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Lulu the Baker: The Tale of the Carmelitas. We live in a big-but-not-huge town.

Lulu the Baker: The Tale of the Carmelitas

We have a P.F. Chang's and a Pottery Barn and two malls and two full-price movie theaters. But we don't have a Williams-Sonoma. Instead, we have a few delightful, locally-owned kitchen stores. One of them holds a monthly baking contest, and these Carmelitas were supposed to be my ticket to local baking contest greatness.

See, a Carmelita is not your ordinary, run-of-the-mill treat. When I got my kitchen store newsletter in January, I started planning out my strategy. The email naming the winner took a few extra weeks to be sent--no lie--and I was on pins and needles the whole time. Epilogue: If I sound just a wee bit crazy, get a load of this! CarmelitasAll of the crazy obsessiveness boils down to this: Carmelitas are to-die-for. 32 caramel squares, unwrapped 1/2 cup heavy cream 3/4 cup butter, melted 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed 1 cup flour 1 cup rolled oats 1 teaspoon baking soda 6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips.

Chocolate Swirl Biscuits & Make these in the morning.

Chocolate Swirl Biscuits &

You’ll be glad you did. I was flipping through some of my cookbooks the other day and became mesmerized by a recipe for these biscuits from the book Deep Dark Chocolate. It’s filled with decadent recipes using dark chocolate. - StumbleUpon. +The Church Cook: Hazelnut Chewies. Desserts That Are Almost Too Cute To Eat & Pretty Please Us Blog: Your guide to fashion, beauty, style & everything else in between. Hi, my name is Himani and I’m a sugar addict.

Desserts That Are Almost Too Cute To Eat & Pretty Please Us Blog: Your guide to fashion, beauty, style & everything else in between.

But the only thing that holds me back from devouring a sinful concoction is if it looks super cute. You know… because cute desserts deserve to live longer than the ugly ones (I’m going to some sort of sugar-y hell for that one). Check out some of the cute desserts that you will think twice before you put them in your belly: Death By Oreo Cupcakes. They are probably the best Oreo cakes I have ever tried.

Death By Oreo Cupcakes

A lot of cake's that I have experimented with before are like a vanilla cake with bits of Oreo in them, which didn't really give them enough Oreo flavor. But these were a lot better. I used a dark chocolate fudge cake mix instead of just a regular chocolate cake mix, which went really well with the cookies and gave the cakes just a little more flavor. So, in this recipe there is Oreo's in the cake, in the frosting, and at the bottom is a Oreo surprise. That's right, you put a whole Oreo at the bottom of the cake. Ingredients 1 package Oreo Cookies, regular size 1 package Mini Oreo Cookies, for decoration (optional) 1 package chocolate cake mix (mix according to directions on box) 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), room temperature 3 3/4 cups powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract cupcake liners Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream together butter and cream cheese. Design Crush & Popsicles! Not to sound full of myself, but I’m pretty sure this is the be all, end all of popsicle roundups.

Design Crush & Popsicles!

There’s a little something for everyone: the foodies, the purists, the ones who prefer frozen yogurt, the ones who prefer a little alcohol, everyone. Tweny-five options to be exact. The post I did last summer on the cold guys was one of DC’s most viewed ever, so I thought you’d all be up for another round – was I right? Click on the photo to be taken to the recipe. All photos and recipes copyright of their respective source unless otherwise noted. Bolo & Brigadeiro: CakePops para o Natal! O Natal chegou e com ele a vontade de fazer alguma coisa diferente para decorar a mesa, dar de presente, ou mesmo entrar no clima.

Bolo & Brigadeiro: CakePops para o Natal!

Estes pirulitos de bolo, conhecidos como Cake Pops são bem fáceis de fazer, e ficam uma delicia! A idéia saiu do Livro "Cake Pops: Tips, Tricks, and Recipes for More Than 40 Irresistible Mini Treats " da Bakerella.As receitas americanas pedem Candy Melt, que não temos aqui, mas o chocolate branco de cobertura( fracionado) funciona muito bem, pois seca muito rapido e é de facil manuseio. University of Cookie. Ali Bee's Bake Shop: Brush Embroidery Tutorial. * All cookie designs and images are copyright protected.

Ali Bee's Bake Shop: Brush Embroidery Tutorial

Please do not replicate without authorized permission from me.* This tutorial is meant to be a teaching aid. Tutorial on brush embroidery that was previously posted on the cookie forum and! Excuse the sloppiness etc. It isn't easy to paint with one hand and take pictures with your left hand (esp when your right handed and the button on the camera is on the right side! ) So just be forewarned that my cookie-ing is sloppy for this but I think it still got the job done. Brush Embroidery is actually simple. You will need tools of course. Bolos e Doces. A última vez que fui no restaurante Mocotó me apaixonei por uma sobremesa: o pudim de tapioca.

Bolos e Doces

O pudim em si já é maravilhoso, mas o que dá o toque especial é o coco queimado que vai por cima. Um dia, fuçando pela internet, qual receita eu acho no site do Mocotó? The Cookie Shop.