Archive for the ‘General Dessert’ Category

Recipe Roundup: Strawberries and Treatology Flavors

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Strawberries are a summertime staple. They’re delicious on their own, but can also be paired with other flavors in all kinds of recipes.

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Cool Off with a Granita

Friday, June 12th, 2015

The word “granita” sounds like a mighty fancy treat, but it’s really just a semi-frozen dessert made from water, sugar, fruit and other flavors.  As we move further into summer and temperatures begin to rise, an icy granita is the perfect way to cool down.

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5 New Ways to Use Decorating Tools You Already Have

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

We’re always looking for inspiration and sometimes our cake decorators bring fabulous new ideas to life using existing products – including these 4 new ways to use a handful of everyday decorating tools that you probably already own. These new techniques give some of our favorite and most frequently used decorating tools even more use. Take a look at these DIY cake decorating hacks for fresh inspiration and new ideas on how to use the decorating tip, cookie cutter and fondant roller. (more…)

The Inspiration Behind the NEW Cone Cakes Cupcake Baking Rack

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Some of my favorite memories growing up were going to ice cream shops and getting GIANT ice cream cones. My favorite indulgence was the waffle cone, filled with a scoop or two of the chocolate peanut butter ice cream. I made sure it was so full that I had to eat it with one of the long sundae spoons. I was a kid. Giant ice cream cones made me smile. Heck, they still do! All of the different flavors, the funny upside-down cones decorated like clowns, all the toppings… Mmm… I’m salivating just thinking about it. (more…)

3 Spring Color Trends

Monday, April 13th, 2015

One of my favorite parts of spring is the return of color. After the holidays, winter is muted and neutral, filled with charcoal and heather gray, black, and brown. When bits of color start showing up, whether they’re plants popping through the cold or in peoples’ warmer weather outfits, it’s an instant mood lifter. (more…)

4 Easy Tips for Baking with Alcohol

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

I love spiking sweet treats. Liquors, beers, wine and other kinds of alcohol bring a breadth of new flavors to baking, and it makes for a great conversation piece at parties. Here are some tips and tricks to baking with vodka.
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Summer Treats Without Your Oven

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Summer is absolutely my favorite season. No matter how high the temperature climbs, I can’t get enough of the heat…except in my house. I love to be outside, to garden, to swim, to cycle, especially in very warm weather. But sweating in my kitchen is another story! (more…)

Sweet and Easy Dipped Strawberries

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Strawberries are in season! With our easy instructions, you can make amazing candy-coated strawberries for your next gathering. Candy Melts® candy make it easy to turn strawberries or many of your favorite snacks into beautifully decorated treats. (more…)

A Twisted Summer Birthday Celebration

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Usually July in the Chicagoland area is a month filled with sunshine and warmth that I like to think is a reflection of the excitement surrounding my birthday. This year’s excitement was tempered by the dread of officially leaving the big 3-0 behind. (more…)

Celebrate Summer with Ice Cream Treats

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month, and July 17th is National Ice Cream Day? Celebrate by having a one-of-a-kind ice cream social! (more…)