WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- On Tuesday during the FOX8 Morning News, Shannon Smith got some ideas on how to decorate and serve sweet and creative treats this summer from the bakers at Dewey's Bakery in Winston-Salem.
Here is the advice they offered:
- To create beach cupcakes, first fill a pastry bag (available at craft stores) with blue and white swirled icing. When you make "waves" on top of the cupcake, it will look like water. Crush sugar cookies in a bag to create cookie crumbles that look like sand. Then, top with miniature paper umbrellas, gumball candies that look like beach balls, and any other beach-related candies you can find.
- Create a tropical summer cake for a pool party by making or purchasing a chocolate cream roll cake. Then, use blue and white swirled icing to make waves along the bottom and crushed sugar cookies to make sand. Add colorful fish candies and use a small icing bag to create a detailed illustration on the top of a palm tree, sunshine, or anything else you can dream up.
- Create cake pops by baking a cake and then crumbling it up. Place it into a bowl and stir with icing to create a mixture, then roll into a ball and add a dowel into the top. Dip the cake pop into a candy coating or melted chocolate, then let it set in the freezer. Once it's set, you can use an icing bag to pipe on any design you'd like. Dip a cake pop in a white coating and pipe on red lines so it looks like a baseball; or, dip the pop in a brown chocolate coating, let that set and dip it again (just halfway this time) into a different color such as red or pink. You create a ladybug by adding wings, dots and a face. Serve these in bowls or vases filled with colorful candies to hold them in place and create a colorful bouquet.
- Create beautiful ice cream molds by using silicon molds of flowers, wedding cakes and other fun shapes (these can be found at most craft stores). Soften the ice cream and fill the molds, then let them set in the freezer, then pull them out and decorate with icing or sprinkles. Serve each mold on top of a cookie that will serve as a base for the ice cream (and a delicious way to create and ice cream sandwich).
For more information about the bakery, visit deweys.com.