Gluten Free Bridal Shower in Purple

A lavender party needs a purple dessert table, am I right?

Purple stacked cake with piped rosettes on top and smooth buttercream frosting were perfect at this purple bridal shower!  Beautiful for any party or wedding.

Now… this bridal shower wasn’t actually mine. I usually do all the bridal showers in our church (frankly, everyone is thrilled that they don’t have to), but every once and a while I have to do the gracious thing and relinquish my beloved duty to a loving family member or friend of the bride.

Purple stacked cake with piped rosettes on top and smooth buttercream frosting were perfect at this purple bridal shower!  Beautiful for any party or wedding.

This shower was one of those. The matron of honor so wanted to throw this shower, but she was traveling in from out of state (and has 7 little ones of her own), so, while she had a lot of things taken care of, she was thrilled when I offered help with the local stuff… and with the catering.

Purple macarons and meringue cookies were perfect at this purple bridal shower!  Beautiful for any party or wedding.

This was super exciting because the food is the part of parties I enjoy the most and this allowed me the time to play and do some fun things. The macarons, for instance, while not hard to do in themselves, are hard to get right. I had to make several batches before one worked out. The meringues, on the other hand are super simple and beautiful! A must for any party!

Purple stacked cake with piped rosettes on top and smooth buttercream frosting were perfect at this purple bridal shower!  Beautiful for any party or wedding.

And no one would have known that this cake was gluten free if I hadn’t told them (Wegman’s has an amazing gluten free cake mix, by the way… just don’t overcook it!) In fact, all these treats were gluten free so the bride and her guests could all enjoy!

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