Royal Champagne

A lemon champagne cocktail with liquid gold *Sponsored by Barnabas Blattgold* A bit of a twist on a French 75 (one of my favorite cocktails!), this festive drink has actual gold flakes in the drink. How? Barnabas Blattgold Edible Gold Flakes for Drinks! (Available on Amazon.) Simple funnel champagne into the bottle of gold leaf,…

Crowning Glory Cake

A rainbow cake topped with a shimmering gold crown Have you ever seen a more mesmerizing cake? I could look at this all day! I came up with this show-stopping rainbow cake for my SIX the Musical party to celebrate the six queens coming together at the end of the Tudor musical. This would be the…

How to Make a Fondant Crown

Here’s how to make a fondant crown! What you need: Yellow fondant Rolling pin Nonstick spray Oatmeal container or something round of similar size Fashion measuring tape Culinary paint brush Extract (I used lemon) Gold shimmer dust Measure a large oatmeal container. Mine was 12.5” so that’s the measurements I’m using for my crown. Roll fondant out 12.5”…

Kuhlman Cellars 2017 Sangiovese

Last week I paired my favorite Chicken and Sausage Gumbo with Kuhlman Cellars 2017 Sangiovese and must have looked like the heart eye emoji all night. The spiciness of the andouille and cayenne complimented the Sangiovese so nicely. Disclaimer: Kuhlman Cellars is now one of my PR clients. My PR company is not affiliated with The Rose…

LVE Cabernet Sauvignon

I had the pleasure of drinking LVE Cabernet Sauvignon on a wine picnic with my dog Henry this weekend and wow. This is a hell of a wine. With 85% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and 15% Petit Verdot, the LVE Cabernet Sauvignon is a rich wine that wows. Sexy and alluring, this would be the perfect night…

Gold Chocolate Tart

“Shining, shimmering, splendid” And the Academy Award for the most glamorous dessert goes to…The Rose Table’s Gold Chocolate Tart! Is this not the most stunning dessert you’ve ever seen? Here 23.7 K edible gold leaf sheets are applied to an intoxicating dark chocolate ganache, the top layer on a luscious dark chocolate tart. It’s just…

King Cake French Toast

Looking for a fun breakfast idea for the Mardi Gras season? You’ve come to the right place! I love King Cake, I love French toast, and I love an excuse to involve sprinkles before noon so I thought, why not come up with a King Cake French Toast. After all, my Brioche French Toast is…

Homemade Fairytale Pumpkin Purée

Making homemade pumpkin purée might just be my new favorite thing to do in the kitchen. Not only is it incredibly fun (and thrifty!) but also makes the house smell amazing. It only takes about 15 minutes of hands-on time to get the best tasting pumpkin purée of your life. Are you ready? I know…

Cookies ‘n’ Cream Cupcakes

I’m a sucker for all things cookies ‘n’ cream. It’s my go-to birthday cake! I’ve adapted my cookies ‘n’ cream cake into cupcakes for you here. These are super moist dark chocolate cupcakes topped with Oreo cookie frosting and garnished with even more Oreos. Delicious! The only tricky thing about these cupcakes is piping the…

Birthday Picnic

This is a rare personal post on The Rose Table! I had the best birthday today with my friends and I wanted to share some photos with you guys.  I spent all afternoon enjoying some of my favorite things (champagne, cheese, and horses) with some of my favorite people. I didn’t want to cook on…

Visiting Anakeesta in Tennessee

A mountaintop theme park During my trip to Dollywood last fall, my friend Irene and I had an extra day in Gatlinburg and decided to have a little fun up in the Smokey Mountains. When in Rome, right? We headed up a chair lift to explore the summit of Anakeesta Mountain. Anakeesta is a pretty…

Baked Honey Chicken Wings

Well this is just about the best dish I ever pulled out of my oven. Lord, have mercy, these are amazing! I turned into an animal eating these. I couldn’t control myself. I’m so glad that only my mom was here to witness me tucking into half a sheet of chicken wings. These are out…