Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Bridal Shower Cake Pops

It is said that a GOOD friend knows all your best stories.  But a BEST friend has lived them with you!  And a lucky girl I must be, for I have two.
My most loyal friend of 32 years and I decided to honor our dear friend of 20 years with a surprise Bridal Shower back home in Miami. 
In celebration of the bride-to-be, I tried my hand at these bridal shower cake pops fancied up with edible diamonds from Fancy Flours.
The jewels are made out of candied sugar (like a ring pop) and lend just the right touch for special occasions.
They are clear and sparkle in the light and come in many colors.  I love their selection assorted edible gemstones.  Those will probably show up in a later post!
I made the bridal shower cake pops with a fairy pink candy coating and a piped on design resembling an engagement ring.
The cake ball is made of strawberry cake and lemon cream icing and tasted like a strawberry-lemonade-creamsicle.  Perfect flavors for a South Florida party.
Now on to the bridal shower for our beautiful B.F.F.
She was a well-deserved princess for the day (and well into the night!)  It was her time to get pampered  and appreciated.
So many wonderful friends lent a helping hand setting up and decorating Gina's already lovely home.


The festive table was filled with mini Cuban bocaditos (finger foods) from Vicky Bakery.  We had some favorites like Croqueticas de Jamon (ham croquettes), Pastellitos de Carne (meat pastries) and Empanadas Espanola (Spanish pastries).
 And look at this gorgeous tower of cupcakes!
All made from scratch by the talented Gina (you can see her work on Pinterest).
 Each delicious cupcake was made to coordinate with a matching cocktail: Margarita, White Russian and Vanilla Cake.

We played fun games including this one.
Naturally, the twins would choose the same random number - 209 - (they say twins are psychic!)  But they also chose the CORRECT number.  They WON!

It was a wonderful day . . .
Filled with good friends . . .

and loving family!
It was a day to come together to celebrate the friendship of an amazing person who is deeply valued in our circle.  And we welcome her incredible fiance with open arms because he has given her the precious gift of true love . . .
Happy Bridal Shower Melanie!



15 comments:

  1. My best wishes to your friend. Your pops look beautiful :)

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    1. I appreciate it, Mari and I will pass along your good wishes!

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  2. What a fun party! And I'm dying over those edible diamonds on the cake pops!

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    1. A little bling is a good thing, right Stephanie?

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  3. Danielle you are truly an amazing best friend... You know that I consider you my sister. My bridal shower was such a complete surprise and one of the most amazing days ever. I am so lucky to be blessed by friends like you and Gina. The cake pops looked absolutely gorgeous and everything was made just right. You are so talented and I can't wait to see what's next.... Wedding pops maybe??? Just a thought lol... I love you Dani... BFF for Life.

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    1. I love you too, Mel. You deserve everything good and happy that this life has to offer! Best wishes always!

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  4. These pops are so pretty! I love the "diamond" and will have to remember that for the future:)

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  5. These pops are gorgeous, especially with the edible diamonds! Your friend is lucky to have your friendship (and baking talents) ;)

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    1. Thank you, I appreciate it! Happy Friday!

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  6. What beautiful cake pops! Those little diamonds are the perfect touch. What a luck threesome you are. The twins guessing the SAME number and then winning is absolutely amazing.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Sarah! And yes, it must be a "twin-thing"!

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  7. The pops look so pretty! And it looks like you guys had a fab time :)

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  8. I absolutely LOVE these Bridal Shower cake pops! Perfectly beautiful!

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  9. Adorable bridal shower cake pops. Really liked them. Will implement this idea in my sister’s bridal shower at one of popular San Francisco wedding venues. Have hired caterers for the day. Hope will be able to make it memorable day for her.

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