Open House Desert for a crowd
**Dessert** not desert. I'm so ashamed.
I need dessert ideas for a birthday party that will be sort of an open house set-up. So it needs to stay out a while. So I'm less sure about things like cheesecakes, tiramisu etc.
I'll probably make a couple batches of cupcakes.
But I was not sure what else.
We have food allergies and I pretty much have to make everything.
I was thinking of doing fondant, but I've not heard good things about those chocolate fountains. Anyone know differently?
Along with the cupcakes, I'd do a couple of batches of different bar cookies (depending on how many guests there are). Brownies, blondies, chocolate chip, lemon, snickerdoodle, etc. I almost always do bars instead of drop or roll-out cookies, mainly because I am impatient & would rather just throw one pan in the oven.
I don't like the fountains, but that is just me.
Desert ideas? like sand? Is this a dessert party or a desert party?
How about individual fruit tarts, or pies? They are easy to make in muffin tins (regular size, or the small, one-two bite size).
Some great cookies would be good, too.
A fruit platter with some dip would be nice as well.
If you can tolerate almonds, try biscotti (mandelbrot). My wife is of Italian heritage, so it's biscotti (twice baked). I took German as a language high school. Two different words for the same thing. The biscotti can sit out for hours without a problem.
What about doing some vanilla pound cake, serving slices with a variety of toppings that people can choose, like berries, cherries, caramel, lemon curd, chocolate sauce and whipped cream?
Not knowing what your family's allergies are, let me suggest:
Pecan Tassies (if nuts are out, there are plenty of fruit recipes)
Lemon curd in those pre-made filo shells with 3 blueberries on top, glazed with melted raspberry jelly (3 only because the shells are small and the odd number pleases the eye)
On a slightly savory note, Spanish perada (pear cheese or pear jelly) served with Manchego.