Winter Solstice has always been a magical night for our family, but throw in a surprise marriage proposal complete with a candle-lit walk down a favorite park path and a perfectly decorated Christmas Tree waiting with a proposal and a jaw-dropping ring, and we've got some serious celebrating to do! Congratulations to Katie and Tim - we couldn't be happier and wish you both a lifetime of happiness, health and dreams come true!
VINEYARD CHARCUTERIE BOARD
An engagement announcement is the perfect time for a Vineyard Charcuterie Board – easily customized with cheese, meats, fruits, and always some sweets and treats! It’s so easy to create a Vineyard Charcuterie Board - a quick trip to the market and you'll have the perfect items to pull together a quick and spectacular treat! There’s no better way to celebrate a special engagement!
CHOCOLATE LOVE LETTER COOKIES
I’m obsessed with these Love Letter Chocolate Sugar Cookies! Perfect for weddings or bridal showers, Valentine’s Day or garden parties, they are almost too cute to eat! Perfect Chocolate Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies are rich in chocolate flavor and incredibly soft. Paired with easy Royal Icing and decorated with colorful Royal Icing flowers and leaves send the perfect message of love!
CHOCOLATE DOUBLE-DIPPED STRAWBERRIES
There's just something magical about chocolate covered strawberries! So silky and velvety on the outside - and bright, juicy and bursting with flavor on the inside. Not only perfect to look at, but perfect with every bite - a party in your mouth!
And so fast and easy to make! All it takes is some perfect strawberries, GOOD quality chocolate - be it your favorite dark, semi-sweet, milk or white chocolate, and as quickly as you can melt the chocolate, you're in business! These are PERFECT for an engagement celebration!
WINTER CELEBRATION CAKE
For a special celebration, this Winter Celebration Cake starts with an amazingly rich, tender and moist Chocolate Raspberry Cake, layered with luscious Raspberry Jam Filling, silky Chocolate Mascarpone and covered with Dark Chocolate Ganache. Rich dark chocolate cake and fresh raspberries are even more indulgent when topped with wintery Chocolate Pinecones and Sugared Cranberries and Sugared Rosemary. The fragrance from the Sugared Rosemary gives this an outdoor fresh smell and seasonal flavor as well! A truly special cake for a very special couple!
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