Delectably Creative Treats

Posts made in October, 2014

EXCUSE ME?! Cookie Butter Glazed Pumpkin Cake?

EXCUSE ME?! Cookie Butter Glazed Pumpkin Cake?

on Oct 28, 2014 |

    In the midst of my Las Vegas World Food Championship preparations, I took a little time to whip Gabby up a batch of Pumpkin Bundlettes. I just adore these sophisticated, yet perfectly portioned molds. I found my 4 inch bundlette pans on amazon. Now, they are a pretty penny, but I have NO complaints otherwise. These simply delicious cakes are scrumptious naked but for me, I wanted to jazz them up with a bit of my obsession…Cookie Butter. I call it Cookie Butter, but it is actually Biscoff’s Cookie Spread. Yup, still eating it by the spoonful! There was a whirlwind of excitement this past weekend. We celebrated with our grand prize winning from Ghirardelli Chocolate Company and had our Ultimate S’mores Contest at the Hard Rock Orlando Resort. I also received my Harley Davidson on Sunday that I had won from Frank’s Red Hot. My family is literally hung-over with giggles. In honor of the big weekend, I took a break from my Las Vegas creations and made something I couldn’t say “no” to, Cookie Butter Glazed Pumpkin Cake. It isn’t heavy or overly sweet, just a perfectly smooth and spicy spice cake. Fall is incredible here in Orlando. My girls usually sweat in their Halloween costumes and the pumpkins rot a lot faster! I embrace everything squash, pumpkin, brown, and orange. It is seriously, my favorite time of year!             Every time I see this photo of the littles, I am just amazed at how much they have grown, especially the baby! Boohoo, boohoo…Ok, enough.   Let’s start baking…             Cookie Butter Glazed Pumpkin Cake Yields: about 4 1/2 cups of batter – 34+ standard cupcake size       Ingredients: 1 cup vegetable oil 4 eggs, room temp. 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup brown sugar, packed 1/2 cup instant Jello pumpkin spice pudding (or if you have Jello’s instant vanilla pudding mix) 1 cup canned 100% pumpkin, not pumpkin pie mix! 2 tsp pure vanilla extract 2 tbsp cinnamon 1/2 tbsp nutmeg 2 cups all purpose flour 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 jar of Biscoff Cookie...

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Help Me Become Truvia Sugar’s First Ever Baking Star!!!!!!

Help Me Become Truvia Sugar’s First Ever Baking Star!!!!!!

on Oct 22, 2014 |

        So yeh, you’re probably thinking, “where has she been?”. “Where are some new recipe blogs?”. Well, let me just apologize and simple explain by saying it has been more chaotic than normal in the Evans’ household. I have been extremely busy perfecting secret recipes to use for in Las Vegas for the World Food Championships this November. Wow, talk about stressful! So confusing on what types of goodies to create and questioning whether or not the judges will swoon. I mean, I don’t even know who the dessert judges will be, so I can’t even do a little research to see what their palates favor. Frantic, dramatic, and sugar overloaded is my household these days. Besides preparing almost daily for the WFC, I have been “contesting” like a mad mama. And I have found out that I have a talent for them! Now, the contests I have been entering are not just luck of the draw…they are creative outlets for my mommy brain. My new found addiction, besides cookie butter, ranges anywhere from social media videos, prints, to recipe submissions. I have recently been named the Entenmann’s Donut photo Grand prize winner, $365 in Entenmann’s coupons (a years supply).     A runner up in Welch’s Fruit Snacks Lunchbox Notes. This is where Gracie and I designed a fun lunchbox note together and took a cute photo of it.     I also received a 5th place award from Lawry’s Marinades for a print I submitted for Happy Chaos moments during dinner!     These are just a few of my wins and now I feel I have appropriately explained my disappearance!   There is one more point to this blog post before I continue editing some drafted recipe posts…I am a top 10 finalist to be Truvia’s Sugars First Baking Star! Yup, it’s amazing. I am extremely excited about this opportunity and can only hope I will receive enough votes to fly to New York on November 19th (yes, the day after WFC) and compete against 3 other bakers for a grand prize of a professional video shoot for my recipe! How FREAKING cool is that? I have really enjoyed venturing into the video...

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Woohoo! Another Win For The Record Books!

Woohoo! Another Win For The Record Books!

on Oct 1, 2014 |

      Ya see what Ethel from Frank’s Red Hot is riding on? Well, it’s mine!!! SQUEEE! That’s right, I am the grand prize winner for a Frank’s Red Hot motorcycle!!! I can’t believe it. I am new to contesting, but not new to photography, art, and baking. But I am seriously blown away that within 30 days, I have bagged 2 grand prizes and a ticket to the World Food Championship in Las Vegas this year. Wow, takes away my breath. My photo submissions through Instagram were chosen as finalists in August and one of them was the grand prize winner! Crazy. Best part is, whether it be coincidence or destiny, I have been learning to ride my husband’s ridiculously fast, track motorcycle. Granted, I haven’t been outside of the parking lot, it is a lot of fun. My family was super duper excited that we will be receiving the motorcycle in a few weeks. The only problem is how am I going to rig 4 carseats on this thing? Here are some of my entry shots. The last shot of the card game is the one that brought home my 2 wheel prize.                                                    ...

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