Have an ‘out-of-this-world’ party with these galaxy desserts
July is #spacemonth here at PAPER/PLATES, and in addition to lunar landings, Neil Armstrong, and the Hubble Telescope, that makes me think of birthdays.
Growing up, birthdays were a big deal at my house. They meant two key things: that you got to choose a special birthday dinner, and that you got to invite over your closest friends for a birthday party. Specifically, a themed birthday party. We had "under the sea" parties featuring blue light bulbs and inflatable fish that hung from the ceiling. We had Parisian parties where we enjoyed Welch’s sparkling grape juice in champagne flutes and a Christmas light silhouette of the Eiffel Tower hung on the wall. We had '50s parties featuring inflatable guitars, soda shoppe-style floats and a viewing of Grease (whose mature plot lines went completely overlooked).
As soon as we kicked off #spacemonth, I knew I had to do a post that honored those over-the-top, themed parties of yore, so here are five space themed recipes that can take your party to the next level. The next stratosphere, even! (Hardee-har-har)
Galaxy Candy Apples
These candy apples are spot on for a shimmering night sky. Their high luster and hefty dose of edible glitter make them distinctly out-of-this-world.
Get the recipe → Galaxy candy apples
When perusing for space themed recipes, one thing becomes abundantly clear—you’re going to need a lot of purple and blue food coloring. This simple recipe for chocolate bark is made celestial with ample food coloring and candy stars.
Get the recipe → Galaxy bark
If you are up for a challenge with fondant and cake decoration, this crowd-pleaser is for you. A dome cake base is topped with cosmic fondant and sprinkled with edible silver paint to make a perfect galactic centerpiece.
Get the step-by-step guide → Cosmic cake
A fun spin on chocolate dipped pretzels, these cute little aliens would make a great addition to any space party. (Or Halloween party!)
Get the recipe → Alien pretzels
Galaxy donuts are probably the trendiest celestial dessert on the internet these days. Catch the wave with this baked and swirled recipe that's sure to impress.
Get the recipe → Galaxy donuts