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Komodo Dragon

May 9th, 2013 by Gemma | Comments Off on Komodo Dragon

A cake with a komodo dragon on it? We can do that! This is a quarter sheet butter cake with our dairy free frosting. We made the komodo dragon out of fondant.

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Creole Cream Cheese

Jan 28th, 2013 by Michael | Comments Off on Creole Cream Cheese

We’re no strangers to the slow food movement, we adore taking the time to make things ourselves. We’re also big fans of keeping our respective food cultures alive and kicking, and spreading the joy to anyone who can’t get out of the way fast enough. *grins* I recently undertook the task of discovering how to […]

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Moon Cake

Dec 13th, 2011 by Gemma | Comments Off on Moon Cake

Our good friends at the Austin Astronomical Society once more got their holiday party cake from us. It’s such a pleasure to get repeat customers like this, although it does mean we have to constantly strive to top last year’s cake! As before, they had a butter cake with our English buttercream, a nice simple […]

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Chicken And Sausage Gumbo

Feb 21st, 2011 by Michael | 1

Being a native of Southern Louisiana, naturally I have several staple recipes from that region that I cook semi-regularly, learned at my mother’s knee — one being chicken and sausage gumbo.  And much to my mother’s dismay, I’m going to give that recipe up at the end of this post.  *grins* A gumbo is a […]

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Mocha Java Marshmallows

Feb 16th, 2011 by Michael | 1

Marshmallows don’t usually generate a lot of fuss.  They’re typically something most folks buy by the cheap bagful at the mega-mart, and never think twice about.  To these folks I say this: if you’ve never had a fresh, handmade marshmallow, you’ve never given your inner child a hug. The texture is tremendously better, the flavors […]

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Ginger Brew Soda

Nov 22nd, 2010 by Michael | Comments Off on Ginger Brew Soda

Last week, I talked about the relative ease, enjoyment, and benefits of making your own sodas.  I also shared the process of making a dandelion and burdock soda (a relative stranger to these shores, but an old friend to the English), a combination of many ingredients that yields a delicious, mildly sarsaparilla flavor with citrus-y […]

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Dandelion & Burdock Soda

Nov 15th, 2010 by Michael | 1

As I’ve stated in the past, we at Curious Confections are “makers”.  We like creating many of the things we enjoy, using our own two hands, and possibly learning new things along the way.  It’s not always the quickest or simplest route, but more often than not the quality of our labors takes us by […]

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Jiggler Shots

Nov 10th, 2010 by Michael | Comments Off on Jiggler Shots

Jell-O shots — not just for Halloween, but typically part of our adult libations for the party every year — used to be a staple of college parties for decades, trays of little paper or plastic cups filled with candy-colored jewels of gelatin passed around the room.  To be honest, they still are a college […]

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MeatHeads and ShrimpBrains

Nov 8th, 2010 by Michael | Comments Off on MeatHeads and ShrimpBrains

With a title like that you’d think I was shouting at people in traffic, but no, I’m just continuing with showing off some of our Halloween creations… a little after the fact.  *grins* First up is a deliciously disturbing creation called a MeatHead, where sliced meats of your choice can be presented in a suitably […]

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