Thursday, September 28, 2017

Five Sweet Ways to Jazz Up Your Halloween Party

Fall is one of the most wonderful times of the year. The summer heat starts to die down, the leaves start to change colors, and one of the most universally loved holidays is just around the corner – Halloween. Whether it’s the spooky stories, horror movie marathons or endless cornucopia of sweets, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy about Halloween. Below are a few delicious ways to help make your Halloween get-together with friends and family as sweet as possible.

Baking With Perfect Form

Cookies and cakes are always a crowd pleaser. But with Halloween on the horizon, there is endless opportunity for creativity. So why not get into the spooky spirit and bake up some cakes in a themed form pan like this bat-shaped baking form or this coffin-shaped pan. Just make your favorite boxed cake and allow one of these uniquely shaped pans turn it into a truly creepy confection for all your guests to enjoy.

Candy Couture

Halloween is one of the only times of the year when people get to truly express their creativity with some wild and zany costumes. Why not combine two of the best parts of Halloween, costumes and candy, by letting your guests use your sweets as part of their costumes! These face mask molds will let you create a delectable disguise for your guests, while these vampire teeth chocolate molds will satisfy every sweet tooth in your group.

The Icing on the Cake

Fondant is probably one of the most versatile ingredients you can have in your baking arsenal. This type of icing takes your cake decorating to the next level and gives you the opportunity to add a truly personal touch to anything you bake. Whether it’s a regular cake with some fun designs on top or a truly out-of-this-world cake ball creation, fondant lets your imagination run wild.

Mummified Morsels

Because it’s Halloween, you’re going to have to put a creative spin on how you offer up these sweet treats to your friends and family. Try wrapping candy up so that it looks like a mummy before giving it to your guests. By using something as simple as crepe paper streamers to wrap up your candy, you can create a mummy illusion for your guests that doubles as a truly memorable party favor.

Bleeding Baked Goods

Finally, Halloween would not be Halloween without some good old-fashioned fake blood. With something as simple as a candy writer, you can make any baked good look like its oozing and bleeding all over the dessert tray. This illusion is so simple and easy to create yet has such a huge payoff. Your guests will be so impressed with your creativity and attention to detail and will no doubt be back for more next year.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Five Exceptional Desserts for Autumn Gatherings

The gorgeous season of autumn is going to be here before you know it, and it's the perfect time of the year to start baking again after the long, hot summer has kept you out of your kitchen. If you're an enthusiastic baker, then you're probably already thinking about all of the wonderful desserts that you can make to celebrate the fall season. Here at Sweet Treat Supply, we've put together a few of our favorite fall recipes that you're sure to enjoy making for your family and friends.

Apple Crisp

If you're lucky enough to live near an apple orchard, then you already know about the wonderful smell of crisp, fresh apples waiting to be picked right from the tree. Spend a morning with your family picking the best apples for this recipe, and your kitchen will soon be filled with the most delicious scent of baking apples. Top this mouth-watering dessert with ice cream, and sprinkle on a few of these cinnamon candy chips for the perfect fall treat.

Pumpkin Bars

It wouldn't be fall without the vast fields of bright orange pumpkins that are destined to be turned into fabulous food or festive jack-o’-lanterns. These yummy pumpkin bars are perfect for a child's party or an adult gathering, and edible pumpkin confetti turns a rather basic bar into something special for the season.

Apple Pie

A warm pie fresh out of the oven is always a welcome treat, and it doesn't get any better than the classic apple pie. You can make it your own by adding your choice of fresh apples, and this handy leaf mold will allow you to place delicate, delectable autumn leaves on top of the crust for the picture-perfect fall pie.

Sparkling Cider Pound Cake

This ultra-buttery cake may wreck your diet, but it's worth the extra pounds. The sparkling apple cider in the recipe brings this decadent dessert to an entire new level, and it can only be made better by preparing it in this delightful cornucopia cake pan. Get creative with a bit of food coloring in the frosting, and you'll have a beautiful and tasty centerpiece for the table that will have everyone hurrying to get to dessert.

Autumn Leaf Cookies

These are delicious cookies with a fall twist, and you'll definitely want to allow the children or grandchildren to participate in the fun preparation. This recipe involves tinting dough with the colors of red, green, orange and yellow so that you can create the beautiful colors of the season's changing leaves, and this maple leaf cookie cutter allows you to make perfect leaf shapes every time.

It's definitely not too early to stock the pantry with your fall baking supplies, so feel free to come visit us here at Sweet Treat Supply. We have everything that you could ever want or need to create the most amazing fall desserts.