A friend of ours recently got married, and all seven of us girls got to help with the wedding. I made the wedding cake, and then all of us helped put together the appetizers before the wedding.Β  We also served the food along with more friends at the actual reception πŸ™‚


The bride made the penguins from polymer clay for the cake topper…aren’t they adorable? Flowers added a nice splash of color πŸ™‚



I made 12″, 10″, 8″ and 6″ cakes, covered them in buttercream and put different sized polka dots all over the cake πŸ™‚ Each tier was slightly turned.



The groom loves minions, so the bride bought a little minion to put in the back to surprise him when they went to cut the cake πŸ˜€





The cute little penguin couple πŸ™‚


I started getting excited when the cake came together…stacking them, adding the flowers, and the little penguins…just so cute! I got nervous when I actually started stacking them the day of the wedding, and I actually smashed into the side of one of the cakes when I was trying to lift it up. Thankfully I brought extra icing and we hid the imperfection under the flowers πŸ˜€

I didn’t have different sized round cookie cutters to cut out the fondant polka dots, so I ended up finding a ketchup lid, a cup, a Cracker Barrell maple syrup cap, and a wide straw to get my different sizes πŸ˜€


Leah was my cake helper πŸ™‚ She helped me stack the cakes and then cut the cake when it was time. While we were serving the cake, a man asked me, “Which kind is the best, Jessica?” and I thought, “How do you know my name?” When Leah said that chocolate was, he asked her, “How do you know, Leah?” and she thought, “How do you know my name?” πŸ˜€

Then we remembered that we were wearing our names on our aprons, hehe! πŸ˜€




Β Cheesecake bites…ooohhh these were yummy!



Oreo cream cheese bon bons


Cucumber sandwiches…these were good, too!



Β  After we set up the cake at the reception location, we headed over to the church across town to put together the appetizers.Β  We put the sandwiches together, dipped bon bons, and put fruit on the mini cheesecakes.


We started out kind of quiet, but we got louder as we went πŸ˜€Β  When we’re all doing something together and we’re all in a good mood, we can get really slap-happy (which makes for lots of fun!)Β  And we definitely had lots of fun πŸ˜‰Β  We teased, told stories, just talked, and laughed a lot.


Β  (almost) everybody…Anna’s taking the picture πŸ™‚



Once we were done with the appetizers, we had an hour to kill before it was time to bring the food over to where the reception was being held.Β  So we tried resting underneath the kids ‘playsets’ in the preschool area, but that didn’t last long, because the sisters who weren’t resting were laughing at the ones who were πŸ˜€Β  Then there was a cartwheel competition, and then Cassia started playing piano while some of us ‘danced’ πŸ˜€


I say ‘danced’ because we just make it up as we go πŸ˜€




Β  I don’t know if you can tell…but we had fun πŸ˜‰



Β  At the reception, acting like dignified people again πŸ˜€ Β Β  The friend who got married is in charge of the 4H llama club, so all of the ‘llama girls’ got to help in the wedding with serving πŸ˜€Β  Our friend got everybody an apron with her name on it (Anna got a camera strap with her name on it)…and they were so cute!


Β  Anna’s main role was to be the ‘macro photographer’ πŸ™‚Β  She took lots of lovely pictures (all of the pictures in this post are ones she took…except the ‘dancing’ ones…I took those πŸ˜€ )




Lovely, lovely, yes?!



One of the tables reserved for the ‘llama girls’ πŸ™‚


Anna also took pictures of the rings…I think that was her favorite part!


Β  While we were putting food together in the basement of the church, Anna was off with the shoes and the rings taking pictures.Β  Once the mother of the bride came down and asked if we knew where Anna was…she had the rings and the shoes and had disappeared somewhere!Β  They found her eventually, taking pictures over by the piano.


The dress detail πŸ™‚





Aren’t the pictures just amazing? πŸ™‚

After the wedding we helped clean up at the reception, throwing away trash, packing up decorations, dumping out the vases of flowers (and saving a bunch of flowers to bring home with us!).Β  By the time we got home it had been eleven hours since we had left and we were tired…but we had so much fun that day πŸ˜€Β  Thank you, April, for letting us help at your wedding…we had a blast πŸ˜€




p.s. if you’d like to see more of Anna’s amazing photography, go see her photography blog :here: πŸ™‚

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7 thoughts on “Penguins, Polka Dot Cakes & A Wedding

  • May 20, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Lovely ring shots! Nice job, Anna! Do you use a macro ring?

    • May 20, 2014 at 3:16 pm

      Thank you Lauren πŸ™‚ I use a 2.8 SAM macro lens…and it’s so great!

  • May 21, 2014 at 1:07 am

    That looks like it was so much fun, and the food looks delicious!

    You take very beautiful photos, Anna! πŸ™‚

    Love ~*Chantelle*~

  • May 21, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Good work ladies! Lovely cake, food, and pictures. I wish i had a tenth of that talent.

  • May 24, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Wow, the photos are lovely and what wonderful talent with that cake you made and decorated! Sounds like y’all had a great day! Blessings, Lauren : )

  • May 30, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Did you’all make those aprons with your names on them? If so, I think I have an order for you…. (can we order Aprons through your Etsy store? I think you have an Etsy…)


    • May 31, 2014 at 9:32 pm

      Hi Tracy πŸ™‚
      We didn’t make the aprons…a friend had them made for us as gifts πŸ™‚ We may be able to make you some, though, if you’d like πŸ™‚ And yes, you can definitely order them through the Etsy store http://www.farmgirls.etsy.com πŸ™‚ Thanks for asking!


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