The Partiologist: Desserts and More...Desserts!

Desserts and More...Desserts!

We're now into January 2014...WOW!  I am so very excited for what's in store for my blog in the coming year, I'm not exactly sure what that is, however I am EXCITED!   I am promising that I will slow down and take more step by step photos and not post so many things at once.  I need to remind myself all the time to slow down...
 
I also want to THANK each and every one of you who read my blog, give my ideas a try and even leave me a comment, it truly is the highlight of blogging!  Would it be too mushy to say that I love you all for following my blog?  I hope not, because I'm going to say it! 
I LOVE YOU ALL! 
 
**WARNING**

With so many dessert's in this post and in case you're wearing skinny jeans, you may want to change into sweats.  You will get hungry.  During the preparation of all the desserts I realized I didn't take any photos, I had one thing on my mind and that was how to make them sparkle.  Just in case you missed it, here is the dessert table once again~
 
 
Golden Dessert Table
 
 
And to make you hungry, here are the close ups of all the goodies~
Cranberry Crumble Bars
 
 
This recipe is from my grandmother, who is now 102.  I had the pleasure of celebrating Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with her.  She made Cranberry Bars all the time for me and now I had the chance to make some for her.  I served the bars in gold and white stripe paper cups.
 
Peanut Butter Cheesecake with Pretzel Crust
 
 
I drizzled ganache over the top along with chocolate shavings and a chunk of chocolate.
 
YUM.
 
Remember the snowflake topped Chocolate Dipped Oreo Pops?
 
 
Sometimes a little dip of chocolate is all they need.  Each cookie had a snowflake and a gold dragee in the middle.
 
Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes
 
 
I topped the mocha frosting with an espresso bean and then placed the cupcakes inside glass cupcake domes.  The domes were then placed on a gold coasters and decorated with a gold glitter snowflake hanging from gold ribbon.
 
Shooting Star Cake Pops
 
 
These cake pops needed to be front and center.  Perfect fit for the gilded gold tray. 

Not far behind were the Coconut Macarons
 
 
Instead of drizzling the top with chocolate, I dipped the bottom in chocolate.  Then I realized I sure made a lot of chocolate desserts.  Whew, here's something not chocolate~
 
Petite Pecan Pies
 
 
Each made in a tiny tart pan and topped with a pie crust snowflake!
There were a few left from the party, and ohhhh, they were good.  Just ask me how I know.
 
Raspberry Mousse Cups
 
 
These chocolate cups were going to be filled with fruit and then I found a recipe for Raspberry Mouse.  The dessert changed, however the name stayed the same.
 
Cordial Cherries
 
 
My oh my, after soaking in brandy and dipping in chocolate, these cherries were VERY cordial!  The last three desserts were placed on glass platters inside a gold tree that was, really, just a decorative tree.  I took apart another serving stand and made the tree into a serving stand too!
 
See?
 
 
Chocolate Dipped Gingerbread Men
 
 
Needing the gingerbread men to have a little golden touch, I dipped them in chocolate and painted gold lustre dust on the chocolate.  Then I added an ivory fondant holly leaf and a gold dragee.
 
Chocolate Chip Mini Donuts
 
 
 
I needed something small enough to fit inside the tall gold serving stand, these were it!
 
Mini Apple Muffins
 
 
And something for the other tall stand were Mini Apple Muffins.  I knew my guests would probably not eat one at the party, but the would be perfect for them to take home and enjoy in the morning.
 
Tree Topped Brownies
 

Brownies topped with fondant trees, gold dragees and edible gold glitter flakes.
 
Cranberry Chocolate Pistachio Bark
 
 
The chocolate bark was probably the easiest thing I made and I think everyone loved it the most!  Maybe because it has teeny tiny edible gold stars?
 
One Last Look...
 
 
I think that just about covers the desserts...or does it? 
 
Remember New Year's Resolutions don't start until tomorrow...today's your last chance at chocolate. 
 
 Cheers to the New Year!
 
CLINK!
 

18 comments :

  1. THAT IS UNBELIEVABLE!
    Iwish there were some of the recepies too...
    Your table is amazing!

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    1. I hope to recreate some of the desserts and share the recipes!

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  2. This was a dessert table to please anyone and everyone. I loved reading about your grandmother! I also loved all the cute little dessert place cards you made and your dessert tree serving is gorgeous.
    Happy New Year to you. All the best in 2014. Looking forward to my visits here over the coming months, as always.

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    1. Thank you so much Paula for the new year wishes! I look forward to your visits and always looks forward to your comments - you're the best! :)

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  3. Everything is so pretty and I'm sure tasted great. You did an amazing job with all of these desserts and the table looks so elegant. The gold tree stand is really a perfect addition to your glittering gold table.

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    1. Thanks Beth, you know I thought of you when I posted all these desserts!! :)

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  4. Yum!!! Hard to pick a favorite but anything with chocolate gets my vote. Your table looks just beautiful. Everything so thought out. Best wishes for your blog in 2014. Love to follow. from, twobeautifulgirls

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    1. I'm so happy you love to follow my blog! Thanks for always leaving such sweet comments!

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  5. Fun to relive the wonder of the evening....I'm still in my sweatpants.
    Love, Anne

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    1. Aww thanks Anne! Glad you're still in your sweatpants! :)

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  6. Amazing Kim!! Makes me feel as though I was there. You continue to impress. Makes Martha seem plain. Happy and heathy 2014! ❤️

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    1. Oh how I wish you would have been there - miss you! You know you can come visit Colorado any time! (I'm pretty sure there would be a party brewing!)

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  7. good gold gravy! where are the sweatpant favors you had to give out? i know i need some just looking at all of these. oh and a really humungous plate...or better yet a huge fork with some privacy. heehee what a heart of gold you have to make such an extravagant set up! your guests are sure lucky! :>D

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    1. Hmmm, gold gravy - that's sound pretty good! :) I love the idea of a huge fork with some privacy! LOL

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  8. Holy moly! I love them all, but those peanut butter cheesecakes look totally amazing! And I need one now. At 3:30am (what? I'm up with the baby ;)

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    1. I remember being up with my babies - time to cherish...and time to browse the computer! I wish I could fax you a piece of the cheesecake! :)

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  9. I had to look very quickly...I know I will get hungry...I just went back and looked again! Oh No...This is one amazing dessert table!

    Annette

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    1. I warned you, you are going to get hungry! LOL

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