The Partiologist

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Sno Cone Cookies!

Good Morning and welcome to summer vacation.  In the eyes of my husband, I'm always on summer vacation...for the record, I'm not.  How could he possibly know every time I hear the garage door open, I start cleaning or begin to toast a bagel and by toasting a bagel I mean preparing his dinner.  I do mix it up once in awhile, the choices of bagels are endless.  
 
Hmmm, maybe I am always on summer vacation.  Anyways, summer vacation includes sno cones, right?  Today I'm making the non drippy version of the sno cone, the cookie sno cone.
 
Sno Cone Cookies!
 

Thursday, May 26, 2016

S'mores Bars

Today's post wasn't planned, but after making these S'mores Bars, it soon became part of the plan.  You know it has to be good for me to venture away from the plan.
 
S'mores Bars
 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Pina Colada Cake Balls!

If you like Pina Colada's, getting caught in the rain...I could go on, but I think you get the picture.  When I found this recipe online, I couldn't wait to give it a try.  I waited with high hopes...it was just what I looked for, I knew in an instant...I loved Pina Colada Cake Balls.
 
Pina Colada Cake Balls
 

Monday, May 23, 2016

Lace Topped Cake Pops!

I admit I can't grow anything outdoors, so all of my urns are inside, being filled with something sweet.  When I ordered these urns, I had plans to use them out on my front step, filled with something beautifully faux.  I found them in a catalog and they were just what I was looking for.  Quickly, I ordered and waited patiently for them to arrive.  Pretty soon, two small boxes appeared on my doorstep, I opened the boxes to find two small...very small urns, about twelve inches tall.  Looks like I should have read the description.
 
I really think it was meant to be, or I would not have had these urns to plant my pretty flower cake pops, right?
 
Lace Topped Cake Pops!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Another Way to Serve Cake Pops!

Today, it's not how you decorate, it's how you package that can turn simple cake pops into a shabby chic dessert!  After finding a cute little bike (photo below) with a place to hold a plant, I knew exactly what I wanted to do and it didn't involve dirt.  I found the fabric, ribbon and bows, just couldn't decide what to put inside.  I knew I wanted it to be round... not too big (a popcorn ball) or too small (a truffle) something just right.
Yep, I could be Goldilocks.
 
Finally it came to me.  A cake pop, a simple cake pop just dipped, not decorated. 
Yes, it was just right!
 
Shabby Chic Wraps
 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Cake by the Slice!

If you're wondering what kind of cake you would eat by the ocean, this is it.  Although I would eat this cake anywhere, anytime, anyway.  Normally when you think of a birthday cake, you think of the entire cake, frosted and decorated.  But you have to remember, I'm not normal when it comes to cake, in fact the only reason to decorate the cake and leave it whole is to keep myself from eating any...even a tiny bite.

After making and decorating a cake, the hardest part is waiting for the occasion to eat it.  Guests might notice a slice missing if you cut into it, but don't worry, I've found a solution...by making cake slices, one or two pieces could go missing without notice.  Let me show you just what I mean, cake by the ocean...

Cake by the Slice

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Chocolate Almond French Macarons!

It's really not my intention to teach you how to make macarons.  In fact, I wish someone would teach me, like come into my kitchen for a hands on lesson.  Or send me to France.   I'm just here to say, I gave them a try.  Truthfully, this is my second attempt making macarons and I'm convinced a trip to France is necessary.
 
Chocolate Almond French Macarons!
 

Monday, May 9, 2016

Espresso Chocolate Truffles!

Want a fun way to get a double whammy caffeine fix?  Add it to chocolate and by chocolate I mean Chocolate Truffles.  The most time consuming part of this project was driving all over trying to find chocolate covered espresso beans, maybe I should have made my own.  Hmmm, have you ever made your own chocolate covered espresso beans?
 
Of course they are not your ordinary round, rolled in cocoa powder, truffle.  These were whipped and piped and served in a hand made candy wrapper.
 
Espresso Chocolate Truffles
 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Shabby Chic Birthday Cake!

Sometimes I'm a teacher and sometimes I'm a student...being a student used to be complicated, but not anymore, because the only school I attend is the Sugar Ed Productions Sugar Art School!  When I noticed a new cake video being offered at the school, I knew it would be the cake I wanted to make for the Shabby Chic Birthday party. 
 
So with coffee in hand and the click of the computer, my video was the first class of the day.  It was a challenge, but one I was up for. I hope you enjoy the beauty of the Shabby Chic Birthday Cake I created for the party.
 
Shabby Chic Birthday Cake
 

Monday, May 2, 2016

Pretty Lace Cookies!

What you're about to see is what I call the prettiest cookies I've made...at least in my opinion.  Staying with the theme of Shabby Chic, I didn't want the cookies to look too vintage, just fun and lacy.  Cake Lace...you know it's my new love, don't you?
 
Pretty Lace Cookies!
 

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