Post Shower Munchings
Apr. 30, 2013 8:47 am
Updated: May 1, 2013 3:14 am
Whew, made it through Sev's Bridal Shower on Saturday! It was great, just a lot of work. For the most part I loved it since cooking and party planning are my specialties. The cake pops however decided to give me fits and took waaaaay more time that I planned
on. I really should have done them ahead but instead put them off until Friday. Having seen everyone rave about the Merckens candy melts I decided to try them instead of Wilton, big mistake. I've never had a problem with the Wilton melts but the Merckens just
wouldn't melt down or thin out enough (even with paramount crystals) and they took forever to set up. The yellow was so lumpy I ended up dumping it out and melting down a new bag but with the same results. Luckily my drizzle and sprinkle the tops technique
hides a multitude of imperfections and everybody loved them anyway. Next time I'm sticking with Wilton which are cheaper, easier to find and more effective. I'm also going to make and freeze them in advance.
The other biggest hits at the party were the Strawberry Spinach Salad and Caprese Bites that I threw together at the last minute. They weren't even on the original menu that we planned. The tea sandwiches in tuna, deviled ham and cucumber were not very popular
so I probably won't make those again. The mini cheesecakes went very well, though I ate most of them myself. Mindy was concerned because her crab stuffed mushrooms didn't disappear
right away but Mom and Sev pretty much polished them off afterwards. My bacon balsamic deviled eggs and artichoke dip as well as our beautiful sugar cookies also got rave reviews. Personally I am enjoying Mindy's spinach dip. Mom's watermelon basket
fruit salad was adorable. We also had homemade ranch, veggies, pita chips, chicken wild rice salad and punch. All in all it was a good day with lots of good food!