Cupcake Palette Helps You Find Your Inner Picasso


I was pretty excited when I saw this photo of iced cupcakes on a palette and the paintbrush with long, thick bristles. At first, I assumed that it was an ad featuring a tool I could buy for artistically challenged people like me. You know, the sort of artistically inept unfortunates who make cupcakes that come out of the oven looking like boils, which you then try to cover up by slathering icing in an uneven hotmess. But the reality is that All You provided a tutorial on how to make an edible paintbrush made of a bread stick, Fruit by the Foot and Tootsie Rolls. No reason to be disappointed here.

Sounds like the perfect activity to share with Kindergartners and a clever usage for the plethora of gathered Halloween candy. All it requires is that you microwave Tootsie Rolls, lay the softened slab on a cutting board, roll it out and slice it into fringes, leaving a solid piece holding the slithers together, then tape it onto a bread stick using Fruit by the Foot. This recipe is from the book What’s New, Cupcake? By Karen Tack and Alan Richardson in which they write, “What’s your favorite canvas? Cupcakes, of course!” I can’t guarantee that any one will ever ask you that question, but I can guarantee that you already know the answer.

Via Incredible Things


Nutella Tootsie Rolls, Because Something So Good Should Also Be Chewy

What’s better than a Tootsie Roll? A Tootsie Roll that taste more like Nutella than whatever substance a Tootsie Roll is made from. That’s what one bearded foodie took into consideration when designing candy party favors for a friend’s wedding. The result? Homemade Nutella Tootsie Rolls.

The recipe involves vanilla, powdered sugar, milk powder, cocoa, butter, and of course, Nutella. The rest of the process involves a heavy mixing process, drying, and a bunch of free hands to twist these bad boys into shape.

Full recipe is available on our bearded friend’s website, The Food in My Beard.



What Halloween Candy Is Saying About Your Personality [INFOGRAPHIC]

It’s Halloween time, and whether you know it or not, the type of candy you hand out to trick-or-treaters might be defining you as an individual. While the following infographic is one group‘s take on the matter, it does lead into an interesting discussion on candy nostalgia and what current Halloween treats say about your personality.

Do you give out toothbrushes? Maybe you’re a Fun Dip type of person. You better figure it out, because one means you’re sweet deep down, and the other might allude you’re harboring some dark secrets.

In what candy category do you fall?