Thursday, February 18, 2010

It's time to celebrate......

the first anniversary of Gollum's Foodie Friday.
According to the
gift table...paper is the traditional gift to give.

A paper couture ensemble could be the way to go.
Starting with a frock,
mini or.......

maxi with a grand statement.

You can never go wrong with the basic black and white.

These definitely have a slash of pizazz.

Shoes are a must.
Heels or......

a wedge is the question.

What goes best with a paper couture dress and shoes?
A paper necklace of course.
Balls or......

beads, would be the perfect finishing touch.

A Foodie Friday anniversary wouldn't be complete without a little foodie fun.

In keeping with the paper tradition, I found this box of Vera Bradley Stationary the inspiration for my edible stationary.

First I needed paper, which came in the form of Fillo sheets.

A few squares were cut with a pizza cutter and some were cut with pinking scissors.
Unfortunately, I couldn't find my variety pack of fancy edged scissors.
Ideally they would've been my first choice.

The Wilton Food Writers are great for small rubber stamps.

Make up sponges and (gel) food coloring covered more surface area.

The Fillo needs to be covered (at all times) with a damp towel to prevent from drying out.
Usually each sheet is brushed with melted butter, but I just sprayed a little vegetable oil before baking.

The baking time was a short 4 minutes at 325 degrees.
I left a few edges curled to produce an old scroll effect.
The tea dye color after baking reminded me of a vintage parchment.
I would like to try this with my French script stamps...a Parisian postcard of sorts.

Now that the stationary is complete with a special message,
it's time to create a dessert to

Bananas Foster with......

Disaronno, in place of the rum.
Paula Deen Bananas Foster-recipe
I added a little half & half to make it creamier,
I highly recommend it.


Take a stroll over to our gracious hostess Designs by Gollum to visit her foodie friends.


Justine said...

Girl, you are just an artistic genius! Who on earth would think to do this? Amazing!!!! Bravo!!!!!!!!

Justine :o )

Lori said...

holy cats!!! that first paper dress with the folded paper is amazing...i want to try and make one!!! on a very small scale of course...

Sue said...

Your little brain was just firing away those synapses!!! Love the idea of using the phyllo to inscribe your sentiments. what creativity! :-) hugs, Sue

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That looks both beautiful and delicious!

Kathy said...

Sara this is so perfect for Gollum's 1st FF anniversary, how clever and thoughtful you are. I love those dresses and shoes etc. but the custom food is so yumalicious, happy FF and happy weekend to you. hugs, Kathy.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Wow--that is SO beautiful. And I am still gawking at those dresses. Sha-zaaam!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Fabulous my dear! I love the photos of the paper dresses too.

Maria said...

What a fun post! amazing too!
I do hope Michael Lee stops by to see this very special celebration!
love your first photo!

Joyce said...

Oh but your post is totally amazing. I never thought to use a stamp either. I love blogging as everyone shares such fabulous ideas.

wendy said...

You amaze me the things you come up with.
fabulous stuff that I could NEVER do actually, but love to see.

Wendy said...

I have so much fun reading your posts! What a great idea! The kids would go crazy (in a good way) with food marker! I love it!!
Thanks for the inspiration.

Chatty Crone said...

Your blog and pictures inspire me to take more pictures and to cook! I'm totally impressed.

Sares said...

Your dessert looks oh so yummy! I love the creative touch to the filo dough too! Someone certainly put a lot of work into those paper dresses, that first one is cool! Hope you are having a beautiful weekend!

Sares said...

Your dessert looks oh so yummy! I love the creative touch to the filo dough too! Someone certainly put a lot of work into those paper dresses, that first one is cool! Hope you are having a beautiful weekend!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Now this is just about as creative as it gets! Thanks for this "sweet surprise"!

Chatty Crone said...

Well, thanks for coming to mine too!

Hey I have lots of senior moments, but the potato wasn't one of them - lol. I think it was a great idea - I don't like peeling potatoes - hurts the wrist - this was so much easier!


Mary said...

This is incredible! What a unique way to celebrate Michael's 1 year anniversary. What a great post. I hope you had a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

The Muse said...

However did you sneak into my closet?

Oh, i guess that's why your blog is called sweet surprise! LOL

susan said...

Sarah-I remember paper dresses, but none of them looked like this! You are so creative. I would never think of stamping food! Love bananas foster!

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Very cool! I love the paper dress and those!


Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Well, that was certainly a Sweet Surprise! What fun!

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! Glad you are back!


bj said...

o, Sara, when I saw you had left a comment tonight, it was like a knock at the door with a good friend standing there. THANKS so much for coming by. I've missed you, too!!
Your post is just precious...
xo bj

Lori said...

Oh Sara,how clever!! Now if only I had a ounce of time to play wit dough! I have a box in the freezer!! Happy Week, Lori

Megan said...

I got a really neat bracelet for Christmas that was made out of paper beads. Those dresses are totally cool! It's amazing what one can do with paper. And your amazing with what you do with filo! That's true talent!

Anonymous said...

What a super idea with the phyllo paper!!

I am loving my sweet tote you sent me- I use it all the time! THank you again!!

Havent been around blog land much either- I am trying to get my dining room wallpaper stripped off the walls and it is taking me forever!

Saw that there is an Easter basket swap though and will have to take a decorating break to join in- I have always wanted to do a swap!


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Amazing! I have heard of those dresses but that is the first time I have ever actually even seen a photo of them.

And the goodies...Banana's Foster? you say? OH MY!

You must never worry about us. I have been getting in only about two posts a week lately due to all that is going on in our home. We all do this. So...NOT to worry!
Mona :)

rochambeau said...

Hi Sweet Sara,
So nice to see you today! Thanks for the Paper Fashion Show!! Also, loved your Fillo sheets with a stamped message! Brilliant!
Happy 1st Anniversary!

Lisa said...

What a fabulous idea! You are so creative! And it looks delicious.:)
PS So glad you stopped by. You've been missed.:)

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Hi Sara,
This was a really fun and cool post. And so creatively yummy! Thanks for coming on by to say hi!
Cindy at Lakewood

Barbara Jean said...

What a fun post.
Love all the paper designs, and your foodie idea as great!


barbara jean
PS thanks for the visit.

Tardevil said...

I want to wear the blue dress to the party, but will I look like Big Bird in blue? Love your bananas foster. You sure know how to throw a celebration!

Storybook Woods said...

Wow, what a smart cookie you are and an amazing use of fillo dough. Oh the possibilities. Clarice

La Table De Nana said...

Brilliant! Just brilliant!

Tanza said...

Hi Sara,
Such beautiful paper pretties !! sooo many, it would be hard to choose !! Happy "foodie anniversary" What a fun post, and the food looks soo yummy too !! I better go get some breakfast !! You have a happy, fun day ~
hugs ~tea~xo

Candy said...

Your Paper Party defiantly beats rock and scissors!
Over the top with that dessert.
And welcome back from your break, I know how life gets busy and blogging takes a back seat to redecorating/remodeling...but two do need a rest.
Kick back and enjoy ;-)

Mimi Sue said...

I'm so glad you came by to say hi. Glad you're back! I didn't know they made those markers. What a great idea for any celebration! Thanks Mimi

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh now that is just so clever. I can't believe the paper dresses and then the shoes. Way too fun. Your "paper food" looks out out of this world good. What a great post. Thanks so much for stopping by and saying hello. It is good to see you here a little more often. Hugs, Marty

once in a blue moon... said...

what a darling post, i love how you wrote on the filo! good to see you out and playing again, hope all is well at your end~

Melissa Miller said...

Thank you for your recent sweet visit Sara! You are so kind. I hope your kitty and you are both doing well my friend.

~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Wow Sara!

You sure put a lot of work into Foodie Friday....It's all I can do to get an occasional meal on the table.....I'm not the world's best cook, that's for sure.

Thanks so much for coming to visit and for your encouraging words....bless you as you make progress in the recovery department too....


Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Great post!


Such a beautiful dessert! So impressive! And wouldn't it be nice to wear one of those dresses while enjoying this treat? So glad you came to visit today and that you left a sweet note. I must confess that I have never tried turnips either...I just loved the lavender color. :) I envy your renovation energy. ~ Angela

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

OMGosh, Sara, the edible parchment is just brilliant! Thanks for stopping by and saying hello. I'm still on leave from blogging, but I'm still visiting blog friends to keep in touch. This was a fantastic post. I'd like to give this a try at my next party!

Nishant said...

Love the idea of using the phyllo to inscribe your sentiments. what creativity
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