Darcy's Diary: Candy Ideas, Jewelry and a New Book
See what our Editor-at-Large, Darcy Miller, is loving for weddings this week!
It's pretty much a given that chocolate-covered pretzels are an incredible snack. The perfect combination of salty and sweet already has my mouth watering! Fatty Sundays has taken the classic snack to the next level, upgrading it with fun and colorful sprinkles, creative flavors, and adorable, customizable packaging. They even have a bridal collection of white chocolate-covered pretzels with sparkling white sprinkles. It's a great way to pop the question to your MOH or bridesmaids and a perfect addition to wedding party gift bags or welcome gift bags. The pretzels come in boxes of two or five, or you can order them unpackaged, in bulk.
I love all of the creative and fun pieces of jewelry from Danijo. From trendy chokers to stacked bangles, if you're a boho or alternative bride, you will love this brand, too. Founders Danielle and Jodie Snyder not only design and create all the gorgeous jewelry, but they make sure their company has a hand in creating sustainable economic opportunity for women in underdeveloped areas all around the world. All of their online packaging is handmade in Rwanda as part of the brand's women's empowerment initiative with Indego Africa. When you order from their site, the Danijo pouch that holds your gorgeous piece of jewelry also comes with a photograph of the Rwandan woman who made it, along with her signature. Danijo jewelry pieces make for great bridal party gifts, and their statement pieces are perfect for the bride herself. They even have a bridal line on the site!
Pure Artistry by Emily Lael Aumiller
This cookbook is incredible for vegan and gluten-free specialty cakes. Emily Lael Aumiller is a seriously incredible cake artist, turning the notion that gluten-free and vegan desserts are boring on its head! The cookbook includes recipes for staple cakes like Mexican chocolate, lemon-poppyseed, and classic red velvet, plus icings and fondant, cake construction how-tos, and all the info you need for actually doing the baking, like the necessary ingredients and tools. The book is organized by wedding theme-classic, whimsical, modern, and more. Plus, the book lays out instructions on different decorating techniques, like making sugar flowers and fondant details.