Summer has arrived! Nothing beats the heat like this cool and refreshing fruit basket. The perfect centerpiece for any summer event, nothing goes to waste with this elegant and fun display. All you need to create this look is our brand new Fruit Carving Kit. With just a few tools, you can certainly "Wow!" your guests!

Pick out your favorite fruits and get them washed and dried. Using a measuring stick to ensure an even bowl, use the triangle cutter and cut divots all the way around the watermelon or melon to create a bowl. To make a basket with a handle, create the handle at the center of the top before cutting out the edges.

Looking for the perfect fruit dip to add to your display? Our Marshmallow and cream cheese dip is a perfectly fresh accompaniment to this fruit medley.

Fruit Dip
8oz cream cheese
1 Jar Marshmallow Puff
1/2 cup powdered Sugar

Combine room temperature cream cheese with marshmallow fluff. Add in powdered sugar until combined. Store in an air tight container.

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Pop-the-Pinata Cupcakes

4/21/17 11:10 AM


Get your fill of fiesta fun with these Pop-the-Pinata Cupcakes! Filled with a burst of color, these cupcakes are the perfect way to shake up your Cinco de Mayo this spring.

These piñata cupcakes also make for a great gender reveal idea or birthday party fun.

Bake your cupcakes and allow to cool completely. With the Cupcake Corer, remove the center of the cupcake for the surprise filling of sprinkles or candies. Use the top of the removed piece to cap off the filling. Pipe on icing and top with more sprinkles for pizazz.

Check out our Fiesta section and our expansive Baking section to start planning your Mexi-party bash! We have maracas and sombreros a-plenty!


What are some of your favorite Cinco de Mayo Fiesta festivities? 

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Spring has arrived and that's the perfect excuse to start up a floral sensation with our new Wilton Flower Pot Silicone Baking Cups! These silicone cups are safe to bake in and great for presentation.  

Flower Pot Silicone Baking Cups
Cake Mix
Icing
Icing Colors
Baking & Decorating Tools

Using the Wilton Flower Pot Silicone Baking Cups, make a chocolate cake base. Once the cupcakes are finished and cooled, decorate with flowers and leaves to create a garden of scrummy cakes.

Set the scene with our Easter Party Supplies and create your own festive backdrop for springtime events!

To learn how to create these flowers and more creative creations, be sure to check out our decorating classes.

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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.

chocolate crawfish candy
You’ll need

Crawfish Sucker Mold

Crawfish Mold

Lollipop sticks

Sable Brush Set

Candy Decorating Bag

Candy Making Chocolates in Milk & Red

candy crawfish

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.

sweet crawfish


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

shamrock cupcakes

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.

st patrick's day cupcakes


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?

specialty cupcakes green

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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.

mini cupcakes

 

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.

mini donuts

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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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