- Melody @ Sweet and Saucy Shop
- 9 years ago
I got the chance to teach another cooking class at my church. Iteach these classes once every other month as a ministry, and we alwayshave a great time. This class’ theme was “Perfect Party Foods andDesserts.” I got a lot of inspiration for this menu from fellowbloggers and decided to make Bakerella’s Cupcake Bites and The Pioneer Lady’s Fancy Flower Pots.I wanted to spice these desserts up a bit by using mostly homemadecomponents instead of using store-bought ones, although these would bedelicious either way.
Everyone had a blast making these desserts, and I was thrilled withtheir creations. Both of these desserts would be great for a bridalshower.
So, to start off this long post I will begin with the photos of theFancy Flower Pot desserts. I made chocolate peanut-butter andapricot-pistachio ice creams for this dessert. I also bought somequality store-bought ice cream and gelato so people would have avariety to choose from. Here are my photos to give you an idea of theprocess, but I would recommend going to The Pioneer Lady’s website forfull instructions.
I tried out two new recipes from Warren Brown’s new book Cake Love,his vanilla pound cake and his chocolate pound cake. To start off theprocess, you stick the circle cut-outs of pound cake in the bottom andthen insert a straw. Then you place your choice of ice cream in andfreeze.
Now for your choice of dirt -I pulverized some ofTrader Joe’s Chocolate Pistachio Toffee, some Oreos, and then boughtsome chocolate covered sunflower seeds too.
Then you find your hidden straw and insert your flower into it.
Here are some photos of the ladies with their finished flower pots.
Now onto the Cupcake Bites! I don’t really have step-by-step photos for this one, so I would just recommend checking out Bakerella’sblog for the instructions. I used Sweet Melissa’s Red Velvet Cake andCream Cheese Frosting for these cupcake bits and boy were theydelicious. I will post this recipe, along with the pound cakes soon.Well, here are the photos!