chocolatestone Posted 14 Jun 2012 , 5:31pm
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I need to put together a dessert buffet for a baby shower. I would like to have a wide variety of desserts so I need to come up with a menu of deSserts that can be made in advanced, especially desserts that freeze well or desserts that can be made days in advance. Pls help with ideas. Thanks.

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BakingIrene Posted 14 Jun 2012 , 6:19pm
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Here's one for the summertime: frozen lemon mousse in chocolate cups. Keep frozen until ready to serve.

James Beard published the lemon mousse recipe: you make an Italian meringue and fold in whipped cream and lemon juice. Sorry, I can't post the copyrighted recipe...please use google.

Lynne3 Posted 14 Jun 2012 , 6:53pm
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Are you doing a combination of cake candy puddings and fruits?

I always find dessert bars boring if they are filled with mostly cake things.

There's a lot that can be part of a dessert bar that can be done weeks in advance. And knowing the color also helps because dessert bars can really pop with a nice look.

rjcakes Posted 14 Jun 2012 , 7:23pm
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I've done quite a few small pastry platters for dessert buffets and have found the following freeze well:

-italian butter cookies (the ones tinted green and red and flavored with almond)
-butter cookies (piped with star tip)-the end can be dipped in chocolate
-almond cake petit fours (frozen with the fondant icing)
-mini black and whites (or half moons as some people call them!)
-chocolate dipped brownies (cut into shapes and dipped)
-you can buy small sweet pastry shells and then fill with lemon curd or mousse and then decorate with a few berries (I've frozen the shells with no problem)
-any kind of cookie made into a bar like choc chip, blondies, etc...

Hope this helps!
RJ

chocolatestone Posted 22 Jun 2012 , 7:12am
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Thanks you guys for all the wonderful suggestions. It really helps. It's going to be carnival themed so the table is going to be really colourful. I will use red, yellow, green and blue. I am doing the cake as well so I won't have much time for desserts. I would like to make most of them well in advance and then pop them into the freezer.

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