Dessert Party 2011

Dessert Party Table
Another year flew by and it was time for another dessert party.  I never did finish discussing all the recipes from last year yet.  I have been neglecting this blog.  But onto happier thoughts: desserts!   There were some fabulous ones this year.  We had an Oscars theme and that was a lot of fun.  The starring role was played by desserts.  My favorite was the S’mores cupcakes.

The recipes were:

S’mores Cupcakes
graham crackers, chocolate, and toasted marshmallow in cupcake form

Vanilla Crème Brûlée
made to order

Earl Gray Cookies
A spicey, lemony cookie

Banana Caramel Cupcakes
banana flavored cupcakes with a caramel buttercream frosting

Strawberry Trifle
a light cake with strawberries, pastry cream, and whipped cream

Pistachio Macarons
french-style macaroons with pistachio buttercream

Momofuku Milk Bar “Crack Pie”
does not contain crack, does have butter, sugar, and the usual suspects

Mini Chocolate Cupcakes
with caramel buttercream

Chocolate Anise Truffles

Cranberry Almond White Chocolate Truffles

Jalapeño Cornbread Whoopie Pies
with goat cheese / cream cheese filling

"Dessert Party" Cutout Cookies

I would like to start updating with some of the recipes and thoughts.   And maybe even hit some of my backlogged drafts.