Baking Date: March 9, 2013
Our oldest son had his end-of-season basketball team party on Saturday. I offered to make desserts (of course!) for the boys and their families who would be attending.
I prepared a devil’s food cake in 9″ round pans. I then decorated the cake with vanilla icing, dyed orange. I added black sugar sprinkles for texture, along with the seams done in black sparkle gel frosting. At the base, I piped on plain vanilla frosting with a #22 Wilton tip, and added blue sparkle gel frosting dots. The team’s colors are royal blue and white.
I also made a Kentucky butter cake. This is a rich, heavy pound cake recipe. I had made it for my son’s coach when his grandmother passed away (it’s my go-to sympathy/wake offering). He raved about it so much, that I decided to make it again for this party. I added blue shimmer dust to the powdered sugar on top. I left the remainder of the cake with the coach once the party was over.
I decided to make cookies for the party. I went with a snickerdoodle recipe with a fun twist – they are baked with rolos inside. I think the adults liked them more than the kids.
The surprise was S’more bites. It’s a very simple recipe – dip a regular size marshmallow in melted chocolate and then dip that into graham cracker crumbs.