Sugar Swings! Serve Some: 2019

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Baby Yoda Sipping Soup - The Mandalorian Cookies

Are you guys watching The Mandalorian??? It's almost impossible not to get on the Baby Yoda kick.

I mean look at him!  And I know it's not really baby Yoda - he/she is technically called "The Child" in the show but the interwebs have dubbed it Baby Yoda so I'm sticking with that.

These are Baby Yoda sipping soup cookies.  You know meme right?

Baby Yoda sippin' soup! It's just too much so I had to make it in cookie form!

I used sugar cookie dough and tinted half green (I used food coloring but use matcha to add some great flavor!) and half light brown with cocoa powder.

Roll out your dough and using a gingerbread man cutter cut out brown bodies and green heads.  

Attach them by pressing them slightly together at the seams.  I cut out ears free hand and also added some extra brown dough for robe accents.

Cut the tip from a Bugle chip for the soup bowl and rub with some cocoa powder.

Fold arms around bowl and add a little green dough for hands

Add a little more brown dough for more robe accents.  Use black sprinkles as eyes and a little pink melted candy wafer to color the ears.

Be warned! If you eat the ears Baby Yoda turns into Uncle Fester from the Addams Family! 
So creepy!

BUT - until then you have some super cute Baby Yoda Sipping Soup Cookies!

This should be a fun week.  The last Mandalorian episode is this week.  We see the Rise of Skywalker this weekend.  And it's Christmas next week so all in all a great end to the year!

Hope you enjoy the cookies!

Baby Yoda Sipping Soup Cookies

  • Bugles crackers
  • 1 batch of your favorite sugar cookie recipe
  • Cocoa powder
  • Green food gel (or use matcha for color and flavor)
  • Pink and light green candy melt / wafers
  • Black large round sprinkles
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Divide cookie dough in half
  3. Tint half with 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
  4. Tint the other half with a few drops of green food gel
  5. Roll out dough and cut out bodies in brown and heads in green
  6. Attach green heads to brown bodies (use slight pressure where the come together)
  7. Add brown dough as robe collar
  8. Free hand cut out green ears and attach to head
  9. Cut tips off Bugles so it looks like a soup bowl and rub with cocoa powder
  10. Fold arms over bowl and add some green dough as hands
  11. Add more brown dough for robe accents
  12. Bake for 10-12 minutes
  13. After coming out of oven, add black sprinkles as eyes (NOTE: I added them before baking in one batch and the black color ran so add them immediately after they come out of the oven and the cookie is still soft)
  14. Once cooled, use melted pink candy wafer (or icing) to add pink ear coloring, use melted light green candy wafer to add a small green nose.
Prep time: 60 minutes for about 20

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker D-0 Droid Cupcakes

So I'm back (finally!) with another new Star Wars treat! 

Have you seen the adorably cute new droid in the last and final Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker movie??

It's name is D-0 and we love it already!

My kids say it looks like a desk lamp on a wheel and that's probably pretty accurate.  
I for sure knew I had to make some.

It's relatively simple too.  You'll need Bugles snacks, white fudge dipped mini Oreo Thins Bites cookies, and some round vanilla candy melts/wafers.

Dip the Bugles in melted vanilla candy wafers and assemble using melted candy as the "glue"

Use one of the melting wafers as a base so you can stand the little droid up.  Add details by painting on gel food color or you can use edible markers.

I think there is only one D-0 droid in the new movie but I made a small droid army!

I used them as cupcake toppers so whip up your favorite flavor - chocolate is always a hit around our house.  I also crushed up some regular and chocolate graham crackers to look like dirt or dust since he doesn't look super clean in the released pics.

Also since he's part of the rebellion (I think??) - I made up some Rebellion logos by melting some orange candy wafers and tracing the logo.  Once hardened add a little wear and tear with a black edible food marker.

Add some frosting, sprinkle on the "dirt" and add D-0 and a logo

Super cute right??

I really really hope this 9th movie in the Star Wars saga is a great one.  1) Because I love the series and 2) Because I'm tired of the critics picking every movie apart.  

These days we need movies to escape a bit and to just enjoy.  Real life is hard enough so lets try to agree that each person can enjoy a movie and just because someone else doesn't - doesn't mean it's terrible.  Life would be very dull if we all thought and experienced life in the same way.  I think sometimes we forget that. 

Thanks for reading - I know its few and far between these days but hoping to get back into the *swing* of things!

Other Star Wars posts you may like!

Edible Star Wars D-0 Droids

  • Bugles crackers
  • Mini white fudge dipped Oreo cookies
  • White/vanilla candy melt / wafers
  • Black candy melt / wafers
  • Edible food writers in black and dark green (or you can use food gel colors)
  • Silver circle sprinkles
  1. Snip the very end of the small end of Bugle off and smooth flat; dip in melted white/vanilla candy wafers; let dry 10 minutes.
  2. Cute a rectangle shape from white candy wafer (see photo above)
  3. Using melted white candy wafers assemble; start with flat white candy wafer as base then glue the Oreo (body), then the square piece of candy wafer (neck), then the dipped Bugle (head); let dry 10-15 minutes. 
  4. Add D-0 detail using edible markers or dip into edible food colors. Let dry
  5. Using melted black candy wafer - add line from center of body to the neck.  Add silver sprinkle to center (use photo as guide)
Prep time: 60 minutes for about 20

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Good Humor (Strawberry Shortcake, Chocolate Eclair & Toasted Almond) Ice Cream Bar Cake Pops

Hey there Peeps! It's August and I just saw an ad that Pumpkin Spice lattes are coming back soon.

NOOO! I want to keep Summer for a bit more. 

We haven't even been to the beach yet.  So bummed but I have been trying to keep Summer going with one of my fav treats. 

Good Humor Ice Cream Bars - specifically the infamous Strawberry Shortcake! It's been one of my favorites since I was a little kid running to the ice cream truck when it came into the neighborhood.

I found some of the crunch sprinkles that coat those infamous ice cream bars so knew I had to use them to make some mini treats.

These are my mini versions of the Chocolate Eclair, Strawberry Shortcake, and the Toasted Almond.

chocolate eclair ice cream bar cake pop

The chocolate bar is a mixture of Funfetti cake and frosting plus some crushed up chocolate creme cookies (I used Trader Joe's Joe Joe's) 

The Strawberry Shortcake is the Funfetti cake, frosting plus some powdered freeze dried strawberries.

The toasted almond is plain Funfetti cake and frosting mixture.

Once the mixture is uniform shape into the ice cream bar shapes.

My local supermarket had "crunch" sprinkles in chocolate crunch, nut crunch, and "pink" crunch flavors.  See how you can make your own (recipe below!)

Add a popsicle stick (coffee stirrer) 
Freeze for about 15 minutes 
Coat "popsicle" with melted vanilla candy  
Add the crunch sprinkles 
Let harden

And you have some super cute ice cream bar cake pops!

Don't they look like mini versions of the real thing?? Bonus - they don't melt!

I'm going to try to enjoy the last few weeks of Summer before we head into pumpkin spice season!

Although I didn't make my crunch sprinkles it seems like many look for the recipe so below is how you could make your own.

How to make Crunch Sprinkles

Strawberry Crunch Sprinkles
  • 2 cups of vanilla Oreo cookies
  • 1/2 cup freeze-dried strawberries
  • Pulse until small chunks
  • Mix in 2 teaspoons of melted butter
Chocolate Crunch Sprinkles
  • 1 cup of vanilla Oreo cookies
  • 1 cup chocolate wafer cookies
  • Pulse until small chunks
  • Mix in 2 teaspoons of melted butter
Toasted Almond Sprinkles
  • 1 cup of vanilla Oreo cookies
  • 1/2 cup toasted almonds 
  • Pulse until small chunks
  • Mix in 2 teaspoons of melted butter
  • For more almond flavor add 1 teaspoon of almond extract

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker Sith Trooper Cake Bites

Hey all! Are you as excited as I was to see the new Sith Troopers that will be in the latest Star Wars movie The Rise of Skywalker??! 

Troopers that are bright red! So cool.

I knew I had to make some Sith Trooper treats - I know a little weird but thats how my mind works!

I decided on no dip cake bites.

You ask "No dip cake bites, what are they??"

Well cake bites (or cake balls if you must) that are made using molds versus hand shaped and dipped.  I have some Star Wars silicone molds and one is shaped like Storm Troopers

Start by melting some red candy wafers (candy melts) and coat the mold with a decent layer.  Let harden for 15 minutes (or refrigerate until hardened about 5 minutes).

Add your favorite cake bite/ball mixture.  This is a mix of crumbled vanilla cake and chocolate frosting that I had leftover from another cake.

Once filled, add more melted candy to cover.  Chill for about an hour then pop the cake bites out of the molds.  Make sure you use a thick enough layer of candy in the molds and chill for enough time or you might get some breakage!

Add some black detail with an edible food writer or use black food gel

I'm really excited to see these guys in action on the big screen

I wonder if they have better aim then their predecessors!

I really do love the look and color of these new Sith Troopers. I know they are the bad guy flunkies and all but they still are one of my fav characters in the Star Wars saga.  

In fact, I may need to re-do and add them my Star Wars Trooper Cookie collection

Enjoy the heat going on if you are anywhere near the East Coast and thanks for swinging by!

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Toy Story 4 Pretzels & Mini Cupcakes

Well look finally new post! 

Sheesh it's been since February since I posted something new! I won't bore you with all the details but life is just really busy and moving so quickly and unfortunately the posts are fewer and farther in between. 

But I'm back with 2 of my favs - decorated pretzel snacks and cupcakes!

These are for the new Toy Story 4 movie that's out now.

And there are some new characters too. Super cute and fun!

Make a whole bunch of them since they are pretty simple to make.  I just use various colors of candy melting wafers to decorate and add sprinkles as needed.

You can serve the pretzels by themselves (an awesome sweet and salty combo) or this time I used them as toppers for some mini funfetti cupcakes.

Have you seen the movie?? I haven't - YET! But it's definitely on my upcoming weekend to do list! 

We just started Summer here - and that means my 3 kiddos are home.  They have a couple weeks off before classes and camps start so we're enjoying the easy less stress days. Hoping to get a few new posts together too! 

Thanks for hanging in even though the posts have been meager lately!

PS I do post a lot more frequently over on my Instagram with stuff from the blog AND more sweet and geeky stuff that I love!