Fruit Cookie Pizza {RECIPE}

by Jillian Leslie on

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I'm so excited to feature this Fruit Cookie Pizza Molly at CakeFYI create for us!! Isn't it gorgeous?!

Looking for the perfect summer dessert for your upcoming Memorial Day or 4th of July celebrations? Then this is the recipe for you! This Red, White, and Blue Fruit Cookie Pizza uses a sugar cookie crust as the perfect base.

Spread homemade whipped cream over the top and add strawberries and blueberries for a colorful treat. You’re certainly welcome to use other fruit as a topping, but combining strawberries and blueberries with the fresh whipped cream will give you the perfect festive look!

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Red, White, and Blue Fruit Cookie Pizza

Ingredients

  • 1/2 C Butter
  • 3/4 C White Sugar
  • 1/4 C Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 1/2 C Flour
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
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Cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix well.

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Beat in the flour and baking soda until a soft dough forms.

Let the dough chill in the fridge for 20 minutes. In the meantime, grease a round cake pan.

Press a thin layer of dough into the pan.

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Bake for 15-17 minutes until golden.

While the cookie cools, prepare the whipped cream topping.

Whipped Cream Topping

  • 1 C Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 C Powdered Sugar
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In the bowl of a stand mixer, whip the heavy whipping cream for about ten minutes until it starts to firm. As it thickens, add in the powdered sugar and whip until well combined.

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Place the prepared Whipped Cream Topping in the freezer to keep cool while you prepare the fruit.

Wash the blueberries and strawberries, and cut the strawberries into triangles.

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Spread the Whipped Cream Topping over the top of the cookie crust. Arrange fresh strawberries, blueberries, and any other fruit you like on top.

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What a perfect treat to serve at a July 4th BBQ or anytime throughout the summer!! Thanks, Molly, for all your creativity!!

To learn more about Molly check her out at CakeFYI.

Catch My Party is on Google+... Are you?

by Jillian Leslie on

I don't know about you, but I'm starting to like Google+. I have both a G+ Catch My Party page and a G+ personal page. They are similar to my business page and personal page on Facebook, and I share different content on each one.

I think Google+ is the new social network. It does help with SEO (getting found in Google searches), plus you won't miss people's updates (and they won't miss yours) like what happens on Facebook.

Please follow me on both of my pages to keep up to date on what we're up to and I'll happily follow you back!

Here's my  G+ Catch My Party page.

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And here's my G+ personal page:

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See you on G+!

Party Supplies You Might Be Looking For...

by Jillian Leslie on

I thought I'd do a roundup of some of the coolest, newest party supplies because a friend of mine was recently trying to do a search online for baker's twine, but didn't know what it was called and had a hard time finding it. So here's are some of the newest party supplies -- what they look like, what they're called, and where you can buy them.

Baker's Twine -- Of course I had to start with baker's twine, which is so popular these days. It comes in a variety of colors, perfect for wrapping favors and gifts, and perfect for adding pizzazz to all your creative party decorations. I love the old-school feel and I love all the colors!

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Japanese Washi Tape -- This is Japanese masking tape that comes in a ton of colors and patterns. I use it for wrapping gifts and for decorating anything that needs a pop of color. I've used it on birthday cards, to decorate vases, to give style to pencils, and even to make a colorful lampshade.

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Paper Straws -- What I love about paper straws is they are such a quick and easy way to add a little style to your party. They come in a variety of colors and patterns. I see them at parties all over our site ,and I keep a bunch of colors on hand for quick entertaining. Plus, they make great cake pop sticks!

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Mason Jars with Daisy Lids -- What a fun, vintage-y way to serve drinks at your party. Just stick a paper straw in the daisy lid and you're set to go -- more environment than paper or plastic cups and much much cuter!

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Tissue Paper Pom Poms -- Another quick way to add dimensionality to your party space with soft textures. I especially love pom poms at girl birthdays, baby showers, and bridal showers!

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 Paper Candy Cups -- I'm seeing these all over our site right now. They're great for serving individual snacks to little guests!

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Circle Punch (2 inch) - We offer over 150 sets of free printable party decorations. To pop out some printable party circles to use as cupcake toppers, labels, and tags, a circle punch is a necessity. It makes everything look more polished and also makes the job of decorating much easier

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Paper Treat Bags -- I love sending my guests home with something fun at the end of the party (my favorite being an edible treat), and using these paper treat bags that come in a variety of colors and patterns (polka dot, stripes, chevron, etc.) wraps them up perfectly.

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I'll be back soon with more party decoration ideas. If you have a party supply idea you think I need to include, please email me at jillian(at)catchmyparty(dot)com. I'd love suggestions!

{RECIPE} Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cupcakes

by Jillian Leslie on

chocolate-peanut-butter-cookie-dough-cupcakes Molly at CakeFYI is back with another insane dessert... chocolate peanut butter cookie dough cupcakes!! I'm dying because this is so up my alley!!!

In my household, the combination of chocolate and peanut butter is an absolute dessert staple. If you love it too, then you’ll definitely want to try these cupcakes!

This unique recipe starts with a simple chocolate cupcake batter, but by adding edible raw peanut butter cookie dough to the center, as well as more to the batter, you get something totally transformed. Plus I top them with peanut butter cookie dough frosting for just a tad more decadence!

Edible Raw Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

Ingredients

  • 1/4 C Butter
  • 1/4 C White Sugar
  • 1/2 C Brown Sugar
  • 2/3 C Flour
  • 1/4 C Peanut Butter
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Cream the butter and sugars until fluffy. Beat in flour and peanut butter until well mixed. Set aside.

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Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 1/4 C White Sugar
  • 1/2 C Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 C + 2 TBSP Flour
  • 1/4 C +2 TBSP Cocoa Powder
  • 3/4 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 3/4 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 C Milk
  • 1/4 C Saffola Oil
  • 1 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Water, Boiling
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Preheat your oven to 350 degrees

Mix all dry ingredients together.

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Add egg, milk, oil, and vanilla and beat well.

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Pour in boiling water, and stir the batter until combined.

Grease or line a cupcake pan. Fill each cupcake well halfway with batter, then add a teaspoon sized ball of cookie dough in the middle. Top with additional batter.

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Bake for 20-22 minutes. Let cool completely.

Once cooled, top with Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Icing and sprinkles.

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Icing

  • 1/2 C Butter
  • Remaining Cookie Dough
  • 2 1/2-3 C Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Milk
  • 1/2 C Peanut Butter, or more to taste
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Cream the butter and remaining peanut butter cookie dough.

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Then add half of the powdered sugar. Add the milk and continue to beat. Continue to add powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. Beat in the peanut butter. final 4

Molly, once again you've blown me away with what you create, thank you!!!

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To learn more about Molly check her out at CakeFYI.

 

My 4 Favorite Parties of the Week

by Jillian Leslie on

Happy Father's Day! My daughter surprised my husband this morning with a play she wrote about him. It was very cute and I think he was touched!

Here are some awesome parties from our site this week: a sweet pink lemonade birthday, a July 4th tailgater, a superhero party that celebrates some super kids, and a cool pink and purple rockstar bash!

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Clockwise (from top left):

Hope your dads and husbands have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREE 4th of July Party Printables by Designs by Serendipity

by Jillian Leslie on

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My daughter, Lainey, started camp this week, so summer is definitely in full swing! To help you get ready for your upcoming July 4th parties, we're giving away this collection of FREE "Let Freedom Ring" July 4th printables from Melanie at Designs by Serendipity.

The collection includes: cupcake toppers, cupcake wrappers, party signs, food cards, pennant flags (large and small), water bottle labels, straw flags, tags, and a "Happy 4th of July" banner.

Download the free July 4th printables here!

Here are the individual files...

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Thank you, Melanie! I love all the patriotic patterns you used!

To learn more about Melanie and see all of her designs, visit her Designs by Serendipity Etsy shop and check her out on Facebook and Twitter.

And for more inspiration, take a look at these incredible July 4th parties on our site!

{TRENDS} Sock Monkey Parties

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One of my favorite themes for boy 1st birthdays and baby showers is Sock Monkey parties. They have a built in retro feel and you can decorate them so easily with sock monkey toys (and other vintage toys), sock monkey cake pops, cookies, and printables!

To see more of these adorable parties, click on the link or the photo...

LOUISE S' Sock Monkey Birthday Party sock_monkey#1

AUTUMN G's Sock Monkey Reed Turns One!!

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JENIFER H's Up & Away Sock Monkey 1st Birthda

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ILA G's Miles 1st Birthday

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JILLIAN B's Sock Monkey 1st Birthday

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MARIAH L's Sock Monkey Baby Shower

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ANA P's Sock Monkey Shower

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AMIE K's Hudson's First Birthday

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For further inspiration, check out all the Sock Monkey parties on our site!