Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Two Bite Tuesday ~ New Favorite Things

If you've been reading along for awhile you know that I love making mini desserts. You might have also noticed that often my minis are garnished with a swirl of whipped cream. It's the perfect topping for fresh strawberries or rich chocolate mousse.

First Bite ~ ISI Whipped Cream Dispenser

Meet my new best friend
{Squeal} Picked it up on sale at Shar's Kitchen Store in Gilbert yesterday...a little early Christmas present.
 And look...you can create delicious flavored whipped creams that actually stand up and don't completely melt like a snowman in the desert.

This next little find I've actually been wanting for awhile. It's just one of those things that are nice to have when you need it...but you don't really need it all that often. You saw the creme brulee I made for my friend Candace's birthday...the pic didn't really show it, and the taste was delish...but the sugar wasn't exactly as crisp as I would have liked to have seen it.

Second Bite ~ Creme Brulee Torch. Yes it is and I love, love, love it! I wonder what else I could do with it?
The right tools for the job :-)

Making perfect...easy

The perfect sugar topping
I ran across so many great things this week it was tough to choose just two to share...next week I'll be sharing these absolutely gorgeous icing poinsettias I purchased over at ABC Cake Decorating. I went in for cupcake liners and, oh boy, came out with a few extras. I've also been shopping for my daughter, Brandi who loves all things baking and my stepson Christopher who is jumping in on the action. I'm hoping we won't be hosting our own Family Cupcake Wars soon.

Hope all is going well with you all in these last days before Christmas, the halls are decked, the Christmas ham waiting, the gifts under the trees. This evening Rick and I took the puppers for a walk around the neighborhood and just enjoyed all the beautifully decorated homes. It's a light show we haven't seen in a few years and I am so happy to see that people are feeling more festive this year.


  1. ooooooo how exciting... two new toys for Christmas.... Fun toys for Christmas joy.... I love the torch. I have wanted to attempt creme brulee for YEARS but couldn't see using a REAL blow torch like I saw it done on TV...

  2. New follower from FMBT. Sorry a bit late. Have a great week and happy holidays

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  4. I have the torch, but I'm sure I need that little cream swirl maker. What fun!

    Thanks for leaving a note on my last post. Like you, I don't need to downsize, I just need to rearrange my square footage for my fantasy rooms.