Category Archives: Sweet Stuff

An ode to the honey thing

The Sneeze has a ode to “that beehive-shaped wooden Honey-Stick Thing”, a.k.a. a honey drizzler. This kitchen implement is traditional for serving honey, as the long handle keeps your fingers from getting sticky when you use it and the spiraled end is designed to make drizzling honey easy, with the ridges guiding the stream around in a relatively even flow. The tool is fairly unique ... Read More »

Rubik’s Cake

Because my grandfather was one of those people who could solve any Rubik’s cube in about 30 seconds, I had something of a fascination with them when I was little. It didn’t translate into any great skill at solving the cube, but while browsing the incredible projects at Pimp That Snack, I found one that I would definitely be able to put together. The giant ... Read More »

How to decorate a cake with chocolate

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There are many ways to top a cake. You can drizzle it with a glaze or smoothly coat it with ganache or buttercream, for example. Getting the frosting right is not too hard, but decorating a cake for a particular occasion (e.g. a birthday or celebration) can present a bit more of a challenge. Most birthday cakes come with something fancy: icing perfectly lining the ... Read More »

Rising Dough cookies not as low-cal as they seem

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To go along with their smoothies, Jamba Juice sells a variety of baked goods and snacks of the healthier sort. I’ve seen Terra Chips, Pirate’s Booty and a number of different kinds of energy bars. Some of the more appealing snacks are the cookies from Rising Dough Bakery, since they are almost unbelievably low in fat and calories. The Oatmeal Cranberry Raisin, for instance, claims ... Read More »

Hershey’s with Crisp Corn Bits, reviewed

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When I first noticed the Hershey’s with Crisp Corn Bits bar in the candy aisle at my local supermarket, a series of thoughts ran quickly through my mind: What is that? Corn? Who wants corn in a candy bar? It kind of looks like those honeycomb chocolates on the package, but those don’t have corn in them. I wonder if it’s crunchy. It’s on sale ... Read More »

Hershey and Callebaut join up

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While everyone has their favorite, the Swiss chocolate maker Callebaut is widely considered to be the gold standard of chocolate around the world. Hershey’s, by contrast, is – to put it as delicately as possible – usually not mentioned in the same sentence, though the brand is a big seller and has many fans. Chocolate aficionados may therefore be surprised to hear that The Hershey ... Read More »

Top Design meets Top Chef, sort of

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Bravo has some great reality shows. I really enjoyed watching this season of Top Design and, (obviously), I am a big fan of Top Chef. If only the network would combine the two, I imagine that contestants might produce cakes like the one above, which is entirely edible. Or at least, they would if the contest involved baking. Via Neatorama, I found this pageĀ of fantastically ... Read More »

Homemade Cow Tales and cupcakes

Cow Tales are long, thin rolls of chewy caramel filled with a melt-in-your-mouth vanilla cream. The candy is made by Goetze and, as delicious as they are, they can be relatively difficult to find. Instead of hunting down a store that carries them or paying for shipping from an online candy vendor, you can do just what the cupcake queen did and make a batch ... Read More »

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