Aren't these Daisy Cookie Pops darling?! Sweetopia shows us how to make them from beginning (recipe) to end (frosting). You
Without an accompanying picture, you might think one of the ingredients of this bread recipe is panda. But WITH the image we see that the tasty treat is bread that LOOKS like a panda. It's so cute, I'd want
Our daughter, Ayla, is crazy about the moon (does that make her a lunatic?); she talks about it all the time, and can spot it anywhere in the sky, day or night. Also (unbeknownst to us when we chose it), her name means 'moon halo' in Turkish. So when it came time for her second birthday party, we knew just the theme:
Alicia made these great moon decorations out of craft foam and tissue paper. She just plastered on white tissue paper (and...
Right off the bat I like this girl's style. Heather from SprinkleBakes just combined everything delicious into this one fantasmagoriasmic cake. She found a Gourmet magazine chocolate cake recipe (which includes its fair share of brewed coffee), Swiss buttercream icing, cake donuts with a chocolate glaze, sprinkled it with espresso powder and silver sugar crystals. No more need for that 5-Hour Energy Drink, eh?
Once again, I watch as all pumpkin lovers enjoy their seasonal treats baked from the orange mash. Just not a fan. I don't even get excited about pumpkin pie with ice cream. Wait a minute! What if you mixed up brownie batter with a touch of pumpkin,
Would a plate of these not impress your guests? The finely cut detail just screams, "I'm a pretty sassy hostess, don't you think?" The laser cut Magnolia Mint cupcake wrapper (above) is just one of many high style wrappers you can purchase from SavOnCrafts.com.
"Girls Night Out" wrappers run 12 for $12.00...
A secret: I could probably live on bread. English muffins, croissants, sour dough, BAGELS, whatever. I've baked my share of bread in the past, using both my mom's recipes and kneading it the old-fashioned way, as well as employing a bread machine. (The outcome from the bread machine doesn't even compare, I'm sorry to say.) I have not, however, attempted to make bagels.
Plus, with this recipe from Our Best Bites, you can store them in the freezer and have pie whenever the mood strikes! I best they'd work equally well with savory options.
New from Williams-Sonoma are these Message-in-a-Cookie cookie cutters. The set ($20) includes 3 different cookie shapes (gingerbread man, ornament and snowflake shapes) AND letters and pre-made words, like Happy, Holidays, Seasons & Greetings, that you slip into the underside of the cutters.
If you find that you over-bought or the trick-or-treaters are scant this year, here's some links that have you covered. First, cdkitchen has no less than 34 recipes that use left over Halloween candy as an ingredient.
I first saw this digustingly clever how-to over the summer, and thankfully, Instructables is giving it its due featurin' 'round Halloween time. From homemade fondant cranium folds to a tasty corn-syrupy blood accent, this project will provide quite a tasty conversation starter to you Hallow's Eve Bash.
1. Cake Mix
3. Mini Marshmallows
5. Cake dye, red and green
The shelves are piled high with plastic pumpkins, and it's time to start baking. Wanna try something other than witch cutouts and sugar-sprinkled jack-o-lanterns?
Kaitlin from WhiskKid has got a few things figured out: 1) cakes should always be created from layers; 2) the more thin layers, the better, as they allow for more frosting; and 3) if you're gonna have crazy layers to support the frosting, you might as well make those substrates amazing.
My recent visit to the State Fair has taught me two very important new concepts: first, everything is better in mini (mini rabbits, mini cheesecake); and second, all foods are better on a stick.
And, oh buddy, do these Pie Pops capitalize on both. "Scoochmaroo says 'These little beauties can be assembled with pre-made ingredients or from scratch. I used this pie crust recipe and the following filling to utilize fruit in season at the time:
These are the best kinds of fireworks: no day long waits, no crummy doo wop cover bands, no traffic jams, and...
they're made of sugar.
Aunt Anne's gets me every time. And it's not just because I'm a bit peckish from an afternoon of power-shopping either. Those pretzels just smell so warm and buttery. Mmm. To fill our homes with that same scent would be wonderful and to get a pretzel out of the deal too, well, that would be the icing on the cake. And Christa Rose has the recipe to do just that.
Price check: 12.3 ounces of colored sugar = $10.00. 16oz of pure, white granulated sugar = $1.00.
Oh, but it's not colored, you say? Well, not yet.
Instructable-r StarshipMinivan offers an unbearably easy tutorial for creating your own colored sugar. And most likely, you already have everything you need in your pantry.
Just mix the food coloring into the sugar with a fork. Spread it out, allow...
It was a disaster.
So, I dried my tears, and went to grocery store and bought all new pantry...
I've seen swirly, colorful cakes before, but this one takes it....the cake, I mean. To make it even better, it's low-cal.
How's that for alliteration?! And how's this project for awesomeness: easy-to-make DIY cookie cutters!? With just an aluminum baking pan and free clip art, Carolyn from Juggling Frogs created her own camel cookie cutter. And, she provides the how-to here so you can ape her technique and bend some up for yourself. I think my first round will be Eames lounges and atomic ball clocks.
Careful with those sharp edges!