The Engagement Party

These intricately hand painted cookies were ordered as a gift to the bride and groom and were presented in a handmade box to serve to the 40 guests along with the dessert bar at their engagement party.

The Theme Party

I’ve always been a fan of parties that incorporate fun themes. Here are some images of a few parties I have done, including food, cakes, decorations and activities.

The Birthday Cake

As part of a casual joint birthday party for a mother and her daughter, I created twin birthday cakes according to each of their tastes: one an organic buttermilk cake with fresh mango frosting and the other a hot milk cake with vanilla cream frosting. The family also requested an Austrian-style yellow sheet cake with […]

The Halloween Party

Holiday parties are a great excuse to come up with new ideas for decorating and cooking to delight the guests. The hostess of this dinner party worked together with me to choose specific dishes, decorations and specialty items that would make her event stand out. I set up two food tables at the party with themed dishes and décor, […]

The Tea Party

I used handcrafted accents, from the invitation to the take-home favors, to turn this tea party for two young sisters into a one-of-a-kind special event. I worked with the family to customize the menu and create the desired look and feel. For the invitations, we decided to create gift boxes of sweet treats in thematic colors to tantalize the […]

The Dinner Party

A repeat client called me with an unusual request. She was having a dinner party for a paleo food expert and wanted to impress her with some new paleo dishes. I was given free reign to create the menu, following the client’s request for an entirely paleo, high fat meal, which included salmon, green beans with sliced almonds and […]

The Wedding

Artisanal desserts go a long way toward dressing up any occasion, and that is especially true for weddings. For this mid-sized destination wedding, the bride and groom were very hands on, but needed help figuring out how to create a highly customized look. We decided that a full dessert bar would make a real splash. I created a cherry […]

The Baby Shower

This fun shower was Austrian-themed for an Austrian-born mother, including all Austrian dishes. My favorite part was making traditional Austrian lebkuchenhertz, or large, decorative cookies, which I inscribed in frosting with the mother-to-be’s pet names from her childhood and hung as part of the party’s décor. I also made miniature lebkuchenhertz to give out as party favors.

The Hot Chocolate Bar

This specialty event accompanied a sledding party at the Gorgoza Tubing Hill as part of the wedding weekend celebrations for a destination wedding in Park City. I served gourmet hot chocolate made from high quality melted chocolate, plus hand-whipped cream in regular and Mexican hot chocolate flavors, as well as homemade marshmallows in cinnamon, raspberry and plain. For adults, […]