Happy Birthday to Me!! Thank you all for the birthday wishes. I think I’m eligible for all the senior discounts now, HA! For me planning a dessert table is as much fun as putting it all together. I can’t even find the appropriate words to tell you how much I enjoy doing this. Then there’s the indulging part that is literally the icing on the cake. I’m going to do my best to not have to wear those fat pants. OK, enough chit chat let’s get to the goodies.
The color palette was an easy one. Finding the damask pattern in pink was a bit tougher. With a bit of mixing an matching I pulled it together to my satisfaction. I used the pink pom poms that we used at Gabbi’s spa party and covered the table with a pink cloth and use a white lace patterned cloth over it.
As I said before the pink damask wasn’t as easy to find as I thought but I did find wrapping paper in a reasonable substitute. I like to use wrapping paper because a roll or two can go a long way. I used my paper to make the lollies at the back of the table and to cover the boxes for the kettle corn and vanilla wafer pops.
I’ll share the recipe for the cake and cookies in a later post. However, I have to tell you about the cake decorations. It’s a pink velvet cake filled with chocolate truffle. I frosted the cake with a basic buttercream and then poured a white glaze over the top and let it drip down the sides. My super yummy cake was garnished with sour cream glazed donut holes that were covered in pink candy melts. It sits on a black cake stand all gussied up with a pearl beading trim. This is just too much isn’t it?
I have to gush about the Red Velvet Mini Cheesecakes and Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies. They came from Sam’s BabyCakes and Sam (short for Samara) just happens to be my oldest daughter. Samara launched her website last fall and has been going full steam ahead since them. She carried out my theme by packaging an extra roll of cookie dough that I can bake at a later time and also included it on the gift bag. Thankum Sunshine Blue Skies. The mini cheesecakes and cookies were displayed on white trays lined with black and white damask paper.
I embellished the mini wine bottles with my theme paper and used more of the same to customize the food labels which are sitting on covered match boxes. Pretty nifty if I must say so myself.
Over at Pizzazzerie I saw this cute idea for milkshake shooters and used it for my Strawberry Vanilla Bean milkshakes. I dipped the rim of my bottles in melted white chocolate then rolled them in pink pearl candies. Added a simple straw and voila, totally girli-fied!
The mini white cakes are actually Little Debbie snack cakes that I drizzled with pink candy melts. I baked a perfect dozen sugar cookies and used a gift box shaped cutter. I glazed them with a basic royal icing glaze and topped them off with cutouts from an edible frosting sheet in damask print. The bow portion of the cookie was sprinkled with pink sugar. They were both placed on a silver trays lined with pink and white damask paper.
How about a little cookie on a stick? I spread chocolate frosting between two vanilla wafers, inserted a lollipop stick and dunked them in candy melts. They were topped off with pink sugar. I stuck them in holes I poked into a gift wrapped box. I’m not a huge kettle corn fan but this was pretty good. As you can see the cones were made from the same gift wrap.
Small white plates lined with white and black damask were used for the Hershey’s Kisses and Raffaelos and pink Jordan Almonds.
I don’t know about you but my sweet tooth has been satisfied, at least for now.
Pink Velvet Cake with pink candy coated donut holes – Sweet Sensations
Red Velvet Mini Cheesecakes – Sam’s Babycakes
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Walnuts -Sam’s BabyCakes
Sugar Cookies – Adapted from Desserts for Two
White Cake Squares with Pink Candy Melt Drizzle – Little Debbies
Strawberry Vanilla Bean Milkshakes – Sweet Sensations
Kettle Corn – Sweet Sensations
Coconut Almond Truffles
Hersheys Kisses with Raspberry Filling
I’m sharing my birthday table at Whipperberry.