Buy Cakes on a Budget

1. Price calculation

The price of the cake will depend upon the design of the cake. The price is figured out based on the quantity of the cake and the materials used. Aside from this, it will include the cost of decorating the cake. So, if you want to save a few bucks, make sure you opt for a simple design.

2. Value vs. Price

It is an art to decorate a cake and you will pay for this art. So, if you find a low-priced cake, know that it may not be well decorated or the cake is made from cheap ingredients. So, if you can compromise on the decoration aspect of the cake, you can get a good cake without spending an arm and a leg.

3. The trick

For a cake that tastes good and is iced well, we suggest that you go to a reputable cake maker. Once you got the cake, you can get a florist decorate it with fresh flowers. It’s a good idea to prefer height over detail. The height of the cake will make it more noticeable.

4. Cake as dessert

You should divide the cost of the cake by the number of guests. This will help you save a lot of money on dessert and you will have a great event.

5. Taste vs Price

It’s not a good idea to compromise on the flavor of the cake for a few bucks. As a matter of fact, tasting cakes depend upon the quality of ingredients. Moreover, cheap cakes are usually made from a cheap pre-mixed in order to cut down on the cost. So, make sure you consider the taste of the cake as well.

Chocolate Dessert Recipes

Chocolate Cream Cups

This one is fun and easy to do. You are going to need:

2 packages pistachio pudding mix.


2 cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels.

12 shortcake cups.

12 strawberries,capped and cut in half.

whipped cream.

The first step in this recipe is preparing your shortcake cups. Melt the chocolate in your double boiler. Dip each shortcake cup into the chocolate to coat the top 2/3 of each cup with chocolate.

– Place each cake cup on a saucer for individual service.

– Place the cake cups in the fridge until completely cooled.

Mix the pudding and fold in 2 cups whipped cream. Pipe the pudding mix into each cake cup and chill at least 1 hour prior to service. Garnish with whipped topping and strawberry halves. Easy, delicious and fun, dessert the way it should be.

Pot de Creme

Now for something different we add a taste of the old world with delicious pot de creme! In a double boiler melt 2/3 cup dark chocolate.

For the custard we are going to make a simple creme anglaise (pudding).

1 cup heavy cream.

2 teaspoons vanilla extract.

4 egg yolks.

1/3 cup white sugar.

1 tsp powdered espresso coffee.

1. In a small, heavy saucepan, heat cream and vanilla until bubbles form at edges.

2. While cream is heating, whisk together egg yolks and sugar until smooth. Slowly pour 1/2 cup of hot milk mixture into egg yolks, whisking constantly. Gradually add “egg yolk” mixture back to remaining “milk” mixture and whisking constantly. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture coats the back of a spoon. Remove from heat and stir espresso into mixture.

Cotton Candy

1. The modern world has allotted a special day for almost anything perceived as noteworthy to celebrate, and spun sugar treat is no exception. In the United States at least, a National Cotton Candy Day is celebrated every December 7, highlighting the fact that the sweet stuff has already had a hundred years of history into it to attain national significance. And of course, we need not say that cotton candy has from the time of its invention gradually delighted the whole world.

2. Cotton candy bags are huge, as the finished product are also huge. But the fact is that this confection is mostly air and only a little sugar, which accounts for its being lightweight, in fact, lighter than feathers.

3. It was formerly called fairy floss and candy floss until 1920, referring to the tiny sugar strands from which the product is made.

4. It tastes very sweet because the only ingredient it has is sugar, but a serving carries less calories with it compared to a can of soda. It won’t even cause tooth decay when consumed only in moderate amount. Apart from that, it is fat-free treat.

5. While we can enjoy this treat today fresh or pre-packaged, in many flavors, patterns, and colors, it is still the same treat that it was when it was first invented. This is because it is a simple, flawless confection to start with.

6. In Asia, Japanese and Chinese cotton candy vendors have turned the spinning of sugar from a simple industry into a form of art that is both popular and glamorous, and classes about it have emerged in some large cities.

7. The machines that are used today in making this confection is generally the same as those that were used when the first cotton candy machine was invented less than hundred years back. Innovations have been introduced, but the technology used remains the same.

Info of Marshmallow Treats

S’more Bars

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 4 cups Golden Grahams cereal
  • 2/3 of a 10 oz. bag of marshmallows
  • 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) of butter or margarine
  • cooking spray
  1. With cooking spray, grease the spatula and the pan you will be using.
  2. Melt the butter or margarine in a pot over the stove. Add the marshmallows and heat until the marshmallows melt. Turn off the heat.
  3. Put the Golden Grahams in a separate bowl. Add the melted marshmallow mixture and stir until evenly coated. Add the chocolate chips and mix to incorporate.
  4. Pour it all into the greased pan. Use the spatula to spread it out evenly and press down. Let cool, then cut into bars.

Triple Chocolate Treats

  • 1/2 cup plain M&M candies
  • 3 1/2 cups Cocoa Krispies cereal
  • one 8 oz. bag of chocolate marshmallows, like Kraft’s Jet-Puffed Mallow Bites Chocolate Brownie Marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • cooking spray
  1. Apply cooking spray to a spatula and a baking pan.
  2. Melt the butter or margarine in a pot over the stove. Add the chocolate marshmallows and heat until melted. Turn off the heat.
  3. Add the Cocoa Krispies and M&M candies, and stir until evenly coated.
  4. Pour the mixture into the baking pan. Use the spatula to spread it out evenly and press down. Let cool, then cut into bars.