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?

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