Thursday, July 30, 2015

Make it your last trip before school starts!

Carousel Candies Monterey Wharf
Candy Apples
Can't Resist
Adorable Sweet
Peanut Butter Cup's
Fun Wild Life
Monterey California, can't beat the view!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Celebration Cupcakes

     Not too long ago my sister's company worked with Chandon to create this fabulous bottle label.  I decided to share this bottle and some cupcakes with a friend who recently got engaged. 

Pop a bottle!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Going Western!

White Chocolate Popcorn Balls
 Western Style

      I whipped up a batch of popcorn balls recently for a family members party.  So happy with how this turned out.  Galvanized metal bucket, bandana's , and I wrapped string around food safe sticks and topped with a popcorn ball.  The rest of the balls filled the bucket for all to enjoy.

Yee Haw! 

White chocolate, marshmallow, popcorn balls, with a splash of confetti for color.  Fun to eat!  

Popcorn Balls
4 cups popped corn(I used Orville's simply salted)
2 cups mini marshmallows
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1 1/2 tablespoon butter
dash of pumpkin pie spice
Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat.  Add the marshmallows and stir until they start to melt.  Add the chocolate chips and keep stirring until everything is incorporated.
Dump in the popcorn, almonds, spice, and stir, stir, stir.
Turn off the heat and let the mix cool for a minute or two.
Once it's cool enough to handle, shape into balls.
Line them up on wax paper and leave them out for a bit so they don't stick together.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Must Try

Neiman Marcus Cake
     Almost no words can describe how fantastic this cake is.  

1 yellow cake mix
1 stick soft butter
1 egg
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese (I used fat free)
2 eggs
1 box powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix cake mix, butter and egg; pour into 9 x 13 inch pan. It will be like pizza dough, pat into corners of pan.Mix 1 package cream cheese, eggs, powdered sugar and vanilla; pour over cake mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. This is sort of a bar cookie.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Simple Summer Treat

Sweeten up your summer with this simple sweet treat.  Roast some marshmallows, clean up some yummy strawberries and whip up some simple chocolate ganache.  

What do you get?  What you see above.  Wonderful little treat.  Prepare on you favorite platter and enjoy...

Simple ganache:  Melt mini chocolate chips in the microwave.  Stir until smooth and slowly add fat free evaporated milk.  Not much required.  Make it liquid enough to drizzle. 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Lilac Simple

With a splash of Wilton violet color gel and decorating tip 2D, you can whip up some of these.  Soft lilac color has me heading into Spring...

Monday, March 16, 2015

Minty Meringue's

Andes Mints Meringue Cookies
The simple cookie, meringues are a fluffy delight.  Mix in what you like, splash a bit of color and choose your shape.  For these I decided to use my ice cream scoop. 
3 egg whites at room temperature
1/4 tsp. cream tartar
3/4 cup super fine sugar
*Pick your add in color or candy
Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Oven will be set at 200 degrees.  Beat egg whites in a large metal bowl on medium until foamy.  Add your cream of tartar.  Increase speed to high and continue mixing until soft peaks form.  Gradually add sugar.  After about 5 minutes of mixing in your sugar add in any color and or candy you would like. 
Scoop meringue out with your ice cream scoop.  Place as many on your cookie sheets as your able to fit.  Cook in oven for 3 hours or until dry and crisp.  Once cooked, cool meringues for 20 minutes.  Store in airtight container at room temperature.