Rice Krispies Treats

A long time favorite, Rice Krispy Treats with a twist.  I added peanut butter and drizzled dark chocolate over top of bars once they cooled.  Easy and fast to make.  Sliced them up, wrapped them each tightly with plastic wrap.  Makes a quick snack on the go.

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Pavlova Hearts

My first attempt at Pavlova was a success!  Usually made as one mound of meringue that is baked, crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside.  I piped out heart shaped forms for individual desserts.  Topped with whipped cream and an assortment of fresh fruit and just a drizzle of passion fruit. Next time I will tint the meringue.  They turned out great!  Pavlova hearts were just perfect for my elegant dessert table.

 

Dreamy Creamy Cheesecake

Dreamy creamy cheesecake….topped with just made caramel sauce and mini Reeses Pieces Cups.  The cold cheesecake, hot caramel and chocolate/peanut butter mix, oh yum, just melts in your mouth!  🙂

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Just Baked

Tried out a few new things…  posting them here and on my instagram (LINDA.VS) and as always my facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/Village-Sweets-464749556939290/)

The pudding cups would be sooo cool for your Easter Dessert table   😀    My pudding cups had bits of Angel food cake. Flavors consisted of:  1)  Chocolate with a toasted marshmallow cap.   2) Coconut cream with a meringue cap (lightly toasted).   3) Banana cream with a whipped cream topping and sliced bananas.   4) Custard and whipped topping (in pretty pastel cups and saucers).   I think the possibilities are endless…

I also baked a delicious Applesauce Cake drizzled with caramel sauce (My applesauce and caramel sauce will soon be available for purchase at my Etsy shop village sweets, woohoo!).

Happy Baking everyone!

 

 

Cakes…Tarts…Easter Oooh My!

Birthdays and Easter all rolled in to one!  Village Sweets has been making cakes with an animal theme lately (or insects haha), one trend to another…  with Easter having been just around the corner, I am cheating and posting my Easter tarts as well, Oooops.

Zebra Animal Print, hand painted.
Zebra Animal Print, hand painted.
Leopard Themed cake, hand painted
Leopard Themed cake, hand painted
Ladybug Cake! (pssst...she was delicious!)
Ladybug Cake! (pssst…she was delicious!)
Cherry Tarts w/Custard - Lemon Tarts.
Cherry Tarts w/Custard – Lemon Tarts.

Hibiscus Flowers

Haven’t had much time for posting my cakes and sweets adventures, as my desserts will soon be available at a new restaurant opening here in my hometown.  I will blog about that as it gets closer to its opening (we’re hoping for Mother’s Day).  Been a busy baking bee.  I will try to catch up when I have a free moment.  These are my new “Hibiscus” flowers for my Etsy shop.  I pretty much do them in any color possible and quite a few sizes.

Easter will be coming in a few short weeks, so I need to start thinking up what I will be doing for that weekend  🙂

Colorful Hibiscus Flowers
Colorful Hibiscus Flowers

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Leopard & Bling

All the drama a Diva could ask for…Leopard & Bling was the theme for this cake made for Lauren.  A Vanilla Cake with Swiss Meringue Buttercream and a Mocha Cream Filling between layers.  A hand painted Leopard print in tan’s blacks and a shiny gold.  I made this look like a pretty package topped off with black fondant ribbon and a gumpaste black bow and to add that final touch some edible sparkly gems!  Purrrrfect dahling!

Leopard + Bling = DIVA
Leopard + Bling = DIVA

Minions and Hockey

Created a Despicable Me Minion cake for a Minion & hockey lover, a Montreal Habs hockey lover at that!  At least she has good taste lol!  First time making a minion, hopefully won’t be the last.  They are so adorable, I just wanted to hug him, but I guess that would not be such a good idea, so I guess you could say I just wanted to EAT him!  

Vanilla cake with a Mocha Cream Filling and a Mocha Cream Frosting, entirely covered in fondant.

Go Habs Go!
Go Habs Go!