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.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Patriotic Rice Krispy Treats

Rice Krispy Treats! Everyone loves them! Whip these up in no time and with very little effort! Celebrate in RED , WHITE & BLUE!!!
Supplies for Patriotic Rice Krispy Treats.

Cutting Rice Krispy Treats Into Squares.

Drizzling With Red, White and Blue Chocolate.

Completed Treats!
Supplies Needed:
  1. Cut rice krispy treats into squares. (Or you can make them and then cut them up)
  2. Melt chocolate in microwave slowly in a plastic bowl.
  3. Bend bowl to pour chocolate into mold painter bottles.
  4. Drizzle chocolate over treats. (Drizzle treats on parchment, then you can save the drizzle and sprinkle it on top of cupcakes or ice cream)
You're done!! How easy was that!

Clean up:
  1. Squeeze any chocolate that is left in bottle into plastic bowl that chocolate was melted in.
  2. Put the squeeze bottle and bowl into freezer for approximately 10 miniutes.
  3. Take out of freezer and squish the bowl and squeeze bottle. All chocolate will break up.
  4. Dump extra chocolate in a bag until the next time you are ready to use it.
  5. Store at room temperature. Do not store in refrigerator or  freezer.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A Mini Cake For The Bride And Her Bridal Party

The season for weddings is really at any time of the year. Here we are going to explain how to do a wedding dress, but keep in mind you can also change colors and a few decorations and have dresses that match the bridal party. 
A beautiful wedding dress. Made from cake and chocolate.
Supplies Needed:

Getting Ready
  1. Grease and flour mini doll pan.
  2. Bake cakes and let cool.
  3. Melt down peach chocolate in microwave or over low heat.
  4. Pour melted chocolate into mold and tap on table to remove the air bubbles and to flatten the back.
  5. Add stick and roll it around in its spot so chocolate covers stick.
  6. Place mold into freezer for approximately 10 minutes.
  7. Roll out some white fondant and cut out small flowers.
  8. Use a tiny bit of water and attach 1 pink candy pearl in center and set aside.
  9. Color some fondant pink, roll out and cut out thin strips approximately 4 to 5 " long and cover with saran wrap.
 Putting It All Together
  1. Push torso lollipop into top part of cake.
  2. With a decorator bag and tip # 16 attached, squeeze out small stars for the top part of the dress.
  3. Around the top part of the dress, squeeze a single line of stars to form the top part of dress.
  4. Add one pink candy pearl to the center of the dress.
  5. With a decorator bag and tip #18 squeeze small rosettes around entire bottom of dress.
  6. Sprinkle white edible glitter on dress to make it sparkle.
  7. Wrap pink fondant strip around waste and attach together with a little icing.
  8. Add fondant flower with a little icing.
  9. Attach white candy pearls around neck with a little melted peach chocolate. (Note: use the same color chocolate you used for the torso when adding pearls for necklace.)
 That's all there is to it! You can make brides maid dresses too in the colors of the wedding.

Frozen Cake Pops

Not frozen as in freezer frozen! "The Movie" How fun to bake and create!
Cake pops for the movie "Frozen"


Supplies Needed:
Bake cake pops in pan.
Let cool completely.
Left One
  1. Use a little melted blue chocolate and attach cake ball to stick. Let set.
  2. Dip cake ball into melted blue chocolate and let as much of the chocolate drip off. Place on parchment paper.
  3. Sprinkle white snowflake confetti's on blue chocolate before it hardens.
Middle One
  1. Use a little melted white chocolate to attach cake ball to stick. Let set.
  2. Dip cake ball into white chocolate and let as much of the chocolate drip off. Place on parchment paper.
  3. Sprinkle blue sanding sugar on top before white chocolate hardens.
  4. Place a "Frozen" cake ring on stick.
Right One
  1. Use a little melted white chocolate to attach cake ball to stick. Let set.
  2. Dip cake ball into melted white chocolate and let as much of the chocolate drip off. Place on parchment paper. Let dry.
  3. Drizzle melted white chocolate on cake ball and sprinkle immediately with blue sanding sugar.
  4. Attach sugar snowflake with a little more melted white chocolate.
We find when dipping a standard size cake ball into chocolate, 1 lb. will yield approx 30 balls. (That's is you are not nibbling while you are making them). We call that "Quality Control". Enjoy!