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Cristina Riches aka Bird, is the founder of BirdsParty.com. She's also a creative mom of two, published author, graphic designer, freelance photographer, magazine editor and unconditional party lover. Her party ideas and photos have been featured on numerous publications such as Forbes.com, CNN Entertainment, Parenting Magazine, Celebrate Magazine, All You Magazine, Elle Decor and MarthaStewart.com. She also regularly creates content for brands such as PBS Parents, HGTV, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Pillsbury, PayPal, Mars, Hellmann's, Cultura France and Danone to name a few.
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Brazilian Coconut Beijinho Truffle Recipe


Brazilian Coconut Beijinho Truffle Recipe
Brazilian Coconut Beijinho Truffle Recipe - BirdsParty.com

The Olympics in Rio has truly kicked off (are you watching the games?), and in homage to the host country, we've embarked on a Brazilian culinary journey here on the blog, to bring you some of Brazil's most popular recipes and dishes!

And today we bring you one of their most popular party treats, called beijinho, which in Portuguese means "little kiss". You'll see why when you taste them ;)

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Recipe | How To Make a Flamingo Drip Cake

Recipe | How To Make a Flamingo Drip Cake

If you're on Instagram you probably would have seen that drip cakes are taking over the cake world right now. Well, ever since I've set eyes on them, I've been itching to bake one!  So for our flamingo pool party (see photos here) , I decided to get baking. It turns out, not only drip cakes are not that difficult to make and taste super yum, but they will totally steal the show on any desserts table! :)

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Recipe | Chocolate Brownie Super Bowl Footballs

Recipe | Chocolate Brownie Super Bowl Footballs

Any post that start with the word 'chocolate' is a winner, in my book. Especially when the recipe is easy, and you can make-ahead, and serve it in cute shaped football for a Super Bowl party , right?!  Earlier this week I shared some easy and cool ideas to pulling off a fab  Super Bowl party , and if you only copy one thing from that, then copy this recipe - It will be a hit with anyone, any age!

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How To Decorate Cakes with Fondant

How To Decorate Cakes with Fondant

So you want to cover a cake in fondant. Now what? Well, it might not be as scary as you might think. After all, it's just cake and sugar - not brain surgery ;)  There are certainly mixed feelings when it comes to fondant. I am not sure if this is because people find it difficult to use, it does not look as "yummy" as fluffy buttercream, it tastes funny, or whatever. In my humble opinion, there will always be a place for fondant. Maybe not for every event or design, but it is certainly worth giving a try. It may take practice to handle efficiently, but it yields beautiful, smooth results - even producing designs that cannot be achieved with any other medium.

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How To Make a DIY Watercolor Cake

How To Make a DIY Watercolor Cake

Nearly a decade ago, I (Tess) enrolled in a watercolor class during summer school at my university. I've always considered myself to be a fairly crafty and artistic person, but let me tell you - watercolor painting is HARD! Making simple designs and blending colors was fun and sort of relaxing, but the detail and artistry that my instructor and some of my fellow classmates used was phenomenal. Needless to say, I knew I was not going to improve all that much in just a short amount of time. However, I definitely left inspired and with a tremendous amount of respect for those that could create beautiful imagery with only a few tools.

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DIY Marshmallow Strawberry Shaped Pops

DIY Marshmallow Strawberry Shaped Pops

Okay, so "strawberry shaped" is not quite the correct description. They are marshmallow-y shaped. But that wouldn't say much as a post title, right?! Plus, they do look like strawberries, so we're all good. I often say that  laziness  necessity is the mother of all invention. And these marshmallows pops are a prime example: Take one party-mad 'bird' who absolutely has to have strawberry cake pops on her deserts table, but who also cannot be asked to bake nor make them from scratch. Then enters the humble strawberry-flavored marshmallow and a light-bulb  "I wonder if that works" moment, and there you have it! Strawberry Pops but without the fuss.

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Trio of DIY Nautical Cakes Using Sugar Paste Fondant

Trio of DIY Nautical Cakes Using Sugar Paste Fondant

We 're starting the week on a super sweet note, and giving you not one, but THREE nautical cake decorating ideas using sugar paste fondant - courtesy of our resident cake designer extraordinaire,  Tessa Lindow Huff .  Tessa created a trio of cakes for issue 8 of Birds' Party Magazine , based on our Nautical Party Printables, and any (or all three) would be a perfect focal point to your nautical desserts table - Plus they are so easy to decorate too, which is always a bonus in my book! Check out Tessa's step-by-step below:

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DIY Strawberry Shaped Decorated Cookies

DIY Strawberry Shaped Decorated Cookies

Before we get with the tutorial, let me come clean with you. Cookie decorating is not my forte. In fact, I'm slightly scared of them. There, I've said it! Yes, sugar cookies decorated with royal icing scare the heck out of me! No, and I don't have some weird phobia about cookies...it's just that I am not patient at all, and think there are sooooo many steps to decorating cookies that I get bored and don't even bother.  I prefer to oooh and aaaah other people's creations, and so for my parties I often seek the help of the amazing professionals out there.

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