We love the playful, irresistible dessert tables put together by event stylist and party planner Amy Atlas. And the best part is, you don't have to be a professional to make your own version for Valentine's Day or any other celebration. Amy was kind enough to share her simple tips for turning 5 favorite desserts pink, as well as her recipe for pretty white chocolate strawberry truffles.
5 Desserts to Tint Pink
Truffles: Whether white chocolate or dark chocolate, you can roll your truffles in pink sprinkles or pink sanding sugar to give it a pink coating.
Meringue: Meringue is a blank canvas so tinting it pink is very easy. Follow your meringue recipe. After whisking meringue together into stiff peaks, whisk in a drop of pink food gel, or as much as needed to turn the meringue pink. Continue to pipe and bake according to recipe directions.
Royal Iced Sugar Cookies: Royal icing is another way to bring in color to your treats. Bake your favorite sugar cookie recipe. Add small dab of pink food gel to homemade or store bought royal icing. Decorate your cookies with the pink icing.
Strawberry Buttercream Cupcakes: Mix in 3/4 cup seedless strawberry jam to 4 cups of vanilla buttercream. Add dab of pink food gel until you reach the desired color. Spread pink strawberry buttercream on your favorite cupcakes.White Chocolate Dipped Pretzels: After melting chocolate, stir in pink food gel a dab at a time until you reach the desired pink color. Dip chocolate into pretzel rods or knots and chill.
Makes about 30 truffles
Thank you, Amy!
(Images: Amy Atlas)