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


ICE CREAM NUTTER BUTTER PARTY FAVORS

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
sprinkles
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.  
 


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Easy Rice Krispie Treats


In a pinch for time?  Forgot you planned on making more personalized treats?  No Problem!  

This was me.  With some quick thinking, I thought these up.  

What to do 
Buy ready made Rice Krispies
Cut them in half
Frost with your favorite frosting
Sprinkle with the colors that match your theme
Let them set up on parchment paper for a while
Plate them
Eat them! 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

ICE CREAM DREAM





 

Oh what fun to be 3!

Our family recently celebrated my niece Elodie's 3rd birthday.  What a blast this party was for her and her guests.  

I have shared a few of the photos and will be sharing in the next few posts, my recipe tricks.  

Nothing is better than ice cream in December...
 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Lime Cake




Lime cake is a year around type of cake.  My son requested one for his birthday, so I went for simple and subtle design.  

Purchase your favorite white cake mix.  I prefer Duncan Hines.  Mix cake according to the directions, but substitute fresh squeezed lime juice for the water.  Bake as directed, cool and frost with a vanilla whipped frosting. I melted down my frosting a bit for a poured look. Add green food coloring to desired shade of green.  Zest outside of lime and let dry out a bit on a paper towel.  Decorate cake with zest.

Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Pumpkin Bourbon Cake

This is one of the best cakes for this time of the year.  Simple to make and tasty to eat.  

Pre-heat oven 350 degrees

Mix
 15 oz. can of pumpkin
 yellow cake mix
 pumpkin spice(1/2 teaspoon)
 mini bottle of Jim Beam 

Bake for about 25-35 minutes in a bundt pan(spray pan with Bakers Joy)

After cake cools, drizzle a light amount of icing you enjoy over the top.  

As always, enjoy...