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CakePoPs and Mini Cupcake Heaven

CakePoPs and Mini Cupcakes seem to be the favorite the last few weeks.  And why not?  They are simple to make (maybe those decorations can take a little time, un hunhhhhh  :0  right?)  and they are simple to eat, no messiness, just pop ’em into your mouth e-a-s-y.

Here are a few pics I’m posting, cuz I have yet another cakepop ad mini cupcake order to get started on lol!

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Jelly-Roll Heaven

Awww Jelly-Rolls… don’t you just love them?  They are such a versatile dessert in my opinion.  The ingredients can be so simple or slightly complicated, but whatever you choose, however you decorate them, they can be quite awesome. I have made many a jelly-rolls and they are one of my favorites because you can just about make any flavor and fill them with whatever you want. Possibilities are endless and they are the perfect treat for your holiday (or any day) dessert table. Just saying….

My Black Forest Jelly Roulé complete with Kirsch soaked sour cherries and dark chocolate fans (or my attempt at making fans, hahaha) …Magnifique!

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Pavlova Hearts

My first attempt at Pavlova was a success!  Usually made as one mound of meringue that is baked, crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside.  I piped out heart shaped forms for individual desserts.  Topped with whipped cream and an assortment of fresh fruit and just a drizzle of passion fruit. Next time I will tint the meringue.  They turned out great!  Pavlova hearts were just perfect for my elegant dessert table.

 

Hibiscus Flowers

Haven’t had much time for posting my cakes and sweets adventures, as my desserts will soon be available at a new restaurant opening here in my hometown.  I will blog about that as it gets closer to its opening (we’re hoping for Mother’s Day).  Been a busy baking bee.  I will try to catch up when I have a free moment.  These are my new “Hibiscus” flowers for my Etsy shop.  I pretty much do them in any color possible and quite a few sizes.

Easter will be coming in a few short weeks, so I need to start thinking up what I will be doing for that weekend  🙂

Colorful Hibiscus Flowers

Colorful Hibiscus Flowers

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Macarons

Trying out some Macarons today, practice makes perfect right??  Made a Pistachio Macarons with a Chocolate Filling and a Blue Macarons with a Cherry Filling.  Could have been higher but they still tasted pretty awesome  🙂

Macarons

Macarons

Candy Cane Lollipops

First post for 2015!   !! HaPpY NeW YeAr  from Village Sweets !!

Haven’t had much time for blogging…Oooops!

Christmas is over (already!) and after all the buches, the cakes, the cookies, I think one of my favorite things was making the Candy Cane Lollipops.  I was asked to donate some sweets for a fund raiser (The Children’s Wish Foundation) and I happily agreed, and decided to make some colorful red and green candied popcorn in cello bags with festive Christmas ribbon.  I also made these Candy Cane Lollipops in Chocolate and White Chocolate.  In my haste to finish things on time, I forgot my camera for the popcorn, but I did get a picture of the lollipops.

Chocolate Candy Cane Lollipops

Chocolate Candy Cane Lollipops

White Chocolate Candy Cane Hearts

White Chocolate Candy Cane Hearts

60TH Anniversary

A special 60th Anniversary cake last weekend.  A White tiered cake with a Lemon Cream Filling and frosted entirely with a Swiss Butter-cream all in pretty roses large and small.  Glistening Gumpaste Snowflakes because they were married so close to Christmas… My mother’s father dropped their wedding cake (Oooops!), so I thought I would make them a special one for their 60th.

White Cake with a Lemon Cream Filling frosted with a Vanilla Swiss Buttercream...Y-U-M

White Cake with a Lemon Cream Filling frosted with a Vanilla Swiss Buttercream…Y-U-M