Party Dress: Chocolate Glazed Fudge Brownies
This is a follow-up to my post “The Brownie Lesson: Triple-Chocolate Nut Brownies” (1.25.16), where the brownies are very home-y and kid-friendly. In this post, the brownies are glazed and garnished: all dressed up for a party.
When deciding how to decorate a dessert or batch of brownies for a party, it’s an easy leap for me to think of the project at hand in terms of dresses, fabrics, and the jewelry or fashion accessories that you might wear with dresses. One of the first jobs in my working career was as a dress buyer for a large department store in Texas. This involved traveling to New York every few weeks to shop the dress market, and putting together a nice assortment for the store. As I went from showroom to showroom, I loved looking at all of the dresses, especially the party dresses. Carefully inspecting all of the ruffles, sequins, beading, buttons and bows, and other fancy trims and flourishes, (color, fabric, texture, and price were also considerations) I would have to decide which designs to buy. It was such fun!
It is the same for desserts or brownies, you have to decide what “dress” you want them to wear. Where are your brownies going? Should they wear a “Little Black Dress”, a “Sassy Red Cocktail Dress”, or “Sexy Little Striped Sheath”? Maybe something all decked out in “Ruffles”? Or, maybe a simple dress with “A String of Pearls” or a single piece of “Gold Jewelry”? Here are my tips on how to dress a brownie for a party.