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Easy bite size dessert idea: rose-lemon cake bites recipe August 23, 2015

rose-lemon dessert

My daughter, Aubrie, recently had her 8th birthday party. She wanted a panda theme and of course, I was thrilled to style this party because I think that’s such an adorable theme. So, one of the first things that I decided that I wanted on the dessert table was some sort of cute bite sized dessert to be served on Chinese soup spoons. So, I scoured the internet and Pinterest looking for a recipe and ideas. I couldn’t find anything that looked cute or sounded tasty. I called my mum and she suggested angel food cake or pound cake because all I’d have to do is cut it into cubes. When planning a dessert table, it is always best to keep things simple and not too time consuming. I looked through my pantry and came up with this awesome and delicious dessert. Here’s the recipe!

Ingredients

lemon pound cake (store brought)

rose jelly/jam

heavy whipping cream

granulated sugar (optional)

fresh raspberries

fresh mint leaves

Directions

Cut the pound cake into cubes. I purchased the pound cake from my local Publix grocery store and it was pre sliced which made cubing it even easier.

Use an electric whisk to beat the whipping cream till it’s fluffy and thick. You can add a teaspoon of sugar if you’d like it to be sweet.

Set out your Chinese soup spoons and put a small dollop of the rose jam on each spoon. If you can’t find rose jam then you can use any flavor you have in the house. I found rose jam at an International Store when I was visiting Orlando and it was imported from Turkey (Sera Magic Garden Gül Receli).

Place a pound cake cube on the jam. Then add a dollop of cream, a raspberry and a mint leaf.

I found adorable little panda bento sticks on Amazon so I added those for a fun touch. A pack of eight sticks was less than $5.

TIPS

I grow mint (as well as basil) in pots. It is one of the easiest herbs to grow and you can add it to lemonade or water for a fun twist. If you buy it fresh from the supermarket, consider placing it in water for the roots to grow and then plant in the garden or a pot.

Remember to keep your portions small. The idea is to be able to eat this in one mouthful.

VARIATIONS

Brownies with whipped cream and add a fresh cherry

Lemon pound cake sitting on blueberry jam with whipped cream and fresh blueberries

White chocolate ‘blondies’ with strawberry jam and fresh strawberries

Chinese soup spoon dessert

Photo credit: Danielle of All Things Great and Small Photography, based out of Pace, Florida.

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Pink Lemonade Party Collection! April 20, 2011

Summer is around the corner and that means parties outside! Hooray for sunshine- and pink lemonade! Here are some handmade items to help kick off your party in style. And of course, a drink recipe for the adults!

All beautiful parties start with gorgeous theme-setting invitations:

Pink lemonade invite

Pink lemonade invite

Pretty striped straws!

Pink and white straws

Serve your drinks in these cute daisy mason jars.

Daisy mason jars

Pretty yellow cupcake wrappers.

Yellow cupcake wrappers

And cupcake toppers add a sweet touch! These are digital files so you print your own. Print as many as you need.

Cupcake toppers

Mini jams for party favors for the adult. These jams are amazing and dasweetzpot make any flavor so think outside the box. Watermelon jam? Yep, they can do that!

Mini jam

Lemon felt favor bag. Fill this with candy (lemon drops anyone) for the kids!

Lemon felt bag

Chocolate covered oreos… mmmm…. delicious!

Chocolate covered oreos

An outfit for the party girl!

Yellow and pink tutu

And a special drink recipe for the grown ups…  *wink*

Sparkling punch

Prep: 5 min., Chill: 1 hr. For a sweeter finish, substitute ginger ale for club soda.

Ingredients

  • 1 (12-oz.) can frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 4 cups white cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1 qt. club soda, chilled
  • Garnish: fresh mint sprigs

Preparation

1. Stir together lemonade concentrate and cranberry juice cocktail in a large pitcher. Cover and chill at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours. Stir in club soda just before serving. Garnish, if desired.

Champagne Punch: Substitute 1 (750-milliliter) bottle extra-dry Champagne or sparkling wine and 1/4 cup orange liqueur for club soda; proceed with recipe as directed.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Cointreau for orange liqueur.

Recipe from: Southern Living JUNE 2008

 

 
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