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Category Archives: Sweets

Pineapple Whip

Pineapple Whip is the most unbelievably delicious carnival treat. It has the texture of the fluffiest, most refreshing Italian ice, the creaminess of the silkiest soft serve, and the otherworldly, synthetically-enabled shape holding and melt-resistant ability of Cool Whip. It tastes like sweet baby pineapples and was invented by unicorns and God.

Thin Mint ice cream

When my sister and I were little, we were friends with three brothers whose parents owned a Baskin-Robbins. Once in a while they’d invite everyone over to the shop for unlimited free ice cream. As we watched their mom scoop mountains of rainbow sherbet and jamoca almond fudge, the rest of us kids thought about [...]

Coconut-lime bundt cake

Bundt cakes are the casseroles of the dessert world:¬†quick, easy, large enough to feed a crowd. Adorned with just a dusting of powdered sugar or a translucent veil of icing, they’re the modest counterpart to fussy, heavily frosted layer cakes. And they’re practical, a cinch to transport and help yourself to at the buffet table. [...]

Lost in translation: A sweet story from my first year of motherhood

Bombon Cake Gallery in Pilsen makes the most extraordinary cakes — delicate, melt-in-your-mouth tres leches, cinnamon-spiked chocolate mousse, perfectly spiced carrot cake studded with sweet pineapple, to name a few. I’m very particular about my desserts even when I’m not overtaken by pregnancy hormones, so I told my sister she could plan every detail of [...]

The emperor’s new candy

London artist Greetje van Helmond creates lovely jewelry out of sugar crystals like the chunky necklace and ring pictured above. But with prices starting at ¬£120 a piece — over $240 for a bauble that’s history if it falls into a cup of coffee — you can buy sugar for enough edible rocks to outbling [...]