Archive for the ‘Desserts’ Category

6 Creative Ways to Use Cookies in Your Wedding Celebration

Friday, March 24th, 2017

The elements of your wedding day — from the fresh scents of your floral arrangements to the flavors of your delicious wedding reception meal — will quite likely be an overload to the senses…in some of the best ways imaginable. One of the most tantalizing of wedding day enticements is the warm, delicious smell of Texas favorite Tiff’s Treats cookies!

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Photo: Courtesy of Tiff’s Treats

A more relaxed add-on to the traditional wedding cake, warm chocolatey cookies served with a glass of ice-cold milk (or maybe a cocktail!) is a wedding trend we can so get behind at Weddings in Houston. We’ve seen wedding couples use Tiff’s as late-night snacks, grooms’ cakes and much, much more! Here are six creative ways we recommend using Tiff’s Treats’ freshly baked cookies, brownies and ice cream to make your wedding celebrations even sweeter!

“Be My Bridesmaid” or “Be My Groomsman” Gifts — Did you know that Tiff’s delivers cookies all around Texas, and that when they arrive they are magically fresh-out-the-oven warm? What better way to spoil your wedding party/convince them to say “yes,” than with snacks that will make them feel more and more of chocolate’s love-mimicking endorphin rush with every bite?

Welcome Box for Traveling Guests — Tiff’s offers mini-boxes of two to four cookies that are the perfect way to plan a warm Texas welcome for your guests! 

To Send to Your Boo If you’re a stickler for tradition, you know you’re not allowed to be talking to your soon-to-be-spouse prior to your wedding ceremony. But there aren’t rules about sending sweet surprises! If you’re already planning to leave your partner a personal letter or gift on the big day, why not accompany it with a box of delicious cookies? And brides, we promise one cookie won’t ruin your bridal gown diet.

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Photo: Courtesy of Tiff’s Treats

Double Up for an Ice Cream Sandwich — Commonly know as a “Tiffwich,” Tiff’s Treats combines frosty Blue Bell vanilla ice cream with your favorite cookie flavors to create a delectable ice cream sandwich! Tiff’s will bring its signature warm cookies to your venue and make the cool treats for your guests on site. How much fun is that??

Perfect Party Favors — Leave your wedding guests with one final taste of your wedding theme with boxes of Tiff’s Treats waiting for them at the door. Add a sweet message or ribbon from your color palette to tie it all together!  

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Photo: MD Turner Photography  

A Tasty Thank-You — Your wedding planners, designers, caterers and more put countless hours of work into making your special day, well…special! While we’re sure you’ll profess your sincerest thank-you’s before or during the wedding day, a little batch of kindness a few weeks down the road goes a long way!

Want to get a taste of how you can bring warm, delicious cookies into your wedding? Schedule a consultation with Tiff’s Treats today!

Dessert Gallery Makes a Sweet Impression on Weddings

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

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Photo: Courtesy of Dessert Gallery Bakery & Cafe

More than five decades of love go into every Dessert Gallery Bakery & Café wedding cake, brownie pop, macaron, mousse and parfait. That’s a LOT of love. Which makes Dessert Gallery treats a wonderful way to infuse your wedding celebration with all the affection you have for your beloved family, friends and fresh, new spouse!

If you attended our I Do! Soiree at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, you had a chance to experience Dessert Gallery’s treats in person—their glittering chocolate “bombes” were a particular delight, capturing the sparkle of the occasion in mini mouthfuls that were as gorgeous to look at as they were delicious to devour. And they’ll be bringing their delicious treats, once again, to our spring I Do! Wedding Soiree at The Corinthian on Tuesday Feb. 28, so make sure to purchase your advance tickets to Houston’s ONLY luxury wedding event now, while they last…and arrive with an appetite for sweet deliciousness!

Though Dessert Gallery owner Sara Brook didn’t start out as the dessert queen she is today—in fact, she graduated at the top of her class at UT as a computer science and sociology major!—she always had a passion for baking. “There’s a reason I have an Easy Bake Oven in my office!” Brook says. “My fondest childhood memory is as a four-year-old in preschool, taking turns mixing cake batter in class. After more than 30 years in business, I still love looking at pictures in cookbooks and coming up with new recipes.”

We can’t think of a lovelier way to tap into a local Houston dessert treasure than by presenting your wedding reception guests with a spectacular Dessert Gallery sweets display, butler-passing Dessert Gallery mini desserts during your high-energy after party, or sending guests home with a beautifully packaged Dessert Gallery favor to enjoy after the festivities have ended.

Schedule your appointment to visit Dessert Gallery’s bakery on the corner of Richmond and Kirby, to see what Sara Brook and her staff can whip up just for you!

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Photo: Courtesy of Dessert Gallery Bakery & Cafe

Rainbow Wedding Inspiration

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Mix a little sprinkle and a little sun…and you’ve got yourself a rainbow! Mix a little ingenuity, a little DIY, and lot of bright rainbow-inspired color, and you’ve got yourself a brilliant wedding palette. Talk to your wedding planner about ideas on how to include pops of rainbow color to your decor, cake, or flowers, whether fresh or paper, like the gorgeous creations in pic #2 below by Balushka Paper Floral Artistry! If you’re feelin’ this trend too, go ahead and pin some of your faves.

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1. Photo by Tin Sparrow Studio 2. Balushka Paper Floral Artistry  3. Suze Shoppe: Etsy  4. Urban Outfitters Push Pop Confetti 5. Izze Sparkling Juice 6. Caity Ash Badashery: Etsy 7. Divas Can Cook Rainbow Cake

Styled Bridal Couture Shoot: Smoke, Mirrors and Magic at The Astorian

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Luxe meets industrial chic in this fabulous shoot featuring gorgeous designer wedding dresses by Rivini, Oscar de la Renta, Hayley Paige and more. The shoot was held at The Astorian and showcased a variety of breathtaking bridal gowns, jewelry and accessories. See credits below on where to find these stunning pieces right here in Houston!

All Over Lace Bridal Gown with Middle Slit High Lace Neck Line Gown with Flowing Skirt Wedding Ceremony Flower Wall and Metallic Gold Detailed Bridal Gown Beaded Bodice and Flowing Skirt Bridal Separates Beaded Bodice and Flowing Skirt Bridal Separates Metallic Gold Detailed Multi-Layer Wedding Cake and Tropical Flower Bouquet All-Over Lace Bridal Gown with Deep V Neckline Brown Embroidered Cocktail Dress and Black Feathered Cocktail Dress Off-White Silk Pantsuit and Black Capris with High Neckline White Blouse Romantic Candlelit Tablescapes with Rose Centerpieces and Rose Flower Balls Beaded Cap Sleeved Bridal Gown

Location: The Astorian ~ Photography: Larry Fagala ~ Stylist: Summer Salah ~ Flowers & Decor: AJ’s Urban Petals ~ Makeup: Aubrie Layne ~ Hair: Tonya Riner ~ Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections ~ Gowns Designed by: Alon Livne, Hayley Paige, Rivini and Naeem Khan ~ Gowns Sold At: Now & Forever Bridal and Mia Bridal Couture ~ Accessories: Baccarat, Trumpet & Horn, Sloan/Hall, Kendra Scott, Oscar de la Renta, Tom Ford, Dior and LuLu Frost, Jimmy Choo, Giuseppe Zanotti, all from Neiman Marcus.

2015 Wedding Cake Trends

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Whether your style is traditional, ornate, or chic and modern, we’ve got you covered with the hottest 2015 wedding cake trends from our favorite national and local Houston bakers. Trust us, that sweet tooth of yours will be satisfied.

Cream Ruffled Wedding Cake with Flower and Jeweled Details Three-Tiered Wedding Cakes with Floral Accents Multi-Layer-Wedding-Cake-with-Flowers-and-Pearls Tiered-Wedding-Cake-with-Bright-Colors-and-Floral-Touches Tiered-Wedding-Cake-with-Swavroski-Crystals-Details-and-Floral-Touches Multi-Tiered-Grand-Wedding-Cake-with-Lace-Accents-and-Short-Tiered-Wedding-Cake-With-Swavroski-Crystal-Accents Purple Floral Detailed Wedding Cakes

1. Who Made the Cake! ~ Photo: Nhan Photography ~ 2. Sweet and Savory Shop ~  Photo: Jose Villa ~ 3. Beyond Buttercream ~ Photo: Jennifer Bratko ~ 4. Supreme Kakes & More ~ 5. Cakes by Krishanthi ~ Photo: Nicola & Glen ~ 6. Gigi’s Cupcakes ~ Photo: Binford Creative Photography ~ 7. Susie’s Cakes & Confections ~ Photo: Larry Fagala ~ 8. Who Made the Cake! ~ Photo: Nhan Photography ~ 9. Susie’s Cakes & Confections ~ Photo: Nhan Photography ~ 10. Who Made the Cake! ~ Photo: Nhan Photography ~ 11. Susie’s Cakes & Confections ~ Photo: Larry Fagala ~ 12. Hannah Joy’s Cakes