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Feeding a crowd dessert?


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Feeding a crowd dessert?

sasha1 | Dec 20, 2006 09:30 PM

I signed up for making dessert at a combination holiday/1st birthday party (for my son), and my mom's house next week. She just informed me she expects 30.

I'm trying to decide between one type of dessert (large cake or several small of the same type) or a dessert table. Other considerations are that, although it is a kid bday party, most of the guests are adults. Also, I bake, rather than buy, to accomodate a nut allergy. Finally, I'll be prepping in a kitchen not my own, on a relatively short timetable, so anything that is easy and/or can be made 1-2 days ahead would be tremendously helpful.

I am tending to a variety of desserts, a homemade cake, some cupcakes from a box, a few fruit tarts using whatever jumps out at the farmer's market, and maybe some rice krispie treats. Then again, maybe an assortment of holiday cookies...
I don't want to take on too much and then be exhausted (or not make deadline). What do you think?

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