We have a favorite new website called Craftsy, which is full of great project ideas and online cake decorating classes. The Craftsy blog is also full of fun and informative cake decorating tutorials for the creative baker in you!
Using WAFER PAPER is like edible scrap-booking. Create gorgeous cookies in a snap! Made of dehydrated potato starch, water and vegetable oil, this thin edible paper is pre-printed with food-safe dyes in many patterns.
Here is a sneak peek at our Spring 2013 catalog. *NOTE: Not all of the items are in stock just yet, but will be soon. If you see something in the catalog you like that is currently out of stock, you can opt to be notified by email when it becomes available. Printed catalogs will be in homes around Feb. 25th! This catalog features over 100 new products to help you with your Spring celebrations. Including products for Easter, Mother’s Day, Spring Parties, Derby Day, Birthdays and much much more!
Match clever sayings with adorable Woodland Animals Sugar decorations for an easy and unique Valentine treat!
The New Year brings on the next Fancy Flours catalog. Winter 2013! Which should be arriving in your mailboxes any day now. It’s bigger & better with 40 pages full of cute new products for Valentine’s Day, Super Bowl, Chinese New Year, Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day and much more! While you are waiting for it to arrive be sure to shop our digital version online! Check it out >>
Our new friend Jeanne Benedict, who is the host / chef / designer of the TV theme party show, Weekend Entertaining, on the DIY network, created a super cute Mad For Plaid Holiday Party Theme using our Plaid Wafer Paper! She has some fun and delicious holiday recipe ideas that we would love to share with you!
Her Mad For Plaid Party Theme was inspired by RumChata liqueur, a delicious blend of real Wisconsin dairy cream, cinnamon, sugar and vanilla perfectly balanced with five times distilled Caribbean rum.
RumChata Gingerbread Martini – recipe from Jeanne Benedict
- 3 parts RumChata
- 1 part Torani gingerbread syrup (or substitute Hiram Walker Gingerbread Liqueur)
- 2 parts vanilla rum
Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with gingerbread cookie crumbles.
To play out the theme on the drink, she applied our Plaid Edible Wafer Paper to a gingerbread man cookie and used melted chocolate to stick him to the rim – how clever!
To create the forest centerpiece, she used birch logs and inserted Minty Marbled Christmas Tree Marshmallow Lollipops! Use this homemade marshmallow recipe and substitute fresh mint for the rosemary and swirl green food coloring on top of the marshmallow mixture after you pour it into the pan.
Are these not the cutest holiday treats you have ever seen? She used red candy melt chocolates to make the Santa hat and topped it with a marshmallow rolled in coconut, water, and powdered sugar. The hat’s trim is white fondant. How fun!
More treats from her party include…
…cute white chocolate mousse cups with peppermint brickle on top and…
…gingerbread cupcakes wrapped and topped with more of our Plaid Wafer Paper.
Photos, recipes and ideas in this post are thanks to Jeanne Benedict!