The Best Party Is A Rainbow Sprinkles Party! – The Weekend Whisk 11/24/12

by Kate on November 24, 2012

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Hello all! Are you all recovering from the gluttony of Thanksgiving? We feasted on so many wonderful foods and spent such a lovely family day together. This weekend will be all about just relaxing. It’s been a whirlwind of activities for me for the last week between Thanksgiving preparations, work and the big party for Maddy and Molly last weekend. Remember I’d been telling you all about the combined themes after we had to cancel Molly’s birthday due to Hurricane Sandy? So I combined Molly’s rainbow themed party with Maddy’s sprinkles themed party and WOW! It was such a hit!

I have to share all of this with you! It was amazing. Everything came together wonderfully and both themes melded together seamlessly. We had rainbows and sprinkles incorporated everywhere from the invitations and decorations to the dessert table. The kids had a blast breaking open a cupcake piΓ±ata that of course, had sprinkles on top and playing pin the strawberry on Strawberry Shortcake. Even my big kid had fun goofing around.

We moved inside for some pizza and before we knew it, it was time to dive into the desserts table. There were no shortage of sweets, that’s for sure. Rainbow rice krispie treats,

a rainbow of fruit,

rainbow jello,

chocolate covered strawberries and marshmallows dipped in rainbow sprinkles,

and of course, there was a cake decorated with sprinkles.

Once we cut into that unassuming white cake, everyone was in for quite a surprise!

I’ve been dying to make this rainbow layer cake with lemony buttercream from the first time I laid eyes on it. This is a terrible picture due to poor party lightly conditions but this cake was a show stopper.

Molly even got a mini cake all to herself.

Which she promptly inhaled.

Leaving her very messy!

After a bath and a wardrobe change of course, there were presents.

The girls had an amazing time and we loved seeing the joy on their faces. This is officially the best party I’ve ever put together. Now what to do with all the leftover sprinkles? I only have about 20 lbs!! Any ideas for me? I’d love to hear them! Otherwise, I just have a lifetime supply of sprinkles. Hope you all had a wonderful week and enjoy the weekend ahead. As always, here’s a recap of what was going on around here this week.



One Year Ago: Cinnamon-Cider Candied Apples & Caramel-Cider Dipped Apples

Two Years Ago: Chorizo Stuffed Pork Tenderloin & Sea Salted Asparagus

PS… While seeing which posts were on this date one and two years ago, I saw this old picture of Maddy in the chorizo-stuffed pork tenderloin post and just had to share it here in case you don’t click through. She’s SO cute! She was just a year old in this picture. It’s hard to believe she just turned 3. The time just flies by so quickly!

Smirnoff Kissed Caramel Apple Martini

Butternut Squash Tarte Tatin with Nutmeg Whipped Cream

Cinnamon Pear Twist Bread

And the most popular post this week was …

Mason Jar Pies

Babbles Bookmarks:

Slow-Cooker Vegetarian Lasagna from Eating Well: I can’t say that I’ve ever made lasagna in a crock pot before. I bookmarked this recipe to try the other day and made it. It’s awesome! I’ve always had lasagna with some type of meat. In this case, I didn’t miss the meat at all. It’s filled with layers of whole wheat pasta that sandwich a mixture of spinach, zucchini and Portobello mushrooms. A simple sauce of tomatoes and fresh garlic make this recipe even healthier. (Despite all the rich sweets you see here, I actually eat really healthy in “real life.” πŸ˜‰

Sea-Salted Chocolate Caramel Tart from Sprinkles BakesI adore this site! If you haven’t been on it, you must. Truly. Go, now! I made this tart as one of our Thanksgiving desserts (along with a Butternut Squash Tarte Tatin) Heather calls this tart “The Best Sea-Salted Chocolate Caramel Tart” and I assure you, it is. This went fast! This tart is like a grown up Twix bar. It has a shortbread crust, filled with caramel and topped with ganache. Perfection!

Homemade Raspberry Liqueur (Chambord) from Creative Culinary: Barb has outdone herself once more and wowed me with this homemade raspberry liqueur. After making her homemade Limoncello and having such delicious success, I now most definitely need to try making my own Chambord. With Barb’s easy instruction, it’s a breeze! She even suggested mixing this raspberry liqueur with champagne and that sounds divine to me.

Brownie Cookies from Crunchy Creamy Sweet: You know I’m a total brownie addict, so brownies in cookie form sound right up my alley! These cookies look chewy, chocolatey and delicious.

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Liz November 24, 2012 at 9:28 am

Love the rainbow cake and sprinkles! Looks like the party was a lot of fun. Have a great weekend!


Kate November 26, 2012 at 11:08 am

Thanks Liz! It was such a hit! Hope you had a great weekend.


Barbara | Creative Culinary November 24, 2012 at 10:11 am

You remind me a bit of me! I held every one of my kids birthday parties in our home; preferring to put my time and energy into a smaller but more personal effort. Their friends had parties at party centers or had a billion kids over to enjoy a bouncy house and I just preferred a smaller, more intimate crowd. How I wish those photos had been digital!

It’s all my girls ever knew so I’m not certain they appreciated it so much…but their friends did. Little kids would share how much they loved coming; I recall how one little girl told me how special they all felt. Made me cry…exactly what I always hoped for!

Congrats to all of you and tell your older daughter that while we might not see her here so much, she is sure an adorable presence in this post.

So glad you love my exercises into liqueurs; I know I do! πŸ™‚


Kate November 26, 2012 at 11:13 am

I think there is something so special about the intimacy of a home party with close friends and family. I hope you girls appreciate it as they grow up and remember them fondly as they look back on them. I think when you go out somewhere to have a party it always feels rushed and very scheduled. There’s no relaxation and just “taking it all in.” The only advantage to having a party at an party center somewhere is that they clean up for me πŸ˜‰ And I will definitely tell Hania that she was an adorable presence in the post. I know she’ll love to hear you thought so.


Wendy @laphemmephoodie November 24, 2012 at 11:35 am

Kate you are an amazing mom! The cake is gorgeous. I love all the rainbow food creations. Looks like everyone had a great time.


Kate November 26, 2012 at 11:14 am

A good time was had by all πŸ™‚ Thank you SO much for all your kind words, Wendy!


Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust November 24, 2012 at 12:08 pm

So many great ideas! I love those rice krispie treats and the strawberries!


Kate November 26, 2012 at 11:15 am

Thanks Dorothy! It was such a fun party and I think all those rainbow treats really made it a hit.


Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet November 24, 2012 at 1:05 pm

I know I said it before, but OMG your kiddos are so adorable!! Love the rainbow treats – so special! Thank you so much for linking up to my brownie cookies. πŸ™‚


Kate November 26, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Thank you Anna! I think so too but of course, I’m partial πŸ˜‰ So glad you enjoyed seeing our party and I adore those brownie cookies! I plan on making them this week and I cannot wait.


Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen November 25, 2012 at 1:42 am

Such cool ideas. I LOVE sprinkles with almost anything πŸ˜‰ They always add so much fun and color!


Kate November 26, 2012 at 12:31 pm

I couldn’t agree more, Kristi! Sprinkles just scream fun πŸ™‚ Thanks!


ChristineM November 26, 2012 at 1:20 pm



ChristineM November 26, 2012 at 1:21 pm

hit submit too soon, sorry. What a face! both of your children are so lucky and blessed to have you as their mom and that rainbow cake is amazing! I want to try it one day soon as well.


Kate November 28, 2012 at 11:18 am

Ha! Thank you! They are cuties. Actually all three girls featured in this post are mine. I have the two little ones who we were celebrating with the party as well as my older daughter who you saw goofing off in the post. She had the top of the cupcake piΓ±ata on her head :). I’m glad you enjoyed the post. Oh and the rainbow cake is not difficult at all or time consuming. It was much easier to do than I anticipated. Next I was to make one that is all one color but 6 different shades. Thinking I may do that for my older daughter’s birthday in January.


Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips November 29, 2012 at 10:40 pm

What a gorgeous and fun party! You have some lucky little girls to have such an awesome mommy!


Kate November 30, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Thanks Brianne!


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