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Thursday, September 23, 2010

How about a Picnic?

Did you know that BD Catering offers picnic baskets?
Well yes we do! For date night, day at the beach, surprise dinner for your hard working hunny, whatever the occasion we will pack your basket full of your favorite goodies and deliver them straight to you!

Check out this basket we made for a busy client yesterday-

This basket for 2 is stuffed with:

Grilled Chicken Wraps
Garden Salad
Vegetable Spring Rolls
Fresh Fruit
Plantain Chips
Chilled White Wine
Wine Glasses

Baskets start at $100 Bds so place your order soon =)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

For the love of food!

So anyone who knows me, knows that partying is just not my style. Crowds of loud tipsy people is a no-no for me. But yesterday we catered an amazing cocktail party after a performance of some of the singers from the "Young Money" Rap Group here in Barbados! It was an experience. Thankfully I didnt have to be anywhere near the hype but the food was a hit! We set up in the VIP Lounge and the event was from 11pm-4am. We couldn't take pics of the VIPS but we got some of the lounge and the food. I know you'll love the menu =)

Barbeque Shrimp Kebabs

Vegetable Spring Rolls with sweet chili sauce

Buffalo Wings with Creamy Blue Cheese Dip

We alo had a cheeseburger station these were served with Parmesa Fries, it was too crowded so no pic =( sorry

But wait we did capture the Dessert Shot Bar...

Strawberry Shortcake Shots

Chocolate and Baileys Mousse Shots

Red Velvet Cheesecake Shots

And here is a shot of Chef Ed not diggin' the party scene ... he's so cute!

Happy Weekend!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Guava Heaven!

If you live in the tropics, more specifically Barbados you know that right now guava's are beyond plentiful. They are everywhere! I personally love the fruit!

If you have never had a guava you are missing out. The fruits outside is green and light sweet but can be a bit rough but the pulp is sweet and juicy and usually pink with small golden seeds. The entire thing is edible and its taste is unique to the fruit. Some describe it as a kiwi-strawberry-mango flavor. Doesn't that sound delish?!
So of course I have been dabbling with this fruit to make all sorts of things in my kitchen. So today I will share with you the recipe for my guava puree which is the base lots my new creations and the filling our seasonal Guava Pineapple Cupcake! Its even good all by itself over some vanilla ice cream! O yeah hunny!

Guava Puree

1 Cup of ripe guavas cut quartered

1/2 brown sugar

1 tbsp Butter

Juice of half a lime

Cut and quarter 1 cup of ripe guavas
Squeeze the lime juice over the guavas and let sit for 5mins

Meanwhile melt butter in a small saucepan

Add brown sugar and stir

Add guava and stir, allow to simmer

Look at that!... ok stop drooling, a few minutes more

Ok now we are ready!

Place guavas in blender and puree until smooth.

Strain all the goodness out and discard the seeds
Ta da!Guava Pineapple Cupcake!
Guava Cupcake with Pineapple Butter cream and Guava Puree filling drizzled with guava and rum syrup and topped with a Guava Cheese Candy!

You can use this puree also in meat sauces and curries.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Wedding Fever!

So we have some weddings coming up that I'm so excited about! From cocktail to garden.

I want to show you some inspirational photos, and some things we made for the tastings etc. Sort of like a sneak peek!

So here goes!

Please note: 2 of these photos are not mine, they are from the prospective brides, who found them on the "Wedding Bee" and other wedding sites.

As plans come together, I'll keep you updated.
Happy Weekend!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

What's your favorite cocktail food?

Happy Weekend Everyone!

One of our favorite things to cater is an amazing cocktail party.
Miniature bites of deliciousness just tickle us pink!

Here are some of our crowd pleasers!

Mini Quiche

Shrimp Cocktail Shots - Juicy Steamed Jumbo Shrimp with Spicy Cocktail Sauce

Spicy Crab Cakes

Vegetable Spring Rolls with Sweet Chili Sauce

Now let us know what you like to munch on as you mingle, maybe we'll share a favorite recipe for them or show you how we do them the decadent way.

Happy Eating =)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

As Cute as A Cupcake- Celebrate!

Yesterday we reached 600 fans on our As Cute as A Cupcake fanpage on facebook! If you follow our blog you know that As Cute as A Cupcake is the pastry shop of Beautiful Decadence. Its like our baby. Its where it all started. So needless to say we are super excited about our fan love =)

Although As Cute as A Cupcake makes waaaaay more than just cute cupcakes, the little fluffy, creamy, dreamy, sweet and yummy bites of joy are our signature!

So in honour of our 600 fans today I will feature some of our favorite cupcakes with you.

Our Cupcake of the month Maple Almond!

Margarita Cupcake

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcake

Smores Cupcakes

Pina Colada Cupcakes

Hot Chocolate Cupcake

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Ice Cream Sundae Cupcake

Tiramisu Cupcake

Sweet Potato Cupcake