Recently our Food & Beverage Director started serving mini desserts in the restaurant. They are so darn cute.
While looking for bases for my cupcake cloche, I came across some tiny little liqueur glasses and decided to make something out of a cake I had in the refrigerator.
I cut two little strips of the citrus cake and stuck them in the glass.
I melted a teaspoon of orange marmalade and spooned it over the top.
Since it was Halloween, I had some mini KitKat bars and I split one in half and stuck it in the glass.
YUM! It is just big enough to satisfy a sweet craving, yet small enough that you aren't wasting a ton of calories. I think it would be a great way to serve dessert at a dinner party. You might even make two or three different minis and serve them all. Your guests would get a small dose of three different desserts. How fun would that be? They would also be great on a Christmas buffet alongside the other regular sized desserts.
If any of you make any, please let me know what you made. I love to get new ideas!
Sometimes I just don't have the time to set a full dining table.
It was a very busy hectic weekend getting all the deck planters cut down and ready to retire for the upcoming winter.
I took some of the flowers that still looked nice and made this arrangement at the end of my kitchen counter. My mother-in-law gave us some nice red "torpedo" tomatoes and I incorporated them with my onions, squash, pumpkin and turkey.
I will enjoy this "counterscape" for the next few days.
If you don't have the time or inclination to set a full table, you, too, may enjoy just creating a little bit of autumn appreciation on your countertop.
This is a spin off blog from my main one where I showcase only the different tablescapes I do.
"Tablescaping" to me just means creatively setting a dinner table or arranging a side table. I especially like to do it in the summer, so I can incorporate my flowers. I collect both dishes and mid-century tablecloths. I have enough of each that I can have a lot of fun playing. I rarely set a table with all the same china, glassware, etc. I like to mix and match (there really is no fun involved in simply setting out an expensive matched set of "good" china, is there?) I love the challenge of designing a unique table with just a little cash and a lot of creativity.
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