Saturday, April 28, 2012

Chocolate Cake Balls for the Cure!

Well, my great idea for selling bunches of cake balls at Relay for Life didn't quite work out, (I have A LOT of leftovers), but we had a great time and raised A LOT of money anyway! Here's a few snapshots of the night...

Thanks to everyone who participated and donated.
Fun times for a great cause!

And it's not too late to donate, here's the link one more time!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Cake Balls for the Cure, Part 2

I know, right now you're thinking - Wow! That's a huge bowl of purple cake balls right there. What could they possibly be for? Is she going to eat them all herself?

Well, I wish I could eat them all myself, but these are actually my second batch of Cake Balls for the Cure! This time, I'm participating in my school district's Relay for Life tomorrow night. It's sponsored by the American Cancer Society and all of the money raised goes toward cancer research, etc... The team from my school has raised over $5,000 so far (AMAZING!), but there's always room for more, so I'm bringing these tasty treats to sell at the Relay tomorrow. Makes you wish you were on my team, doesn't it?!

P.S. If you'd like to make a donation, here's my link. I know we've all had experience with cancer, and this is a great way to make a difference and fight back! Thanks!!

P.P.S. Stay tuned for the chocolate Cake Balls for the Cure!

Friday, April 20, 2012

School Year Sweet Treats Club: April

Oh Yum! What could be better than a reese's peanut butter cup baked into a cookie, shaped like a cupcake? Turns out, not a whole lot!

When my sister found these at Cookies & Cups, I knew we had to make them for something. They are a combination of all of my favorite things, and are so easy! We whipped up a batch while watching The Voice and were done before Cee-Lo turned around with that creepy white cat!

And seriously, they could not be easier to make. All you need is 2 packages of break and bake cookies (we used 1 chocolate chip and 1 sugar) and 24 reese's peanut butter cups. Let the cookie dough get a little soft while you unwrap the peanut butter cups and line your muffin tins. Then take 2 chunks of cookie dough and wrap them around a reese's (make sure to cover the reese's completely). Pop them into the muffin tin, then bake at 350 for about 15-18 minutes. Be warned, the tops will sink in (kind of a lot) but don't worry, they will still be delish!

Happy April, Rachel!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Frosting Fun!

When I was making Easter cupcakes, I had a sudden brainstorm of an easy way to frost them. Instead of using the frosting gun or making a frosting bag out of a ziplock, I pulled out my handy cookie dough scoop.

Then all I had to do was plob a blob on top of each cupcake, spread it out and...tah-dah!

So simple, and no one has to fight over the cupcake with the most frosting!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Pinned It, Made It: Peanut Butter Banana Cupcakes

These delicious treats were our Easter dessert.

They are a tasty combination of a banana cupcake, chocolate peanut butter frosting, and a secret weapon: pretzel crust!

They are the perfect combinatin of salty and sweet. My mom said they are the best thing I've ever made. Too bad it's not my own recipe...find the original one here at How Sweet It Is.