Behind the Scenes: 2000 Cake Balls!


You may remember back in March I had a huge cake ball project. HUGE, as in 2000+ cake balls! That’s roughly 55 regular sized cakes (9×13″ pans). Or about 12 full sheet cakes! Plus a whole lotta frosting. Not to mention about 66 POUNDS of CANDIQUIK! Holy moly. These cake bites fed the guests that attended the 2012 Taste of [Read more >>]

Homemade Ooey Gooey Snickers Bars


I amaze myself, I really do. And not in a overly confident kind of amaze. I am seriously surprised that I pull off some of the treats I make. Like these adorable bunnies and lil’ chicks for example. Anyone that really knows me, knows that I am not always the most graceful person. I have been known to pour [Read more >>]

Basketball Cake Balls


Why do I do this to myself? I eat completely weird combinations of food that should not be seen together!!! I promise – I know how to cook, but I’m notoriously known for eating strange off-the-wall dinners. I’m busy. I’m not married. I do not have kids. I’m hungry. Therefore, it happens. Example 1: Monday’s dinner consisted of buffalo [Read more >>]

Pot o’ Gold (at the end of the) Rainbow Cake Bites!


 A few things I’m loving right now: My new Kitchen Aid mixer that I got for $130 off! Meyer Lemons – if you haven’t, you need to. These cake bites! I’ve been so excited to show you these… I have been waiting since January to use these little sour candy things (aka rainbows) I found at Target in the dollar section. [Read more >>]

Slam Dunk Cookies


If someone told me 10 years ago, “giving is better than receiving” I would have looked at them with one eyebrow raised and nodded in “agreement” while thinking to myself *this person is crazy and they obviously have no idea what they are talking about*. Receiving is WAY better than giving – pssh. However, I’ve [Read more >>]

Heart Munch Snack Mix


I’ve seen so many cute treats for Valentine’s Day – from cake pops and cookies, to elaborate cakes. But I needed something NOW. Something that I could whip up fast that will stay fresh for at least a couple days and something that will hold up when being shipped in mini flower pots… Just stick with me, it will all make sense. [Read more >>]

Common Cake Pop Issues & Tutorial

Common Cake Pop Issues and Problems | The Best Cake Pop Tutorial | @candiquik

Have you made cake pops and they were a complete disaster? Yeah, me too. Seriously. We’ve all burned the heck out of our chocolate, lost a cake ball off the stick, had our beautiful cake pops crack 5 minutes later, or had them leak weird stuff everywhere! It’s sooo frustrating! Don’t worry though, it gets better! But let me save [Read more >>]

Zesty White Puppy Chow & Chocolate Covered Strawberry Footballs

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Footballs -

A lot of football games have been on lately. Really “important” games. Of course neither the Broncos nor the (ahem) Vikings are playing anymore. So, naturally, I’ve been rooting for San Francisco. Why?! Because I like California. And this is how I pick who to cheer for. Silly, I know. But now we’re down to Giants and Patriots… what to [Read more >>]

My Best Recipes of 2011

If you asked me to choose my favorite recipes from 2011, at first I would tell you – no problemo, piece of cake. In fact, it’s not a piece of cake (literally or figuratively, I guess). Its like asking a parent to choose their favorite child. Some are just too cute not to be included. Some too delicious. [Read more >>]

Cranberry Orange Bliss Bars

Copycat Cranberry Orange Bliss Bars @candiquik

I am begging you to make these Cranberry Orange Bliss Bars. You’re simply missing out if you don’t. These were heavenly. Decadent. Outstanding. I stumbled across them on Recipe Girl’s blog… They are basically a blondie bar topped with an amazing white chocolate cream cheese (with a hint of orange zest) frosting. You know the Bliss Bars [Read more >>]

Strawberry Shot Glasses


I found these at this super cute blog, Sweet Tooth. Warning: be prepared to want to bake your heart out for the next week year after visiting her site. I seriously printed out 5 recipes and added them to my Recipes I Must Bake Real Soon queue. That queue is huge by the way. I [Read more >>]