Sugar Swings! Serve Some: June 2015


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Red Velvet Fauxstess Cupcakes with Swirled Glaze for the 4th of July

Hey Peeps!  4th of July is coming up very very soon, so I mashed up again a couple of my favs:  
  1.  Red, white, and blue food (I don't know why I love tinted food so but I do) AND
  2. Hostess Chocolate Cupcakes
Hostess cupcakes are my secret little indulgence - preservatives, artificial flavors, and all - sorry healthy people but I think you have to have a little bad food once in awhile or you may burst.  I'm pretty sure there is a study out there that has drawn that conclusion.

They are also red velvet because its for the Fourth of July (duh) and it keeps the red, white, and blue theme going!  Don't forget the typical hostess squiggles on top...

...and the creme filling.  Never ever forget the creme filling!

See all the red, white, and blue details here at she knows

Happy Almost Weekend!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Mickey Mouse & Friends Pretzel Snacks

I can't stop making sweet and salty pretzel snacks.  I think I may have a problem - but in my defense they are so easy (and portable) and fun to do.  Plus in general most people love the salty and sweet combo and they tend to get gobbled up at parties.  This time I used Mickey Mouse and his friends as the theme because who doesn't love Mickey Mouse?  Well my 10 year old doesn't but he's in that "I'm a big kid now and don't like baby stuff" phase - for some reason he thinks Disney is for babies, obviously he's got a lot to learn about life!

I like to use the square pretzels as the base, then just add candy melt/wafers in assorted colors.  Add the candy melts to a plastic freezer bag, microwave in 10 second intervals until just melted, snip a corner and "pipe" the colors on.   

Add some sprinkles here and there before the candy is hardened to give some detail and you are pretty much done.  

They really are super simple.  I call them minimalistic or abstract Mickey and Friends so I hope you can guess who is who but just in case here they are:

Here are some other fun sweet and salty pretzel snacks you might like too!
  1. Snowflake Pretzel Snacks to go along with some Disney Frozen movie cupcakes
  2. Pretzel Snacks in football team colors for a Super Bowl party
  3. Gold and chocolate pretzel snacks for an all gold dessert display 
  4. Christmas Ornament mini cookies, cereal, sprinkles to look like little xmas ornaments
  5. Minion Pretzel Snacks for the Despicable Me movies
  6. Flag Pretzel Snacks for Memorial Day

7. Frozen Character Pretzel Snacks - because we must #frozenallthethings!
8. Little Birdie Pretzel Snacks - cute little birds made from jelly beans in a rainbow of colors
9. Super Hero Pretzel Snacks - you can't go wrong with Superman and Wonder Woman!

The patriotic flags are my most shared pretzel snack yet - again super easy for your upcoming 4th of July parties. Last year I was at a party and someone randomly brought these - can't tell you how much that made my day!

Happy almost Father's Day to all the dads out there! Hard to believe we are heading into the end of June already.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of your week!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Big Hero 6 Baymax Vanilla Fudge

I made Baymax fudge.  I don't mean I made fudge out of Baymax 'cause that would be kinda gross. But I made Baymax shaped vanilla fudge!  And you guys know who Baymax is right?? Well I hope so - but just in case he's from Disney's Big Hero 6 movie - the lovable inflatable robot.  I also made Baymax vanilla macarons awhile back too.  

I kinda have a thing for him.  He is a personal healthcare assistant and all.  Good qualities - reliable, loyal, and he can fix you.  What's not to love? I think I need a personal robot.  

And what's not to love about him in fudge form?? He's super easy too. Only a couple ingredients.  

See all the details here at sheknows!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Red, White, and Blue Greek Yogurt Pudding Cups


It's time for all the red, white, and blue food! I always love seeing all the tri-colored treats for the upcoming 4th of July holiday.  This year I made some simple pudding cups made from greek vanilla pudding.  

Did you even know they made greek yogurt pudding?? I didn't so when I saw this instant pudding for the first time at the food store last week, I scooped up a couple of boxes.  Mix up the pudding as per the box directions then separate equal portions of the pudding into 3 different zip lock baggies.  Tint 1 bag blue, 1 red, and leave the last bag white.  

Snip an end of the baggie and squirt into cups, one color at a time.  I had some mini plastic square cups which worked great for this.  

Although the pudding is very tasty on its own, promise me if you make this that you'll add fresh strawberries.  Strawberries are my all time fav fresh fruit.  Don't they look absolutely delish??

After you add a spoonful of sliced strawberries,  go ahead and add some whipped cream and blueberries.  It doesn't have to look perfect, but it will taste pretty dang close to perfect as perfect gets.  

And there you go some mini pudding cups all red white and blue'd up in prep for the Fourth of July.  Plus there is fruit on them so that means you can eat 1 or 2 or 12.  

Have a great week peeps!