Good morning and welcome back to my Indoor Picnic!
Since I promised Cute, Cute it is ~
I first want to show you the glasses before they were filled so you could see where I stuck the ladybugs on. After the party, I peeled them off, which was little harder than I thought, by the time I was done, it ruined my manicure!!!!!!!!
The writing on the wall~
Hey Pretty Lady...This Bug's For You!
And a close up of the glass ~
Each had a wooden ladybug propped up on the glass!
All filled up~
Moving right along, I made some chocolate covered pretzel sticks and placed each one in a Martha Stewart juice glass that was tied with gingham ribbon and filled with paper shred.
Daisy Duke's Pretzel Rods
On the other side of the counter was a black metal three tiered stand - so I HAD to make some treats for that ~
The top tier had little brownies in red and white polka dot mini cupcake cases ~
The second tier was filled with homemade chocolate covered sea salt caramels and topped each one with a little leaf and ladybug I made out of fondant ~
Then on the bottom tier I made some "Grasshopper" Brownies (mint filled chocolate brownies) placed in gingham wrappers topped with a little note "Enjoy" ~
Since there weren't enough treats, I used my jars for some red and black candy ~
I wish I could reach in the photo and straighten out the sixlets jar....but I can't, so for me, could you all pretend that it is turned just slightly?? :) No trouble finding red and black candles and I added some gingham ribbon to them. I just had to make sure that the candles didn't burn down too far and catch the ribbon on fire! That would be worse than rain!!
I was going to wait to show you our dessert (at least the one we ate at the picnic) but I just can't wait any longer! So here it is ~
I got this idea for a daisy cake from Lindy Smith. Then I added The Partiologist Touch...
Added a leaf and little lady bugs (chocolate cakes)all around and one on top. The daisy cake part was a chocolate cake and the petals were made out of fondant and formed over a paper towel cardboard. Here's a view from the top ~
The ladybug cakes were made out of the same batter as the daisy and they were soooooooo yummy! I doubled the recipe, and I've been eating a ladybug every day! Now, that's something I never thought I would say!
Well, I hope this has fulfilled my promise of "cute" and if you're still wanting more...
I'll give you more!!!