Official Dinner Invitation Plus Dessert Menu

I’m still working diligently on putting together all the menus but I wanted to pause to give the official invite list. These are the people who I consider friends and attended the 2010 dinner or have frequented this blog and commented in the last six months of last year and did not request to have their names removed from the invite list. If your name is here and you don’t want it, let me know. If it is not here and you would like to feast with us, let me know that too. Let Tom know. Sorry if I don’t know your last name.

Dinner Party Invitation

Yuuki Chan, Judy Santiago, Blaga Todorova, Brittany, Mariana, TheRealSharon, Rose Reynolds, Cherlyn Cochrane, Mai Mergili, Michelle Teoh
Chris Ferrell, Te’Kia Miller, Paul Orr, Iron Cook Carl, TemptingSweets, Noeleen, Addielicious, Deborah Bryan, Ev, Sylvia Garza, Prinsesa Musang
AnonymousBurn, Isadora De La Vega, Janie Blim, Lisa, Kat, Melinda, Giovanna, Chris King, Jia Xin, Seth Winternight, SeeNote
Kara, David (1MereMortal), Kim Koning, Irish Precious, Ina, Ruth Ligget

So I’ve been working on the menus and decided that since cupcakes are so popular or en vogue, I would just make several varieties and let the last course be buffet style. You can have as few or as many as you like. I’ve been practicing with my decorating skills! Here are four of your dessert choices. Cookies and cream, Vanilla with Strawberry Preserves topped with Vanilla Strawberry Buttercream, Chocolate Caramel Cupcake topped with Vanilla Buttercream, Caramel Drizzle and Pomegranate Seeds. I hope this whets your appetite and you are still looking forward to dinner.

Cookies and Cream, Vanilla, Chocolate Caramel and Lemon Cupcake with Lemon Curd Topping
Images courtesy of Diary of A Mad Hausfrau

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  1. #1 by Cherlyn on December 24, 2011 - 11:01 AM

    Sorry for getting here late – I’d love to come of course! I think for the cupcake I’d probably choose the vanilla with strawberry preserves (yummy!). Though this is the time of year where temptation calls me and I’d probably want to sample all of them lol.

    • #2 by Tom Baker on December 24, 2011 - 2:39 PM

      The good news is you are never late Cherlyn and even better news is the dinner isn’t until Feb. so you have plenty of time you garner your will power. Merry Christmas!

  2. #3 by Ian on December 23, 2011 - 5:57 PM

    Wow! This is so cool.

    All the food looks great.

    • #4 by Tom Baker on December 23, 2011 - 6:02 PM

      Thanks, you came over from the meme, right? Glad you decided to stop by. Merry Christmas!

  3. #5 by Rose Reynolds on December 23, 2011 - 9:01 AM

    Mmmmmm! Lovely morsels of temptation.

    • #6 by Tom Baker on December 23, 2011 - 6:02 PM

      They do look good. Too bad this thing isn’t for real!

  4. #7 by journeyintopoetry on December 22, 2011 - 8:26 AM

    Chocolate caramel – Yum!!


    • #8 by Tom Baker on December 23, 2011 - 6:08 PM

      I love the pomegranate arils! Looks good and I hope tastes good too.

  5. #9 by Inside the Mind of Isadora on December 22, 2011 - 7:09 AM

    Oh Yummy … I’d am looking forward to the Vanilla with Strawberry preserves. These are two of my fav’s.
    The rest of the courses will be gourmet epicure. The vino will be the fruit of the gods.
    Marking my calendar ,,,,
    P.S. De La Vega – last name

    • #10 by Tom Baker on December 22, 2011 - 7:28 AM

      Isadora, thank you for the last name. It will make the menu much more realistic. Looking forward to the event. What does your husband think about all of this?

  6. #11 by mysterycoach on December 22, 2011 - 6:03 AM

    Wow, did you make them? They are beautiful! I’ll do dishes, you can make all these lovely creations! This is the cutest post I’ve ever seen :)

    Merry Christmas!


    • #12 by Tom Baker on December 22, 2011 - 6:30 AM

      No, I didn’t make these. Just pretending that I was slaving in the kitchen all day! The credit goes here!

  7. #13 by Paul Orr on December 22, 2011 - 5:53 AM

    That definitely looks like my kind of menu. I think that would be about 11p.m New Zealand Standard Time. A late night snack, I think. Thank You.

    • #14 by Tom Baker on December 22, 2011 - 6:22 AM

      You will still be able to see the post at the regular time Paul. It’s 12:01 EST. Some rich vanilla ice cream, cupcakes and coffee or a dessert wine and we should all be set.

  8. #15 by Addie on December 22, 2011 - 2:15 AM

    I’m now working on the ‘appetite’. This is fabulous.

    • #16 by Tom Baker on December 22, 2011 - 6:20 AM

      All you need to do is bring an empty stomach and an active imagination!

  9. #17 by last_lines on December 22, 2011 - 1:00 AM

    Oooh…that has made me Super-Hungry Tom!
    By hook or crook…I would love to be there!
    – Kim :)

    • #18 by Tom Baker on December 22, 2011 - 6:20 AM

      I’m busy setting the seating arrangements and look to see your face in the place.

  10. #19 by Mariana on December 22, 2011 - 12:48 AM

    Wow. Those are absolutely beautiful!
    If that’s dessert, then I bet everything else is just as great. :D

    • #20 by Tom Baker on December 22, 2011 - 6:19 AM

      Hey Mariana, I can burn in the kitchen. You will enjoy every morsel. Dinner, wine, new friends! What more could you ask for? A movie?

  11. #21 by TemptingSweets99 on December 22, 2011 - 12:31 AM

    Oh, yum! *licking lips* BTW, I’m assuming that’s 7p.m. Eastern standard time? Beautiful invitation.

    • #22 by Tom Baker on December 22, 2011 - 6:18 AM

      I don’t really know but the post will go up at the usual 12:01 EST.

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