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Sweet Treats Thursday, Silpat Review & Giveaway, and a Wedding

Hi, folks!
Glad you’re here.
I’ve got the mother of all Sweet Treats Thursday posts for you today–
there’s a ton going on!
I’m posting a little early tonight so all my rushing link-and-runners (I’m not judging– I’m totally one of you) can stick around for a second and check it all out! 
So hang in there with me, I’ve got some good stuff for ya.
Here we go…
First of all, this has nothing to do with desserts or designs.
But I’m super excited about it, so I’m putting it on here anyway!
I’m heading out to Utah tomorrow for my little brother’s wedding!!!!
How beautiful is his bride-to-be??
Congrats Caleb and Courtney! And I’ll see you soon!!!! Eeeeek!
I meant to get the recipe for this review up earlier today. And it just didn’t happen.
But it’s all good. We’re just making this an everything-included post!
I’ve been crushing on Silpat from a distance for months. Er… maybe longer than that.
Don’t ask me why I haven’t just bought one. But I haven’t.

In case you’re from another planet, here’s what a Silpat Baking Mat does:
You line your baking sheet with it, just like you would normally use foil or parchment paper, and then clean up is a breeze because nothing sticks to it!!!

Suffice it to say, I couldn’t click “reply” fast enough when they asked if I wanted to do a product review for them! Duh. Yes. Please. Now.
When I told my husband, the first thing he said was,
“We have to find the stickiest recipe ever and really test this thing out!!”
[such a guy response. *rolling my eyes*]
Despite the eye rolling, I was on board with the plan 5 seconds later.
And after about 10 seconds of google searching “stickiest dessert ever,” we landed on Sticky Buns.
How terribly obvious.
But to make them even stickier, I added Rolos.
Result: stickiest dessert everrrrrrrrrrr.
{scroll down for the recipe}
And how did Silpat handle the ridiculous amounts of gooey, sticky caramel all baked onto it?
Like a champ. Like it ain’t no thing. 
Basically: it laughed at me.
It said, “I could un-stick this in my sleep.”
And it pretty much did.
I’m sure most of you are already pretty familiar with Silpat, but for those of you who aren’t and would like visual proof, I’ve got it covered:
Silpat is awesome. 
I highly recommend that every one of you fabulous bakers own at least one!
Annnndddddd: one of you lucky readers will for free!!!!
Silpat is giving away one Half Size Baking Mat to one of you!!

Here are all the ways you can enter the drawing!
(if you have any issues with entering via rafflecopter, just leave me a comment)


a Rafflecopter giveaway

*Drawing is open to US residents only. Sorry!
*I did not receive any monetary compensation for writing this post. However, Silpat did provide a product sample at no cost to me so that I could test it and write an honest review. The opinions stated are all mine.

Rolo Sticky Buns

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Ingredients:
  • 2 cans refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 20-25 rolos, unwrapped
  • 1/3 cup margarine or butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
Instructions:
  1. Gently unroll the crescent roll dough. Separate into four rectangles– NOT INTO TRIANGLES!
  2. Chop the rolos into quarters, and spread the pieces evenly over the crescent roll dough.
  3. Roll each rolo-filled rectangle, just like you would if you were making cinnamon rolls or a jelly roll cake.
  4. Just like cinnamon rolls, cut each cylinder into 4 slices.
  5. Place each slice flat inside a lined 9×9 baking dish, edges touching.
  6. Place the butter, brown sugar and corn syrup in a small microwave safe bowl. Cover and microwave for 30 seconds, or until butter is melted.
  7. Mix and pour evenly over rolls.
  8. Bake at 375º according to time given on crescent roll package.
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And finally…. the party!
You thought we were never going to get here, huh??
And I bet you thought I for sure wasn’t going to do features, did you? 
Oh, but I am!
I’m in a features mood tonight :)
Last week’s Click Pick:
Better Than Sex Chex Mix from The Farm Girl Recipes
My Favorite Picks from last week…
1. Cheesecake Nutella Twists from Inside BruCrew Life
2. Strawberry Nutella Mug Cake from Cookie Crazed Mama
3. Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Donuts from Crazy for Crust
4. Lemon White Chip Cookies  from The Sweet Spot
Grab a button from the sidebar if you were featured!!

Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.

30 comments on “Sweet Treats Thursday, Silpat Review & Giveaway, and a Wedding”

  1. First time here via Silpat’s FB Page. I’m kinda lost ;-), but will find my way through your blog. Good to know another Silpat fan. I don’t bake my macarons without them.

  2. I have been using Silpats for over 5 or 6 years now. My mom used them in a commercial kitchen and I own 4 of them! I rarely use parchment any longer…my original very oldest Silpat is still going strong. I even put them in the dishwasher :-) Eek, don’t tell.
    I couldn’t live without them.

    Those rolo sticky buns….OMG, they look fabulous!

    Have fun at the wedding!

  3. I’ve always wondered how Silpat sheets work! Thanks for the review – now I know I will buy one!
    Thanks too, for hosting! I hope you have a great weekend at your brother’s wedding!
    Jo-Anna

  4. I love my Silpat, I held out on spending the money then I was in our local Ace Hardware and found one for $20, $5 cheaper then anywhere else I’d checked (including online.) Love at first use, I went back and bought the last one they had a month later.
    Have a great time at the wedding, beautiful couple!

  5. love the silpat; GORGEOUS couple:) thanks for the party

  6. Good heavens! Rolo Sticky Buns??? Yes, please!
    Thanks for the awesome party :)

  7. You had me at Rolo Sticky Buns . Oh, and I love Silpat mats!!

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  9. I love silpat, I just don’t use it often. I only have one and it doesn’t fit my baking sheet that I love. Thanks for hosting Ashton!

  10. Thanks for hosting! I have a couple Silpats and LOVE them! A girl can always use more!!

  11. I am a baker without a Silpat! Now that I know it can stand up to the stickiest dessert ever I think it’s time I buy one…or win one:-) My fingers are crossed for this giveaway!!! Congrats to your brother and sister in law for the wedding!!! And thank you so much for sharing my Nutella twists this week and for being the hostess with the mostess:-)

  12. I love Silpat! I have one but I need another. You can never have enough!! Your brother and his fiance are so gorgeous. OMG, there kids are gonna be CUTE! Thank you for featuring my donuts! :) Have a great weekend!!!

    Oh, and the whole link and run thing? Too funny. I try not too, but sometimes when my computer freezes if I have more than 2 tabs open, I just say screw it and close them all. :)

  13. I’ve heard so much about Silpat, but so far have never tried one. Would love to win one so I could. :)

  14. Yeah I’m so glad my chex mix was the click pick and thanks for hosting. I always love coming over here and seeing the amazing things you have done! I finally gave in and bought 2 silpats (I bought them for myself for Christmas :) and I absolutely love them. AMAZING!!

    The Farm Girl

  15. WOW! What a treat! Thanks for featuring my Strawberry Nutella Mug Cake this week…I love your blog-it’s an honor!

  16. I love my mat! I finally bought one a few months ago and I LOVE it!! Everyone should have one. So much better for cookies than parchment paper. Would love to win a mini one for the toaster oven :)
    Thanks for hosting a great party!

  17. Good Golly! Your sticky bun is mouth-watering:)

    Thank you for hosting the hop. Added your hop badge here: http://bloghops.olahmomma.com/bloghop/thursday.

    Following your twitter, SU, FB and Pinterest.

  18. Rafflecopter isn’t working for me =o( I’ll try again later.

  19. have a great time at the wedding. I posted some sugar cookies. thanks for the party andi

  20. I can’t tell you how many times I have had a Silpat in my shopping cart and put it back. I don’t know why I don’t just suck it up and buy one. I cant tell you how much parchment I go through. You may have convinced me to go ahead a buy one:)
    THose Rolo sticky buns sound YUMMY!

  21. I have a lot of baking booty, but I’ve never had a silpat. Someday…I tryed the copter thing, but not sure what happened. Thanks, Ashton.

  22. YUM. Perfectly ooey, gooey, sticky and sweet. Love it! & love Silipat!
    Also, congrats on your brother’s wedding! Yay wedding cake!

  23. I am a longtime fan of Silpats. Don’t you love how sticky goo just peels off?
    I also wanted to say thanks again for your PicMonkey collage tutorial! I used it recently and was very happy with the results. It gives me more freedom over shapes and sizes than Picasa.

  24. I love Silpat. I ordered a bunch on Amazon so I would have them for all my different sized baking sheets. Thanks for hosting! Have a wonderful time at the wedding and safe travels.

  25. I had always wanted to try a Silpat, please pick me!!! Adorable couple, have fun!

  26. i love silpat, wish i could join…
    congrats to the lovely couple, best wishes always!
    i’ve linked up my banana choco mousse chocolate layered cake
    thks for hosting :)

  27. Can’t wait to try your Rolo Sticky Buns!! They look so yummy! Thanks for being a part of our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” Hope to see you again real soon!! -The Sisters

  28. Oh my goodness I love love love Rolos! This looks divine!! Thank you for linking up at {junk in their Trunk}, this is being featured today!

  29. They simply look delicious, I hope that I can get some. Thanks.

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