The First Annual Festival of Desserts

The Ultimate Dessert Tray
Every now and then, you come up with a really cool idea but do not realize how big it will be until you do it. I recently hosted the 1st Annual “Festival of Desserts” and it was quite well received. Besides collecting music, I enjoy baking. I am often listening to good music while baking. For the festival, I made 11 different desserts including egg nog rum cake, sweet potato pound cake, McNannygocious pound cake, red velvet cake, oatmeal raisin cookies, and butter cookies. Even though many goody bags were taken home, I had enough leftovers to make two trays for a holiday party the next day. I wanted to make a three layer yellow cake with chocolate frosting but that would have been overkill. When I told my mom I was doing this, she said “you are having some food, right?” Thanks to js and af for bringing the great chicken and also the mashed potatoes and gravy that hardened as the night went on. I had a great time and may do this again next year but maybe not as many desserts. We will also have hot apple cider next year since I got some mulling spices from Williams-Sonoma for Christmas. I have included a few pictures from the festival to tempt your taste buds…enjoy!!!
P.S. More recipes to follow….
Hershey’s Best Brownies/Banana Chocolate Walnut Brownies
Cranberry Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pecan Tarts
Egg Nog Rum CakeSweet Potato Pound CakeOatmeal Raisin CookiesRed Velvet Cake

9 thoughts on “The First Annual Festival of Desserts

  1. Those pictures look look great, and I know that they tasted as well as the looked. I have had your butter cookies, which you should be selling at a store, which would be the greatest.

  2. Waah, missed the event! Thanks for posting the pics and recipes. I don’t think there were too many desserts, so I vote for more, not less.
    Two bottles of red food coloring for the Red Velvet Cake? Yow.

  3. oooooooooooooh such a good idea. i had a cheese party a couple years ago, but -dessert- oooooh that’s good. i’m salivating over the idea of all the leftovers from what people brought. i’m gonna have to make that red velvet cake for the boy, he’s always mentioning red velvet cake this, red velvet cake that, and i have no idea what he’s talking about as the red velvet cake and i are unacquainted. happy new year to you j.

  4. okay james – this is not funny! Are you trying to tell me the only way I’m going to experience these desserts are through pictures and the receipe you gave me????…..okay, time to hook me up (hint: bd is 1/19)!

  5. oh lawd hammercy! how is a sistah suppose to loose weight lookin’ at those picture???
    I am makin that sweet potatoe pound cake this weekend!

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