Doughbot is the stuff the American Dream is made of: for only 99 cents, you can have at your fingertips access to the exact location of any and all doughnut sellers near you. I don’t love paying for apps, but sometimes you just need a fix, you know? The app works by scanning Instagram, Yelp and Yahoo and determining which artisanal doughnut is within the shortest distance of your current location. Yes, the word “artisanal” makes me sigh heavily in most contexts too (I live in Brooklyn, so it happens a lot), but we must acknowledge that artisanal doughnuts are more delicious than your run-of-the-mill franchise pastry. Doughbot understands the importance of quality artery-crushing treats without bringing a snooty attitude to the party. Their promo video is way too cheerful for food snobs. Can I swim in doughnuts like their little cartoon robot does? Someone sign me up! [Gothamist]
Just like you shouldn’t limit your New Year’s Eve sequin intake to your dress (get yourself a really fabulous pair of sequined shoes too!), I’m also of the mind that you shouldn’t limit your NYE champagne intake to simply drinking it. Have your fizzy and eat it too with these awesome champagne desserts. Rose champagne macarons, strawberry champagne cupcakes, chocolate champagne truffles, peach champagne jello shots, mimosa donuts (!) — they’re all here, and more. Click through for drool-worthy pics and recipes!
Dear Cookie Butter,
I wasn’t aware of your existence until I was standing in line at Trader Joe’s a few weeks ago and noticed a display of jars with a sign that said “LIMIT TWO PER CUSTOMER.” I went to investigate but was stopped by a middle-aged man with a handlebar mustache wearing a Gryffindor t-shirt. Apparently sensing my curiosity, he held his hand up and shook his head. “You don’t want to buy that,” he said ominously.
“Why?” I asked. “What is it?”
“It’s cookie butter,” he said, “and once you start buying it, you will never stop.” Keep reading »
The Supreme Court’s decisions to strike down DOMA and Prop 8 deserve some serious celebration. And what food would be more fitting for this sweet, sweet victory than an array of rainbow desserts? I found recipes for rainbow cake, popsicles, cupcakes, cookies, truffles, and much more. Click through to check ‘em out!
These cupcakes, created by Stefani Pollack of Cupcake Project, actually contain no cake: they’re made entirely of frosting. Instead of chocolate cake, the base is made by piling chocolate frosting in a chocolate wrapper, and the whole thing is topped with more frosting. I’ve never been a big fan of frosting, so this photo is giving me a sugar headache, but I’d imagine for some people (ahem, Ami), this creation is a dream come true. Any other frosting fiends out there who are dying to try one of these? [Laughing Squid]
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Peeps have begun their annual invasion of the grocery store candy aisle. I found a bunch of peeps recipes that involved melting them down into bright blue liquid to stir into popcorn, or heating them up and squashing them between two graham crackers, their drooping beaks peeking out from under a layer of molten chocolate. These peeps massacres made me kind of depressed, so I decided to go with a recipe that kept each Peep relatively intact: s’mores brownies with Peeps. No Peeps are harmed in the making of these brownies. At least until you eat them. Enjoy! [Shugary Sweets]
Happy Macaron Day, everyone! Today is a day to celebrate the delicious, delicate, and notoriously difficult little cookie, the macaron. If you’re in Paris or NYC, you might be able to score free macarons from a famous bakery (lucky you!), but if you live elsewhere, I suggest you take the opportunity to whip up a batch of your own macarons. Are they challenging? Yes, but the result is so, so worth it. Click on the gallery above for 5 classic macaron recipes, perfect for beginners, and good luck!
Having a little gathering to watch the Academy Awards this weekend? Let your guests drink their champagne and eat it too with these fabulous pink champagne cake pops, made with a champange batter, frosted with a vanilla champagne icing, and dusted with edible glitter. So glamorous, right? And between bites of bubbly, don’t forget to follow Amelia and Julie on Twitter for all the dish on Oscar dresses, awkward moments, and Anne Hathaway’s inevitable acceptance speech! [Sweetapolita]
There are so many reasons you should make these strawberry shortcake rice krispie treats this weekend. Maybe you’ve always wanted to see what heaven tastes like. Maybe you’re looking for a festive red dessert to pre-game for Valentine’s Day. Maybe Nemo has you trapped inside and you were wondering what to do with the Rice Krispies, angel food cake, marshmallows, and fresh strawberries you happen to have on hand. Just find a reason to make these, OK? You’ll thank me later. [Sweet Treats & More]
I am of the mind that coconut makes everything better. Want proof? Click on the gallery to feast your eyes on coconut donuts, coconut pancakes, coconut bread, coconut frozen yogurt, and other coconut-infused delicacies–and just try not to drool!