Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Spring Inspired Cupcakes

The past month I have been down for the count.  Asthma in full swing.  Now that I am on the mend, I figured I would whip up some quick, cute cupcakes for family and friends.  

I just love these baking cups.  Very Spring!  I bought these bows during the Christmas clearance at Michaels.  They are made by Wilton.  Very fun, but more of a decoration. 

Plan to share more baking soon.  Thank you for stopping by.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Last Minute Valentines Treats

Fun treats I picked up at Target.  Made by Brach*s.  Cute idea to add these to the top of cupcakes and sugar cookies.  

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017

Pretty Share

I made these over the holidays & never shared them.  They are so simply pretty.  Thought I would post them even though its after the holiday season.  I will say though, if you live in the snow or dream of going to the snow, these are a fun winter celebration treat.  

Make your favorite cupcakes, top with your favorite frosting and sprinkle Wilton stars and edible glitter flakes on top.  I recommend putting the frosting and flakes on just before serving.  They can melt into the frosting and not be as pretty. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Ice Cream Cone Cake

My Pink Ice Cream Cone Cake

Oh my gosh, am I pleased with this cake.  When my sister showed me she wanted an ice cream cake for her daughters birthday, I thought.  Yikes, but I can do that.  So imagine my excitement upon completion.  

Going through Pinterest there are numerous ice cream cakes to look through.  To the best of my ability I really like to make my own creation as well as fit my colors and theme.  

Here I think I have done just that.  An adorable pink success.
To create you will need to bake 2, 9" cakes of your choice. Use a small amount of your cake batter to bake 1 cupcake. I wanted white and pink frosting with complementing pearls and sprinkles.   You will also need a large waffle cone and candy melts.  

After baking and cooling your cake, you can start to build it. Put your leveled first layer down, frost or fill your center.  Add the second layer and frost the entire cake. If needed, let it set before continuing.  

For my pink melted look I used store bought strawberry frosting and melted it down a little in the microwave.  Then poured the desired amount over my cake and added sprinkles and pearls of varying sizes.  

Next, melt your candy and dip your cone into it.  Cover your cone in the same sprinkles and pearls before it sets up. Put your cupcake inside your cone right after so it's inside the cone before it sets.  Place a large lollipop stick inside the cupcake without going through the cone.  Then carefully turn the cone over so you can place it on the top of the cake.  Use the other end of the stick down inside the cake to keep it secure.  Add any additional candy melt or pink frosting to cover any exposed parts. Add sprinkles as needed.  

Finally, plate your cake, add any other desired decorations and candles. Serve your masterpiece and as always, enjoy.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Ice Cream Nutter Butters


Well not only are these adorable and fun, but they are simple to make.  Use them as a party favor or during the party as special treats to eat.  

Since our party was all about ice cream and girly, we went with pastels.  Customize your Nutter Butters to your party and enjoy.

1 package of Nutter Butter cookies
1 package of candy melts
large confetti dots or M&M's
packaging if you plan to give them as favors

Melt your candy in the microwave following package instructions.  I used a flat smooth knife to spread the melted candy onto the cookie.  Sprinkle and confetti right away, so candy melt doesn't set up.  Place cookies on parchment paper to set up.  After all the cookies have set up, package them or plate them for your event.  I made mine a day ahead and stored them in Tupperware.  

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Mini Cupcakes

Oh the fun of parties.  We just love them.  Need a fun new idea.  How about topping your mini cupcakes with the tip of a sugar cone.  It takes a little bit of work, but they are cute.  Use the rest of the cone crushed up to sprinkle into scoops of ice cream.  I got lucky, kind of.  I purchase 2 boxes of sugar cones.  It just so happen that they were in bad shape.  If I had planned to use them as you normally would, they would have gone back to the store.  Since I planned to break them to get the tip, it worked out.  Do it slow.  They can break too far.