Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Cascading Cupcake Stand

This is a very clever design for a cupcake stand. It's available in white but you can decorate the stand with stickers construction paper and more. Here are a couple of ideas.

Decorated like a construction site.

Decorated for a Wedding or Shower.

Decorated for a flower party.

Decorated for a child's birthday party.
For Fall, you can use small fall leaf cutouts, and decorate the top of cupcakes with chocolate leaves.
For Christmas, you could attach cotton on them and put chocolate snowflakes on top.
For Valentine's Day, you could put pink and red hearts on and decorate cupcakes with chocolate hearts.

And the list goes on and on and on. You are only limited to your imagination!
To order your stand today, Click here: 1512-1676

Friday, September 5, 2014

Halloween Sample Cabinet

It's hard to believe that Halloween is around the corner. It's lots of fun creating and tasting the samples we make. Here are some pictures of the samples and the completed display cabinet. Remember, we will be featuring some of the samples here on the blog with detailed pictures and instructions. If there is something you see, and would like more info , please let us know. We hope you enjoy the pictures.
Halloween cupcakes and mini cakes.

Cake pops and treat pops.

Halloween Candy.

Halloween cookies.

Molded Halloween pretzels and cookies.

Finished Cabinet.
Enjoy and have fun making all of your Halloween goodies!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Ricotta Cheese Cookies

Ricotta cheese in cookies? When you try them you'll fall in love. We got this recipe from JoAnn. These can be used for any occasion or holiday. Just use the color sanding sugar that goes with the season you are baking them for. We used red and blue for Labor Day.
Ricotta Cheese Cookies for Labor Day!


2 cups sugar
1 cup margarine or butter (2 sticks) softened
1 container (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
3 tablespoons milk
red and blue sanding sugar  (Use any color that matches your event)

1)  Preheat oven to 350. In large bowl, with mixer at low speed, beat sugar and margarine or butter, until blended. Increase speed to high; beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.

2)  At medium speed, beat in ricotta, eggs and vanilla until well combined.

3)  Reduce speed to low. Add flour, baking powder and salt until dough forms. (Will be slightly sticky)

3)  Drop dough by level tablespoons, about 2 inches apart, onto un-greased cookie sheet. Bake approx. 10 to 15 minutes or until cookies are very lightly golden. (Cookies will be soft). Remove cookies with a spatula onto a cooling rack.

4)  When cookies are cool, prepare icing; In a small bowl, stir confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth. With a small metal spatula or knife spread icing on cookies, then sprinkle with sanding sugar. Set cookies aside and let icing dry completely, about 1 hour.

Makes about 6 dozen cookies.

I find these cookies also freeze very well.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Starting Halloween Samples

Cookie Dough!
Dough pushed into greased pan.

Cookies cooling. 

We love our jobs!! It’s time to start making samples of Halloween cookies, candy etc. JoAnn is starting some spooky eye cookies. It’s a new pan from Wilton. We used the recipe on the back of the pan and it is sooo good. The dough and cookies! We call this quality control.  

We will be adding more pictures as we continue to make samples! Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Down By The Sea

There are a lot of weddings that take place at the shore. Cupcakes are a fun and convenient solution to a cake. This design is simple but elegant. They can also be used for a beach party!
Cupcake with chocolate sea shells and a pearl.
 Supplies Needed:
Making the chocolate:
  1. Melt down all chocolate in microwave or a double boiler. Please remember do not over heat or boil your water.
  2. Take a small amount of the milk and peach chocolate and drizzle it on top of the melted white chocolate.
  3. Spoon a combination of white and milk into molds.
  4. When the chocolate pours off the spoon it will marbleize on its own. Continue to drizzle the darker chocolate on top of the white chocolate as needed. If you marbleize the entire bowl first, by the time your get half way through the chocolate will be one solid color.
  5. Tap mold on table to remove air bubbles and flatten the back.
  6. Put into freezer for approx. 10 min.
  7. Dust with super pear dust.
Putting it all together:
  1. Bake cupcakes and let cool completely.
  2. Ice cupcakes with white buttercream icing. You don't have to make it smooth.
  3. Sprinkle granulated brown sugar on top.
  4. Add chocolate sea shells and 1 candy pearl.

It's that simple! You can also mix it up with different color combinations of the chocolate sea shells.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Frozen Cupakes!

As in the movie! These are so simple to make and and the kids at the party will think you are the best!!
"Frozen" The movie, cupcakes.
Supplies Needed:
Bake cupcakes and let cool completely.

Cupcake on left:
  1. With tip 1M attached to decorator bag, fill with white icing.
  2. Hold bag straight up and down and start to squeeze icing from the outside in like a pinwheel.
  3. Sprinkle with blue sanding sugar and place snowflake ring on top.
Cupcake in center:
  1. With a spatula, ice top of cupcake smooth.
  2. Sprinkle top with blue sanding sugar.
  3. With tip 1M attached to decorator bag, fill with white icing. 
  4. Hold bag straight up and down and start to squeeze icing like a pinwheel in the center of the cupcake.
  5. Sprinkle a very small amount of blue sugar on top.
  6. Place Frozen rings on top.
Cupcake on right:
  1. Color icing blue.
  2. With tip 1M attached to decorator bag, fill with blue icing.
  3. Hold bag straight up and down and and start to squeeze icing from the outside in like a pinwheel.
  4. Place sugar snowflake in center.
  5. Place a couple of small snowflake confetti around outside.
 Have fun making them and watching the kids' faces light up when they see them.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Patriotic Cupcakes

Celebrate America with red white and blue cupcakes!
Red , white and blue cupcakes with sprinkles!

Supplies Needed:
  • White cupcake papers (415-2525)
  • Tulip red , no taste  (CH-7382)
  • Royal blue food color (CH-7306)
  • Red, white and blue sprinkles (JIM-RWB)
  • Disposable decorator bag (AT-461)
  • Tip # 1M (402-2110)
  • White cake batter (Yellow batter will make the red, orange and the blue, green.)
  • Your favorite buttercream icing recipe.

  1. Make cake batter and separate into 3 bowls.
  2. Color one red and the other blue. Leave one bowl white.
  3. Start with the blue and put a little batter in each cupcake paper. (We suggest doing one color at a time.)
  4. Continue with white, then red.
  5. Bake cupcakes and let cool.
  6. Attach tip 1M to bag and fill with buttercream icing.
  7. Squeeze around outside of cupcake and work your way to center.
  8. Add sprinkles. 
That was pretty easy! The kids can help with stirring the color into the batter and sprinkling on the sprinkles.