Category: Crafty Food

Easy Sugared Cranberries

Easy Sugared Cranberries

 

easy sugared cranberries are perfect to use as a garnish

I’m that girl, the one that likes sparkly fruit for the top of cakes or to eat by the handful or to simply put in a bowl to use as garnish where needed. Well let’s face it the holidays are not complete without sugared cranberries. We all need a solution to bring easy sugared cranberries to life. I got it and I’m sharing it with you. (more…)

Indiana Jones Snake Cookies For The Hollywood Bowl Screening!

Indiana Jones Snake Cookies For The Hollywood Bowl Screening!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Allied Contigo. All opinions and recipe are 100% my own.

Indiana Jones Snake Cookies for The Hollywood Bowl Raiders Of The Lost Ark screening

I’ve lived in City Terrace / East Los Angeles my whole life and never have I seen advertisement for any form of art/entertainment hanging from street banners the way you do in areas west of downtown. For the first time ever Hollywood Bowl has taken the lead in advertising the arts in a predominantly latino neighborhood, and I (more…)

Bunny Banana Caramel Bread Pudding For Easter!

Bunny Banana Caramel Bread Pudding For Easter!

Banana caramel bread pudding in a bunny shape for Easter I know exactly what I like, and I LOVE dessert. It’s not a fair-weather coupling or a casual like, I am hot blooded passionately in love with dessert. I obsess over cakes, and cookies, and donuts, and pan dulce, and pie, and bionicos, and gelatinas, and cream puffs, and the list goes on and on…. But the dessert that makes me weak in the knees is banana caramel bread pudding. I’d go so far as to say I dream about it.  (more…)

Honey Nut Cheerios Banana Pudding Parfait

Honey Nut Cheerios Banana Pudding Parfait

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Honey Nut Cheerios Banana Pudding Parfait!!

My Auntie Rosie always made pudding for me and my tribe of cousins growing up. I guess it was something super easy that she could whip up in a matter of minutes and make us kids feel fancy. She would allow for one of us to pour the milk in the (more…)

Some Bunny Loves You Snack Pack

Some Bunny Loves You Snack Pack

A snack pack in vanilla flavor, decorated like a bunny.

I will occasionally tell my son “some bunny loves you,”  and without fail he looks at me like  “what does that mean?” I explain to him it’s just a play on words and something a lot of people say quite frankly. Yesterday we were hanging out and he (more…)

Turn A Plain White Cake Into A Festive Treat With These Holiday Cake Ideas

Turn A Plain White Cake Into A Festive Treat With These Holiday Cake Ideas

Turn a plain white cake into a gorgeous festive dessert with these holiday cake ideas.

I love spending my time in the kitchen, but during the holiday season I have a million things to do, so anyway I could take a short-cut I do. The other day I needed a festive cake for a party I was attending. I didn’t have time to bake a cake, so I bought a plain white cake from the super market, and thought I would just decorate it myself to give it that special touch I was looking for. While I was there, I found some super cute little candy flowers, green candy balls, meringues, and (more…)

Dia De Los Muertos Gelatina Cake

Dia De Los Muertos Gelatina Cake

Dia de los muertos gelatin cake with marshmallow flowers

What’s with Mexicans and skulls? Usually skulls are associated with a negative connatation, but for Mexicans during Dia De Los Muertos, the skull takes on a completely different and beautiful meaning. The skull represents death and rebirth, the death of somebody leaving the world as we know it, and a rebirth of your beloved one who has passed and their soul moving on to a world of spirits and the afterlife. The skull personifies the humans we once knew, and during the Day of The Dead we take the time to honor the family and friends we have lost with offerings to their spirits in the shape of the skull, the same way our ancestors had done centuries before us. Of course there are the traditional foods associated with Dia De Los Muertos like Pan De Muerto, Tamales, Sugar Skulls, and Mole. I observe those foods as much as the next person , but I also enjoy making a skull dessert and decorating it ever year along with building my in-home alter.

Walmart has a wonderful selection of pretty artificial flowers, and I needed some for my home alter I’m building, where I will eventually present my foods. Once I grabbed the yellow silk marigolds I ran across a skeleton mold on my way to the check out, and quickly imagined what it would look like on top of a cake. I thought of my friend Rocio who I lost twenty years ago and how she loved chocolate cake. This year in addition to my family, I will make a special place for Rocio’s chocolate cake and decorate it in marshmallow flowers .

Ingredients for Dia De Los Muertos Gelatina Cake:

  • 2 – packets Knox gelatin
  • 1 – can La Lechera (sweetened condensed milk)
  • skeleton gelatin mold
  • Chocolate cake mix
  • eggs
  • water
  • oil
  • chocolate frosting
  • small marshmallows
  • colored sugar
  • small round colored candies
  • black icing.

Directions:

  1. In a bowl mix together 2 cups of boiling hot water and Knox gelatin. Mix until completely dissolved. Add in entire can of La Lechera and mix to combine. Should make 3 cups. Pour into skull mold and refrigerate for 4 to 5 hours or overnight. pour gelatin mixture into mold
  2. Bake cake according to box and allow it to cool completely.
  3. Assemble and frost cake with frosting.
  4. Cut marshmallows with sharp kitchen scissors diagonally.
  5. Then dip sticky side of cut marshmallow into a dish of colored sugar to color marshmallow petals. Set to the side until ready to use. cut marshmallows diagonally and dip in colored sugar to make marshmallow flowers
  6. Unmold gelatin skull from mold. Place it in the center of frosted cake. unmold gelatin for the center of the cake
  7. Decorate the sides of the cake with colored marshmallow petals, and place a small round candy in the center of the flowers. place colored marshmallow petals in a flower shape
  8. Take the black icing fitted with a piping attachment and fill the eye cavity of skull gelatin with icing. Fill eye cavity of skull with black icing
  9. Also draw a straight line across the skull mouth, then stitch over from top to bottom with black icing. Let the icing mouth sit on the gelatin skull for about 10 minutes, then remove the icing to reveal a stain.
  10. Fill the nose cavity with colored sugar.
  11. Decorate the forehead of the skull with  marshmallow flower petals.
  12. Enjoy!

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An easy to make Dia De Los Muertos Gelatin Cake.  Decorated with colored marshmallow flower petals, and black icing. Day of the dead chocolate cake. Calavera made with skull mold.

 

 

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