Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Chocolate Hearts for a Wedding
Remember my promise to let you in on my wedding cookie project?
That picture up there says it all. In dark brown and in hearts.
Chocolate Heart Shaped Cookies for a wedding - Jason and Jen's wedding to be exact. They're both such wonderful people. Jason is my kickboxing instructor and Jen goes for his classes (duh!) too so that's how I got to know her.
It all started when Jason approached me with a suggestion; that I bake cookies for everyone attending their wedding. And of course I immediately asked "How many?". He wanted each of his guest to have 2 cookies so the final number came to 230.
So I sat there and thought... 230.. okay. It might seem daunting but I should be able to do it since I've done this sort of 'endless baking' when I do my bake sales. So I said yes.
And that yes amounted to loads of cookies that look so pretty:
I decided to make it heart shaped and I baked and baked and baked....
I did it over two days. I mixed the dough and left it overnight in the fridge so it'll be easy to cut the next day.
Then last Wednesday night, I rushed home from school to bake through the night and I must say I was pretty satisfied. You decide:
These are chocolate cookies and I used Hershey's Cocoa.
In the end, I baked about 260 pieces of the cookies.
So were the couple satisfied?
What do you think?
Their wedding was last Friday and it was held at the Singapore Art Museum's Glass Hall. It was a cosy and sweet affair. Simple, understated and elegant. The bride (Jen) looked stunning in her tailor-made gown! And Jason, the groom recited a poem. It was soooo touching. Wow. God Bless them both! Congratulations to you two once again. May you have a blessed and blissful marriage!!
Here's my cookies on one of the wedding tables:
I heard that the guests liked my cookies so that was good to hear. I was relieved that everything went well.
To be honestly, I was initially really stressed about not being able to finish baking the cookies on time. But thank God everything went as planned.
Here's the recipe: Chocolate Cut Out Cookies
It's a simple recipe but I halved the amount of sugar again. It was perfect. I didn't want the sugar to overwhelm the chocolate taste. Try it - it's really fool-proof.
Okay, time to hit the books! Just 13 days to my exams! EEEks!