This weekend I was blessed with the honor of attending to one of my nearest and dearest friend’s at her wedding. A beautiful blend of cultures and traditions which created a wedding unlike any other. I was truly blessed and excited to be a part of it!
As a surprise for my friend, I created desserts for her Kina Gece, a Turkish henna party for the night before the wedding.
I was originally going to make cupcakes decorated with Turkish designs in orange and teal, the brides’ favorite colors. Then I remembered I had a cookie cutter in the shape of a hand.
Inspired by the henna and the revelation of my hand-shaped cookie cutter, my plans changed. Can you see where I’m going with this?
At first my husband thought I was crazy. Whenever I have a brilliantly inspired idea my husband thinks I’m crazy, so I took that as a good sign. I spent an afternoon baking cakes and cookies.
The oven was on heavy rotation for just over 2 hours with cake pans and three cookie sheets. Then an hour of calm and quiet while everything cooled.
It took me 40 minutes to get the color of the royal icing just right, and another 30 minutes to match the color for the cake, but match it did! I spent an evening decorating with my husband, who as it turns out, loves decorating cookies, and cake.
I spent the next evening making flowers for the backdrop and prepared that lovely paper to line the dessert plates. All of which created a lovely dessert table.
The dessert plates were lined to give the table visual interest.
Oh, everyone loved the cookies and the cake. They all thought I was crazy as well. I guess in my case, crazy = good.