we had the gender reveal party yesterday afternoon and it was a great time. we were very blessed to have so many friends there to celebrate the discovery with us and we really missed the family and friends that couldn't be there.
i was so busy playing hostess that i didn't get a chance to take nearly as many pictures as i'd hoped to but i managed to capture the cake and some special treats. first, the cake... my friend Nancy made this incredible owl cake. the owl was lemon with lemon curd filling. the smaller cake that the owl sat on was french vanilla with raspberry filling (it was colored blue for the discovery). and the base of the cake was a decadent chocolate with chocolate ganache. she also made these adorable fondant mushrooms and extra lemon cupcakes. it was delicious!
and the cookies were a special treat i ordered from my friend Natalie's bakery, Sunny Side Sweet Shop. Natalie and i went to high school together. i always admired photos of her custom cookies and thought it would be fun to have some for the party. Natalie loved the idea of making half the cookies pink and the other half blue. she was so easy to work with, taking my custom design and providing not only a sample of it but some other options as well. she took great care in individually wrapping each cookie and shipped them fast. everyone loved how adorable they looked and how delicious they tasted. even though the bakery's located in central Florida, she's happy to ship with a little extra notice so if you're looking for a special treat for your event or as a gift, i highly recommend Sunny Side Sweet Shop!
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