Want to have some friends over to enjoy a lovely summer evening together, but don’t have the time or inclination to prepare a full meal? Skip dinner and go straight to the best part: dessert! Having friends over for just dessert is fun, easy and, if you do it like I do it (buy the goodies instead of making them myself) it is virtually stress free. One of the best parts of having a dessert party, besides the chocolate, is creating a simple but beautiful dessert bar. Because desserts are usually so visually attractive all by themselves, you don’t have to do much to craft a display that shows them off.
Bruce, one of our designers at Nell Hill’s, had a blast creating two super simple summer dessert bars that sport very different looks. One is for a stylish soiree, a perfect selection if you like to entertain on a more formal level. The other is a casual presentation that will bring out your inner kid. (more…)