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July 14, 2017

Summer Inspiration: Cake by the Ocean Cocktail

We are loving the summer vibes at Baker Party Rentals, as we celebrated their 35 year anniversary! To keep cool this summer, we’ve included the recipe for the fun signature cocktail, Cake by the Ocean, for you to make your own pitcher at home!

    • 2 cups vanilla vodka
    • 2 cups coconut rum
    • 2 cups pineapple juice
    • 2 cups orange juice
    • Club soda, optional
    • Maraschino cherries, pineapple, and orange slices for garnish (optional)

To make a pitcher: Add vodka, rum, and both juices to a pitcher filled with ice or frozen pineapple. Add 2-4 cups club soda to make it more like a punch, or to feed more people, if desired. Place some orange slices and pineapple wedges in the pitcher.

 

We hope you enjoy!

The rest of the Baker Jive 35 was full of some great treats and yummy designs, including a biscuit bar with housemade gravy – yum!!

 

 

Vendor team for Baker Party Rentals #BakerJIve35

Catering – 24 Carrots

Photography – Lorely Meza

Florals – Paul Fenner Floral Design

Florals – Studio La Fleur

Paper Goods – Darla Marie Designs

Laser Cut Signs – The Bleu Dahlia

Band – Dart DJ/Django Foxtrot

DJ – Vox DJ

Desserts – Paloma’s Paletas

Restrooms – Lady Loo Porta-loo Restrooms & Trailers

Alcohol – Hi Time Wine Cellars

Flower Sponsor – Mayesh

Flower Sponsor – OC Wholesale Flowers


May 19, 2017

Kanye-Inspired Tasting Menu

While we take food very seriously around here, we’re always down to play around with food and love getting inspired by our client’s favorites things – whether it’s a traditional dish, or in this case, a rather unconventional source of inspiration: Kanye West. We had a special VIP tasting and used this opportunity to showcase our client’s love of Kanye. We hope you enjoy!

Eggs Over Yeezy: Avocado Toast + Fried Quail Egg

Uh-Huh Honey: Fig, Honey, Pecan, Herb Cheese, Endive

Kanye Asada Fries: Carne Asada, Tomatoes, Guacamole, Sour Cream, Cilantro, Queso Fresco

Aint Nobody Fresher Than My: Petite Compressed Salad of Baby Arugula

Run This Town: Sweet Corn Ravioli

What She Order, Fish Filet?: Chili and Spice-Rubbed Chilean Seabass | Lemon-Herb and Pistachio Rice Pilaf | Roasted Asparagus with Smoked Sea Salt


March 16, 2017

Good as Gold: St. Patrick’s Day Inspiration

Our St. Patrick’s Day inspiration is featured up on Inspired By This and on Pop Sugar Food! As a holiday centered around great food and drink, we wanted to offer some alternatives to dyeing your beer green and adding food coloring to everything. We shared a couple of our favorite recipes up on IBT + Pop Sugar for you to make at home. This spread is as good as gold!

Photos: Villa Visuals / Featured: Inspired By This + Pop Sugar Food

Stout Float (Our favorite was Rouge Chocolate Stout)

Irish-Misu | Baileys Mascarpone Chocolate Cream, Jameson Caramel, Golden Crunch


Irish Nachos

Mini Pots of Gold Mac and Cheese

“Dirt” Cups | Chocolate Mousse, Oreo Crumbles

Lucky Charms Ice Cream

Photos: Villa Visuals


July 8, 2015

Happy Trails to You!

Our Build Your Own Trail Mix Bar allows guests to pick, choose, and create their snack of choice. It can be as healthy (or unhealthy!) as you’d like – perfect for easy snacking in the summer time!

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We’ve listed our favorite mixers below, but we’re open to your own creative concoctions! We typically recommend selecting 1 – 2 items in the following catagories:

Nuts: Almonds, Pistachios, Cashews, Peanuts, Pecans

Grains: Housemade granola, Popcorn, Pretzels

Seeds: Sunflower, Pumpkin, Flax

Dried Fruit: Banana Chips, Dried Cranberries, Dried Mango, Dried Blueberries

Sweets: Shaved Coconut, Dark Chocolate, M&Ms, Marshmallows

Optional seasoning: Sea Salt, Nutmeg, Ginger, Pepper, Sriracha Salt, Hot and Spicy

 

Happy Trails!

Photo credit: Lin and Jirsa

 


May 6, 2015

Mother’s Day: A Pizza Your Heart

We know how challenging it is to show our mothers appreciation that does our thanks justice. This Mother’s Day, we chose to love on our moms the best way we know how: with food!

A homemade meal shows thoughtfulness in preparation, and also gathers the family together for a meal – two things that mom is sure to love. Our menu inspiration of pies (pizza) and pies (peach) includes uncomplicated but interactive recipes for fathers and littles to make together, while being elegant enough in presentation to wow everyone! Give mom a “pizza your heart” (and don’t forget the champagne!).

Pro-tip: Prep the dessert pie ahead of time and have it bake off while enjoying pizza!

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Pizza My Heart (Arugula and Prosciutto)

Ingredients:

1/2 cup your favorite marinara sauce

1 (8-ounce) your favorite pizza dough

4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced

2 ounces very thinly sliced prosciutto, torn into 1/2-inch-wide strips

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 1/3 cups baby arugula

 

Recipe:

1. Preheat oven to 450°.

2. Take pizza dough and flatten with your hands on a slightly floured work surface. Start at the center and work outwards, using your fingertips to press the dough to ½ inch thick.

3. Brush the top of the dough with olive oil. Spoon marinara sauce on top of pizza. Top evenly with mozzarella.

4. Place pizza directly on middle oven rack. Bake at 450° for 10 minutes or until bottom of crust is browned and cheese melts.

5. Remove pizza from oven; blot away any liquid from cheese using a paper towel. Top pizza with prosciutto.

6. Combine lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Add arugula; toss well to coat. Arrange arugula mixture over pizza. Cut pizza into 6 slices. (Double the recipe to fill more hungry stomachs!)

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Peachy Keen On You (Old Fashioned Peach Pie)

Ingredients:

Pastry for a double-crust 9 inch pie

5 cups fresh peaches, sliced

1 cup sugar

1/3 – 1/2 cup all purpose flour

1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons sugar

 

Recipe:

1. Preheat oven to 425°.

2. Stir together flour, 1 cup sugar, and cinnamon. Set aside.

3. Mix together peaches with the combined dry ingredients.

4. Turn into pastry-lined pie pan and dot with butter.

5. Sprinkle top with 2 tablespoons of sugar.

6. Cover the edges with foil to prevent over browning. Remove foil for last 15 minutes of baking.

7. Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until crust is brown and juice begins to bubble through the slits in the crust.

(In lieu of a traditional lattice or crumb topping, we cut out hearts from our extra pastry. This is a great task to keep little hands busy, while adding an extra special touch to dessert.)

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Photo credit: Mike Villa Visuals

Linens (napkin only): Luxe Linen

Pie Dish and Server: Anthropologie