126 posts tagged Candy
126 posts tagged Candy
If you’re looking way to experience 4th of July fireworks that’s less risky for your fingers and a whole lot more delicious, look no further. Our all-time favourite Dessert Detective Jessie Oleson, aka Cakespy (previously featured here), recently shared her awesome recipe for Explosively Delicious Fourth of July Cookies.
The not-so-secret explosive ingredient is Pop Rocks. In this recipe they’re used in both the cookie dough itself and as a garnish.
"This not only makes them crackle like fireworks but also pays homage to that other all-consuming american obsession: truly trashy candy (and I say this in the most loving way possible)."
We’d like to add that you can dramatically transform this recipe in three different, but equally awesome ways by substituting the Pop Rocks with Sizzling Bacon Candy, Explosing Wasabi Candy or Exploding Popcorn Candy.
Today we learned about a species of moth made of cotton candy.
Okay, not really, but these beautiful creatures are still awesome, even if they aren’t made of spun sugar. This is the Rosy Maple Moth (Dryocampa rubicunda), a small North American moth most often found in southern Canada from Ontario to Nova Scotia. They live in deciduous forests and feed mainly on maple trees, but we suspect that some specimens prefer to follow traveling carnivals where they hover over the cotton candy machines.
We’re sure you’ll agree that one of the best parts about the return of spring is the reappearance of Easter candy on store shelves, not the least of which are those oh-so-precious Cadbury Creme Eggs. Over the years our favourite Dessert Detective Jessie Oleson, aka Cakespy (previously featured here), has created a mouthwatering suite of recipes featuring Cadbury Eggs. And, because she’s all about sharing the sweetness, she always provides thorough instructions.
Here you see Jessie’s Cadbury Creme Deviled Eggs, Cadbury Creme Eggs Benedict, Cadbury Creme Egg Salad Sandwiches, Cadbury Creme Scotch Eggs, and last but not least, her latest creation: Cadbury Creme Egg in Hole Toast. It’s a thick slice of pound cake with half a Cadbury Egg in the center that’s heated on a griddle and served warm, melty and delicious. (Each link will take you to the corresponding recipe)
[via Serious Eats]
Artist Kevin Champeny (previously featured here) just finished an awesome new project entitled Sweet Pysanka that’s easily one of the biggest, prettiest Easter eggs we’ve ever seen. It’s a beautiful 32” x 24” egg covered in paisley designs made of 8500 pieces of hand cast urethane candy. If all that candy were edible, it wouldn’t be safe in our presence.
“Sweet Pysanka” is my homage to the intricately designed wax-resist Ukrainian Easter eggs called “Pysanka”. I am using a mosaic of hand cast acrylic candy to capture the joy of opening my basket on Easter morning and seeing all of the wonderfully bright candies and goodies that awaited me. Combining this joyous memory and the amazing care that the Ukrainian Artisans put into their work was impossible for me to pass up.
"Sweet Pysanka" was created for the Big Egg Hunt in NYC presented by Faberge’, that I will be participating in this spring. Please check out their site. The money raised by this event goes to several incredible charities. If you are in the New York City area in April, come look for my egg and other amazing artists participating in this event. http://thebigegghunt.org/
Artist Kevin Champeny (previously featured here) is wishing everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day with another one of his awesomely detailed creations. Entitled A Rose By Any Other Name, it was made using over 15,000 individually hand cast urethane pieces of candy. It measures 51” long x 41” tall x 1.5” deep and weight 75 pounds.
"What could be sweeter than giving flowers? Candy perhaps? A flower made out of candy with a title alluding to Romeo and Juliet? Yes, all of these. This cloyingly sweet rose is a perfect example of how far you can take a theme before it just about implodes. Had I actually made it from real candy, well, that would have been going too far, or would it?"