z man’s birthday party a few weeks ago was a success!!
i was able to pull together a lunch consisting of one 5 foot turkey sandwich, strawberry spinach salad with poppy seed dressing, jones soda, cupcakes, chips, madeleine cookies, cake, etc..
it was a lot of work, but fun!
we gave lollipops to the kiddos as a favor and little packages of madeleine cookies for the adults.
here’s the break down on the recipes i used. [well, for most of it.]
*birthday cake recipe. here. [very good. a little dry]
*lemon curd center. this was awesome. i could eat that stuff alone. i found the lemon curd recipe here and she found it here.
*for blue the frosting. i used the vanilla buttercream recipe from sprinkles. [don’t think i can share as i’m sure it’s copyrighted, but just buy a can of sprinkles mix at williams sonoma and you can get the recipe there.]
*for white piped frosting + cupcakes i used a marshmellow buttercrem. click here. good, but can melt easily.
* madeleine cookie recipe here. i had to look one up last minute as my mom was out of town and she has a great recipe she made growing up. so, next time i’ll definately use hers. the ones i made were good, but not quite sweet enough.
* strawberry spinach salad. i’ll have to share that recipe another time when i can get a pic. this maybe my favorite salad and i’m seriously thinking about to go all grandma on you and keep it to the grave. but, i’ll have to share sometime as it was shared with me. oh, and i also made some cute tissue pom poms to hang from the ceiling from directions i found from martha stewart. get them here.
oh, and see my little cakes stands? remember when i made them here? try it, it’s fun.