December Cupcake Decorating Classes

We are happy to announce our first Cupcake Decorating class starting this Saturday, December 3rd from 11:00am to 1:30pm.

Our first class will focus on The White Christmas theme. We ask you to bake a dozen jumbo cupcakes and bring 6 to the first class and freeze the other 6 for the 2nd class. We will be teaching how to make butter-cream to decorate the cupcakes as well as flavoring techniques.

Our 2nd class will be December 17th, where our theme will be Ringing in the New Year. The cost is $22.50 for both classes and $12.00 for one. There is also a small fee for supplies.

Call 855-222-4330 for details or visit our facebook page for up to date details. The address is 57205 29 Palms Highway in Yucca Valley. We look forward to seeing you.

New location for Candiland Dessert Company

I am so excited to be opening space inside Candy Cravings, in Yucca Valley. Now you can come into the store or still have your desserts delivered to you. In the next two weeks I should be moved in and having desserts on display. I will be adding to our menu as time allows. I will be keeping you updated on our facebook  page of hours and desserts available daily. Candy Cravings is located at 57205 A 29 Palms Highway in Yucca Valley. Inside the store is an array of cute candy bouquets, bulk candy and Dreyers Ice Cream. They also have cotton candy and snow cones available on certain days. There is also a party room for children’s birthdays and cupcake decorating classes. Stay tuned as I will soon be announcing a gingerbread house decorating class.

So make sure you call to place your order for traditional and gluten free cupcakes, cheesecakes, scones and pies at 855-222-4330.  I look forward to seeing you soon.

Gluten-Free Flours and Starches

Do you get confused when you see all the different flours and starches to choose from when you decide to go gluten-free?  When I first started doing recipe development, there were so many products and I was confused. During culinary school, we did not touch  much on the subject of celiac disease. I started to do research when some of my friends had children with autism and they were working with special diets for them. I was also working with a heath and wellness company and they were advising to give up gluten. Then I learned about several types of flours I thought I could use and started testing them. I now use a blend of several flours to get the texture that I want.

Bobs Red Mill Catalog

Some gluten-free flours are more protein and some are more starch which affects insulin. So choose wisely. It is a whole different world using gluten-free flours than your typical all purpose flour that most people bake with.  People that have celiac disease or have a gluten intolerance tend to have many different flours in their pantry to prepare different foods.

Even different manufacturers can produce different results for the same type of flour. So I suggest trying different ones until you find the producer you like.

Where do  you purchase these flours? The least expensive place to find gluten-free flours are online. The above picture is from Bob’s Red Mill. They are one of many different companies that carry gluten-free products. You can also find a small variety in health food stores.

You can find some tips on baking with gluten-free flours here.

I hope you will sign up for our updates in the box above and also like us on facebook. I will be sharing a new gluten- free recipe next week.

Gluten free desserts ready to deliver

I am so excited. I have been waiting for my designer Jessica,  from The Frilly Coconut to finalize my site and I am so happy to say it’s here.

Jessica has been so easy to work with and when you meet someone online and put your faith in them, you hope they give you all they have.  And she did.  After I decided to work with her, I was looking up styles of sites that I liked and almost everyone I chose, I noticed, oh Jessica did that one too.

Candiland Dessert Company has just went through a branding and name change and even a product change. We now prepare most of our desserts free of gluten and refined sugar. Including some that are dairy free. Including, Cupcakes, scones, cakes and mini cheesecakes and more. Not only do we create and bake from scratch our products for your special occasion, but we also do weddings, baby showers and dessert bars for your home or office.  Here is our menu.

Wedding Cupcakes

Living in Palm Springs, you will find a lot of the population has dietary and/or  lifestyle restrictions. We are now able to give our clients their favorite desserts,  using the best ingredients along with delivery service to them for their special occasions.

We work out of a commercial kitchen but do not have a retail space. This way we can focus on recipe development and giving our clients want they desire. At this time we only deliver our delectable s locally, but our Etsy site will soon have items that can be shipped.

Our blog will focus on nutrition, recipes and entertaining with food. We will have some wonderful guest nutritionists sharing with us in the near future.

There are a few more things to finish on our site, so please be patient. I hope you will come back and visit, and let us know what you would like to see in the future. Or just leave a comment to say you found us and where you are from.



Welcome to Candiland Dessert Company!

We are so glad that you have stopped by!

You caught us in the process of finalizing all the little details of our new website.  Please feel free to browse around and find the information that you’re looking for.  If you run into a few “under maintenance” messages that’s just because we’re currently working diligently to iron things out.

Again, thank you for visiting, as we’re are absolutely thrilled that you’re here!

Be sure and check back with us soon…