Monday, June 28, 2010

Sweetly Raw Dessert Party

You're invited to a Sweetly Raw Dessert Party... or at least an online version!

For ages I've wanted to put on a raw dessert party, but due to the super busy summer job I've held for the past 5 years, it wasn't possible. Now that I'm free from that position, party time has come. After days of preparation, I held the event for 14 people at my house yesterday afternoon. I had so much fun planning and executing the menu. Naturally, I wanted to make many more things than were feasible, but I'm happy with the menu I came up with. Since it was an action packed time, I didn't actually get photos of everything, but here is most of it... 

Sweetly Raw Dessert Menu

Vanilla Ice Cream 
Chocolate Ice Cream
Banana Ice Cream 
Blueberry Ice Cream
Strawberry Watermelon Sorbet
Chocolate Sauce
Strawberry Sauce
Brownie Chunks
Dehydrated Buckwheat

Orange Chocolate Cake
Apple Raspberry Pie
Watermelon Kiwi Lime Salad
Banana Coconut Oat Cupcakes with White Chocolate Banana Frosting
Moonie Pies: Vanilla & Pomegranate Goji Berry
Coconut Snowballs
Chocolate Truffles: Dark, Mint, Orange, Super Food, and Cinnamon Spice
Fruit & Nut Chocolate Clusters
Orange Goji Berry Chocolates
Chocolate Coconut Congo Bars
Blueberry Cardamom Mini Cheesecakes
Mint Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes
Lemon Ginger Mini Cheesecakes with Blackberry
Watermelon Strawberry Lime Mini Cheesecakes

Prep time... Choccies in Progress

Assorted Truffles

Coconut Chocolate Congo Bars

Truffles: Dark & Superfood 

Blueberry Cardamom Cheesecakes and Orange Goji Chocolates

Coconut Snowballs

Mint Chocolate Cheesecakes

Banana Coconut Cupcakes with White Chocolate Banana Frosting

Watermelon Kiwi Lime Salad

Moonie Pies: Vanilla and Goji Pomegranate

Decorated with Pansies!

Part of the spread

My friend Pam, enjoying her ice cream

Ice Cream Bar! 

I did a dessert demo: how to open a young coconut AND a chia strawberry pudding parfait.

Banana Ice Cream

Happy guest - my friend Angie

Flopping on the couch afterwards to enjoy leftovers. Ah...

Great time and great desserts (if I do say so myself)! 


landanimal said...

There is just too much goodness in this post! And that cake is amazing. I love flowers on cakes :)

Tamikko said...

I would of paid alot of money to be there! Yum! You really should have drool and craving warnings on your site :)

kelli said...

oh my sweet goodness, you are a raw dessert machine! everything is mouth-watering - i'll take 2 of each!

i can't wait to see you in toronto... it's so exciting!!! please teach me how to open a coconut!=)

The Raw Butterfly said...
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The Raw Butterfly said...

I don't know where to start Heather!! WOW! You must have been in the kitchen non stop for days (weeks?) to get all that ready, very impressive!! If only I was your you ever feel like coming back to Australia? We could have a dessert party here in your honour!!xxxx

Nelly said...

holy crap woman...i'm speechless...and totally blown away.

wish i was there...

can we make some of those goodies when you come to toronto? say yes please?!!!

beautiful post girl...if i could give you a standing ovation i deserve it lovebug!


bitt said...

wow!!!!!!!! incredible! such lucky lucky guests. i really wish i was there. i have to say i have been to a raw dessert party but it only had about 1/6 of the stuff you had. but it sure was fun. i am going to join the chorus of people begging you to come to their cities. come to seattle!

Fran said...

I'm wondering if anyone at the watermelon salad ..there was so much amazing food to choose from, the hardest thing would be fitting it all in! Wish I was there :(

chaunceypants said...

Oh my goodness! I need to go get a moonie from the freezer now... though mine aren't nearly as prettily perfect as yours. You are a ray of sunshine that fills my inbox Heathy; thank you for sharing yourself with us.

Tess said...

Holy wow!!! I can't believe you made all that!!! It looks unreal.

HippieMom said...

You should start packing those goodies of yours and start selling them ☺ so I can make an order!! Miam!! Wonderful!

Terilynn said...

I have just entered dessert heaven.

Jackie (Peaces of Earth) said...

Oh my goodness!! You amaze me!!! That is the most insane menu I've ever heard. Wish I could've been there!!

Mila Ilina said...

when you do find time for all this beautiful creativity? i'm having a mini raw chocolate party in a couple of weeks for my 30th... this is great inspiration ;-)


Annie D. said...


Those all look so crazy good!!!!!

missecoglam said...

Heather!! you have outdone your self here! you are truly the BEST RAW DESSERT CHEF EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xx

Marlie Centawer said...

Heather! Your photos are stunning - those desserts look absolutely incredible :) Thanks for sharing! PS, a little birdie told me that you are coming to the TO area in the near future?!

VeganLisa said...


Maybe we should organize a workshop while you're in Toronto. Would you be willing? I'm happy to help get the word out. Your work is beautiful and certainly demonstrates how amazing raw desserts can be.

Lisa is Raw on $10 a Day (or less!) said...

This is all just stunning! Wow!!! It was love at first sight with the orange chocolate cake! So pretty. I love how you used the pansies. And the chocolate .. o.m.g. Everything looks just gorgeous.

Pam said...

Oh wish I was that friend Pam...he he! Looks so lovely and yummy! So talented and creative you are girlie! You enjoy now, but I don't need to tell you that..he he!

Mel said...

You know Heathy, I always had you down for a nice person but then you go and tease and torment us all with these pictures!

I think just for that you owe us all a real party ;)

Lauren said...

Wow, what a party!!!!! :) All that sweet goodness has me on the edge of my seat! I'm sure all that cacao would of had this baby kicking for sure! :) Congrats, looks like a successful night!

Gena said...

What else can I say but...lucky, lucky you!!!

Fruitful Vine2 said...

Wow! It all looks so scrumptious. Wish I had been there.

Melissa said...

Oh my gosh Heathy!! What a beautiful party! Your desserts look amazing (as usual!!). What crazy amount of prep you must have done to get ready. Great job:) I wish I could have been there. Like Tamikko said, I would have paid the big bucks just to be in the!
You are fabulous!!
PS enjoy your visit with the lovely Nelly:)

boosgrl said...

hi there these desserts all look so good! being a newbie to the raw food life i am always looking for more info please tell us where we can get these recipes! :) tks

Anonymous said...

Dearest Raw Goddess, I feel soooo sorry for those who can only enjoy the feast with their eyes, you can only imagine how AMAZING everything was, you are the Royalty of Raw, still dreaming of the ice cream, your friend, Pam :)

Maggie (livingfoodjunkie) said...

Everything looks amazing and delicious! My goodness I can't imagine all the work you put into making everything, what a wonderful expeirence it must have been for you and your guests :)

Heather Pace said...

Thank you so much gals... you are all invited up to visit me in Canada any time. I shall shower you with raw desserts when you come :)

evergreen said...

You are incredible! Thanks for sharing your amazing raw dessert party with us:)

brittany said...

Amazing! It looks and sounds too good to be true. How much time did you spend preparing that feast?
The online version of the party is beautiful, but I'm sure it doesn't compare to being there and getting to taste it all.

Norka said...

No words for that amazing feast! It's hard to imagine you eat anything else apart from these joyful delights :)
Great inspiration again!
Thank you!

Laurel said...

Wow!!!! Every thing looks so beautiful and delicious. Looks like you all had a fabulous time :D.

The home made ice cream containers are SOOOOO ADORABLE!!! Where did you get them!

<3 Laurel

GirlonRaw said...

Oh Heather, you are very talented lady and I wish I could have been there in attendance. I bet you had loads of food leftover though as you had heaps of food for 14 people, but leftovers are good (for you and your family that is!). So proud of you honey!!

PS Will you be in NYC in August? I am thinking of a holiday there (my first time there!)

GirlonRaw said...

PS I finally bought your books today too. So excited!

Rebecca (Blissfullyvegan) said...

OMG!! Amazing! The prep must have taken you forever!?! I'm inspired to try some raw dessert recipes now, thank you :) x

Anonymous said...

is there a recipe available for this dessert you mentioned made by Nelly?

caramello moonie pies

(are those the ones pictured that are square/rectangle shaped on the cookie shoot?)

Stephanie said...

Wow! That all looks amazing!

Em said...

wow that ice cream looks SO SO SO GOODD!