Thursday, August 30, 2012

Texas Sheet Cupcakes

Hmm...Just realized I never posted these. I got all excited about them when I made them and then kinda forgot about them! Here's what I found when I clicked "edit this post"

Yep, just a bunch of pictures...but don't they look delicious.
(If you're looking for the recipe, I found it on pinterest from this blog.)

Monday, August 27, 2012

Another Baby Shower

Cake Ball 911! Call me!

This was my text on Thursday night from a friend making cake pops as favors for her friend's baby shower. I talked her down from crises mode while she was rolling out the cake balls, then headed over after work the next day to help with the dipping. We might have had a little too much fun making these...

Here are my "students" learning all the dipping and decorating techniques...
  • Catching all of the drips with a spoon so they don't drip down the stick...
  • Melted colored chocolate in a plastic baggie to drizzle over the cake pop...
  • Tapping your wrist instead of the stick to get the drips off...
  • Holding up the cake pop to see if you've missed any drips...

And they learned so well! Look how beautiful they turned out!

Apparently they were a hit at the shower. No one could believe they were homemade, and there were none left at the end! Hmm...maybe it's time to turn this cake ball stuff into a business?!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Baby Shower Cake Pops

My cousin, who blogs over at Cherry Street Cottage, is having a baby girl later this fall. Of course, we're all getting excited to meet her and to help celebrate and get ready for her arrival, I made these cute cake pops for the baby shower.

I think they turned out so pretty, and they looked great on the adorable dessert table.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Olympic Inspiration

It's official - I am already obsessed with the Olympics. For the next few weeks I will be a huge fan of whatever sport happens to be on in prime time:

Syncronized diving? Yes, Please!

Gymnastics? Love it!

Water Polo? Bring it on!

Combine that with our family trip to Scotland earlier this summer, and I am definitely feeling inspired to bake some Brittish treats.

First up, two different kinds of scones. See that cute little tin in the picture? It's full of 4 little pastry cutters that I bought in Scotland. I was pretty excited to get a chance to use them!

Here is the (super easy) recipe.

I like it because you can add in whatever sort of filling you want. This time, I used cinnamon chips for one batch (always a classic). For the other batch, I threw in white chocolate chips and craisins. Both turned out great!

Now go grab a scone and a cup of tea, and settle in for some great Olympic watching!