Jan 12, 2012

Little Man Guest Dessert Feature {with Caramel Pretzel Cheesecake Shooter Recipe}

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids, Recipes

When this featured submission popped up in our inbox, it put a huge smile on my face. As a mother to two boys, I’m always referring to them as “My Little Men”.  Although I’m not the biggest fan of the “moustache trend” that we saw in 2011, this table by Gretchen from Three Little Monkeys Studio was done just right! Ever since her son was born, Gretchen and her husband have always called their son “our little man.” So it seemed fitting to design a Little Man Bash to celebrate his second birthday. Sweet treats included homemade whoopie pies, brownies, caramel cheesecake shooters {scroll down for the recipe below!}, moustache cookies, those amazing cake pops (half of which were created to look just like Gretchen’s son), doughnuts, cake and cupcakes. Moustache crayon favors and lollipops were given out to the lil guests, while adults took home gourmet chocolate bars covered in wrappers that matched the theme. Moustache stamps designed by The Skill Collector were used to give a personal touch to napkins, favor bags, invitation envelopes and bamboo utensils.  Scroll down below to see the vendor credits and to see Gretchen’s recipe for her Caramel Pretzel Crunch Cheescake Shooters!

To see some more party inspiration for your little man, click here and here.

Caramel Pretzel Crunch Cheescake Shooters

Makes 12 shooters.

24 pretzels, roughly broken into small pieces
2-8oz. pkg. of cream cheese, softened
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 tsp. vanilla
Cool Whip, thawed
Jar of caramel sauce

Fill shooter glasses with 1/2″ of pretzel bits. Reserve some pieces for granish.

Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth, and then fold in 1/2 a container of thawed Cool Whip.

Fill shooter glasses with cream cheese mixture until they are filled halfway. Drizzle caramel sauce over cream cheese mixture, then repeat with another layer of cream cheese mixture. Top with a dollop of Cool Whip, then drizzle more caramel sauce and garnish with a few pretzel bits.

Vendor Credits:

Printables: Three Little Monkeys Studio
Baker’s twine, plates, napkins, milk bottles and paper straws:
Shop Sweet Lulu
Cake and cupcakes: Sugar and Spice Bakery
Cookies: Pastry Tart Bakery
Custom stamps:
The Skill Collector
Fondant brownie and cake toppers:
Edible Details
Mustache crayon favors:
Rainbow Star Designs
Cake Pops:
Mom’s Killer Cakes
Dough a Deer
Pom Flair 


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