It was absolutely thrilling to see his work displayed so beautifully!
John exhibited thirteen pieces, which, I'm told, is a pretty substantial show . . .
The artist and one of the models hamming it up at the exhibit . . .
John asked me to coordinate the reception for the exhibit, and, well, he didn't have to twist my arm very hard . . . There was a savory table with veggies, cheeses, and sandwiches . . .
And a sweet table, with some unbelievably delicious treats from new bakeries I had never used before. Sometimes we take a leap of faith and land on our two feet!
The cupcake “artiste” - because this is no mere baker - made painter's palettes from fondant, including the brush, to top the cupcakes. They were delicious to boot! What a hit!
But I must say, the glory of the dessert table went to the cake pops. They were so moist and flavorful and beautiful! Here are the chocolate ones . . .
And here are the vanilla ones . . .
I wish I could take credit for the baking but I was too busy to bake, so I recruited Miss Joan's Cupcakes and Sweet Tooth Confections, both local vendors and bakers extraordinaires.
We had a non-alcoholic punch since the show took place in the school campus. I found the recipe on Pinterest. Click here for the recipe . . .
We made lemonade ice cubes, to keep the punch flavor vibrant as the ice dissolved, and we floated lemon slices for an extra kick - and because it looked so pretty . . .
Here I am, setting up the sweets table . . .
Here are the loves of my life: My two sons, David (red shirt) and John, and my husband, Lee.
My brother and wonderful sister-in-law, Kathy, drove all the way from the Wisconsin border to see the exhibit . . . My friend Patti and her husband drove an hour and a half from the city, to be with us, even though they had to get up early the next day to go to work . . . We are so lucky in our family and friends, and so grateful that they were able to come!
And here are my three handsome boys . . .
Did I mention how proud I am of this boy? My cup runneth over . . .