The Partiologist: I Like Big Bundts!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I Like Big Bundts!

Let's talk about Sunflower Dining.  You know this is my favorite part of the party, getting to set everything up.  I set the table at least a week before the party to allow for any minor adjustments!  The day of the party is even more fun - that's when I get to put all the treats on display!
A Sunflower Cookie had to be a part of this party which I added to each place setting.  And, of course I made it a lot harder then it had to be.  I guess I really like to make more work for myself, although I was pleased in the end.
Filled with a chocolate center!
 Here's the extra work~
I wanted a sparkly smooth center and this is how I did it.
1.  Placed two dark cocoa candy melts in cupcake holder and melted in a warm oven.
2.  Placed the tray in the refrigerator to harden the candy then flipped them out.
3.  Placed on waxed paper, brushed with Karo Syrup and sprinkled brown sanding sugar on top.
 
Now on to decorating the cookie
Started piping sunflower yellow frosting for the petals with Wilton Tip #352
Added the second layer of petals
Plopped the chocolate sugary disk in the center
You could totally use an OREO for the center - EASY!
 
Ready to Party!
 
Keeping the Sunflower theme, I also added Sunflower Cupcakes~
Decorated almost the same as the cookie, only this time I piped brown frosting in the center with the grass tip, added green leaves and a ladybug decorated M & M.  Placed in red cupcake wrappers I made with my Cricut.
Come for Fun, Stay for Flowers!  Fun Flowers are Sun Flowers!
 
While this cake was not a request of the birthday girl, I had the pan and wanted to make a Sunflower Bundt Cake. I thought it would look pretty on the table. And it did...My Big Bundt Sunflower Cake!
I made a lemon bundt cake so it would look like a sunflower and added a few leaves. There is a great recipe I found on the Williams Sonoma website ~

 
Another way I've made the sunflower cake is by sugaring the pan before baking to add some sparkle to the cake!
Only the photo doesn't really show the sugar on the cake, (couldn't find the sugar button on the camera) but I promise it is there!
 
Besides the large sunflower bundt cake pan, I also have the mini sunflower bundt cake pan. I just HAD to make chocolate sunflower mini cakes!
Sprinkled with powdered sugar.
On the table I served them in a galvanized tray.
So there you have it, big bundts or mini bundts! Take your pick.
 
I Like Big Bundts!
The Partiologist


25 comments :

  1. I like big bunts and I can not lie! Hehehe Love your sunflower party! Everything looks beautiful!!

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    1. ok! The d on my keyboard is sticking! It should be I like big bundts! ;)

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    2. I know you cannot lie! :) Wish you could come to a party!

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  2. I like your big bundt sunflower cake too, and the little ones and the sunflower cookies!!! Love that you used a different tip to make the sunflower petals, they really are gorgeous. Your table set-up is so pretty too.

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  3. LOVE YOUR BUNDT! :) And your cookies! Adorable! I have to do some flower cupcakes for a baby shower, mar need to try these!

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    1. I hope you give them a try and let me know how they turn out!

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  4. Your a little crazy (and I mean that in a good way), but truely amazing. My husband gets scared when I read your blog and show him all the wonderful things I could make (like for a Circus party!). Love all the stuff you do!

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    1. I think Crazy is a wonderful compliment! :) So funny about your husband getting scared!

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  5. What a wonderful party. Sunflowers are such a wonderful theme. Love them! Love you. :) ♥

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    1. Love you too - I wish I knew how to make a heart and I'd send you one!

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  6. It is hard to pick a favorite but I really do love your big BUNDT'S. Love the red, yellow and brown together. She must have loved her party.
    from,twobeautifulgirls

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  7. Cute as ever!! You are one creative gal. Love coming to yur site!

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    1. Thanks Nann - and I LOVE having you visit my blog!

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  8. I love sunflowers! Your party turned out so wonderful. I love the bundt cake pan.
    You really have a wonderful gift of putting everything together. I wouldn't know where to start.♥

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    1. Oh Hani - I think you could throw an amazing party! :)

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  9. I love everything you've done but I especially love the cookies with the chocolate centers. That's a great idea to do the candy melts in in the mini cupcake pan.

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    1. Thanks Anne - I really liked the look and taste or the cookies even though they were a little extra work!

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  10. Oh my gosh! Those cupcakes are adorable! and the cookies are brilliant.

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  11. Starting with the title of this post, I knew I'd LOVE it!! The cookie with the chocolate center is such a fantastic idea and the bundt cakes are beautiful!!! You rock!!

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