Puff 'n Stuff Catering Blog
Our Bakery | Themed Cakes | An Enchanted Halloween
October 30, 2012 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

Passionately Perfecting Life’s Celebrations – it’s not just our tagline, it’s our way of life. So when a client called us needing a cake on the fly, the Puff ‘n Stuff Catering bakery team dreamed up and created this delicious work of art all within twelve hours. With layers of chocolate, vanilla & red velvet cake and various pastry techniques this fun, spooktacular cake was on it’s way to our clients home. Our talented cake designer, Cassandra, thought out every sugary inch of this supernatural cake from top to bottom layer all the way down to the faces on the thrilling little bats. Whether you’re looking for buttercream frosting, ganache, or fondant- we’ve got you covered every step of the way.

Halloween Themed Cake Puff 'n Stuff Catering & Events

Halloween Themed Cake Puff 'n Stuff Catering & Events

Halloween Themed Cake Puff 'n Stuff Catering & Events

 



Real Events | Erin + Matt | Orlando Science Center
October 23, 2012 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

Today we’re sharing a wedding that’s very dear to our hearts, a wedding between our very own Erin and Matt. From such a dynamic duo we expected a grand celebration to remember, and they didn’t let us down! We can’t just tell you the theme without sharing the charming story behind it. Every year Erin and Matt have hosted a Food & Wine themed party and its become something that they and their friends look forward to – so this year they threw a Food & Wine party to go down in history & the hearts of all who attended.

With an eye for design, Erin designed & created much of their wedding materials such as invitations, menus, and even the delicate place mat you can see below. Working with Puff ‘n Stuff Catering Senior Special Event Planner, Heidi Brice, they choose action stations well suited to their theme. Each station was paired perfectly with either a wine or specialty drink. This sweet affair had a dessert table that dazzled all from their beautiful and delicious Amaretto Wedding Cake from The Sugar Suite, to mini Yum Yum Cupcakes, mini doughnut holes, and iced vanilla lattes shots.

Picking out our favorite moments from this night is near impossible, this really was a stunning celebration that we will gladly share and remember forever. Take a look below and see for yourself why Erin + Matt will always have a place in our hearts:

Erin + Matt | Puff 'n Stuff Catering | Orlando Science Center | Epcot Themed Wedding

Erin + Matt | Puff 'n Stuff Catering | Orlando Science Center | Epcot Themed Wedding

Erin + Matt | Puff 'n Stuff Catering | Orlando Science Center | Epcot Themed Wedding

Erin + Matt | Puff 'n Stuff Catering | Orlando Science Center | Food & Wine Festival Themed Wedding

Erin + Matt | Puff 'n Stuff Catering | Orlando Science Center | Epcot Themed Wedding

Butler Passed Hors d’Oeuvres

Specialty Cocktail Tequila Sunrise

Bacon Wrapped Potato Tot with sour cream and a chive

Butternut Squash & Cranberry Tartlet with melted brie cheese

Citrus Grilled Shrimp with a sunset margarita pipette


Hors d’Oeuvres Display

Artisanal Cheese Presentation hand-picked and displayed on a wooden cart including Bleu, Black wax Cheddar, Smoked Gouda and Gloucaster Walnut cheese complimented by dried fruits, nuts, breads, and crackers

Italy Station

Wine Pairing Paladin Pino Grigio Delle Venezie 2010

Chef Attended Pasta Station featuring two signature creations:

Goat Cheese Roasted Red Pepper & Corn Ravioli in roasted red pepper coulis

Penne with Black Olives, Spicy Sausage & Garlic Marinara with shaved parmesan on the side and tossed in Grada Padana Cheese wheels

Asian Station

Featured Drink Asian Pear Mojito

Asian Trio Plate with edemame, inside out California rolls, and shrimp summer rolls presented through our Bento Box

Noodle Salad with mushrooms, scallions, enoki mushrooms, and ginger in a white pagoda box

Seared Tuna & Pineapple Cube with soy ponzo ginger mouse

Spain Station

Wine Pairing Piedmonte Tempranillo- Garnacha 2009

Chimichurri Marinated Flank Steak with sauce Vierge

“Mashed Your Way” Chive & Roasted Garlic Potatoes

Sweet Plantains

Greece Station

Featured Drink Mythos beer

Greek Marinated Chicken Kabob

Mint & Rosemary Lamb Kabobs grilled lamb tenderloin accompanied by Dijon mint demi with a white wine dipping sauce

Herbed CousCous finished with feta, pine nuts, and tomato

Desserts

Amaretto Wedding Cake with cherry filling and cream cheese frosting

Assorted Mini Yum Yum Cupcakes

Mini Donut Holes with chocolate, caramel, and raspberry sauces

Iced Vanilla Latte Shots housemade vanilla iced latte served in shot glasses and garnished with whipped cream

Event Credits

Venue: The Orlando Science Center
Photographer: Scott Watt Photography
Catering: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering, Special Event Planner Heidi Brice
Day of Coordinator: Good Life Travel and Events
Wedding Cake: The Sugar Suite
Cup Cakes: Yum Yum Cupcake Truck
Entertainment: Dueling Pianos, Rob Volpe
DJ & Lighting : Our DJ Rocks
Floral Design: Lauren Balden



Trends | Chevron | ‘Tis the Season
October 9, 2012 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

Chevron, also called Cheveron in older documents, is an inverted V shaped pattern that has been making a huge scene in this season’s wedding & events. Although we’ve recently come to love this hot, new chevron in events- it’s actually a senior pattern that’s been around since ancient times dating back to 1800 BC in early pottery & rock carvings.

We’re seeing this charming pattern dance it’s way into all aspects of events, from the finishing details such as napkins, favors, table runners, linens, napkins, and even cake designs to largely incorporated into the theme via photo backdrops, stationary & invitations, and even entire tablescapes. With so many variations of hues and colors, this lovely pattern is the perfect finishing touch to any event.

Chevron Wedding Trends

Chevron- Puff 'n Stuff Catering & Events Wedding Trends

Chevron- Puff 'n Stuff Catering & Events Wedding Trends

Photo Credits

Collage 1:
Left: Pinterest
Right Top: Bash, Please
Right Bottom: Alison Events

Collage 2:
Left Top: She Finds
Left Bottom: Amy Atlas
Right: Pinterest

Collage 3:
Left Top: Alchemy Events & Invitations
Left Bottom: Peter Callahan
Right: Sweet & Saucy Shop



Real Events | One Conference Opening Reception | Orlando Museum of Art
October 2, 2012 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

There’s nothing like a night at the Museum, especially when it’s a cultural arts showcase at the Orlando Museum of Art! From the moment guests arrived on the scene, the creativity was abundantly flowing. At the bus drop off point there were two large 5 x 10 gilded frames from which out stepped musicians and authentic Shakespeare actors. From there guests were greeted by a formal line-up of bright-eyed Puff ‘n Stuff Catering waiters who stepped forward to present each guest with a fluke of champagne.

The theme carried on with large gold frames identifying each of the participating arts organizations. Guests could spot contemporary dancers entertaining guests from various nooks and crannies of the event. Lively Actors posed like living statues, mingled with guests, then returned to a statuesque state. The art-tainment continued into the night with a culinary show that left guests applauding for more. Menu items were selected to represent the various schools of visual arts form Asian Impressionism and American Realism to French Impressionism. Our Bento Box displaying delightful hors d’Oeuvres such as Fresh Sashimi & Sushi Rolls, Chilled Shrimp Cocktails, Tenderloin & Orzo Timbale with a Grain Mustard Vinaigrette and many more tempting items were a masterpiece evoking the crowd all evening. This sweet night ended with our famous Chef Attended Miniature Creme Brulee & S’mores Indoors Stations and the actors taking the stage and bringing to life one of Shakespeare’s most famous scenes, “Good night, good night! Parting is such a sweet sorrow, that I shall say goodnight till it be morrow.”

Puff 'n Stuff Catering Orlando Art

Puff 'n Stuff Catering - Orlando Museum of Art

 

 Butler Passed Hors D’oevres

Miniature Chicken Wellington puff pastry filled with grilled chicken, Boursin cheese and topped with a cognac sauce

Maryland Crab Cake Towers seared and served with a Cajun remoulade

North Carolina Stack cheese grits topped with smoked beef brisket and three baked beans sauteed with apples & onions and served with Carolina coleslaw on a mini plate

Butternut Squash & Cranberry Tartlet with melted brie cheese

Asian Impressionism Hors D’oeuvres Display

Fresh Sashimi & Sushi Rolls spicy tuna, yellowtail, crab, sea bass, fresh & smoked salmon, scallops, and shrimp served with wasabi, pickled ginger and soy sauce

Smoked Chicken, Cranberry & Caramelized Onion Bruschetta

Tenderloin and Orzo Timbale with a Grain Mustard Vinaigrette

Curried Mango over Chevre with a Plantain Chip

Salmon Carpaccio and Fruit Summer Roll with a Spicy Cilantro-Lime Sauce

Chilled Shrimp Cocktail displayed in a mini martini glass with cocktail sauce

Monet’s Garden Artisanal Buffet

Antipasto Presentation sliced Italian meats, white bean salad, fire roasted tomatoes and peppers, marinated and grilled vegetables, Italian cheeses and grilled Tuscan rounds

Freshly Baked Artisan Breads

American Realism Chef Action Station

Chef Carved Pepper Berry Crusted Rack of Lamb with crimson reduction

Abstract Expressions Bento Box Desert Display

Chef Attended Miniature Creme Brulee a delicious assortment of traditional, amaretto, and chocolate

Chef Attended S’mores Indoors crunchy graham crackers held by an old fashioned wooden clothespin, dipped in decadent melted chocolate then swirled in creamy marshmallows and finished by a Chef with a flame-toasting

 

Event Credits:

Venue: Orlando Museum of Art

Catering and Linens: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering

Photographer: Richmond Gibbs

Decor: Max King Events

Chiavari Chairs: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals

Arts & Cultural Alliance: Autumn Ames

 

 





Puff 'n Stuff Catering is a full service wedding, corporate & holiday event caterer and planner serving the greater Orlando Area and all of Central Florida including Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Volusia and Lake counties. Puff 'n Stuff Catering has catered simple meals to buffets to gourmet dinners for private & public functions in areas such as Downtown Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland, Windermere, Lake Mary, Bay Hill, Belle Isle, Oviedo, Clermont, Heathrow, Thornton Park, Lake Nona, Isleworth, Delaney Park and Lake Buena Vista. Our experienced catering staff has worked in office buildings, private homes, convention centers, conference rooms, meeting halls, churches and almost every other place more then two people gather. Puff 'n Stuff Catering offers Vegan, Vegetarian and Eco Friendly Catering. If you are looking for the best caterer in Orlando that can fit your event budget, contact Orlando Caterer, Puff 'n Stuff Catering today.