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Clever Ways to Reuse Cake Jars

For Earth Day, we can have our cake in a jar desserts and help the planet, too! Sure, the glass mason jars we use for our gourmet cakes, cheesecake and cookies could be tossed in the recycling bin once you eat your sweet treats. And we encourage everyone to do so. However, you can take your love for Mother Earth... view more

Watch Soul Sweet Boutique Make Brazilian Brigadeiros...

Brazilian brigadeiros (think bonbons or truffles) are loved all over the world. And it’s no wonder. The chocolate fudge balls appeal to sweet lovers of all ages. They are a staple food at Brazilian and Portuguese parties, and once you try them, they will no doubt become a part of your dessert spread. For children’s birthday parties, serve the chocolate... view more

Fun Facts About Brigadeiros—Brazil’s Favorite Candy

Brigadeiros are the most iconic Brazilian dessert. The traditional brigadeiro is a bite-sized chocolatey ball rolled in sprinkles and placed in a candy wrapper. While they look like bon bons, the smooth chocolatey texture is more reminiscent of fudge. But, trust us, they need to be tried to be fully understood 😉! Since the brigadeiro was created in the mid-1940s,... view more

Ovo de Páscoa: The Brazilian Tradition of Stuffed Ch...

Can you guess what the Belgian Chocolate Easter Egg above is stuffed with? Read to the bottom of the blog to find out! Brazilians love chocolate Easter eggs … and the bigger the better! If you haven’t seen a traditional Ovo de Páscoa in person, trust us they are magnificent. Instead of an American-style Easter Egg Hunt, children in Brazil... view more

Ninho: The Ingredient That Makes Brazilian Candy Tas...

Over the years, many customers have asked us about Ninho—an ingredient commonly found in our Brazilian candy and dessert recipes. For example, we make Ninho brigadeiros and Nutella + Ninho truffles (pictured above), and some of our gourmet cakes in a jar, like the Red Velvet and Strawberry o Creme, are layered with a creamy Ninho frosting. While it sounds somewhat exotic,... view more

8 Reasons to Send Cakes in a Jar

While life is not always a piece of cake, a piece of cake always makes life better. Isn’t it funny how that works? So, it should come as no surprise that cupcakes in a jar and other bakery-fresh, gourmet desserts are a huge gift-giving trend, and one that is likely here to stay. Edible gifts, especially cakes, cookies and confections, are... view more

What Makes Brazilian Food Unique?

What makes Brazilian food so eclectic and exciting? While Brazil may be the world’s fifth largest country, with the sixth highest population, the answer is not so much about size and numbers. Instead, consider how its one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world. Brazilian culture is informed predominantly by a trio of influences, a vibrant blend of traditions... view more

Cake in a Jar Makes the Perfect Virtual Party Dessert

What is the best dessert choice for a Zoom birthday party or other special event? When planning your virtual celebration, everyone can have their cake (in a jar) and eat it, too.   Just because you cannot all be together in one room, does not mean you cannot have the same dessert ... thanks to single-serving treats like a Gourmet... view more

What is a Brigadeiro?

The Brigadeiro (pronounced Bɾiga'dejɾu in Portuguese) is a traditional Brazilian confection made of condensed milk, butter and cocoa powder. The fudge is typically formed into a ball, rolled in sprinkles then served in a cupcake wrapper. It can also be scooped into a bowl and eaten with a spoon. Brigadeiros, called negrinho in the south of Brazil, are a favorite... view more