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Sunday, January 22, 2012
Dessert Club - "Gadgets"
It seems like FOREVER since our last Dessert Club!!! This time we met to share all the creations we made with our gadgets from the November white elephant exchange. I have to say, I think this was one of the finest spreads we've ever had.
As we noshed, someone suggested we have all really elevated our desserts over the last year-plus that we've been in Dessert Club. I agree; I think we've mutually upped the ante, and there is only good to be gained from it. After two votes, we did manage to come up with a winner, but with two very close runners-up, and only to the consternation of those that think we should do away with the vote-and-prize, it being so subjective. I shot that down, mostly because I think it's fun to shop for the prize, and also because it makes someone's night special. But I don't know; would Dessert Club be as fun without a vote? We'll have to ponder that; in the meantime, check out what we made!
Frozen Pistachio Tarts (mine)
Gadget: Mini Tart Pans
Carrot Cake Cupcakes
Gadget: Salad Shooter (well, she wasn't at the exchange but she got a salad shooter for Christmas so decided to use it)
"Subway Cookies" (you know, the yummy chocolate-white-chocolate-chip ones you get at Subway)
Orange-Ginger-Carrot Donuts with White Chocolate Icing
Gadget: Donut pan
Chocolate Mint Torte (AMAZING!!!)
Gadget: herb shears (of all the...)
Cranberry Lime Scones (yes, those ones!)
Governor's Mansion Cookies
(no gadget - she wasn't at the exchange...all the better because then she could make just whatever she wanted and these cookies were AWESOME!)
Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Filling and Fresh Blackberry Frosting
Gadget: cupcake corer & filler
Lace Cookies (one of my favorites!)
And the winner was...
Key Lime Pie Cupcakes!
Gadget(s): cupcake corer and muffin pan sponge
best muffin pan on earth, which I also got myself as a little treat after Christmas. But I need another. I digress.)
Labels: Dessert Club