Thursday, 30 October 2014

Recipes For Sweet Treats | Inspiration From Pinterest

sweet treats recipe, pinterest dessert board

Mmmm, feast your eyes on this yummy lot! My Pinterest obsession is getting out of control. I seem to be particularly fixated on the food and drink category and once I start pinning, I can't stop! It is the modern equivalent of scrapbooking but instead of cut and paste, you browse and pin! If you're not already on there, I suggest you sign up and delve in to the pretty world of Pinterest!

I get so many tips and ideas from decorating, DIY, make-up, nail art, skincare, graphics, web design, photography, weddings... you name it, Pinterest has got it! As I mentioned, my favourite category is food and drink. I have found so many awesome recipes but I haven't actually attempted to cook or bake anything from them yet. I often look through my food pins and promise myself that one day, I WILL bake something from my Pinterest food board! At least ONE thing! They make it look so easy but I'm not a very experienced baker, nor am I patient when it comes to the kitchen! I went through a stage where I baked quite a lot but most of the time, they resulted to a disappointing mess! Nevertheless, I am inspired by Pinterest and The Great British Bake Off and as practise makes perfect, I am going to ask for baking equipment for Christmas this year, so we'll see if I can make my bake goods look as divine as they do on Pinterest...

I have picked a few things from my food boards and you've got to admit, they look out-of-this-world-PERFECT! I guess you are all wondering what they are and where you can find the recipes from? 

First up, we have the Bubblegum Frosting Cupcakes with a decorative gelatin bubble (this is not edible, it's purely decorative). The second image is a pineapple mousse cake wrapped in ribbons of rhubarb, which looks so beautiful and sounds absolutely delish! I've not always been the biggest fan of rhubarb, I was seriously put off by the soggy, tasteless rhubarb crumble that was served at Primary School but I've learnt to love it in recent years. 

doughnut recipe, marshmallow recipe, birthday cake marshmallows

Next up are the doughnuts. Ah, doughnuts. Where do I begin! I have a strong appreciation for them. This doughnut recipe is in French, but can be translated in to English. It's also quite short recipe which makes me assume that it's a simple process... but I've seen it done on Great British Bake Off and it looks like a 'mare to keep them in shape! My sister actually has a doughnut making machine so I'll see if she's still got it, because I wanna bake me some doughnuts! 

I've always wanted to try homemade marshmallows, I bet they are so fluffy! Check out this recipe for Birthday Cake Marshmallows complete with sprinkles!

party ideas

The pink ice in the margarita cocktail glass is a champagne granita. My mum used to make strawberry granita from a Delia Smith cookbook, it tasted so good! If you've never had granita before, the only way I can describe them is that they are like a really posh Slush Puppie or Snow Cone! It's not as watered down and the flavours are much purer and less artificial as it's made with a lot more natural ingredients.

Last, but not least, the strawberry milk! This is not so much a recipe but an idea on how to present food and drink at a kid's party. I don't have children and I won't be organising a party for a child any time soon but I just thought that this blogpost was really sweet and full of ideas for parents who want to do things a bit differently.

You can view more of the same over on my Pinterest board. I have on that's an overall food and drinks board, and then another one that has more of a theme to it: Pastel Coloured Sweet Treats! Mmmm! Drool! Definitely have a look as I'll be adding more to it each day!

Do you have a food board on Pinterest? Feel free to share you link in the comment box below!


Image credit: SprinkleBakes, Carnets Parisiens, Sweet Style, The Kitchn, Made By Mary
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11 comments

  1. I just got Pinterest started this summer, and I have to admit, I do love it. I've fallen head over heels for the craft section and taught myself to crochet from the numerous tutorials and patterns, it's also been awesome for finding new recipes for my slow cooker this winter. I try and steer clear of the baking though- I'm a terrible baker and I can't make it look pretty either, so I don't like to be tempted into trying!

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  2. I've created myself a 'Recipes - I will make one day!' board on Pinterest, and I actually do use it now as my go-to when I want to make something new. It is so addictive though, and I find myself wanting to make pretty much everything I see :)

    Caroline xx

    allaboutthegirlblog.blogspot.com

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  3. These all look absolutely amazing! I've recently started baking a lot more recently and I'd absolutely love to try some of these.

    Catherine xx
    www.youwishyou.com

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  4. These are looking so delicious and adorable !

    Sara,
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    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  5. I can't get enough of Pinterest - the food section makes me drool! I've barely made anything from my food or baking board but it certainly gives me plenty of inspiration x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

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  6. I am drooling at these! Those homemade marshmallows would go down a treat right now :) :)

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  7. These look so cute and delicious!

    Missmacbeauty | Missmacbeauty

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  8. Omg its all looks so cute and yummy

    Leonie ♥ IkonikBeauty

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  9. OH WOW I am off to your pinterest,I never really got into it but this is so stunning xx

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  10. These look amazing! xx
    http://cocoamay.blogspot.co.uk

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