All posts tagged: sweets

Hot Chocolate on a Stick!

Hot Cocoa on a Stick With Homemade Marshmallows

Nothing warms you up on a cold winter day like a steamy mug of hot cocoa, and there’s no cuter way to give someone that luxury than with hot cocoa on a stick. These are the perfect afternoon activity when you feel like whipping up a batch of something yummy for yourself and all of your friends. Don’t shy away from making your own marshmallows — all you need is a good candy thermometer and you’re ready to go. I love this digital candy thermometer because it beeps when it reaches the temperature I’ve set. That way no matter how distracted I might get, I know it’s time to take it off the heat! So roll up your sleeves and get ready for the yummiest cold weather ever — hot cocoa on a stick! The best part of making your own cocoa and homemade marshmallows is that you can personalize them with any flavors you like. Try adding a couple of drops of mint extract, a dollop of creamy peanut butter, or a teaspoon of …

katherine sabbath, amazing-cake, drizzle, oreo cookie

Amazingly Fun Cakes by Katherine Sabbath

I ran across Katherin Sabbath on Instagram a while back. She is a high school teacher in Sydney, Australia and she makes the most amazing, fun and creative cakes I have ever seen! I pulled a few of my favorites from her feed to share with you! Amazing Cakes   Does this not look absolutely divine? Chocolate, strawberries, raspberries and ganache, oh my! This one reminds me of Mayfield’s Birthday Cake Ice Cream, except prettier! The fresh figs on this cake, paired with the toppings and doily, create such a classy look Did anyone else think of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory? What a colorful cake! The sharp marbled chocolate shards and blue drizzle on this cake are divine! Cotton candy cake, anyone? It looks like a sweet little carnival confection! The edible roses on this cake make it almost too pretty to eat! Stunning artistry. Don’t you just love the colorful layers in this cake? The balls and shards create a nice dramatic effect. This has to be the prettiest fruitcake I’ve ever seen! Chocolate …

Fondue recipes, chocolate, cheesy

Yummy Fondue Recipes!

In keeping with my earlier post of a 70s theme 4th of July party, here are my 2 favorite fondue recipes! This is one of the best Swiss fondue recipes I have ever tried. The kirsch is one of the most important ingredients. You can find kirsch liqueur at your local liquor store. But, this is one ingredient you will not be able to substitute or eliminate! While you’re at the liquor store, pick up the Amaretto for the chocolate fondue and a nice bottle of white wine. The best bread to use for the dipping is day old bread. It’s a bit crustier, so it won’t fall apart in the cheese. Make sure you leave some of the crust on each bread cube. I also like Granny Smith apples for dipping in the cheese as well. Classic Swiss Three-Cheese Fondue Recipe 1 garlic clove, peeled 1 cup dry white wine 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 8 ounces Gruyere cheese, rind trimmed and discarded, and shredded (about 2 1/2 cups) 8 ounces Emmentaler cheese, rind …