Recently my family had a surprise birthday party for my dad. My dad is the best guy in the whole world and I was determined to make his day as special as possible. My excitement for the party ended up in me making an exorbitant amount of desserts!! Now, I am Italian, which means that we ALWAYS have an extreme amount of food. But the amount of desserts I made was a lot even for my family's standards! I made cake balls, mini pecan tarts, pizzelles, strawberry crumb bars, donut holes, double chocolate mini cupcakes, lemon mini cupcakes, and chocolate chips cookies.
To top it all off, I also made a huge cake using an almond wedding cake recipe.
So clearly, for our small party of 30, there was way too much. I ended up buying disposable pastry boxes like these from AC Moore, lined them with blue tissue paper. Then, when each person left the party, I filled a box with a few pieces of each dessert then tied the box up with a piece of light blue ribbon. I also attached a baby picture of my dad to the box! The favors were a huge hit. Everyone loved them and the desserts. The experience convinced me to start a blog. So many of my family members asked me for my recipes that I thought creating a blog to have all of my creations in one place would be fun! I also wish I had taken more pictures of what I made, but in the hustle and bustle of the party planning, I forgot. I didn't even take a picture of one of the favors, which I am really bummed out about. From now on, I will try and take step by step and final product pictures of everything I make and post them here.
I have a huge list of new things I want to try and old things I want to make again and blog about, but I will save that for another time! Thank you so much for taking the time to read my ramblings. :-) I would love to hear from you, so leave me a comment or shoot me an email.
Until next time, happy eating! :-)