How much? Having an eagle scout reception with about 60 people and want to serve dessert afterwards.?!

Question: How much!? Having an eagle scout reception with about 60 people and want to serve dessert afterwards!.!?
Any suggestions on how much and what to serve!?Www@FoodAQ@Com

simplest would be a full size sheet cake which actually has 96 2inchx2 inch portions!. If you were to buy this cake at a decent bakery, they can guide you on type of cake and style of decorations!. A delicious cake is always a great dessert!. With the crowd you have, a 96 portion cake would be good because Eagle scouts are of the age that they will eat lots and you can offer seconds on the let overs and boys will eat it!. If you were to bake it yourself, you would need about 4 regular 9x13 cakes!. that would be slightly smaller than a full sheet cake but should get you enough portions!. If you cut the 2x2 inches, that is small and elegant and also room for left overs if that is what you want!. 2x2 portions in a 9x13 cake is 24 portions for each pan!. You could cut it larger too if you wanted!. The numbers I gave are guidelines!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Hello mightymite:

Congrats on the Eagle award!

A fun Red White & Blue desert is vanilla Ice Cream with strawberry and blueberry toppings!. Figure on five gallons of Ice cream, 3 gallons each of the fruit and 2 gallons of whipped topping!. Fresh fruit is best, of course, but frozen works too!.

A sheet cake with the Eagle Scout award or eagle motif always makes an impressive desert!. These can be purchased from a good bakery, large grocery store or Costco!.

Remember to have coffee for the adults, and punch for the younger attendees!. A simple punch recipe is to mix frozen fruit juices with ginger ale or clear carbonated lemon-lime drink!. Figure on one bottle of ginger ale mixed with juice per every eight young people!.

Keep on Scoutin'Www@FoodAQ@Com

Congratulations! My 10-yr-old grandson is a cub scout, and Eagle Scout is his goal! !.!.!.!.!. The ice cream social idea is really good, unless you don't have the facilities to keep the ice cream cold beforehand! !.!.!.!. The following pies are SO simple, and you could make 3 of each flavor (lemon, pink lemonade and lime), which would be plenty for everyone!. They can be made days ahead!.!.!.!.If you use the storebought graham cracker crusts, they have a plastic lid that snaps back on top of the pies, so you can stack them in the refrigerator!.

1 large container Cool Whip
1 (6oz) can frozen lemonade, thawed & undiluted
1 can Eagle Brand condensed, sweetened milk
1 9" graham cracker crust
shaved almonds, or shaved chocolate or extra Cool Whip (to garnish tops)
Mix all together well and pile into the crusts!. Garnish (if desired)!. Chill at least 4 hrs!. before servingWww@FoodAQ@Com

I gotta agree with the ice cream idea, particularly this time of year with plenty of fresh fruit for toppings!. Yup, ice cream, fruit, hot fudge and maybe some shortbread or other simple cookie!. I would not do a bunch of decorating--your Scout needs to be the main attraction!.

For what it's worth, not a day goes by that I don't use the skills I acquired as a Boy Scout!. In addition, I am confident that listing "Eagle Scout" on my CV probably did as much if not more than my formal education in landing my first full-time job!. All the best to your son!.Www@FoodAQ@Com


Ice cream socials are great!. Check with food distribution companies (the ones that serve restaurants or caterers), like Gordon's Food Service (only in the midwest)!. Many of them will tell you how much food you need to serve so many people!.

I usually overbuy when I have a party, but nothing ever goes to waste!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

basically anything "finger food style" so that there is not cutting or touching other peoples food invovled!. People can just walk up and get what they want!. Maybe a few different items so that they have a choice: Here are some of my favorites:

mini cheesecakes


1/2 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/2 peanut butter
3 1/2 cups Rice Krispies

Cook corn syrup, sugar, and butter in a saucepan over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil, stirring often!.
Remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter until melted!.

Stir in Rice Krispies and drop them by the spoonful onto a cookie sheet sprayed with Pam!.

Refrigerate until firm!.

instead of dropping them, i put the whole bowl in the fridge for a few, then scooped 'em out and rolled them into balls!. then dipped them in chocolate!. *fat kid secret: dip it all - everything, all the time - in chocolate!.*

Peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats 1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1 teaspoon baking soda 2 large eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt 2 cups salted whole peanuts
1 cup packed light-brown sugar 2 cups semisweet chocolate chi
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter,

Preheat oven to 350 degrees!. Stir together oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl; set aside!.
Put sugars, butter, and peanut butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment!. Mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 5 minutes!. Mix in eggs and vanilla!.
Reduce speed to low!. Add oat mixture, and mix until just combined!. Mix in peanuts and chocolate chips!.
Using a 1 1/2-inch ice cream scoop, drop balls of dough 2 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper!.
Bake cookies, rotating sheets halfway through, until golden brown and just set, 13 to 15 minutes!. Let cool on sheets on wire racks 5 minutes!. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely!. Cookies can be stored in airtight containers at room temperature up to 2 days!. Makes about 6 dozenWww@FoodAQ@Com

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