Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Fun Father’s Day Treat Ideas

Father’s Day is almost here, and that means one thing: It’s time to figure out how to make your dad feel extra special this year! While gifts and spending time together go a long way, making a special dessert can turn a good day into a great one.

Read on for some of our best tips for making a special treat for your dad this Father’s Day:

  1. Father’s Day cake — While there’s always the traditional tie-shaped Father’s Day cake, think about doing something extra special this year. With our Dad Baking Form, you can bake a stunning cake that tells your dad how much you love him. Perhaps you could get him that extra special sports car he’s always wanted instead — in cake form! Wilton makes a great Sports Car Cake Pan that makes it easy to bake a sports car cake.
  2. Candy from his youth — Does your dad have a favorite candy from his childhood that you just can’t find anymore? Try making it at home! Whether it’s a certain flavor of lollipop or hard candy, chocolate with interesting fillings or other kind of candy bar, you can probably recreate it at home with only a few candy making supplies. Look online and see if you can find the recipe. If you can’t, try asking your father to describe the candy — be sure to ask about flavors and textures, as those are the two qualities that will make or break whether your candy passes his test.
  3. His favorite sweet treat — If there’s one thing we know about dads, it’s that they’re all different. Think about your dad and his unique tastes and preferences. Does he love cookies more than cake? Chocolatey treats more than fruity ones? If you can identify a few flavors or types of treats your dad prefers, you can probably find the perfect treat for him.

What do you plan to do to celebrate your father this year? Let us know in the comments below!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

High School Graduations with Something Special

Getting the Sweets Right for that Special Day.

More and more, there are big bashes and party gatherings for high school students to come to for their graduation day, to provide a great (and safe) place to celebrate getting done with high school. For those teenagers in your neighborhood, church group or clubs it is a wise choice to bring them in to get their “game on” without the entire negative that could happen. If it is your own son or daughter or those in your school, it is important to get it right to help them party through the night the right way!

It’s All About the Colors
One of the most crucial aspects of this is to get the school’s colors well represented. This doesn’t just include the decorations but also what is available to munch on as well. Pre-planning to get chocolates in the colors of their now alma mater, to the cookies, cakes, pies and more can help the festivities move along beautifully.

Variety Can Help Too
Once you have the colors done right, the sky’s the limit in what you can provide from the drinks, to the take-away chocolates, and gift bags you can express your imagination and sweets prowress. Suckers (all-day or minis) Cupcakes with school colors frosting, Cookies of the same colors, even homemade Ice Cream with all the toppings can get them coming over and enjoying all that is there.

Don’t Mind If I Go Fancy
With all the chips, veggies and fruit they can serve to be dipped! Fondue cheeses, Liquid Chocolate fountains, and dips of all sorts are recommended for a party this “serious” Just watch out for the chocolate food fights!

Again as you get this to your now-graduated child and his large circle of friends you can bring in the new life’s accomplishment with the fun and excitement it deserves. Get planning now, and watch it come together for a memorable time.

Spring’s a Time of Change

With the Change of the Season, Weddings are in Full Bloom

We all know that there are plenty of things to plan and take care of when the Day of the Nuptials is at hand. And there is no better way to make that special day as memorable as the quality of the Sweet Accents those attending receive. From the Bride, to the Wedding Planner and the Caterer,  Sweet Treat Supply has in stock what you are in need of.

The many ways you can present the sweet treats of your special day. Here are a few suggestions:
  •  A Pie Bar – If you’re envisioning a less formal affair, then trade a tiered cake for the array of pies. From apple to chocolate cream, there’s sure to be something to please everyone with this crowd-pleasing idea.
  •  Macarons – These delicate French confections are refined, oh so tasty, and can come in your wedding colors to boot!
  • Frozen Yogurt with toppings – Have the cold delights while satisfying the sweet tooth in all who attend your special day.
  • Ol’ Fashioned Candy Bar – There’s no sweeter way to thank your guests than sending them home with a bag full of their favorite candy.
  • Bake “Sale” Buffet – You may feel like a grown but that doesn’t mean you aren’t still a kid at heart, Set up a dessert bar complete with cookies, brownies, and every type of sweets you can think of.

The chocolates left on the reception table to the liquid chocolate fountain for dipping, even the colorful icing on the reception cakes all can be had from our shopping cart today. Don’t leave anything to chance when that once-in-a-lifetime event for the bride and groom.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Celebrate Your Graduation Right

For Both High School and College Graduation Party

Putting together a celebration for one of life’s important accomplishments such as your child’s high school graduation or for your finished degree from the university of your choice a party must be on your list to do. Whether it’s your own or you’re connecting with friends, and family, making the deliciousness of your sweet delectables can literally make your graduation party one to remember.

Sweet dips, hor d’oevres, toppings, flavor accents and the hundreds of cakes, pies and tarts of all kinds can put that “flair” the party needs to make the memories. You can put yourself into the accomplishment of that hard work to getting that degree.

From the party of high schoolers to the get-togethers after college the edibles and sweets will bring it all over the top!

What Satisfies Your Mom's Sweet Tooth

Getting Her Favorite Type of Candy Just Right

Sure you can go to the big box store and waste your money on something made in Malaysia or Taiwan. But that can’t hold up to something tasty you have made with love for your Mom. Putting your personal touch on that candy, sweets, or type of a dessert made with love and care will make this Mother’s Day Gift a special one this year.

Sweet Treat Supply has you covered! We have gone to the wholesalers and gotten for you all the ingredients you need for that favorite sweet dish and dessert. Everything chocolate, Morocco Dark, Merckens Marquis, Ghiradelli and more are here.

For those who want to have that personal touch but don’t have a traditional family recipe, try this one which is fast easy and simple and that that tradition by showing you Mom the love you have for her.

Chocolate Zebra Clusters

Total Time: Prep and Total Time – 30 Minutes
Ingredients Needed:
  •           2 Cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  •      12 ounces white candy coating , coarsely chopped, divided
  •      1-1/4 cups salted peanuts
  •      1-1/4 cups crisp rice cereal
  •      1-1/4 cups miniature marshmallows
  •      1 teaspoon shortening

  1.  Line two baking sheets with waxed paper; set aside. IN a microwave, melt chips and 7 oz. whit candy coating at 70% power; stir until smooth. Stir in peanuts and cereal. Cool slightly; fold in marshmallows. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets.
  2.  In microwave, melt shortening and remaining candy coating; stir until smooth. Transfer to a pastry or plastic bag; cut a small hole in the corner of the bag. Drizzle over clusters. Refrigerate for 5 minutes or until set. Store in an airtight container. Yields 2 and a half dozen.

Monday, May 5, 2014

7 Tips for Decorating Your First Cake

If you’ve decided to decorate a cake for the first time, congratulations! You’re about to start a fun and delicious new hobby. But, first-time cake decorating can be kind of intimidating. There are so many techniques and supplies available that it can be hard to decide the best way to start. Well, we’re here to help you feel a little more confident as you decorate your first cake. These are our top seven Cake Decorating 101 tips:
  1. Make a plan — This is where most cake decorating can go awry. Newbies — and sometimes experienced professionals — think they can just wing it when it comes to their cake decorating. Starting without a plan in place can leave you without the supplies you need in a crucial moment. Whether you want to sketch out your cake idea or just think through what you want the final product to look like, making a plan can make or break the final design of your cake.
  2. Gather the supplies you’ll needCake decorating supplies make the process a whole lot easier. From cake decorating tips and pastry bags to edible decorations and icing flavoring, having the right supplies on hand can really take your creation up a notch.
  3. Prepare the surface — A well-decorated cake starts with a well-formed cake. Think through the final design and use a special-shaped cake pan to make a cake with the right shape and surface for the design. Then, make sure the cake has cooled completely — consider letting it rest for a full day — before you begin to frost.
  4. Don’t be afraid to use a lot of icing — Sometimes, stunning decorations require a lot of icing. Extra icing can also help to correct for any mistakes you might make when you decorate a cake for the first time.
  5. Know when to stop — It’s easy to get carried away when adding edible decorations, but the key to making anything pretty is knowing when to resist adding “just a little bit more.” Simpler decorations can keep your cake from looking like a kindergarten art project.
  6. Show your cake off to friends and family — Don’t let your gorgeous creation hide in the shadows. Take photos of the cake and invite your loved ones over to share in your delicious work of art.
  7. Be ready to improve over time — As with anything, it’s unlikely you’ll be a master the first time you try cake decorating. So, start with simpler techniques and designs and work your way up to the more complicated ones. Consider taking pictures of each of your cakes so you can see your improvement as you continue decorating cakes.

After you finish decorating your first cake, come back and tell us about the experience, or share your pictures with us on Facebook!