Thursday, December 30, 2010

2010 Countdown Part 2

As we continue on with our Countdown, here are the highlights for our
most popular kids, cookies & adult birthday creations
For the kiddies, anything jungle or animal related was a HUGE hit.

All types of handbags and boxes were a crowd pleaser for ladies birthday celebrations.
For the Gents, cakes sculpted into all kinds of their favourite food was a popular request.
I have heard that a way to a mans heart is food:)

Cookies were one of our most popular favors this year. Personalized shapes were by far the most popular. All types of odd shapes and sizes were requested to make one of a kind shaped cookies.
Robot Shape

Butterfly Shape

Champagne Bottle Shape
Hello Kitty Shape
So you're probably wondering which cupcake designs were our most popular this year?
Both of these designs were the king of the hill for all ages. Hands down the most requested cupcake designs of 2010...
DRUM ROLL...................
2011 Here we Go:)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2010 Count Down - Part 1

As we're counting down our last days of 2010, we've made it a tradition here to go through all the moments of the year. This year has been action packed for us. The move,working together with Mercedes Strachwsky & expansion of our classrooms were a few of our highlights of the year. Its hard to believe that we've been in our new home for 4 months already. Geez time zips by so quickly.

Of coarse our greatest achievements and most memorable moments is being apart of all your celebrations through our cakes, cupcakes and cookies.
We've spent the past week collaborating our most popular cake, cupcake, cookie requests.Here are our 2010 highlights. Hope you enjoy this as much as we did.
It is so fitting that our spangle was the most requested design detail . For us as a company, I feel like we also went through numerous spangle moments with so many things to celebrate.
Our Birthday Spangle cake was by far the most popular spangle cake request. After featuring
numerous star spangle cakes, we got requests to spangle all kinds of themes.

Classic Star Spangle

Heart Spangles for cakes and also for Cupcake Towers
Baby's & Things Spangle
Balloon Spangle
Even Cloud Spangle

Look forward to seeing what other types of Spangle 2011 will bring:)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!
Our Holiday Season would not be the same without YOU...our fabulous Deelite fans:)
Thank you for making Deelite such a deelite.
Its been an amazing year and I had a wonderful time sharing it with all of you.
One of the greatest joys is the opportunity for me to say THANK YOU for your support, memories and inspiration.
Many blessings, joy and sprinkles for you and your family this holiday season!!!


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

How to bake Gbread Cookies:)

Since our Gingerbread mix has arrived, I couldn't wait to try them out.
I set today as the official day to bake them as I always make yummy special treats for friends and family for Christmas. Time is limited for me since I didn't have much time to think of something original this year as I was preparing for my wedding.
So an Easy Box of Gbread cookie mix seemed like the perfect choice this year. Before happily decorating and giving them away to friends and family, I had to do a taste-bake test. I'm Over the Moon excited to annonce that this Gingerbread cookie mix is SENSATIONAL, OUT OF THIS WORLD, UHMAZING. Now when have I ever used the word sensational????Annnnd
smells and tastes Grrrrrrrrrrrrrreat!.
So lets get started!!!You'll need:
1 box of Gbread cookie mix, 1/2 cups water, 1/2 cup Vegetable Shortening, Electric Mixer, Spatula to mix, rolling pin, Cookie Sheet.
Preheat your oven to : 400 Fahrenheit or 204 Celsius

Measure 1/2 cups of Shortening and spoon into mixing bowl

If you don't have a Kitchen Aid

#1: Put that on your Santa's request list:)

#2: You can use any standard mixer. If you don't have the below paddle use the whisk paddles which will probably be your only choice. You just have to work the mix more with your spatula and it may take you a bit longer to get the dough out of the whisk. But, its doable

The instructions on the box says to use the hook tool, but I found that it works just as well with the beater paddle.

Cream your shortening like so.

Open up mix #1 & Measure 1/2 cups water

Take your 1/2 cups water and Ingredient mix #1 and pour it into the shortening.
Tip: Put each ingredient alternatively. This helps the dry and wet ingredient mix better.
You will pour a bit of water, then a bit of mix. If you run out of water, not to worry just pour in the rest of the dry ingredient. This recipe box is full proof so not to worry, your gingerbread cookies will be deeeelish!

It will look a bit unpleasant at first, Scape up the mix on bottom of bowl with spatula, give it a few more spins and it will suddenly transform into heavenly gingerbread goodness.

Pour in the ingredients from Bag #2

Tip: if you don't want to end up looking like snowman, pour in your mix slowly and not the entire bag at one go.

Mix for another 2 more minutes and you will see your mix slowly transform into dough consistency.At this point, you start to really smell gingerbread all over your kitchen:)

Done! I told you its easy

Don't forget to scrap out all your dough from the bottom of your bowl.

Roll your gingerbread dough into a nice squishy ball:)

Place your gingerbread dough on your rolling surface.
You can slightly flour your surface to avoid sticking or roll on top of a parchment paper

You will roll the dough into appx 1/8"thick

Grab your cutters and get ready to cut out your gingerbread boys/girls

I couldn't resist this pack of Gingerbread Family Cutters. Aren't they cute:)

Gently press your cookie cutter into the dough

Peel off the dough around each shape and lift each cut out shape with a spatula and transfer it on a cookie sheet

We bake our cookies with parchment paper on our cookie sheet pan. You can bake it however you usually like to bake your cookies. If you're use to baking without parchment paper and directly on pan or with a silicone mat, your cookies will come out just the same as ours.

Yay! Happy Family

Bake in your oven for 10-15 minutes or edges of cookies are golden brown.

if you plan on decorating these cuties, wait till they are fully cooled before dolling them up.

or you can just dive in and gobble them up nice and warm:)

Happy Baking!
p.s: I promise I'll be sharing my wedding cake soon:)