Baking For Others: Cake Bites & An Invitation
EVENT: Creative Girl Celebration
VENUE: Thistle & Clover Boutique, Fort Greene
PARTY SIZE: 75
TYPE: A Night of Shopping!
MENU: Sprinkle Cake Bites
As you might have seen in our newsletter on Friday, we’re so excited to be baking the treats for the clothing and jewelry boutique Thistle & Clover’s celebration of a new book, Katharine Sise’s Creative Girl: The Ultimate Guide for Turning Talent and Creativity into a Real Career. The party is this Wednesday, from 5:30 to 8:30pm in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. It’ll feature jewelry and clothes on sale, lots of “creative girls”–women with awesome careers who are featured in the book–champagne to drink, and our glorious cake bites to nibble on.
The first six NYC-based readers to email us (biggirlssmallkitchen [at] gmail [dot] com) can come join us at this awesome event.
In case you were wondering, Cake Bites are our delicious answer to the cupcake trend. Though they’re quite sweet and quite rich, they’re small–the perfect size for an indulgence. We’ve been making them with yellow cake, sprinkles, and a simple royal icing, but we know there are infinite variations out there on the internet and can’t wait to experiment more.
Hope some of you can make it to the party and try the delicious confections for yourself!
From our kitchen, albeit small, to yours,
Cara and Phoebe, THE QUARTER-LIFE COOKS
Sprinkle Cake Bites
Makes about 50 bites
2 round yellow cake layers or 1 sheet cake
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles
2 large egg whites*
3 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Break the cake into crumbs using your fingers or a food processor.
Stir in the cream cheese and ¼ cup of sprinkles. This is easiest with your fingers—but watch out, it’s messy!
Form the cake mixture into balls 1 inch in diameter.
Make the coating by combining the egg whites with the confectioners’ sugar and vanilla extract. It should make ribbons when you lift it with your fork. (Note: the cake balls we serve to strangers are not made with raw egg whites; don’t serve them to pregnant women or on hot days. We sub meringue powder.)
Dip each ball into the coating and set it on a rack. Drop more rainbow sprinkles on top. Let set for 30 minutes to an hour. Enjoy!