Monday, October 24, 2011

Easy Halloween Treats

From our friends at Eagle Brand, here's some really easy and fun treats to make -

Here's the recipe!


3 cups (18 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Flaked coconut, sprinkles, assorted candies


MELT chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk in heavy saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
CHILL for 2 hours or until firm.
ROLL into balls or Halloween shapes; decorate as desired. Chill 1 hour or until firm.
This recipe is good at any holiday, just decorate fudge with festive toppings. The fudge can also be cut or formed into fun shapes.


PUMPKIN: ROLL fudge in orange sprinkles; carve out pumpkin face designs. Use pieces of green jelly candy for leaves on top.
COOL CAT: CUT taffy into triangles for ears; use red hot candies for eyes and nose and sprinkles for mouth shape. Finish with cut licorice pieces for whiskers.
SCARY GHOST: ROLL fudge in flaked white coconut. Add candy eyes.
SPIDER: ROLL fudge into large pieces for body and smaller pieces for head. Add red hot candies for eyes and mouth. Use cut licorice pieces for legs. Top with colored sprinkles on head and body.

Spice Up Your Party with Zebra Striped Baking Cups

Nothing spices up a party quite like bold animal prints.  Create, bake and decorate your cupcakes and tables with these beautiful baking papers. Great colors add to your party decor and make every table look festive. Also great for serving fun snacks such as popcorn, nuts, candies, mini crackers or dried fruit.  A perfect companion with the white leopard print cups!  Check out:

Design: Black, White & Pink Zebra Print
Size: 2" base with 1.25" sides.
Greaseproof and oven safe to 450 degrees
32 Baking Cups - $3.95

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Snowman Baking Cups & Snow Pics - Ready for Christmas Baking!

Nothing says love like something from the oven! 32 Swedish Greaseproof Baking cups. Create, bake and decorate your cupcakes and tables with these fun baking papers. These festive snowman themed baking cups will add to your party decor and make every table look festive. Add a snowman pick, edible glitter or swedish pearl sugar (sold separately at Cupcake Essentials) and your cupcakes will be an instant success. Also great for serving fun snacks such as popcorn, nuts, candies, mini crackers or dried fruit. Bake with or without a muffin pan. These are superior quality heavy duty baking cups; they meet FDA and European safety standards. They are all natural and eco-friendly. 32 premium greaseproof cups - $3.95.  Available at

Monday, October 10, 2011

Pink Peacock Baking Cups - Simply Beautiful!

Create something special out of something ordinary with these beautiful pink baking cups adorned with peacock feathers. Add a touch of formality to all your events; dinner parties, birthdays, wedding showers and even baby showers.  These standard sized baking cups are imported from Europe and are probably one of the most beautiful baking cups I've ever seen. As lovely as they are alone, when paired with wafer paper peacock feathers from "Sugar Robot" on ETSY, they're a stunning combination.

For the household baker or pastry professional who recognizes the value of having quality paper baking products in their kitchens, These are high quality disposable paper products for baking and cooking. Our aim is to inspire and to bring out the artistic, fanciful and creative side of you. These are packaged in an elegant gift box and make the perfect extraordinary gift. The baking cups are produced from the highest quality of Swedish greaseproof paper. All the baking cups are produced with solid and thicker paper than generally uses for baking cups. The paper is 100 % cellulose and biodegradable.  20 premium baking cups for $6.95.

These baking cups are available at

The feather adornment is available from Sugar Robot at

Snickers Cheesecake

Here's the latest from Southern Living -- Snickers cheesecake!



24 chocolate sandwich cookies (such as Oreos)

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


3 8-oz. packages cream cheese, at room temperature

3/4 cup sugar

3 large eggs, at room temperature

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon cornstarch

3 regular-size Snickers bars, cut into 1/4-inch slices

1/4 cup caramel sauce, optional

1/4 cup chopped roasted and salted peanuts, optional


1. Make crust: Preheat oven to 350ºF. Mist a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray. Wrap bottom and sides with 2 large foil pieces. Pulse cookies in a food processor until crushed. Pulse in butter. Press into an even layer in pan. Bake until firm, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool.

2. Make filling: Place a roasting pan filled with 1 inch hot water on oven's center rack. Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar; beat for 1 minute. Beat in eggs. Scrape down sides and bottom of bowl. Beat in vanilla, lemon juice and cornstarch.

3. Sprinkle Snickers over crust. Pour batter into pan; place in water bath. Bake until cake is set around edges but still jiggles in center, about 55 minutes.

4. Remove cake from roasting pan; remove foil. Place cake on a rack to cool. Cover and chill until firm, 4 hours or up to 1 day. When ready to serve, drizzle top with caramel sauce and top with chopped peanuts, if desired.