08 May 2011

137th Kentucky Derby *photo heavy*

**----THE 1ST ANNUAL MARKFORD DERBY PARTY----**

.derby ATC. 
supplies: all paper is Bazzill, banner is copy paper & pin is by Maya Road, black ink by Inkadinkado.
.MINT JULEP CUPCAKES.
these will now become a tradition!! they were so moist, yummy, and sweet :D

 .the batter.
I poured the mix into foil liners, as to resemble the julep cup. 

.ingredients.
Original recipe found HERE
My adaptations: I used Vanilla Cake Mix as a base instead of making it from scratch. Also, no bourbon in the cupcake. I did put about 2 tablespoons of bourbon in store bought Vanilla Icing & let it set overnight before I decorated them. 

 .BROWNIE BOURBON BALLS.
.I would definitely make these again - but they were more fudge-y than brownie. 
.rollin, rollin, rollin.

.hard at work.
Original Recipe found HERE.
My adaptations: I did not use an egg substitute - I used real egg. Chris rolled a 1/3 with powdered sugar, no almonds. A 1/3 with almonds, no powdered sugar. A 1/3 with both. I recommend using nuts - it does balance out the richness of the bite size ball. 

 .THE SPREAD.
lemon jello cake, pasta salad, rolls, chocolate covered strawberries, julep cupcakes, bourbon balls. (lunch meat not out yet - the doggies would have gotten too excited,  hehehe)

 .AND THEY'RE OFF!!.
.ALL THOSE IN ATTENDANCE - derby hats required.

xo,


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