Whoopie for Whoopie Pies

We couldn’t be more excited to share these scrumptious little Whoopie Pies with you! Aren’t they cute? We have three new mixes in stock: chocolate, ginger spice and red velvet - perfect for any celebration or just because. These nostalgic New England favorites are boxed up in a handy-dandy mix made with the finest ingredients available including Nielsen-Massey vanilla and Callebaut cocoa. One bite and you’ll hollar whoopie! A filling recipe is included, but we love the idea of mixing it up and trying flavored fillings – pumpkin, lemon, berry – the sky is the limit! Of course, you need fancy packaging – we like using glassine envelopes (just trim the edge with craft scissors for an extra special touch – see photo above) and tying them with retro striped twine from our new line, Divine Twine. Brown Sugar is featured above – but nine other delightful colors are available. Or, have you seen our new and perfectly spring-y berry baskets? Check them out below. These 1 pint baskets are made from wood and feature a contrasting trim in an array of colors. A fresh way to present a little gift for a wedding, baby shower favor, or to welcome your guests to an event – and for filling up with Whoopie Pies!

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies featured above with Red Wooden Berry Basket with handle and Red and White Check Wax Paper.

Ginger Spice Whoopie Pies look lovely piled high on a cake stand.

Stamped with Love

February 1st! Goodness…Valentine’s Day is a mere 14 days away and we couldn’t be more excited to share some unique chocolate treats with you ! These premium dark chocolate heart stamps are a perfect little adornment to a postcard cookie. Simply use a rectangular cookie cutter to cut-out shapes from a batch of our yummy No Fail Sugar Cookie Dough. Then use royal icing to decorate the cookies as you wish (a love letter, perhaps?) and affix the stamp with a dab of icing, just as you would a traditional postcard!

Also new to fancyflours.com are these lovely dark chocolate hearts with red and white scroll patterns. These little treats are so beautiful and could be served in a small dish on their own or could be used to jazz up some store bought (or handmade, of course) cupcakes. The hearts are about 1 3/4″ x 1 1/2″ so they are the perfect match for mini or regular sized cupcakes. The scroll is made from cocoa butter based chocolate transfer sheets, which is another trick you could try on your own. View our chocolate transfer instructions for details on working with these inspiring sheets – just another tool to add to your baking repertoire.

 

 

Crazy for Tea!

We have everything you need to have your next tea party be absolutely memorable! Our new line of tea products will have your guests coming back for more.

Tea-Infused Chocolate Tea Cups

These bite-sized tea cups are a darling and delicious addition to your tea party. They are solid chocolates infused with different flavors of tea- Earl Grey & Lavender, Jasmine, Chai, and Rose. They make a truly unique treat to serve. Available in milk, dark, and white chocolate.

Shortbread Cookies and Scone Mixes

Our new mixes of tea-infused scones and shortbread cookies will be the perfect nosh for your tea party. Each mix has an exceptional blend of flavors to entice your guests. From Chocolate Chip Chai Scones to Orange Vanilla Shortbread Cookies, these light, distinctive desserts will sure to be the talk of the table.

We tried the Strawberry Hibiscus Scones, (our new favorite!) which was delicious and easy to make. The prep time was just 5 minutes and the only ingredient needed to add was heavy whipping cream. Who knew delectable desserts could be this easy and tasty!

Blended Teas

This exciting and unusual artisan style loose leaf tea is made from Kitchen T.L.C. Amazing, fresh quality tea has a difference you can smell and taste. A wonderful gift for yourself or your favorite tea aficionado.

Freakishly Fun Video by Kat Montgomery

A new twist is available for working with wafer paper- Chocolate! Instead of using baked cookies, you can use plain, chocolate candy bars from your local store. Our Vintage Halloween Wafer Paper Postcards are the perfect size for chocolate bars and make a really special Halloween treat! Kat Montgomery, maker of The Chocolate Addict, Chocolate Instructional DVD, has made a spook-tacular new instructional video for using wafer paper and chocolate. Check out the video below for the easy, make-it-yourself, new trend in treat making this Halloween!

Calling all chocolate addicts! 25% off chocolate transfers & DVD!

Calling all chocolate addicts! We are excited to announce the arrival of our newest tutorial DVD, Kat Montgomery’s, The Chocolate Addict! This video is fun, fresh and has fabulous ideas for any chocolate lover! Make tulip dessert cups, learn how to temper chocolate and much more! AND for the next FIVE days enjoy 25% off The Chocolate Addict DVD and our entire collection of Chocolate Transfer Sheets! View the sale HERE. Discount taken at checkout. Sale runs through August 1st.

View the promo video below to get a taste of the new Chocolate Addict dvd:

Dog Gone Good!

Dog sugar cupcakes 1

Weiner Dog Cupcake

dog cupcake

All photos by lonemanphotography.com.

These cupcakes are dog-gone cute-as-can-be! 

With a sugar dog decoration and little creative icing work, a whole family of dogs comes to life on what was just ordinary cupcakes! The trick here is getting the dogs bodies, tails and paws just right. Use a large width writing tip to create bodies and legs and a smaller width writing tip for tails and detail work. Create a “grass” effect with the small writing tip too, or try using a large tip especially created for making icing look like grass. This special tip can be found at your local craft store. 

Here’s a cute spin…add a little dot of yellow for a tennis ball or any other fun shape for your dogs favorite toy.
Place sugar dogs head on the body you created with icing and voila! Cupcakes that are too cute to eat!

We used Gold and Chocolate High Tea Muffin Cups to complete this look.

Find all the decorative items you need to make fabulous baked treats at: fancyflours.com