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Impressive Desserts: Sweet Street Desserts

Warning: the following images may make you hungry, trigger cravings for sweets, and viewing may possibly result in drooling.

With that said, I have been dying to share with you a fabulous company that has answered the dreams of modern hostesses everywhere….. meet Sweet Street Desserts! Creating delectable and impressive desserts, Sweet Street Desserts offers fabulous desserts that will save you time and energy in the kitchen. With a click of your mouse, you can have elegant and impressive desserts shipped right to you. Then, simply thaw, plate, and serve! What?! Too Easy?! I know!

Sweet Street Desserts offer a great variety of gourmet cakes, pies, and individual desserts called “stacks.” I highly recommend the Summerberry Stack. I thawed these berrylicious desserts out the night before on a nice white platter and then took them over to a friend’s barbecue the next day. Yeah, they were impressed. Oh and they were gooood too.

Love chocolate? Yes, they have many fabulous chocolate desserts as well.

Want to add a luxurious touch to your own baked creations? Check out these 11 Pipeable creations …they all sound so delicious!

Hostess Tip: Stretch your Sweet Street Desserts and serve an entire party, just serve in shot glasses for dessert “bites.”

Now that you are craving all this sweetness, how about a chance to win your own dessert? Can you say “chocolate and peanut butter?” It’s heaven. I hope you win!

Don’t just take my word for it, taste these impressive desserts for yourself! Sweet Street Desserts is kindly giving one reader a Peanut Butter Stack {that’s $49.00 of free yummy goodness}!

Enter to Win! Ends 9-16-09 Contest Closed

Congrats to our Winner! Enjoy!

Simply leave a comment telling us who you would share you Sweet Street Dessert with. Would you serve it at a party? Surprise the family? Hide it and eat it all yourself? Come on, tell us!

For Extra Entries {Not required}:

-Share this giveaway in the social media realm: Twitter, Facebook, Stumble, Digg- wherever you wish, just leave a separate comment and link for each you do. Up to 4 entries allowed per person.

One person will be chosen using random.org from all eligible comments. Winner will be announced no later than September 17th, 12:00 am PST. Winner will be notified by email.

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Cookies Sure to Impress

Anyone with a sweet tooth knows that a cookie is just not a cookie. Some are softer, some you crave more, some are perfect warmed, and well….some are just adorable! These cookies definitely fall into the “adorable” category. The Flour Pot has turned a delectable cookie into the perfect gift idea. Check out some of my favorite designs:

Shaken Baked, Not Stirred. Martini and Olive cookies.

Cakes and Gifts, perfect for any party or to send as a birthday gift!

I am loving these cookies that are decorated as colorful fruit.

And perhaps my favorite, cookies that help you celebrate your engagement! You can send these as a gift to a newly engaged couple OR better yet, send them to your future bridesmaids. The Flour Pot has came up with the most thoughtful way to ask that special gal in your life to be your bridesmaid, send her an adorable cookie in a box that asks, “Will you be my bridesmaid?” How thoughtful is that?! Take a look at their custom designed bridesmaid cookies.

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Simple & Stunning! DIY Cake Decorating

Whether you decide to decorate your own cake because it is tradition, or if it is simply to save some money by avoiding a professional bakery- you do not have to sacrifice professionalism. You can easily bake your own cake and use gorgeous accents to give it that impressive look, drawing out the “oohs and awwes” of your guests. As a former cake decorator (yes I did that too, lol)- I can tell you that making roses out of icing and lace trim with a piping bag is no simple feat. Why pretend to be a cake decorating master when you are not? For a simple way to create a stunning cake, check out these edible sugar flowers that you can use to instantly transform your sugary confections into works of art. The talented minds at The Sugar Flower Shop have made cake decorating simple {and stunning} for you.

This beautiful cake {below} is currently being featured on the STYLE Network as part of “Martha Stewart Weddings: The Art of Cakes II.” Check it out:

Yes, those poppies are made out of sugar and are completely edible! I know, I know…. fabulous! This poppy cake is one of my favorite creations, but they have a gorgeous gallery of unique wedding cakes, party cakes, plus many more cakes for a multitude of cake-eating occasions. I love browsing their sugar flower selection and imagining all the impressive cakes I can make myself. Here is just a peak:

If you live in New York, NY you can schedule an appointment with the Sugar Flower Shop and check out all the edible works of art they create. If you don’t live locally, they will gladly ship these sugar flowers right to you! How awesome is that? You can be creating similar creations in no time.

The Sugar Flower Shop

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Weekly Menu Planner, so Simple!

What if I told you there is a simple way that you can not only plan out healthy and delicious meals for your family, but a way to organize your meals and even print out your weekly shopping list? Sound intriguing? Well, not only is it possible to find simple recipes, you can in fact create a weekly menu planner. You’ve Got Supper is a free online meal planning site that is making your planning and shopping a whole lot more simple.

It really is free and it really is simple!

The meal planning process is a breeze. Sign up for free, get your weekly emails, view the suggested recipes, print the recipes and coordinating grocery list. Viola!

DONE. Check it out- here is a sample menu:

How nice is that? You can also browse a large selection of yummy recipes like Ahi Tuna Bites and Skinny Sparkling Sangria {both if which I am going to try myself}.

Anything that can help me simplify ordinary tasks is a plus in my books. Check it out and let me know how it works for you!

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Back to School Treat: Candy Apple Cake Pops!

Get the kids in that back-to-school spirit with these adorable candy apple pops (minus the apple)! Bakerella has done it again, creating these equally cute and yummy cake pops. Get everyone in the kitchen and create these before summer is over and the school bell rings!

So cute! Almost gets you in the mood for homework, right? Okay, maybe not- but does make you hungry.

I love these apple pops, a touch of personality! If you want to see more photos and learn how to make these candy apple cake pops, check out Bakerella’s instructions. Enjoy!

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