Celebrations are times to enjoy good food together, especially sweets, treats, and desserts. Whether at a child’s birthday party, holiday gatherings, or get-togethers in any season, we all love to celebrate with beautiful and delicious desserts.
In her new book, Eat More Dessert (Page Street Publishing, April 2014, $24.99), Jenny Keller—baker to the stars and creator of JennyCookies.com—shows home bakers how to create easy baked treats that are simple yet beautiful, fun, and delicious without too many steps.
Eat More Dessert is “overflowing with simple-to-make and fun-to-eat treats for any celebration, big or small,” Jenny says. “You will find ideas and recipes to celebrate any and every occasion. I’ve shared my core group of desserts, including my famous sugar cookies and the secret inside my ever-so-moist cupcakes.”
The book is broken into themed chapters ranging from baby showers and weddings to holidays and birthday parties. In addition, Jenny provides tips and tricks for creating the perfect dessert table. Some of her delectable recipes and chapters include:
• Charming Chocolate Cupcake Truffles
• Hydrangea Flowerpot Cupcakes
• Bitty Banana Pudding Cups
• Brownie Waffle Bowl Sundaes
• Strawberry Shortcakes in a Jar
• S’mores on a Stick
• Rice Krispies Treat Pumpkins
• Pink Vintage Ruffle Cupcakes
• Yellow Petal Cake
Eat More Dessert is more than just a cookbook; it showcases ten beautiful dessert-table themes and tips on how to style your delectable sweets.
From the time Jenny was three years old, she loved to bake. She was introduced to flour, sugar, and butter from the countertop of her grandma’s kitchen. That love has grown into a passion, and simple chocolate-chip cookies have turned into intricately designed wedding cakes and custom-created dessert tables. Jenny’s work has been featured in Brides, OK!, Seattle Bride, People.com, USWeekly.com, and hundreds of top entertaining and lifestyle blogs. Jenny lives in Washington state with her husband, Dan, and their two children. For more information, visit www.JennyCookies.com. v
Rattles From Seattle
From ‘Eat More Dessert’
By Jenny Keller
You’ll be surprised how simple these little rattles are to make and how great they taste. Store-bought Oreo cookies are dipped in vanilla candy melts, sprinkled, and tied with a bow. Stand them in plastic foam covered in nostalgic baby shower mints.
Makes 24 pops
1 14.3-ounce package Oreo cookies
2 12-ounce packages white candy melts
Pastel star sprinkles
You will need:
polystyrene plastic foam
24 pink and white striped straws
24 pieces blue ribbon
1. Melt the candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second increments at 40% power for about 1½ to 2 minutes, stirring as needed until smooth.
2. Insert paper straws into the middle of Oreo cookies.
3. Dip the Oreos into the melted candy and decorate the bottom half of each with pastel star sprinkles while still tacky. Stand the Oreo rattles up in a sheet of plastic foam to dry.
4. Tie bows around the straws with blue ribbon.