Hi guys... I'm at a loss and I'd love some ideas from the fine folks here!
I have someone who is throwing a big outdoor anniversary party in September (Labor Day Weekend). She's expecting 150 people, and she wants several different cakes/desserts to put out an elaborate "cruise-like" display. Argh.
I normally only do cakes/cupcakes... and I can't imagine doing all cake slices? It seems like cupcakes make more sense, but she wants it 'fancier'.
We're in Ohio, so fall will be right around the corner... I'm thinking some fall-like stuff... I'm thinking I'll figure 1.5 servings per person since there will be other food there (in my experience, if there's more than one flavor of something people will try at least two).
Please, save me from the burnout I'm wallowing in!!
What about the mini bundt cakes different flavors decorated, you can place them on the tier cake plates all around I did this for a baby shower that was like a brunch theme shower I had 5 different flavores and decorated with pastel colors and baby decorations. Just a thought
Does she want all cakes or could you do cookies and brownies etc?
You could do mini cupcakes, for some reason everything looks "fancier" when its miniature!
Bakerella's cupcake pops would also be really cute!
I hope she has some deep pockets for all that work you will be doing!!
I was just on a cruise and they had a lot of different desserts. You know cookies, brownies, cupcakes, etc. Is she having more than one type of dessert? Are you making all of the desserts?
I do mini cheesecakes - that's my best selling item.
You can make mini cupcakes with 2 different fillings. Decorate and display with theme.
You can makes bars and brownies - all mini bite size.
Eclairs and Cream puffs
You can also make baklava - never any left overs on this one.
Fancy Fruit displays, either a basket shaped watermelon or a couple of melon flowers (you can get 2 really nice large flowers from melons.
You could cut a watermelon in a bowl shape with their Anniversary # left on 1 side. Fill the bowl with fruit and then have another 1/2 melon with skewers of fruit flowers and what not.
I think everyone has given some great ideas. I would like to add cake balls or petite fours to the list.
Maybe a half chocolate, half something else sheet cake, decorated with her theme. Then make a variety of single bite treats that accompany it...brownies, mini cupcakes, mini cheesecakes, tartlets (my favorite is lime meringue, yummers!).
Let us know what you go with...sounds like a ton of work!! Good luck!!
i agree, mini cheesecakes, you can find a great easy recipe on all recipes dot com for mini cheesecakes I