Tag Archives: marshmallow

Valentine’s Quick Treats

14 Feb

Happy Valentine’s Day (like you could forget!) If you’re at a loss about what to whip up, i’ve got 2 very easy and quick treats for you to make.

Chocolate covered oreos and Marshmallow krispies… Love themed of course!

Pink Marshmallow Cake

Pink Marshmallow Cake

I <3 Oreos

I ❤ Oreos

To make the oreos, I melted a LOT of Cadburys dairy milk, submerged the oreos in them, then lay them out on a baking sheet and added heart sprinkles. I put in the fridge to harden, then drizzled white chocolate on top.

To make the krispies, I melted a knob of butter over a low heat with a few squares of white chocolate. When this was melted, I added a bag of mini marshmallows and some red gel food colouring. Once melted, I added to a bowl and mixed in rice krispies til they were covered. I transferred the mixture to a pan covered in baking paper and let set, before adding an extra drizzle of white chocolate.

The finished krispie cake!

The finished krispie cake!

Grab one before they're gone!

Grab one before they’re gone!

These are both so quick and easy to make, you can do them once you’re home from work. Enjoy! What are you making this Valentine’s Day?

Christmas Eve baking

24 Dec

I’ve been on a baking bonanza this Xmas eve, baking 3 special goodies. I’m revealing 2 to you today as one is a surprise! So, here are my extra quick marshmallow Krispy cakes that will make you feel like a kid again, as well as brownies that you can’t stop eating, peanut butter crack brownies!!

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Marshmallow Krispy cakes

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Peanut butter crack brownies

Halloween cupcakes

26 Oct

BOO!

Marshmallow Ghost

As you know, it’s Halloween next week, and for my BIG cupcake order this week, I made Halloween cupcakes! A mixture of marshmallowy ghosts on chocolate cupcakes and orange icing on vanilla cakes, this batch was a cute and spooky bundle of fun!

Hopefully they go down a treat… not a trick! Enjoy your Halloween!

Macaron Madness

1 Oct

In case you’ve been on another planet for the past few months, a new craze has taken the dessert world by storm! The new pastry du jour is none other than the humble French macaron, made famous by such big names as Pierre Herme, Laduree and have even been brought over the channel to the UK by chefs such as Edd Kimber.

My choco-caramel macarons!

The macaron, although unassuming is a daunting challenge! A mix of meringue and almonds make this dessert one tricky little sandwich!

I used a Pierre Herme recipe to make a box of macarons for my friend’s engagement party this weekend, and I can tell you now, they were difficult to make, the steps and timing are all precise, but I got there in the end!

Caramel chocolate macarons with a choc-caramel ganache and crushed salted chocolate

The inside view

Enjoying our macarons after all the hard work!

Get your hands on one whilst you can!

 

If you want to order these beauties please let me know by emailing me: headcakesnob@gmail.com

Healthy baking

24 Sep

Happy Monday CakeSnobs! Sorry I haven’t blogged much recently, but i’ve been on a bit of a healthy kick recently and haven’t been making many desserts and a fat free dessert is very disappointing 😦

However I have had 2 successes – sugar free meringues and frozen yogurt.

Sugar free meringues:

I added sweetener to stiff egg whites to make these goodies. Best eaten on the day of baking as they go soft when stored in tupperware.

Frozen Yogurt

For this scoop of deliciousness, I added natural yogurt, vanilla yogurt and vanilla extract all mixed together into my ice cream machine and let it go for about half an hour. Without a machine, mix all ingredients together and freeze!

I have to say this is one of the yummiest things I have ever made – healthy or not! If you have any healthy dessert recommendations please let me know!

Wish me luck for this week as I am make french macarons as a present for my best friend’s engagement party, I’ll need it! Cake you later…

 

 

Passover Smores

10 Apr

I got this idea from Pinterest (which is my new fave site!) Passover is the Jewish holiday which celebrates the Jews leaving Egypt and slavery behind. This is the festival where matzah (a type of flat cracker/bread is consumed) and nothing leavened can be consumed as when fleeing, the Jews didn’t have time to allow their bread to rise, and so it baked on their backs as they left Egypt. I don’t know about you, but I would have definitely prepared some bagels and cakes in advance!

So, back to smores! Traditionally an american food, I was looking for a quick and easy snack. For those of you that know me, this usually means something sweet!

You’ll need 3 ingredients:

– Matzah (of course)

– Chocolate of your choice (I went with white choc)

– Marshamallows

Place the chocolate on top of the matzah and then place marshmallow on top of the chocolate. Bake in the over at 180 for about 3 mins.

Make sure the chocolate and marshmallow is melted before you take a big, gooey bite!

WARNING: One is definitely NOT enough! I’ve definitely found my new favourite Passover snack!

Enjoy 🙂

*Above picture is not me. I am female. This is my brother, Edd!

Marshmallow-chocolate Cupcakes!

25 Aug

These cupcakes are topped with a creamy marshmallow topping and covered in chocolate… oh and they are also AMAZINGLY EASY to make! Perfect for a weekend treat!

Ingredients:

Either use a box vanilla recipe mix or go for the old favourite:

110g/4oz butter or margarine, softened at room temperature
110g/4oz caster sugar
2 free-range eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
110g/4oz self-raising flour

Jar of Fluff

100g of your favouite chocolate

Method:

Mix all the cupcake ingredients in a bowl until combined and smooth.

Bake for 12-15 mins or until fully cooked, and leave to cool.

When cooled, spoon a generous helping of fluff on top and stick in the fridge for half an hour to set. Whilst this is setting, melth the chocolate in a bain-marie.

When the fluff is set on top, dip in the melted and cooled chocolate.

Now… ENJOY!

This was also featured on Groupon.