this weekend we celebrated my beautiful sister-in-law, Lindsay, and the arrival of the much anticipated baby-girl-watson-Emma. i love Lindsay. she is so sassy! she is a girly-girl in the best sense of the word, but she's had some oppression in the girly-girl field these last three years as she has had one son after the other. Lily, has been VERY blessed by her aunt's love for all things girly though. and i too have been blessed because Lindsay gave Lily her first tutu a year ago, and her first Barbie this year, gifts i didn't think to give my own daughter.
our lovely friend Shannon was VERY excited when she found out Lindsay was having a girl and insisted on throwing her a 'sprinkle' (a smaller version of a baby shower) so that Emma could have some pretty things. the sprinkle was lovely and Shannon did a great job. my only task was to provide some desserts, and i was so happy to be able to decorate some confections at long last! in this nomadic period of my life, i don't think i have decorated a single sugary treat...
so, i decided to make/decorate some brownies and petit fours, because they sound fancy and pretty and perfect for a sprinkle. i found this incredible blogger that i have been shamelessly stalking since i found her easy christmas no-bake petit fours. this woman is AMAZING! check out her blog here: http://iammommy.typepad.com/i_am_baker/petit-fours/.
i bought a bunch of oreo cakesters and got to work! i made my own marshmallow fondant (i think i got the recipe from allrecipes.com. there's tons out there. google it. i will try to do a seperate post later of how i made it. if i remember!) the theme of the sprinkle was basically Emma's nursery which is pink and green (though we didn't really use green in our decor) with pink, pruple and yellow flowers, and branches. her room is much prettier than i am making it sound. anyhoo, so for one of my deserts i did brownies with taosted coconut and fondant decorations. and then i made monochromatic petit fours. it was easier than i thought, and five short hours later, desserts were done!
the oreo cakesters waiting patiently for their fondant layer
getting dolled up for the big dance
all the shapes and letter for the petit fours were cut using fondant cutters. some people thought i actually cut every shape out individually. those people are crazy.
stacked up and ready to be eaten!
the brownies with coconut and fondant. the middle says 'Emma Faith' in rolled free-handed fondant.