Khloe and Lamar's wedding was unforgettable for all of the obvious reasons, but they took it over the top with their special attention to details.
Chef Nikki Shaw: Lamar Odom is a known candy addict; he even admits that he sometimes eats it for breakfast. There was so much "eye candy" at Khloe and Lamar's wedding that the guests were in a temporary trance (OK, that includes me too)! Imagine a huge white tent with an elegant all-white décor and unlimited colorful candy. There were giant lollipops and jumbo candy jars filled with assorted sweet treats all over the place. It was so cute to watch such sophisticated people stuff their tuxedo pockets and little evening purses with candy. I think when people see candy, it just makes them feel good because it's visually stimulating.
In addition to all the candy you could carry, there were several more "goodies" throughout the evening. Grammy winner, singer, and producer Babyface delighted the crowd as he sang "You Are So Beautiful." Each guest received a notepad of paper with Khloe and Lamar's picture on it. I really loved that idea because I write myself notes every day. When we left the wedding, we were given an adorable box of four chocolate and lavender cupcakes. We got into the car, and my arms were full of all the wonderful wedding favors. As we pulled off, I noticed that the valet had left a long-stem white rose on everyone's dashboard. They really made their guests feel special!
Here's an easy recipe for my Eye-Candy Cupcakes to make your loved ones feel special too. Enjoy!
|Celebrity Chef Nikki Shaw is the owner of Flavor Caterer in Oakland, Ca. and was a finalist on the Food Network's "Next Food Network Star." She is the host of the radio show "Today's Flavor" broadcast on San Francisco's KBLX and webcast on WBLS in New York. She is married to LA Lakers' Assistant Coach Brian Shaw and lives in both Northern & Southern California with their three children. www.chefnikkishaw.com|