Posts Tagged: sweets

new :: Quin Candy

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Sugar crush! We picked up a new Quin Candy order last week just in time for Valentine’s Day! Raspberry lollipops, blackberry tangerine and strawberry lemon gumdrops, and new Dreams Come Chew now with fruit punch and pineapple + coconut (!!) flavours!

Based in Portland (OR), Quin Candy is handmade in small batches using top notch ingredients such as real Oregon berries and specially blended fruit and vegetable extracts for colour and flavour. Each piece of candy is then cut by hand before being packaged for you to enjoy – YUM. We popped open the strawberry lemon gumdrops and we had to hide them before we finished the bag. Taste testing, right? Seriously though. Pick up a bag (or 2 or 3!) online or come by the shop before we eat them all!

Click here to see our full range of Quin Candy!

the candid confectioner

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With flavours such as Bailey’s with espresso-infused sea salt caramel, chai, bourbon, lemon-lavender, and raspberry; every sweet tooth will be satisfied! Pick up a package as a Mother’s Day gift or for the caramel lover in your life at Got Craft? this May!

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Got Craft?
Saturday, May 10th and Sunday, May 11th, 2014
10-5pm
Maritime Labour Centre 1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver

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images via Julie-Anne Cassidy

let them eat sweets

After 12 long weeks waiting for our shipping container to arrive, I am excited to start baking again! I tend to prefer salty treats to sweet desserts, but how can you resist these beautiful images from Sweetapolita! A cake designer, food blogger, and self proclaimed “baking fanatic and baked good junkie”, see her full flickr photostream here.

images via Sweetapolita

wedding wednesday :: we all scream for ice cream!

found via creature comforts, photo credit: Cindy Loughridge (aka *Cinnamon)

With some couples looking for an alternative to the traditional wedding cake, it seems that other desserts such as ice cream is getting some time under the spotlight! Check out some of these tasty ideas! What’s your favourite flavour? Ever since I was a small child, I have always loved chocolate chip mint.

found via you are my fave, photo credit: He and She Photography

Rent an ice cream cart like this one from Sweet Lucie’s in lieu of a dessert table or give your guests a sweet surprise! You can customize your cone or cup wrappers and even rename the flavours to suit your theme!

found via style me pretty, photo credit: lark photography

Don’t forget the sundae toppings! Especially when your display looks this amazing.

found via eat drink chic, photo credit: Helene Dujardin, cup design by: eat drink chic

photo credit: Amy Moss

Choose some fun paper cups that match your theme and / or wedding colours. Check out this amazing DIY ice-cream parlour buffet concept by Eat Drink Chic including free downloads to make your own signs and cup designs.

Or if you are in the United States, go the old fashioned ice cream truck route with King Kone (no.1), Van Leeuwen Ice Cream (no.2), Cool Haus (below) and Gold Coast Ice Cream Truck Co (last picture).