I stumbled across this adorable ice cream dessert buffet by Amy of Eat Drink Chic while perusing some of my favorite blogs (thanks Little Ant Design blog!) and had to share it with you! I think it’s absolutely fantastic — from the candy pink theme to the perfect little labels (which, by the way, are available as free template downloads at the original post!).
This easy buffet bar allows the hostess to build a crafty dessert center with very little food prep — 100% of your buffet could be store bought and no one would think twice about it! Plus, it allows guests to customize their own special treat, making the dessert delicious & fun! The free label downloads are so darling and ideal for any dessert buffet, from a wedding to a kid’s party.
Follow the jump to find more fun images from Amy’s masterpiece! Read more »
Tags: Baby Shower, Birthday, Bridal Shower, Crafty Solutions, Desserts, DIY, Kids Party, Wedding
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The search today for modern & pretty — but delightfully appetizing & divine — cupcakes is virtually endless. Cupcakes are the new wedding cake, dessert bar and afternoon snack. There are so many fabulous bakeries sprinkled about to satisfy the craving — but when Vanilla Bake Shop decided to divulge one of it’s best kept secrets, how to recreate the salivatingly sweet Raspberry Meyer Lemon Cupcake with Martha and her audience, I dropped everything to give it a try myself. Amy Berman (founder of the Santa Monica patisserie) was featured on The Martha Stewart Show after proving that her cupcakes were not only beautiful, but also extraordinarily finger-licking delicious!
Note: the Raspberry Meyer Lemon Cupcake is pictured top left in the picture below, the other delicious goodies shown are also all Vanilla Bake Shop.
After many an attempt to recreate such delectable finds on my own, I borrowed Amy’s recipe to make the (complicated but definitely worth it) treats for a friend’s beach baby shower.
While the pressed white sugar topping is clever (I’ll be using that again) I opted to swap it out for crushed graham crackers for a sun-kissed, sandy-beach cupcake topped with candy shells. (Another great hint after experimentation: try adding a whole raspberry into each filling hole with the lemon meyer concentrate – you’ll knowwhat I mean after you watch the video). For a link to a video of Martha and Amy assembling the mini creations — as well as the recipe — follow the jump. Read more »
Tags: Baby Shower, Birthday, Bridal Shower, Desserts, Kids Party, Parties & Entertaining, Wedding
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Thank you to Bakerella for today’s mouth-watering recipe! These heavenly red velvet cake balls are just what the doctor ordered… I found these while searching for something that is both chocolatey and finger food-ish, so that my guests could manage a delicious dessert with just a napkin instead of balancing a slice of cake in one hand, a fork and drink in the other. Sounds messy… sure, but that’s okay! It’s definitely well worth it and an excellent substitute to cupcakes. For the recipe, check out Bakerella or Read more »
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