I decided to take on the task of catering for my ultra picky family and my fathers friends for his surprise 60th. While murphy’s law was definitely at play:
- The Dog Ate a Portion of My Cake ( No, Really that happened)
- Someone who shall remain nameless ( mommy dearest) misplaced the cookbook with quite a few of my recipes
- Pastry dough that was to be refrigerated was accidentally frozen ( mommy dearest) rendering it unusable
All that aside it worked out perfectly and I want to throw a HUGE thank you out to Sweet Lucy’s Bakery in Morristown NJ for the last minute order and amazing handling of a semi frantic phone call that went something like:
“Hi, due to a cake accident ( sure that’s what we’ll call it) I need 50 cupcakes or a cake made by this evening!…….. can you help….please? …….please?……”
Truly it worked out fabulously and I am SO grateful that the staff was able to accommodate with 50 delicious cupcakes ( all though we had a minor accident where a few of them toppled over- we lost 4 but that’s ok)
Here’s a snap shot of the menu:
Frank’s Surprise 60th Menu
Olive and Blue Cheese Stuffed Baby Peppers
Baked Brie with Raspberry Jam
Ham & Jarlsburg Stromboli
Mozzarella balls wrapped in Roasted Red Pepper
Spinach & Artichoke Pizza
Traditional Italian Platter with Meats, Fruits & Cheeses
Mini Candy Buffet
Wine & Champagne Bar
A HUGE thank you to Jessica Williamson for assisting and doing a beautiful job of serving and passing!
Sauteed Onions for the Meatballs!
Beef & Parsley
Beef, Parsley & Bread Crumbs
Beef,Parsley, Bread Crumbs & Eggs
Beef, Parsley, Bread Crumbs, Eggs, Salt, Pepper, Cumin, Cinnamon, & Dash of Coriander
Cooking my balls in the oven
Balls on a stick ready to go out
Baked Brie with Raspberry Jam & Ham/Jarlsburg Stromboli(should have made 3)
Stuffed Halved Baby Peppers with Olive Tapenade & Blue Cheese
Table scape: tri color gum balls in martini/margarita glasses with zebra napkins, black cocktail plates and the Cup Cake Tower went in the center!
Thank you to everyone who attended, the gracious compliments you paid me, all the support, love and help!
Mom, I still love you ❤