Here are some vintage prom dress bridal shower cookies we created recently. We were asked to create some spring and early 1960s-inspired sugar cookies perfect for a vintage prom themed bridal shower and these lovely treats were the result.
The client wanted bright pastels and some fashion details included on each cookie along with three different designs to represent the two bridesmaids and the one bride. One of the first decisions was to make each cookie a different colour instead of creating the same base colour but with different detailing. Looking at the customer’s inspiration board on Pinterest we selected a fresh scheme of pale pinks, white, lilac and a faded Tiffany blue – perfect for spring and the early 1960s!
Quick sketches were made of each dress with ideas and notes on textures, colours, materials and design elements. For the bridal dress we added simple royal icing swiss dots, a pearl border to trim the bust and a lovely pink grosgrain ribbon bow. Each of the bridesmaids dresses featuring a pale base colour in flooded royal icing. We added tiny blossoms to the pink that were delicately thinned given a little dimension before being finished with a small sugar pearl inside each. The pale Tiffany blue cookie had simple brush embroidery style teardrops trimming the bust and hem of the dress before being finished with a grosgrain lilac ribbon bow!
Vintage is always a wonderfully popular theme for weddings, parties and afternoon tea get-togethers. We created these gorgeously sweet and fun vintage teapot cookies inspired by retro designs for an afternoon tea wedding reception recently. They were such a pleasure for us to make and just because we’re generous you can even head over to the Craftsy.com blog for our full tutorial on how to re-create these pretty treats yourself!
Vintage teapot cookies
These sugar cookies were a lovely and fragrant Sicilian lemon oil infused batch which, of course, made the kitchen small incredible! We added a hint of natural lemon extract to the royal icing also just to accentuate the citrus scent and flavour.
For these lovely cookies we were asked to create wedding favours that reflected the couple’s fun afternoon tea themed reception which included toasted scones, light colours, polka dots, pots of tea, fresh flowers, finger sandwiches and vintage teapot centre pieces.
We were a little inspired by our favourite Wedgwood teapot that features in the photographs alongside our cookies. It was perfect – a clean and simple yet retro-style design, gold accents and spring-like colours.
We absolutely love creating fun cakes with a great theme like this fabulous vintage record player cake that we made to order recently. We were asked to make an Arctic Monkeys themed cake and we pitched the idea of a playful (no pun intended) vintage record player design!
The cake itself was our popular Cookies ‘n’ Cream flavour – soft chocolate cake sandwiched with Madagascan vanilla and Oreo crumble infused buttercream, crumb coated in silky Madagascan vanilla buttercream and iced with coloured marshmallow fondant!
To decorate we iced the cake before panelling it with bright blue marshmallow fondant pieces. Then all edible decorations were added such as the hand-painted retro style ‘Arctic’ logo badge, golden volume knobs, speaker section, fake vinyl record and wood effect needle.
The edible record was created using hand tinted fondant etched with random concentric circles before a white circular layer of fondant was placed on top as the record label or sticker. This was then hand painted with a requested band and song!
The custom hand-painted vintage inspired badge on the front of the cake was a fun idea. We picked out several retro fonts and typography samples before settling upon one with a slight upward movement. It was then hand painted onto a fondant piece using edible gold paint.
This vintage record player cake was great fun to create. Adding a few extra touches such as the reto logo and the dark wood effect needle helped make this cake have an extra vintage look and feel to it!