April Birthdays – French Café with Newsprint Theme

Dear Friends,

As nicer weather approaches, I look forward to my all-time favorite outdoor activity of sunning myself at a neighborhood café while savoring a decadent pastry 🙂 It is only natural, then, that I would try to evoke those same happy feelings for our customers in the Peachie’s baked goods experience!

April Birthday Sign - French Cafe

I found French Café embellishments at Michaels that included a rolled newspaper on a scrolly metal café chair, which motivated the newsprint packaging details that you see, as well as the red, black, and white color scheme.

Almond Frangipane Tart 1

Our treat selection included:

  • Almond Frangipane Tart with Blueberries
  • French Madeleines with Vanilla Buttercream
  • Black Forest Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Almond Frangipane Tart 2

Almond Frangipane Tart 3

Almond Frangipane Tart. Wow! It is really a shame that it took me as long as it did to make this amazing and totally satisfying tart. Filled with almond cream which and plump, juicy dried blueberries (yes, you read that correctly – they’re from Costco), you can justify eating it for breakfast (I did!). And, the little dog with the adorable red beret was most fitting to adorn this elegant, but casual treat.

French Madeleine 1

French Madeleine 2

French Madeleines. These delightful sponge cookies have long been a staple of our treat repertoire. The addition of the buttercream is not at all necessary, but I find it to be especially delicious, more so even than a glaze. See our last write up for more details. Actually, the other flavor combination vying for first place is All-Natural Strawberry Jam from Costco sandwiched between the cookies with a dusting of powdered sugar. Ooh la la!

Black Forest Brownie 1

Black Forest Brownie 2

Black Forest Brownies. These brownies are chewy, moist, and not-too-sweet! Consistent readers of this blog know how highly I regard brownies. They are serious treats. These are filled with plump, juicy Tart Montmorency cherries from Costco, white chocolate, and a cherry chocolate liqueur. The recipe called for the addition of slivered almonds which I would’ve happily added if I was consuming them singlehandedly, but I wanted to provide two nut-free options this time.

Black Forest Brownie 3

There were other scrumptious details surrounding this particular treat. We piped a Cream Cheese Frosting swirl with an open-star tip on top of each one, which we further embellished with all-natural Maraschino Cherries (hooray for fun, non-chemical color!) with stems. Rounding it all out, we placed newsprint confetti on each paper treat holder.

Hope you enjoy the details as much as we had finding and putting them all together!

corrie @ Peachie’s Treats


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