We also made chocolate surprise cupcakes. These have become a favorite for us at holidays because they are so versatile. You make cupcakes using a chocolate cake mix (could really do any flavor) and then make a filling of cream cheese, sugar, egg and chocolate chips that you plop on the top of each cupcake and the chocolate bakes up around it so it's a cream cheese filling. Depending on the holiday, we dye the cream cheese mixture and match the icing on top of the cupcake. For halloween, the had orange filling and orange icing, for valentines, pink filling with red icing, you get the picture. Our Buzz Lightyear cupcakes had a nice lime green filling to match Buzz's suit. I had the idea after the fact last night that I should have used my Andes Mint Baking chips instead of plain chocolate chips in the filling to make mint chocolate chip cupcakes- next time.
I also found a great recipe on allrecipes.com for a sherbet cream punch that could be very versatile in America, but not so much here since we don't have any kind of sherbet but raspberry. I was hoping to find lime sherbet so I could make the punch green, but all they had was raspberry- still very yummy. It's also great for baby showers. You combine 1 quart vanilla ice cream, 2 pints sherbet (orange, raspberry, lime etc), 1 quart milk, 16 oz Sprite) and serve immediately. So yummy!
Here's a few more pictures from the party today: