hello! i hope everyone had a great week. i got to cater an event for tory burch on wednesday, so i spent most of monday and tuesday in my kitchen, piping passionfruit buttercream into bright orange macaron shells and melting chocolate on a bain marie for s'more lollipops. the theme of the party was resort - beach and ski wear - so they wanted one "hot weather" dessert, and one "cold weather" - and this is what i decided to make for them.
the macarons are old news for me by now (although i love them as much as ever,) but the s'more lollipops were something new. i can't take credit for the idea - i found a few versions of this on etsy, when trying to figure out how on earth to turn a s'more into a lollipop - but i was really delighted with how they turned out. i used a mixture of milk and dark chocolates and then carefully piped the tory burch logo onto each and every one.
after all that, i get to dress up and go to the event itself, which is just the cherry on top. i used to get so nervous before attending these events - i get so intimidated by a room full of stylish women i've never met - but now i've started planning my entrance so i get there with keiko or christine and it's really a blast. we started off the night at juicy couture, headed over to tory burch, and then christine and i snuck into a perfume even at anthropologie, pawed at the pretty things for awhile, and went home.
2 bags chocolate - one bag dark, one milk, or however you like it
one big bag marshmallows (or you can make your own)
graham crackers, ground to a fine powder in a blender
lollipop sticks (you can find them here)
line up the marshmallows and pierce them with the lollipop sticks; put a pot with an inch or so of water in it on a burner on its lowest setting, and then set a metal heat-safe bowl on top of the pot to make a double boiler. add chocolate and stir it alot; don't try to melt it quickly by turning the heat up high, chocolate burns very easily. put the graham cracker crumbs in a bowl nearby. dip the marshmallows in the chocolate, shake off the excess, and roll them in the graham cracker crumbs; set them on a sheet pan prepared with parchment paper inside and let them set up in the fridge. ta-da! cute and tasty. great for a holiday party. just sayin'.
and an outfit! it's been so long! i wanted to wear something comfortable and easy, since i knew we'd be walking to and fro; and i snagged this skirt over the thanksgiving weekend at a great thrift store near sam's house in connecticut and have been wanting to work it into an outfit somehow. i wore a belt across the shirt with a brooch attached - i just thought it needed a splash of color, and it was too big a belt to be worn at the waist.
shirt: urban outfitters
belt: j crew factory outlet (now online on weekends!)
tights: we love colors
brooch: courtesy of accessorize
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