Tag Archives: candy

Graduation Cupcakes

Graduation is right around the corner. Graduates are getting excited to finish up school and go on their next adventure. They look forward to having a party to celebrate their accomplishments and have some support for their future endeavors. For the person hosting the party, it can be quite stressful thinking of food, decorations, and items to host a fun, relaxing party. For many parties, the dessert is the best part, the highlight of the party, and what people are most excited about. Finding a dessert that you think will be a big hit can be overwhelming. No need to …

 

UnReal Cookies

If you read my story about developing food sensitivities, you’ll know that chocolate is one of the food items I can no longer eat if it has soy lecithin in it. Read Blog Here: https://goo.gl/bmvT2a
UnReal candy is another brand that I found after developing my food sensitivities. You can find them in most grocery stores or buy them online here: http://bit.ly/2C41W1Z.  Their chocolate has sunflower lecithin in it instead of soy lecithin, which allows me to eat them. They have an alternative to M&M’S and Reese’s, that taste just as good, which I was very excited about because M&M’S were …

 

Non-traditional Candy

In light of Halloween yesterday, this post is about some of my favorite non-traditional candy and chocolate. Although I do like my Snickers, Reese’s, Skittles, and Milky Way, I also enjoy confections that you don’t find in everyday convenient and grocery stores in the U.S.
I recently discovered a couple gourmet food stores in Boston: Bacco’s and Gourmet Boutique. Both shops sell typical gourmet foods such as wine, cheese, and charcuterie, but they also have a selection of imported sweets that are hard to find.
At Bacco’s, they sell Hammond’s chocolate bars in a variety of unique flavors such as red velvet …

 

The Blizzard!

Twenty eight years ago, Dairy Queen introduced the Blizzard! It took me 28 years to finally try it!  Why you might ask did it take me so long?  There is a simple and logical reason, I am a person of tradition.  I grew up on Carvel and have always loved soft serve ice cream but always order the same thing every time!
Living in Massachusetts, I don’t have a local Carvel store nearby but I know where the Dairy Queen stores are located!  As a  soft serve ice cream junkie, I will always stop in if they are open and order …

 

Easter Bunny Cupcakes

Last Easter, I undertook a major baking project and made two versions of Easter bunny cupcakes: one with bunny ears, the other with cute bunny feet and a cotton tail. I wish I can take credit for the creativeness, but I found these awesome ideas on Pinterest. The entire project was very time-consuming (especially if you make each part from scratch – the cupcakes, cookies, frosting, royal icing, and chocolate) but it was well worth it in the end.
 

Bunny ear cupcakes:
For the cupcakes, you can use any recipe – from scratch or from the box, I won’t judge. I referred …

 

Good bye to Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2012! Hello Halloween!

October flew by! Breast Cancer Awareness Month ends today!  Pink will no longer be the” it” color! The number of breast cancer events dwindle down but our organization Bakes for Breast Cancer, Inc.  works daily as do many other organizations to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer all year long!
Breast Cancer is brought to the forefront in October but we should not forget about it because all year long women and men of all ages are diagnosed with breast cancer.
You don’t have to wait until next October to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer …

 

Halloween Oreo Cupcakes

Halloween is around the corner and it is one of my favorite holidays – I love the jack-o-lanterns, costumes, candy, and the endless decorating ideas, especially for baked goods. I haven’t baked anything for this holiday yet so I’m showing you what I made a couple years ago: Halloween Oreo cupcakes. These were a hit at my office and super easy to make – since I cheated and used cake mix from the box; plus, the simple decor didn’t take much effort. My favorite part of these cupcakes is the Oreo cookie bottom of the cupcakes – it’s a nice surprise, …

 

Autumn Apples

from pumpkinfarm.com
October is here, and with it comes the smell of fresh, crisp air, the beautiful colors of changing foliage, and the sound of crows cawing. Pumpkin and apple picking are in full swing for the autumn season. And what better way to sweeten those freshly picked apples then to coat them in candy!
Caramel apples are a traditional fall-time favorite. The sticky sweetness brings back memories of my mother melting caramel in a double-boiler over the stove so that my sister and I could dip our apple slices into the warm, silky candy.
hammacher schlemmer candy apple maker from westpennjournal.com
The Caramel …

 

Cutest Cookie Sandwiches

This week at Boston Bakes everyone is putting their best dessert forward. From cakes, cookies, pies and more, I decided to join the trend and talk about a gadget that will make some real tasty desserts, and it will take only minutes!
from cuisipro.com
Summer is well on it’s way and as I’m daydreaming of long days at the beach I can’t help but think about the ice cream truck that will soon be ringing it’s bell for all the kids to hear. Ice cream cookie sandwiches were always one of my favorite treats from the ice cream truck. The Cuisipro Mini …

 

It’s all about Desserts!

Countdown to Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer!  Today is May 2nd!  Time is going fast and before I know it, in 5 days the 13th Annual Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer will be here!  May 7th is around the corner and the Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer will be here and run through Sunday, Mother’s Day May 13th at over 270 restaurants, bakeries, on-line bakeries, cafes, supermarkets, ice cream and chocolate shops in over 90 communities in Massachusetts!
Get ready check the list of participants; make your reservations at restaurants and save room for the Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer Dessert!  …