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#1 steppingonlego

Posted 30 December 2019 - 07:13 PM

Can anyone recommend a summer bbq dessert that is simple to cater for about 30 people

Was thinking of making individual cheesecakes but can’t find a good recipe

Any suggestions welcome. Anything super easy with wow factor would be awesome lol

#2 MsLaurie

Posted 30 December 2019 - 07:24 PM

I’m planning on doing Eton mess, with pre-made pavlova base chopped up, dollop cream and berries. Easy & should taste good!

#3 cvbn

Posted 30 December 2019 - 07:25 PM


So easy, so good!

Mango colada fridge cake

Edited by cvbn, 30 December 2019 - 07:45 PM.

#4 ~Jolly_F~

Posted 30 December 2019 - 07:27 PM

All the rage at the moment is a pavlova platter. People can make them up to their tastes - just pav, pav and cream, just fruit, fruit and cream and so on. Easy for the host and it can all be prepared.


Edited by ~Jolly_F~, 30 December 2019 - 07:29 PM.

#5 eponee

Posted 30 December 2019 - 07:34 PM

Make brownies in two large rectangular tins but dont cut          them.  Soften a couple of litres of vanilla icecream and stir in half a packet of frozen raspberries.  Refreeze the icecream in one of the brownie tins until firm.
Sandwich the icecream between the brownie layers and cut into serving sized portions for delicious icecream sandwiches

sonny_loves_charlie's epic chocolate ripple cake


Edited by eponee, 30 December 2019 - 07:35 PM.

#6 Ivy Ivy

Posted 30 December 2019 - 07:41 PM

 ~Jolly_F~, on 30 December 2019 - 07:27 PM, said:

All the rage at the moment is a pavlova platter. People can make them up to their tastes - just pav, pav and cream, just fruit, fruit and cream and so on. Easy for the host and it can all be prepared.


My SIL just did this for Xmas lunch and it was soooo good.  She scored the last can of passionfruit syrup in the supermarket for it.  She didn't have everything in the picture linked above, just meringues, cream, berries and passionfruit syrup, and that was plenty.  I'd add grapes too if you're catering for 30.

#7 PrincessPeach

Posted 30 December 2019 - 07:50 PM

I use a normal cheesecake recipe & set it in my cupcake tin.

Just use strips of baking paper to help remove it from the tins.

#8 joeyinthesky

Posted 30 December 2019 - 08:01 PM

This is a great simple cheesecake recipe - I’ve often used it for mini cheesecakes (and they freeze beautifully minus the strawberry sauce).
They’re reasonably sweet, so if strawberry isn’t your thing, any fruit sauce with a bit of tang is delicious.


#9 Apple14

Posted 30 December 2019 - 08:29 PM


I make these in cupcake cases/tin. Super easy.

#10 Lalala4

Posted 30 December 2019 - 08:35 PM

Lemon meringue slice is great for a crowd and you could probably get away with treating it as finger food if it was a very casual do.

#11 laridae

Posted 30 December 2019 - 09:09 PM

I'd do a few different things, not everyone likes cheesecake.

I'd also do bigger things that can be cut rather than small individual ones as individual generally means more fiddly to make. Unless their are dietary requirements such as dairy free, gluten free to watch out for. Then individual pavs can be good as they can be made gluten free and dairy free if no cream.

I'd do a pav.  They are easy and taste good.
cheesecake is usually popular.
choc ripple cake is easy. You can add raspberries or one someone did at Xmas had mint lollies through it and it was really good. Not sure what kind of mint lollies they used though. They weren't hard.

#12 Holly298

Posted 30 December 2019 - 10:05 PM

Toblerone mousse cups (just get nice plastic martini glasses from a party shop) it’s easy to make, looks impressive - we always make this for a crowd


#13 JomoMum

Posted 31 December 2019 - 06:51 AM

I made mini no bake cheesecakes for DH to take to work on Boxing Day for their bbq. He got in trouble because they were so moreish lol
Happy to pop up the recipe if you like

#14 Mishu

Posted 31 December 2019 - 07:31 AM

If you want a couple of dessert options: I m ade a fruit platter and served it with this cream dip - it was delicious.


Edited by Mishu, 31 December 2019 - 07:32 AM.

#15 marple

Posted 31 December 2019 - 07:42 AM

Super easy and yummy is a choc mud cake - youd need 2 , strawberries halved and soaked in a sauce ( strawberry or balsamic) and nice bought vanilla icecream. You could precut the cakes and take paper bowls. Just  need to serve when you get there  - a slice of cake, a scoop of ice cream and then a ladle of strawberries.

#16 steppingonlego

Posted 31 December 2019 - 12:44 PM

Thanks everyone we are doing the DIY pavlovas sooo easy

I am saving some of the other ideas and recipes

#17 TheirMum2

Posted 31 December 2019 - 08:09 PM

This super easy, super quick vanilla passionfruit slice. Just make a double batch if you have a large group of people.


#18 DebbieDoesSanta

Posted 31 December 2019 - 10:47 PM

For future reference, I always do a couple of desserts for big people, and something kid friendly.

We often set up a platter that has a couple of toppings like ice magic and strawberry topping in the middle and little dip bowls placed in a circle around the toppings. We fill them with a different lollies like mix-ins from Cold Rock.

Then we up-turn a whole container of ice-cream onto a large rimmed platter and let the kids build their own sundaes in cups.

We love chocolate and traditional pavlova, different variations of chocolate ripple cake, boozy trifle and baked cheesecake.

#19 Jembo

Posted 02 January 2020 - 02:30 PM

I did Sonny Loves Charlie (on Instagram)  Lemon Missu  for Christmas and New Years.  It was fab, very quick and easy to make and delicious.  Is a version of tiramisu, but rather than coffee uses lemon curd.

I got the recipe from her Instagram page.  I loved how easy and quick it was to make.

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