Thursday, October 22, 2009

Engagement Party Treats

Tyler and I celebrated our engagement with a few of our friends down here in Southern California and I of course had to create a mini dessert spread :)

Thank you to Byron for taking photos of my desserts!!!

First up... Mini Chocolate cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting and Salted Caramel
(all my favorite things in one little bite)

Next... a local Hawaiian treat, Mini Haupia Pie (normally, graham cracker crust, haupia and chocolate pudding... but in my version I replaced the chocolate pudding with chocolate ganache)

Pecan Bars... I love pecan pie and I love these Pecan Bars!!! I piped a monkey tail fern design on the bars with chocolate ganache.

Mini Vanilla Buttermilk cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

And Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes with a Vanilla Glaze

I am so sorry for the bad picture quality, my camera just doesn't take good photos of food. If anyone out there has any recommendations of a good camera, please let me know. And if you have any advice to give on taking pictures of food, I'd like to hear them! Thank you!

Until next time, happy baking!


P.S. I wanted to add a few extra pictures...
meet two of my closest friends, Bryon and Aaron... they decided to take my mini cupcakes aka cuppies and dip them in the chocolate fountain :)

adding to the chocolate cupcake, peanut butter frosting and salted caramel...

You gotta love it!