Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Xtra-tufs Are a Win Win!

This was my second year participating in the RBCA Annual Beer and Wine Tasting Event.  Everyone gets a little sample size glass to take home with them.  For those that don't drink, there are options as well.  It is a fun event and a great excuse to get out of the house in November.  In conjunction with the tasting, there is a Alaskan Chef Off and Dessert Challenge. The theme is always Alaskan ingredients. Last year I brought a little funk to the event with my root veggie macarons. This year I made these fun Xtra-tuf cake pops.  In additon to the total Alaskan Xtra-Tuf theme, they were made with my chocolate stout cake recipe.  The stout being Alaskan Brewing Company Stout.  How's that for an Alaskan ingredient?

They were a hit with both the crowd and the judges.  I took home first place in the dessert category.  Congrats to Kevin Lane and his team at the Alaska Culinary Academy for winning the chef off appetizer portion.  Yay for Seward talent! Seward locals took home both wins this year!

I have made these little bites a couple of times before.  Due to their popularity, I have decided to give them a try on my Etsy shop. My cake pops are always made from scratch cake. The cake is dense and moist and as close to fudge as cake can get. Since our from scratch cake is so moist, there is no need for cloyingly sweet frosting. Our Xtra-Tuf truffles on a stick are so delectable that people that have sworn off super sweet cake pops are pleasantly surprised and come back for more.

In addition to the xtra-tuf design, I also make holiday truffles (hint hint) and wedding bride and groom ones too

Congrats to all the participants. We had a great time and look forward to next year's event.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Making it legal!

We're back!

In case any of you noticed that my Etsy store and Facebook fan page seemed to suddenly get quit, here is why :)

My partner and I decided to make it legal and throw together a last minute wedding.  Pure crazy!  I finished a couple of scheduled orders and then promptly shut down shop so that we could focus on wedding stuff and take a little us time after the wedding.

We had an outdoor ceremony.  Outdoor wedding, October, and in Seward, Alaska.... yup insert more craziness here! Here we are headed out for a few rainy photos after our ceremony under the trees.

Chubby cheeks!  My beautiful mom and me back at the house for the reception. Xtratufs were definitely required that day.  I am showing off my cozy slugs that ordered just for the wedding, love those things.

Our unfinished addition was the perfect place to party!

We had planned for everything to be as stress free as it could be.  Word got out that I had opted to not make my own cake.  We were calling it an "anti-cake xtratuf" wedding.  Our fabulous friends just couldn't have that. A group of them worked hard to surprise us with 4 awesome homemade cakes. Never-mind that I look ready to salsa in this pic.

Better hold on tight.  I have a knife!

Celebrating with a kiss :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New Studio!

Yay!  It is finally done, well mostly anyway.  There are a few little tweaks and additions I need to make but nothing that will prevent me working in the new studio.

If you haven't figured out from my cakes... I'm not afraid of color :)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Bridal Show Cake Pops!

I had the pleasure of being given an opportunity by One Shot Photo to share some of their booth space at a bridal show in Homer.  Best of all, they schlepped it all down for me. 

After going through what seemed as an endless supply of ideas, I settled on these cake pops. They are the perfect sample size, travel well, and come with their own table service... the stick :)

Here they are all ready to travel the long drive to Homer.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Alaska "peeps"!

The "peeps" are starting to arrive at my store. Some of you may remember these little guys. I thought they were to fun to keep to myself so I added them as my first Easter related item.  Easter related might be a little bit of a stretch but they insisted and I am not one to get in the way of a bear, moose, or orca :)

For those wanting something a little closer related, stay tuned.  I will be rolling out more traditional Easter related cookies, marshmallows, and peeps.

As always, be sure to follow me on Facebook and Twitter for the most up to date product info and specials.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Vegan Chocolate Caramels

These little guys are so rich and full of vegan chocolate goodness. I bet you can't stop at just one!

My rich Vegan Chocolate Caramels have been added to my Etsy store. Stay tuned as I will be expanding my non dairy & vegan chocolate selection.  For those that prefer the non vegan variety, I will be expanding those as well :)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

More Valentine's Day Cookies

Here is the rest of my Valentine's Day cookies on sale at my Etsy shop.

Love Cookies. These are close to 4 inches wide and come in a set of 4.

Pretty heart cookies with dainty flowers.

These darling little cookies are full of Valentine's Day cheer but without a heart shape in sight.

And even an Anti-Valentine Cookie!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Valentine's Cookies!

Its starting to look a lot like Valentine's Day in my shop!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Valentines Marshmallows are here!

They're light, fluffy, and melt in your mouth and available at my AlaskanDermish Etsy Store.  More Valentines Day items to come soon.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

We're on Etsy now!

Howdy folks!

We have expanded our cake business to include edibles that can be shipped.  Our new online store is located here. There is a widget on my blog showing my current Etsy items at all times as well.

Here is a taste of some of our items:

Caramels - IPA, Guinnessplain salted, and Vegan.

Cookies - Organic and Vegan. Valentines cookies will be available after this weekend :)

Custom Cake Toppers Too!

So to all those followers that aren't in Seward, there is no excuse now!  And to those in Seward, pass this on to your friends!