Kick off your summer celebrations with a 5-ingredient dessert that's low on effort, but big on flavor.
According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2018 is The Year of The Dog. Celebrate your four-legged friends all year long with these pup-approved cookies. Slice-and-bake convenience makes it easy to treat your pet with wholesome ingredients at a moment's notice. The dough keeps in the freezer for up to four months, so slice a couple of cookies for an after-vet visit, or bake up a dozen for your dog’s next birthday bash!
Harry and Meghan's royal wedding cake is perhaps the most highly anticipated confection of the year, and it’s sure to be stunning under the trusted hand of Claire Ptak, chef of Violet Bakery. According to an announcement from Kensington Palace, the cake flavors will be lemon and elderflower to 'incorporate the bright flavors of spring'. We've spent some time deep-diving into royal bridal news for descriptions of the impending confection, then whipped up a version for you to enjoy at home (no royal wedding invitation required!). Tradition dictates white frosting on royal wedding cakes, and according to sources, "It will be covered with buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers."
Use ready-made carrot cake to shortcut this recipe.
Turn egg-shaped peanut butter cups into adorable chicks. These take only minutes to make, and kids will love to help decorate.
This adorable candy makes a cute addition to Easter baskets and requires only a few ingredients..
Use cereal marshmallows to turn chocolate sandwich cookies into fluffy little lambs!
Celebrate the Times Square Ball Drop with these sparkling donut hole pops! Donut holes come in all shapes, sizes and flavors. Look for your favorite flavor cake donut holes that are perfectly round, as they will make the best-looking pops.
Glam up your New Year’s Eve party with these gilded, marbleized cookies. Ready-made cookies will make short work of the project; we recommend digestive biscuits, which are lightly sweet wheat cookies. You can find them in the “British Food” section in American grocery stores.
Good fortune lies ahead for party guests with these delicious candy-dipped cookies. Fancy sprinkle assortments can be found online or mix your favorite sugar pearls, confetti and sparkling dragees for this project. Food color pens can be found at most craft stores in the baking aisle.
Toast your New Year's Eve party guests with strawberries and champagne! Each berry is dipped in dark chocolate, then brushed with food-safe metallic luster dust. Luster dust is available for purchase at cake decorating supply stores. Pipettes deliver a sip of bubbly champagne, so give it a squeeze as you take a bite of the strawberries. Pipettes are sold online and at many specialty kitchen stores.
Cookies get a woodland makeover and are transformed into spotted mushrooms. Here we've used iced gingerbread cookies and kiss-shaped meringues, which are available at most grocery stores. Other cookies that make good toadstool tops are French macarons and vanilla wafer cookies, so have fun experimenting!
These little owls make a tasty take-home favor for fall gatherings or winter woodland-themed parties. Banana-flavored marshmallow snack cakes can be found at most well-stocked grocery stores, but if you can’t find them, chocolate or oatmeal snack cakes could be used instead.
Need a quick cookie with maximum cute factor? Look no further! Triangle-shaped butter shortbread cookies (AKA Petticoat Tails) are made even tastier with a dip in melted chocolate. Little hands can help arrange the pretzel ‘antlers’ and mini semisweet chips which create the eyes and nose of our woodland deer. This recipe can easily be adapted for Christmas cookie trays by replacing the semisweet chocolate chip nose with a red candy-coated chocolate piece.
Kids of all ages will love these chocolate-dipped cuties. Using prepackaged crispy rice treats will help keep the focus on the fun part – decorating! Stock up on chocolate sprinkles before you begin this project, you’ll need a little over one cup to give the hedgehogs their prickly appearance.