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Wednesday
Oct292008

Sweet Spot: Dessert Links!

Fred's Peace of Cake
The internet is a sweet place: here's what we're in love with this week!

Have yourself a peace of cake: invest in Fred's new peace-sign shaped cake pan! Not only will you have a cool-looking cake, but you'll be helping give back: a portion of proceeds will be used to contribute to nonprofit organizations dedicated to peaceful resolution of conflict. It can also be purchased here! (We love Fred!)
Did you enjoy our sweet trompe-l'œil a while back? Well, you'll get a kick out of Feeding Maybelle's complementary post: savory foods made to look like sweets, including meat loaf smothered in mashed potatoes and made to look like Baked Alaska and a savory bean layer cake.
I didn't make these but I wish I had
Coco Cake makes the cutest petits-fours ever. Period.
A retail bakery dedicated to the Black and White Cookie? Yes please. Open your next store in Seattle though!
Not new, but we just discovered (and are alternately fascinated and disgusted by) the Krispy Kreme Burger. Sweet surprise, or heart attack on a plate? Perhaps a little of both?
Did you know that September was National Biscuit Month? Better late than never--we love the cinnamon-and-sugar smothered  variety at Callie's Biscuits from Charleston.
Chefshop.com sells Goat's Milk Dulce de Leche, and offers this sweet legend: 
It is said that Dulce de Leche was first created on a battlefield in Argentina in 1829. The story goes that two opposing generals were to meet to sign a war-ending treaty. While a serving woman was making sweetened milk ("La Lechada") for one of the generals, there was a scuffle and she forgot about the heating milk. When she finally remembered the milk, it had cooked down to a jelly-like consistency, turned a dark brown, and was absolutely delicious. Dulce de Leche was born, and was enjoyed by the brave and very hungry soldiers.

 

Fact or fiction? Either way, a wonderful story about a sweet treat that can't be beat. 

Til next time, stay sweet!

 

 

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Reader Comments (18)

LOVE the peace sign cake pan. The petit fours scare me just a smidge, but I'd still hit it.

That peace sign pan is awesome!!

October 29 | Unregistered CommenterVegan_Noodle

I swear Paula Deen is trying to kill us all.

October 29 | Unregistered CommenterMy First Kitchen

"Peace to you to sister!"

I love your cake , it is beautiful and so are the little petit fours

Peace out!

October 29 | Unregistered CommenterNazarina A

god that peace cake looks good.

October 29 | Unregistered Commentermoonrat

Thats so nice of you to include me. Thanks.

October 29 | Unregistered Commentermaybelle's mom

Thanks for finding the Peace of Cake -- I absolutely have to get one of those pans, even though I don't make cake very often!

Those petit fours are so cool! Perfect for Dia de Los Muertos! :) Thanks for the links!

October 29 | Unregistered CommenterBridget

I don't bake cake often either, actually ever, but those pans are way cool...I'm thinking great gift for baking daughters cool.

Thanks for the tips Jesse:)

October 29 | Unregistered Commenter~~louise~~

national biscuit month? really? really?

October 29 | Unregistered CommenterEB of SpiceDish

EB: Oops my bad, we were misinformed. SEPTEMBER was national biscuit month. Hey, better late than never!

October 29 | Unregistered CommenterCakespy

Holy Moly - all I can say is what will they think of next and I mean that in a good way.

October 29 | Unregistered Commentergiz

I follow your blog I am loving your Halloween sweeties they look great, I unfortunatley have not started mine yet...but i will soon.

http://ricocoffeeshop.blogspot.com

October 30 | Unregistered CommenterRico

Courteous Chihuahua: Ha! I'd definitely hit 'em.

Vegan noodle: Isn't it rad?

My first kitchen: Yes, probably!

Nazarina: Thanks! You too!

Moonrat: I know, I wish I had a peace--er, piece, right now!

Maybelle's mom: you're welcome! thanks for being rad!

Lydia: It's worth buying i think!

Bridget: You're welcome!

Louise: Yeah! It's a perfect gift!

Giz: Yup, there's a lot of awesome going on!

Rico: thanks.

October 31 | Unregistered CommenterCakespy

I love those Coco Cake petite fours! They are so bad ass!

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