When I was growing up, The Melting Pot was where you went on a date if things were getting serious. When you told your friends about it the next day, eyes would glitter and many “ooohs” would be heard. It was fine dining! It was a big deal!
Needless to say, I had never been.
Until last night! Napkin and I heard that the Melting Pot had a vegetarian option on the menu so we decided to go check it out. The result? We were so full we felt sick and came home and immediately went to bed. I’m not sure if it was because we were cooking each piece of food individually or if it was because our meal was three hours long and multiple courses but we both kept eating and talking and talking and eating until I stood up and realized I was about to die. And it was SO SALTY OMG! This is kind of what my face looks like right now:
We both tossed and turned all night from gross full belly disease so I eventually just got up and started researching wedding stuff. And now on to the actual topic for this post!
I realized that I had hinted at what we were doing for our wedding cake a few months ago but never fessed up. As you know, Napkin and I are going to Tokyo for our honeymoon!
Visiting Japan has been a dream of mine almost my entire life! So we decided to celebrate it on our wedding day with, are you ready for this, a Japanese themed dessert bar. We will be having a cupcake display with some of the following characters from my favorite Studio Ghibli movies:
We are having our cupcakes made at Hot Pink Cake Stand… and this is how they’re being done: (!!!)
That’s right. Just a little fondant magic for you. (Also, obviously this is pulled from a google search to give you an idea. My name isn’t Tanny and it isn’t my birthday.)
So that will really be the focal point of the whole dessert table (we may not even have an actual cake to cut– we are still trying to figure that one out.) Surrounding the cupcakes we are doing jars full of famous Japanese candy! I have acquired a TON of apothecary jars– and here is what I’m thinking of doing with them:
I mean… I’m not going to color coordinate my snacks that way, but this is a great visual for inspiration. So far, our candy choices are:
(*I know that some of these are made in Singapore, China, etc… but we are being lenient and making tried and true choices.)
I’m thinking that we’ll have little notes about each candy, explaining what it is… but there you have it! It will be a colorful little table full of happy! And maybe if our guests like the candy enough we can bring them back more risky choices from Japan– like this: