The holidays are over. It gets dark before you leave work, and the only thing you have to look forward to is a dumb holiday involving a winged, arrow-wielding baby, and a boyfriend who always seems to forget it.
You need a treat. Something to take the dull taste of mid-January out of your mouth.
Or, if you’re still clinging to those pesky resolutions, use this list to get a jump on the dreaded aforementioned holiday’s shopping list.
What’s better than cake? Cake on a stick. Covered in chocolate. Available from local baking company Sweet as Sugar, these bite-sized cake pops are cute to look at and totally worth the calories. And, with a bevy of flavors and custom icing and decoration options, including adorable Valentine’s Day designs, you can get exactly what you’ve been lusting after. This is pop culture at its finest. Custom cake pops orders are available with one week’s notice by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit the Sweet as Sugar Facebook page or blog.
The Pie's The Limit
Thanks to local company RB Ice Cream Desserts, you no longer have to choose between pie, ice cream, or going à la mode. Their line of sinful ice cream pies combines your loves in one cool, delicious treat. Try the Candy Apple flavor, which uses caramel-, vanilla- and apple-flavored ice creams on a graham cracker crust, or the Mauna Kea (at right), which features haupia and chocolate ice creams in a cookie crumb crust. You can schedule a pie for pickup by calling 808.630.0184. For more info visit www.rbsicecream.com
You always keep one secret desk drawer stocked with sweets, just in case of emergency. Here’s what you’ll want to grab next time you reach into it — one of Kaija’s Kookies’ chocolate-filled sandwich cookie wonders. Made in small batches in Captain Cook on the Big Island, these treats combine two thin, lightly-sweet wafer cookies with a smooth dark or white chocolate center. Plus they use local ingredients to create flavors like White Chocolate Ginger and Chocolate with Kona Coffee. And since each cookie is individually wrapped, they’re perfect for stashing. Kaija’s Kookies are available at their storefront, 82-6066 Mamalahoa Hwy., Captain Cook, or via online order from their website, www.kaijaskookies.com
All For Yum and Yum For All
A while back we wrote about Babycakes, a local cupcake company specializing in adorably decorated cupcakes. Though Babycakes isn’t around anymore, one of the partners has moved on to a new cupcake venture, Let Them Eat Cupcakes. We’re all for equal opportunity cupcake eating, so we were so excited to see their latest flavor, Mango Li Hing. A made-from-scratch mango cupcake gets topped with heavenly mango buttercream and dusted with li hing powder. You can find Let Them Eat Cupcakes delivering cupcakes somewhere in Honolulu each week. To figure out where they’re going to be next check out their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter @LTEatCupcakes. To have them cater your event, contact them through their site at http://letthemeatcupcakes808.com