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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Autumn Wedding Favors

I've been working the last two weeks on a wedding order ~
chocolate oak leaf cookies...265 of them!
First you roll out, cut and bake the leaves.
Then you frost with one color and drizzle a contrasting
color in the middle. Run a toothpick through while wet
to get that marbleized look.
Next, using a pastry bag and tip, pipe a thicker
icing around the edge. Wine and gold colors are beautiful wedding colors for November, don't you think? After they are dry, give a little sparkly gold dust detail. Wrap in cellophane bags, tie with ribbon and tags.They will be laid at each place setting at the reception. Fun! Yum!

47 comments:

  1. (I somehow knew you were working on a new post, so here I am!)

    Wow, I'm impressed. No wonder it's been such a time-consuming chore for you. That's an incredible amount of work you've showcased here!

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  2. Silver ~ you somehow knew? Now it's my turn to look for bugs and hidden cameras...

    Tomorrow is my last day of decorating them. Yippee! :)

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  3. These are beautiful (and look delicious)!

    I'm off to grab a snack now :)

    xo
    Kristin

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  4. Wow...
    How pretty and creative you are!
    I only think about the things you do.
    Glad you have you "little" business and that you share photos of what you make with us.
    Thanks 8-)
    Take care,
    Nancy...Mommy 2

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  5. Ahhhh---Maaaayyyy--SING! Wow. you are so talented, Betsy! I do hope you are charging enough for all the love and time you must put into these. Love them. so beautiful.

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  6. Thar is a bunch of work! Maybe you ought to open a bakery because you certainly are good at this! :D

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  7. Almost too pretty to eat. But I know they will be a huge hit!

    I've never been good with roll out cookies, but you make me want to try again!

    Love the drizzle and swirl... but then you know me!!!

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  8. That looks gorgeous and so delicious, you are so talented Betsy!
    xoxo

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  9. Oh wow a busy lady you are for sure.They are gorgeous.I love the final touch really sweet.No pun intended,lol.

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  10. Those look great! I think I need a cookie now.

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  11. Those are really pretty!!! My DD is getting married in May....to bad we weren't closer.

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  12. wow. these are magnificent betsy...truly gorgeous...the running toothpick makes a neat pattern...i am impressed as well...

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  13. Fun? Yum? You are kidding right?? That sure is a lot of work for one cookie let alone 300 of them!! OMG!!
    Yes they are beautiful and I know they will be oooed and awwwed over but still. I am tired just thinking about making them. Ha!
    Gorgeous
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  14. Slommler ~ haha...well, it does get a little tedious toward the end, but I've tried to divide the work up over several days so I don't feel swamped or panicked. It is fun, though...as long as everything runs smoothly, which it has! :)

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  15. Betsy, these are beautiful, your cookies always are -- and I'm sure they're delicious too! What a fantastic wedding favor idea.

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  16. I am SOOOOOOOOOOO excited to say that I will be at THAT WEDDING and have the privilege to EAT one of those cookies!!!!!! That is a lot of work Betsy! Thanks for doing it to make K's day EXTRA special. She and J are SO sweet.

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  17. Jill ~ looking forward to seeing you there! :)

    I've had to beat J off of these cookies all week! ha.

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  18. Betsy-
    These cookies not only look delicious, they are so beautiful! I am sure they were enjoyed by everyone at the wedding reception!

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  19. You truly are an artist, Betsy. These cookies are stunningly beautiful!

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  20. Wow, you are talented - and patient too! Gorgeous finished product...

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  21. They are perfect and perfectly beautiful......

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  22. oh, those look so pretty and I bet they taste as good as they look. What a lot of work too. I hope they pay you well.

    I mailed your Shutterfly info to you yesterday - hope you have fun making your books and cards

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  23. These are so very pretty and you spent a lot of time giving them so much detail!! I really like the swirl effect and how they are all a little bit unique! Congrats on getting such a big order put together!

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  24. Home from traveling the US of A! LOVE your header - I want to go there. As always, you impress the daylights out of me!

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  25. You must have oodles of patience, as well as all the creative flair that I already know you display. They look wonderful.

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  26. Those look lucious, I love chocolate and oak leaves.

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  27. Those are beautiful. My back hurts thinking about making those!

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  28. Hahahaha!

    Sorry, but "bake the leaves" just gave this post an WHOLE new meaning.

    You confessing to something? ;)

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  29. Scape ~ cute. Wrong shaped cookie cutter, right? Now those leaves wouldn't have gone over well for the wedding! ha.

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  30. Happy are those who receive one of these treasures!

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  31. I can only wish I could be as creative as you when I'm baking. Fantastic!

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  32. I have a son getting married next Oct. 8th. These are so beautiful I'd almost think about driving to Ohio to get them! The details are beautiful, Betsy!

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  33. Gee Whiz.. these are beautiful! I'm sure they taste as good as they look! I must place my order!
    :)The Bach

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  34. How Awesome!

    I had no idea how 'fancy' leaf cookies could both look (with the right talented person making them... like You)! Or how cool some could 'package' the elegant treats after creating them!

    Thank you for sharing your secrets!! :-)

    HUG,
    Coreen

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  35. by the time you read this you will have finished them..big accomplishment..i know they taste really good..they look lovely betsy

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  36. They are such beautiful cookies Betsy! I'm sure they taste as good as they look.


    When my son and daughter-in-law got married they gave each guest a beautifully wrapped box that had four biscotti and a pound of Italian brand coffee beans in it.

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  37. I love these! You have been busy making beautifl things.
    Marcia

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  43. Wow, just beautiful! How you find the time I don't know. ha ha But I'm glad that you do because it's such a treat to see these posts you do with the cookies!

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