Mossy Owls

December 11, 2008

Wearable Goodies

I always knew that my life was missing something, and after visiting Michael’s flickr: MossyOwls, that was confirmed. Not only is Michael a talented photographer and polymer clay artist, but the items she creates are good enough to eat. Just check out her items yourself: flickr or Etsy.

Polymer desserts
From ice cream sandwiches, to cupcakes, biscotti, to Pop-tarts, Michael has definitely got a handle on things. Every work of art she creates is hand crafted and made with care. The detail on these wearable goodies are astonishing; she’s got holes in the Pop-tarts, unevenly sprinkled sprinkles on cupcakes and cookies, perfectly dipped biscotti, and designs on the icing ribbons. Although every piece looks good enough to eat, I’d strongly advise against eating them, for they’re made of polymer clay – too bad for us.

Michael’s hobby has made it possible for us to wear our favourite treats wherever we go. From school to work, you’ll be the sweetest cool cat around.

Make sure to check out her two online shops: Mossy Owl’s Polymer Clay Jewelry, Beads & More and Mossy Owl’s Button Bakery.


A Multitude of Sins

December 4, 2008

“I’ve never given much thought to how I would die, but dying in place of all things sweet seems like a good way to go.” – Twilight

Last weekend, I went to Silver City at Metropolis and watched Twilight.  As the film started to roll, I listened to Bella’s voice and it got me thinking about death. No – not the agonizing, and emotional passing of someone, but rather the opposite – it got me thinking about Death By Chocolate.

Death By Chocolate was first established in New Zealand in 1991, and is self proclaimed “The Ultimate Dessert Destination”. And in fact, I quite agree. Death By Chocolate is a dessert lover’s dream. They serve up delicious treats that appeal to all the senses. With every plate comes inspiration and dreams.

My chocolate covered Latin Lover
The last time I went, I got myself a nice big slice of chocolate cake. Too big for me, I only finished half and still ended up having a tooth ache for weeks after. Upon visiting their website for the first time, I explored and to my delight, I found an online menu. Page after page, I feasted my eyes on sweet baked goods. I drooled over “Fudged Out” and “Devil In Disguise”. I yearned for the “Latin Lover”, and I wished to taste “A Multitude of Sins”.

Specialty coffees, wines, and liquors are served to compliment your fun and flirty dessert. So with over 30 dessert choices, and many refreshments to choose from, you can pick your poison and your coffin too!

Because everything’s better on a stick!

Admit it, you know you’ll eat anything on a stick. From corn dogs, to cotton candy, candy apples, to lollipops; everything instantly becomes better when placed on a stick. That’s just a fact of life.

The bigger, the better
is a website that creates and sells curious and unusual gift ideas. And now, they have made it possible for you to enjoy a candy classic – the gummy bear – on a stick. And they didn’t just take any old gummy bear and poke a stick through it, no, they had to up the size by, one, no, 88 regular gummy bears into a single giant gummy bear.

Half a pound of gummy goodness
The Giant Gummy Bear on a Stick
itself is 4 inches tall, and weighs half a pound. It comes in three tasty flavours: blue raspberry, green apple, and red cherry. The Giant Gummy Bear includes 6 servings, with 140 calories per serving, for a total of 840 calories per Giant Gummy Bear – hey, it’s candy after all, it’s not suppose to be healthy. makes a funny
It wasn’t enough for them to create the most awesome candy invention since the Twizzler, but they also had to make a hilarious, curiously awesome, Youtube video as well:

Novelty comes with a price
Each Giant Gummy Bear on a Stick is sold for $9.95 a piece, which is not cheap, considering 20oz of regular gummy bears cost between $3-6 on But you know my motto, everything’s worth trying at least once. So go for it, splurge a little and treat yourself to a Giant Gummy Bear on a Stick. Remember, eat head first!

Cupcake Maker Game

November 20, 2008

Flavored icing, sugar flowers, velvet ribbons, candies, gum drops, and more – the wonderful things involved in decorating a cupcake. I’ve only decorated a few cupcakes in my lifetime, but I know this list only appears to be small in print. Decorating involves buying the ingredients, combining them and fussing over colour, temperature, and it’s consistency. Yup, decorating baked goods is definitely a hassle, but now you don’t have to worry!

Blame Technology

Dress Up Who has created an online game called Cupcake Maker Game that allows you to decorate cupcakes to your hearts content. Did I mention this method was calorie free? That means you can decorate cupcakes forever without worrying about it going to your thighs.

Decisions, decisions…

Though the selections are limited, it amounts to many possibilities. One could make a chocolate cupcake with vanilla ribbons bordering the edges. Or perhaps a strawberry cupcake with pink ribbons and a chocolate flower crown. Limited selections, yes, but endless fun? Double, no triple, hell yeah!

Sweet Revenge

November 13, 2008

Ever feeling down? Feel like you need some revenge? Well at Sweet Revenge you can just eat all that pain, hurt, or anger away! Hopefully, because that’s what I need to do, hahaha.

Sweet Revenge is a wonderful patisserie that I discovered through word of mouth. It’s located on 26th and Main, and boasts a small but well furnished little shop. If you ever crave for rich, chocolately, ooegy, gooey desserts. Sweet Revenge has all of that and more! I guarantee it.

From bread pudding to cream puffs, tiramisu to crème brûlée, Sweet Revenge has it ALL. Did I also tell you that Sweet Revenge has a chocolate cake named after it’s shop? Well it does. Sweet Revenge is a torte-like chocolate cake, coated with dark chocolate ganache. How good does that sound? So good that I want some right now, this instant.

So remember, if you’re ever feeling up for some revenge, Sweet Revenge is the place for you!

Trick or Treat!

November 5, 2008

I know, I know. It’s been 5 days since then, but I still can’t seem get off my Halloween buzz! For Halloween, I dressed up as Little Bo Weep with a two headed sheep (wow, that rhymes!). I sewed parts of my costume, like my apron, bonnet, and my sheep. I also paper mached a shepard’s stick but my sister snapped it in half before I was able to show it off to the world. Now what I’m curious about, my nonexistent readers, is what you dressed up as for All Hallows Eve. Didn’t dress up? Then tell me about your adventure into the dark, spooky, and, might I add, rainy night.

Candy, candy, and more candy! That’s what Halloween’s all about, or at least that’s what it’s about in my house. I mean, who can resist those ooey gooey, yummy, gummy, chocolaty, sugary delights? I know I can’t, and this is my loot for this year:

Okay, so perhaps I didn’t go trick or treating, but at least I took advantage of post-Halloween candy sales! I couldn’t believe my eyes as I walked down aisle after aisle of candies and chocolates, most of which were selling for only a dollar a package! Yessiree, this is definetly the best holiday of the year.

I filled up my basket with 4 packages of Hershey’s Cookies and Cream, 3 packages of Oh Henry!, 2 packages of KitKat bars, 1 package of Reese, 1 package of Coffee Crisp, and 3 packages of chocolate pumpkins, for a total of $15. $15 people, $15!! I don’t know if I’ve stressed the fact enough, but you should, absolutely, take advantage of these sales. They do, afterall, only come once a year.

Mink Chocolates

October 30, 2008

Hmm.. Before I start, I’d just like to say that perhaps I was a little too ambitious in my last post. I just became really excited with the idea of creating a sweets website that I didn’t think of all the work that it involved. Never fret though, I’ll find a way. Now, onto the sweets!

It’s pay cheque week, and you know what that means! It means that I’ll be scouring Vancouver for new sweet shops to dine in. Since this is my first venture out into the sugary world, I looked up a few places that I simply just have to visit. The one that instantly caught my eye was Mink Chocolates Inc. From what I’ve seen on their website, they definitely know what they’re doing with their chocolate. They have a wide range of chocolate bars, from milk, dark, to ganache filled. They also sell artist series bon bons, truffles, peelers and hot bombs; peelers are orange, lemon, and grapefruit peels dipped in dark chocolate, and hot bombs are Mink’s special arbol and chipotle pepper dark chocolates.

Not only do they sell their products, but they also have a cafe. Their menu boasts many hot and cold drinks, and features fondues, waffles, and parfaits. What I can’t wait to try is their fondue. With a choice of either dark or milk chocolate, and an array of fruits served with your fondue, it’ll become an experience that you’ll never forget. And, if you add a mini hibachi, the fondue becomes a s’more fondue! How tasty does that sound?

Now that I’ve salivated over Mink’s chocolates, I believe it’s about time I went and satisified my craving. So if you ever see a girl with long black hair with uneven highlights, and extremely bright clothing, you’ll know that’s me. I’ll make sure to post up images of my experience. Make sure to come back next time for some more delectable delights!

Off to Candyland we go!…

October 23, 2008

Hello and welcome Vancouver, to your Weekly Dose of Sugar! How you happened upon this page, I do not know, but I’m glad you did, for you’re in for a sweet ride. Here on Weekly Dose of Sugar, you will read about my sugary, sweet adventures in Vancouver. Watch as I waste away my pay cheque to splurge on delicious delights and enter a state of diabetic coma. Join me as I journey through Candyland and Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.

Once I have my website, Sugar Coated, up and running. Not only will it feature my blog, Weekly Dose of Sugar, but it’ll have many other neat features as well. Such features include: recipes, must visit locations in Vancouver, top 10: better than sex treats, Sweet Exchange, and weekly challenges.

Sweet Exchange is a penpal-like concept that I came up with. Instead of writing and sending letters to one another, you would instead send sweets such as chocolate or candy. The idea is to be able to try sweets from different parts of Canada or the world without having to leave your own home. Of course, the two people involved would have to come to terms on the value of the sweets before purchasing and mailing them. But aside from that, this is one sweet concept!

Every week I will be issuing out a challenge for my audience to take up. The idea behind this is to involve you, the readers, during my journey through Candyland. As challenges are completed, readers will be able to post comments or pictures of their successful, or not so successful, completion. Challenges may include trying out a new recipe, finding a new sweet location, or just creating something that tastes good.

Week by week, I hope not only to share my adventures, but I also hope to have your thoughts or recommendations. After all, one can’t start an adventure without a little help.

Vancouver, this is your ultimate guide to sweets.