Any ideas for a cocktail party cake to feed between 15 and 20 people? The customer is completely wide open...wants something other than a sheet cake and wants to spend between 40 and 50 dollars. Any ideas would be great! The cake is being served as the dessert with champagne at a cocktail birthday party.
Well. I would think cocktail party would be finger foods????You can make individual cakes and place them on a cupcake stand.. You can make a sheet cake and use a big bisquit cutter and cut them out and ice them with ganache or poured fondant.. And then on top of each one of them you came add a flower of some sort or just add initials of the birthday person in white chocolate... Good Luck!
Cake balls (truffles) come to mind. So many flavors to choose from and they can be decorated really cute. HTH
What about petits fours?
For a party I catered, I put brownies (sliced small) in martini glasses and set them around the bar. They looked really cute...maybe you could do this with cake balls?
A glass cake plate balanced on some sort of drink glasses would look cool...especially if you could fill the classes with chanpagne first so it would be bubbley! You'd have to do some experimenting to make sure the cake plate sat FIRMLY on those glasses!!
Have you ever made champagne cake? Usually just whatever white cake recipe you use, substituting champagne for the liquid. It goes great with a chocolate ganache topping.
I have a photo of champagne cupcakes I made for an Oscar party in my gallery.
freakgirl........did you let the champagne go flat before you used it? Some recipes say to do this, others don't. I'm not sure which one to do; I have visions of an exploding cake in the oven from the bubbles!
No, I didn't let it go flat...didn't know that some people do that. Exploding cake?
The cupcakes baked up just fine.
Thanks for the info!
I like the petit fours idea or even individual sized cakes. I think that would be really classy for a cocktail party. Champagne flavored would be awesome!
bake a champaigne cake 9x13 or similar size. torte so the layers are 1" each. use a round 2" cookie cutter and cut out the circles. in between each (like a sandwich cookie, ) place a spoonful of strawberries- then place the second on top. i would do mini chocolate wraps on them using mylar plastic or even parchment paper. measure the paper, cut. spread melted choc on to it, allow it a minute to begin to set up, then wrap the cake. chill. remove paper. add a big swirl of whipped milk chocolate ganache or IMBC. sprinkle with a little pixie dust if you have it and wrap with a ribbon and bow....thin ribbon in the craft section for 44 cents at walmart works perfect for a small cake. doing a hundred of these would be a pain, but you could easily do 15-20. i would definately charge the higher range of 50- 60. you'd get about $4 each if you charged 60. thats more than fair to them, thats easily what they'd pay for dessert in a restaurant (more actually) ! i think they would look extremely elegant next to a glass of champaign. do you have a cupcake tower you could display somethng like this on?
oooh, a white chocolate wrap on the mini cakes with a handful of blackberries would be classy too.
something similar but one tier only.
or something like this with "champaign bubbles" in fondant rolled in a pale peach or beige sparkle/luster dust.