Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Royalty, Rhinestones and Red Velvet Cupcakes- The Three R's!

While promoting our cookbook this year, we have held several book signings around a Royal Tea and Royal Dinner party concept. Now we are heading to Tennessee for another book event and I am working on some new ideas to present with a royal theme. This past weekend, I found some fabulous vintage rhinestones and decided to use them with one of our new tablescapes for the event. A decadent Royal dinner is being planned complete with its own Queen Victoria menu. I love this gorgeous picture of Queen Victoria in all of her regal cape and crown glory and decided to use it as the menu cover. Using three of my favorite "R"s, rhinestones, red velvet cupcakes and red roses, we created this fun presentation for serving a red velvet cupcake. Vintage silver compotes serve as the serving dish, elevating the cupcake to a whole new level. Vintage rhinestone trim is secured to the cupcake with rhinestone florist pins, while one pin adds a touch of glamour to the top of the cupcake. A simple red rose is embellished with a vintage pin in another compote to add another touch of red to the table. I am looking forward to finishing the details for this table setting - maybe tartan, toile, and transferware- the three "T"s. Stay tuned for the final design!

1 comment:

Lynda Sue said...

Susan, love the new look of the blog and what you've done with the 3 R's. I'll be on the look out in Italy for items for Nashville.
Lynda Sue