I was fortunate enough to have been hired to plan a theme for each party and provide complementary treats - that of course match the theme!
Everything PINK was last weekend's theme. And thank goodness they are girl parties. Being a girlie girl myself, girlie parties are always more fun (and easier) to plan.
Recently I discovered the baking aisle in Michael's. How perfect! You can find so many creative accessories to fulfill all of your baking needs! I have a feeling that this aisle could potentially become very dangerous for me...
So I ventured to Michael's in search of anything and everything pink. I immediately saw a bag of hot pink gumballs...then pink glitter...then pink sprinkles...and then to throw in a bit of glitz and glamour, I went crazy and bought silver sprinkles!
Now what was I possibly going to do with all of this fabulous pink edible decor?
Here you have it. Fabulous (and delicious) cupcakes and white chocolate-dipped pretzels, both decorated to the nines, of course.
Now I will let you in on a little secret, one that I am a bit ashamed to admit. The yellow cupcakes were made FROM A BOX. Yes, yes, I can hear the sighs of disappointment. But, seriously. No one can deny the deliciousness of a box-yellow cake. And any little girl wasn't going to notice or care. The important part is that they looked adorable. AND girlie.
White chocolate-dipped pretzels? So easy, and a perfect balance of salty and sweet. Totally killer. But there is one secret to making these, and I will share it with you. When melting the white chocolate, it is so important to melt it slowly so as not to burn the chocolate. Microwave a bag of white chocolate chips at 70% power at 30 second increments, stirring in between. Dip the pretzels, give them a good shake, set them on a piece of wax paper, and sprinkle immediately so the white chocolate doesn't harden.
AND, the most exciting part for me was that I made my first batch of business cards! Not totally sure if anyone took one, but I am keeping my fingers crossed!