Chocolate Covered Pink Party

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I’m not sure when or where the evolution of color days occurred.  


But I hear today is Pink Dayand I’m owning it.



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13 Party Ideas for a Chocolate Covered Pink Party


Pink Chocolate Fountain (photo)

 


Pink Cupcake Flower Centerpiece (photo)

YES, those are cupcakes, not flowers!!

Get a tutorial here.

 

White Chocolate Cranberry Martini

Recipe here.

 


Pink Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow Treats photo

 


Pink Chocolate Strawberry Tower (photo)

Find out how to make your own strawberry tower here.


Chocolate Flower Cake

Find step-by-step directions here.


Mini Meringue Candy Cones

Recipe by Rook No. 17


Pink Chocolate Magnolia Cupcakes

You won’t believe the simple tool used to make these gorgeous flowers!

Easy Directions here.

 

 

Pink Chocolate Doughnuts

Recipe here.

 

Raspberry Meringue Sandwiches with Whipped Dark Chocolate Ganache Filling

Recipe here by Baking a Moment

 

Pink White Chocolate Mousse

Find recipe here.

 

Elegant Heart Shaped Macarons with White Chocolate filling

Get the recipe here.

 

 

Pink Ombré Chocolate Cherries photo

So Pretty!

Find directions here.

 

 

Berries, Bourbon, or Both?

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It’s National Strawberry Shortcake Day AND National Bourbon Day!

So much food. 

So much drink.

What’s a gal to do?

 

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake

 Recipe by The Sugary Shrink

 Bourbon and Hot Fudge Milkshake 

Recipe by Drink Wire

 

Chocolate Pavlovas with Bourbon Strawberries 

Recipe by Floating Kitchen

 

Macaroons or Macarons?

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Happy Macaroon Day….or, is that Macaron Day?  


Although many use the spellings interchangeably, most pastry experts define them as two very distinct cookies.

 

The macaroon, is a bit crunchy on the outside, with a sweet chewy, dense center.  They are often made of egg whites, coconut and/or almonds, and sweetened condensed milk.  Preferably, they are dipped or drizzled with chocolate, as in these Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Macaroons by A Dash of Sass.

 

 

In contrast, the macaron, is a round sandwich cookie made of egg whites, sugar, and almond flour.  It can be filled with a variety of fillings, such as ganache, jam, or buttercream, offering infinite flavor combinations.

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Chocolate Macaron with Bittersweet Mocha Ganache

Recipe by Hungry Rabbit

 

Chocolate Macaron with Orange Ganache

Recipe by Bon Appetit

 

Macarons or Macaroons? Dip either in chocolate, and I’ll be in French Pastry Heaven! Photo

 

What’s your preference?

 

13 Black Forest Beauties

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If life is a bowl of cherries, I’ll take mine with chocolate.

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Image courtesy of Whim Magazine

As I’m always looking for excuses to celebrate, aka eat, more chocolate, I discovered National Black Forest Day.  As a proper chocoholic, I’m celebrating the entire week. And thus far, it’s been glorious.

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There’s a reason they don’t simply call the duo “chocolate and cherries”.  It’s so much more indulgent than that.  There’s the dark, deep base of rich chocolate, accompanied by tangy tart cherries, slathered in a blanket of luxurious cream, all together orchestrating a symphony in your mouth.  It’s not just dessert, it’s the Black Forest Experience.

I dare you to check out these 13 Black Forest Beauties.  But be warned, these images aren’t for the weak chocoholic.   Once you get lured into the dark chocolate forest, you’ll never find your way out.  (And, that’s not a bad thing.)


13 Black Forest Beauties