When you absolutely have to have something sweet and delicious, what you really need is Treatsies.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Mint Cupcakes

No birthday is complete without cake, right? But why should that mean you have to settle for the same store bought sugar coma cake everybody else has? Not that there's anything wrong with that. I know I've eaten plenty of it in my lifetime. But on your birthday, you deserve something special.

These chocolate cupcakes are topped with a generous dollop of minty sweet frosting. It's cool and summery and delightful. And that minty cloud rests atop a unique chocolate cupcake studded with ground almonds. It gives them a wonderful chewy texture that's pleasantly surprising. And they stay light and moist for days.

We had a great time working, once again, with the fantastic Monica Szczupider on the photography for this post. Building relationships with talented artists is one of the best parts of my job. After eating dessert, of course.

And speaking of work, we received our business cards in the mail this weekend. I was positively giddy when I saw them perched in the mailbox. I'm not sure what got me so excited. Maybe it made it all seem just a little bit more legit. I can't wait to say, "Here's my card." I'm such a dork.

Summer might be coming to an end, but that doesn't mean you can't create your own sunshine. Try a fresh and delicious mint chocolate cupcake. You deserve it.

All photos by Monica Szczupider

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ono Hawaiian Bread Pudding

Aloha! We made you something really exciting this week. My own original island inspiration. Every taster swooned. It's Hawaiian bread pudding.

This baby starts out with a loaf of sweet Hawaiian  bread than gets studded with macadamia nuts and pineapple. It's then soaked in a coconut rum-infused custard and popped in the oven until golden brown and puffy. And as if that weren't enough, it's served with a coconut rum creme anglaise, which is basically boozy melted ice cream. It's aloha on a plate and so extremely ono!

We worked with the fantastic photographer Monica Szczupider to get these great images of this new tasty treat. She made our bread pudding look as good as it tastes. Thank you so much!

We've also been working on an updated website for you and hope to get started on the new logo soon. We're doing our best to make it easy for you to order your favorite treatsies.

There's still plenty of work today be done. I've been spending most of today doing math, which is definitely in my bottom 10 of ways to spend an afternoon. But that's what it takes.

But you know what makes up for an afternoon of boring math? Sugar! Have some Hawaiian bread pudding. I promise you won't be able to think about anything else.

*All photos by Monica Szczupider

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Down the Road and Chai-Spice Muffins

We're hoping and scheming here in Treatsies land. As I write, I'm testing a recipe for Hawaiian bread pudding. Fingers crossed.

After a year of searching for work, balancing life, making new friends, and adjusting to a new city, it's time to get over my personal negativity and start racing down the path toward what I want to do with my life. I'm ready to work toward my own dream. It will be a long path, but it starts here, in my living room on this computer and in my kitchen. Though I'm still working part time, I have dedicated myself to using my time off to discovering what it will take to bring our treats to the people of Honolulu.

At the moment I'm looking at a mountain of red tape that needs to be untangled. If you have any tips for how to make that a bit easier, I'd love to hear them. The first step is setting up a meeting with the Culinary Incubator Kitchen at the Pacific Gateway Center. I hope they'll have a few answers about where to begin.

We're also working with some local artists to design a new logo, which leads to business cards and stickers, not to mention a new website that will make it easier for you to order your favorite treats for delivery. If you want to trade your skills for cake, give me a call. I can't wait to see what we come up with.

Soon we'll be passing out our card all over town and hopefully getting some orders so we can save up to expand our business with a van that will bring our treats to the streets.

In the meantime, I made you some chai-spice muffins. After all, treats are what we're really all about. As a non-coffee drinker, I long ago learned to love chai lattes. I love the idea of capturing that flavor in other places. These muffins have a great warm spice flavor and a hint of sweetness from the double layer of glaze I put on them. Because the only thing better than one layer of glaze is two layers. Don't worry, though. They're not overly sweet. Tender muffins that pack a punch of flavor can never be bad. Want some?

Thank you, Treatsies fans, for all of your help and support. We can't grow without you! More exciting news and delicious treats coming your way next week.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

It's All Happening

Aloha, Treatsies fans! Summer is coming to a close, though it's still sunny here in the middle of the ocean. Some big things are happening in the Treatsies kitchen, and we're going to be giving you a play by play each week, along with featuring one of our amazing treats that we'd love for you to try. Keep checking in with us to see what's in store. We can't wait for you to be able to taste for yourself how much fun we're having. And don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. We know you can't get enough. Hold on to your tastebuds, Honolulu. Treatsies is almost here!