Making the Magic Kingdom a Little Sweeter!

DisneylandHi Friends! We are so excited to announce that we will be returning to Disney’s Grand Californian this weekend, October 3-5, and setting up a sweet little Pop Up Shop!

We had so much fun last year that we couldn’t pass up another opportunity to see some familiar faces and make some new friends. As per usual, each day will feature a different theme with its own customized selection of treats and hand crafted cake.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@HEAConfections), as we will be live tweeting during the entire weekend;  Each day will have a different password that will earn you a one free treat! Continue reading


Kicking Off the Fall Baking: Apple, Olive Oil, and Lavender Cake

Apple CakeIf you are currently in Southern California, you know that we are experiencing a ridiculous heat wave. Where is my fall weather???!

Despite the heat, I’m showcasing one of my favorite fall recipes: Apple, Olive Oil, and Lavender Cake. I know it sounds like a lot but trust me on this one. I first came across a similar cake when I was traveling in the Mid-West a few years ago and have since made it my own. Apples tend to get upstaged by pumpkin when it comes to fall baking and this recipe showcases them beautifully. Continue reading

Vegan Chocolate-Espresso Souffle: Rising to the Occasion

Chocolate SouffleHello again! This week’s recipe is for all you chocolate lovers out there.

I’ve always enjoyed a well done souffle–it’s light and airy with a an almost pudding like texture. After going vegan, I thought souffles were going to be off limits since it’s main ingredients are eggs. Eggs are what give the souffle both the classic rise and texture known throughout the culinary world.

Enter silken tofu. I’m such a big advocate of silken tofu in vegan baking, especially when it comes to creating things that require that smooth, creamy texture (i.e. pumpkin pie). Continue reading