Spooky Graveyard Halloween Brownies

Most people don't realise how innately spooky brownies are. I mean, they look like dirt. And you know what people do with dirt? They bury people in it! That's very, very spooky. So, for this Halloween-themed month on the Things by Bean blog, I've come up with these Spooky Graveyard Halloween brownies. They're fudgy brownies topped with crunchy coconut whipped frosting and teeny-tiny grav…

Fried Egg on Toast Cake

Another day, another way to work lookalike fried eggs into your life. This dessert idea is perfect for breakfast themed parties (people have those, right?), self-proclaimed egg lovers or anyone who like to surprise and delight with their baking. The "toast" is just slices of my very easy Bean's Best White Cake and the fried egg is made of white chocolate ganache and apricot. You'll…

Takeaway Spaghetti and Meatball Cupcakes

I've said it once and I'll say it a zillion times: Why eat treats that don't look like spaghetti and meatballs when you can eat treats that DO look like spaghetti and meatballs? These look-a-like treats make people smile before they've even had a bite. Plus, they add quirky, eye-catching variety to any dessert table. The cupcakes are my Bean's Best White Cake recipe baked in mini pie tin…

Rocky Road Party Pops

One time I was playing Punderdome and I had to think of a pun that combined candy and driving. My answer: ROCKY ROAD RAGE! Speaking of rocky road, it's impossible to go wrong with this treat. It's always a winner! Maybe because it's just chocolate, marshmallows and cookies AKA the holy trinity of treats. So I came up with a classic rocky road recipe and stuck mini popsicle sticks in…

Adorable Avocado Cake Pops

I love avocados. So don't you dare accuse me of trying to replace real avocados with these incredibly cute treats. I just want my Avocado Cake Pops to replace real avocados in certain situations. Like birthday parties, office shindigs, bake sales and housewarming parties. I originally came up with these for my friend Amy's housewarming and I think they warmed her avocado-loving heart.&nb…

5 Easy Ways to Jazz Up Pancakes

First of all, I want to be very clear about something. Pancakes don't necessarily NEED to be jazzed up. Pancakes are perfection. But even the most idyllic of relationships need to be spiced up every now and then. So, to help keep the flame between you and your pancakes alive, I've come up with five easy ways to take your short stack to the next level. Start with the basic pancake re…