Has it ever happened to you? You know, you trip over the dog and drop the cake on the floor on your way to the dining room? The pudding didn’t firm up in the refrigerator like the recipe said it would? You realize too late that you forgot to turn the oven on? When having a dinner party, I ALWAYS make sure I have an alternative dessert…just in case someone doesn’t care for what I have made OR my dessert fails (for example, burns, falls on the floor, or whatever!). It does happen! If you have a big dessert table like I did for this cocktail party, you won’t have to worry if you ruin one of the desserts, there is always something else for guests to eat. This isn’t true for a dinner party, though! Everyone will have finished their delicious meal and is anticipating the dessert course…and it doesn’t come. Perhaps you made these pretty pavlovas only to discover you put the cream in too early and they have turned into a soggy mess. You can’t serve those, so what are you to do? Open up that freezer and get out that ice cream or sherbet that you made sure you stocked ahead of time!
|Strawberry ice cream.|
Dish up some wonderful ice cream and serve it up in some pretty little dishes and no one will be the wiser that the cake is sitting on the kitchen floor!
|Yummy! See how a cookie makes it more special?|
Add a fancy cookie or biscotti and you have upped your game again! A slice of fruit? A mint leaf from the pot on your windowsill? See how easy that was!
|A garnish makes a difference!|