My last post was about the first pillow I ever made. This post is about the last pillow that I made (perhaps latest is the better word… Read more “A Tale of Two Pillows, Part 2: A Wedding Anniversary Gift For One of My Brides”
I made this pillow as a Mothers’ Day gift for my mom when I was really little. It’s literally the most important thing I’ve ever made.
I love using my birthday as an excuse to spend an inordinate amount of time making some kind of fancy/crazy/funny/delicious cake to share with my friends and family. I don’t do… Read more “My 34th Birthday Cakes”
When I first met Avi she told me the sweetest story of how her fiancé had proposed to her: he had taken her on a surprise trip… Read more “Avi’s Moroccan Inspired Wedding Gown”
My mom asked me to come home a few weeks early for Christmas to help her get the house ready for our entire family (10 adults and 4 kids… Read more “All the Stuff I Made for Christmas”
Since people often ask me how do they go about having me make a gown for them I thought I’d write about a particularly memorable bridal consultation… Read more “What’s a Design Consultation Like?”
This is a bodice I made for my couture bride, Kate, who was referred to me by her bridal stylist, Jackie Weppner, of Merci New York, after… Read more “Kate’s Bodice”
If you know me you know that I love making cookies and I love Christmas, which naturally means that I really love making Christmas cookies! Over the last few years it’s become a tradition of mine to make snowflakes out of gingerbread, and pipe them rather ornately with royal icing.
I like to call them Rococo snowflakes, but they could just as easily be Baroque snowflakes, and some of them could even pass for Art Deco snowflakes, but I digress. What’s more important is that it’s kind of like doing embroidery but with something sweet and edible and I have way too much fun doing it!
I’ve been hearing for years from the ecstatic recipients of these cookies (I’ve only ever made them for my family and friends) that I need to make them available to the rest of the world, so this year I asked my friend Amy Noelle, who owns Sugar Flower Cake Shop and makes wedding cakes decorated with beautiful sugar flowers, if she would like to team up and help me bake, decorate, and sell my gingerbread snowflakes this holiday season. She thought it was a great idea!
Now everyone will have a chance to find out for themselves if these cookies are indeed too pretty to eat (trust me, they are not–they taste just as good as they look)! You’ll be able to pre-order our first batch of cookies through Amy’s website by the end of the month, so stay tuned for details.
And be sure and follow both of us on Instagram, as we’ll be posting lots of photos as we go… Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
I’m excited to finally share photos of one of my latest Couture Brides, Jenn! She was a dream to work with and I’ve had fun sifting through… Read more “Jenn – Salt Lake City, Utah”
On Choosing Colette Komm by L. H. Grant A week after my engagement, on a flight from New York to Phoenix, I found myself sitting next to the… Read more “Special Guest Blogger: One of My Brides, Lisa”