Custom cookies and chocolates for gifts, entertaining, special events, and even retail outlets.

All items are made-to-order. Check website for menu ideas, but remember, you can customize anything to your preferences. Just let The Sugar Mommy know what you like and that's what you'll get!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Newest Menu Item Needs a Name

I've been toiling away on a new creation and it's very just needs a name.
It's a big dome-shaped chocolate made with milk and dark chocolate and filled with a bizarre hodgepodge of ingredients: pretzels, Oreos, caramel, and peanut butter. Then the top is dipped in white chocolate and sprinkled with nonpareils.

It's heavenly, an eruption of lots of different flavors in the mouth.

Now it needs to be named. Please help.

Gift Baskets, Platters, You Name It!

Someone recently asked me if I do gift baskets...

Everything I make is custom and made-to-order for each individual customer. That means, if you want a platter for a holiday event or a gift basket to give as a present, call me up and I'll take care of it.

The first picture is a platter with different kinds of cookies, different chocolate pretzels, and some chocolates. It was then wrapped in cellophane and tied with a big red ribbon.

The second picture shows a gift basket I made last holiday season. It includes: cookies, chocolate covered pretzels, chocolate covered nuts, candy cane crunch, and other chocolates. All on an adorable snowman plate, wrapped in cellohpane, and tied with a ribbon.
I know it's early to think about the holidays, but it's important to know your options when the time comes.

Went to my first tweetup

I was totally clueless when Anthony Liang emailed me about an upcoming tweetup taking place at his family's restaurant. He asked me if I was interested in providing sweets to get my name out to the Nashua community. I thought, "Sure, how could I not!" I love San Francisco Kitchen and certainly need the exposure, so it made perfect sense. The only problem was, I had no idea what a tweetup was!

So I invited a friend to join me and headed out for a night of uncertainty. Less than 12 hours later, I can safely say, I had a great time! First off, Anthony was so nice. Very welcoming and really helpful. I can't believe he's still just a college student. Second, there were a bunch of really interesting people in attendance. Third, I met a few people who are genuinely interested in helping me. Thanks so much to Tammy Hildreth of Network for Work and Peter Hock for their ideas and willingness to help spread The Sugar Mommy word in the future. And fourth, I believe I successfully exposed The Sugar Mommy to even more people, which is great since I now have a new and improved website.

Go tweetups!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

First Store to Carry The Sugar Mommy's Products

A shout-out to Margo's Gift Shop in Osterville, MA, on Cape Cod. Margo's is a beautiful home decor shop with gorgeous gift items, furniture, and home accessories. Margie Huggard, the owner, is an old family friend whom I have known since childhood. She is taking a chance on me and becoming the first retail store to carry my products.

I am just eagerly awaiting my shipment of ingredients and packaging supplies so I can get started on her order. She is going to put my bags of chocolates near the register...impulse buy, anyone?

Thursday, July 16, 2009


My latest project is getting proper labels for my packaging. I tried using white Avery labels and printing on my home color deskjet and they've been ok, but just didn't look very professional. Then I bought Avery clear labels but for some reason they weren't totally clear, so they looked great on my white candy boxes but terrible on my clear bags. Ready to throw in the towel and spend hundreds on a roll of fancy glossy labels, I decided to call a local copy shop to ask their thoughts.
Well, wouldn't you know, they have a designer on hand who has been so helpful, even giving me samples to take home to see how they look, feel, and fit.
The Copy Shop in Merrimack, NH, is a great place with really nice people working there who actual know what they're doing and offer suggestions for how to solve problems.
Now I'm on my way to getting glossy sheets of labels for all my candy packaging needs!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Need name of new product - HELP!

So I created a funky new product but I need a good name for it.

Like everything I make, the details can always be determined by the customer.
In this picture, I used caramel and peanut butter, but I figure just about anything can work: crushed or whole nuts, marshmallow cream, coconut cream, nutella, toasted flaked coconut, crushed Oreos...the list goes on! And I could have dipped the top in more chocolate or drizzled the whole thing with more chocolate and then some jimmies or nonpareils.

But what do I call it?? It's a big dome. Is it the 8th Wonder? Is it Sugar Peak?

Help me name the product and I'll splash your name and blog or website or whatever all over my sites.


Thursday, July 2, 2009

New Product Alert: Caramel Pretzel Sandwich

As I was preparing to make some chocolate covered pretzels to bring to a friend who owns a beautiful gift shop, I decided that the ordinary method just wouldn't work. Margo's is a fabulous store with very upscale and unique items, so if I am going to bring her a taste of The Sugar Mommy, it better be good!

I knew I wanted to bring her some chocolate pretzels. But I was brainstorming what would work well, and that brought me to my decadent chocolate caramel pretzel rods. They are fabulous: pretzel rods wrapped in a smooth, rich caramel and then covered completely in a thick layer of chocolate and then sprinkled in jimmies, nonpareils, or m&ms. However, I still wanted to go one step further, so I had some small pretzel twists on hand, and thought, what about taking two twists and stuffing caramel between them like a sandwich and then dunking the whole thing in chocolate! There are so many options: plain caramel, caramel and peanut butter, caramel and nutella, caramel and peanut butter AND nutella!

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