This coming weekend is going to be a big one. I am part of the woman posse going to New York City for Genevieve's wedding dress fitting on Saturday. Afterward we are heading to lovely New Paltz, NY for her shower which is on Sunday. My contribution to this event is, of course, cookies.
I began by making sugar cookies in blue with lace detailing.
Next came chocolate sugar cookies.
I made a whipped frosting flavored with Kahlua.
Let's just say that chocolate and Kahlua are a match made in heaven.
Kind of like Drew and Genevieve.
On to white chocolate cameos and rose meringues. I don't make meringues very often, and I have to ask myself why? They are so good and so easy to make.
Here is something I haven't done before - painting with food coloring gel onto sugar cookies. I only did a few because I wasn't sure if I would like them.
I like them. I also did a few "quilted" cookies.
For the shower favors, I made a brown sugar shortbread. I cut out three sizes of circles and stacked them into tiny wedding cakes.
I topped each one with a gum paste rose. These will be individually bagged and tied with a soft blue ribbon.
I just love the softly romantic color scheme.
The only tricky thing about this group of confections, is that I had to make them all in advance and mail them to New Paltz. We are taking Amtrak from Philly to NYC, and I couldn't figure out how to bring them along without it being a major pain in the neck/disaster. Two big boxes were mailed on Tuesday that will hopefully have no breakage, still be fresh, and
GET THERE IN TIME.
Kinda sweating bullets over that one.
I have all of my fingers crossed!
I am also making macarons that ARE coming with me on the train. They will be a soft blue with a vanilla bean Italian meringue buttercream filling.
I am looking forward to a very SWEET weekend!