Monday, September 15, 2014

NEW! Bakerella Collection for Make’n Mold

Bakerella Sweets Table

I have exciting news today! Like very exciting. I’ve been working on a brand new Bakerella product line for the past year with a company near and dear to my heart. And I’m super thrilled to share it with you today.

You know those little treats I made famous… yeah, the cake ones … on a lollipop stick. Well, I made my very first cake pops (these and these) with pink candy wafers that I found in a craft store made by a company called Make’n Mold. And I’ve been using their products for different treats since. (treat boxes, sticks, bags, molds and more). Last year we were introduced … and now after a lot of fun and yes, a lot of work, we’ve created an exciting new Bakerella product line together.

With products like these Bakerella Candy Wafers … in fun new colors to dip and decorate with.

Cake Pops
Bakerella Candy Wafers

There’s also Marshmallow White and Chocolate Fudge flavored wafers, too.

Wait! can I just stop and say that this is CRAZY!!!! Surreal!

P.S. I LOVE THIS PACKAGING! Sorry, to scream … but it’s so cute.

Bakerella Candy Molds

There’s also Candy Molds… that you can use to make decorations for your treats.

Bakerella Sweet Shapes Mold

Like these sweet shapes that have stolen my heart. I designed the mold with the hope they’ll steal yours, too. I mean, that teddy bear!

Bakerella Silicone Molds

Silicone Molds… you can get creative with candy and bake in them, too.

Bakerella Gems Mold

Love these Gem shapes!

And I can’t wait to show you the tiniest cupcakes you can bake with the Cups mold. You’ll squeal!

Bakerella Treat Bags and Sticks

There’s also printed treat bags with ribbon and pink and blue striped pop sticks, too!

Bakerella Letters Candy Mold

Bakerella Decorettes

And these decorettes … in solid colors. Blue chocolate curls, orange pearls, green candy shred and white mini marshmallows. The green shred is going to be so cute for monster hair, Easter grass and more. I can’t wait.

Bakerella Pastry Bags

I love these pastry bags … in pink of course. You can microwave candy wafers directly in the bag. Then snip the tip and pipe away.

Bakerella DIY Sugar Eyes

Oh and these DIY Sugar Eyes – that come with a my favorite black edible-ink writing pen (Yes, the Americolor one!) that I use all the time. These eyes are so fun because you can make them beady or bashful, big or bold and totally create custom eyes to add just the right character to your treats.

And that’s just the beginning. I know you guys will get crazy creative once you start to use them and I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

You can get the Bakerella Collection for Make’n Mold starting this week at A.C. Moore craft stores.

If there’s not an A.C. Moore store near you, don’t worry. You can also order products online directly from Make’nMold.

This really is a dream come true! But a dream I didn’t even know I had back when I was playing in my kitchen and dipped that first cake pop in January 2008. But really, none of this would have happened without you guys. I can’t tell you how much this little spot on the internet means to me. How much you mean to me. Thank you for inspiring me through the years with your enthusiasm, support and kindness. Here’s to sharing more sweets with you and especially more smiles.

And, if you see the product in A.C. Moore, I’d love for you to snap a picture and share on instagram with the hashtag #BakerellaforMakenMold. Don’t forget to share your all your creations, too. I can’t wait to see your treats!

xo Bakerella

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Cinna-mini Cookie Bites

Cinna-mini Cookie Bites

I think you guys know by now that I love making mini treats. There’s just something about being bite-size that makes eating sweets even more of a treat for me. That or I just like saying super cute more than I should. Take a look at these other examples and you can see what I mean.

Tiny tiered sugar cookies stands, super cute double-decker doughnut cookies and these itty-bitty bunny boxed chocolates. Just too much fun.

And these Cinna-mini Cookie Bites are no different.

They are tee-niny at about 3/4 inch tall and 1 1/4 inch wide. The perfect size to pop in your mouth. Okay … it might take two bites if you’re polite.

Cinna-Mini Cookie Steps

You can assemble them like regular cinnamon rolls… just on a much smaller scale.

Roll the cookie dough flat. Layer on butter, cinnamon and brown sugar and spread evenly. Then just cut the cylinder into 3/4 inch sections.

The dough can get all pressed together when you slice, but no worries, just separate the spirals with your fingers to define the swirls.

Cinnamon Roll Cookie

See… super cute. There, I said it again.

Cinnamon Roll Cookies

When the cookies cool you can drizzle or dunk the tops with a vanilla icing.

Cinnamon Roll Cookie

Dying over here. Adorable!

Cinnamon Roll Cookie

And yummy, too.

Here’s the recipe:

Cinna-Mini Cookie Bites

Servings: 36 cookies

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Filling

  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon

Icing

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  1. Sift flour, cinnamon and salt together in a medium bowl and set aside.
  2. Using a mixer, beat butter and cream cheese together until smooth. Add both sugars and mix until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk and vanilla and continue to mix until combined.
  3. Slowly add flour mixture until combined.
  4. Lightly dust hands with flour and divide dough into three sections. Flatten dough into discs, cover with plastic wrap and chill the dough for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  5. Roll out disc into a rectangular shape on a floured work surface. Trim dough to about 11 inches long by 5 inches wide for equally-sized cookies. (You can reuse and reroll the scraps)
  6. Brush melted butter on top the dough. Sprinkle cinnamon and brown sugar and then spread evenly on the entire surface. Starting on side farthest from you, roll the dough towards you to form a cylinder. Cut cylinder into 3/4 - 1-inch equal sections and place on cookie sheet. Repeat with other dough discs and bake cookies for about 10-12 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
  7. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Then drizzle or dunk the tops in vanilla icing.
  8. To make the icing, sift powdered sugar into a medium bowl. Add melted butter, vanilla and milk. Stir together briskly until the icing is smooth and fluid. For a thicker icing, just add more powdered sugar. Alternatively, add a little more milk to thin it out. If dunking the tops, you may want the icing to be thinner to help define the swirls in the cookie.
Source: ©2014 Bakerella.com

Oh yeah. These are even super cuter on sticks. Just insert a 4-inch lollipop stick through the swirls before baking for Cinna-Mini Cookie Pops.

Cinna-mini Cookie Pops

Enjoy!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Trick out Your Treats with Cake Pops Halloween – New Book and a Giveaway!

Cake Pops Halloween

Surprise! Surprise! I have a new cake pops book out tomorrow… September 2! YAY! YAY! YAY! And, I’m super excited to share it with you today. Inside you’ll find sweet and spooky cake pops including brand new designs and a few of my classic favorites, too! I think you’ll scream for some of the new ones. I’m talking adorable black cat candy buckets, very cute vampires, bubbling cauldrons, scary sweet monsters and more.

There are also printable templates to help make your treats, gift tags for your cake pops, and garland for your get-togethers. Download the tags and templates from here right now.

Happy Halloween early! Hope you enjoy the new book and use it to help get ready for the most deliciously spooky night of the year.

You can get the book two ways.

e-Book

Make the most of the Halloween season with the eBook – no wait for shipping or trip to the store, with all the info, ingredients, recipes, and the like right at your fingertips, wherever you are on the device of your choosing. Find the digital format from your favorite e-tailer below:

Apple iBooks

Amazon Kindle

Barnes & Noble Nook

Google Play

Kobo 

Print Book

Get your copy of the print edition exclusively from my publisher, Chronicle Books. Cake Pops Halloween started out as an eBook only, and I’m thrilled that Chronicle has made it available in a printed book format as well during the fleeting Halloween Season. Grab your book before the candy is all gone.

ChronicleBooks.com/cakepopshalloween

 

Now let’s celebrate with a giveaway…

First prize: I’m giving away Cake Pops Halloween in the book format and also the eBook format – along with a big fat iPad mini with retina display (wifi 16 gb) to view it on … all courtesy of Chronicle Books. The first prize winner will also receive a kitchen stand for the iPad PLUS the eBook versions the original Cake Pops and Cake Pops Holidays, too!

Second prize: Three (3) runners-up will receive the print version of Cake Pops Halloween.

Enter for a chance to win the Cake Pops Halloween Book Spooktacular Giveaway:

  • Leave a comment on this blog post and tell me your favorite costume to dress up as OR candy to enjoy on Halloween. Eeek! That’s easy!
  • Deadline to enter is Friday, September 5, 2014 at midnight ET.  So sorry. Time’s Up! Winners announced below!
  • One (1) first prize winner and three (3) second prize winners will be chosen at random and announced sometime on Saturday September 6, 2014.
  • Good Luck!

#CakePopsHalloweenBook

YAY! It’s time to announce the winners! I hope you all enjoy the books and Sara … I hope you enjoy your brand new iPad mini.
I accidentally chose winner 1992 instead of 1922 above so, I’m giving away four books instead of three! YAY!
Monday, August 25, 2014

Caramel Apple Oreo Cookie Pops

Caramel Apple Pops

Check out these tiny treats. They are the cutest little pops made using Oreo’s newest cookie – a limited edition Caramel Apple Flavor – that’s available exclusively at Target in September. I made them for my friends over at Target’s A Bullseye View.

Caramel Apple Oreo Cookie Pops

Check out the link below if you want to see how easy they are to make. Plus, read where the inspiration for these caramel apple cookie pops came from. I’ll be posting more about it on the blog next week… Can’t wait to share!

How to make: Caramel Apple Oreo Cookie Pops


PLUS, here are two other treats I’ve created for A Bullseye View in the past:

Bullseye Cake Pops
Beach Ball Cake Pops

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Almond Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Almond Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

I gave a batch of basic chocolate chip cookies a cheerful twist with cherry chips and almond bits. And these have turned out to be my new favorite cookies. At least for this week anyway. ; )

Almonds

I used blanched slivered almonds and chopped them up pretty fine … because I don’t like a lot of crunch in my cookies.

DelightFulls

And the cherry flavor came from these NEW dark chocolate cherry flavored morsels. I first enjoyed them at an event hosted by Nestle a couple of weeks ago to showcase some of their new products launching in September. You may have already seen them in stores though.

Dark chocolate cherry flavored morsels

They also come filled with caramel, peanut butter and mint flavor. Too fun! Oh and keep your eyes open in the freezer section too because they now have frozen cookie dough to answer all our late night cookie cravings. YAY!

Cookie scoops

Scooping is very satisfying to me for some reason. You can roll them in a few extra almond pieces of you like.
I love seeing these little domes of dough right before they go in the oven.

Almond Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookie

But I love them even more warm right out of the oven.

Almond Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Servings: 32 cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 3/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate cherry filled morsels

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk flour, baking soda and salt together in a medium bowl and set aside.
  3. Cream butter and both sugars in a mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
  4. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Then stir in 1/2 cup of the chopped almonds. Stir in the cherry filled morsels.
  5. Scoop dough onto baking sheet. Roll in remaining 1/4 cup of chopped almonds if desired.
  6. Bake 10-12 minutes.
Source: © 2014 Bakerella.com

Almond Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here’s a quick little flipagram from the Nestle Event. It was a fun time filled with amazing chefs, new friends, great food and of course lots of chocolate.

Note: This is NOT a sponsored post.

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