Circo's Pastry Shop BlogAwesome Sweets for Oscar Night
by mark anthony at 2014-02-26 16:16:00
Custom shaped cookies
One of the easiest treats for your friends at your party is the cookie. People love cookies and they are so simple to make. You could buy frozen cookie dough but they are so easy to make that you might as well. Custom shaped cookies made out of chocolate cookie dough and shaped like the Oscars are bound to be a hit. Create simple, conventional cookie dough with extra chocolate, peanut butter and chocolate chips and use Oscar shaped molds that you can buy from many online stores.
You can even make simple sugar cookies using flour, butter, sugar, eggs and almond extract to make the same Oscar custom shaped cookies with chocolate accents. Create small disks and insert the cookies in them so that they stand upright.
Other sweet treats
Another simple sweet treat for the Oscar night is rocky road popcorn. All you have to do is pop the corn as per the instructions on the packet. In a bowl, pour in some chocolate chips and marshmallows and add the hot popcorn and add microwave this mix for another one minute. Or you can just buy some pretzels and cover them in dark or milk chocolate for a sweet and salty treat.
Spring Wedding Cakes Ideas
by mark anthony at 2014-02-19 15:37:00
Spring is perhaps the most beautiful season to say “I do”. Nature is at it's peak of beauty and everything around you is blooming, making it the perfect time for a wedding. Adding a custom wedding cake for your Brooklyn wedding during this period could be the cherry on top for your celebrations. Here are some of the best spring wedding cake ideas
The best way to have a custom wedding cake for your spring wedding in Brooklyn wedding is to incorporate the taste of spring by adding plenty of berries and fruits in the cake instead of cream and butter fillings.
Spring is a colorful season and incorporating this into your custom wedding cake is something that can add a touch of glow to your Brooklyn wedding. Go bold with your palette and do not be afraid to add colors like orange, green and yellow in the decoration of your cake.
Spring is a season of blooming flowers. You can incorporate this into your wedding cake too. You could go innovative by matching your wedding bouquet and the cake decorations. All you need to do is get your baker in touch with your florist and see the professionals work magic with a custom wedding cake.
You can also go ahead and include some special add-ons such as honeybees, butterflies and other interesting elements made out of sugar or chocolate to add the extra delicate touch to your custom wedding cake.
Valentine’s Day Treats
by mark anthony at 2014-02-12 12:50:00
Chocolate covered strawberries make for an excellent option
Chocolate covered strawberries are the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day. Regardless of how long you may have known your partner, a gift like this always impresses and does not offend. If the recipient follows a diabetic or low fat diet, sugar-free chocolate can be used to cover the strawberries. The chocolate coating can be decorated with custom designs or wordings. You can choose from a host of options when deciding which kind of chocolate to use, whether it is milk chocolate, white chocolate, or dark chocolate. You can even combine chocolates to form layers and swirls on the berry’s solid covering. The choices of interesting Valentine’s gifts are truly endless in Brooklyn.
A gift of class
Chocolates and strawberries are two gifts that indicate love. When combined, they become a truly exceptional gift that can be shared or hoarded. They can be made easily at home, but if you prepare chocolate covered strawberries at home, make sure that they are delivered within two days tops. The decadent treat can be sent to any place you like, thanks to online merchants. Chocolate covered strawberries depict appreciation and gratitude, making it one of the best possible options for Valentine’s Day.
Making chocolate covered strawberries at home?
Chocolate covered strawberries can last for a week. They must be placed in containers that are covered with paper towels. If you’re making them at home, use fresh and large strawberries and quality chocolate to make your loved one feel special. A classy Valentine’s Day gift idea couldn’t get any better!
Creating a Winter Themed Cake
by mark anthony at 2014-01-20 11:29:00
There is nothing better than celebrating the cold winter with a variety of winter themed cake Brooklyn custom cakes. You may wonder what exactly you may be able to include for winter themed custom cakes. This could be due to the fact that most people often associate white to be the only shade that can be used to depict winter. You could also use icy blue, gold, silver, earthy browns, burgundy, dark blue and many other variations depending on the occasion. Using these combinations in the base as well as accents can give your cake an outstanding wintery look. Here are some easy tips for your winter themed custom cakes.
The best way to depict winter through your cake would be by simply using elements of nature in it. Use your creativity to incorporate pinecones, twigs and birds moderately spread through your cake. You can also use chocolate dust to represent the earth Twigs on the side of the cake will give a much required rustic accent to the cake.
Another element you can use for your custom cakes would be snow and snowflakes. Snowflakes can be used to give similar accents as you do with flowers. Make your snowflakes as lacy as possible. You can also go a step ahead and use crystal sugar and edible glitter to create icy daggers to perfect a winter wonderland look. Other than this, you can also use winter themed flowers such as evergreen, holly, pines and so on.
Start Your Own High Tea Party with Circos Pastries
by mark anthony at 2014-01-15 08:10:00
Hosting a High Tea Party with the Perfect Pastries
The English tradition of high tea party or afternoon tea party is a great way to host your baby shower, bridal shower, girl’s get-together, or Mother’s Day celebrations. It is the latest trend in celebrating any occasion and it is also affordable. You can even make the weekend afternoons with your significant other more fun by making a high tea menu. There is a wide range of options when it comes to the pastry and cookie menu for an afternoon tea party.
Choosing a menu for an afternoon tea party in Brooklyn
A high tea party can be fun to organize and host without spending hundreds of dollars; just make sure you get some of the details right. Afternoon tea is taken between 3pm and 5pm, and it consists of a light meal and some tea, so you need to get the timing right on your invitation cards and e-cards. When hosting a high tea party, you get to use all your fancy China and unique plates that you rarely have the chance to use. Keep the colors simple and coordinated to add more style to your table.
For fresh baked pastries and cookies, Circos Pastries in Brooklyn offers a wide variety of delicious treats that are suitable for an afternoon tea party. Here are some menu ideas for a fun and memorable high tea party:
Tea, served with sugar and cream according to the liking of your guests.
You can minimize the menu list by choosing your favorite types of fresh baked pastries to serve to your guests. Circos Pastries serves all these delicious pastry items, so make sure you check out the other choices available. You can also get them to deliver the goodies, so that you get more time to organize everything else for your high tea party.