Blog.CoffeeCakes.com » Coffee Cakes News http://blog.coffeecakes.com All About Cakes, Coffee Time, Tea Time and Party Time! Fri, 08 Feb 2013 11:50:29 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 en hourly 1 The Combo Of Coffee Cake And Coffee Cups: Perfect To Relax After A Busy Day http://blog.coffeecakes.com/2013/01/28/the-combo-of-coffee-cake-and-coffee-cups-perfect-to-relax-after-a-busy-day/ http://blog.coffeecakes.com/2013/01/28/the-combo-of-coffee-cake-and-coffee-cups-perfect-to-relax-after-a-busy-day/#comments Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:06:24 +0000 Administrator http://blog.coffeecakes.com/?p=426 Enjoying every sip of favorite beverage with homemade perfect coffee cake is a special liking for most of us. The pleasure of this small cost activity becomes multiple times higher if we have nicely shaped coffee or tea cups in front. Forget the concerns about the budget and enjoy at best. Is it possible and how?

Christmas and New Year celebrations are all over but not the partying time, it never ends. Every day is part day; you just need to find a reason with positive mind set. Partying is not only attending and enjoying the massive gathering with vibrant mood; you may enjoy some moments with your family members also with same spirit. Forget the concerns about the budget and enjoy at yours best. Is it really possible? Yes of course it is with nice collection of coffee cake and coffee or tea cups.

Enjoying every sip of favorite beverage at terrace or in lawn with homemade perfect coffee cake is a special liking for most of us. The pleasure of this small cost activity becomes multiple times higher if we have nicely shaped coffee or tea cup in hand. So, the presence of 2 or 3 different types of coffee and tea sets is necessary to enjoy the relaxing moments of life when you return home after long rush of busy day. Keeping the collection of cups and mugs up to date is not a costly affair; instead, it is a specific task that needs little bit concerns for some insignificant looking but important aspects.

When we roam the city stores or surf from one online store to another, we come across variety of cups and mugs. Most of these look impressive and ignite the desire to have these instantly. But do you know that nice looking coffee cups or tea cups may not be best buy from paid dollars? Yes, it is not compulsory that all the models from famous brands would be really a good addition to glassware collection. Similarly it is not sure that a nice looking cup would be really comfortable to handle and sip the drinks from. Then, consider following few issues before placing the order for any cup set.

Base should be broad enough to give the filled cup a good stability. It is not necessary that only round base are good; stability depends upon the height and the shape at upper end. Rectangular and contour edged tea cups are also in fashion. The theme is another major issue which most of us miss. The pattern and design over the cups should match with our likings or hobbies. Season can also be considered but the cup sets bought on this basis seem odd in other season. The handle is another aspect that needs special attention. All the long handles are not good; the space may be too much congested to accommodate two fingers.

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Travel Mugs Or Coffee Cup Gifting An Old But Still Most Preferred Choice http://blog.coffeecakes.com/2012/12/06/travel-mugs-or-coffee-cup-gifting-an-old-but-still-most-preferred-choice/ http://blog.coffeecakes.com/2012/12/06/travel-mugs-or-coffee-cup-gifting-an-old-but-still-most-preferred-choice/#comments Thu, 06 Dec 2012 12:31:28 +0000 Administrator http://blog.coffeecakes.com/?p=410 Upgrading kitchenware, dinnerware and beverage ware time to time is the favorite exercise of style oriented ladies. Everyone likes to sip the coffee and tea in stylish mugs and cups. To upgrade the existing collection, we do not need to wait for special occasion or for arranging the hefty funds. Buying decent cups for sipping anytime tea or coffee is a fantastic anytime buying activity that gives unique pleasure of buying something.

Gone are the days when we used to buy these small articles after breaking of earlier cups and mugs. Today serving tea or coffee in stylish coffee cups has become a tradition. The visitors too mind the standards and class of cups and accessories. They judge the hospitality standard and your fashion consciousness by the condition and style of cups/mugs sets. Therefore, it becomes must to upgrade the collection of tea ware time to time.

Both the items have been favorites for gifting also. It is an excellent gift option that is justified on various scales like budget, easy to carry, utility potential, light weight, suitability and availability. Every family has one, two or more coffee cup sets; still, if it gets another set as gift, it is certainly going to be used. Coffee cups and mugs are being used for gifting since centuries, yet the preference for these is as high as it used to be decades before. These have been in fashion and practice since centuries and are going to be so for years. Whenever people start planning for New Year and Christmas gifts, the demand for these hits the sky.

If you want to add little variety to your gift, you may turn towards the collection of travel mugs. It is an excellent option for the people who are fond of travelling and even if not, traveling is essential part of everyone’s life. Though this is not going to be sued daily but whenever recipients go on family tour, it reminds about you. Like tea cups, these too are available in variety of shapes and designs. Metallic and non-metallic are two options; however metallic mugs are more in demand because of their rough –tough nature.

The lid with screw arrangement at the top keeps the beverage safe from spillage, so the user can enjoy the favorite drink even while driving or on the move. Double wall traveler mugs are also popular especially because these keep the beverage hot or cold at its original temperature for longer time. The set of two or four is good or you may make the set of four different travel mugs.

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Bake Kosher Cakes And Whisky Cakes At Home To Make Festive Celebration Economical http://blog.coffeecakes.com/2012/11/01/bake-kosher-cakes-and-whisky-cakes-at-home-to-make-festive-celebration-economical/ http://blog.coffeecakes.com/2012/11/01/bake-kosher-cakes-and-whisky-cakes-at-home-to-make-festive-celebration-economical/#comments Thu, 01 Nov 2012 09:27:35 +0000 Administrator http://blog.coffeecakes.com/?p=405 Serving homemade kosher cakes or Whisky cakes is the cost effective option that doesn’t compel to compromise with taste, quality and variety. Here, I am giving recipes for both; just try, serve and enjoy both of these. Here, I am giving recipes for both; just try, serve and enjoy both of these.

This is the season of festival, as the biggest festival Christmas and soon after New Year is coming soon. Everyone is thinking about the party, special menu, exciting party etc. Serving homemade kosher cakes or Whisky cakes is the cost effective option that doesn’t compel to compromise with taste, quality and variety. Here, I am giving recipes for both; just try, serve and enjoy both of these.
If you like the cake that is not too rich and that goes great with a glass of tea, cup of coffee, then this Lemon Kosher Cakes is for you.
Ingredients:
• 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
• 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
• 1/2 tsp. baking soda
• 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
• 1/4 tsp. salt
• 2 tsp. grated lemon peel
• 1 cup sugar
• 1 cup sour cream
• 2 eggs
Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray.
2. Blend together the baking powder, flour, salt and baking soda.
3. Mix lemon peel, melted butter, sour cream, sugar and eggs.
4. Now add flour mixture to the butter mixture.
5. Pour batter into loaf pan.
6. Bake at 350°F (180°C) for 40 -50 minutes, or until the toothpick inserted comes out clean.
7. Finally cool for 20 minutes.
The other cake I am talking about is Honey and Whiskey Cake.
Ingredients
• 6 oz/170 g butter
• 6 oz/170 g self-raised flour
• 3 beaten eggs
• 6 oz/170 g soft brown sugar
• Grated rind of a small orange
• 4 tablespoons whisky

Ingredients for butter icing

• 2 oz/56 g butter
• 6 oz/170 g icing (frosting) sugar
• Orange Juice
• 2 tablespoons clear honey

Cream the butter and sugar. Now add the orange rind and beat in the eggs, one at a time. Whisk until mixture is fluffy. Sift in half the self-raised flour. Add the whisky. Fold into mixture and sift in the remaining flour. Bake for 30 – 35 minutes in oven at 375 °F / 190 °C/ Gas Mark 6 until the cake is light golden color. Allow it to cool. Place the honey butter, icing sugar and 1 tablespoon orange juice in the mixing bowl to mix. Use half butter cream as a sandwich between the two halves of the cake. Spread the rest gently on the top of Whisky Cake.

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Variety of Kosher Cakes And Whisky Cakes To Make Any Party A Great Event http://blog.coffeecakes.com/2012/08/24/variety-of-kosher-cakes-and-whisky-cakes-to-make-any-party-a-great-event/ http://blog.coffeecakes.com/2012/08/24/variety-of-kosher-cakes-and-whisky-cakes-to-make-any-party-a-great-event/#comments Fri, 24 Aug 2012 13:00:09 +0000 Administrator http://blog.coffeecakes.com/?p=403 Kosher Cakes and whisky cakes may make any party a great event especially if it is the time to celebrate birthday. Whisky cake can be made at home also and the whole affair takes only 40 minutes. Kosher is known as the seal of quality and purity. The main quality of this yummy treat is that this may be used for weeks.

The arrangement of birthday is the very exciting work for all. Last week on the birthday of my daughter we enjoyed a lot. To arrange the party at hotel was really very costly so we decided to arrange it at home. To make delicious dishes and serving in best style was our responsibility. Then we discuss many options together and decided for Kosher Cakes and whisky cakes.

Mostly items decided in birthday menu, we made at home except Kosher Cakes, to keep the overall cost minimum as simply we are not very high budget family. Due to some urgent work in office, I was very busy so could not spend much time in kitchen. One of my neighbors told me about the use of cream charger for preparing whipped cream at home; it really gave me a new hope. Then I decided about making the Chocolate Bourbon Whiskey Cake out of many options.

This is very easy to make at home and even does not need much time for making it. Mostly cookware and ingredients which required were already present in kitchen. You will not believe that it took just 40 minutes in preparing it. You may also try this. The needed ingredients for preparing whisky cakes are:

• 3 cups flour for dusting pan
• 2 cups unsalted softened butter for greasing pan
• 6 ounces dark unsweetened chocolate
• 3 tablespoons cocoa unsweetened powder
• 1 cup instant coffee
• 2 cups bourbon whiskey, more for sprinkling
• 3 cups sugar granulated
• ½ teaspoon salt kosher
• 4 big size eggs.
• 1.5 teaspoon baking soda
• 1.5 tablespoon extract of vanilla
• ½ cup powdered sugar

Kosher is known as the seal of quality and purity. The main quality of this yummy treat is that this may be used for weeks. This is all time serving and besides this there is no bad effect of it on health. This is liked by all age group, whether the kids or adults all are fond of it. The variety is so big that you would barely stop yourself to order 2 – 3 types.

The facility of Customization gives the chance to get your kosher coffee cake according to personal liking of flavor, essence, color, ingredients etc. There is no use of chemicals or color while making kosher coffee cakes. Grandma’s Coffee Cinnamon Walnut Cake, a double-layered cake, Granny Smith Apple Coffee Cake, Golden Raspberry and New England Blueberry are mostly ordered kosher cakes. You may easily order online also variety of these cakes.

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Stroopwafels Deliver Not Only Health Benefits But Finger Licking Taste Too http://blog.coffeecakes.com/2012/04/27/stroopwafels-deliver-not-only-health-benefits-but-finger-licking-taste-too/ http://blog.coffeecakes.com/2012/04/27/stroopwafels-deliver-not-only-health-benefits-but-finger-licking-taste-too/#comments Fri, 27 Apr 2012 10:28:02 +0000 Administrator http://blog.coffeecakes.com/?p=399 Stroopwafels are the delightful and crispy thin paper coasters. These are held together by gooey and rich caramel cinnamon syrup. The variety is so wide that you will never get bore with the same flavor and taste. If you do not get enough options at your city store, try online stores. These deliver not only health benefits but finger licking taste too.

Every day we expect something new to our breakfast. Besides the cost other concerns make the selection little confusing. Health friendliness, ease to serve and anytime refreshment like aspects are always the main concern. Stroopwafel created in early 1800’s by French emperor Napoleon emerge as the best course for anytime supplement. These were invented with a purpose. The purpose was to make France free from reliance upon foreign sugar supply. Really it was great invention that helped the country in great way and today it has become the international favorite as any serving.

Stroopwafels are the delightful and crispy thin paper coasters. These are held together by gooey and rich caramel cinnamon syrup. These are available in variety of packs like the units of 8, 20 or 40 so the buyers can buy any of those as per consumption. These are available in variety of flavors and sizes. Exciting range of gift packing makes it fantastic option for anytime gifting.

100% Butter Dutch Waffle Stroopwafel with Caramel Syrup comes as pack of 40 units. These deliver unique taste and health benefit of cheese. These are quite popular in Dutch towns. Stroopwafels Cookies are made delicious to be served with perfect blend of whip cream, ice cream scoop, coffee and tea. Serving these with coffee cup makes the session more refreshing. Everyone feels the instant energy it delivers. These can be stored even for month in tight cookie jar. If you want to store these delicacies for longer period, refrigerate these to be frozen.

Double Dutch Stroopwafel Waffle Syrup Cookies are more popular in Canada. These are made following the recipe from Holland. Use of specialty ingredients most of which are imported from Holland makes these excellent addition to any time meal menu. These were first made in 1784 in Gouda, the famous City in Netherlands. Traditionally they are used during coffee or tea sessions. Taste innovators do this often to enjoy a different Dutch treat!. Generally it is available in pack of 32 units but some brands offer larger packs also. Normally each round cookie measures about 8.5 cm in dia.

100% Butter oDelish Stroopwafel in Delft Blue Netherlands Tin is made with 100 percent real butter cream and caramel syrupy layer in middle. Its placement over the on top of coffee or tea cups allows the cookie to soften inside caramel filling. It is available in pack of 10 large wafer Stroopwafel units. The variety is so wide that you will never get bore with the same flavor and taste. If you do not get enough options at your city store, try online stores.

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Join With Sebastian in Support of NF http://blog.coffeecakes.com/2010/08/27/join-with-sebastian-in-support-of-nf/ http://blog.coffeecakes.com/2010/08/27/join-with-sebastian-in-support-of-nf/#comments Fri, 27 Aug 2010 13:15:12 +0000 Administrator http://blog.coffeecakes.com/?p=111 CoffeeCakes.com is participating in the Children’s Tumor Foundation 2010 Denver NF Walk.


Please help us raise money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation and for those affected by NF. If you are in the Denver area we would love it if you would join “Team Sebastian” on this NF Walk in support of Sebastian and everyone affected by NF.  Just use the fundraising link to donate.

Sebastian has NF and will be walking this with us and he is VERY excited! The website is secure, fast and easy to use. At the website you will be able to choose an amount to donate and you will receive email confirmation of your donation. We realize many people cannot donate in this economy but if you are in the Denver area please consider joining Sebastian for this very important cause near and dear to our hearts! Thanks in advance for your help.

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