Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Edible Place Cards: delicious and pretty



I am planning a party. I have been living in my little condo for almost 5 years and I have yet to have a party. First reason was, my roommate didn't want one. Then when he moved out, I just never got around to it.

Well, now I'm trying to get around to it. I'm looking for inspiration. I am a creative, happy to home-make kind of girl. I put lots of effort into the things I do because I want people to feel special; appreciated. As I get older and busier, I don't always have 2 months to give to planning and creating so easy is what I like. 

That is what is so special about this find for Edible Place Cards:

Remember that old Betty Crocker jingle inviting consumers to “bake someone happy”? Well, your guests are guaranteed to approach your next breakfast, brunch or lunch party with big smiles on their faces when they encounter their names emblazoned in ... dough.

To make the kind of edible place card shown here, simply insert some basic choux dough (the light pastry dough used to make profiteroles, beignets and eclairs) into a pastry bag, pipe out the names of each guest in script and bake them all on a non-stick pan for no more than 10 minutes. (Take the nameplates out of the oven when they’re golden, not brown.)

After letting them cool – you can bake them the night before – set them on each plate as you would a place holder. Guests, at the risk of spoiling their appetites, may be tempted to take a bite immediately; the pastry can also saved for dipping into après-meal coffee or espresso. 

Amazing! I love it!

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