Its A Confection World!

Its A Confection World!
Assorted Sweet Sauces!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Fudge: Completely from Scratch

Yes we have made fudge before! We have been making it for years but never chocolate fudge completely from scratch. I remember going over to Seann's mother's house, during our first few years, and being ecstatic at the abundance of amazing chocolate fudge around the Holidays. It was this tradition that has led Seann and I to love and enjoy making fudge not just during the Holidays but all throughout the year. Usually we use the recipe on the Fluff container. There was one instance when we used just Mint Dark Chocolate with the fluff recipe. We ended up with the perfect mix of mint to dark chocolate. Usually we just make chocolate fudge because its so good its hard to make something else. He did make maple fudge a few years ago when we lived in Massachusetts, it was very maplely (my favorite) but granular still as maple fudge is difficult to make.

This month however, Seann wanted to try making Fudge without using Fluff. So, Seann set out to make his own Fluff, called marshmallow cream. He found the recipe from one of his favorite celebrity chefs Alton Brown. You can find the recipe here. And the result here!

This stuff was fantastic and very dangerous for any sweet tooth in the house. Before Seann made fudge with this we mixed some with coco powder and that culinary treat was almost to much for my mouth to handle!
The fudge that resulted tasted just like the fudge that you get when you use the fluff recipe. The main difference was in the texture. As with most chocolate things I of course asked for a darker fudge next time. I am always asking for darker brownies, fudge hot chocolate etc...

Making your own homemade marshmallow cream is definitely worth it. It has a better consistency, taste and of course you know exactly what it in it! That being said it probably isn't much healthier than the store bought stuff. It doesn't have any preservatives in it though which is a plus. You just want to make sure that you use it within a few days of making it. You will not be sorry you made this, just a bit high on sugar!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New Flavor Debut: Lemon And Orange

Congratulations again to our first giveaway winner JustBYou K!!

AND here are the newest Marshmallow editions to our store:)
Our Tart Lemon Marshmallows are up! These made to order marshmallows are sweet and sour (which I personally love!) and they just melt in your mouth!

Our "Its A Dream" Orange Cream Gourmet Marshmallows! They capture that orange sweetness that everyone loves.

Seann made homemade fluff the other day! More on that and what he made with it to follow:)

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Sweet January Giveaway: Gourmet Marshmallows

CramsConfections is giving away Half Dozen Marshmallows
Basically we have just produced two new test batch flavors, which we ourselves have already tested and they are fantastic! But in order for us not to end up eating every single marshmallow we have decided to do a giveaway.

The winner of this giveaway will receive 1/2 Dozen Marshmallows. The winner will have the choice between Orange Cream Marshmallows or Ginger Marshmallows or a combination of the two!

Please use the box below to enter this giveaway. Its simple; use your email or Facebook account to start (so I will be able to contact you if you Win) Then follow the options for entry.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Years: Its Marshmallow Time!

So Seann has been working on creating marshmallows for our Etsy Shop! Last Spring he made some amazing plain ones and well as some TO DIE for Maple Marshmallows! So far we have listed only the plain ones in our shop which you can check out below:
                                                Photography by Seann Patrick Photography

We have enjoyed our Marshmallows in Hot Chocolate! We have also enjoyed them dipped in Seann's Mocha and Peppermint Chocolate Sauces! As well as covered in caramel sauce of course. I personally don't usually put marshmallow in my ice cream sundaes because we never buy marshmallows from the store but these are a great add on to a Brownie Sundae! 

Here are our Coconut Marshmallows, these are my favorite so far! We toast them using our gas burners and they were fantastic! As you can see we are still working on the product photography for our Marshmallows which is the main reason we don't have them up for sale on Etsy Yet. 

Other Flavors that we are testing:
Cardamon (About Cardamom)
 (Hint we sent out 1/2 dozen test batch marshmallows with our last order....)
I will post more about Marshmallows in the coming weeks as we develop our flavors and photography more!

Again Everybody have a Wonderful New Years!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Sweet Sauce Research

So in our shop we have a ton of great caramel sauces with infused flavors as well as some great Chocolate sauces. One of my personal favorites is our Mocha Chocolate Sauce, It makes fantastic chocolate milk!

And there is no High Fructose Corn Syrup in any of our sauces! Check the grocery stores to see how many sauces you can find without High Fructose Corn Syrup in them....

So I thought I would do a little research today and see if I could find other possible sweet sauces that Seann could make for us to sell in our store and for me to "test" of course! Pictures from my Pinterest Board! They are also all linked up so you can check out the recipes from their sources!

Butterscotch Sauce! Oooh I wonder about Butterscotch Dulce De Leche!


Welcome to my very first blog and blog post ever! I am starting this blog to promote the shop that my husband and I just opened!

I will also be promoting all delicious confections that are on, recipes, and any DIY goodies that I find/come across with the help of pinterest, readers and of course the internet! More to come very soon!