Monday, July 25, 2011

More Homemade Cake Pops

For a friend's birthday I decided to make some more cake pops, and used this opportunity to try new flavors. I chose Strawberry and Mint Chocolate, both were terrific! These flavors are great alternatives to the usual Vanilla and Chocolate.

For one I used Strawberry cake mix, with Strawberry icing, and a Vanilla candy shell. For the other I used a Dark Chocolate cake mix, Dark Chocolate icing, added Peppermint flavoring to the batter, and used a Mint Chocolate candy shell.

To see full Cake Pop baking instructions, click HERE

Cupcakes from Lark

These two cupcakes from Lark in Silverlake were amazing.

The one on the left is a Red Velvet, topped with one of the best cream cheese icing's I've ever had.

The one on the right is an Old Fashioned Ice Box cupcake made of molasses gingerbread wafers (instead of the traditional chocolate wafers). I don't usually love gingerbread, but this was insane. The whipped cream was incredible, and the wafers were soft and flavorful. I literally shoved it in my face.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sweet Jenni's Mini Cupcakes

When I saw this truck parked in Westhampton, I had to investigate, and I'm glad I did! They had lots of interested cupcake flavors, all which were decorated perfectly!

Margarita - This was great for summer, tart and sweet!

Cherry Coke - Made with actual soda, this really tasted like a cherry coke, without being too sweet!

Chocolate Cake

Although I didn't have much time to spend in Eataly, I was able to grab one thing - so I had to make sure it was good, and it was. This dense chocolate cake had the texture of a thick lava cake, but the flavor of biscotti. It was great. It also came with hot chocolate sauce to poor over it. I can't wait to go back and try more!

Twinkie Ice Cream

When you see "Twinkie" as an ice cream flavor, you don't turn it down. At Herrell's in Huntington, they had many intriguing flavors to choose from, but I think I picked their best. Twinkies are truly underrated, I think I'll start mixing them into my ice cream more often!