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We were excited when Amber Shader Photography and Dougherty Photo Designs teamed up to create Flirt XoXo! We were even more excited when they asked if LG would participate by providing a dessert bar and dessert bar styling for the event. With one days prep time, we don’t think it turned out half bad!
As much as we loved instagramming our dessert bar that day, we had the Ultimate Girls Day Out by teaming up with Gloss Salon, Nicole J Boutique, and Kelly Hockenberry of Stella & Dot. We learned a sock bun demo from Bethany at Gloss, shopped the racks of Nicole J, and tried and purchased fabulous pieces from Kelly of Stella & Dot. It was so much watching the girls style the guests for facebook profile pictures… who doesnt love trying on clothes and donning stunning pieces of jewelry? I did a lot of mingling and chatting amongst guests, but my favorite guest of all was Lauren Ashley Golt of the Social Stylate (and contributor to LovelyGirls Events blog posts from time-to-time!). When things started winding down we were able to sit around and enjoy glasses of champagne and bask in chatter… all in all, a succesful event for the participants of Flirt XoXo!
Enjoy the photos of the dessert bar from LovelyGirls Events as seen through the lens of Amber Shader Photography!
You can find out more about Flirt XoXo http://flirtxoxo.com/about/!
There seems to be a consensus among many event planners that the color mint will be a huge trend in weddings next year (im not quite sure if you have seen us start using it in our branding!). With the increase of vintage touches to weddings, mint would be a natural fit. It’s a cool color that works well various types of weddings from country to modern. Mint green colors mix well with several other trendy wedding colors such as poppy, lemon yellow, and blush. For a glamorous look, pair with gold or for a more casual look, pair it with beige.
Have fun searching out vintage mint colored photo props, accent dishes and cake plates. Feeling crafty? Make your own mint inspired wedding décor. In regards to flowers, expect to see succulents and dusty millers added to bouquets, boutonnieres and table arrangements.
Mint also is a refreshing color to work into desserts and signature drinks. Can you picture beautiful mint color macaroons and iced cakes? We can and we love it!
|Yes, that is me taking the pictures in the reflection! – I can be adorbs|
Bake cake according to box instructions. Cool completely. Crumble completely into a bowl.Not going to fib, we stuck our cake outside to cool completely because it was 40 degrees outside and it kept me from having to rearrage my refrigerator. I also think it sped up the process a little bit! We also suggest doing the cake crumbling over the sink, but that also might be because we had the kids participate in this step.
Mix in 3/4 of a tub of frosting thoroughly. Yes, this means wash your hands, pull up your sleeves, and get your hands dirty
Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Using small ice creap scoop, scoop cake mixture. Use hands to form balls. Place onto sheet. Continue to roll balls until mixture is gone. About 45 balls from one box. Who are we kidding… ice cream scoop? Just put your hands in there. We suggest rolling them no bigger than the size of a blow pop.
Chill in refrigerator for a few hours, or you can place them in the freezer for about 20 minutes, but do not forget about them! We definitely went the freezer route and set the timer on the stove. Perfection!
In a deep bowl, melt candy melts in microwave according to bag instructions. Remove balls from refrigerator. Insert lollipop sticks into melted candy. Insert lollipop sticks into cake ball, making sure not to push all the way through. Okay, so we cannot confirm or deny the candy melts because we decided to bust out the good ‘ole fondue pot and melt white chocolate for this step. Please make sure that if you are melting chocolate to add a teaspoon of vegetable oil and to stir constantly. This is an important step… we know! We burnt a couple batches of chocolate in the process. Oops!
Once all of the balls have sticks inserted, place them back in refrigerator for 15 minutes, or freezer for 5minutes.
Re-melt chocolate. Remove cake pops from refrigerator and dip the cake pops in the candy melts/chocolate. Use a spoon to cover the entire pop, gently tapping off excess. Place back onto cookie sheet (if you would like to add sprinkles, this would be the time to do that before the melted chocolate hardens).
Place back into refrigerator for 15 minutes to harden.
If you would like to add a second color to your pops, you can place melted chocolate/candy melt in a zip lock bag, cut a very tiny hole, and then pipe onto harden cake pops
Enjoy your finished product, and of course the images of ours below!
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