Category Archives: Sweet Stuff

Wilton’s Colored Dusting Sugars

Wilton's Colored Dusting Sugars

When you color granulated sugar, you can add a small amount of liquid food coloring to the sugar, mix it in and let the excess moisture evaporate. It is much more difficult to dye powdered sugar because it is so fine that it clumps together almost immediately after any kind of liquid is added. To make matters worse, it dissolves very easily if you mix ... Read More »

Dove Silky Smooth Solid Chcolate Egg and Bunny, reviewed

A chocolate Easter bunny is  – in addition to Creme Eggs and Peeps, of course – an Easter candy staple. Many chocolatiers put out their own bunnies in various shapes and sizes, types of chocolate and in both solid and hollow versions. My memories of chocolate Easter bunnies as a kid are of large, hollow bunnies that were made of a sweet milk chocolate. I ... Read More »

What is marshmallow creme?

What is marshmallow creme?

Marshmallow creme is scoopable, spreadable marshmallow confection. Packaged in jars, the semi-liquid marshmallow is much softer than a regular marshmallow, and both creamy and sticky at the same time. I tend to always call this confection “marshmallow fluff,” although the name might not be familiar to all consumers, as it is actually a trademark for a single product. When produced by other companies, the marshmallow ... Read More »

Cakesicles

Cakesicle

  Anyone looking for an alternative to cakes and cupcakes for their baking this summer might want to check out the cakesicles baking pan. This baking pan has popsicle-shaped depressions that, as you can imagine, produce cakes and cookies in that same shape. The popsicles are fairly shallow, but there is no mistaking the design. Cookies are thick and sturdy enough to hold their shape ... Read More »

Cadbury Creme Egg Twisted, reviewed

Cadbury Creme Egg Twisted Bar

Cadbury Creme Eggs are a staple of the Easter season. Even if the sugary fondant center is a bit too much to handle all at once, the creamy milk chocolate and the gooey filling is a delicious combination. I like the mini Cadbury Creme Eggs because they have a little bit better ratio of chocolate to filling for my tastes, but I recently got to ... Read More »

Pie recipes and gadgets for Pi Day

Pie Slices

I’ve celebrated Pi Day for almost as long as I can remember. I think it started back in junior high school, and while I may have skipped the occasional celebration, it has pretty much always been an event I like to take note of. It’s a bit nerdy, but Pi Day is about celebrating the number pi (3.14) on the date that approximates it (March ... Read More »

Girl Scout Cookies from the past

Girl Scout Cookies from the past

Girl Scout cookies have been a tradition of the Girl Scouts almost since the organization was founded, in 1912. The first Girl Scout cookies were simply cookies made and sold by Girl Scouts to benefit their local troops. One of the earliest reports details a troop selling cookies in their school cafeteria. As more troops began to make and sell cookies, the sales moved door-to-door ... Read More »

Can I refresh stale cookies?

Cookies re-baking

When it comes to cookies, the hard part about eating them is usually that you want to eat too many at a time. This is especially true of when the cookies are fresh from the oven, with soft, chewy centers and crisp edges. Add in some chocolate to those fresh from-the-oven-cookies and they are virtually irresistible. But most of the time, we manage to pace ... Read More »

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