Bridal Shower

I helped throw a bridal shower for one of my best friends, Merrium. The theme was “Tea Party” and it was such a fun afternoon. I was in charge of making the cake so I bought this cute little cake topper from Etsy.

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I also brought a huge fruit salad made with grapes, strawberries, blueberries, and pineapples. I used to avoid buying pineapples because of how cumbersome it is to cut them, but ever since I bought this pineapple corer. It makes it so easy and quick!

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The pineapple corer helps you cut up the pineapple nice and neat.

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If you do it right, there’s a little bit of juice left in the shell of the pineapple which I like to drink!

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I also used one of the pineapple cavities to serve some fruit that wouldn’t fit in the bowl. It makes for a nice presentation!

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And here’s the cake that I made. It’s purple because that is one of Merrium’s colors, although not exactly this shade.

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This was actually my first time piping the edges like this so I’m glad that it turned out well!

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And since it was a tea party, we had a ton of tea sets and we served three different types of tea: Smores, Caramel Almond Amaretti, and English Breakfast.

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Of course, since it was a tea party, we had scones served with jam.

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We also had biscuits.

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And fruit.

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And delicious chicken salad served on endive.

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We also had some gluten free cupcakes and cookies.

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As people arrived we served with Moscato with raspberries.

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One of the bride’s sisters made the party favors which were home made body scrubs!

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And here’s a shot of the inside of my cake!

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If you are interested in making this cake, you can find the recipe here.

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