Menu for December 14th

Seasons greetings to all!

This week Ybor City Saturday Market will be hosting Art in the Park. A fantastic event that brings out local artists, young and old. There are also lots of vendors selling some great stuff for the holidays. At our festively decorated booth we will be selling more of our creamy and delicious mint cream chocolate Yule Logs and crispy chocolate hazelnut snoballs.

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$2 each

$2 each

We’ll also have some delicious S’more Pops, marshmallow dipped in homemade chocolate ganache and dusted with graham cracker crumbs, and our Key Lime Crunch pops, chocolate coated marshmallow topped with crunchy key lime flavored candy. 

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As always, we try to have a healthier alternative for the calorie conscious and this week’s option is our Sugared Cranberries. Fresh tart cranberries bursting with flavor rolled in chocolate, sugar or cinnamon sugar is a nice treat that won’t hit your waistline as hard.

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Another new addition to the booth this week is our Christmas Bark. Crunchy pieces of peppermint, butterscotch and maple peanut candies and chewy gumdrops are immersed in soft fudgey Ghirardeli chocolate. Finally, it wouldn’t be Christmas without gingerbread so we’ll also be selling our light and fluffy Lemon Gingerbread cake.

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Christmas Bark

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This will be our final appearance at the Ybor City Saturday Market in 2013 as we’ll be out of town for Yule and due to my husband, Paul’s commitment to the Wounded Warrior Navy team, we will be in Hawaii in January for training and competition. A heartfelt thanks to all of you who donate your frequent flyer miles and to Hero Miles for making this trip possible! Barring acceptance for the new season, Comfy Confections will return to Ybor City Saturday Market January 18th. Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday season!

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Menu for December 7th

Seasons Greetings everyone!

I hope you had a nice drama free Turkey Day with the family. Even though here in Florida we aren’t getting inundated with snow and ice like the rest of the country, the temps have been dipping low enough to put us in the spirit of the season and is the theme our this week’s menu.

First up is our mini Yule Logs. Moist chocolate cake is wrapped around mint chocolate cream and coated in rich chocolate ganache that is adorned with mushrooms made of marshmallow and Hershey’s Hugs and Kisses, holly leaves and cherry sour holly berries. This rich cake serves 2-3 people depending on how thin you slice it.

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$10 each

Next is our chocolate hazelnut snowballs. This crunchy delight is made from crispy chocolate rice cereal, crushed hazelnut and Nutella with a dusting of sugar snow.

$2 each

$2 each

We’ll also be selling sweet and buttery Christmas Cookies and we’ll be trying our hand at homemade pretzels! Expect to find warm and delicious pretzels available with and without salt, butter. Depending on demand, we also hope to bring you wheat pretzels, gluten free pretzels and pretzel bites.

Winter may be here but Comfy Confections is just getting warmed up! See you Saturday at the Ybor City Saturday Market.

October Happenings and a New Venue

Greetings and salutations!

After a brief hiatus, Comfy Confections is gearing up for the holidays at our new venue, the Ybor City Saturday Market. Your favorite mini apple pies will be available this weekend as well as our new Pumpkin Crunch Mini Pie blending autumn spices with velvety pumpkin flavor and the crunch of toasted pecans.

Not the exact pie but you get the idea

Also returning is an experimental dish that made a big hit at the Art and Soul Food Festival last month. Our decadent Chocolate Espresso cake, described by one customer as “flavor that just punches you in the face” will be available this weekend in mini bundt form.

Have some cake!

We’re also starting the celebration of one of our favorite holidays with an assortment of Spookies. Starting from $3, you can take home a box of delicious homemade sugar cookies shaped as coffins, headstones, witches, cauldrons, brooms, spiders and webs, cats, bats, moons, candy corn, haunted houses and ghosts. For those who aren’t feeling the spirit of Halloween we also have a nice assortment of Harvest cookies featuring Oak and Maple leaves, apples and pumpkins for $5.

Also not the exact cookies but you get the idea

Finally, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a cause near and dear to Comfy Confections, we are offering the Neapolitan Booby cupcake. A rich chocolate and vanilla cupcake with a bold raspberry jalapeño icing (or strawberry icing for those who prefer a more subtle fruit flavor) presented in a pretty pink paisley cup can be yours for $3. All proceeds for the Neapolitan Booby cupcake will go to the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Do I need to say it again? 😉

So join us at the Ybor City Saturday Market this Saturday from 9-3 and Sunday at Stained Marketplace for the Art & Soul Food Festival from 11-4pm.

Tasting Event Menu

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If you’ve been following along, you’re aware that Comfy Confections has a Tasting Event coming up on Saturday, August 17th from 10am until 2pm in Tampa. Here are some of the goodies you can expect to find at this event:

Pie (Slices and mini pies)

Country Apple, Blueberry and Pumpkin

Filled with Pink Lady or MacIntosh (depending on seasonal availability) and Granny Smith apples bathed in cinnamon sugar/fresh blueberries/creamy pumpkin filling and wrapped in a crispy flaky crust.

Cake (Slices and mini cakes)

Jaffa bundt

Infused with orange liqueur and topped with ganache made with real Ghirardelli chocolate.

Green Tea Katsutera

Decadent Spanish style sponge cake flavored with green tea and a dusting of chocolate.

Moravian Sugar Cake

Dense buttery cake with cinnamon and brown sugar

Hawaiian Butter Cake

Sweet and creamy cake kissed by a coconut

Scottish Millionaire Shortbread

Crunchy shortbread blends with smooth caramel and crispy chocolate

Cupcakes

Chocolate spice

Luscious chocolate with a nice bite of fruit and heat

Frappuccino

Rich coffee with creamy salted caramel

PB&J

Grape cakes (yes that’s right, I said grape) with natural peanut butter icing

Cake Pops

Ann Nog Pops

Creamy vanilla and coconut flavored pop dusted with cinnamon sugar

S’more Pops

Rich Ghirardelli chocolate and natural peanut butter pops slathered in marshmallow icing

Trop Pops

Pineapple orange cake pop coated in vanilla icing dusted with coconut flakes

Dream Pops

Tangy orange cake pop infused with orange liqueur and coated in rich white chocolate

Cookies

Citrus Drop

Zesty lemon and lime cookies with a satisfying crunch

Peppermint Puff

A light and fluffy mint reminder of the holiday season

Cookie Cup

Warm and crunchy cups with a variety of fillings

Lowfat Delites

Banana Crunch Cake

A guilty pleasure that won’t take too much of a toll on your waistline

Apple Oatmeal Muffin

A healthy and filling breakfast option that keeps you honest

Strawberry Streusel Muffin

A delicious anytime muffin that helps keep off the pounds

This event is a free sneak preview of our Fall/Winter menu. Be prepared to provide feedback via a short poll. If you haven’t already, like us on Facebook! See you on the 17th!

Comfy Confections Menu items

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Good morning all!

With the temperature due to start dropping in a few weeks and farmer’s markets opening for the Fall, we thought we’d give you an idea of the type of items you can expect to see at our booth in the Tampa Bay area.

First is my scrumptious apple pie made from scratch. Fresh Pink Lady/MacIntosh and Granny Smith apples give a nice sweet and tart flavor blend anchored by fragrant slurry of cinnamon and sugar in a flaky crust. It’s a popular favorite with friends and family and every Fall and Winter without fail I get requests to make and bring this dish for gatherings.

Scratch Apple Pie

Next is a new favorite among friends and family. The British hubby and I have long been fans of the Jaffa cake. For those of you who may not know a Jaffa cake is a soft sponge cake filled with a Jaffa orange marmalade and topped with a crunchy chocolate coating. As these delicacies are few and far between here in the US, I’ve always wanted to capture the flavor exactly and by jove, I think I’ve done it! The first bite of my moist and fluffy Jaffa Bundt cake will remind you of a rich Dreamsicle with tones of vanilla and orange blending together. Then the orange liqueur infused in the cake will give you a nice slap in the mouth as the luscious ganache made with real Ghiradelli chocolate caresses your tastebuds. Truly an orgasmic delight!

In keeping with the international theme, we bring you the sweet and decadent Omm Ali. This rich and creamy Egyptian bread pudding will more than satisfy any sweet tooth. Have a glass of milk ready folks!

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We also can’t wait for you to sink your teeth into our rice cakes to be named later. These little treats are inspired by Japanese mochi and feature sweet fillings like mango and orange marmalade and spicy and exotic flavors like strawberry jalapeño. There’ll even be a tribute to the King of Rock and Roll with our Elvis Bites.

So amazing they knocked his shirt right off, lookit that!

As we trek towards the holidays, we’ll continue to bring you familiar flavors and exotic fusions with our Peppermint Puffs, Pumpkin Honey cake and Ann Nog muffins featuring my mother’s very own special egg nog recipe.

Ann Nog Muffin NOM!

These items and more will be available in traditional sized cakes, pies, pastry and cookies as well as mini versions, slices, bites and pops. So keep watching this space for new menu items and prices as well as our schedule. We anticipate selling in local markets in Wesley Chapel, New Tampa, Carrollwood and Ybor City in the near future. Visit the About Us page for order details. Chow for now!

Change is afoot!

Good morrow fair people.. ok I’ll stop 😉

I hope everyone has had a safe and happy holiday season. 2014 looks to be the year of change for Comfy Confections. As you can see above we are now The Comfy Cafe. The reason for this change is that by May of this year we hope to be able to serve our delicious international comfort food to the masses as a fully licensed food entity operating out of a commercial kitchen and on our way to our transformation from booth to food truck!

In the meantime, while we will still be making and selling our delicious desserts at Ybor City Saturday Market, we will also be adding more savory items to the menu. Our pretzels will be making a return along with their cousins, the pretzel bite and pretzel roll, to enjoy with some yummy dips. We will also be experimenting with donut making and best of all, we  are pleased to announce the coming of freshly made pasta! Spaghetti, Fettuccine, Lasagna will soon be available in Semolina, wheat and gluten free in 1lb packages with more shapes coming soon.

Watch this space for more details. We’ll see you January 18th!