All Things Foodie

The Cordial Cherry- Omaha, NE

I was just back home in Omaha attending my best friend Elisa’s wedding, and was maid of honor. There are so many places I enjoy going to back home and many yummy treats. One of my favorite shops is The Cordial Cherry. It is an Omaha staple and even a favorite of Oprah! 

The Cordial Cherry specializes in “wonderfully whimsical chocolate covered cherry cordials like nothing you’ve seen before. Each chocolate covered cherry cordial is made from scratch and hand-decorated, resulting in one-of-a-kind pieces of chocolate art. The combination of a sweet liquid cordial center with a dark, milk or white chocolate coating is truly divine. You’re sure to enjoy eating our unique chocolate cordial cherries as much as you enjoy looking at them. All of the decorations are edible and made of candies, chocolate, and/or sculpted fondant.”

The cherries are so cute and come in little animal shapes, flowers, etc to match the themes of the season. They also have these amazing Sea Salt Caramels that are the best I have ever tasted. The caramels are super soft, chewy and sprinkles with sea salt on the tops. They are wrapped like little presents in waxed paper.

I have often received and sent these delicious little bites as gifts. Who doesn’t love getting a pop of sugar in the mail and the fact that these are so adorable place them at the top of my list.  

The designer cordial cherries retail for $29.95 9 pieces

The sea salt caramels retail for $14.95 for 8 pieces 

All items can be shipped in the US and ordered at http://www.thecordialcherry.com

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All Things Foodie

Duff’s Cake Mix

I love the Food Network and even torture people at the gym by requesting it to be played on one of the televisions in front of my cardio machine while trying to get down the pounds. I realize it is a bit masochistic to watch these shows that highlight delicious, fatty foods while at the gym, but I still do it.

One of the shows I loved is “Ace of Cakes” with Duff Goldman. Every episode featured outlandish cakes being constructed and delivered to a party. I am a baker and love sweets, so my attention was fully captured. Duff opened up a bakery in Los Angeles on Melrose Ave and I knew I had to check it out. So I figured what better time to round up the girls and decorate cupcakes, than Super Bowl Sunday. Now before you think I am being sexist here, we did it early enough to still catch the game and it was not super busy that day, so we had free reign of the fondant and sprinkles.

Duff’s bakery in LA is named “Duff’s Cake Mix” and you can decorate cakes, cupcakes, grab coffee, and indulge in treats. We opted to decorate cupcakes and bring them to the Super Bowl parties we were attending. Everyone wins.

It was insanely fun letting our creative sides run wild. Seeing everyone’s resulting artistic creations was so amazing and even funny. I loved mixing it up, no pun intended, and doing a different activity than we normally do as a group. It would also be perfect for a children’s birthday party or even a date. You must reserve your spot and there are rules that apply. On the weekdays all size groups are welcome, but on the weekends you must be a party of 6 or more to reserve your spot. They will give you all the materials you need to complete you cake or cupcakes.

I also have to give a special shout out to their “Cake in a Jar.” My favorite flavor is Confetti. These are little jars with a twist off lid that alternate layers of cake, sprinkles, and frosting. Um…yes please! I have gotten them for friends for birthdays or just because and my friends have done the same for me. These are affordable little surprises at $5 each and can really brighten someone’s day. In fact my BFF, Sarah, left one at my house for me today, which inspired this post. For all you LA natives, forget about the calories for 15 beautiful minutes while you savor every last bite.

You can visit the bakery at 8302 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 323-650-5555

http://www.duffscakemix.com

 

 

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