bridal shower for 30
I am baking the desserts for a bridal shower that is 3 hours away on a sunday morning. so I need baked goods that can be done (or mostly done) the night before, and hold up in the car. I've always served in my home, so travel wasn't an issue. I am thinking cupcakes instead of big cakes for easy service, and its trendy now. but I need help- what else should I make that will withstand an overnight sit and a 3 hour cartrip. chowhounds, help!
I think Cupcakes is a great idea. What I've seen at several bakeries and a few supermarkets is an arrangement of cupcakes which is then frosted like a cake. Picture a couple dozen cupcakes arranged on a tray into a circle, then the tops frosted together as thought was one height challenged cake...
Another idea is to make petit fours, or, if you're doing a whole cake, use fondant instead of frosting. The fondant will seal the cake, keeping it from getting stale overnight, and it will travel better than a buttercream frosting. You can make fondant or gumpaste decorations and for travel, place them on toothpicks wedged into a foam block, then stabilize the block in the car...perhaps in a box and then strap the box win with a seatbelt.
Hi DCish! Here are some ideas:
Our local gourmet grocer is having their only sale (during the month of June) right now. I can assure you that
(1) ANYTHING they have is as good as homemade, and I do NOT say that lightly. Here are their bakery sale items: http://www.southernseason.com/ppf/id/.... You can have your dessert(s) shipped and mark that off your list. (and I love to bake, so I promise you that this will not have an icky-store-bought-taste
)(2) love cupcakes ideas! do something a little different like red-velvet cupcakes or carrot cake cupcakes with buttercream icing. or another cake and ice it with Tiffany-blue icing... something to just make them standout
(3) white chocolate-dipped rice crispie treats (you can put these on a decorative stick and make them even more special)
(4) go for a multi-tiered cake, frosted, and held together with dowels and serve each tier to make up for the # of guests you are serving
(5) Alton Brown's sugar cookie recipe + royal frosting. - make sure you roll the dough extra thick and after frosting, refrigerate the decorated cookies to make the royal frosting "set". These are delicious and easy! http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recip...
Decorate them with some gorgeous cookie decorations
(6) love the idea above re: maccaroons. reminds me of my Grandmamma! they are alway a hit!