Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A Sweet Party!


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     This December my niece turned 1.  Super exciting for her parents and our family.  Planning for her party was both creative and fun.  My sister, Taylor Sterling, Founder and Creative Director of TheGlitterGuide.com, had her work cut out for this celebration. Taylor's inspiration came from Tim Walker.  She loved his use of swans and pastel colors, for imaginative fun.  All that attended had a blast and were pleasantly surprised at what was put together in a not so big home.  
     I was in charge of desserts.  So off I went to come up with a variety of sweets for all to enjoy.  My creations included vanilla mousse topped with a fresh strawberries, individual banana cream pie's, strawberry ice cream topped with a confetti covered donut hole's, mini pale pink heart cookies made by a local to me bakery, pale pink meringue cookies, Andes mint chip meringue cookies, white chocolate marshmallow popcorn balls, a touch of pink coloring added to the chocolate made them even more fun, mini cupcakes frosted with different shades of pastel, a white layer cake with fresh strawberries and topped with meringue cookies, as well as a yummy raspberry sherbet punch.  
     The party was a huge hit.  Everyone had a great time.  My sister and her husband enjoyed sharing this celebration with friends and family.  As well as on Pottery Barn Kids, Going Lovely, and Glitter Guide's Instagram pages.  
Stay tuned!  There is always a little something sweet from my life to be shared... 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Twist!


White chocolate marshmallow popcorn balls,
 with a twist!

Don't just keep them white.  Change it up to match your party or mood.  Check out the recipe on November 19 . Just add your color choice.  As always, Enjoy...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Popcorn!


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

Popcorn Squares
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, press it into a medium sized pan that has been prepped with non-stick spray.
Let cool completely, then remove and cut into squares.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A Sweet Idea


Pineapple Crush
We love pineapple.  It is just the right amount of sweet.  I put together these for a good friend.  Baked a white cake, added crushed pineapple and cut it into squares perfect for baking cups.  Filled the layer and top with non-dairy whip topping.  Refreshing...  

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Oh, how sweet it is!





This fall I decided to refresh my photography skills with a class at the college.  This last photo I used as my self describing photo.  Not the easiest to take a photo of yourself and get it centered.  Success! Mini white cupcakes with pastel confetti, and regular size cupcakes I added a dash of food coloring to them, for that blast of pink. Topped them with some of my fun glitter flags and displayed on my vintage cake plate. 
 My Treat is Sweet!


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Candy Corn Twist

A fun twist on candy corn.  Try these gummies.  I found them at CVS.  
SWEET!