Suggestions Please….

I’m down to the brass tacks and details of the wedding these days. All the major things are dealt with and we are down to the tiny stuff. And by we, I mean me. :P Because, well, MDP is a show up and let’s get married kind of guy. He isn’t at all concerned about my mother’s homemade strawberry rhubarb jam having matching labels that coordinate with the beer coasters I designed. Though I am sure deep down he really does care…hahaha, okay maybe not.

One of those little details is figuring out what desserts to serve. Since I am doing the baking it’s up to me to decide. I have a list of like 15 desserts…half of which seem to be Funfetti or sprinkle based (Heather would be so proud). MDP and I are not huge chocolate fans (though we certainly get a hankering for it from time to time). We both LOVE key lime and so I have a strong feeling key lime is going to be a cupcake flavor.

So while going through my archives I ran across this Key Lime-Raspberry Tiramisu from June 2009. The read was an interesting one since I was considering stopping blogging around that time. Aren’t you glad I chose to stay. :P I remember this dessert well. It was SOOOO good. Like I got my hand stuck in the smaller jar trying to wipe it with my finger to get the last bit of the filling along the sides. I wish I was joking but it was stuck. It happened once to a Pringles can as well. Which I think Pringles has a conspiracy anyway about can design just to mess with people.

So maybe you can help with the dessert ideas for the wedding. I don’t want anything that requires a fridge or freezer as there won’t be one. Nothing that requires utensils really….think portable eats. Is there some bar cookie or cupcake on my site that you have made that you have love and think should be there? Speak up please!


Key Lime-Raspberry Tiramisu


  • Raspberry Jam Sauce:
  • 12 ounces frozen raspberries
  • 6 TBSP sugar
  • Key Lime Simple Syrup:
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • zest of two key limes
  • 3 4.40-ounce packages Champagne biscuits(or lady fingers)
  • Key Lime Filling:
  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 8 ounces Mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 3 TBSP fresh key lime juice (if you can find)
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries for garnish


  1. Use a 8-x-8-inch pan.
  2. Cook frozen raspberries and 6 TBSP sugar in saucepan over medium heat until mixture resembles a jam and is reduced to 1 cup, stirring frequently, about 15 minutes.
  3. Cool jam mixture.
  4. Push through a sieve to get a sauce-like consistency.
  5. Combine sugar with ¼ cup water and lime zest in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally until sugar has dissolved.
  6. Remove from heat, and cool to room temperature.
  7. Strain out the zest before using.
  8. Using and electric mixer, whip the cream until stiff peaks form.
  9. In a mixing bowl, fold 2/3′s of the whipped cream into the Mascarpone cheese, along with the powdered sugar, and key lime juice.
  10. Blend until cream is fully incorporated.
  11. Lay the lady fingers at the bottom of dish. Brush the layer with Key Lime Simple (about 1/3 of it) followed by the Raspberry Jam Sauce.
  12. Spread 1/3 of the cheese mixture over the lady fingers.
  13. Scatter 1/3 cup fresh raspberries on top of the cheese mixture.
  14. Repeat the procedure until all of the lady fingers and cheese mixture are used.
  15. Spread the reserved whip cream over the top of the tiramisu.
  16. Allow the cake to set, about an hour.
  17. Garnish with fresh berries.
  18. Makes 10 servings.
  19. To make Parfait style:
  20. Break up 4-5 lady fingers.
  21. Put about 5 pieces at the bottom of a clear glass of your choice.
  22. Brush with syrup.
  23. Add raspberry sauce.
  24. Pipe in Mascarpone filling.
  25. Top with a little more raspberry sauce.
  26. Add raspberry.
  27. Repeat till you hit the top of your glass.


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  1. I love your snickerdoodle cupcakes!

  2. It wouldn’t be a Peabody event without something of the snickerdoodle variety.

  3. If you love key lime and raspberry together…how about doing key lime bars (prepared like lemon bars) with a raspberry swirl or key lime cookie cups with a tiny bit of raspberry sauce (coulis, whatever) spiked with Grand Marnier and a raspberry on top? You could do a bit of whipped cream if you have someone close that wouldn’t mind getting the cream whipper out before dessert is served to make tiny rosettes. Perfect little finger dessert foods that are transportable without needing too much care. xo

  4. Would bread pudding cupcakes work? Or bread pudding in little ramekins/mason jars? You always seem to make fantastic bread pudding. Personal favorite is definitely sticky bun, but your original recipe (with pecan toffee sauce), which I have yet to try, looks killer.

    I’m so excited for your wedding!…even though I won’t be there, haha. :D I’ll still be sending good wishes and thoughts for the day!

  5. @KB- that wouldn’t work for the amount of people coming. Getting indivdual ramikins wouldn’t be far from cost effective.

  6. @Stacy- can’t do whipped cream…no fridge.

  7. I was going to say the snickerdoodle muffins…looks like some folks above had the same idea! :)

  8. Elizabeth says:

    The malted blondies are so good (I think your recipe has the easter egg malt balls in them).

  9. Mmmmm, just thinking of all those potential desserts is making me drool. You are both spontaneous people, so do at least a couple different desserts, time permitting. Definitely snicker doodle something. How about cake pop style? I know it’s overdone, but you could use them as table decor too, and everyone would want to take those guys home! Oh, and my boys think you should use crazy straws instead of sticks. Good luck, and have fun! Congrats!

  10. Brownies…no dessert bar is complete without brownies.

  11. Snickerdoodle cupcakes topped with mini snickerdoodle cookies! YAY! :)

  12. Christine says:

    How about the citrus-scented almond cupcakes with the blood orange icing – or the key lime pie cupcakes? Sweet and tart and oh, so good!

  13. How about Key Lime Blondies?

  14. I definitely think you need to have some kind of rice krispie treat. Maybe those Elvis ones that I tried? They were a huge hit with my labmates.

  15. stephanie says:

    Your white Russian fudge…you can dress it up! Chocolate Chip Madeleines, same thing. Brown-Butter Financiers with all different fruits, yum! Pavlova Nests with Key Lime Curd and Blackberries (not sure if needs fridge). Mini Graham Cake with Florida Key Lime Pie Glaze. Cream puffs, maybe Key Lime..? Dang, I’m hungry. Vanilla-Nutmeg Caramels (or chewy toffee) , love that post. White Chocolate Truffles Infused with Pear Skins, Wildflower Honey and Nutmeg…I’ll stop now.

  16. I ditto Donna – but more specifically your Liqueured Brownies. Those things are DELICIOUS!
    I also ditto Erin on the rice krispie treats; either the fluffernutter or the cookie dough ones you posted as a flashback the other day…

    I have no original ideas today – I’m just a ditto-er…

  17. stephanie says:

    Oh, man, now these are beautiful: your Tangerine Kumquat Rounds! And mini Blue Cheese Cheesecake with Onion Pear Jam? Who cares if it need fridge time, I’d rather take the chance just to eat it. Really done now. Must step away from your recipe index…I have repined a bunch onto my MAKE REALLY SOON board, ha.

  18. Stephanie; I was just looking at those Tangerine Kumquat Rounds too. I’ve never been able to find kumquats in Dallas and I don’t even know when they’re in season…

  19. @Alice- they are in season now. They are a citrus so they are usually around Nov-March

  20. My mom turned me on to your site with your “Thanks For Putting Up with Me Mom Chocolate Hazelnut Coco Krispies Treats”… relatively easy to make, definitely portable, and a hit of chocolate for those who need it. Just a thought.

  21. these: Peanut Butter Cup- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars!!!

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