Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The State War

Sunday, Dave and I along with my brother and the parents of one of our friends (the groom) threw a wedding shower.  My job was to bring desserts...

...I like desserts.

...I like chips too.

Just in case you were wondering.

The bride and groom are from two different states so I decided to do sugar cookies (shocking) in the shape of their home states.  Mike is from Nebraska (yeah!) and Denise (who I'd like to preface that I love dearly - is from California). I like California.  I really do.  But I love Nebraska.

Denise, I'm kidding.  Sunday night Denise spent the entire time hocking her California cookies to prove that everyone loved California better.  Even though everyone in attendance (other than her parents) were Nebraska citizens. 

Either way I think everyone loved the cookies.

And since I can't just go small - I made cupcakes.

I'm not going to lie - they were Duncan Hines Vanilla box mix cupcakes.  I tried to church them up by adding some vanilla bean to the batter and I made buttercream frosting, but I can't take any credit for the acutal cupcake.

On the cookies I used candy hearts to mark each of the respective couples hometown - Lincoln, Nebraska and San Diego, California.  However Dave took it upon himself to place the candy hearts in other locations on the cookies - namely marking the spot where Mike's family has a cabin up near the South Dakota border and where he and Mike spend a lot of time fishing and hunting