Posts Tagged ‘Desserts’

10 FLORAL INSPIRED & FLORAL FLAVORED DESSERTS TO IMPRESS MOM WITH THIS MOTHER’S DAY

Indulge mom or the special woman in your life this mother’s day with an exceptional dessert!

Who doesn’t love flowers, right? I’ve rounded up a beautiful collection of 10 delectable desserts that are infused with a subtle floral flavor and others that highlight the spring season with its exquisite floral decorations! Celebrate the day and try out any of these recipes that your mom will appreciate.

‘Bouquet of Cupcakes’

via Candy Company

IMPRESS MOM THIS MOTHER'S DAY WITH A FLORAL INSPIRED & FLORAL FLAVORED DESSERTS

Edible flowers? YES! Surprise mom and bring her some edible springtime flowers by arranging them in a lovely bouquet.

 

‘Puff Pastry Nutella Apple Roses’

via hapa nom nom

IMPRESS MOM THIS MOTHER'S DAY WITH FLORAL INSPIRED & FLORAL FLAVORED DESSERTS

These rose-shaped desserts have all the ingredients that not only make them pretty but tasty as well!

 

Frosted Hydrangea Cupcakes

via Sugar and Charm

IMPRESS MOM THIS MOTHER'S DAY WITH FLORAL INSPIRED & FLORAL FLAVORED DESSERTS

Cupcakes to pretty to eat! Bring some springtime to the party by turning ordinary cupcakes into gorgeous hydrangeas with easy frosted decorating tips.

 

‘Rosé Champagne Mug Cake’

via Kirbie’s Cravings

IMPRESS MOM THIS MOTHER'S DAY WITH FLORAL INSPIRED & FLORAL FLAVORED DESSERTS

A celebration with champagne is always a good idea and it doesn’t get any better when you add it in your dessert! Presenting this cake in a champagne glass adds a touch of elegance!

 

‘Rosemary Lavender Cake’

via Sprinkles for Breakfast

IMPRESS MOM THIS MOTHER'S DAY WITH FLORAL INSPIRED & FLORAL FLAVORED DESSERTS

Oh, how I love the subtle perfumed flavor of lavender. I imagine this cake will have your taste buds delighted as you feel you are transported to the English countryside!

 

‘Rose Meringues’

via Le Petit Eats

IMPRESS MOM THIS MOTHER'S DAY WITH FLORAL INSPIRED & FLORAL FLAVORED DESSERTS

A few drops of rose water turns any dessert into a delicacy. I love how simple and sweet these pale blush rose-shaped meringues look!

 

‘Peony Vanilla Cake’

via Preppy Kitchen

IMPRESS MOM THIS MOTHER'S DAY WITH FLORAL INSPIRED & FLORAL FLAVORED DESSERTS

Now, who doesn’t love peonies?! Especially when it’s a large bloom decorated on a classic vanilla cake! This individual-sized cake is perfect to package in a box, tied with a bow.

 

‘Orange Blossom Macarons with Raspberry Rose Jam’

via A Cookie Named Desire

IMPRESS MOM THIS MOTHER'S DAY WITH FLORAL INSPIRED & FLORAL FLAVORED DESSERTS

Oh, the combination of flavors in these macarons have me craving to try this recipe right away! Add these onto a beautiful tray to gift to your mom and add decorate by sprinkling a few rose petals and if you can get your hands on an orange blossom flower to place in the center – you have made a beautiful presentation!

 

‘Sugar Cookie Flower Pots with Strawberry Roses’

via Somewhat Simple

IMPRESS MOM THIS MOTHER'S DAY WITH FLORAL INSPIRED & FLORAL FLAVORED DESSERTS

Does your mom love to garden? Well these sugar cookie flower pots will surely bring a smile to her face! Get creative by  packaging these cuties in a picket fence planter box.

 

‘Flower Pot Cookies’

via The Gunny Sack

IMPRESS MOM THIS MOTHER'S DAY WITH FLORAL INSPIRED & FLORAL FLAVORED DESSERTS

Perfect for spring…another fun recipe and easy DIY are these adorable and fun flower pot cookies with bright pops of color!

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Create a Holiday Dessert Station: CHRISTMAS COOKIES & HOT COCO

Holiday Cookies and Hot Coco Bar

While visiting my sister in New Jersey this past weekend, we worked together to create this fun and festive set up that displays decorated Christmas cookies and hot chocolate. We decided to convert her front entrance foyer table as a holiday dessert station. It’s a great way to welcome guests as they come in from the cold and while their coats are taken to be hung, they instantly warm up as they are greeted in with a display of hot coco and cookies!

Holiday Dessert Station

We used a large square cake pedestal to display the larger decorated Christmas cookies and a smaller tray for the smaller-sized cookies. These cute deer dessert plates were laid out individually for guests to easily grab one to place their cookies on. I used one of my favorite recipes to make the hot chocolate that included flavored lavender milk. We topped half of the hot chocolate with these adorable “Marshmallow Snowman” and the other cups were topped off with whipped cream and mini gingerbread sprinkles.

Holiday Dessert Station

We added string lights and a welcoming blackboard sign.

Holiday Dessert Station

Whether you’re planning on a holiday dinner gathering with dessert after, a cookie exchange party or simply inviting your neighbors or friends for a holiday treat, set up a holiday dessert station instead of placing your items on the dinner table or kitchen island.  Add a few festive touches like seasonal flowers, trays, dishes and decor pieces, and you are set!

Pictures + Styling via Rose Angel Lopez / Flower Arrangement via JoAnn DiGiacinto, Inspiration in Stages

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THANKSGIVING FOOD + TABLE INSPIRATION

Thanksgiving Dinner Inspiration

With Thanksgiving being only a couple of weeks away, it’s no wonder I found myself scouring the web for inspiration. I like to add a new recipe (or two) to my holiday menu and who can’t be inspired by a well dressed Thanksgiving tablescape?!  So as you prepare for the big feast, below are links to kickstart your holiday planning!

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Thanksgiving Table via Sarah Sherman Samuel 

Spiced Pumpkin and Chocolate Cake with Maple Cinnamon Mascarpone Frosting via Vikalinka

Sweet Potato Cheesecake with Bourbon Whipped Cream via Shared Appetite

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Floral bouquets via Ruby & The Wolf

Herb Turkey Rub via Dixie Crystals

Rosemary Roasted Carrots via Oh My Veggies

Thanksgiving decorated bar cart via Glitter Guide

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BERRY bites

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From mini pies, tiny tarts to dainty cakes, there is something about miniature desserts that seem adorably delicious! I really enjoyed how these ‘Berry bites’ not only looked but how light and refreshing they tasted as well.

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I altered this recipe just a bit by using bite size Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Cups instead of making my own pie crust (I am all about easy semi-homemade recipes). I love the flaky layered texture of puff pastry and top it off with fresh raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, garnish with mint sprigs and a side of whipped cream and you have the perfect party style miniature dessert!

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Enjoy!

-Images by Rose Angel

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10 SPRING INSPIRED SWEETS

Almost to good to eat, take a look at these 10 Spring Inspired Sweets. Perhaps inspired by springtime gardens, the flower decorations sets a sweet tone on these delightful treats. This roundup just makes my eyes happy!

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-Images {left column}: Mint Flower Cookies // Nicky Grant ‘Peach Sweet Pea individual cake’ // Butterflies and Flowers Cookies //  Posy of Spring Flowers Cake

{middle column}: Poppy-shaped Lemon Cookies // Pastry Studio Peach Flower Cupcakes

{right column}: Bobbette and Belle Mini Cake // ‘The It Girl’ by Connie Cupcake via Collin Cowie Weddings // Lulu’s Sweet Secrets ‘Rose Cookies’ // Lulu’s Sweet Secrets hand painted cookies

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