If you are keeping count, this is now the third wedding I am mentioning on my blog within a couple of months. It is an extremely heavy wedding time of year, well life really, and I could not be more excited for all the lovely Brides and Grooms out there.
A wonderful lady at my job, CAE, is helping to plan a bridal shower for her niece, a fashionista bride from
. Her Bridal Shower will be a tea party for 25-30 of her closest female friends and family. After seeing other wedding and tea party related cookie posts, CAE asked me if I could make engagement ring and tea pot/cup cookies as favors for the shower. New York
I agreed without hesitation. CAE asked for 80 cookies- 40 engagement rings, 20 tea cups, and 20 tea pots in the teal, purple, and silver color scheme. This amount and combination seemed very doable. I have been asked to complete larger orders in the past and had to graciously turn them down because I did not think I could handle an order of over 100 cookies (without taking time off from my day job).
I started these cookies on Saturday and I quickly realized just how big of an order I took on. It took me 6 hours to make all the dough, roll it out, and bake the cookies. I made and colored all the icing and background iced/flooded the cookies on Sunday and that took me nearly 9 hours. I did the detailed work on Monday and it took me another 5 hours. Lastly, I packaged them up on Tuesday in about 2-3 hours.
By the end of the week, I was sleep deprived from the late nights of decorating and early mornings going into the office; and I was sore from sitting on a hard wooden stool from which I hunched over the counter for hours on end. But, I couldn’t be happier. Even with all the hours logged, it just did not feel like work. It was something I enjoyed, something I loved to do.
I am honored the CAE asked me to make favors in celebration of her niece’s bridal shower. I can only hope, and I do believe, that I met her expectations. I hope that CAE’s niece, sister, and guests will love the cookies and ENJOY their taste, just as much as they enjoy the look.