Thanks to cake pops, desserts on a stick have taken baking by storm, making our favorite treats even more delectable. Pies, caramel, and even cookies are proving that everything tastes better on a stick. From the sweet to the savory to the unexpected, these desserts are among those that have followed in the cake pop's path.
Filled with creative "pop" ideas ranging from mini champagne bottles to popcorn to the ever-popular cake pops, this shower has high impact, but — the part we really love — it's pretty easy to re-create (especially if you pick up the invites and party package through Le Partie Sugar's Etsy store). So keep clicking and get ready to pop!
One of my favorite parts of Valentine's Day is how everything becomes heart-shaped for a month, and that includes the candy! Conversation hearts are a seasonal staple, but while they're cute to give and get, the chalky taste can leave your sweet tooth unsatisfied. Instead of doling out the pastel treats, check out these five easy ways to make delicious heart-inspired desserts!
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Show off your cake decorating skills by making a cute, homemade Halloween cake or cupcakes. Spiders, Frankenstein, and creepy ghosts are just a few Halloween themes you can easily translate to your baked goods. Cakes and cupcakes make a fun and exciting centerpiece to any party, so get your mixer and piping bag out and ready. We've broken it down by hardest to easiest, so you can work with your skill and comfort level.
What's cuter than a cupcake? A mini cupcake, of course! Increasingly, sweet treats come in two sizes: regular and petite. Almost every cupcakery is cooking up mini cakes for birthday parties and office soirees, three-bite cake pops put the trend on a stick, and national chains like Starbucks and Baskin-Robbins are getting even more creative with tiny treats.
On the heels of the Starbucks petites line of mini cupcakes, whoopie pies, and cake pops (pictured above), Baskin-Robbins is debuting cake bites, which are basically four-bite nuggets of ice cream cake.
We've also spotted brownie bites ranging from Trader Joe's tasty treats to Pillsbury's Sweet Moments line of brownie bites. Bakery line Entenmann's also sells mini versions of its cakes, while Starbucks plans to roll out new holiday-themed petites this November.
Why are tiny treats so big? Surely it's a combination of cuteness and the calorie factor, letting eaters indulge in just a few bites rather than a large, decadent dessert. So what do you think of the trend: too cute to resist or too much already?
Cupcakes, move over! Cake balls covered in candy shell or chocolate are an updated way to enjoy a petite serving of dessert. Dense and bite sized, these treats are meant to be savored slowly, like chocolate bonbons. Since pumpkin puree is finally available at my neighborhood grocery, I felt inspired to combine this growing dessert trend with my favorite Fall flavors. You can enjoy these pumpkin cake pops for Halloween, or please a crowd at a Fall-themed party. Keep reading to learn how to make pumpkin cake pops.
Get your cake on! Just when we thought the cake pop craze couldn't get any bigger, it did. We've seen so many gorgeous cake pop designs that we know it's hard for kiddos — and mama too! — to resist the temptation. That's why we're sharing with you an exclusive gluten-free, vegan rhubarb cheesecake pop recipe from The Dessert Revolution ebook.
So what is the difference between a regular rhubarb cheesecake pop and a vegan cheesecake pop? Well, everything! Sugar, flour, butter, and cream cheese are the main ingredients for a standard cheesecake — and they're all substituted with raw alternatives like agave nectar and virgin coconut oil. Not to worry though, they're equally delicious, and your kids will never know the difference!
Earlier this week, we discovered that, in addition to launching a new anniversary brew to mark its 40th year in business, Starbucks was also rolling out a brand-new food line of eight tempting baked goods and treats under 200 calories.
This morning, I headed to Starbucks for my daily coffee fix but wound up leaving with all eight of the treats in tow. (If you feel tempted as well, hold out until the afternoon, then score some of them for free.) Did the newest Starbucks menu offerings satisfy that sweet tooth, or leave something to be desired? We put them to the test to find out.
Cake and cupcakes are still the go-to treats at kid parties across the globe, but the tiny but decadent cake pop trend is responsible for adding an extra pop of cuteness to modern day fetes. While a rewarding DIY project, making your own cake pops from scratch can be a labor-intensive process. Cheat (just a little bit!), by ordering miniature drool-worthy delights from the professionals.