As promised, here are the details on the yummy desserts from the Tea Party Bridal shower I posted last week.
You know I’m all about keeping things easy here at The Pink Flour. And these desserts were no exception. There were some things that I wanted to make from scratch, but we didn’t shy away from using some shortcuts for other desserts. So here’s the run down:
1. Mini Pink Velvet Cupcakes -
I used my favorite Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe and made mini’s of them, but replaced the red food coloring with pink food coloring.
2. Lemon Bars -
You may have seen these when I made them a few months ago for Easter. Seems like every other event with my family I get requests for these. They were perfect for a tea party!
3. Almond Vanilla Tea Bag Sugar Cookies -
I think these were my favorite dessert of the shower. I’ve never had good luck making cutout cookies, but I followed this recipe from Bridget at Bake at 350. Her cookies are beautiful and she didn’t steer me wrong. Instead of using a cookie cutter I used a serrated knife to cut them out and made the holes with a straw. For the tags, I made them using my Silhouette – that thing comes in so handy Once the cookies cooled, I dipped them in some pink white chocolate.
4. Chocolate Covered Pretzels -
These were easy, peasy, but oh so delish! I found this raspberry sherbet white chocolate at Michaels that I dipped pretzels into then topped white white pearl sprinkles.
5. Chocolate Dipped Strawberries -
Using the same raspberry sherbet white chocolate, along with white chocolate, we dipped the strawberries in chocolate. You can find the way I like to melt chocolate HERE.
6. Madeleine Cookies -
I’d love to say I made these beauties, but we bought them at Vons (aka Safeway). They were so good though!
7. Macaroons -
Now Macaroons have been on my learn to bake list for awhile now. I didn’t have time to practice enough before the shower, so we took the easy way out with these. My mom found little vanilla and chocolate macaroons at Trader Joe’s. I was a little skeptical of these, but they were really good. I would definitely get them again. And one of these days I will conquer macaroons – any tips for me??
8. Assorted cookies & brownies -
And to top it off, we had lots of cookies and brownie bites. There were chocolate chip nibblers from Mrs. Field’s (so good!) and also some delicious cookies from a local bakery.
So there you have it! You now have lots of ideas for your next tea party (or any day for that matter!)
This project may be linked to the following:
(Monday) Skip to my Lou, Craft-O-Maniac, (Tuesday) Sugar Bee Crafts, Inside BruCrew Life, Chef In Training, (Wednesday) The 36th Avenue, White Lights on Wednesday, Somewhat Simple, Lil Luna, Back for Seconds. Whimsy Wednesday, Buns in my Oven, Mom on Time out (Thursday) Chocolate, Chocolate & more Chocolate, House of Hepworths, The Shabby Creek Cottage, The Frugal Girls, Sweet Bella Roos, Michelle’s Tasty Creations, Just my Crazy Kitchen, (Friday) Keep Calm & Link Up, The Country Cook, Live, Laugh, Rowe, Tatertots & Jello,Whipperberry,Serenity Now, Thirty Handmade Days,Weekend Wonders, Real House Moms, Shaken Together, (Weekend) Positively Splendid, Tidy Mom, I Heart Nap Time, and Six Sister’s Stuff.