Sweet Pea Baby Shower Recipes and Sentiments Cake

Earlier this week I introduced you to Party Guest Lisa and her darling Sweet Pea Baby Shower.  Lisa has graciously shared some of her recipes too.

One of the things Lisa does at a party, an idea I have totally fallen in love with, is a Sentiments Cake.

When I asked Lisa what a Sentiments Cake was this is how she explained it to me:

A sentiment cake is a cake I make for sentimental purposes.  It is where
I make cupcakes to be enjoyed by the friends who come to the party and
the sentiment cake is boxed up to be enjoyed by the family members not
invited to the party…  Maybe a hubby or younger siblings.  They LOVE
it!  That way not too much cake is consumed or wasted!  But it helps to
carry the theme.  What is a party without the cake.”

Isn’t that just the best idea – I so love it!

The menu for the baby shower included:

Pea Pod Baby Shower Menu 
 

Lime Punch

Cheese and Assorted Gourmet Crackers

Sweet Snap Peas

Croissants

Pitas

Curry Chicken Salad

Almond Chicken Salad 

Vanilla Cupcakes with Whipped Buttercream

Coffe and Tea

Thanks to Lisa for sharing some of the recipes with us!!

“Sweet Pea” Pecan Tassies

3 eggs

1 cup dark corn syrup

2/3 cup sugar

1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted

¼ tsp. sea salt

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1 ¼ cups pecan halves

1 15 oz. package refrigerated piecrust dough or homemade

Place Demarle Boat Tray on Perforated Baking Sheet.

Roll dough out on Roulpat. Use boat dough cutter to cut out little “pods”. Line tray with pastry. Use shaper to press dough into tray. In a mixing bowl beat eggs. Add corn syrup, sugar, butter, vanilla and pecans. Mix well.

Pour filling into prepared “pods”.

Bake @ 350 for 30 minutes or until golden.

Lime Punch

1 carton Lime Sherbet

4 litres 7 UP

Add ingredients to One

Glass Crock – availabe at Target and Costco

Lisa’s Almond Chicken Salad

6 boiled chicken breasts, chopped

1 tsp. garlic salt

1 ¼ cups Best Foods Mayonnaise

1 cup toasted almonds, chopped

1 cup Monterey Jack Cheese

Mix all ingredients together, except for almonds.

May be refrigerated overnight.

Add almonds before serving.

May add more mayo if needed.

Lisa’s Curry Chicken Salad

6 cups chicken, chopped

2 8oz. cans water chestnuts, chopped

1 ¼ cups Best Foods Mayonnaise

1 tsp. salt

2 tsp. curry

Mix all ingredients together except water chestnuts.

May be refrigerated overnight.

Add water chestnuts before serving.

Note: If I am boiling chicken breasts, I figure on one chicken breast per cup.

May add a bit more mayo before serving if needed.

Enjoy!