Thursday, April 21, 2011

Candy Favors

There has been a lot of talk about candy buffets here at the Sweeterie - we just love them!  Although some people might think this trend is no longer "in" or, well, trendy, it's always a hit!  Buying bulk candy for an entire candy buffet can be expensive, so today I have an alternative favor to share with you.  I found this super cute idea on You Are My Fave's blog and loved everything about it - the bottles, the decals and the mix of candy/colors.   You can either use them as escort cards or place them at each place setting.  You can view the entire post/her tips here.

[Images via You Are My Fave]

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cake Stand Wonderland: Bountiful - Venice, CA

I took a trip to Bountiful in Venice yesterday after seeing it on 100 Layer Cake last week. I had been there before about a year or so ago and had been wanting to go back ever since...I mean, just look at all those cake stands! I shudder to think of what will happen during an earthquake - yikes! Anyways, the store is obviously amazing in terms of its cake stand collection -- there are SO many cake stands in quite a few colors.  However, it's kind of uncomfortable to walk around because you're afraid that you'll bump into something and knock everything down! I'm afraid of knocking them down just by looking at the photos I took ;)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

S'mores Cupcakes

Today I have another new cupcake to share with you - a S'mores cupcake!  Chocolate cake with marshmallow frosting, graham cracker crumbs and a little piece of hershey's candy.  I have to say, this frosting is pretty amazing...I could just eat it by itself ;)  What a perfect treat for summer, no?

Monday, April 4, 2011

Almond Joy Cupcakes

I was in Las Vegas last weekend and happened upon The Cupcakery at the Monte Carlo.  I wanted to try something new so I went for their Almond Joy cupcake - it was delicious so I decided to recreate it as soon as I got home!

My version turned out great! The Almond Joy cupcake has a coconut cake dipped in ganache and sprinkled with coconut and chopped almonds (next time I might use almond slivers) This was my first successful foray into the world of ganache - I've made it before but didn't quite like how my cupcakes looked dipped in it - this time around I got the hang of it and can't wait to use ganache again - maybe for a filling?

Have you tried any new cupcake flavors lately?