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Does This Look Icky or Inviting??
« on: December 23, 2006, 12:22:27 PM »
I'm having a dessert bar on Christmas night for several friends who have children.  I have a lot of 'grown-up' type desserts planned, and I'm still ironing out the 'kid-friendly' portion.

I ran across this recipe, and I'm just not sure whether it's inviting or icky-looking. 

http://www.slashfood.com/2006/03/13/tie-dyed-red-velvet-cheesecake-recipe/

What do you think? 

If you have any other suggestions for fun kiddy desserts for Christmas, I'm all ears.  In addition to this, (for the kids) so far I have cookies, cupcakes, chocolate gelato and candy.

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Re: Does This Look Icky or Inviting??
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2006, 12:55:58 PM »
dirt/ mud pudding is a staple at our house for the holidays

We doesn't do the gummy worm thing with it anymore

Choclate/ peanutbutter rice krispies?  Put peanut butter into the marshmallow stuff then spread choclate over the whole pan full.

or depending on how much work you want to go through on party night and how many kids you could make "volcanos"  (we were at a Rainforest Cafe where they served these )

What they are is a pile of vanilla ice cream with 4 pieces of choclate cake (round cake not sheet) propped up around it to form the mountian, a bunch of whipped cream and a sparkler put in the top of it. And served with about a half dozen forks

PS-- I think the Cheescake thing looks Ick
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Re: Does This Look Icky or Inviting??
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2006, 02:53:29 PM »
The kids might like it. Personally, I'd pass on it. It doesn't look like real food to me, more like play dough or something. :-\

I think gingerbread men are good for the holidays, or even a gingerbread house they can take pieces of, if you have the time.
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Re: Does This Look Icky or Inviting??
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2006, 04:41:37 PM »
Oh eeew... that looks like clay ;)

Kids desserts - mini anything!  Mini cupcakes, small cookies, mini tartlets: all have gone over well here.

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Re: Does This Look Icky or Inviting??
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2006, 05:04:00 PM »
did anyone notice that the recipe on the website said to only use a half a cake mix and to discard the extra batter.

Anybody else here think that is stupid?  After all what are cupcakes for?
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Re: Does This Look Icky or Inviting??
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2006, 05:05:36 PM »
I did make gingerbread cookies that they can decorate.  :)

I called the kids decide about the cheesecake.  They want it, so I made it this afternoon.  I made it without the weird purple-grey color.  It's pink, orange, yellow, and lime -- sherbet colors.  Apparently, it's a very popular Disney dessert, but the real thing is pretty garish!  That was a knockoff, this is the real thing, it's even worse:
http://hotels.about.com/cs/disneypictures/l/blpop_10.htm

And, yes, I used the "discards" for a few more cupcakes.  Who pitches cake batter????  ANd it's more like 2/3 of the batter that you don't use.
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Re: Does This Look Icky or Inviting??
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2006, 05:52:03 PM »
I think it looks kinda cool!  (But then again, I'm a bit whacked.)  And I second the "dirt" option.  I love that stuff too...without the gummy worms, though.

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Re: Does This Look Icky or Inviting??
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2006, 06:29:41 PM »
It was a knockoff, this is the real thing, it's even worse:
http://hotels.about.com/cs/disneypictures/l/blpop_10.htm

And, yes, I used the "discards" for a few more cupcakes.  Who pitches cake batter????  ANd it's more like 2/3 of the batter that you don't use.

Oh my -- I do believe they should give you sunglasses with that dessert
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Re: Does This Look Icky or Inviting??
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2006, 09:23:17 PM »
psst Zip?  i think it looks like great fun, actually.  for the kids of course. they will LOVE it!!!!!

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Re: Does This Look Icky or Inviting??
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2006, 01:54:12 PM »
Kids would love it.

On suggestion to all about dessert tables and kids, try and make sure that there is a variety. As a kid never was upset when only one dessert was served and I couldn't eat it. My parents' attitude was it is going to happen sometimes. We usually stopped and got me a mint ice cream cone on the way home. (God those clerks must have thought my parents so rude, since sis and cousin C didn't get one)

I did feel bad when there were several different types of desserts and I still couldn't have one, because every single one contained either peanuts or chocolate*. One of my cousins actually put and end to it by saying, how come with X desserts there still isn't one Kimberly can eat. After that they made sure to have some type of small fruit tart.

*It wasn't until labeling laws were changed a few years later that the family found out a bunch of food I refused to eat was made with peanut oil. (They used to just say vegetable oil, then it was changed where they had to list each kind of oil.)
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Re: Does This Look Icky or Inviting??
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2006, 10:17:11 AM »
Zip,
What did the kids think?

I think it might well be appealing to kids if not adults.
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Re: Does This Look Icky or Inviting??
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2006, 11:36:39 AM »
That  looks cool. Not sure if I would actually eat it but it would look great on a dessert table.

I think that kids would love it and maybe some adults too.


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Re: Does This Look Icky or Inviting??
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2006, 07:06:46 PM »
I think it looks fun!  The recipe itself looks like it would taste good too.

As a child, I was extremely picky, so I probably would have passed it by then.  I was a big fan of packaged cookies (Chips Ahoy, Oreos, etc) so you might want to have some of those on hand, just in case.


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Re: Does This Look Icky or Inviting??
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2006, 02:07:56 PM »
It sure looks better than that awful cat box cake!

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Re: Does This Look Icky or Inviting??
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2006, 02:14:04 PM »
someone brought in a Pile of ....Poo....Cake once, complete with plastic flies and toilet paper stuck in it. 

Looked very ....ummm....real

and nobody ate it, even after scraping about 6 inches of icing off of it.

Who in their right mind makes that kind of stuff, anyway?
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