White whole wheat flour - King Arthur Flour,
Rice Flour - Arrowhead Mills Rice Flour,
Oat Flour can be found at
(All the flour companies listed above have USDA Certified Organic products.)
Dolci Frutta - Look in your fresh fruits section of your local grocery.
If your store doesn't carry it, email the company to find out the closest
Dessicated Coconut is drier, non-sweetened, and similar in size to
coarse bread crumbs. Find at your local Latin, Asian, African or International
Markets or online:
or do a regular "shopping" search for best price.
Castor Sugar can be ordered from The English Tea Store,
Lyles Golden Syrup - My local grocery recently started carrying this
product. If yours doesn't, there are numerous links to buy it online.
Good cocoa powder: Ghirardelli,
Dulce De Leche - Can often be found in your local grocery in either
the Latin section or baking supplies, near the evaporated and condensed milk.
I recommend Nestles, in flavor, above all others.
Copha or Kremelta, solid vegetable shortening made of coconut oil
Lard - Good quality lard to bake with is harder to find than cheaper,
hydrogenated lard which is readily available. Go to a health minded grocery
store and read the labels.
Chocolate-filled Peppermint Candy Canes or Peppermint Candy Canes
can be found at specialty candy shops or online at
Search articles at www.allrecipes.com
"Baking with Sugar and Sugar Substitutes" (direct link)
Baking supplies, non food items:
Wilton cookie press, and other cookie decorating and baking supplies
- www.wilton.com. Search
your local Craft store before an online purchase as they may carry Wilton
Weight Scales - Recommended: KD-7000 Digital Stainless-Steel Food
Scale - search online for best price. Or, better than nothing, any digital
scale that you can find at your local Wal-Mart, Target, K-Mart, etc. Prices
range from $15.00-$35.00.
Parchment Baking Paper - Reynolds -
and or for the eco-minded, unbleached parchment paper, www.greenfeet.com
Hispanic Themed Cookie Cutters: Visit
look under Western for chilli peppers,
and the H.O.Foose Tinsmithing Company,
under Southwest. Foose has some specialty cutters I haven't seen anywhere
else, like Mardi Gras Masks!
Cookie Scoops: Pampered Chef ice cream/cookie scoops -
Refrigerator and Freezer Deodorizer - Prevent odors in fridge and freezer.
Search online for the specific brand "Fridge Aid Deodorizer" - and search
for best price. I use it, it works well, no 'freezerated', smelly foods in
the Olson household.
Costume and Party Stores:
- I get a lot of my party supplies (cookie parties and other) from my local
Party City store. Party America also has stores all over the country as well,
Online only: Anderson's Giant Party Store,
Mardi Gras -
Mardi Gras drinks: "Lamb's wool", a traditional English and Irish Twelfth
Night Caps -
Costume Rentals: Search online for a local costume rental stores nearest
Personalized magazine covers -
Disposable silver plastic ware: Costco and online at
Tea Etiquette -
Piñatas are available at
Kmart, as well as online.