Eats + Sweets

Double Chocolate Pecan Brownies

Double Chocolate Pecan Brownies

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I know with everyone on diets and all that it’s probably sacrilegious to talk about brownies in January. I know, I know. I’m trying to stick to a new year’s resolution, too. With that said, I’d jump swiftly and gleefully off the bandwagon for these double chocolate pecan brownies. After the bustle of the holidays, I like simple recipes for easy entertaining come the start of the new year and brownies are just that. Plus, brownies make people happy so …

Thanksgiving Treats

Thanksgiving Treats

Happy Monday, friends! Can you believe it’s Thanksgiving week already? I am really looking forward to a four day weekend and can’t wait to get home to spend time with my family. We’ll be eating at my mother’s like we usually do and it’s always my job to help with sides and sweets. I’m a little behind on menu planning this year so I thought I’d share some of the recipes I am considering. Don’t these look amazing?

{Boozy mulled cider.}

{Cookie-crusted …

Winter Wonderland Cupcake Kits

Winter Wonderland Cupcake Kits

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These adorable winter wonderland cupcake kits are one of the sweetest things I’ve seen of late. They would be so cute for a holiday party and perfect for getting the kids involved! The tiny miniature reindeer just make me smile and the flags on top are just the icing on the cake. Check them out at Bakelab.

{Photos from Bakelab spied on Oh Joy!}

Toasted Marshmallow Milkshakes

Toasted Marshmallow Milkshakes

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It’s confession time, friends. While my obsession with sweets is well documented around these parts, I’ve suffered a lifelong aversion to marshmallows. I just can’t get on board with marshmallows despite several attempts. There is one notable exception, however. Marshmallows toasted over an open fire while camping? Now those I can do. Same thing goes for s’mores. But, please, do not come near me with “raw” marshmallows, marshmallows in a candy bar, marshmallows in cereal, marshmallow cereal treats…I just can’t …

Loving Pumpkin Treats

Loving Pumpkin Treats

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It’s that time of year again when all I can think about are delicious pumpkin treats. From pumpkin cookies to pumpkin spice coffee, I just can’t get enough pumpkin in my life. My pumpkin obsession runs straight through until mocha mint takes over for the holidays and if I could get away with it, I’d eat pumpkin baked goods every day. What’s your favorite pumpkin treat? I’d love if you shared your favorite recipe!

{Pumpkin pecan cupcakes from Bakerella.}

{Pumpkin hazelnut donuts …

Elegant White Wedding Dessert Buffet

Elegant White Wedding Dessert Buffet

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Any day when I have the opportunity to share something pretty is a good day in my book, so I’m happy to kick off the weekend with this elegant wedding dessert buffet in shades of white and ivory. Sent over by Sandra Downie, I just love the classic white wedding cake that takes center stage and the pretty arrangement of cream puffs, cupcakes and coconut truffles. A look like this is so easy to achieve – simply arrange cakes, cookies, …

Summer Ice Cream Love

Summer Ice Cream Love

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I’m throwing a baby shower this weekend and in lieu of cake I’ve decided to throw together a quick make your own sundae station. I can’t think of anything more perfect for the hot, humid summer days we’re living right now. Ice cream also happens to be my favorite food (ever) so needless to say I’ve had ice cream on the brain this week. And what do I do when I’m currently obsessing about something sweet? I share that obsession …

Little Details from Alexandra Grablewski Photography

Little Details from Alexandra Grablewski Photography

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Over the weekend while catching up on my favorite blogs, I stumbled upon (and fell in love with) the photography of Alexandra Grablewski after seeing her work on Twig & Thistle. In addition to the incredible photography, I love these inspiring little details. When entertaining, why not stack donuts on a pretty plate or serve up lobster rolls in paper holders? Slice strawberries for fresh lemonade, scoop dessert into little footed dishes, drizzle homemade jam over fresh scones, and set …

Guest Post – Sweet Treats with Dog n Bird

Guest Post – Sweet Treats with Dog n Bird

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By this point, my love for sweets and goodies is well documented so it seems to fitting to welcome the lovely Bird of Dog ‘n Bird Artful Wedding to share her picks for fun and unique wedding dessert ideas. Without further ado, I’ll turn it over to Bird…

Hello! I’m Bird. Cyd inspires me each day with her beauty and exquisite ideas. I’m delighted to be contributing to The Sweetest Occasion! Today I’m going to knock you a little sugar, serving …

Inspired Creations – Retro Milkshake Bar

Inspired Creations – Retro Milkshake Bar

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Have I ever told you about my obsession with ice cream? No? Ok then, allow me to introduce myself. “Hi, my name is Cyd and I am addicted to ice cream.” No, seriously, ice cream is my favorite food. Ever. So today’s milkshake bar Inspiread Creations Contest entry? Pure brilliance. I’m sure you’ll agree. (If you don’t, you must not love ice cream. And if that’s the case, I’m really really sorry for you.) While designed with a fun summer …

Birthday Cake with a Cherry on Top

Birthday Cake with a Cherry on Top

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I’m in love with this little spread of sweets and treats, perfect for a birthday party celebration. Every detail is considered and none forgotten, not even the cherry atop the cake. I love the color palette of neturals paired with red and pink, it feels fresh and sweet and perfect for fun summer parties.

{Photos from imprintables.}

Pretty Cakes + Cupcakes from Cakewalk

Pretty Cakes + Cupcakes from Cakewalk

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Because we all know that I can’t resist sweets, I’m back with another dose of sugary inspiration from Cakewalk today. This time it’s a spread of pretty cakes on gorgeous vintage cake stands and teensy cupcakes perched atop cupcake stands, just like mine from Farmhouse Wares. This assortment of cakes and cupcakes, all in pink and yellow and boasting the prettiest sugar flowers, just sings of bridal shower to me. And because I’m still obsessed with tea parties, too, I’m …