Mini-Cakes for Jessica’s Virtual Shower

In just a few weeks my super sweet friend Jessica, from My Baking Heart, will be tying the knot with her fiance, Chris. She’s obviously a smart girl, because October is THE best time to get married. :) To honor the beautiful bride-to-be, our friend Nikki, from Pennies on a Platter, organized a virtual bridal shower, and I couldn’t be more excited to participate!


(How ridiculously cute is this couple?! Click the picture to see even more of their unique engagement photo shoot)

Jessica is a Southern Belle and one of the most genuinely sweet ladies out there! One thing I really love about her is that she is just as passionate about cooking and baking as she is about football at her alma mater, TCU (Texas Christian University). When deciding what to make for her shower I wanted to tie together all of my favorite things about her! Something sweet, dainty, and, of course, purple!

The mini-cakes I decided on are like a cross between petit fours and Little Debbie zebra cakes. I decided to coat them with white chocolate ganache instead of poured fondant because…well, it just tastes better (and reminds me of zebra cakes, an old childhood lunch favorite!).  I won’t promise you that the white chocolate was much less work than poured fondant, but the taste was worth it in the end.

Congratulations, Jessica!! I am so happy for you and wish you a lifetime of happiness! To see what other bloggers made for this special occasion check out the round-up on Nikki and Jessica’s blogs!

 

 

Comments

  1. Jessica! Seriously!? These are gorgeous!

  2. Good Morning Jessica!

    Okay, please don’t mind as I gush a little bit… first, your site is absolutely ADORABLE (your beautiful header immediately put a smile on my face, and that quote seems like it’s a perfect fit for you too!). I would love to get some advice from you on how to create such a fun and welcoming environment for readers. Second, I was super impressed by your drop dead gorgeous mini cakes, with every detail tended to right down to including one of Jessica’s wedding colors through the ganache, and delicately adorning each cake with little flower buds. So sweet, and truly beautiful presentation… I’m confident they’re as delicious as they look- I only wish this shower was in person so I could dig in and taste! Being a part of this event has been so much fun, and what a wonderful bonus to be introduced to another fabulous blog (and blogger). I’m looking forward to reading more and visiting often!

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I hope I have the pleasure of hearing from you again soon :) Feel free to get in touch any time! Hope you have a great day!

    Fondly,
    Joy
    http://hotovenwarmheart.wordpress.com/

    • Well you just put a big huge smile on my face! Thank you so much for kind words!! I agree, it’s fun to find fabulous new blogs through these virtual communities. :) Looking forward to reading more on your blog soon!

  3. Those are unbelievably cute! Completely perfect for a bridal shower.

  4. Too, too cute! Mini cakes are so perfect for bridal shower and the purple really takes them over the top. Once again, gorgeous work!

  5. Ahhh, these mini cakes speak to me! Sooooooooooooo gorgeous and cute! I could have a couple dozen of those all to myself.

  6. Oh wow, these are seriously stunning! I love that you incorporated the color purple, they turned out perfectly. I’ll take 2 please :)

  7. Have I told you lately how much I love you, Jess?? These are so perfect, it’s not funny. I LOVE those zebra cakes from Little Debbie… and now I have my own covered in purple chocolate?! I die! Love you sweet friend! :)

  8. Wow, those little cakes are absolutely gorgeous! Love the color and that you chose ganache over fondant. I would love one or two right now!

  9. i used to love zebra cakes too, and beg my mum to buy them. your homemade version is so beautiful–and from jessica’s comment i can see was touched by all the work you put into them.

  10. Those are super cute!

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