Monday, March 29, 2010

The Weekend Report: Dessert Party - Take 4!

We did it again. And it was glorious!

Just a little over a year ago, one of my fabulous friends came up with an idea that has been rocking our world ever since. Dessert Party. Why didn’t we think of this earlier? (Refer back to this post to learn the Dessert Party rules.)

Since that moment of staggering genius, we have now had 4 dessert parties. Four times we have exchanged countless emails planning our desserts. Four times we have gone into near-hysterics in excitement the night before. Four times we have donned our spandex in anticipation of the dessert food-baby to come. Four times we have loaded plate after plate with a variety of such sweet goodness seldom seen in one location. And four times we have laid on the floor, sugar-coma’ed to the max.

The first Dessert Party was for Erin (of the Cake Flavoring Oil) and Ellie's (of my beautiful blog banner) 21st birthday.  Some people drink…we eat cake. Then I hosted one to celebrate my graduation. You may remember, back in October, I trekked to Boston for the sole purpose of eating absurd quantities of cake in honor of Jess’s birthday. And finally, as the year comes full-circle, I again traveled to Boston for Erin and Ellie’s birthday. Each Dessert Party has been unique (we don’t waste time with repeats)...and all have been awesome.

This time, I made German Chocolate Whoopie Pies (more on that tomorrow).

Jess made THE Red Velvet White Chocolate Cheesecake (we have been ogling this recipe for months!)

Erin bought a cake from Sweet Cupcakes, and made a Sugar Cookie Cake.

What else? Well…

Oreo Ice Cream Cake

Pecan Pie

Strawberry Cake

Chocolate Angel Food Cake

Almond Butter Cookies


As we lolled around the apartment, declaring that we couldn’t possibly fit in another bite…in walked a gorgeous orange cheesecake. OMG. I waited almost a half-hour…then went for it. I mean, how could I resist something so beautiful? And it was totally worth the border-line sugar-sickness. Mmmmmmmm.

Not that I usually advocate for gluttony…but we do work out a lot…and well, sometimes you just have to do it. As I’ve explained before: Dessert Party = no limits and no judgement! Yum!



  1. Cake party: an inspirational idea. You were correct though in a previous post where you mentioned that guys prefer pies. Not that I can pretend to speak for all guys, but face it: pies kick butt. A nice pie with a thin flakey crust and lots of tastey filling is like a cake, but with only the frosting. :-)

    Sounds like a good time.

  2. Mollie!

    OMG! How have I NOT known about this before now! May I please, please, please, please, please get in on this sometime in the future especially if I end up in living in Boston again (a very real possibility!) This is the best thing ever. I am CRAVING cake right now, but nothing beats homemade. and ICING! yes please! I heart Erin and Jess' love of icing.

    Sigh, alas I would def need to live in a city to partake in such a day so i can make sure to walk it all of later. But, the idea of spandex and cake eating = awesome! (that doesn't even describe it).

    Oh and the pie thing with yeah I have begun to realize this too....I'm thinking an official poll might need to be called on and seriously?!? I mean nothing beats cake...not even pie - now I"m thinking what is fabulous about cake, what is fabulous about pie? I think someone needs to put those two together and make like a capkie.

    Thanks for this awesome post! and yay for the Examiner position!