Friday, August 13, 2010

Ice Cream at a Wedding?

Okay so it's ice cream week over at The Kitchen and while I've resisted the temptation to go out and spent all the groceries money on frozen confections, all the pretty pics of gourmet ice cream has made me wonder why more people don't serve ice cream at a wedding.  Sure cake is traditional but most large weddings serve the guest sheet cake, and does anyone above the age of 10 actually like it that much?  Why not serve a few flavors of ice cream in a pretty dish or set up an ice cream buffet with sprinkles and the like.  Perhaps it's too messy and melty for a wedding but I know I'd welcome the alternative to the standard butter cream frosting.  What could be more refreshing at a hot late-summer wedding than ice cream after all?   Don't believe me?  Maybe the photos below will convince you!

 Rose Geranium Ice Cream with Pistachios - Find the recipe here.

Red Plum Sorbet with Lemon Verbena - Find recipe here.

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream - Find recipe here.

 Coconut Ice Cream with Roasted Cherries - Find recipe here.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Dessert Bar

I love the idea of doing a dessert bar at a smaller wedding or bridal shower.  This one over at Sunday Supper is almost too pretty to eat!  I love the lavender Cream
Croquembouche.  Tres Chic!   

Monday, August 9, 2010

Lakeside Wedding

You see a lot of beach-themed or coastal wedding inspiration in the blogosphere but Minnesota, like many others, is a no-coast state.  We are however the land of 10,000 lakes.  Actually there are really some odd 12,000 lakes here! Hell, everyone either has their own lake cabin or knows someone who does so I thought I'd give my Minnesota maidens some inspiration for planning a lakeside wedding.  We don't have our own lake spot but we do visit a few every summer and any lake we go to is a place for casual relaxation.  Muted blues, greens & wild prairie flowers came to mind.