Sometimes…very rarely…I feel the urge to bake something. On the occasion that I do feel the need I like to make things that are both pretty and taste good. I mean, if I am putting forth the effort I need to take a picture as proof, so it has to look good before I eat it. When I saw these pink and chocolate meringue drops my interest was peaked, but immediately deflated when I read the recipe. So I thought I would share the cute picture anyway and also extend the invitation for any of you more skilled bakers to make some and send ’em my way. They would make adorable wedding favors! Give it a whirl, I hereby volunteer to be your taste tester.
When I posted about the lights this morning, I kept thinking about how cute the bee lights were that are also on sale at Smith & Hawken (top left). And then I was thinking a summer wedding with a bee theme & how you could make it very “Martha-ish.” So just in case anyone loves them some bees, here are a few pictures. The letterpress is from Pearl & Marmalade (I love that name & every single thing they sell), the beehive cake is from Williams-Sonoma (it’s actually a mold in which you can make your own) and the honey jar favors are from MS Weddings. My friend Jenny didn’t have a bee-themed wedding, but she did use honey jars as favors….from her own family’s honey:
We’ll most likely have a cake instead of a cupcake stand, but these green iced cupcakes look so delicious I had to post them! I think they would be such a great way to incorporate the color if you didn’t want to have a cake…notice the darker shade of green ribbon tied around the base. I also really love these green gumballs, with the black & white labels: