January 25, 2012

Recipe of the Day: Nutter Butter Bars

Nutter Butter Bars
*Makes one 9×13 pan*  
For the Crust:
One package of Nutter Butter cookies
6 Tbsp melted butter
  • Step:1 Preheat oven to 325.  
  • Step:2 Crush cookies in food processor until you have fine crumbs. 
  • Step:3 Combine cookie crumbs with melted butter. 
  • Step:4 Press into the bottom of a greased 9×13 pan. Bake for 6 minutes.   
Peanut butter filling:
1 cup peanut butter
2 cups powdered sugar
½ cup softened butter
1 tsp vanilla
  • Step:1 Combine all ingredients using a hand mixer. Beat together until smooth. 
  • Step:2 Layer mixture on top of cooled crust.  
Chocolate topping:
  • Step:1 In your microwave melt 1 ½ cups chocolate chips and if you want even extra peanut butter flavor add a heaping spoonful of peanut butter! Melt for 30 seconds, stir and continue in 30 second intervals until smooth. 
  • Step:2 Pour melted mixture on top of your peanut butter layer. Let completed bars sit for at least an hour to harden up. 
Feel free to add a few mini Nutter Butters for garnish on top.
Serve to all your peanut butter and chocolate loving friends! 
Recipe taken from Keep It Sweet blog

January 20, 2012

Favorite Party Item: Marshmallow Desserts

The Marshmallow Studio is quite possibly one of the cutest companies! They capitalized on marshmallow creations by taking imagination and mixing it with sugar and fluff!! They're "Yummy as Dessert and Adorable as Decor".

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January 19, 2012

Birthday in a Box

Birthday in a Box is like having your own personal party planner: YOURSELF. They make planning a kid's birthday party so simple in but three (3) easy steps:

1) Choose a Theme
2) Personalize It
3) Add Party Favors

I love the selections of themes they have! Moreover, they provide you with different tabs to order additional items such as invitations, party favors, personalized items, decorations, and MORE! It's your ONE-STOP shop so you don't miss out on any important details.

If you use Birthday in a Box you're sure to have an impressionable party!

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Save the Cake!

Sometimes worrying about the perfect cake can by a drag! Half the time you are left with leftovers and you end up taking in 2,000 more calories than you wanted to by trying to "get rid" of it.

This is why I think cupcake towers are the best solution!

*My friend, Joleen, and her cupcake tower filled with cupcakes from Retro Bakery in Las Vegas, NV.

I love cupcake towers because they can be filled with bite-size cupcake delights perfect for the little kiddies and their small appetites...

The Little Cupcakery

to cute standard size cupcakes!

Having a cupcake tower as your cake is an excellent way to provide a variety of flavors and styles of cake to your guests. You can even be creative and find ways to apply it to your theme through cupcake toppers, fondant designs, and different uses of icing!

I think my favorite part would be dressing up the actual cupcake tower! Click here to see how you can make your very own cupcake tower!

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January 16, 2012

Cake of the Day!

I'll take an order of a caramel frappuCUPCAKE with extra whip ICING. Today's 'Cake of the Day' features some amazing Starbucks inspired cupcakes....I die!

Pictures taken from: Dress My Cupcake

How To Decorate a Birthday Dinner: Red, Purple, & Black theme

I am a huge advocate in basing the decorations for your party off of main colors you choose to represent your party be it in conjunction with the theme or tone of the party. It really helps to piece the food and decor together when you have main colors to work off of.

Earlier this month my friend asked me to decorate for her mother-in-laws birthday dinner. I was happy for the opportunity and asked for one piece of information, "What three colors would you like me to work with?" My friend said, "Red, black, & purple". RED, BLACK, & PURPLE it shall be!

Now, birthday dinners in a public restaurant can often be hard to do because you have to go in ready to quickly decorate since most of the time, restaurants will only let you come in a couple minutes before your set reservation (unless it is a private dining area, in which case the earlier you set up the better)! With that in mind, I had to think "BASIC yet BOOM!". "Basic yet Boom" means, something easy to set up, yet stands out. With that being said, I chose to incorporate a burlesque theme with the colors by using masks, feathers, balloons, crystals, and cute centerpieces.

To make the long table set-up look small and intimate I used table cloth that matched the theme colors along with balloons tied to each chair. What a way to draw the best attention to the party too!

Note: It is always best to have extra hands to speed up the decor process so make sure you have someone there to help. Moreover, be sure to let the restaurant know that you will be decorating your dinner table so that they have the tables cleared and not set (this caused a bit of a delay for us because the servers and host had to clear the table they had just set for us! Eek!)

All in all, dinner parties are fun and easy to set up as long as you know what direction you'll be taking with the decor. The key things to remember are main colors and the "Basic yet Boom" approach.

Signed, sealed, & delivered!

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Cake of the Day!

I walked out of church yesterday and I was welcomed by a big WHITE scene: SNOW!!

Since I didn't grow up in snow, you can imagine how excited I was to see this sight! The snow inspired me sooo much, that today's 'Cake of the Day' is called the "Glittery Snowflake" made from Jenna Rae Cakes.

This cake is so elegant and was tastefully presented much like many of Jenna Rae Cakes designer cakes. The very unique thing about Jenna Rae Cakes is that she doesn't just want to give you a cake; she wants to give you a cake package!

Not only can she make you an amazing cake, but it can include extra desserts from cupcakes to cake pops to mini size custom cakes! Of course, she is also willing to work with your ideas to customize your dessert table to YOUR liking.

If I can "have my snow and eat it too", I'm good to go ;-)

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January 4, 2012


Okay, so now that I've got your attention, look what I found!

This is the absolute cutest way for you to personalize your child's next birthday party. Choose a theme, upload a photo, and your child will most certainly be the center of attention at his or her party ;-)

I can't get over how many party supplies you can personalize right down to plates!

Your child could be the next princess...

Dr. Suess...

or low down, dirty Cowboy! The possibilities are endless!

Check out all the themes you can choose from at CelebrateExpress!

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January 3, 2012

1st New Year's Eve Bash

I have never hosted my own NYE party so this year I decided to have it on my rooftop and it was a blast! The best part was finding decor for it!! Of course, I used Party @ Display & Costume for most of my decor and found a cute, basic NYE printable that was FREE from the TomKat Studio. Take a look at the pics! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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January 1, 2012

Cake of the Day!

Ringing in the new year with this PRETTY Cake of the Day! I guess your cake can get all done up too ;-)

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