Dessert Recipes News

News: Whale Tail Cookies for Your Sweet Valentine

The blood-soaked anatomical heart cake too Hannibal Lecter for you? Then take your basic heart-shaped cookie from G to PG-13. It's brilliantly simple. Flip a your cookie upside down, fill in some frosting, add a line of piping, and you've got edible whale tail, just in time for Valentine's Day.

RECIPE: Pumpkin Pie Made with Vodka

Pumpkin pie is one of my favorite desserts and of great mystery to me. I've made it with fresh pumpkin and homemade crust. I've made it with canned pumpkin and frozen crust. They came out nearly identical. Yet I've had fluffy, perfect to-die-for pumpkin pie at Los Angeles' widely popular Urth Cafe (which I haven't been able to replicate at home). What's the secret recipe to truly out of the box pumpkin pie?

News: Yes, There is Such a Thing as Deep-Fried Butter

There are endless deep-fried recipes for disaster (re: heart attack), but this one takes the cake. Abel Gonzales Jr., the inventor of fried Coke and fried cookie dough, presents deep-fried butter, which tastes like a “a mix between a biscuit or a croissant that is just stuffed to the gills with butter on the inside.” Gonzales' creation took top prize at last year's Texas State Fair.

News: DIY Pop Tart on a Stick

Pie on a stick has been good to us, so why not Pop Tarts? (Admit it, Pop Tarts are good- and these are more like yummy pastries without preservatives.) As a tribute to Bakerella, Brooke of Family Kitchen has created a recipe for the latest addition to the lollipop dessert craze.

News: Yay or Nay? The PBJ-Cream Sandwich Cone

PB&J: good. Ice-cream cones: good. Combination of the two: Good? ...Or not so good? Behold the PB&J-cream cone. Grathio Labs posts instructions for making the following curious treat: "Toasted bread cone lined with peanut butter, filled with the ice cream equivalent of strawberry jelly. "

News: Über Icky Japanese Gummi Insects

Yuck. The...uh, number two...colored gummi dung beetle leaning against the Japanese cream puff pictured below is just NOT appetizing. Interested in getting grossed out gummi-style? GummiX offers a do-it-yourself kit for making beetles, pillbugs and crayfish.

News: DIY Pie in a Jar

Luxirare brought you the delectable pie lollipop, AKA DIY Pie on a Stick. Now cooking blog Our Best Bites posts a tutorial on baking your own pie in a jar. Equally portable and delicious. Yum.

News: Baked Brain Cupcakes

Another science-geeky treat from Not So Humble Pie (the creator of yummy cookie lab rats, chocolate atoms and gingerbread scientists). This time our creative bakers/cake decorators bring us ganache filled brain cupcakes. Click through to learn how to make them.

News: DIY Pie on a Stick

Pie lollipops. The perfect snack. Forget settling on one slice, with the pie pop you can sample multiple flavors. Luxirare posted a beautifully photographed (somewhat) tutorial on how to make your own. Premade fillings, jarred like jam, enable you to make a wide variety in one batch. Check out the amazing photographs below; click through to Luxirare a few DIY text tips.

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