On Saturday night, my amazing sister-in-law hosted a charity party for an amazing organization called Rofeh Cholim Cancer Society, or RCCS. They are an incredible organization that provides an array of services for families in my community that are dealing with cancer, including financial support, emotional support, insurance subsidies and advocacy, tuition grants, and a lot more. For those who don’t know, they are currently holding a huge fundraising Chinese Auction, with local showings hosted by women in the community. My sister-in-law is awesome that way, so she hosted a showing of the auction in her neighborhood. Naturally, I stepped in to bake.
I figured I would show y’all what I made, for two reasons. Firstly, I have gotten some excellent feedback on my previous party posts, so if it helps someone planning a party, I am thrilled to post and help you out. (That’s me, Ms. Helpful. Didn’t you know?) But I have another reason, and that is, that I really hope you will consider clicking over to the RCCS website and making a donation. You can donate directly, or purchase tickets for their Chinese Auction. Personally, I put in for the trip to Israel. And the cash. Note: I do not get anything for referring you to the site, but it’s a very worthy cause so I hope you will donate!
Anyway, here’s the dessert table:
Let’s start at the left.
First, there’s mini chocolate cupcakes. Really basic recipe. Here’s one you can use. It’s hard to see from the picture, but I baked half in bright red cupcake liners, and half in bright blue. Then I colored half of the frosting yellow and half green, and alternated based on the liner color. Oh, by the way, for the frosting I used my new favorite frosting, which is the marshmallow frosting from my Snickerdoodle Cupcakes. Great texture and it pipes really nicely. As usual, I piped the frosting with a Wilton 1M tip.
Next, we have mini cheesecakes. I haven’t posted this recipe, but I need to, because they are super delicious, and everyone goes crazy for them. I put a homemade strawberry sauce on top of them, just to make them more delicious.
Next to the cheesecakes I have cookies that I rolled in colorful sugar. I actually used a different dough, but if you want to make these, try the dough from this cookie recipe.
Behind those, in the cookie jars, I have some new, soon to be featured either here or on my magazine column cookies. They were awesome, that’s all I’m sayin’.
Next to those are the muffins baked by someone else. Because I wouldn’t bake plain ole chocolate chip muffins now, would I? Behind them though, are the amazing Pecan Pie Topped Fudge Pies. Remember those? Yeah, they are awesome.
Next to that we had fruit. For poor dieting souls like me. Yep, I couldn’t (and didn’t!) eat any of this stuff!
And then behind it we had one of my favorite things: Mini Red Velvet Bundt Cakes! With Cream Cheese Glaze! I know, awesome, right? Here’s a close up, to help you drool:
Lastly on this table, there were adorable looking mint truffles. I totally forgot to put them out, then just as the guests were coming I pulled them out and stuck ’em on the table. Whew.
Now, let’s move on to the next table. I thought this was super cool, and so did the guests:
Yep, a DIY Hot Cocoa Bar! I think the picture is pretty self explanatory. It looked super cool, don’tcha think?
And lastly, I made a “door prize” for the guests to take home. Again, these need their own post, but here is a sneak preview:
The theme for the event is Twister (think Life’s Twists and Turns), so I figured this decor worked well! I did these with fondant, and will post a step by step tutorial soon.
Anyway, hope you get inspired for your next party, and hope you all consider a contribution!
Thanks for stopping by! Come back soon, I have a fabulous (and healthy!) recipe to share. Oh, and don’t forget to enter my cookbook giveaway! -Miriam