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Pink Ideas Needed!

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Hello everyone!

My sister is obsessed with pink - to the point that whenever I see anything pink (even if it's completely unrelated to anything she would like) I would think of her and want to buy it. All our friends and family would agree with me and do the same. Pink insanity!

Anyway...!

So this week is her bridal shower with her friends (as opposed to our older family members), and it's basically entitled "you like pink? YOU GOT IT!" and it's a PINK OVERLOAD!

I am making EVERYTHING on the menu pink - and if it's already not pink, well, then I am going to make it pink (I won't use dye, but instead use natural beet juice... But I want to avoid that if I can because then I have to make that, too).

I do have ideas, but I am wondering if anyone is feeling super creative and can think of anything! I am looking for just snacks/desserts, but am open to anything.

I cannot use any pre-made ingredients, so nothing with cheese or cream cheese, and so on. I'm also casein free, but a great cook so can make anything taste the same - I just can't use premade ingredients.

Thank you! I look forward to the replies!

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One thing I've made for showers is surprise cookies. I don't have a gluten-free recipe for them though. They were little cookie balls that were tinted and inside each was a surprise. Like some chocolate chips, a piece of a candy bar or dried fruit or nuts. You can tint the cookies and the tops are drizzled with icing which can also be tinted.

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We have a grandma that died of breast cancer so every year for xmas we donate to a charity and do something pink for everyone in place of getting everyone gifts!

Last year we did pink sugar cookies, with an iceing pink ribbon on top.....so you could do a variation of that...maybe an iceing wedding bell????

Or strawberry salad....layer angel food cake(gluten-free or non gluten-free) strawberries and fat free cool wip....it's kind of pink!LOL

Good Luck with the party and the pink! :D

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I dont know if you have ever made a Pavlova, but they are amazing! If you look it up on google, you'll find recipes and then you could easily color it pink. The only thing is that usually you put whipped cream on top, so I don't know exactly how you'd substitute that, but I'm sure there is a way. Also, if you want me to I can post a really good recipe for one. Just let me know. Here's a link to see what it looks like. pic

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Our support group has a gluten free potluck every couple of months and we have terrific cooks. Here is a recipe from one for the most beautiful and delicous "pink" creations.

PINK CLOUD ANGEL FOOD CAKE

1 Gluten-Free Pantry Angel Food Cake Mix

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Don't forget that with any sweet item, pureed strawberries would make it pink. :)

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What about a fruit salad with all pink/red fruits

strawberries

raspberries

watermellon

cherries

(any other pink fruits)

do a dressing of honey/fruit juice/cinnamon/nutmeg and serve cold.

What about pink cuppeycakes......have beautiful pink or white cupcakes and pink frosting. You could even do mini's if you wanted.

Someone said shrimp...that is a fun idea. Do some red/pink cocktail sauce.

Serve a pink punch to drink. Strawberry sherbert and 7-up.

Mints that are tinted pink would be fun.

You can buy pink M &M's at bulk candy stores. You could have a few dishes of those sitting around for people to eat. (you can even get them personalized if you order them online) You could also put some of the pink m&m's into small bags/boxes for guests to take home.

Cherry Cheesecake

Strawberry soda served in champagne flutes

Champagne with a strawberry garnish.

This sounds like such a fun shower to throw...you'll have to share all your ideas when you are done :)

-Jessica :rolleyes:

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Thanks for the replies. A few things have inspired me, so thank you!

I think that is pretty much it, so thanks again.

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Thank you for everyone's ideas. The event was today and it was a success! Your creative input helped keep my inspiration alive. Thanks again. :)

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Thank you for everyone's ideas. The event was today and it was a success! Your creative input helped keep my inspiration alive. Thanks again. :)

Glad everything went well, but now you have to tell us what all you did/used/cooked!! lol I would love to know. thanks

-Jessica :rolleyes:

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Hey Jessica,

I made smoke salmon sushi, sesame summer rolls (i soaked them in a beet juice / water mixture and they all turned hot pink!), hummus (it was pink, I added some beets), with homemade flatbread and veggies, little ham skewers with kalamata olives and cherry tomatoes, fruit trays and tonnes of watermelon, an egg salad mix that was created pink (again with some beet juice) in endive with fresh herbs, and a spicy marinated shrimp dish.

for the prizes for the games, i made a load of cocoa sugar cookies with pink icing (in the shapes of penis'), and for dessert i made a vanilla strawberry cake with pink 'buttercream' frosting (it was vanilla strawberry, too), with hot pink icing for the accents.

my sister isn't the keenest on desserts because she is a pastry chef, and her favourite dishes were all included, that is why the menu is the way it is!

it was a success and all the guests ate lots and lots and i was pleased. it felt good catering an event other than just for family and close family friends. i'm getting great practice, which is lovely.

thanks for asking! :)

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for the prizes for the games, i made a load of cocoa sugar cookies with pink icing (in the shapes of penis'), and for dessert i made a vanilla strawberry cake with pink 'buttercream' frosting (it was vanilla strawberry, too), with hot pink icing for the accents.

thanks for asking! :)

Did I read that right? .....

*scratches head......

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!! I'll be doing that for mine!

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