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Spring Sprinkles

Sprinkles are like edible glitter to me, they make everything so cute and sparkly. So naturally when I walk past them at any store I can’t help but stop, stare and usually add several to my cart. Don’t they just make you smile? While at Home Goods the other day I picked up a few bottles of them in wonderful pastel or what I like to say Spring-y colors! Sugar on Top is the brand and I just adore the lovely glass bottles that they put them in. I’m also a published paper crafter so when the jars are empty guess what I use them for? YES, GLITTER!!! and/or sequins which is another obsession of mine. In fact if you like paper crafts check out my group on Facebook called Papercrafters Cafe, it is for crafting whether it be cakes, knitting, paper crafting (primarily) or beading we would love to have you there.

Here is a peak of some wonderful new sprinkles I acquired2015-03-12 12.22.08 the other day. In fact I may have to go back for more !!!

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Give us a shout to order your Easter basket goodies before it is too late. Bunnys and Chicks will make big and little kids smile this holiday.

Valentines is around the corner

Have you thought about your Valentine yet this year? Cake pop bouquets are such a fun break from the normal box of chocolates. Big kids and little kids will LOVE some Valentine theme cake pops this year.  Check out some of the cute designs we are offering in your choice of flavors:

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How about a LUV Bunch?

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These LUV bunches are so cute and perfect for a friend, spouse, significant other, teacher, kids etc. So don’t forget to order a few extra for your kids or just to say thank you to someone you care about this Valentine’s Day. We all need something TASTY and cheery in this dreary wintery weather!

Tasty Thursday everyone!

 

New stove!

After dealing with a defective stove since September, that was only 2 year’s old!) I finally got a replacement! It’s not as nice as the original but when I turn the oven on it WORKS YAY

Wondering what the first thing I made in the oven is?  Take a peek….

2015-01-10 13.31.32Now do you know what that is? Need another photo perhaps?

2015-01-10 14.52.36YES chocolate Chip cookies! that is what Mr. C wanted so that is what he got!

Santa Claus is coming to town……

Everyone loves Santa I mean how can you not? That jolly belly of his well I had to make it a cake pop. Kids LOVE finding these in there Christmas stockings as do the adults!

There is still time to get your order in whether its for one pop or one hundred pops so email or call us today.

2014-12-02 10.53.39Be sure to subscribe to our blog so you can get the daily updates. We are adding new holiday pops daily starting with gingerbread faces and people, Christmas trees, santa bellies and more. If you have a special request ask we can usually accommodate it.

Today we are making strawberry shortcake pops dipped in white chocolate for a special someone.

Tasty Thursday everyone

Ho ho ho…… only TWENTY more days until Christmas Eve!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Have you checked your’s?

Do you know someone in your life that has been affected by breast cancer? Someone who has been diagnosed and is currently fighting this disease? Someone who is in remission or someone who lost the battle? Well October is a time to remember, pray and honor all those affected by breast cancer. I personally had a scare several years ago that ended in a clear biopsy but it makes me think daily of those who did not have that result. So please get your mammogram today. Life is precious save the tatas!!

It is never to late to have a cheerful bouquet sent to that special someone to simply say “I’m thinking of you” Order a dozen today and don’t worry we do these all year long because October is not the only month to bring attention to breast cancer awareness.

 

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Pumpkin spice day

TGIF right? and what better way to start off the weekend then having some pumpkin cupcakes! These cutey cakes are great for upcoming Fall get together s so get your orders in ASAP.

Enjoy the weekend and get a lil pumpkin to go

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Fall is in the air

Happy Saturday everyone! Is it getting chilly where you are? We have had a few chilly mornings here in the Washington area but they turn into beautiful sunny days. Fall is a great time to get outside and explore nature with the ones you love. It is also time to start thinking about Halloween. I’m partial to the holiday because it is my birthday. Are there any other Halloween babies out there????

We are starting to get booked for October, however there is still time to place your orders. Pops make great treats to bring to the kids school for parties. Cake pops are also great in bouquets for those that are allergic to flowers or if you just want something different to give for a special occasion. We create lots of cake pops so if you can think we can try and build it for you.

Halloween is fun for pumpkins, scarecrows, ghosts and goblins all from CAKE.  Take a minute to check out our gallery and please go LIKE us on Facebook. Be sure to share us with your friends we ship.

Enjoy your weekend everyone

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Earth Theme baby shower pops

Its Friday and we are finishing up an order for a Earth themed baby shower being delivered tomorrow morning. What are you all doing this weekend? The weather here in the DC area is perfect!!

Here is a little peek at the pops we are doing for the baby shower.

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The colors are quite pretty. The customer found some she liked online and asked me to re-create for her. Will share when they are all done.

Have a Tasty Friday everyone!!

Happy Day Cake

The temps are dropping again so what’s a girl to do? Bake a Happy Day Cake! What is a happy day cake you ask, well its chock full of wonderful blueberries. I had a large bag of these lil gems tucked away in the freezer from the end of summer and today they turned into happy day cake. I got this recipe years ago, like 20+, from a friend and when my grandmother would visit she would always request this; or when I went to visit her!  So today i”m going to share the recipe with you folks and if you bake one up be sure to comment and/or email us some pictures of yours.

Happy Day Cake Recipe

4.5 cups flour    **       3 cups of sugar   **    2 teaspoons salt  **  5 teaspoons baking powder  **  1 cup of oil such as vegetable  **  2 cups of milk  **  2 teaspoons of vanilla ( I only use pure vanilla extract)  **  2 cups of blueberries or more if you want a lot. I freeze my blueberries first and then I gently fold them into the batter so my whole cake does not turn blue.  ** 4 eggs

Pre-heat your oven to 350

I use a kitchen aid mixer and I put all the dry ingredients into the bowl first, using the flat paddle attachment I turn it on low and mix up all the dry items to evenly distribute them. Then with the mixer still on low I add the wet ingredients one by one until thoroughly mixed.

I use a spray such as Bakers Joy for my pans but you can certainly use butter and flour if you like. I also like to line my pan with parchment paper .Grease a 9 x 13″ pan and pour your batter into the pan. I like to tap the pan on the counter a few times to get the cake settled and it also helps with air bubbles. Place in your pre-heated oven and cook until your toothpick or skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. This should take at least 90 minutes but please start checking yours after it has been in the oven for one hour. My cake took close to 2 hours. WOW you say? yup, its a long time but slow and steady wins the race and the payoff is AWESOME. Cooking times also vary depending on the pan used ex: shiny metals or dark metal pans. Dark metal pans tend to cook faster and more often than not require a bit lower cooking temp so I try and avoid those.

Side note: you could also use Lemon extract and make this as a delicious lemon-y blueberry cake now THAT is also DELICIOUS!!

Let your cake cool (hopefully you can keep everyone out of it long enough to cool it!) and serve

This is what the batter will look like after you have folded in your frozen blueberries

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Below is what your yummy cake will look like inside when its done. My blueberries were quite large and wanted to sink to the bottom as you can see.

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Please enjoy and have a TASTY Thursday everyone!!

 

 

Are you thinking about Spring like me?

Tasty Tuesday everyone! Are you like me today dreaming of spring? We had some very spring-like weather last week and on Monday it went from being 60 to 30 Brrrrrrrr

For me the thought of Spring and Easter makes me think of LEMON. Lemon-y desserts have a light and refreshing taste to them. I always look forward to making these Lemon cake pops or balls. LB1

These luscious lemon goodies were made into cake balls, and they were quickly gone!

What flavors remind you of Springtime? If I could post a tutorial what would you want to learn? I want to hear from you guys out there what cake projects have you done lately feel free to email me some pictures.

Have a TASTY day everyone!

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