Thursday, February 3, 2011

chocolOTTe cupcake fondue dessert

This past weekend we hosted a large dinner party at our house. And in true Ott, A hostess style there were fun invites, appetizers, a fabulous meal, games and of course....Dessert!

While I was planning the party I knew I wanted to do something fun and different for dessert. I wanted something that would be another activity for people to do while they were over, so I came up with this idea.

A Cupcake Fondue
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I baked up a bunch of mini cupcakes and displayed them on a 3 tiered cake stand. By using the mini cupcakes guest could eat 2 or 3 and not feel guilty.

I then whipped up my icing and put it in my fondue pot.
My icing recipe consisted of:
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 T. light corn syrup

I had the fondue forks layed out for guest to use to dip their cupcakes. I also had several different toppings in individual bowls for our guest to select from to put on top of their cupcake after it was dipped in the icing.
There were chocolate sprinkles, rainbow sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, marcino cherries and nuts.
Our guest really enjoyed this after dinner activity. It was pretty easy to set up and I think you'll agree a lot of fun.
If I do this again I would make more than one variety of cupcake giving guests yet another option for their fondue creation.

Please note I got this idea off of the Bake it Pretty Blog featured on Tip Junkie

17 comments:

Priyanka said...

Wow...that is a great idea.... loved it

Megan said...

You are the "hostess with the mostest" or whatever that phrase is! Very fun idea.

Leontien said...

Yes, very lovely idea! But one of the main ingredients i would use is WHIPPED CREAM (the real one that you have to whip yourself. Everything (dessert) tastes better with a little bit of Wipped Cream...

thanks for the great idea!

ann said...

I like that could use this for a lot of gatherings. Cause good conversation

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

What a fun idea! I just got a fondue pot and this is something I'll have to try!

Priyanka said...

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Alison said...

Oh, this looks fabulous! New follower from DIC's linky...would love for you to link this to my Fridays Unfolded at http://www.stuff-and-nonsense.net/2011/02/fridays-unfolded-4.html

Blessings,

Alison

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

What a fun idea! I bet your guests loved it.

Tiffanee said...

What lucky people to be invited to a party of yours. Love this idea. It is perfect for everyone.

Mrs. Mix-it said...

I think this is a fabulous Idea and what a great way to share desert with friends.

Heather @ 3 kids and lots of pigs said...

You are absolutely too creative!! What a great idea.

Buffi Neal said...

This is such a cute idea. I also love your "pour me another" and " just one cup" check boxes...very clever!
-Buffi
My Wonderfully Dysfunctional Blog

Sharon said...

I have a cup of coffee and am drooling over this idea!!!!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This is perfect for after dinner banter.

Not a Perfect Mom said...

stopping by from SITS...
can I come to your house for dessert? So yummy!

WhisperingWriter said...

Great idea. I would LOVE that. I am a huge fan of cupcakes.

Lana said...

How fun! I think it would even work for a slumber party! I will add it to my file!

 
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