Start off the New Year with new choices in Desserts

It can be hard to be a cupcake dessert company in the month of January. There are people making new years resolutions and budget resolutions, but did you know that Candiland Dessert Company can help you with some of your new diet restrictions?

Vanilla Cupcakes


There are now options for your desserts. You can choose from traditional or Gluten free or Vegan. You don’t have to give up great taste because you want to cut out dairy or gluten from your diet.

Next time you want to send a gift to someone for their birthday, or to the office that you want to thank, thing about Candiland Dessert Company. We can deliver that gift for you with just a phone call.  Make sure you follow us on twitter, facebook and instagram to see about new cupcake flavors and daily deals.

New Addition To The Menu

Vanilla or Chocolate Cupcakes

We are pleased to announce our newest cupcake special for birthday parties. We are now offering 2 Dozen cupcakes in either Vanilla or Chocolate with either Vanilla or Chocolate Frosting  plus sprinkles for a discounted price of $36.00 delivered. That’s a savings of $20.00. Wow.

All cupcakes will be alike in a box with ribbon. Chocolate or Vanilla only. These are great for children’s birthdays, or when you want it handmade but are on a budget.

Make sure you check out our facebook page or twitter page to get all the latest updates.

4th of July cupcakes

This year is half over, can you believe it. But the heat is on and it’s 111 today. Even though most fireworks are illegal, there is one city selling them and they are on every corner. So we turned the ovens off today and will celebrate with the rest of America and thank God for our country. We will also be eating cupcakes. If you didn’t order yours yet, you can still order them over the next 4 days for any parties you may be going to.

Here is a look at some of the ones we did.The first plate is Tye Dyed red, white and blue, with a white icing, and chocolate stars. The 2nd plate is Red Velvet with a blue icing and red heart, for our love for America and you the recipient. We also do a baked cheesecake in a jar and add blueberries and strawberries. Delish.


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New Web Design completed on Easter

I am so excited to share my updated site with you. Even though I loved my old site, the designer quit and I was left with some things I couldn’t change myself on the site. But thankfully Jacqui from Wacky Jacquis designs came to my rescue.

She knew exactly what I wanted and was so easy to work with. She is very creative and quick which was a blessing. She also designed my new cards. I am updating everything on the site and business too. I am hoping by this summer I will have several things in place that I have been working on.

In the meantime, here are a few Easter order pictures including some Peeps. I have been a little slow updating my blog, but I will be doing so more often.


Easter Cake and Cupcakes


Some of my cupcakes are on my Palm Springs Cupcakes website. I will soon have these combined onto one site, but you can also visit that site. You can place orders through either site or by calling 855-222-4330. Most orders can be filled within 48 hours. All orders are baked upon order so that are fresh and delicious. Thank you for reading this post and I wish you a Very Happy Easter.  You can see more desserts on Twitter and Facebook.

Traditional Buttercream Frosting

There are many different recipes for buttercream frosting. I love frosting and could eat it straight out of the bowl. I especially like it on cupcakes and cakes, even cookies. We use a lot of swiss buttercream here at Candiland, but I wanted to share the traditional recipe made from butter and confectioners sugar.


Candiland Dessert Buttercream

Recipe include:

2 sticks of room temperature unsalted butter

5 cups of sifted confectioners sugar

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste

1/4 cup of milk or heavy cream

1/4 ts salt



Place the 2 sticks of room temperature butter in a mixing bowl or stand mixer

Beat with paddle attachment until creamy.

Add vanilla, (or any flavoring)

Start adding sifted confectioners sugar a little at a time.

Add salt

Continue to alternate cream with sugar.  Using cream verse milk will make it lighter and fluffier as its whipped


This should yield 18 cupcakes or frost an 6 – 8″ cake.

Buttercream pictures for Candiland Dessert co.

Mothers Day Tea

I know this is really late, but I wanted to share some of the things we did at our Mothers Day Tea in Palm Springs. Along with over 200 women and children, Desert Chapel creates two teas a year. One for Christmas and one for Mothers Day. Each table is decorated differently depending on the theme. This year it was a French Bistro. My friend Cindy decorated the table and I made the party favors. Below is also a picture of my daughter and myself at our very own bistro table that was used as a prop.

Cindy and Candi at Tea


Mother Daughter TeaCupcake party favor boxes

Strawberry Vanilla Bean Cupcake


The evening ended up with wonderful food including our vanilla bean cupcakes filled with strawberry and buttercream along with a cute presentation put on by Desert Chapel.

I hope you had a wonderful Mothers Day and next week is graduations. We will have some fun cupcakes for your grad.





Cupcake Tasting in Palm Springs has a successful turnout.

On Saturday, April 14th, we did a wine and cupcake pairing at Desert Wines and Spirits.  Desert Wines does a weekly tasting and chooses 6 different wines based on the theme or supplier that they are focusing on. Yesterday we had three wines that went with our vanilla bean and strawberry cupcake and three that went with our espresso cupcake.


Costa,  from Desert Wines and Spirits had 6 wines on hand to taste that evening.

2008 Vinehill Winery Chardonnay, Clements Ridge Vineyard.

2009 Opolo Vineyards Viognier, Central Coast.

Grandial Rose’ Sparkline Wine, Languedoc, France

2010 Jean Orliac Le Loup dans la Bergerie, Vin de Pays, France

2008 Mankas Hills Vyds Cabernet Sauvignon, Contado Mankas, Suisun Val

2009 Opolo Vineyards Mountain Zinfandel, Paso Robles

All of these wines can be purchased at Desert Wines & Spirits. You can get on Costa’s email list to be updated on each tasting and what will be served. I hope to see you at our  next tasting at Savory Spice shop on El Paseo on May 3rd.

Cupcake Tasting at Desert Wines and Spirits

Today we are hosting a cupcake tasting along with Desert Wines and Spirits wine tasting. The event takes place at 611 S. Palm Canyon today at 4:00pm. The cost is $10 and that includes 6 wine tasting samples plus our fabulous Vanilla Bean cupcakes with strawberry frosting and our Cappuccino cupcakes. Your price includes $5 off any bottle of wine you purchase today. We are also offering on any orders placed today for cupcakes at the event you will receive 20% off.

You can read more about this on our facebook page.  We hope to make this a monthly event and hope to see you there.

Our next tasting and sampling for desserts will be May 3rd, stay connected to get the details.

Cupcake sampling at Miramonte Resort

I am uploading my pictures from our Cupcake Sampling at the Miramonte Resort while watching the Oscars. I haven’t watched them in years, but I put it on my calendar and of course I am multi tasking and getting some work done. Last week I showed you some pictures leading up to this event.

Last Thursday, I had the privilege of bringing some of my samples to the Professional Business Alliance’s 2nd annual business expo. There were over 25 vendors that are members of the organization and 4 additional vendors they invited in, including, Olive A Sudden, Savory Spice Company, Brandini Toffee and Candiland Dessert Company .   It was a 4 hour event and they had over 200 people come through the doors.

Dessert Tasting

Cupcake desserts

Cupcake Display Stand

My exhibit had Gluten Free Raspberry cupcakes and Red Velvet cupcakes along with Red Velvet cheesecake brownies.  Then I had some additional treats for display.  I really enjoyed meeting the members of this group and thank Margaret Hines for inviting me.

They offered hors d’oeuvres and beverages to the invitation only event. To get more information on this networking group go to Professional Business Alliance

Do you have a favorite dessert? Remember to follow along for more information on this page.


Cupcake tasting in Palm Springs

Getting back to our original plan, we are no longer in Yucca Valley. I am back to delivering in the Palm Springs area. If you need any desserts for your event, or occasion,  just give me a call. I am really happy to be following what my original dream was.

Here are some photos from this weeks events, and if you’re in the area, we will be doing a tasting at the Professional Business Alliance at the Miramonte Resort in Indian Wells on Thursday, February 23 from 3 – 7 pm. Featuring local business and networking. We are expecting over 400 people.

Red Velvet Cupcakes for Hannah’s 14 Birthday

Valentines Cupcakes for Meet up Group

Key Lime & Mocha Cupcakes

Key Lime and Mocha Cupcakes for Superbowl

As I move into my new commercial kitchen, I am excited about the opportunities around me. I hope you will be there on Thursday or leave a comment below. I will be posting more recipes and events soon.