Monday, August 19

60th Wedding Anniversay Cake

What a wonderful life 60 years together can hold! This past weekend I got to celebrate David's grandparents 60th wedding anniversary! Can you imagine 60 years? The two of them have so much love for each other it amazing.

 When I got asked to make the cake for them I knew I had to make something as special as them! Since the 60th anniversary is the diamond anniversary I wanted to make the cake in white and silver, since diamonds were a little expensive to put on a cake.

 I made a vanilla cake with cream cheese butter cream. The cake is covered in white fondant. Sorry I didn't take any pictures up to this point.

My first attempt at quilting fondant. I used a fondant impression mat to make the quilt pattern. It didn't show up very well so I went over it with a straight knife.

Next I placed the gum-paste flowers my friend Lauren and I made. That was a process and unfortunately I did not take any pictures. I think i watched about 10 you tube videos on how to make them. I think there is still powdered sugar on my phone from that day!

Adding the silver pearl sprinkles to the cake. I used a small amount of butter cream icing as the glue to keep them from falling off.


The finished product! I made the cake topper out of cardboard and glitter. I cut the numbers out of the cardboard and then attached toothpicks to they would stand. I then covered the numbers in Elmer's glue (but I guess you could use mod-podge). I sprinkled glitter over the glue them let them dry. I then applied two more coats of glue so the glitter wouldn't fall into the cake.


The happy couple! 60 wonderful years together!

Happy 60th Wedding Anniversary!

Friday, August 2

DIY - Wedding Thank You Cards

David and I did a really good at the thank you note game. We got about 95% of our thank yous out the door before the 1 month mark! I think that is really impressive. Those last ones were delayed by missing address or not knowing who the gift was from.

When I started looking at thank you notes I really wanted to get some printed that had pictures of the wedding, but after looking online, we really didn't want to pay that cost. So we made our own!

I found blank packs of folded cards at hobby lobby, a thank you stamp and some ink. We already had the Texas stamp with a heart. It was our wedding logo and we used it on various things at the wedding.We also included a 3x4 picture of us from the wedding.

With 40% off coupons from hobby lobby and the printed photos I think we spent $20 on 75 thank you cards (not including postage). That's alot better than the $0.50 to $1.00 per card we had seen online! Plus the cards really reflected our wedding, and from what we heard from friends and relatives, everybody loved them!

1. What did your thank you notes look like?

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