The Partiologist

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Beach Ball Brownies!

Wanting to add a little dimension to my pool party, both the brownies and cupcakes had special hand made toppers.  For the brownies, I made a beach ball out of fondant and royal icing, a red chocolate life ring topped the cupcakes.  Let's start with the brownie, it's more than a brownie, it's a...
Beach Ball Brownie!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Buffet and Beverages!

Ahhh, the lazy days of summer, where are you?  Lately, my days have been anything but lazy, it was so nice to lounge around the "Pool" and soak up the sun.  All that relaxing made me hungry, I'm now ready to take a trip to the buffet.
While having so much fun diving in my stash of pool toys, I found little swim rings to use at the buffet.  Adding a blue tinsel table skirt to the wall with Oriental Trading's beach ball lanterns lighting the way, I created my buffet.
Pool Party Buffet

Thursday, July 9, 2015

National Sugar Cookie Day!

I'm so excited, today is National Sugar Cookie Day and I didn't miss it!  This is the first year I've remembered before it was over, so we're going to take a 10 minute pool break for you to view all the cookies I've been working on.
Cookies, Cookies, come get your Cookies!

I'll start by sharing my ice cream cones.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

How to have a Pool Party without a Pool!

Normally, one would not have a pool party without a pool, right?  Well, I've always wanted to have a pool to lounge and party around...I might even go a bit crazy to think I'd actually jump in.  Only it looks like a pool is not in my future, so I'm going to show you how to have a "Pool-less" Pool Party with the help of Oriental Trading!

Pool Party Table

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Towel Hut Treats!

Today I'm heading to the pool, well not really but I remember the days when I went to the pool and my first stop was at the towel hut.  I'm stopping at the hut not only to gather up the towels, but to gather up a few treats.  Did you know any treat can be a pool party treat?
Towel Hut Treats!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

This Way to the Beach!

There are two kinds of people, pool people and beach people.  Which are you?  I would say, in a perfect world I would be lying by the pool looking out over the ocean.  I like to keep things nice and tidy by the pool, no sand on my towel or stuck to my feet.  At the same time, looking out at the never ending ocean is so peaceful and entertaining.
Today I'm bringing a little sand into the kitchen, so to speak, with my version of a sand castle cake and cake balls.
Sandy Peanut Butter Cake Balls

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Never Melt Ice Cream!

After going through my new Cupcakery book, I couldn't wait to get started baking.  Would you believe Toni created a cookie dough frosting recipe? Everyone else might see cookie dough, I saw Ice Cream!  Finally, I had a reason to use the set of ice cream dishes that had been waiting patiently for such a long time.  NOW IS THE TIME!
Never Melt Ice Cream Cupcakes

Friday, June 19, 2015


 Today, we're in for a treat!  I am going to share with you the newest cookbook written by my sweet friend Toni Miller, the author behind the fun blog Make, Bake, Celebrate and now the impeccable Cupcakery cookbook!  Toni has done a terrific job capturing delightful ways to make, bake and celebrate with cupcakes! 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Time For Dad!

Running out of time to make something for Father's Day?  Don't worry, I've got you covered.  Poor Dad, it seems sometimes he gets left out of all my cute themed sweets, but not today.  I've made TIME for Dad and you can too.
Time Piece Cookies

Monday, June 15, 2015


 Thank you for letting me bombard you with Hawaiian themed sweets, but I have moved on.  I will now bombard you with cookies.  After spending my days on the beach (a/k/a making tropical sweets) I came home and made cookies.  A LOT OF COOKIES!  First up is from a set of three dozen cookies for a Rock 'n Roll Baby Shower.


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