Hi everyone! I'm in desperate need of recipe help. I need to make a…

watermelon love
Posted on 07/10/2012 by msu_insomniac
Hi everyone! I'm in desperate need of recipe help. I need to make a dessert for a girls birthday party and the theme is "Pink Pink Pink"! The catch is no cake, and no cupcakes. Obviously, the more over the top PINK, girly, sparkly, glittery, etc. the better!

Thanks all!
Page 1 of 2
<<[1] [2] >>
hisietari 10th-Jul-2012 04:50 pm (UTC)
Jelly? Strawberry blancmange? Strawberry milkshakes? Anything involving ice cream? Funnily cut-up fruit?
msu_insomniac 10th-Jul-2012 04:55 pm (UTC)
Crap... I forgot to mention we live in Texas the weather is insanely hot (it's an outdoor party). So I'll have to stay away from ice cream / milk shakes that will melt, and would like to stay away from things that don't do well in the heat (like fruit). Sorry! Jelly MIGHT be ok?
ma_ee_uh 10th-Jul-2012 05:00 pm (UTC)
No cake, no cupcakes, no ice cream??

Uhhh ... OK ... what about rice krispie treats made with pink marshmallows ... or you can make vanilla pudding with a drop of red food coloring to make it pink?
ma_ee_uh 10th-Jul-2012 05:09 pm (UTC)
Oh, I just realized cookies are OK ... sugar cookies with food coloring would work .... or (pink) iced sugar cookies.
mavinmaverick 10th-Jul-2012 05:01 pm (UTC)
How soon do you need this, and how is the humidity? I know of a couple potential candy recipes, but one of them would require low humidity (hot doesn't matter as much).

There are plenty of pink cookies as well, incorporating cherries and berries. And food coloring can make just about anything pink.

Or you could go the easy route and make tons of pink lemonade. LOL
msu_insomniac 10th-Jul-2012 05:06 pm (UTC)
Not until Sunday afternoon! Humidity has actually been bearable, and I don't think will be a factor.
(no subject) - Anonymous
msu_insomniac 10th-Jul-2012 05:46 pm (UTC)
I love these!!
squid_ink 10th-Jul-2012 05:11 pm (UTC)
I don't touch the stuff but... Pink jello?

there are a couple of recipes, not sure what floats your boat
slian_martreb 10th-Jul-2012 05:13 pm (UTC)
Would a cake pop count as cake?
msu_insomniac 10th-Jul-2012 05:42 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, yes. The reason I can't do cake is that there will already be a birthday cake AND custom made cupcakes, so anything I add to that will be redundant.
unsafetypin 10th-Jul-2012 05:28 pm (UTC)
Pink popcorn!.
Maybe brownie or cheesecake pops dipped in pink chocolate with pink sprinkles or sugar?
Pink candy apples or pink chocolate dipped/swirled caramel apples?
Pink lemonade bars, strawberry sandwich cookies (pink sugar cookies with strawberry buttercream sandwiched), rev velvet cheesecake brownies, pink chocolate dipped/sprinkled pretzel rods...
I have too many ideas, ha.
msu_insomniac 10th-Jul-2012 05:46 pm (UTC)
kezwick 10th-Jul-2012 05:28 pm (UTC)
Apologies, if these won't do, but I have a couple of suggestions.

This pavlova is certainly pink and sparkly. I suppose if you can't handle the fruit you could try a different topping, although fruit tends to be the better pavlova topping (you could even base an entirely different dessert just on the pink meringue part!)


If you just require something for the guests to nibble on, you could always make cake pops using pink candy coating and edible glitter, or use this cookie recipe and just use pink food colour:


If all else fails, you could always make marshmallow skewers.
msu_insomniac 10th-Jul-2012 05:42 pm (UTC)
Those cookies look perfect! Thanks!
nudrive 10th-Jul-2012 05:31 pm (UTC)
How about using candy melts? e.g. these cookie things
msu_insomniac 10th-Jul-2012 05:40 pm (UTC)
I'm afraid these would melt outside, but I am book marking that video to make for another day! YUM!
poppymuddyfoot 10th-Jul-2012 05:35 pm (UTC)
I used to make fairy wands for the little girls at my church by dipping the ends of pretzel or bread sticks in candy melts and then rolling them in colored sugars or sprinkles.
msu_insomniac 10th-Jul-2012 05:39 pm (UTC)
Ohhhhhhh... LOVE that idea! Nice and easy too! Thanks :)
cappyhead 10th-Jul-2012 06:01 pm (UTC)
Someone already suggested rice krispie treats, but I'm going to second the motion. They are easy to dye whatever color you like (you dye the marshmallow goo as it is melting in the pan, before adding the cereal), and easy to form into fun shapes. I've made two rice krispie treat rainbows in the past couple of years, for example, and they were always a big hit.
msu_insomniac 10th-Jul-2012 07:03 pm (UTC)
Interesting idea, I hadn't thought of that. I'm thinking I could even do double the pink... dye rice crispy treats pink then dip them in pink chocolate and sprinkles on the side? I've never dipped rice crispy treats in chocolate, but I have seen it done and it looks cool!
phyllis7609 10th-Jul-2012 07:14 pm (UTC)
There is a recipe using a box of Betty Crocker Cherry Chip cake mix. They're called cherry jubilee bars.

They are insanely sweet but really yummy. And very pink! :o)
If you keep the plate of these on a tray of ice (which is what I do when I set out cold dishes for picnics) or in a cooler until it's time to eat, they should do just fine, even in Texas.

doc__holliday 10th-Jul-2012 08:44 pm (UTC)
Jesus christ that looks amazing.
rosewein 10th-Jul-2012 07:54 pm (UTC)
doc__holliday 10th-Jul-2012 08:47 pm (UTC)
Pink frosted donuts?

Page 1 of 2
<<[1] [2] >>
This page was loaded Apr 24th 2018, 4:49 am GMT.