Any suggestions for a palate cleanser to break up all the cake sampling? Or any simple finger foods that might help?
Sent by Laura
Editor: Laura, what a fantastic party! We wish we could be there — it's a fabulous idea. As far as beverages go, I think that having a milk bar, with chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla milk in Mason jars (on ice) could actually be super-sweet and retro. (See Leela's recipe for strawberry milk here). You could also have soda on hand to make homemade egg creams (with a bit of booze, if you're so inclined).
You could also serve chilled dessert wines. Mary has a great post on pairing wines with cake:
And then, why not iced coffee as well? All of this seems fun and quite grown-up to me!
Readers, what do you think?
Related: Marvelous Valentine's Recipe: Strawberry Milk Cake (pictured above)
(Image: Leela Cyd Ross)