March 2016 Party Flatlay Challenge

Pop Roc Parties PARTY FLATLAY MARCHSt Patricks Day Party FlatlaySt. Patrick’s Day

Mini Balloon Topper | Dark Green Stripe Paper Straws | Green Rock Candy | Ball Green Pint Jar | Gold Coins | Rainbow Polka Dot Cupcake Cups

Pop Roc Parties Fruit Party FlatlayFruit

Pop Roc Parties Easter Party FlatlayEaster

Easter Egg Hunt Kit | Surprise Carrots | Shredded Paper

Screen Shot 2016-08-01 at 11.04.33 pmCongratulations @tiny_trends_nz for winning our March party flatlay challenge

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February 2016 Party Flatlay Challenge

Our February Instagram party flatlay challengePRP PARTY FLAT LAY FEBPop Roc Parties Valentines party flatlayValentines

Mini Polka Dot Kraft Paper Bags | Kraft Heart Stickers | Gold Glitter Heart

Pop Roc Parties red and pink party flatlayPink & Red

Mini Red Heart Doilies | Mini Pink Stripe Paper Bags | Pink Shredded Paper | Pink Heart Jar

Pop Roc Parties picnic party flatlayPicnic

Small Whitewash Crate | Noodle Box | Wooden Cutlery | Teeny Weeny Pegs | Mini Milk Bottles | Red Stripe Straws | Water Jug (Hire Collection) | Red Check Napkins | Kraft Flat Paper Bags | Eco Chic Boat Dishes

February Party Flatlay WinnerCongratulations @petalpocket_nz!!

 

 

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Lemon & Poppy Seed Cake

Pop Roc Parties Lemon and Poppy Seed CakeIt’s no secret I LOVE baking, especially when I have guests coming it’s always a great way to try out something new!

Years ago I use to make lemon and poppy-seed muffins sprinkled with sugar and saturated with lemon juice, sadly I stopped making them as I was the only one who would eat them

Pop Roc Parties Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake Flatlay

So when I was planning my PARTY FLATLAYS for April, the theme was CAKE.

I really wanted something quite contrasted that would be easy to whip up (I’m no cake decorator!!)

I thought I would try lemon with contrasting poppy seeds and then a pink icing to contrast the yellow of the cake

Pop Roc Parties Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake with HandHere is my take on a Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake:

LEMON & POPPY SEED LAYER CAKE with PLUM CREAM CHEESE ICING RECIPE

This recipe makes a three-layered 20cm cake, you can half the recipe if you like

INGREDIENTS

2/3 Cup poppy seeds or two boxes of poppy seeds

1 1/2 Cups milk

4 Cups plain flour

2 Teaspoons of baking powder

400 Grams softened, diced butter

Finely grated zest from one large lemon

1 Cup of castor sugar

6 Free-range eggs

½ Cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

SYRUP

½ Cup castor sugar

3/4 Cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

Shredded zest from one large lemon

METHOD:

Pre-heat oven to 160C 

Grease and line three 20cm round cake tins

Mix milk and poppy seeds in a small bowl; set aside.

Place butter, sugar and rind in bowl of electric mixer and mix until combined.

Scrape down sides of bowl, then beat in eggs one at a time.

Add flour, lemon juice, and milk poppy-seed mixture and stir until just combined.

Scrape into the pan and bake for around 40-50 minutes

[if cake browns too quickly cover loosely with foil].

When cake is ready leave in tin.

Meanwhile, make syrup: place all ingredients into small saucepan and stir over low heat until sugar dissolves.

Increase heat and boil for five minutes or until thick.

Using a skewer make a few holes in cake then pour over the syrup.

BLACK DORIS PLUM CREAM CHEESE

Can of black Doris plums

250 Grams cream cheese (not lite)

150 Grams soft butter

320 Grams icing sugar

1 Teaspoon of vanilla extract

Separate about 5 plums from the juice and remove the stones

Whip the cream cheese and butter together in a stand mixer until smooth

Gradually add the icing sugar, then plums and vanilla extract once the icing is creamy and thick, add a spoonful of plum juice until you reach the desired pink tone

Once the cakes have cooled assemble, ice with the plum cream cheese icing and drizzle with extra plum juice.

x Enjoy

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February’s Party Flatlay Challenge

A couple of months we started a fun party flatlay challenge, I wanted to share February’s Challenge and previous months!

Here are the flatlays from December

Red Party Flatlay Red

Christmas Party Flatlay

Christmas

Christmas Decorations Party Flatlay

Decorations

And our winner Anneke from December

Party Flatlay Dec Winner

January’s Challenge

New Year Party Flatlay 2015

New Year

Cocktail Party Flatlay 2015

Cocktails

Holiday Party Flatlay 2015

Holiday

January Flatlay Winner

Nikki won our January’s party flatlay with her pics above

PRP PARTY FLAT LAY FEB

February’s challenge is a loved up Valentines theme

To read more about how to play along, read our post here

I’m so excited to see your posts, don’t forget to tag us @poprocparties and use the hashtag #partyflatlay

xx Julie

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