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.

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

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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.