Sugar Swings! Serve Some: 2019

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.

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!

And thanks for swinging by!

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!

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Star Wars Ewok Valentines Day Candies

 Wow first post of 2019 and we're already into February! 

Good thing it's a fun one

Some Star Wars treats - Heart Shaped Ewok candies for Valentines Day!

Start with some heart shaped chocolate covered candy. I used peppermint patties but you can use whatever is your fav.  There's so much available in stores right now since all the V-day candies are out and about.

Melt some white chocolate and "paint" it on the top.  It just gives it a nice rustic feeling and allows the characters to stand out more.

Once dry, use assorted color melted candy wafers and add the Ewok details.  

I used a photo from google and made them really simple.  Fur color, contrasting hood color, sprinkle for nose, and use a black edible food writer for eyes.

Super simple


Of course I needed to add the Endor Princess Leia since the scene when she meets the Ewok Wicket is one of my favs.

We love Ewoks so much that we named our Chow Chow Wicket!

When she was a puppy the kids thought she looked like a little baby Ewok so they chose her name.

Even grown she still looks like one to me!

Such a pretty pup 

Although don't ask me how many times when people ask her name and we say "Wicket" they say "Oh Wicked is she a naughty pup?" 

Now I usually say "Her name is Wicket because she looks like a Star Wars Ewok" and that usually works!

You can also add some cutie cute Ewok-ish Valentines Day sayings like:

You Ewok my World!

Our Love will Endor

I Endor You 

OK that last one is supposed to be like "I Adore You" BUT for you long time married folk (like me!) perhaps "I Endure You" is actually appropriate Valentine! 

Happy February and 2019 to ALL!