Pat's 80th Birthday Dessert Buffet

On Sunday Rosycakes and 150 of Pat's closest friends and family celebrated her 80th birthday!  We wanted to give this truly selfless mother of eight children a buffet fit for a queen.  We baked up full spread of sweetness!  With this beautiful season as an inspiration, we chose a palette of gold, sage, subtle orange, gingerbread brown, and ivory. Lemon-filled classic white mini cupcakes and our new gluten free carrot mini cupcakes were served.  Also, guests chose from pumpkin macarons, lightly iced gingerbread cookies, vanilla petit fours, lemon tartlets, chocolate salted caramel shortbread bites, pumpkin crumble bites, iced chocolate brownie bites, "blondies," banana bread, and decorated sugar cookies.  Yum!

Pumpkin Macarons

Pumpkin Macarons

Lightly iced gingerbread cookies

Lightly iced gingerbread cookies

Decorated sugar cookies

Decorated sugar cookies

Lemon-filled classic white mini cupcakes

Lemon-filled classic white mini cupcakes

Gluten Free carrot mini cupcakes

Gluten Free carrot mini cupcakes

Can you believe that this woman is 80 years old?!?  Absolutely beautiful!

Can you believe that this woman is 80 years old?!?  Absolutely beautiful!

Pat and 7 of her 8 children!

Pat and 7 of her 8 children!