Tag Archives: sweets

Leprechauns, Castles, Lucky Clovers, Laughter… and Irish Potatoes

I’m particularly sweet on The Original Fudge Kitchen’s Irish Potatoes and am planning to give these as stocking stuffers this Christmas to the lucky few.  They are made of fresh cream & cinnamon besides other delicious ingredients and should be enjoyed within 2-3 weeks, even longer if frozen [this is no problem with me… no need to freeze ;)].  I enjoyed my little bunch so much that I went back the next day to buy some for my mom.  My mother’s been sweet on sweets as long as I can remember and very open-minded to trying new things (even beyond our culture).  Though we haven’t always seen things eye-to-eye, this is something I love about her.  Besides the Irish Potatoes, I also bought her marzipans to try for the first time.  Another treat I loved from TOFK was their pistachio fudge.  For the sweet-toothed…  The Original Fudge Kitchen’s info.

*Photocredit: NYCupcake & The Original Fudge Kitchen @ CapeMay.com

Sugar Art

Belle de Sucre, Paris takes sugar to a whole other level. How beautiful these bon bons would look presented on a pretty Victorian plate at high tea or in a handmade and lusciously decorated gift box to someone special! Too bad that these lovelies are not offered in the US yet :(. I did find online, a recipe by “Trish” if you are interested in customizing your own and up to the sweet tooth challenge…

Trish’s “Renaissance Sweets” Recipe

Expertise Level:
So easy to make yourself!

Add 2 teaspoons of water to 1 cup of sugar
Mix until the consistency of wet sand
While moistened, pack sugar into plastic mold trays
Even off the sugar with a spatula
Take the sugar beauties out of the molds and lay onto parchment paper right away
Let harden overnight

Molds can be found at craft stores and kitchen supply stores.
Smaller molds are recommended for this project.

Suggestion: Flower molded sugars make great cupcake toppers.
You may brush sugars with culinary glitter dust or lightly brush them with touches of food coloring.

For supplies, I personally recommend e.g. kitchenkrafts.com only because I’ve bought from them and was pleased with their products. There are also so many others, so have fun searching :)

*Photocredit: Various Sources; I will post my own pics once I have made mine ;)…