Chocolate Crawfish Candies

3/14/17 4:22 PM

It’s Crawfish season! The season of boils, seafood, and fun has arrived and we’re celebrating by making these festive crawfish candies! Whether you’re into chocolate suckers or little bite sized bites, these little Crawfish Chocolate Candies fit the bill.


You’ll need

Crawfish Sucker Mold

Crawfish Mold

Lollipop sticks

Sable Brush Set

Candy Decorating Bag

Candy Making Chocolates in Milk & Red



Melt your chocolate to a smooth consistency. Fill a candy decorating bag with red chocolate. With a sable brush, brush brown chocolate into random spots of the mold. Fill in the remainder of the mold with red chocolate. For the sucker mold, place a lollipop stick into the mold and spin to cover in chocolate. 

Place in refrigerator until chocolate has set or about 15 to 20 minutes.

Once set, pop candies out of molds and enjoy! These are a great addition to crawfish boils and southern family gatherings.


Be sure to check out our Crawfish and Cajun section to gear up with your favorite creole decorations. And don’t forget to check out more of our huge selection of candy making supplies! Interested in taking a chocolate class with us to learn from our fabulous confectionary instructor? Check out all of our candy and decorating classes here!

What are your favorite Cajun traditions?  

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Shamrock Mint Cupcakes

3/1/17 10:48 AM

Feeling the luck of the Irish, yet? St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and it’s time to start planning some sweet treats for your pot of gold festivities! These delectable devil’s food cupcakes are the perfect complement to your Shamrock Shindig.


Green Ombre Baking Cups
Devils Food Chocolate Cake
16 Andes Mints

Buttercream Icing
8oz Cream Cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
Leaf Green Americolor Icing Color
Creme De Menthe Oil Flavor
2110 Open Star Decorating Tip
Decorate with Shamrock Picks


Combine cake ingredients according to box directions. Coarsely chop Andes Mints and ¼ of the mints to the cake batter and bake at box instructions. Allow cupcakes to completely cool.


In a large mixing bowl, combine White Buttercream Icing, cream cheese, and powdered sugar. Fold in 2-3 drops of the crème de menthe flavor and 3-4 drops of the coloring. Add more of either to get desired effect.

With the 2110 open star tip, fill an icing bag with the green icing and top as desired. Add the remaining Andes Mints on top to garnish and finish them off with a lucky shamrock pick.


And just like that, you have Lucky Irish Shamrock Cupcakes no one can say no to! Don't forget to check out all of our St. Patrick's Day decorations and accessories to get yourself prepared for the parades. What are some of your favorite St. Paddy’s Day concoctions?

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Surprise your Valentine’s Day love with something sweet and easy this year with these Mini Valentine’s Doughnuts! These perfect little sweet treats have just the right amount of pizzazz to impress your lucky S.O.

 

Pancake Mix (make one batch per instructions)

1 tsp Vanilla extract

Doughnut Stand Strawberry Dessert Glaze

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Valentine's Bright Hearts Sprinkles

 

Make one batch of pancake mix and add the vanilla extract. Fill the donut mold two-thirds full and bake until golden brown on top.

Dip and drizzle your mini doughnuts and add Valentine decorations to top them off. Your loved one is sure to go nuts for these doughnuts! 

If you're looking for classes on learning how to bake more, we offer cake decorating classes here in Baton Rouge.

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Hosting the game day party should be easy peasy, but what do you do when you live in a house divided? Split up the snacks! With our Color Mist Food Color Spray, you can transform any treat into spirited game day hor d'oeuvres. Simply pick out colors for your two favorite (or rival) teams and let the colors fly!

 

Lay your chips, popcorn, or other blank canvas treat out on parchment paper. Spray a layer or two of color until you get your desired look and then arrange them on a tray. And that quickly, you have a snack to please even the fiercest of rivals!

 

What are your favorite game day traditions? Do you have any must-haves or superstitious traditions to make your kick-off the best ever? Be sure to check out our other baking items and football party supplies to help you with your next game day get together.

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Mardi Gras Beignets

1/6/17 12:24 PM

Time to Laissez les bons temps rouler! It's officially King Cake season and we wanted to start it off in style with these Mardi Gras Beignets. Featuring authentic southern beignets with a king cake twist, these are perfect for your Fat Tuesday Festivities!

Whether you have a secret family recipe or you're picking some up from Cafe Du Monde, customizing these sweet treats is easy with just White Decorator Icing and Sanding Sugar in green, lavender, and yellow. Add some cinnamon sugar to give it a genuine King Cake flavor.

In minutes, you'll turn plain beignets into Mardi Gras Masterpieces. What are some of your favorite twists on traditional Mardi Gras favorites?

Be sure to check out our array of Mardi Gras decorations, beads, and float supplies to get yourself ready for some good time revelry.

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Metallic is a trend here to stay! Gold and Silver add splashes of pizzazz to any holiday or occasion and now you can achieve that metallic look with your confectionary creations! With Americolor Gold Sheen Airbrush Color, turn cupcakes from muted and dull to shining award winners!

Americolor Gold Sheen Airbrush Color

White Buttercream Icing 14oz 
Decorating Brush Set

Mix a small amount of Americolor Gold Sheen Airbrush Color into the White Buttercream Icing. This will be the base and will appear duller than desired. This is to help create a solid color for the final product instead of white showing through. Spread buttercream onto completely cooled cupcakes or cake.

In a small bowl, add a squirt of Americolor Gold Sheen Airbrush Color. When the bowl is swirled, the more liquid parts separate from itself. Use the sections of color that separate from the liquid and paint onto the cupcake. Once it dries, it will have a beautiful metallic look that is sure to impress your guests!

Check out the difference a little shine can make!

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Do the Monster Munch!

10/18/16 11:51 AM

Try the Monster Munch! This Halloween twist on a classic treat is sure to catch the attention of your ghoulish party-goers! Complete with candy corn and sugar eyes, this Monster Munch is a graveyard smash.

Starting with a cookie sheet, spread out a layer of kettle popped popcorn and a layer of pretzels. Drizzle a Light Cocoa Candy Melt Drizzle Pouch in a zig zag design.

Add a layer of M&M's and candy corn followed by a zig zag drizzle of Bright White Candy Melts Drizzle Pouch. Add sprinkles and candy eyes on top to complete this monstrously delicious creation!

Once the chocolate has dried, break it up into pieces and fill up a Halloween Paper Bucket!

 

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Forget boring meat and cheese displays this year and go all in with this Skeleton smorgasbord! Sure to freak them out, this 5ft skeleton really knows how to serve up dinner.

Be sure to check out our selection of Halloween Decorations & Supplies to really help deck out your haunting Halloween party!

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Fall is in the air and pecans are on the mind! Autumn leaves mean pecan pies and treats and these Pecan Pie Treat Bars are our favorite way to celebrate the season. These easy-to-create pie treats are sure to be hit at this year’s fall gatherings and make great gifts!



Crust
2 sticks butter, softened
2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
2 2/3 cups All-purpose flour

Filling
1 stick butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup honey or white corn syrup
2 TBSP heavy cream
2 cups chopped pecan



Bake at 350.  Combine ingredients for crust and put in foil lined 9 x 13 pan.  Bake for 20-25 minutes until light brown.  

To create the filling, combine all ingredients together in a sauce pan and bring to a simmer. Allow it to simmer for 1 minute and then pour immediately over the lightly browned crust. Bake for another 20 minutes.  Allow it to cool in the pan and then cut into bars to serve. 

These would be great to add to a bowl of ice cream, with a caramel drizzle, or all on their own! What's your favorite pecan treat recipe?  

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Want a professional looking cake without all of the work? Anyone can be an artist while using a cookie cutter as a stencil! This genius way of decorating a cake allows you to add a fun design for any theme.

Bake a cake of your choice according to the directions. Once it has cooled, spread a thin layer of icing over the top. Gently push a cookie cutter over where the design is to go. Remove the cookie cutter and then fill in the outline with colored icing. Finish filling outside of the shape, add a border around the base and your cake is ready to go! Don't forget the sprinkles!


With over 300 different shapes and sizes, we're sure to have the perfect cookie cutter for basic sugar cookies, cake outlines, crafts, and more. Cookie cutters are the most versatile way to add fun shapes to baby showers, weddings, birthdays and any other event you can dream of!

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