinn Ameripub (where Kala used to work), for dinner and the tasting. 

Kala chose Red Velvet and Carrot Cake for the cake flavors, and had sent me a recipe for pumpkin sugar cookies for the cookie favors. I wasn't impressed with the Pumpkin Sugar Cookies, so I took the liberty to bring along Pumpkin Snickerdoodles and my signature Molasses Cookies for her to try. 

The verdict from the tasting was unanimous: both Red Velvet and Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting for the cake and cupcakes, and Pumpkin Snickerdoodles and Molasses Cookies for the favors. 

I brought cupcakes for the cake tasting and I sent the sample cake home with Kala, for her fiancĂ© to try. She later told me that he's not a sweets-person, but had helped himself to seconds of the cake! Success! We definitely had winning cake flavors!


A few weeks later, I flew back to Virginia for Kala's Bridal Shower. As we celebrated Kala, we munched on some delicious hors d'oeuvres, sipped on sangria, and enjoyed Carrot Cupcakes and wedding dress Sugar Cookies, among other treats. 

The Wedding Dress Sugar Cookies were the talk of party! Aside from celebrating the Bride-To-Be, of course.
How cute were these wine glass decorations?
Each was labeled with the guests' names.
They doubled as glasses for the sangria, and party favors!
The Bride loved the cookies!


For Kala's wedding, which took place at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, I made a cake for the Bride and Groom, approximately 12 dozen cupcakes, and nearly 200 cookies. 

Talk about a sweet fridge....

Photo Credit: Alexandra Kent Photography

Kala asked for a simple, naked cake. So I alternated the Red Velvet and Carrot Cake flavors, layered with the Cream Cheese Frosting. The cake was topped with a custom-monogram cake topper.

The cupcakes were displayed around the cake, on wood-slice stands, complementing the rustic wedding decor. 

After Kala & Ty cut the cake, guests were invited to enjoy the cupcakes.
Photo Credit: Alexandra Kent Photography

Photo Credit: Alexandra Kent Photography

As the reception started winding down, and guests said their final 'congratulations' and 'goodbyes,' to the Bride & Groom, they took a pair of cookies as their wedding favor. Some guests were seen sneaking two, which I didn't mind, good thing I had made extra! And the Best Man actually tried to sneak off with the entire basket full of favors...

Wedding Photography by: Alexandra Kent Photography

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1 comment:

  1. Good to know about information on your wedding. Couple of months ago, I arranged my sister’s ring ceremony at one of beautiful New York wedding venues. Hired party DJ services and enjoyed a lot at this wedding. It is an unforgettable day.