Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Fun Valentine Baking!

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It's not to late to order! With Valentine's Day right around the corner, check out these fun Valentine themed baking products.

Heart Filled Cake Pan Set
Easily create amazing filled cakes and more. You’ll serve delicious filling in every slice! The patented recessed design creates a contour you can fill with ice cream, fruit, mousse and more - just bake, fill, flip and frost! Set includes two 8.5 x 2.75 in. non-stick pans with heart center, bonus recipe book with delicious recipe ideas and complete instructions. Non-stick steel. Order here.


Heart Whisk & Measuring Spoon Set
Add a spoonfull of love with this adorable love inspired measuring spoon and whisk set. Each set contains a wire whisk and the famous “Love Beyond Measure” measuring spoon set. The 6” x 1 ½” whisk is made of sturdy stainless steel with a cheerful heart accent on the handle and an outer and inner wire whisk that playfully forms a heart shape. The various sized stainless steel spoons are connected at the handle with a hanging ring and have a heart shaped spoon design with a love saying on each handle including: “a heap of love,” “a spoonful of affection,” “a dash of tenderness” and “a pinch of joy.” Each set comes in a deluxe clear topped box with a black velvet insert and black heart design base, tied with a white organza bow and an attached heart shaped “For You” tag, perfect for party favors or gift giving. Order here.
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Heart Confetti Sprinkles
Add a sprinkle of love to your cupcakes, cakes, cookies and more with these edible confetti sprinkles! Available in red or multi colored! Order here.

Valentine's Day Cupcake Kit
Valentine's Day Cupcake Kit


Happy Baking,
Lindsay Ann

 

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Hamilton Beach Pink Mixer Giveaway Winners

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Thanks to everyone who entered our Hamilton Beach Pink Hand Mixer Giveaway!

The results are in:



Congratulations to Shelly B. and Andrea K.! You have won a Hamilton Beach prize pack including: A 6 speed Pink Hand Mixer Complete With Storage Case and Bonus Cupcake Decorating Kit {That's a $44.98 VALUE!}

We will be emailing you with the details. You will have 48 hours to respond (or email us at info@dollhousebakeshoppe.com) and claim your prize before another winner is selected.


Didn't win this time? Don't worry! We have a lot more exciting giveaways coming up, so stay tuned and good luck next time!


Thank you to Hamilton Beach for sponsoring this giveaway for two lucky Dollhouse Bake Shoppe readers to win.



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Chocolate Covered Shortbread Caramel Bites (Twix Bites)

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One of my favorite candy bars is a Twix bar.... that is, until they came out with Peanut Butter Twix and Java Twix candy bars! For some reason they don't carry these in every grocery store, so I knew I had to re-create this decadent treat... in bite sized form, of course ;)


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Giveaway: Hamilton Beach Pink Hand Mixer With Storage Case and Bonus Cupcake Decorating Kit

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Last week I told everyone about a very exciting giveaway in my "3 reasons I am loving this years Valentine's Day... and why you will too!" post... well it is finally here and many of you guessed it right! This week two, that's right, TWO, luck Dollhouse Bake Shoppe readers will WIN this adorable all-new pink hand mixer complete with storage case and a bonus cupcake decorating kit with idea/recipe book included by Hamilton Beach! Just in time for Valentine's Day this is our gift to you, so hurry and enter to win and you could be using this perfect pink mixer to bake up some perfect pink Valentine's Day treats!




TWO LUCKY WINNERS WILL RECEIVE:
  • 1 Hamilton Beach Pink Hand Mixer Complete With Storage Case 
PRODUCT FEATURES 
    • 6 speed hand mixer with 275 watts peak power
    • Wire beaters
    • QuickBurst™ button
    • Bowl Rest™on bottom of mixer
    • Convenient storage case to keep mixer and decorating kit neatly together 
  • Bonus Cupcake Decorating Kit
KIT INCLUDES
    •  4 stainless steel decorating tips
    • 8 disposable icing bags
    • 72 paper cupcake liners
    • Icing spatula
    • 24-page color booklet with recipe & design ideas
That's a $44.98 VALUE!


I am so happy to be able to offer this prize pack to two of my readers. This adorable, light weight hand mixer is so powerful underneath it's cute pink exterior, with 275 watts of power. It has six speeds, and an additional QuickBurst™ button that gives additional power. My favorite part of this hand mixer (besides the fact that is it PINK!) is the Bowl Rest™ on the bottom of the mixer. The one thing that annoys me most about my hand mixer is that it drips all over the counter when I put it down to add more ingredients. I try and balance the beaters over the bowl, but is always ends up falling over, and making a mess everywhere... until I got this one! It makes clean up so much easier.

The bonus cupcake decorating kit is such a neat addition. It has a complete booklet with ideas for every holiday, basic recipes, and everything you need to decorate your cupcakes. Best of all it all comes packed in a convenient storage case that keeps the mixer and decorating kit neatly together!




Want to win the Pink Mixer & Decorating Kit Prize Pack?!
**Fill out the form below for multiple chances to win**
Giveaway opens for entries Monday Jan. 23, 2012 at 12:01am EST and closes on Sunday Jan. 29, 2012 at 11:59pm EST
(If you are viewing this post in an email or in a reader (via RSS feed) make sure you click the heading/title to be directed to the original post to be able view the entry form below and enter to win!)


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One winner will be chosen via random.org and announced Monday Jan 30, 2012 on our blog, and will be notified via the email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim their prize before another winner is selected.

This Dollhouse Bake Shoppe giveaway is sponsored and shipped by Hamilton Beach. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Open to legal USA residents only. For more information and details about our giveaways, see our Official Giveaway Terms & Conditions

Good Luck,
Lindsay Ann


P.S. Don't forget to check out our Virtual Valentine's Party invite (click here) to share your creations with readers all across the web and join in on the fun!
We will be celebrating on Sunday, February 5, 2012 with a virtual showcase of everyone's Valentine's Day posts!

 

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Individual Brownie Sundaes For 2 (or 4)

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"Bake your brownie and eat it too" by indulging in moderation with my small batch dessert recipes! After making my individual cookie sundaes and my individual apple crisps, I had to recreate the idea in brownie form for all you chocolate lovers out there (and because Valentine's Day is coming up and this would be a perfect way to impress that special someone *wink*wink*). This mini-batch recipe for "Brownies for 2" is quick and simple to put together. The fudgy brownies bake up perfectly in individual ramekins and topped with ice cream, a cherry and the works, and you have two incredibly easy and delicious brownie sundaes great for a weekend treat for the kids or a romantic dessert for 2. The recipe also doubles easily if you want to make more.


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Friday, January 20, 2012

Red Velvet Rose Water Cupcakes

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I came up with this recipe while competing on Food Network's Cupcake Wars: Battle of the Champions "Rose Parade" episode in season 2, after my WIN on the series premiere show! The theme of the show was to create cupcakes for the 2011 Tournament of Roses. I knew I wanted to top my cupcake with the iconic red rose in their logo, so I thought it would be perfect to make my fluffy, moist red velvet cupcakes. To really tie the theme into my cupcakes, I added a fragrant touch of rose water into the frosting. Click here to see the episode recap with photos and a highlight video (coming soon)!


I topped these with some handmade fondant roses and a veined leaf fondant cutter. If anyone is interested in a tutorial on how to make these roses let me know. I used a similar technique as my Gumdrop Roses.



While my cupcakes were on the judges table, one of the judges stated he normally is not a fan of the red velvet cupcakes, but with my addition of rose water, he loved it and told me all red velvet cupcakes should be made this way!  

"Lindsay created a trio fit for a queen and I dubbed her the master of detail. Her fondant decorations were gorgeous and her flower pot cupcake was ingenious. Florian and I were also both impressed at how well the rosewater frosting paired with her red velvet cupcake." -Candace Nelson, Founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes/Cupcake Wars Judge


Rose water can be found at cake supply or restaurant supply stores as well as online. I used this brand (I use their Madagascar bourbon vanilla paste and pure vanilla extract for a majority of my baking), but any type of rose water you can find should work just fine.
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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Chocolate Covered Valentine Oreos

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Here is a simple and fun way to dress up plain Oreo cookies for Valentine's Day, and anniversary or to show that special someone you care. Guess what inexpensive household item I used to make them in?!

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

3 reasons I am loving this years Valentine's Day... and why you will too!

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Besides the obvious 3 reasons I LOVE Valentine's Day: everything is pink, frilly and covered in chocolate... I have 3 other reasons to be extra excited about the season of LOVE this year... and I hope they get you a little more excited too!

Reason number one:
I have a reeeeeaaallllly fun giveaway for you guys next week, specially for Valentine's Day! The best part is, not only will someone win this special prize pack bundle giveaway... there are going to be TWO winners this time! Now, you will have to wait until Sunday to find out what it is but I will give you 3 hints:
  1. It might just become the most useful pink appliance you have in your kitchen... yes, it is pink (also the #1 reason why I love it so much and know you will too!)
  2. It is really helpful for making cakes, cookies, cheesecakes and other desserts.
  3. It fits in that little white case pictured below and as an added bonus it is going to come with all of these cupcake decorating products:
Can't wait to share this with everyone, so be sure to come back all next week to enter the giveaway for a chance to win! Any guesses on what the mystery product is?!

Reason number two:
Disney Family Fun Magazine contacted me to have my Candy Cupid's Arrows featured in this months Valentine's Day issue and on their website (yup... that's my name in the fine print at the top, just under the title) ;)  This part may be a little more exciting for me, buuuut aside from all the other treats I made last year, I have a TON of new Valentine's Day inspired treats and recipe to make you a little more excited! I'm talking red velvet cake+cheesecake+frosting+homemade mini heart shaped pan=?... or how about some strawberries+3 kinds of chocolate mousse+mini flourless chocolate cakes+ganache=?... any more guesses on the incredible all-new small batch mini dessert recipes I have in store for you?!



Reason number three:
To celebrate Valentine's Day I am hosting a virtual Valentine's party, and you're invited! My virtual party is where bloggers from all over share what they are "bringing" to the virtual party on their own blogs over the next few weeks. On the day of the party I will showcase participants' posts with a link so readers all around the web can feast their eyes on a wonderful gallery of Valentine's Day inspired foods, crafts, decoration ideas, printables and more. I am "opening the Dollhouse doors" here at the Dollhouse Bake Shoppe blog to anyone and everyone from the food and craft blogging community to join me and "bring" your favorite Valentine's Day recipes, tutorials, "how-to's" and ideas. It is a great way to bring the blogging community together and well as introduce readers to a bunch of fun new blogs they haven't discovered yet! Whether you have a small, large, new, or old blog, or write for a well known website, everyone is welcome to join in on the fun. And for the readers, get ready to check out a bunch of fantastic Valentine's Day inspirations from all across the web, all in one place.

  I am so excited and can't wait to see what everyone else has to share so please help me spread the word to make this virtual Valentine's party a real hit! We already have such a great group of some fantastic bloggers joining in so be sure not to miss out!


Well, there you have it! Hope everyone is ready for a super sweet month of giveaways, recipes, and Valentine's Day inspiration.

Hope you're just as excited as I am!
Lindsay Ann

 

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Triple Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes

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Introducing the ultimate chocolate indulgence for all you chocoholics out there, like me. My Triple Chocolate Truffle Cupcake recipe makes a deep fudgy chocolate cupcake, topped with rich chocolate ganache, and studded with chocolate chips. Like a truffle on top of a cupcake!

  
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Heart Shaped Churros!

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Check out my heart shaped churros tutorial to create a Valentine's Day themed treat out of one of my most popular cupcake recipes!


Click here for the recipe





Give them a try, and be sure to share a photo on our Facebook page, I'd love to know how they turned out!

Happy Baking, 
Lindsay Ann
 

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Cheesecake Brownie Bars {Small Batch}

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A perfect way to combine two of my favorite desserts! A buttery, brown sugar graham crust, beneath fudgy brownies, swirled with a cool, creamy cheesecake mixture... sinfully decadent! My next conquest will be to create another incredible combination like chocolate chip cookie brownies... or how about a cookie dough cheesecake?! Mmmmm... I'll get back to you on those, but for now, I introduce my cheesecake brownies. I prefer these cold, straight from the fridge, so you get a nice cool chocolatey cheesecake texture!

 
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Monday, January 9, 2012

Valentine's Inspiration

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Get ready for brand new Valentine's Day recipes and treat tutorials all month long! But before the fun begins lets re-caps some of my favorites from last year! Which are your favorites?!

Click the links below to view the complete tutorials and recipes.

Marshmallow Valentine Teddy Pops


Giant Kisses


Chocolate Dipped Cakeberries


Gumdrop Roses


Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries


Giant Ganache Cookie


Red Velvet Cupcakes


Cupid's Arrows


Chocolate Truffle Kisses
 

Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes


Sweetheart Cakewiches



Give them a try, and be sure to share a photo on our Facebook page, I'd love to know how they turned out!

Happy Baking, 
Lindsay Ann
 

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sugar Baby Aprons Giveaway Winner

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Thanks to everyone who entered our Sugar Baby Aprons Giveaway!

The results are in:


With her entry option to "Leave a blog post comment"


Congratulations Monica! You have won the Sugar Baby Aprons prize pack including: Sugar Baby Apron Of Your Choice With Matching Oven Mitt and Cute Eco Friendly Tote Bag {~$75.00 value}



We will be emailing you with the details. You will have 48 hours to respond (or email us at info@dollhousebakeshoppe.com) and claim your prize before another winner is selected.

Didn't win this time? Don't worry! We have a lot more exciting giveaways coming up, so stay tuned and good luck next time!

Thank you to Sugar Baby Aprons for sponsoring this giveaway for one lucky Dollhouse Bake Shoppe reader to win.
 

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Giveaway: Sugar Baby Aprons

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To start the new year off right we have some really fun giveaways for you! The first giveaway of 2012 is sponsored by Sugar Baby Aprons. Just by entering in this giveaway, one lucky Dollhouse Bake Shoppe reader will WIN a complete Sugar Baby Aprons prize pack!

One lucky winner will receive:
  • 1 Sugar Baby apron of their choice 
  • 1 adorable matching oven mitt
  • 1 Eco friendly tote bag



Sugar Baby Aprons has a darling collection of fun, frilly aprons with adorable ruffles, bows, polka dots and patterns in both vintage and modern styles. They also have children's aprons and matching oven mitts to match. Check out their Apron Catalogue and let us know your favorite! Here are a few that I just love:



From the company:
"As Far back as I can remember I have always hade a facination with and admiration for the homemaker. Growing up I loved to watch shows like "leave it to beaver" imagining myself as June Cleaver. I loved the way she would keep the household running. I have always looked up to that kind of person. It was admiration for the Homemaker that inspired me to create Sugar Baby Aprons. In this day and age we can sometimes overlook the value and importance of the homemaker. Sugar Baby Aprons was created to help us remember just how important that person is. At Sugar Baby Aprons we want to put the Fun back in cooking. We want to put the sparkle into housekeeping, the Flare into entertaining and of course.... The Sexy back into the housewife!!"

Want to win a Sugar Baby Apron Prize Pack?!
**Fill out the form below for multiple chances to win**
(If you are viewing this post in an email or via rss (in a reader) make sure you click here to the original post to be able view the entry form below and enter to win)

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One winner will be chosen via random.org and announced Monday Jan 9, 2012 on our blog, and will be notified via the email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim their prize before another winner is selected. 

This Dollhouse Bake Shoppe giveaway is sponsored and shipped by Sugar Baby Aprons. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Open to legal USA and Canadian residents only. For more information and details about our giveaways, see our Official Giveaway Terms & Conditions

Good luck!!! 
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Friday, January 6, 2012

Personalized Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

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This is a really cute idea for Valentine's Day, an anniversary or a party. It is quick, simple and way more affordable than buying chocolate dipped strawberries at around $3 a piece from gourmet chocolate shops. The best part is, it is totally customizable. Create monograms, numbers, words or even designs!

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

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This twist on the classic "Mounds" candy bar is made of a moist, rich dark chocolate cake, topped with a creamy coconut vanilla cream cheese frosting, and rolled in sweetened shredded coconut. Delish. Be sure to check out my Vegan "Almond Joy" Cake too!


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Monday, January 2, 2012

Lindsay Ann Paper Doll Set {Free Printable}

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I cannot tell you how excited I am to share this post with you! To bring Dollhouse Bake Shoppe to life and into your home, the talented Tricia-Rennea, Illustrator has created a complete "Lindsay Ann Paper Doll Set" as a special FREE gift to you! Made exclusively for Dollhouse Bake Shoppe, Lindsay Ann "The Bake Shoppe Doll" is a printable paper doll set that comes with adorable mix-and-match outfits, accessories, and of course cupcakes, so your little girl can play, dress her up and "bake" sweet treats to serve. I can't wait for the paper bake shoppe kitchen add-on to play with her in, coming soon!


 Simply print, cut, and play!



The complete Lindsay Ann Paper Doll Set includes:
  • The Lindsay Ann doll with built-in stand
  • 3 beautiful dresses
  • Pretty hat and a bow for her hair
  • Delightful cake and cupcakes
  • Sweet ruffled apron






Print onto heavy paper or cardstock paper for a longer lasting doll. Or, read how some of our fans are using her:

"When I Make paper dolls, I print them on magnet paper so our grandkids can play with them in the kitchen on the fridge. Thanks for the cute set!" -Carol

"I printed out your cute paper doll set for my daughter. She is wearing the darling cherry dress. Because she was printed on regular printer paper, I taped a bamboo stick to the back of it and made it into a puppet" -Lisa

"We printed on cardstock like you suggested and my daughter just LOVED her. I printed two and colored in the hair brown with marker for her friend. They used the dolls with her little mini tea set and played all afternoon. Thank you!" -Jennifer K.

Any little girl, or big girl ;) will just love this sweet pink vintage paper doll set. She is cute as a decoration, perched up on top of a desk or dresser with a plate full of cupcakes too. I had so much fun dressing her up in all of her cute wardrobe options. Which is your favorite?!

BONUS
Be sure to check out the newest addition, The Lindsay Ann Christmas Paper Doll Set!
**Click here to view & print the holiday edition paper doll set**


 
Sending a huge thank you to Tricia-Rennea for designing the adorable custom paper doll set. She has created some of the most darling and inspired work I have ever seen! Be sure to check out more of Tricia-Rennea's custom fashionable illustrations, stationary, logos, paper dolls, free printables, and more on her blog. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter for up to date freebies you can print at home and all new designs available for purchase from her online shop!








Print, cut, play and be sure to share a picture on our Facebook wall, or email a photo to MyCreation@dollhousebakeshoppe.com to show us your doll in action!

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