So, I mentioned last week that I catered a graduation party, which is the final reason why I’ve been missing from this blog lately. It was for the editor of Moment Magazine, a longtime friend and supporter of ModernDomestic (Moment also has a lovely regular feature on Jewish food, which you should check out). When Nadine asked me to cater the graduation party for her son, Noah, I was thrilled. I had helped out at several catering events before, but this was the first time I handled an entire event on my own – a vegetarian buffet dinner for 20 people.
Nadine also requested a graduation cake fit for a high school graduate who plans to spend the next year traveling the world. So what better than to give him the world – or, a devils’ food cake frosted with a buttercream map of the world.
My favorite thing on the buffet was definitely the spanakopita cups – little cups of phyllo dough with a cheese and spinach filling. But, of course, I loved the cake the most. I was worried that the blue and green frosting might look garish but I rather liked how bright it was, and I was very pleased with the deep and chocolaty devil’s food cake.
So, anyone else want me to cater their party? Nadine was such a lovely hostess and I had so much fun planning the menu and getting my game plan together, I’m rather sad that it’s all over. I want another project to scheme for.
Edited to add – I completely forgot to thank my friend Nonna, who helped me prep the day of the party, and helped set up and clean up. I totally couldn’t have done it without her and she deserves great kudos! Thank you Nonna! And now, you should go check out her Women and Foreign Policy blog as a thank-you.