This last Saturday I catered a beautiful wedding, and once again the bride and groom decided NOT to have a wedding cake. 😦 …..wiping a tear. I can’t help it, I’m a traditionalist when it comes to the wedding cake. Purely for selfish reasons too. I enjoy after a long catering day, to sit down and enjoy an over frosted piece of white wedding cake. Oohhhh, Pinterest……please leave this tradition alone!
At this wedding reception they had an “Oreo Cake” and when they exchanged their first bite they dipped each others Oreo in milk and then romantically placed the drenched Oreo in each others mouth. This was actually very cute and made me tear up. I will admit, I was very worried about the brides white dress getting a black Oreo milk stain dripped on her beautiful white dress. Then I thought, we just might witness their first fight, or her first look of annoyance towards her lovely new husband! I know my husband would have totally done that to me! Then he would have blamed it on me for having a Oreo cake to begin with!
That’s a lot of Oreos!
Along with having the Oreo cake, they had an array of desserts that I was quite pleased with! All the grandmas, aunts, and older ladies in the town made some sort of sweet concoction for this beautiful display of desserts.
Yes, there was every dessert you can think of. But, I ended up enjoying the peanut butter no-bake cookies best. I CAN NEVER RESIST PEANUT BUTTER. I was actually eating these cookies before the guest arrived. (I would just move the other cookies around to cover the empty spot!) That confession just might have lost me some future catering jobs!
Well, after snacking on these delicious no-bakes, it gave me an idea to try a different flavor, like, peaches and cream. And these turned out really yummy and quick. Oh, and peaches and cream instant oatmeal is my groom’s (of 10 years) favorite flavor.
Here’s another super cute picture of the “hot cocoa bar” that was at this wedding reception.
2 c. sugar
3/4 c. butter
2/3 c. milk
1 (3.4 oz.) box instant vanilla flavor pudding mix
3 cup quick cooking oats
2 packages of instant flavored peaches and cream oatmeal
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup coconut (optional)
In a large pan, mix together the sugar, butter and the milk. Bring to a boil. Boil 2 minutes. Turn off the heat, add in the pudding mix, oats and vanilla. (If using coconut, add with the oatmeal) Let stand 5 minutes. Drop by tablespoon onto wax paper and let cool. Store in an airtight container.
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