Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Need to pick your brain...

Ok, I need some blogger brain power...

~Anybody know of any good blogs about flowers/floral design? DIY stuff/inspiration type posts are preferred.

~I need help converting a normal size pie recipe into small tartlet type thingys. Anybody a baker here? 

~Anybody from KY {or anywhere for that matter} want to share their favorite Derby party recipes? I've got a very Southern menu right now, but I need more dishes I think!

~Also, I can't possibly have as many Julep cups as people, so what should I use instead? I would love to be able to get away with using plastic cups, but I think I probably need to use glass. I have about 75 stemless glasses that I usually use for the bar at my parties, but I would love to be able to toss them in the trash at the end of the day. Isn't half the fun of a Julep is that the cup/glass gets all icy?

Ok, that's all for now...

6 comments:

Veiled Vows said...

Saipua is the best -http://www.saipua.blogspot.com/

There was also a DIY flower arranging thing at Real Simple today, I think.

Ally -- Onyx & Alabaster said...

Twig & Thistle: mini hand-held pies

What about this? You can use your own recipe, but just make it into a mini hand-held pie... so cute!

Otherwise, I don't think you need to alter a recipe in order to make smaller pies. Just make the crust and shape it into mini pans, then fill... be sure to keep an eye on it when it's cooking. If you're nervous about baking times/temps, check here (Food Network), or here. I also found this mini "derby" pie recipe. Good luck!

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

what about renting the Mint Julep cups? You can have all the cups you need/want, and don't have to wash or figure out storage for them? Just a thought - what fun, thinking of a derby party!

Stephanie said...

Martha Stewart's wedding site has some good DIY floral centerpiece projects that could easily convert to parties :)

Adrienne said...

I've got a stellar vanilla custard recipe that works great for large tarts or minis. Top it with any fruit you want and glaze it with melted jelly (apple or apricot is best).

And stick to graham cracker crusts that you can get in tins at the grocery store. It's a lot less headache than pie crusts (unless you have a bakery do them for you).

If you want the custard recipe let me know, you know how to find me!

Adrienne said...

PS the custard recipe is quite perfected by yours truly so I don't think you'll have a problem with it, however you'll want to do it in an enamal (sp?) pot like a le cruset or something of the sort!