Guest Post: These delicious cocktail cakes and bars make chic sweets to serve at your next holiday party. Impress your friends with these desserts that look and taste amazing. Some are easy and some are sophisticated, but whatever your cooking level. all are scrumptious.
Pink Rose and Macaron Shabby Chic Petit Fours
These untidy, pink petit cakes are sure winners at a holiday party. The treats feature raspberry and white chocolate ganache, and raspberry butter. It’s filling and frosting on a strawberry cake cut out with a round cutter and stacked. The ganache is applied with numerous microwave zaps. Three colored butters are used to create white and pink piping roses, and green leaves. The macarons, not to be confused with macaroons, stick out of the top like nose-diving flying saucers. These treats are yummy. The shabby look is an immediate hit when set out fruit like strawberries and frozen grapes, according to the creator. Check out the recipe at Bubble and Sweet Blog Spot.com
Watermelon Margarita Cocktail Cakes
For a simple, exotic and colorful addition to your holiday party, try some watermelon margarita cocktail cakes, a pink cake mix recipe that can fit in cake pans, bundt pans or cupcake pans. The recipe calls for tequila and watermelon schnapps. There are about a dozen ingredients in the cake and four in the white glaze, but it can be put together easily and poured into almost any cake pan, so bake it any way you like, though the original idea was for small cupcakes. Check out this fascinating recipe at Cooking With Curls.com.
Drunken Butter Rum Cupcakes
Some caterers will charge a premium for Drunken Butter Rum Cupcakes and will take much too long to create it. It doesn’t have to be that way with these delicious cupcakes. In most cases, if you have an hour to spare, put on some music and get to work. The recipe is a little sophisticated with a rum glaze and piped on dollops of frosting, but the result is scrumptious. Find the recipe here.
Crunchy fudge sandwiches
Crunchy fudge sandwiches are a practical party treat that fit any party. If your deserts seem too full of pastels, this treat will lend some balance. The bars offer a delicious fudge center between crunchy layers that combine a creamy butterscotch and peanut butter frosting. The recipe is simple and can be doubled to fit your needs. What’s even better is that you can substitute alternative cereals. In addition, it won’t take any time to prepare. If you have 15 minutes to put it together. Refrigerate it before serving. A recipe is available at the Rice Krispies site.
Whether you’re the hostess or a guest at your next holiday party, you are sure to grab attention and praise for bringing any of these treats. Be the one who offers something new to the dessert table—by the time the holidays come around, no one wants to eat another sugar cookie or slice of fruitcake. Just because it’s the holidays doesn’t mean you have to make a themed treat either. The guests will thank you for making it a real party by branching out and giving their taste buds a break from the holiday sugar monotony.
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