Hello lovely foodie friends! Yes, I have been away for awhile! I must confess to you that Mrs. Piccadilly finds the end of the year at her house to be very chaotic! When that happens, my poor blog suffers from lack of attention! My daughter Abbie had a birthday right in the middle of Christmas and New Years and I want to show you some of the pictures from her party.
Please forgive the photos, the party was at night and I had a hard time getting them right!
I had fun making all the pretty sweets. These are raspberry tarts. I bought some raspberry filling for the cake and had some left over so I piped some in my ready made tart shells and topped them off with a swirl of pink whipped cream and a sugar flower!
Here's a closeup. They turned out really pretty I thought!
Next, I made some Rose Scented Meringues. I used my favorite 1M Wilton Tip, and piped them in rose shapes, then sprinkled them with some pink sprinkles. They were yummy!
I wanted to have French Macarons, but I didn't plan ahead and didn't have any aged egg whites. The meringues were almost as pretty!
For Christmas, I asked Santa to bring me some french Pink Champagne Biscuits. I was so excited! I thought they would look pretty on Abbie's pink sweets buffet. I tied them in pairs with some pretty pink sparkly rik rak that I had and put them on my sweet vintage plate. So pretty, don't you think?
This Marie Antoinette inspired dessert is what Southern Living calls a "French Cream". I have had the recipe for ages in my notebook, and finally had a reason to give it a try! The photo from the magazine had their dessert decorated with crystallized flowers. I'll try to take a picture of it and post it here later. It is a tangy dessert which includes cream cheese, heavy cream, and sour cream!! I thought the recipe would also look lovely in little individual molds, which I will try later.
This was Abbie's birthday cake. I used a basic vanilla cake recipe from Southern Living, filled it with raspberry filling and lemon swiss buttercream, and topped it with swirls of lemon buttercream. I have got to learn to "crumb coat" better because the cake turned out with waaaaaay too much buttercream! It was funny, but it tasted good!
Again, I used my Wilton 1M tip to pipe rose swirls on the cake. I am by no means a cake decorator and am really clueless when it comes to cakes, but I'm getting the hang of that one technique! LOL
Here's a peek inside!
Can you say Sugar Overload?!!
I really didn't like the way the table looked with the wallpaper behind it. I have been drooling over all these beautiful dessert buffets on the internet and thought I'd give it a go, but I think a solid background would have been better.
(photo via Pinterest)
It was a fun birthday party with enough pink in it to satisfy Abbie. I think Marie Antoinette would feel right at home don't you?! Thanks for stopping by!