What does every party need?
That’s right, you got it… CAKE! And lot’s of it too.
So when my two best friend’s decided to have a joint Hawaiian 21st party, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to whip up some extra special birthday treats.
So what was on the menu?
Birthday girl No.1’s cupcake: My Double Chocolate Cupcakes – super moist, fudgy and extra chocolaty.
Birthday girl No.2’s cupcake: The ever so incredible Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes – creamy, rich and just damn good.
My Victoria Sponge cupcakes, to add a little fresh fruitiness to the display.
And finally, an all time favourite, my White Chocolate & Raspberry Blondies.
Add a couple of tropical umbrellas, edible flowers and coloured sprinkles and you have a deliciously tropical cake table.
I made this little menu as well, cuteeeeeee!
Birthday girl No.1 and myself after one too many Pornstar Martini’s…
Birthday girl No.2 looking gorgeous…
Special mention to Thomas Colombo for this fabulous Mambo Bar cocktails, if you haven’t heard of him before have a read of this post for more details! He is the perfect addition to any party.
If you fancy trying any of these bakes then click on the links above for the recipes, or if you think a JessieCakes display would be perfect for your party then scroll up and click on the Facebook icon at the top of the blog and drop me a message on there.
It has been forever since I last baked/blogged and I am feeling very guilty for neglecting JessieCakes… however, I’ve finally got the baking bug back and have come up with a beauty of a recipe!
Who’s heard of a Blondie and more importantly who’s tasted a Blondie!?!? And…why has it taken me this long to bake this amazing invention!?
The texture of a Blondie is like combining melted chewy cookie dough with the fudgy gooeyness of a brownie. Sounding good? Well let me explain how they taste… like deep, rich buttery caramel. Throw is some white chocolate chunks and fresh raspberries and you just know you have created something special.
Hopefully your taste buds are tingling and you are already reaching for your baking tins…I promise you that this recipe will not disappoint and trust me when I say that once you go Blondie you never go back!
250g light brown sugar
172g self-raising flour
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
2 medium eggs, at room temp
170g unsalted butter, melted and cooled
170g white chocolate, cut into chunks
170g fresh raspberries
Preheat oven to 170°C and line a 23cm square baking tray with greaseproof paper.
Sieve the sugar into a large bowl and pour in the melted butter, now use a wooden spoon to combine the ingredients. Crack in the eggs and add the vanilla extract and stir together. Now add the flour and fold the mixture together.
Add the white chocolate chunks and raspberries and fold into the mixture. Transfer the mixture to your prepared baking tray and smooth out the top.
Bake in the oven for 23-25 minutes, until the top is starting to crack and is firm to the touch. Remove from the oven and leave to completely cool.
Once the blondies have cooled, melt a few squares of white chocolate in the microwave and use a teaspoon to drizzle the chocolate over the tops of the blondies.
Very carefully (blondies are very delicate and can fall apart easily) cut into 12 slabs and serve, warm or cold!