Tuesday, May 10, 2011

What do you do with all those cakeballs?

Before I even start making cake balls, I make little boxes to put them in.  My kids get mad, because they only fit 2 cake balls in them.  Adidas says it is just enough to make them want more.  If she only knew how many calories are in those little balls, she might understand that 2 is more than anyone should eat in a month!
Trace the pattern and score the lines

cut out boxes and stamp with ink stamps

Here is what the finished box looks
 like.  I take them to my kids schools for teacher gifts.  Everyone loves cake balls!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

To all you groovy moms out there!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

What do you do with left over cake?

With all the cakes I bake, there is always some left over.  Here is what I do to use it up:

Take the left over cake and mix it with cream cheese frosting. (Can frosting is ok, but homemade is always best.)

Crumble the cake and then slowly add frosting.  Mixture should be moist, but not stick to you fingers.
Next, ball the mixture.  I know what this looks like, but trust me, these are GOOD!!

Next, melt chocolate or almond bark.  Add a little vegetable oil so the chocolate isn't to hard when it dries.

Once coated, let dry on a wax covered cookie sheet.
Put some melted bark in a freezer baggie, cut a small corner off and decorate.
Voila!  Your first CAKEBALL!  YUM!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Hindsight is always better than foresight

When I made my cookies of the month, my thought was... bigger is always better.  I cut out my cookies, baked, and frosted them.

When I went to package them up to send, I had a BIG problem.  The cookies where to big to lay flat in the box.  Ugh!
 Sorry if your cookies are all smashed and crumbled.  This was a big lesson for me... Bigger isn't always better and Measure once cut twice, just measure first!!  I hope you enjoy them all the same.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Busy in the kitchen

I have been busy making cakes, cupcakes and cookies.  Take a peek.
 These are pictures from last weekend.

It has been busy the last couple of weekends.  YAY!!  I love cake and frosting.  YUM!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Cookie Clue for May

This is what happens when two ingredients come together...
Sugar +
Butter =