I went and saw Hairspray on stage a few weeks ago and there is a song that now haunts me. Now whenever I hear anything about a wedding, for some reason I hear the song “I Can Hear the Bells”….. Yes, I’m singing it in my head right now. I guess because I think of wedding bells when I think of weddings, which leads me into the chorus “I can hear the bells…..”
I was asked to do a bouquet for a wedding reception (and yes, as soon as they mentioned the word wedding, the song started going through my head). The couple was not having a formal wedding reception, instead they were going to have a small gathering after the wedding for their family and close friends. My goal was to make the sugar cookie bouquet as personal as I could for the newlyweds.
first thing I was told was that they were cowboys and were wearing their cowboy boots in the pictures they used on their announcements. So my idea was to create sugar cookie cowboy boots, but we also wanted to keep the theme very “weddingish” – so I decided to put a top hat on his cowboy boot and a wedding veil on hers.
On the veil I used cake glitter which gave it a more textured appearance, somewhat like lace I thought.
Then I was told that in one of the pictures on their announcement they were sitting on an old turquoise Chevy truck, so of course I had to find a way to incorporate that. It was quite by accident that the texture of the icing on the sugar cookie looks “old and weathered”. At first I was a little disappointed that it wasn’t as smooth as it normally is, but then I was glad because I think it made the truck look older.
The couple was married in the St. George, Utah Temple. I wanted to incorporate the temple into the sugar cookies. Because of the great detail of the temple I decided to just do a silhouette in white and put their names on the cookie. I hope they were pleased with it.
And to round out the wedding sugar cookie bouquet, I added a heart. Nothing represents true love better than a pink stenciled sugar cookie heart.
Here is the final product: