When I found out that the other artists in my building complex were having their annual open house in early May, I thought it would be a great opportunity to open the doors to the Sweet Element studio too to celebrate our 2nd anniversary with friends and neighbors. It feels like just yesterday that we were celebrating at our grand opening – ah … how time flies when life is sweet!
While I never made it upstairs to do the full studio tour, I did manage to run to the gallery set up on ground level to see some of the artists’ work. I just adore the little pig heads!
What’s a party without a little S.W.A.G.? 😀
Two piece chocolate boxes with caramel & peanut butter bon bons for the chocoholics.
Individually boxed cupcakes in a variety of flavors were packaged in sweet little boxes with built-in handles for the perfect sweet take-away!
Aerial shot of the cupcake favors (from left to right): red velvet, confetti, pistachio, double chocolate, chocolate peanut butter, and almond!
A few thermal cups with some postcards.
A view from the back of the shop of the S.W.A.G. table and main tasting table!
A glimpse from behind the main tasting table.
We opened up the space by moving this display rack to “hide” a rack of tools and fondant behind. Putting that backboard on the rack to conceal what’s behind was definitely worthwhile. From this picture it almost looks like the cakes are just in front of a purple wall!
Pop of purple from a small potted orchid brightened up the main tasting table.
A close up of some peanut butter bon bons.
I thought that the open house would be a great opportunity to have a variety of sweets & art lovers vote on the final logo options. I was thrilled to see that my favorite was also the crowd favorite by an overwhelming majority – it got over 51% of the votes! I’ll be debuting the winner soon, right here on the blog – so stay tuned!
This is what happens when Mr. Sweet Element & I plan events. ;D
Here’s a close up of the logo voting box that everyone fed their votes! No hanging chads with this system … 😀
And lastly, one last photo of me chatting with a few of our visitors (thanks to Susan from Naturally Susan’s for this shot!). I’ll have to remember to ask one of my many photographer friends to come and document our next event, as I never seem to have shots of me – I’m either behind the mixer or behind the camera apparently!