My BFF has always been creative and crafty, but since my life has been consumed by food and sweets, I could not for the life of me get her in the kitchen! She admittedly prefers being a taste tester! This all changed however in preparation for her 28th Birthday Tea Party.
We both had the idea to make party favors for this special occasion, so why not do it together? And so we went slaving away in the kitchen. This must have been the first time we've worked in the kitchen together since the tragic Chinese food school project in middle school that scars my arm to this day...but that's enough about that.
I showed Annie how to make macarons and she showed me the secret ingredient to her Neapolitan Rice Krispy Lollipops! Here are the final products...
Annie's Birthday Macarons [01.15.2011]
Neapolitan Rice Krispy Lollipops [01.15.2011]
Strawberry/Rose, Orange/Rosemary, Blackberry/Thyme, Lemon/Lavender
I thought the fruit and floral/herb combination worked perfectly with a tea party theme. Annie made the batter for the pink ones and it baked beautifully, although she did complain of her hand cramping up!
As for the Rice Krispy treats - I wish we didn't make so many because I can't stop eating the leftovers! They are definitely a delicious twist on a childhood classic.
I had a wonderful time in the kitchen with Annie and I can't wait to do it again! The tea party was lovely - fun times and new friends...
Happy Birthday BFF!