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How I spent my Saturday 7/2/05

post #1 of 19
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We had a catering to do yesterday, about 150 folks supposedly (only about 75 or so showed up, lol). And since I had promised a couple of you some pics, here we go! Now, mind you , these were made before the reception, so parts of the garnish, and some of the "last minute additions" aren't there, just empty dishes, lol.

Firstly, the brides cake....standard white cake, but with cream cheese icing...



The vegetable trays, notice the butternut squash vase w/onion flower arrangement:


The watermelon fruit basket:


The bride's sister wanted a bowl of red and green grapes:


Chicken salad, ham & cheese, and tuna salad croissants:


You can't see the detail, but this pineapple is studded with black and green olives, pineapple , ham and cheese.


The last of the food table, pretzels, strawberries and bananas (where the empty bowls are) to dip in chocolate.


Somewhere are two chafing dishes with sweet and sour meatballs in one, and coctail smokies in sauce ....I had pics of them, but don't know where they went, lol! The groomscake was white chocolate cheesecake...if I can edit the pic so that it's viewable, I'll add it, but it was in front of a bright window, and the pic is very dark.
post #2 of 19
Wow, what a yummy feast you have there! I like the idea of cream cheese icing instead of that yucky almond icing that is so common on cakes.
post #3 of 19
Everything looks delicious! What a GORGEOUS cake and I love the "pineapple" !
post #4 of 19
Oh my word! I don't want to sound like a country bumpkin, but I don't think I have ever seen anything quite so fancy! I totally love it! And everything looks delicious as well.

What is on the veggie tray with the carrots, tomatoes, and cukes?

And at the end of the watermelon, what is the orange stuff?

I am very impressed. You do GOOD WORK!
post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by KittenKrazy
We had a catering to do yesterday, about 150 folks supposedly (only about 75 or so showed up, lol). And since I had promised a couple of you some pics, here we go! Now, mind you , these were made before the reception, so parts of the garnish, and some of the "last minute additions" aren't there, just empty dishes, lol.

Firstly, the brides cake....standard white cake, but with cream cheese icing...



The vegetable trays, notice the butternut squash vase w/onion flower arrangement:


The watermelon fruit basket:


The bride's sister wanted a bowl of red and green grapes:


Chicken salad, ham & cheese, and tuna salad croissants:


You can't see the detail, but this pineapple is studded with black and green olives, pineapple , ham and cheese.


The last of the food table, pretzels, strawberries and bananas (where the empty bowls are) to dip in chocolate.


Somewhere are two chafing dishes with sweet and sour meatballs in one, and coctail smokies in sauce ....I had pics of them, but don't know where they went, lol! The groomscake was white chocolate cheesecake...if I can edit the pic so that it's viewable, I'll add it, but it was in front of a bright window, and the pic is very dark.

Everything looks wonderful. I just ate but now I am hungry again........mmmmmmm
post #6 of 19
Wow, what a spread!! Everything looks so delicious!!
post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by Beckiboo
Oh my word! I don't want to sound like a country bumpkin, but I don't think I have ever seen anything quite so fancy! I totally love it! And everything looks delicious as well.

What is on the veggie tray with the carrots, tomatoes, and cukes?

And at the end of the watermelon, what is the orange stuff?

I am very impressed. You do GOOD WORK!
Lol, I had to look at the picture and see! The lil' yellowish sticks are rutabega strips! All my life I've eaten them cooked...and I hate them! But raw, they're wonderfully light and crisp and yummy. Oh, and the lil' yellow things on the sides are two little pigs made from lemons.

The orange stuff on the end of the watermelon are mums made from onions and colored with food coloring.

If you look closely at the tomatoes on the veg tray, do you see the white butterfly? Its' cut out of a plain old white turnip, as are several other little critters floating around there.

Thanks!
post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by KittenKrazy
Oh, and the lil' yellow things on the sides are two little pigs made from lemons.
I was about to say I loved the smiley-faced lemons! Wonderful spread-the cake looks ultra-yummy.
post #9 of 19
Everything looks so yummy!!!!
post #10 of 19
that made me really hungry
post #11 of 19
That all looks excellent Cindy, especially the cake! There must have been a lot of leftovers with half the people not showing up.
post #12 of 19
Mmm all that food looks super yummy!
post #13 of 19
looks wonderful cindy!
how about coming to my wedding and making my fest too?
post #14 of 19
Cindy you've done a fantastic job there
post #15 of 19
Wow Cind, great job! You and Charlie can cater a party for me anytime!!!
post #16 of 19
I did see the little butterflies and animals, but decided they had to be premade little shapes. You are amazing!
I noticed the little lemons had eyes, they were pigs!?! That is great, I bet they new bride was thrilled with your work!
post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by ilovejoelyo
that made me really hungry
LOL I was just about to say the same thing! Think I will go raid the fridge!
post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by Beckiboo
I did see the little butterflies and animals, but decided they had to be premade little shapes. You are amazing!
I noticed the little lemons had eyes, they were pigs!?! That is great, I bet they new bride was thrilled with your work!
Lol, a couple of years back, I bought Charlie a garnishing kit from chefharvey.com, and included were several different cutters to be used for garnishing with cutouts of veggies, I just happened to use a nice, white turnip for these, was proud of the way that they turned out!

Thanks all!
post #19 of 19
I am hungry

What an amazing job you did there! Thanks for the pictures. Btw, I went to a wedding on Saturday too!
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