Posts tagged sweets
Posts tagged sweets
If you were wondering to do to bring your 4th of July BBQ up a notch, look no further. Take a lesson from my friend Sarah the Bear and make some frosting-heavy, fun-laden, U.S.A.-loving cupcakes this year.
Who says you can’t eat fireworks?!
This cake is so adorable it even has its own name: Kendal.
It is just me, or have you noticed that your neighborhood is getting a bit, well, creepy lately? It seems like every street I drive down has at least one house covered in cobwebs. When I walk into stores glowing skulls cackle at me. And there are spooky carved pumpkins all around. It must be Halloween time!
Living in Los Angeles people are constantly dressing up and pretending to be someone else so that’s no the big draw of the holiday here, at least not for me. I’m all about the treats, not the tricks. And this year I’m thinking of baking a nice big batch of treats for my office mates. But what decorations will I use?!
I recently popped over to the Fancy Flour website where they have a plethora of holiday themed cupcake liners and decorations - and not just for Halloween. I could be baking special cupcakes year-round if my sugar levels could survive it. But for now let’s focus on inspiration for October 31st. Of the below cupcake decorations which would you be most excited to see on your dessert plate?
Spiderweb Cupcake Covers Pumpkin Cupcake Covers
Spooky Ghost Cupcake Covers Skull and Crossbones Cupcake Covers
Dancing Skeleton Cupcake Toppers
Jeremy and I have already ordered our wedding cake, but IF we hadn’t and IF we lived in Greenport, New York and IF we had an extra $2000 in the budget this is the cake I would want. It would still be carrot cake, of course.
My parents did a wonderful job raising four kids with healthy eating habits and an understanding of why you eat fruits and vegetables instead of binging on sweets and soda. Regardless I developed a serious sweet tooth in my mid-twenties. This sweet tooth has led me to many indescribably delicious desserts over the years from sensational macarons to killer carrot cake but …
… in preparation for my upcoming nuptials I’ve removed sweets from my diet in an effort to slim down and tone up. It is working, but not without the feeling of (overly dramatic) sacrifice every time I turn down a tasty treat that comes my way. Thankfully oggling candy is a no-calorie activity I partake in occasionally to get a fix.
When an advertisement for Dylan’s Candy Bar appeared in my email I drooled over the bright, inviting images of their terrific selection of rich, sour and sweet candies. I once went to their New York City location where you can stand amidst the endless combinations of treats, then pick the perfect bag of them to take home with you. It is a mall candy shoppe on steroid. Very sugary steroids. If you are in Manhattan I recommend a visit, but if not consider instead the mail order Dylan’s 6-Month Candy Club. The ideal gift for anyone with a sweet tooth; you can select chocolate only or gummie/chewy/sticky treats to send someone special every month. Nothing says “I Love You!” or “Good Job!” like a can of candy every 30 days. I know it’s a gift I would appreciate - after September 24th.