While spring is not traditionally known as a time for intense baking, a gorgeous (and delicious) centerpiece on our dessert tables never disappoints. Looking for ways to blend spring baking with your party decor? Here are some motivational ideas for seasonal baking as the weather warms:
Keep it light, clean and simple: Think classic white cakes with fondant (or buttercream) and a simple topping (Wholesale Sugar Flowers are perfect!), featuring one or two seasonal colors.
Consider citrus and seasonal fruits: Spring and summer are a great time to experiment using citrus and berries- they are in season, light, and refreshing.
Showcase what you see: When using a cake as a centerpiece, be sure it reflects the natural decor that surrounds it. Try to keep the base of the cake simple and use a few sugar flowers as a topping to accessorize.
Offer limited variety: Every hostess wishes she could cater to all of the guests’ pallets, but be careful not to overwhelm the menu with options. Keep it simple! For instance, think about pairing vanilla or white chocolate cake with citrus cookies.
Lemon Crinkle Cookies
These cookies are a quick and easy option when you need just a little something extra. They are a tasty summer side-kick to your favorite centerpiece cake option, offer a light but sweet flavorband a pop of variety to your menu.
- 1 package of Lemon Cake Mix
- 2 Eggs
- ⅓ cup of Vegetable Oil
- ½ tablespoon Lemon Zest
- ⅓ cup of confectioners sugar
- Food coloring (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Pour cake mix into a glass bowl. Combine with the eggs, oil, and lemon zest until well blended.
- If coloring the cookies, add your color and lightly mix.
- Use a teaspoon to measure and create dough balls.
- One at a time, drop the dough balls into a separate bowl of confectioners' sugar.
- Roll them around until they're lightly covered.
- Place the sugared dough balls on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 6 to 9 minutes in the preheated oven. The bottoms will be light brown, and the insides chewy.