Mini Chocolate Orange Cheesecakes

I’m back again with yet another “mini dessert” post! I love creating desserts in mini glasses for guests to grab from dessert tables. So when I was tasked with creating a Valentines themed table, I knew a cheesecake would go down a storm and would require next to no-time for me to put together.

The only problem was that I’d actually never made a cheesecake before! Shock horror I know – I have no idea why I hadn’t made these sooner since it was super easy, required very little ingredients and was extremely easy to assemble. With no baking time required, it meant I didn’t need to slave over the oven and I couldn’t wait to use my favourite Terry’s chocolate orange in a bake.

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Valentine’s Dessert Table

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With Valentine’s day fast approaching I thought I’d throw it back to this little dessert table I put together for a Valentine’s party last year. Any excuse for a party (and one that includes desserts) and I’m there in a heartbeat – who said Valentine’s day is only for couples? I plan on throwing another party this year with friends and family and can’t wait!

For those wanting to throw a Valentine’s party, or for those who simply want to put together a dessert table just so they can gorge on all the sugar themselves, hopefully this’ll provide some inspiration.

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Picnic Party

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Hello all – it’s been a while hasn’t it? Excuse my absence but I come baring ‘gifts’ – a post dedicated to an indoor picnic party I threw last year!

This birthday party was originally planned to take place outdoors, but we know how unpredictable the British weather is so I was forced to bring it indoors at the very last minute. With my little sister turning 10, I knew the party needed to be fun but not too “childish”.

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Dessert Table #1

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I’m a big fan of dessert tables – give me a reason for a party and I’ll be the first person to jump up to create a table filled with desserts to fit the theme.

I think it makes the perfect addition to any party and I’m a sucker for taking something simple and transforming it to look pretty. Having a dessert table helps to give the room a focal point and keeps the guests waiting eagerly and on their toes till the table opens up!

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Jam Tarts

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Jam tarts are one of those recipes that feel like they are so much harder to make than they actually are – probably due to the fact that a pastry is involved.

However, with a pastry that takes only minutes to prepare and a filling that is already pre-made, it honestly doesn’t entail as much effort as one would expect. And for those that want a cheat bake that requires even more minimal effort, then use shop bought pastry instead – no one will ever know the difference.

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Cheats Banoffee Pie

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I come armed with another cheat bake today, and one that’s even easier than my last! Following on from my previous post, I also whipped up these banoffee pots for my Valentine’s gathering.

I love making mini individual desserts, and think when creating a dessert table it makes it much more easier for guests to grab a dessert and go rather than having to cut it into separate pieces (there’s no time to waste when eating cake.)

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