Baking with Melissa Baking Parties

BAKING WITH MELISSA BAKING PARTIES

Baking with Melissa: Baking Parties for kids and teens in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.

Baking with Melissa hosts baking parties, cooking parties, and cupcake decorating parties in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas! All parties are all-inclusive and perfect for Kids and Teens!! Check out the Baking with Melissa baking parties website for more information!

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Baking with Melissa baking birthday party!

Many thanks to Stephanie Gill Photography! Stephanie took these incredible photos at a recent Baking with Melissa baking party and allowed me to share them with you!

Baking with Melissa Baking Parties

Table set up for 2 cupcake recipe!

Melissa arrives with all of the dishes, ingredients, and the FUN and provides your child and all her friends with a fun and unique birthday party experience! For parents, this is will be one of the easiest parties you will ever throw! Melissa does it all!

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Measuring out the ingredients

Not only is baking super fun for kids, but baking also encourages learning! Math, science, and reading skills to name a few.

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Learning to measure out the ingredients!

The party featured in this blog post had a “Fancy Nancy” theme and as you will see, everything was pretty and pink!

Baking with Melissa Melissa will create the perfect party for you and your child! Baking with Melissa Time for the FROSTING! How perfect are those piping bags!?

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Delicious buttercream frosting!

At Baking with Melissa baking parties, we make homemade delicious buttercream frosting and the birthday child gets to decide what colors we use! We love using the Wilton Gel Food Color in neon for these beautiful vibrant colors!

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SO exciting!

Before the cupcakes are decorated, Melissa teaches all of the bakers frosting decorating techniques, so each baker can create their own perfect cupcake!

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Baking with Melissa Parties

Cupcake Decorating

Baking with Melissa Baking Parties

All of the bakers take pride in what they accomplish at these parties. They bake their own cupcakes and then get to decorate them. Melissa brings cupcake boxes and recipe cards for each guest to take home as a keepsake from the party!

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The most precious little moment!

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Hard at work!

SO MUCH FUN! Baking with Melissa baking parties

Many thanks to Stephanie Gill Photography for allowing us to post these amazing photos! You can find Stephanie Gill Photography on Instagram and Facebook!

Baking with Melissa hosts baking parties and cupcake decorating parties in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas! For more information: Call 818-445-3397

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So much fun!!

Hope to see you at your next party!

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Bolthouse Farms Tasting and Cooking Event!

BOLTHOUSE FARMS TASTING AND COOKING EVENT!

Bolthouse Farms Tasting and Cooking Event Baking with Melissa was recently invited to join a Bolthouse Farms juice tasting and cooking class hosted by Spoon Fork Bacon!  Not only did we get to taste some amazing new juice and smoothy flavors, but we also got to do some mixology and cooking in the amazing kitchen at EATZ LA!

Bolthouse Farms tasting and cooking event

After we tasted the amazing smoothies and juices we did some Mixology! This drink was DELICIOUS! I really loved the Mango Pineapple Colada and mixing it with Pear Vodka was absolutely incredible!

SALTY PEAR COLADA RECIPE

Bolthouse Farms tasting and cooking event

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 oz Pear Vodka
  • 1 oz Elderflower Liqueur
  • 5-6 oz Bolthouse Farms Mango Pineapple Colada
  • Honey
  • Sea Salt Flakes
  • Sugar
  • Lime Zest
  • Ice

Directions:

  1. Prep Glass: Pour a thin layer of honey onto a plate. Combine sugar, salt, and lime zest and pour onto another shallow plate.
  2. Carefully rim the glass with the honey followed by the lime salt-sugar mixture, until the glass is fully coated. Fill glass with ice.
  3. Pour vodka, liqueur, and Bolthhouse Farms Mango Pinapple Coloada into a cocktail shaker and fill with ice.
  4. Shake for one minute. Pour into prepared cocktail glass and serve

BOLTHOUSE TASTING AND COOKING EVENT:

Bolthouse Farms tasting and cooking event

After we made our drinks, the cooking began! We made this delicious COCONUT SHRIMP WITH RASPBERRY BLOOD ORANGE CHILI SAUCE (the recipe is below).

Bolthouse Farms tasting and cooking event

Ingredients Chili Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup Bolthouse Farms Raspberry Blood Orange Juice
  • 1/2 cup unseasoned rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar (or 1/3 cup honey)
  • 3 Tbsp. water, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. sambal chili paste
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Ingredients Coconut Shrimp:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup Bolthouse Farms Protein PLUS Coconut
  • 1 cup shredded (sweetened) coconut
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 16 large shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails in tact
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Oil for frying
  • Lime wedges for serving

Directions:

Chili Sauce

  • Place blood orange juice, vinegar, sugar, & 2 Tbsp. water into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Once the mixture begins to boil, reduce heat & simmer until mixture reduces by one third.
  • Once mixture has reduced, stir in chili paste. In a small bowl whisk together the starch, remaining water and salt and stir into the vinegar mixture.
  • Once chili sauce begins to thicken (enough to coat the back of a spoon), remove from heat & set aside.

Coconut Shrimp

  • In a shallow bowl combine eggs, Protein Plus Coconut smoothie, & whisk together. In another shallow bowl combine shredded coconut, panko, and almond meal and toss together until completely combined.
  • Set an assembly line up with a bowl of flour, egg mixture, coconut mixture, and a clean plate lined w/was paper.
  • Lightly season shrimp on each side with salt and pepper. Dredge each shrimp into the flour mixture, followed by the egg mixture, and finally into the coconut mixture until completely coated. (Making sure to shake any access coating onto he shrimp after each dredging).
  • Refrigerate the shrimp for 3o minutes as you preheat the oil
  • Fill a tall sided saucepan or dutch oven with 2 inched of oil and heat to 350 degrees F.
  • Carefully add the shrimp into the hot oil, a few at a time, and fry for 3 to 4 minutes. Carefully flip each shrimp and continue to fry for an additional 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer fried shrimp onto a baking sheet lined with a cooling rack and season with salt and pepper.
  • Fry remaining shrimp in batches, season and serve immediately with chili sauce and lime wedges.

THIS EVENT WAS SO MUCH FUN (and delicious)! I Hope you enjoy the recipes!! We ran out of time to make it, but they also served us this amazing french toast for dessert!

Bolthouse Farms tasting and cooking event

Baking with Melissa hosts Baking Parties and Cooking Parties in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas! Find Baking with Melissa on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook!

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Cookie Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookie Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I made these AMAZING Cookie Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies by modifying my favorite peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe! I have never shared this recipe before and I figured it was time for you to bake up these easy to adapt OMG worthy cookies!

Cookie Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Just look at that perfect cookie stack!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter; softened
  • 1 cup of Amoretti Cookie Spread(or peanut butter, Nutella, etc.)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2- 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips (or 1 cup of chocolate chips and 1 cup of peanut butter chips if you are making peanut butter cookies)
  • 12+ crushed up Oreo Cookies; optional

Amoretti Cookie Spread

I used Amoretti Cookies & Cream Cookie Spread! So delicious!

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cream together the butter, cookie butter/spread (or peanut butter, Nutella, etc.) and sugars.
  3. Beat in the eggs until batter is fluffy.
  4. In another bowl; combine the dry ingredients together.
  5. Mix dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until combined.
  6. Add in chocolate chips and Oreo Cookies (or other mix-ins).
  7. Scoop cookie dough onto a cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Cookie Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love using a cookie scoop with cookie dough to get the perfect looking cookies that turn out uniform in size!

Cookie Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s easy to sub out the cookie butter/spread for peanut butter, almond butter, Nutella, or any cookie butter that you might like! This is what they look like when using peanut butter and a mix of chocolate and peanut butter chips!!!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Baking with Melissa hosts baking parties, cooking parties, and cupcake decorating parties in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas! Find Melissa on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube!

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Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

Baking with Melissa: M&M Cookies

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