Keep Calm & Marry On! Part 2

tea sandwiches

My lovely co-hosts for my sister’s bridal shower helped make some of the yummy food. There were mini sandwiches in three flavors (tuna salad, chicken salad, and egg salad), mushroom and cheese mini quiches, pasta salad, potato salad, greens salad, and fruit salad. I also made jam butter to go with croissants and fresh baked biscuits (which I baked on location so when the guests arrived it smelled like fresh baked yumminess).

Jam butter ingredients

For jam butter, all you need is a stick of butter and 4-5 Tablespoons of jam. I made two different butters, one with raspberry jam and one with a strawberry champagne jam from Scotland. The fact the jam was from Scotland was what made me pick it over other yummy sounding flavors. All you do is beat (by hand or with electric mixer) the jam into the butter, than scoop it into a pretty dish and refrigerate. It will last for about a week.

This super easy recipe was a big hit! I definitely recommend making it.

some of the desserts

There were lots of yummy desserts, too. Co-host extraordinaire Holly made heart shaped sugar cookies decorated with the British flag, bridesmaid Kate made a biscuit cake like Prince William had for his groom’s cake,and I made Peppermint Brownies.

Peppermint Brownies: Make your favorite brownie recipe and fill cupcake liners two-thirds full with batter. Pop in a York peppermint patty, then top with another scoop or so of batter. Bake and enjoy the deliciousness.

This is not too mention the fruit with chocolate for dipping, the lemon and jam tarts made by my sister’s real Brit friend Louise (I’m going to ask for the recipe and share them with you), cookies, candies, and…

the Mini Cooper Cake my sister-in-law Amy arranged for! It was the perfect touch for a British themed party, especially since my sister (the bride) has a blue Mini Cooper.

mini cooper cake

back of mini cooper cake

Amy sent the baker pictures of my sister’s car so the cake version even had the same Tardis-themed license plate like the real car!

This post is getting lengthy, so I will save the crafty how-to for another post.