Saturday, September 24, 2011

Baby Shower Bassinet Egg Salad Food Art



I just want to say, all you artists out there, you can make this as creative as you want. Pipe some ruffles, a skirting around the bottom and you will have even a
 fancier bassinet for that perfect baby shower.

Round off the edges, cutting off the end leaving the bottom whole,
 pulling out the bread for the top of the bassinet

Slice the loaf in half, fill with your favorite filling, egg salad, tuna salad,
ham or chicken are always a hit!


Secure the tops with toothpicks into the bottom loaves, proceed with frosting

My dear mom helped make the food for my baby shower, I made the bassinets and a cake back then. I won't tell you how young I was.

My baby learned quick what the best foods were to eat!
 Pictured is his late dad ( you may have read Farewell to Ed recently R.I.P.) myself
 and our son Chad's first Thanksgiving! Precious moments, make everyone count..


Filling suggestions : egg salad, ham salad, chicken salad ( picture is egg salad)

 Here is what I used:
6 eggs
1/2 cup mayonnaise
dash of garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
3 - 8 oz packages of cream cheese

Boil eggs until hard boiled, drain, peel. I put mine through the food processor and pulse leaving chunky. In a medium bowl, add mayo, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Mix evenly.

Cut the end of full loaf off. Set aside.
Take the loaf and slice in half.
Secure the end on top of loaf with toothpicks.
In a large mixer, place the cream cheese in an industrial size mixer using a flat beater. Beat cream cheese till light and fluffy, keep adding whole milk until spreading consistency is easy.
Assembly:
You will now need to set the bread as show above on a nice platter. Spread with favorite filling.
Frost with a tinted whipped cream cheese covering completely.
You can use a white cream cheese and by using a piping bag with a ruffle style tip, add the cream cheese that is whipped into the bag and pipe the white ruffles to accent the bassinets. You can also write the babies name on the bassinet if known.

Hopefully the next ones I make will be for my own grand babies, but for now I made them for a very  special colleage of mine...
Always a hit and conversational piece.

Now after 31 years he is making his own desserts (Cannoli Upstate NY Style click that title for the recipe on cannoli ) and favorite foods my baby! Where or where does the time go?


14 comments:

Dzoli said...

No worries..great memory you still have.And what a cute idea for baby shower;)

Federica said...

Those wheelchairs are so cute ^__^ Bye, have a greta we

Curt said...

What a cute and clever idea.

Tina said...

It is obvious that you had the creativity and knack for cooking and baking for some time now. Love the bassinets.
Sorry to see that your beloved husband passed away recently. Time will heal the sorrow and I am glad to see that you are enjoying the sweet memories you have of him.
Have a great weekend my foodie friend.

Drick said...

you certainly were a clever cook back then too...(did not say way back then!!!) neat idea...

Lizzy said...

What a cute idea! Perfect for any baby shower. And such a darling picture of Chad...truly a foodie's son :)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

You're so talented, I love the bassinets! I also love cannollis, so please send a recipe of the cannollis your son's eating! Wow, time flies with kids, my youngest daughter is 31 and my oldest 32...goodness! Thanks for sharing sweetie and have a fun weekend.
FABBY

Vicki Bensinger said...

What a darling idea Claudia and so creative. Plus I love those ingredients - with cream cheese it has to taste fantastic. As for those cannoli's I almost bought some tubes today to make some. Do you have a good recipe?

Kim Bee said...

I love this post. Great creative food, wonderful personal photos and a family sharing love for cooking.

the food dude said...

Great post, great family. thanks for sharing!

Kelly @ Eat Yourself Skinny said...

Wow what a brilliant idea, this looks so cute!! You are very talented! :)

Erin said...

How cute is that! I am not ready for my baby to grow up!

FOODESSA said...

How creative this is...love how this was put together.

Ciao Claudia...it seems like I've been MIA from commenting much. No worry...you're always under my radar ;o) Crazy schedule and all. How do you keep up?

Now, let me go get today's peach cobbler.

Flavourful wishes,
Claudia

Jennifer said...

Adorable! Oh, I can relate...my sons are grown men as well! I keep there pictures of when they were young boys on my desk as a reminder of those precious days.

I am sorry to hear about your son's dad. Very sad. :(