Thursday, August 27, 2015

Vow Renewal

     This summer my cousin and her husband of 15 years renewed their vows.  It was a very special day for them full of family and love.  She asked me to bake cupcakes for her with the hearts theme.  
     Planning ahead in February, I gathered up anything I could find hearts.  With my mom's help we decorated the cupcake table with confetti, red glitter heart cut outs I made into trays, and 100 cupcakes.  
     The cupcakes where made up of white cake and chocolate cake. They were topped with heart shaped marshmallows, red cherry gummy candies and heart shaped York patties.  

Love Live Their Love... 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Cherry Breakfast Cake

Delish Cherry Breakfast Cake

     1 Box Duncan Hines White cake
     1 cup vanilla yogurt
     1/4 cup water
     3 eggs
     1 can cherries
     White frosting
     9"X13" pan use non-stick spray
     Oven at 350 degrees
     Cook 25-30 minutes

Mix together cake mix, yogurt, water and eggs.  Put mixture into your pan and then add cherries all around.  I used a knife to swirl it into the batter.  
Cook, cool, frost & enjoy...


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Sweet Buckeye's With A Twist

Sweet Buckeye's

     1 (16oz) pkg. chocolate chips( I used mini)
     1/2 cup melted butter
     1 lb. confectioners' sugar
     1 lb. peanut butter( I used creamy Skippy)
     2 cups graham cracker crumbs
     1 tsp. vanilla extract

    Combine melted butter, confectioners' sugar, peanut butter( I melted mine a bit in the microwave), graham cracker crumbs and vanilla in a bowl and mix well.  Shape mixture into bite size balls. Melt your chocolate chips in the microwave.  Done slowly this method works very well. You can either dip or drizzle your peanut butter balls.  This time to change things up I drizzled.  Cool on wax paper.  

Simple, sweet, eat! 

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Refreshing Summer Delight

Strawberry Lemon Curd Cake

     Our family celebrated my grandmother's birthday recently.  One of her favorites is the lemon curd and strawberry cake.  
     Simple to make.  Bake 2 Duncan Hines butter cakes.  Layer it up with fresh strawberries and non-dairy whip topping(Smart and Final).  Top with lemon curd and candles.  
     I put this one in the refrigerator until we served it.  

So delightful!   

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Make it your last trip before school starts!

Carousel Candies Monterey Wharf
Candy Apples
Can't Resist
Adorable Sweet
Peanut Butter Cup's
Fun Wild Life
Monterey California, can't beat the view!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Celebration Cupcakes

     Not too long ago my sister's company worked with Chandon to create this fabulous bottle label.  I decided to share this bottle and some cupcakes with a friend who recently got engaged. 

Pop a bottle!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Going Western!

White Chocolate Popcorn Balls
 Western Style

      I whipped up a batch of popcorn balls recently for a family members party.  So happy with how this turned out.  Galvanized metal bucket, bandana's , and I wrapped string around food safe sticks and topped with a popcorn ball.  The rest of the balls filled the bucket for all to enjoy.

Yee Haw! 

White chocolate, marshmallow, popcorn balls, with a splash of confetti for color.  Fun to eat!  

Popcorn Balls
4 cups popped corn(I used Orville's simply salted)
2 cups mini marshmallows
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1 1/2 tablespoon butter
dash of pumpkin pie spice
Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat.  Add the marshmallows and stir until they start to melt.  Add the chocolate chips and keep stirring until everything is incorporated.
Dump in the popcorn, almonds, spice, and stir, stir, stir.
Turn off the heat and let the mix cool for a minute or two.
Once it's cool enough to handle, shape into balls.
Line them up on wax paper and leave them out for a bit so they don't stick together.