Sunday, June 23, 2013

As Seen on TV: DIY "Cronuts", Buffalo-Style!

“Cronuts” are a deep-friend croissant that is filled like a donut. People are lining the streets of New York City to pay $5 a pastry for these bad boys. Whether you call them a cronut or a "doissant", these are super fun to make. 
Behold:  the DIY version.

What you need:
2 cans Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits
¼ cup sugar
1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
2 cups heavy whipping cream
Instant pudding mix: strawberry, chocolate or caramel
1 ½ inch cookie or biscuit cutter
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Celebrate National Splurge Day with Snickers Cupcakes

When you have caramel buttercream over chocolate cupcakes, drizzled with caramel, chocolate ganache and sprinkled with honey roasted peanuts - do you need another reason to splurge?! 

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Spotlight on: Classic Chocolate Buttercream + Cupcakes

It's simple. Paring white cake with chocolate butteream will hit it out of the park each time.

Here's an LP favorite:

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine

2/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  1. Melt butter. Stir in cocoa. 
  2. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency.
  3. Add small amount additional milk, if needed.
  4. Stir in vanilla. 

Yeilds about 2 cups frosting. 
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Fondant Baby Faces = Perfect for Baby Shower Cupcakes!

Whoa. How adorable!

What you need:
1. Skin-toned fondant
2. Pink royal icing
3. Two circle cutters (one tiny, for ears; one larger, for heads)
4. Edible markers 

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Happy Father's Day [cookies]

Sunday, June 17th marks a day when we celebrate and remember the good men we call "dad".

Here are some of our favorite Father's Day cookies:

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Orange you glad we said "creamsicle cupcakes"?

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DIY Patriotic Cookies

Summertime means lots of picnics, celebrations and most fun of all, fireworks. All of this could not be possible if it weren't for the men and women of our military forces.

So, we made these awesome flags on heart cookies, using royal icing. They are perfect for Memorial Day, Veteran's Day, and of course, the 4th of July!
What kind of Patriotic treats do you like to make? 
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