Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tasty Tuesday: Blueberry Cheesecake with Melted Chocolate

When it comes to beautiful and decadent desserts, we’ve seen our fair share of confections. From cookies to candy, cake to homemade chocolate bars, our sweet tooth has been satisfied more times than we can count. But nothing compares to this phenomenal Blueberry Cheesecake recipe we came across on LaurenConrad.com. From the graham cracker crust to the chocolate drizzle on top, we won’t judge if you decide to lick your plate afterwards!

blueberry cheesecake with melted chocolate

Ingredients

For the crust:
2 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup butter
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt

For the filling:
20oz cream cheese, softened
¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 eggs
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup fresh blueberries
fresh edible flowers
berries to garnish
1 cup dark melting chocolate

blueberry cheesecake recipe with melted chocolate via laurenconrad.com

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Spray a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray.
3. Melt the butter in the microwave or on the stove top. Add in the graham cracker crumbs, salt, and cinnamon. Mix until everything is combined.
4. Add the graham mix into the springform pan and press firmly into the bottom and up the sides of the pan.
5. Place the crust into the freezer while you make the filling.
6. Add cream cheese and sugar to a food processor and process until completely mixed together.
7. Add in all of the other ingredients and process until combined.
8. Add the filling into your springform pan on top of the crust.
9. Bake the cheesecake in your preheated oven for about one hour, or until the sides are set and the middle is slightly jiggly.
10. Let the cheesecake cool for at least an hour before removing the sides of the pan.
11. Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 45 second increments, stirring in between each time.
12. Pour onto the side of the cheesecake and top with fresh berries and edible flowers. Enjoy!

We can’t think of a more beautiful dessert to sit center stage at our next dessert table! Try out this recipe and devour the details of another LaurenConrad.com perfectly sweet treat.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Monday Mashups: 5 Ways to Use Fruit as Event Decor

Fruit-filled cocktails and dishes are a welcome addition to warm-weather events. But why stop there? Event designers are using oranges, bananas, and more in increasingly innovative and eye-catching ways. Here are some memorable examples of event decor that incorporates fresh fruit as inspiration for your next summer soiree.

Go Bananas

<p> For a private corporate event on Ellis Island in New York, design firm Tinsel created Cuban-inspired decor and catering...

For a private corporate event on Ellis Island in New York, design firm Tinsel created Cuban-inspired decor and catering ideas. The center of the bar showcased a giant tower made from bananas; pink lighting created a unique, artsy effect.

When Life Gives You Lemons

<p> Earlier this month, Mike’s Hard hosted an Instagram-friendly pop-up in New York. Dubbed “Bright Side,” the space took on...

Earlier this month, Mike’s Hard hosted an Instagram-friendly pop-up in New York. Dubbed “Bright Side,” the space took on a lemon theme meant to evoke happiness. A step-and-repeat made of greenery housed lemons and bottles of Mike’s Hard.

Floating Fruits

<p> Also at the Svedka party, fresh fruit decorated an eye-catching logo that floated in a pool.</p>

For Svedka’s Rio Carnival summer party in Los Angeles, event producers BMF Media Group used a variety of colorful fruits to decorate the space. Fresh fruit decorated an eye-catching logo that floated in a pool at this outdoor event.

Everything is Better with Chocolate

<p> At a Godiva product launch in New York, a custom table that continued up a wall featured artfully arranged truffles...

At a Godiva product launch in New York, a custom table that continued up a wall featured artfully arranged truffles along with fresh fruit, nuts, and spices, all set in a bed of melted chocolate.

Eye-Catching Arrangement

<p> Spanish gin brand Gin Mare celebrated its U.S. launch by bringing its international Med Rooftops series to New York....

Spanish gin brand Gin Mare celebrated its U.S. launch by bringing its international Med Rooftops series to New York. Produced and designed by BMF Media Group, the party featured a wall of wooden crates that showcased the Gin Mare bottles paired with fruit and greenery. The giant installation also served as an unconventional step-and-repeat.

When you have fresh fruit at your fingertips...go bananas and devour the details of fun summer event decor with the help some perfect produce!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Royal Wedding Viewing Party at Fairmont Copley Plaza

Fairmont Copley Plaza and Boston Weddings cordially inviteS you to attend a Royal Wedding Viewing Party & Breakfast on Saturday, May 19, from 6:30–9:30AM, to celebrate the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The nuptials and all the pomp and ceremony will be broadcasted live in the hotel’s elegant ballroom while guests indulge in a full English (and American!) breakfast, plenty of tea and scones, and wedding cake to commemorate the occasion. A champagne bar will open at 8AM to toast the happy couple as they embark on a horse-drawn carriage procession through the streets of Windsor, offering Bollinger champagne and traditional British cocktails such as Pimm's Cup and Bramble. Pinkies up ladies!


Guests are highly encouraged to arrive fascinator-ready and dressed to impress in traditional wedding wear suited for a royal gathering. A raffle at the party will award a grand prize to one lucky attendee – a two night stay in a Junior Suite at The Savoy in London, Fairmont Copley Plaza’s iconic sister property, inclusive of full English breakfast and a traditional Afternoon Tea. Amazing! A photo experience will be in the room for guests to capture their own royal moments throughout the morning – red telephone booth, life-size cutouts of Royal family members and more! How fun?!

The Fairmont Copley Plaza has a rich history hosting royalty, foreign dignitaries and countless celebrities. His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, visited the Copley Plaza hotel in 1986 for a private reception in the ballroom hosted by the British Consulate. Two dozen violinists played from the balconies overhanging the ballroom and masses of flowers from around the world decorated the room. This was the Prince’s first trip to Boston, visiting for the 350th anniversary celebration of Harvard University.

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Gather your gal pals and devour the details of a Royal Wedding celebration at the Fairmont Copley Plaza this Saturday! Cheers!